3/10/2010 by Gary Katzer
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When you first get started with an RC car, truck, boat or aircraft you're more than likely going to start off with a ready-to-run of some sort. These types of vehicles make it much easier to get up and running as the majority of the hard work has been done for you. The vehicle comes out of the box completely assembled, the running gear has been installed for you and often the most you'll need to do is mount a wing or install an antenna tube. What happens after you've been running for awhile and you need to replace a broken part? What happens if you want to change the shock oil?
You're going to need the right tools and supplies in order to make repairs and perform maintenance properly. While just about all RTR's come with a set of basic allen wrenches, a 4- or 5-way wrench and some other rudimentary tools to perform the most basic of service on your vehicle. Often those tools are crafted out of a soft metal that can bend or brake or even strip out the heads of your screws. We've put our heads together to come up with a list of the top can't-live-without tools and supplies we keep in our pit boxes and use most. From hand tools to shock oil, motor spray to pit mats this is what you'll need to properly maintain your vehicle. In addition to what we highlight in the video we also have some extra items that you may want to have nearby.
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