When I received the Dirt Demon monster truck from Hot Bodies the instructions recommended using a RC car or RC monster truck stand during engine break-in procedures. After looking around I found the eXtreme StandZ Y-Factor RC car and RC monster truck stand and wanted to give it a try.
It wasn't long before my red RC car and RC monster truck stand came in the mail and I was busy figuring out how it worked.
The Y-Factor RC car and RC monster truck stand is made of a sturdy molded ABS plastic that should be able to handle most if not all 1/8th and 1/10th scale RC cars and RC trucks. The RC car and RC monster truck stand as purchased includes molded rubber inserts, rubber feet, height adjusting extensions and a large divided parts tray with magnetic strip.
After about 5 minutes of playing around with my RC car and RC monster truck stand and trying different configurations, I brought it outside and set the Dirt Demon on the RC car and RC monster truck stand.
I quickly realized it would do nicely to secure the truck as I ran through a few tanks for fuel for break-in. Having just enough height to keep the tires off the ground I was able to slowly and methodically take care while breaking in the engine according to exact manufacturer recommendations. The rubber inserts do pretty well to hold the RC car and RC monster truck in place despite the engine vibration.
Other uses I encountered over the last couple months was on another RC monster truck of mine and having to replace a few suspension parts. The tray does well to hold the small screws and parts in place. I so often just lay the pieces and parts on the work bench and often lose one or more in the process of rebuilding, so the tray was a nice addition to the RC car and RC monster truck stand.
Using the extensions the RC car and RC monster truck stand can be tilted slightly to allow a little better angle and view of the parts you're working on. If you like to sit while working this is definitely a benefit and a feature you will use as I found myself using it often. Whether upside down or right side up the RC car and RC monster truck stand is adjustable enough to make it possible to set your RC car and RC monster truck the way that will work best for the task at hand and according to the size of your RC car and RC monster truck.
It's a well thought out piece of support equipment I really enjoy having around. While I could certainly do without it, at the same time I would miss it if it wasn't around. I've also used it to hold various airplane items off the workbench while the glue was drying or when I wanted to ensure a level connection, so its features and abilities are really only limited by your imagination.
For right around $20 I think it is a fair value for the quality and versatility of the product.