Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Nitro RC Cars - A Guide for Beginners
Without a doubt, nitro RC cars are a lot of fun. However, as a hobby, you also need to be committed to them because they do require time to fix, clean and maintain. Fortunately, this doesn't take long to learn and with this guide, you will be able to make sure your nitro RC car always works properly and always runs at its best performance.
The first thing you need to know is that several adjustments need to made whenever you get a new model. Even if each model usually comes with details on how to make the RC car run properly and even if the details are pre-factory set, you will still need to fine-tune it on a regular basis. To do this, just turn the needle a mm counter-clockwise each time until your nitro RC cars run as smoothly as possible.
To break in the engine of your nitro RC cars properly, you have to run the first six fuel tanks slowly for several minutes per run. While doing this, you also need to ensure that the body shell is removed, so that the air can keep flowing and so that the engine can stay cool.
Another important factor would be to ensure that it is kept at half-throttle - without using full throttle - otherwise the engine might get damaged and the performance might become limited because of it. Remember: it would be bad for the engine to get very hot, so patience is key. Even if this might take a while, it will definitely be worth the effort in the end.
Lastly, make sure that you check all your car's screws every now and then. Each screw has to be screwed on tightly because they get loose every now and then and losing screws might make your RC car function badly. In worse cases, you might even lose small parts. This means that you would have to search for spare parts for your car and this can be a real hassle overall. That is why a screw locking compound would be highly recommended.
Now, there are quite a few nitro RC cars out there for you to choose from, but the best thing about them remains the same: they are very fast. In fact, they can reach up to 70 mph while doing jumps and flips, making them great cars to race with. So, regardless of which kind of nitro RC car you choose to get, you will definitely have lots of fun with it. Plus, you will enjoy the many rewards that come with this fascinating hobby, as well. Enjoy!