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Nitro RC Car is one type of
radio-controlled (R/C) car, but it is operated by
nitro fuel. It used to be a custom build rc
car. You will need to assemble it together.
Now days, you can purchase the
"Ready-to-run" nitro gas powered cars (also
knows as RTR). RTR which the car is
pre-tuned condition that affords for good
racing performance without prior adjustment.
Gas-powered engines allow model cars to
reach impressive speeds, with much higher
top speeds than electric cars. Maximum power
is generally achieved at medium to high
Nitro Powered RC Cars
Nitro RC Cars are named for the special type of
fuel that gives them and their motors such kick.
are the choice if speed and power are what you
want from your RC. The great popularity of nitro
RC cars and trucks is due not only to their
speed, but is also because of the realism they
offer¡ªsights (smoke), sounds (tuned pipe) and
smells (exhaust) just like the real thing! Over
the last several years, the quality of nitro
RC¡¯s has been greatly improved, making them
safer and more reliable than in the past.
There are four defining features of a nitro RC
• special nitro fuel
• high horsepower nitro engine
• tuned exhaust pipe
• Realistic, replaceable air filter.
Two different power sources are required for a
nitro RC car, starting with battery packs for
the transmitter and receiver. The car itself, as
the name suggests, really does use gasoline as
its fuel: an oil and gasoline mixture, much like
a real car. There are two kinds of nitro motors:
the 2-stroke and the 4 stroke engine. The more
popular 2-stroke engine is similar to the kind
of engine found inside motocross motorcycles,
chain saws and weed whackers. This type of
engine has no separate oil reservoirs, so the
oil that lubricates it is included in the fuel
mixture. Conversely, the less popular 4-stroke
engine does have an oil reservoir and therefore
depends less on a gasoline/oil fuel mixture for
lubrication. When running or racing, the car¡¯s
fuel tank will need refilling every 5 to 10
You¡¯ll need a starter for the engine, of which
there are two types:
• a pull-start nitro engine (these use a process
like your lawnmower to start)
• Or a non-pull nitro engine (these fire up with
a starter box).
The pull start nitro engines cost a little more,
but you don't have to buy a starter box and it's
less you have to carry around to run your
vehicle. Just take it out, pull on the starter,
and you're ready to go! Be sure to check your
instructions to choose a starter that¡¯s right
for your car.
To keep your nitro RC running at its best,
constant maintenance is necessary. This includes
keeping the engine clean and well-tuned, setting
it up correctly and using good clean fuel. As
well, if you¡¯re running your RC off-road (like
atv, buggy, truck, and truck), you¡¯ll
need to make certain it is properly cleaned
after you run it, otherwise dirt and grit can
slow down or even ruin your engine. Any special
procedures particular to your car will be
outlined in your owner¡¯s manual. Remember that
your engine will only run as well as you treat
it¡ªso take great care of it, and you¡¯ll never
have trouble on race day.
Nitro Maintenance and Tuning So now that you
know what¡¯s under the hood of your RC, there are
few more tips that will help your car run
- Improve your acceleration by proper preparation of your clutch. Over
time, a glaze can form on the clutch and the
clutch bell, which causes the car¡¯s acceleration
to noticeably decrease. Scuffing both the clutch
shoes and the clutch bell with fine-grit
sandpaper or steel wool and a good cleaning with
motor-spray will remove this glaze, and prevent
the clutch from slipping against the clutch
- Extend the life of your car¡¯s differential by breaking your motor in
gently. Your car¡¯s differential filled with
small, complicated gears that make them both
complicated and expensive. This is not a part
you want to replace frequently, but carefully
breaking in your car before racing or running it
full out can greatly extend the differential¡¯s
lifespan. To break in your engine, run it at ¼
power a few inches off the ground, and then run
some slow, steadily powered. This
should set the gears in the differential and you
can run it full out without damaging the engine.
Make sure you keep your header in position.
- Your car¡¯s header is attached with a tiny spring, meaning it comes off
very easily if you hit something or if your car
gets hit by something. If you¡¯re racing, this
can be a huge problem to put back on in a hurry,
so be sure to attach your header to the engine
block more firmly using a small piece of safety
wire. Make sure you twist the wire firmly around
the header and be sure to cut off any excess.
