By Mike Garrison
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In the world of professional R/C racing, there is a number of drivers that I really admire and look up to, but one driver in particular who I feel is one of the industry’s most dedicated, most knowledgeable, and most helpful to new and experienced racers alike is the legendary Adam Drake.
For experienced racers “simple” tasks such as setting ride height, gluing tires, and bleeding shocks is second nature, but for less experienced racers looking to learn and grow in R/C these tasks can be very confusing, frustrating, and seemingly impossible to understand.
Over the years Adam has put together an extensive list of videos on his YouTube channel which includes how-to tutorials, product explanations, tuning tips, sneak peeks, and more. Today I have compiled my top 10 favorite Adam Drake how-to and explanation videos that are packed with what I consider to be some of the most valuable information to know and understand for any R/C racer looking to succeed.
HOW TO: GLUE TIRES
HOW TO: SET RIDE HEIGHT
HOW TO: SET CAMBER AND TOE
HOW TO: SET STEERING EPA
HOW TO: BLEED SHOCKS
HOW TO: TUNE WITH DIFFERENT WEIGHT SHOCK OILS
HOW TO: CLEAN & PREPARE YOUR VEHICLE
HOW TO: CALCULATE FUEL MILEAGE
HOW TO: PACK FOR FLYING TO A RACE
MAIN EVENT MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST
CLICK HERE to view ALL of Adam Drake's videos on YouTube.