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   You may want to make a gas RC electric as I show you for a few reasons. One methanol costs $30 per gallon after you drive to Hobbytown to get it. Two you don't like using fossil fuels for fun. Or three you have a gas RC with an engine that has low, compression like me. This can cost you about $40 on nitro rcx.com (not including shipping).

Step 1: Take the engine off

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   First you will have to take the engine, speed controlling  servo, battery case, and fuel tank off. If you stripped the head of the screw too much I suggest using a cutting blade on a dremel and grind through the center so you can make it a flat head.
That's correct. I race my Traxxas T-maxx at my local track. They can sell it to racers for a fraction of the store cost. though I never got it for only $10. I usually paid anywhere from $15-$20 for mine. If you don't have a local track, consider searching the internet for local r/c enthusiasts clubs. :)
jbaker22 (author)  Matrix-technician2 years ago
My parents got me a T-maxx for my birthday and it is a money sucking pain in the but. I just don't like gas RC's
Yeah, i recently sold my T-maxx. I would not recommend it as a beginner's or for your first nitro. Its definitely an advanced model for experienced enthusiasts. I had mine for about three years and had nothing but trouble the whole time.
jbaker22 (author)  Matrix-technician2 years ago
I belong to this group
That is an cool idea but its going to run you a lot of money on parts and it will get very tricky. You would have to change almost all your internals, might as well buy a Nitro car
if your still into nitro racing you can get race fuel cheaper if you go to a race track.
jbaker22 (author)  thematthatter3 years ago
Where do I get it cheaper and ment for a small methonol engine?
i dont know what else they add to R/C engines but any backwoods race track has people who sell nitro-methane, or methanol for racing. Last time i checked it was about $10 a gallon.
jbaker22 (author)  thematthatter3 years ago