nitro cars

Hello my new hpi savage xl nitro truck has lost nearly all its power after i crashed into a tree. whats wrong and how do i fix this?

Topic by paulw1234 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


what kind of nitro fuel is best for a nitro powered rc car? Answered

Nitro radio control car

Question by mrelement 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How to upgrade your nitro car, buggy, or truck.

How to upgrade nitro vehicles!

Topic by Aron313 7 years ago



Old RC Nitro Gas

I have a lot of old Nitro for an RC that I did not use. I do not want to just get rid of it. I paid for it. So what it's old and can't be used in an RC car. What can I do with it. I was thinking about making some makeshift lamps using rags and wine bottles. Will that work. What are some other things I can do?

Topic by presnwa 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


can someone make a tank super charger for a nitro rc car?

I want the xtra performance out of my car

Question by mclovin7596 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


what is the best way to increase torqe or speed of a nitro rc car?

I want it to be a little stronger

Question by mclovin7596 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


how to make a glow driver for cheap?

I use nitro rcs very often and use glow drivers very fast and want to save a little money

Question by mclovin7596 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Is there a diagram/pictures showing setup from prop back to the servos to show hookup of engine as well?

NEW to hobby. Have an Eagle II ARF and am going to use nitro and 6 channel radio. I would like to see a diagram showing how to instal engine, tank, batteries and electronics.

Question by hardfourteen 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Best nitro RC buggy for $150-300? Answered

I'm looking to buy a nitro RC buggy but I am fairly new to the RC world. I am also open to truggies.

Question by airsofter1 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Does Anyone have an old .10 or .15 size nitro airplane engine??

Hello, I am a fourteen year old young man who is new into the world of R/C airplanes and am wondering if anyone has an old .10 or .15 size nitro airplane engine laying around that I could have. I have built my own airplane out of foam board with a 28 inch wingspan and an 18 inch fuselage. It has servos and control lines leading to the elevator and rudder. Built to be a 3 Channel but can easily be made to be a 4. Also wondering if anyone has any clevises or control horns and random parts like that. I can provide pics of my plane upon request. Also looking for 3 or 4 channel radio and receiver. I have Max O.S. 60cc that can be offered as partial trade. I live in Little Rock Arkansas.Thanks Everyone!!!

Topic by jackjackboom 6 years ago



Nitro Rc Glow Plug onborad glow plug ignition

So I'm relatively new to nitro rc and i had a few questions about on board glow plug ignition system  . I know the igniter is cheep and bla bla bla easy however... Can one be made ? I have often thought that i might be able to use a third channel off my receiver with a wire directly to the glow plug and at the flip of a switch the glow plug would ignite but i don't know if it would work and don't wanna spend the money on a receiver  to find out. Is there someone out there willing to give it a go and let me know?  Really my question would be at what voltage does a glow plug ignite? would a 7.2 volt battery do the trick? Are there any CHEEP systems out there?

Topic by telmore 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


is it possible to make a intake or blower for nitro rc?

It would look cool and make better performance

Question by mclovin7596 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


micro alternator airborne / out runner balance charger for large scale rc aircraft

Using the same concept as diesel trains. As they drive / pull on electric. The drive train is actually electric . The noise we hear are the generators charging the power banks. . Electric are far more efficient than diesel or gas engine direct  to the drive train. That being said. How can we set up micro scale generator on board 1/3 scale electric rc airplane. concept : connect 40 size os max rc nitro engine direct to 700 kv E. out runner shaft , rectifier bridge /  12 volt SMART lipoly charger, all this to enhance primary lipoy bank on large scale electric rc planes. ( increase flight time dramatically) sounds stupid I guess, but the concept apparently works in real world cargo trains. Can anyone help wth the system set up of rectifier bridge components to give this a shot ? I have no electrical expertise.  Thanks Jeff

Topic by JeffR135 1 year ago


can i speed control a dc motor with a nitro cars stepper motor?

Hello, i ant to know if i can use the stepper system from a r/c nitro car to control the speed of two motors individually (with two different steppers though), using this electronic speed controller kit http://jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=KC5225&keywords;=speed+controller&form;=KEYWORD i plan on using two of these to control the speeds of the left and right motor for my remote controll tank, which uses brushed motors

Question by oldmanbeefjerky 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How do I fix my Nitro car rc tank?

