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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 speeds.

Nitro Powered RC Cars

Nitro RC Cars are named for the special type of fuel that gives them and their motors such kick. They 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 car:
• 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 minutes.

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 better:

 - 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 bell.

 - 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 help.

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 popular.

Tips for Choosing Your First Gas RC Car

RC (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 anywhere.

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:

Air Filter
Header and
Pull start cord

Whether you race or just practice by yourself, get ready for a lot of fun!


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