How to modify electric RC cars

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How to modify electric RC cars
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There are many different ways to modify an electric radio controlled car; however, one of the most important modifications would be to modify the motor. Stock electric motors allow the car to be peppy, but upgrading the motor will turn the car into a real racer.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Loctite super glue
  • R/C battery (charged)
  • Upgraded motor

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Instructions

    Upgrading the Electric Motor

  1. 1

    Take off the body of the vehicle.

  2. 2

    Unplug the negative and positive wires attaching the motor to the transmitter.

  3. 3

    Unscrew the harness holding in the original electric motor using the Phillips-head screwdriver.

  4. 4

    Remove the stock motor from the vehicle.

  5. 5

    Insert the new upgraded motor in the same place the previous motor was fitted.

  6. 6

    Place a dab of Loctite super glue on each screw.

  7. 7

    Screw in the motor to the harness.

  8. 8

    Re-attach the negative and positive wires from the motor to the transmitter.

  9. 9

    Plug the charged battery into the vehicle.

  10. 10

    Test the vehicle to ensure that the new motor runs correctly.

Tips and warnings

  • Loctite super glue does not always have to be used, but it will prevent the screws from falling out of place while the vehicle is operated.
  • Make sure the battery is unplugged when working on the vehicle.

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