- Brace your air filter to prevent losing or damaging it. The small piece
of the same safety wire that secures your header
should also be used brace your filter. Again,
twist it tightly to prevent the filter from
becoming loose and remove any excess.
- Protect your pull-start cord from fraying and breaking. Over time, the
cord of a pull-start engine can often become
worn and frayed. This can be prevented by
covering the edges of the opening- try duct tape
or cutting up a small section of fuel tubing.
Make sure not to obstruct the opening, but
rather create a smoother edge to the opening for
the cord get in and out of with out fraying.
Never leave your pull start cord pulled all the
way out- if this happens, it could get stiff or
be impossible to reinsert
- Follow your manufacturer¡¯s instructions for the best results. Your car
will come with complete instructions and owner¡¯s
manual, which you should read carefully for all
specifications and any technical issues you have
with your RC. Should you run into something you
can¡¯t fix or an engine that simply won¡¯t run
properly (or at all!), it¡¯s best to consult your
local hobby shop for some expert advice and
There¡¯s nothing like the realistic roar and
smoke of a nitro RC, which are fast powerful
enough to make for some exciting races. Bear in
mind however, that nitro cars and the engines
that power them are very complex, and as such
require frequent tuning and meticulous care¡ªmuch
more so than an electric RC. Because of greater
complexity, you will also find they tend to be
more expensive, as well. What this means to you
as a driver is that you need to decide in
advance what your budget is and just how
experienced you are with engines and RC racing.
If you¡¯re beginner but you still have your heart
set on a nitro car, they can be purchased in
ready to run versions that will get you in the
race as soon as you open the box. Although these
still require the same ongoing attention and
maintenance, you will be saved the initial
trouble of building the car from scratch.
Ready to run nitro cars and trucks are more
expensive than the ones you build yourself, but
they¡¯re far easier if you¡¯re still unsure about
your mechanic ability. Also, since even ready to
run kits contain complete instructions on how
they go together, you can rest assured you¡¯ll be
able repair, maintain and add on to your car for
a long time to come.
The main attraction of nitro RC cars is their
realism and their power¡ªthey¡¯re fast, they roar
and they smoke¡ªjust like real cars! They can be
tuned to reach speeds up to 60 mph and they can
race as long as you keep filling the gas tank.
Though not recommended for complete newcomers to
RC racing, nitro RC¡¯s are by far the most
Tips for Choosing Your First Gas RC Car
(radio controlled) cars, especially the nitro or gas
powered RC cars, are becoming increasingly popular.
With speeds up to 85 mph, realistic looks, and
racing clubs in virtually every large city, it's
easy to see why.
If you want to join this exciting hobby, there're a
few things you should consider before you buy your
first nitro-powered RC car. The basic considerations
are: size, type, and motor.
The two most popular sizes to choose from are 1/8, 1/10
and 1/16 scale. 1/10th scale is the industry
standard for on-road racers, while 1/8th is more
popular for off-road trucks and buggies. The larger
1/8th scale on road car comes standard with a 2 or 3
speed automatic transmission.
The touring and racing cars are are the popular
choice for on-road use. For best performance, they
should be run on a smooth surface.
Trucks, truggies, buggies, ATVs are the choice if
off-road action is what you want. Though not as fast
as the touring and racing styles, they are still
very impressive and extremely rugged as well. And
since a smooth surface is not required, they also
have the advantage of being able to run just about
Nitro powered RC motors come available in the
popular 2-stroke or the less conventional 4- stroke
versions. The primary difference is that the
2-stroke motor, much like a weed eater or chain saw,
requires a fuel oil mixture. The 4-stroke motor has
an oil reservoir and can run on straight fuel. The 2
stroke engine has the advantage of producing higher
rpm's (revs up faster) and is more suitable for
racing. The 4 stroke engine has more power and
torque and is better for offroad use. You will find
most ready to run car are come with 2-stroke engine.
Maintenance for Nitro Powered RC Cars
Maintenance is a definite requirement of running
a nitro powered vehicle. Most hobbyist love tweaking
and tuning their vehicles. In addition, you'll need
to maintain certain parts such as:
Pull start cord
Whether you race or just practice by yourself, get
ready for a lot of fun!