Nitro RC Nos Style Boost Kit Very Simple

i will show you how to make a simple booster kit for RC nitro car using only a few easy to get items.

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Step 1: Items...

you will need

lighter(refillable is better)
Rubber tubing
Ball inflater pump adapter
some tape

Step 2: Putting It Together

First of all get a refilable lighter and take it apart so that you are left with the just gas chamber. most refilable lighters have a small tube that comes off it, you need this in order to make this.

get the lighter and the inflater adapter and carefully insert the adapter inside the small tube. sometimes the adapter may be to thick to get inside the lighters tube, if so just file it down to make it thinner.

Step 3: Inserting the Rubber Tube

pretty obvious, just put the rubber tube inside of the adapter, or if you have thicker tube stretch it outside of it instead.

Step 4: Fitting It...

this is slightly tricky because you have to line things up right and it can get hard.

basically you can see the servo arm moves as you pull the trigger on the control. you have to put the lighter on it so that when it moves it will push lighters arms and release the gas. Once you have done so you have to secure it down. make sure its not near anything that will get hot(eg the engine) otherwise you may have an unexpected explosion, lol.

just look at the pictures, should explain what i mean.

Step 5: Almost Done...

once you have sucured it down, just put the other end of the rubber tube in the air filter (you might want to tape it in place, don't block air flow).

Step 6: Finished!

now its fitted it should give a boost once you press the trigger all the way.

i would not recomend doing this because its bound to blow somthing up.

i havent actually tried it yet so i dont no what the outcome will be, but i dont really mind as i dont use my rc car much anymore.

it takes a while for all the gas to get sucked up so i would do this in a big open area.

im hoping for somthing like that aswell

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    52 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

    THIS IS NOT A BOOSTER KIT!!!!!! THIS WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO GAIN ANY SORT OF POWER, because your just injecting more fuel into the engine ,which just makes it super rich. Instead of giving more power it will even decrease power. what you need is a oxidizer, a compound that give out oxygen. such as nitrous oxide (no2), or hydrogen peroxide etc... this is so because the oxygen in contact with the fuel allows a more powerful burn, which increases the the horsepower of the engine.

    5 replies

    i think the principal concept of using a refillable lighter's insides ( aka Guts! ) is a pretty great & a truly applaudable approach to fitting this kinda of gear to an already existing setup! My Question to both tazerboy & pyrotecnix is: Instead of refilling the lighter with Gas (no doubt lighter gas, lol), if one is after an oxidizer for a better & what SHOULD-BE a NOTICEABLE RPM-BOOST, would one achieve this goal by filling the lighter refill component with Liquid-Oxygen ?

    The Same oxygen that is sold here:

    Oxyfit Canned Oxygen

    IF Yes, then we should see An immediate performance-boost, Yes ????????  or No ??????

    What do you reckon ???

    Again, Top-Marks for pyrotecnix for the build and
    Again, Top-Marks for tazerboy for reiterating the NoS-Boosting-Principal ! 

    When i wrote Oxidizer, i don't mean pure oxygen. Because the engine itself is made out of metal, having a pure oxygen injection would cause the internal parts to rust. Which leads to engine failure. Therefore, i suggest NO2 nitrous oxide, because it is does not rust the engine, and the nitrogen bond in NO2, releases HUGE amounts of energy. SO I RECOMMEND USING NO2 as BOOSTING_AGENT. (Refers to offtherails2010)

    Its sold in mini canisters, looks like CO2 tanks for Airsoft guns. Google up Whipp cream chargers. However the problem of regulating and pressure control requires more mechanical knowledge. I guess its up to you from here. (pyrotecnix)

    okay ive finally got myself 40 eight-gram NOS chargers (whipped-cream chargers!) and am about to embark onto making a NOS system for my RC 1/10th scale car !

    Will post it here on instructables with speed results from my RC Rolling-Road (also under construction & i only need 1 mor ingredient, lol !)

    Thanks again for pyrotecnix that made this instructable & to tazerboy for the informative spec on NOS !!!!!

    Watch these spaces (especially the space between spaces, lol !)


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    hahahahaaaa !! lol no - no explosions !!!

    ive collected loads of the "whip-cream chargers" and the are like the shape of the co2 cartridges and am still wanting to build this so after a hell-of-a-lot of research the whipp cream chargers are filled with Nitrous-Oxide (NOS) so i'll be fitting one of these to my car pretty soon and making an instructable about it when i do !!!


    8 years ago on Step 7

    nice ideas, flowin thru ur brain pyrotechnix.i like the idea of an n2o tank. but it should hav been more practical for e.g . n2o gas (duh) as its an oxidizer & requires a lot of o2 to ignite.should hav mixed lighter fuel with home prep n2o, would have had awesome outcome


    8 years ago on Introduction

    I tried this and it didn't make any difference. great idea though


    9 years ago on Introduction

     cool, is that the acme conquistador...i have a cyclone...which is basically a touring car version of that...


    9 years ago on Introduction

    i dont know a lot about cars like this as i use electric ones, but wouldn't that cause damage to both the engine and air filter? air filters aren't suposed to have liquids in them, thats what the covers are for, right?

    2 replies

    10 years ago on Step 6

    AWESOME!!!!!!!! does it melt the tires and how fast does it make it go plus is it relatively safe???????? awesome lookin though!!!!!

    1 reply

    A: this doesn't work and B: I believe you may have got the wrong idea seeing as you think this may melt the tires. It does NOT make flames come out the exhaust as the last picture suggests, Sorry to disappoint :(


    10 years ago on Step 7

    i have done this. also i injected the intake with Butane from just a lighter, opened all the way up, to all the way down. here is what i learned : gas's such as butane, which is in lighters, lights at a particular mixture with air and heat. engines in a RC engine don't get anything close to these requirements. thus, it pretty much did nothing except make the engine run like crap, i mean puttering, missing and just stopping all together. butane, when expanded from a liquid form to a gas form, creates Cold. nitro engines, Must keep a particular temp to continue to run, under by 5 degrees, and no go. if its over by 5, you'll over heat by compounding affects. when mixing butane gas in larger volumes, you tend to cool the intake, which in turn, cools the entire engine, and thus causes the nitro not to fire off. all in all, would work great, if we had a GAS, or liquid which could Help nitro instead of hinder it.. but again, anything you do to HELP your engine run, will only make it run HOTTER.. which in turn causes BAD things to happen. just my experiences with nitro engines and trying to Boost them. great build, i give 2 thumbs up for creative thought on how to use the lighter valve with a servo..

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