Picture of How to build a Mini Nitro RC
Some of you guys have probably seen my Nitro mini RC car instructable and a few of you might have wondered how I built it.
Just in case you were, I decided to make another one and take pictures along the way.

It's made from a mini rc car chassis and a rc toy helicopter.
If you were to buy everything used in this project, it would cost about $25-$40 depending on where you buy the parts.

My inspiration for this project started as an experiment to see how much faster a helicopter control circuit was than a mini rc control circuit. The results were astonishing.

This instructable features version 2, there isn't a lot of differences between version 1 and 2, but I considered several faults with version 1 when making version 2.
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Step 1: Materials and stuff

For this Instructable project, you will need:

-Toy mini RC car
-Toy mini helicopter
-Sticky tac
-Hot glue and hot glue gun
-Solder and soldering iron

-Some sort of cutting tool (for cutting plastic)
-A small-ish Philips head screwdriver
-Your hands

Moving on...
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Amazing instructable gotta try it (im favoriting)
zack247 (author)  instructamaker2 years ago
thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Just saw this Instructable for the first time - I love it! What a great idea!
XPinG3 years ago
I like the way you arranged every thing in that little body, I was thinking of doing almost the same project as you by salvaging one of my chinese IR mini copter as they never flight right, but my problem was always how the handle steering as my 2 ch copter has a tail rotor always spining and I'm able to add/remove some speed of it but no way to reverse polarity to use it for steering on a car,

any one got an idea ?
agreen203 years ago
These toys promises to be filled with excitement and fun! Having lost you, just as the world has lost color !

Remote Control HSP Electric 1/16 Off- Road Buggy RC (94185 PRO)
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Vehicel length
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why nitro?, they are electric
zack247 (author)  The nerdling3 years ago
because it goes really fast.
ahhh, ok
dude3003 years ago
The name Mini Nitro RC threw me a bit, usually Nitro RC car is a RC car that runs on  a mixture of methanol, nitromethane and oil, called Nitro or Glow fuel. Apart from that a cool little car, a comment from the original instructable is that this car has no steering which is disappointing,  i do hope to see steering in the future !
zack247 (author)  dude3003 years ago
yes with verson 3 i am going to use a bigger chassis, it wont be huge, but bigger.
i am probably going to reuse one of the many chassis' i have laying around from cheap cars, but at least one with steering, proportional or not.

another thing that will change with the bigger chassis is the battery capability.
instead of the measly 3.7v lipo, i am going to build a 7.2v nicd battery and most likely build some sort of circuit to control the 7.2v with a less power hungry board.

ive been thinking about using a chassis for one of those cars you control with a watch that have die cast bodies, but there are thousands of options to choose from.

but all in all, version 3 will be faster and have steering.