My RC tank has a 1 inch crack were the fuel line attaches.  It leaks faster than the engine can demand it.  I can't seem to fix it i've tried 3 things like: taking a soldering iron and running it over the crack didn't work, Hot glue over crack-didn't work, teflon tape around it the kind with the adhesive on it.  All of those things the Nitro fuel de-solved it in about 10 hours. I am running 20% nitro.  I have already ordered a new tank on eBay. it's just I need it fixed by friday for a race.  The new gas tank hasn't been shipped yet it is coming from Pennsylvania I live in Utah also shipped USPS parcel post please help!! if there is a product out there or any thing that will work. Thanks

Question by ebayboy98 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Rc airplane fuel for 2 and 4 stroke engines

I want to make my own home brew nitro rc fuel

Topic by TerryE39 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Gas or Battery

I want to buy a R/C car but can't choose between nitro powered or battery powered anyone that can help me?

Topic by gmana 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


airborne Micro generator from nitro rc 40 motor / 400kv outrunner / smart charger / lipoly

Concept : design onboard lipoly charger system to extend flight time on giant scale electric plane.  1) if this is even a worth while project, the trade off of course is weight / power ,      can enough be created from a micro generator to make a differance, or would additionals 6 cell lipoy be more sensible ,  configuration =   OS max 40 nitro motor /  brushless 400 kv outrunner / ac / dc conversion rectifier / dc voltage regulator / 12v dc lipoly balance charger to main bank of lipoly batteries /  motors 2) I don't know how to build the rectifier bridge, so I would need some direction  Any suggestions or thoughts on this project are appreciated.  Jeff

Topic by JeffR135 1 year ago


is it possible to repair a glow plug?

I use nitro rcs alot and use quite a bit of glow plugs and at five bucks each . i want to know if these are possible to repair or extend life

Question by mclovin7596 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Coming soon-the COMPLETE Guide to RC Cars

I am currently about halfway done with my guide (well it's really an instructable) to rc cars. I will be including anything and everything rc car related. I am hoping to help anyone who is interested in buying an rc car, upgrading the one they already have, orif you are just bored and wants some entertainment. I hope to finish soon and post it by the 4th of July.

Topic by Electroinnovation 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What is a good science fair project? Answered

In school we have science fair and i need to come up with a project. I like mechanical things not growing plants or anything like that. one year i did centrifugal force then another on the otto cycle but never got in :(...i have to use the scientific method, i was thinking something along the lines of how different nitro rc fuel percentages effect nitro engine preformance but thats kinda obvious and lame. i was also thinking of making a stirling engine but dont know how to fit the scientific method into it plus i never got any of my engines to work :( Just let me know if you guys have any good projects i can do? like i said im mechanical but i dont really have any tools to make stuff.

Question by Acepilot42 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


methane gas smell coming from hot water hearter?

Went to take a shower tonight and noticed when hot water heater turned on this smell came out. i have rc cars that run on nitro methane and it was almost the same exact smell as what comes out of the exhaust it burned my nose and lungs  the hot water heater runs off gas and wasnt a gas smell anyidea what this could be ? 

Question by StevenC69 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Ipod/ Ipod Touch Games

List your best, paid Ipod Touch games here! (I have A lot) Mine are: Super Monkey Ball Supermonkey ball 2 Jellycar Jellycar2 Tap Tap Revenge (1,2,and 3. Riddim Ribbon Rolando Rolando 2 Streetball Lightbike Shrek Karting IShoot Cooking Mama Monopoly: World Edition Madden 2010 Top Gun Let's Golf The Sims 3, World Adventures 2XL Supercross Peggle Angry Birds Pocket God Bloons TD MX Mayhem Monster Trucks Nitro Wheel of Fortune Topple Topple 2 Pac Man Remix Paper Toss World Tour Moron Test

Topic by sammychow4 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


alcohol expansion engine?

While expirimenting in my back yard i came across somthing. I was working on my steam engine and was testing the boiler with methyl alcohol as the heat source( i used nitro car fuel 20%) and i wondered what would happen if i put the alcohol in the boiler. I heated the boiler at the same temperature as i normaly heat water and the alcohol seemed to produce alot more vapors at a faster rate and volume than just steam. So... I was wondering if it was possible to create an engine on the same basic design as a steam engine that ran on alcohol expansion. I do not realy plan on creating this i was just wondering if it would work as good or better than steam. If someone has already made this please tell me. Thanks

Question by myakka 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Exactly what components do i need to charge a bank of our four (or however many it takes!) 18650 batteries {we will be using a dynamo} with an LED to show that the batteries are being charged ?

