MAINTENANCE OF ENGINES
Great views and great opinions prevail in the market for the performance
of Nitro engines. Any model not only RC cars but any vehicle powered
with a Nitro engine would have some talk volumes about its performance,
authentic look and feel and the great satisfaction it gives while running
it. Moreover owning a Nitro model is a pride in itself. They look great
on-road and off-road as well.
The electric engines do not take much fancy as compared to a Nitro.
Nevertheless, their performance of electric ones also gear up to the
mark. Taking a closer look, electric ones are over-simplified. They
are easier to start. They are safe to set up. More over they just need
charging of batteries and one is ready to hit the tracks with them.
On the other hand, Nitro engines are little more sophisticated machines.
They need to be pampered and cajoled and to be taken care of before
and after hitting the tracks. The engine requires a lot of initial break-in
time, tuning and adjustments. But surprisingly, many of the fans enjoy
the same. They enjoy spending time with their engines and tending to
them. They love the time and experience of breaking in a new engine,
tuning it to my personal preferences and getting the most out of my
engine. This does not make a Nitro engine a green monster or a Zombie
for a newbie because it would be in good sense to mention that Nitro
engine has many advantages that far outweigh the maintenance and operation
Although this personal touch experience is missing with the electric
ones which are good for the ones who want to make straight headway to
the tracks and pursue it as a part time hobby.
Nitro engines require some dedication to learn about their working mechanism.
One needs to learn to maintain and service a 2-stroke engine, learn
all the parts and perform regular checks and repair. Nitro engines are
somewhat more prone to damage and are much more costly to replace. With
some patience, time and dedication to your RC engine however, you can
become an RC nitro mechanic in no time at all.
But an electric system is easy to install and maintain. If the batteries
are taken care of properly then Electric setups do not require much
maintenance. One can easily burn the batteries if they are not regularly
charged and stored in the proper place under appropriate temperatures.
But with all that maintenance and operations care that goes after a
nitro engine, it surely does produce the real power and gives out the
best performance on the tracks than any of the electric ones. Some companies
do produce motor engines claiming to be equivalent to the power of a
nitro engine but that’s a rarity. A nitro engine is simply able to produce
more power, and for as long as it has fuel. An electric motor may start
out strong, but as the power discharges at an amazing rate; the nitro
engine will still be going strong. This is an area where the average
electric vehicle cannot compete with a nitro-powered vehicle of the
same size and class.
Thus it can be easily summarized to the fact that even after higher
maintenance and opertions costs along with the noise factor problem
involved with the Nitro engine they give out much greater authentic
experience of running an RC model. They have more power and speed plus
they also give a greater run time.
Further, the electric engines may have lower initial cost, lower operating
and maintaining costs without any noise factor, they turn out less power
and speed give out less run-time. Further, the authentic feel and experience
of running RC vehicles is definitely missing.
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