SOME COMMON QUESTIONS
FOR RC CARS
Entering into the world of RC cars leads to some common questions that
may be asked by a newbie or may be an old hand at RC Cars may require
some off the cuff tips. While buying an RC car one is often faced with
terms like kit and RTR. Kits usually come with better parts, but sometimes
do not include engine and radio. RTR's or Ready-to-run compensates parts
for labor, since they come as assembled. An example of this is the NTC3.
The kit does not include radio or engine, but includes aluminum threaded
shocks, a two speed, and better tires. Kits let you see how the car
goes together, and helps you when you break something, since you know
what does what. There might be a difference of opinion on this but finally
it is up to an individual to decide as to what suffices his needs best.
Many a times people who have been into RC car hobbies feel like upgrading
or switching to high performance models or part for their RC cars to
trucks. Once you can out drive your current car setup or if you have
broken the part, its time for an upgrade or switch to high performance
parts. Too often newbie’s think they have to have the best out there
to do better, which is often not the case. One needs to know that just
having the best model does not mean being the best owner in the town.
Even old models with some better parts or regular maintenance of old
part can give better performances and longevity of the models.
It might also be a bit confusing to choose between a 2WD and 4WD. A
2WD is easier to maintain and cost less to purchase, but it will take
more time to learn how to handle your truck in turns. A 4WD will give
power and traction in these turns, but the draw back is the cost and
While tuning engine one is often faced with difference between the low
end mixture and high end mixture. The low end mixture adjustments adjust
the mixture at or near idle. Engines that lack this have less accurate
tuning. On the other hand, high end mixture adjustment is the main needle
adjustment or the primary fuel adjustment. They are found at the top
of the engine.
For cleaning your RC car, denatured alcohol works great, like a degreaser.
But all care must be taken that it does not get on to any of the electronics.
If your air filter flies off your car when your driveling body on or
off immediately shut the motor off. Since some dirt might have got into
the engine and could kill your motor and make, you might have to rebuild
it or so. Kill the motor. Take of the carburetor. Check out that nothing
has got into your motor. Put some nitro into a old cup and put your
carburetor in it. Let it soak for a little bit. That should get out
the dirt. Or you could blow out your carburetor with an air compressor.
Both the ways work equivocally and you can choose to do any one of them.
If you have to choose some good hop-ups for your car, then you can have
varied choices. Hardened differentials, a steel spur gear and clutch
bell, titanium turn-buckles, aluminum hub carriers, aluminum knuckles,
2 speed transmission (on-roads) are some of the choices available.
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