(if needed ?)Hello & Good day to you all, Me and a friend have plans to build a miniaturized 'Rolling Road' platform for our RC 1/10th scale nitro cars!! What we both agreed on is that the Rolling Road platform is to be made out of acrylic and using skateboard bearings and other hardware, but we are completely stuck, we have an idea to add lights to the platform, the kind of cold-cathode tube lights that are for inside-pc-use... We want the tube lights to run from a rechargeable battery bank from the Rolling Road but incorporate a charging system "built-in" to the platform and a system based on renewable energy because as our cars are nitro powered, they will be turning the rollers of the platform for many hundreds of thousands of times and we wanted to harness that mechanical energy to charge the battery bank - in turn to operate the tube lights! We are both ok the structural aspect of building this rolling road platform but dont know where to start on fabricating an electronic set of components culminating into a sustaining system that produces (almost) free energy! The system must be able to run 4 sets of these tube lights, each tube light set is comprised of 2 tube lights each, so 8 tube lights in total ! The tube lights are rated at 12 volts. What our dreams are : (lol) - The system must collect the electric being made to charge a battery bank, - The system must have an LED 1 to only show the battery bank bank is being charged, - The system must have an LED 2 to show that the battery bank is fully charged, - ALSO ! if at all possible, include a simple row of 6 or 7 LED's (LED BANK?) to indicate how full/empty the battery-bank is & - Lastly, there must be a switch to switch off the circuit that charges the battery bank (when batteries are fully charged !) Ingredients: (what we DO have, lol) 20 x 18650 batteries Plenty of spare motors Lots of different grades of wire soldering skills a few switches 10 Pairs of 12v PC Tube lights (Both 4" & 12" ) Small to medium range of "ON Semiconductors" (Voltage Regulators) Max Input Voltage is 40v of one of these! What we dont have: - Knowledge of electronics! - LED's - Capacitors (if needed ?) - Resistors (if needed ?) - Transistors (if needed ?) - Semiconductors (if needed ?) - Diodes (if needed ?) - Help ! Please please please could anyone help us to even roughly 'sketch' a set of components that we could solder together, lol, a Circuit, lol x2!, so we can start ordering the needed items to enable us to make this miracle happen ?!!? But to make it idiot-proof (dumb-it-right-down for us!) and extremely simple circuit diagram, not the actual way you geniuses write em, if say to draw a semiconductor, i would draw a square then draw 3 lines coming out the bottom of it to show the legs of it! We were only-just able to follow the circuit diagram HERE - ONLY BECAUSE there was a picture of exactly how the circuit looked, in-real-life! So we followed the wires exactly to make the solder fume extractor but were only able to, again, because of the pics! please help! i feel like crying! lol ! We have both spent a few years trying to read electrical diagrams and we get lost very easily ! Is there even a way to dumb it down for us ??? Is there any hope ?!!?  lol A very-Many thanks in advance to all for reading this and even more for any help received !!!!

Topic by offtherails2010 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


will any of the these batteries be strong enough to make this nichrome wire glow?

Hello, am currently trying to construct a disposable device that requires a power supply adequet to make up to 4cm of nichrome wire glow , and use as little space as possible. however, currently i am having a small issue as the output strengths of small batteries seem to be unpredictable, and i dont know wether or not these small lithium batteries will produce enough output to get my nichrome wire glowing, for instance, i have a sub c rechargable battery for starting my nitro powerd rc car's glow plg, and it says it produces 1.2v and has a capacity of 2000ma, and it is so strong that it burns up my wire immediately, but then i use my single 1.2v 3000ma rechargeable aa battery, and it doesnt do squat, now why is that?, obviously i know the glow plug battery is meant to discharge faster and allow for more power than AA. what i want to know is, will this small 1/2AA battery be enough to make this nichrome wire glow, which i might add that can be made to glow red hot with a ni-cad 4.8 700mah battery pack. and burn out with a 9v battery. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item;=310101398351&ssPageName;=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123 this is the battery i am looking to see to use in my device, as it is small enough, and appears to have enough amperage and voltage to be able to burn the wire, but still, as i tested out with my other battery, i cant really tell without actually having it, and i dont plan on waiting 3 weeks to test out the battery. http://cgi.ebay.com.au/NEW-3-6V-1200mah-1-2AA-ER14250-14250-Lithium-Battery-/200535000934?pt=US_Batteries&hash;=item2eb0d14766 otherwise, if this alone cannot burn my nichrome wire, are there any batteries out there that are cheap (especially in bulk), are not much larger than this battery, and have a fast discharge rate, or, if there are any very small basic circuits i can use with this battery, to increase its output to enough to burn the nichrome wire, as i dont ant to exeed the size of a large cork, or roughly or (3x2x2) +/- 1cm3 lastly if i buy a smaller diameter wire, such as this one will a AA battery be enough to burn it? or the 1/2AA http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Resistance-heating-wire-Nichrome-40-awg-100ft-/170454797490?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash;=item27afe5ccb2 does the amount of ohms per meter mean it will get hotter with lesser power i have considerd using very low voltage incendary light bulbs, however due to the fact i want to make alot of these devices whiches name i will disclose, i find that they may cost me alot more, than what i could get for nichrome rocket wire. whoever answers this first , will get a "best answer" from me.

