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RC Nitro Cars / Trucks


(Radio Control) RC Nitro cars are a popular trend in the RC hobby. There are many different chassis styles for racing or bashing in different conditions. These various types or styles are explained in more detail under the RTR (Ready to Run) Car / Truck section.

RC Nitro Cars

Whether you are building a nitro powered kit or RTR of any chassis type, learning the Break in or Tuning procedure will greatly help and increase the chance of success on a first run.

Some of the items you will need before heading to the local track or parking lot include the following:

– Glow plug igniter
– Glow plug wrench
– Spare glow plugs – Fuel bottle / Fuel pump
– Starting System, Such as a pullstart or electric starter

If you have items such as an electric Fuel Pump or an Electric Starter it would be a good idea to purchase a Battery that is between 12- 16v. Capacity is important as a greater capacity will allow you to make more starts between runs.

It’s important to understand many of these items do not come with a RTR or Kit form of RC nitro cars Keep this in mind when purchasing or budgeting for a nitro powered radio control car or truck.

RC Car Nitro Engine

RC Car Nitro Engine Selection The Rc car nitro engine size required, is dependent on mostly the car or trucks physical size. This is best represented by the class or scale factor of the model. The scale factor is broken down in to 4 main classes. The chart below best represents the classes for the …

Nitro Engine Break in

Introduction – Nitro Engine Break in A proper break in procedure is critical for your nitro rc car or truck engine. We will first need to double check linkages and fuel tubing route. Be certain that when you apply full throttle the carb (carburetor) opens up all the way. When you release throttle on the …

Nitro Engine Tuning – RC Car / Truck

Introduction – RC Nitro Engine Tuning Before tuning your radio control, rc nitro car or truck engine there are a few steps that must be taken prior to starting. The engine must have already completed the break in process. The engine also must be up to full operating temperature. The RC nitro engine procedure is an …

RC Nitro Fuel

RC NITRO FUEL Radio Control Nitro Cars operate on a special prepared blend of RC nitro fuel. The mixed blend contains several key components to provide the power, lubrication for longevity, and de-foaming action. The RC nitro fuel can be mixed individually, however it is often much more simple to buy the pre-blended fuel at your …

RC Nitro Car Maintenance

RC nitro car maintenance is the one thing you can do to extend the overall life of your car. This is where the Must have RC Tools come in handy. Engine Maintenance – RC Nitro Car Maintenance After each run, one of the easiest things to do for a nitro engine is be sure when the …

Nitro RC Car Gearing

Introduction – Nitro RC Car Gearing All nitro powered radio control trucks or cars require gearing. Gearing allows the change in RPM to better suit what is needed at the wheels. For example a typical Nitro engine can rev up to or past 30 000 RPM. The wheels however usually rotate at a much smaller …

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