Question by oldmanbeefjerky 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


nerf ranges

(NO MODDED NERF GUNS)ok i was wondring what are ALL of the ranges of nerf guns lleave a comment of its lowest range and its highest rangeand what gun it isBuzz Bee:Big BlastDouble ShotLaser Tek Mega Missle Mustang Six Rapid Fire RifleSingle Tek Tek FourTek Six Tek Ten Lanard Blasters:First Shot Big Salvo Blast Bazooka Maxshot Over and Under Sonic Bazooka Speed Loader Triple Shot ERTL BlastersPump Action Shotgun Rapid Fire Pump Action Shotgun Nerf Blasters:Airtech 1000 Airtech 2000 Airtech 3000 Airtech 4000Airtech Jet SquadronArmor Shot ArrowstormArrowstrikeAuto GripBig Bad BowBlastfire Bow N' Arrow BuzzawChainblazerCommlink IICrossbow CrossfireDart Tag BlasterDefender T-3 Disc Shot Double CrossbowEagle EyeEliminatorExpand-a-BlastFireflyGatorHidden ShotHornet Hydro BazookaIron Raptor Laser Fang Lightnin' Blitz Lock N' Load Longshot Longshot Front Gun Mad HornetMagstrike Manta Ray Maverick MonoblastNB-1Nite Finder: min:16' 7" max:23' 4" (thanks to zack scott from you tube)Nitro Quad Pen Blaster Powerclip PulsatorRapid Fire 20Ratchet Blast RattlerRazorbeastRazor Fin Reactor Recon Rip Chord Courtesy of DraconisRoto Track Sawtooth Scout Secret Shot 1 Secret Shot 2 Secret Strike Pocket Blaster Sharpshooter 1 Sharpshooter 2 SlingshotSneakshot Spiderman Dart Tag Gun Splitfire Stinger Stinging Scarab StrongArm SuperMaxx 250 SuperMaxx 500 SuperMaxx 750 SuperMaxx 1000 SuperMaxx 1500 (New) SuperMaxx 1500 (Old) Supermaxx 2000SuperMaxx 3000 (Blue) SuperMaxx 3000 (Green) SuperMaxx 5000 Switch Shot Switch Shots MaxSwitch Shots Super Switch Shots Ultra Tech Target Titan Triple Strike Triple TorchVulcan Warthog Whiptail Scorpion Wildfire Promotional Blasters:Kung Fu Panda Commander CrossbowPirates of the Carribean Flint Lock BlasterSpiderman 3 Blaster Spiderman Wrist BlasterStar Wars Rebel Trooper BlasterThe Batman Light Signal BlasterThe Two Towers of Uruk Urukai Bow Wayne Tech Tri-Fire Blaster Other Blasters:Air BazookaAirzone 8 Shooter Air Zone Arrow StormAir Zone Dual Fire Dart BlasterAirzone Scorpian Bow Halo Ma5c Rifle Kids Stuff Bow n' Arrow Kilroy Magnum PistolLightstorm 2 Optimus Prime Blaster Periscope BlasterPistol Splat PS-800Pool Blaster Roto RocketSplatmatic Thundersplat Spy Gear Signal Launcher Star Wars Clone Troopers Blaster SuperSoaker MaxD2000 Super Soaker 50 20th Anniversary EditionThe Proffesional Trigger FireUSB Missle Launcher Vortex Firestorm Vortex TornadoXxl BazookaXxl Skeet ShooterBlast HammerElectric EelJust Toys CrossbowMarshmallow ShooterMissile StormPreceptorQuick StrikeRam RodRocket StormUltrox Quadra CannonWrist Blitzerthanks for helping! =)

Topic by knexsuperbuilderfreak 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago