Redcat Racing’s Rampage Chimera EP Pro in Action

Written by Jason Scott. Posted in Radio Control Cars & Trucks, RC Zone


Image of The new Redcat Rampage Chimera EP Pro

The new Redcat Rampage Chimera EP Pro

Recently Redcat Racing launched the new Chimera EP Pro 1/5th scale RC sand rail RC buggy.  With dual 11.1v LIPO batteries, 2.4GHZ control, 150A electronic speed controller and brushless motor, the Rampage Chimera arrives ready to run!

Check out the video below for the action.

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Redcat Chimera 1 5th Scale EP Pro Sand Rail Desert

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RC Vehicle Will Not Start When Starter Cord is Pulled

Written by Jason Scott. Posted in Radio Control Cars & Trucks, RC Zone



My vehicle will not start up when I pull the starter cable.


The initial point that lots of brand-new owners of Nitro Cars should understand is that a Glow Plug Igniter is required. The Glow Plug Igniter needs to be completely charged before affixing it to the glow plug. If it is totally charged and it is affixed to the Glow Plug a good connection will be made.

Secondly, if the above is done correctly you need to inspect to see if the problem is that gas is reaching the carburetor. This can be accomplished by holding your finger over the exhaust opening and providing a couple of tugs on the pull start. This will create nitro fuel to siphon via the gas line to the Carburetor. Ensure that you do not pull the pull cable all the way out . The start up of a nitro car is a fine art and could quickly be done with brief fast pulls 1/2 of the way out. (If you pull start is broken, see this article: How to fix a broken pull start)

Third, if the above 2 do not deal with the start up problem, you could have swamped the engine. You could eliminate the glow plug and transform the vehicle upside-down and pull the cable a couple of times to remove the gas then try starting again.   See: how to deal with a flooded engine


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RC Air Filters: A Quick Tip on Protecting Your Redcat Racing Engine

Written by Jason Scott. Posted in Radio Control Cars & Trucks, RC Zone

Redcat Racing Air Filter Picture

Be it a gas or nitro engine, the most vital thing you can do is keep the evil dirt and wetness out.

Dirt is the most harmful predator to a gas or nitro engine and we can keep it out with correct air filter upkeep.

Keep your air filter clean and make use of air filter pretreatment oil.

A Clean air filter

A clean redcat air filter permits your engine to breathe effectively. A blocked air filter will trigger an engine to run rich, which will not harm the engine, simply trigger poor efficiency.

If the filter is covered in dirt, it might trigger some air to slip into small spaces in between the filter and housing. When a filter is kept clean, air can easily stream through the filter, catching dirt, that would otherwise harm the vehicle’s performance.

Filter Oil

Filter oil is required in catching small dust fragments that can possibly harm the interior of your Redcat engine. While the filter aspect can catch bigger dirt bits, the smaller dust particles can sneak by. Air filter oil produces a breathable protection obstacle that dust cannot permeate.

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10 Quick and Easy RC Racing and Setup Techniques

Written by Jason Scott. Posted in Radio Control Cars & Trucks, RC Zone

10 RC Racing Practice Tips

Great ideas from on how you can prepare and setup for a race.

1. Neutral Setup

Go with the box-stock setups and set up the popular tires at your track. When you do begin making modifications, make one at a time and see how it affects or improves your car’s performance. As you get a feel for the track design and your vehicle, gradually make your setup more aggressive.

2. Standards

After your race, don’t focus too much on your lap times. When your average lap times get closer to your fastest lap time, you know you are improving. Everything else will fall in place.

3. Pass With Courtesy

Drive your vehicle as if it were a genuine vehicle and you’ll be much quicker. When enclosing on, slower vehicles plan your pass.  Slower RC cars and buggies must yield to faster vehicles, however that does not indicate they have to pull over and stop racing so you can fly by. The exit of edges is normally a great location to pass because slower owners typically overshoot edges and go broad.

4. Stay Late

Most of individuals get to the track early to practice, however the very best time to practice is really after racing is over and the track is in condition you race on. It is frequently dry if it’s off-road or dirty if it’s on-road when you get to the track early.

5. The Evening Prior

Being ready is important to racing quickly. Undergo all your race gear the evening prior to race day. Not just will you be less likely to forget something, you will discover hidden troubles during a time when it much less stressful to repair them.

6. Bring a Friend Racing

Commonsense appears to get tossed out the proverbial window when competitors begin warming up. One of the finest means to get us all utilizing our typical sense once again is to bring a friend racing with us. This is due to the fact that we commonly exercise exactly what we preach when we understand somebody is watching (e.g. it helps a friend will help us be less critical of others and more critical of ourselves).

7. Practice with Speed, Race Slow

This is one of our preferred racing maxims at RC Car Action. You’ll develop your ability when absolutely nothing is on the line and you are burning rubber. This provides an excellent concept of exactly what you and your car can do. When you’re racing, slow down a bit and concentrate on being consistent.

8. Take Corners, Do not Overshoot Them

This is how you perform through a corner effectively: Get close to the edge and relocate to the outside while decreasing well prior to the corner, begin relying on the within prior to you get to the edge, drive along within of the edge and begin increasing speed as you exit the corner. It appears easy, however lots of racers fly into edges, get a great deal of push, slide or brake to the exterior, essentially stop and need to accelerate out from the corner. This could look quick because they go flying and burst out from the edge, however it is really the sluggish method around a track.

9. Walk The Track

Do not trust your point of view from the owners’ stand. Walk the track. try to find flaws that will journey your automobile up and research the face of the jumps to see where you ought to be lining up for smooth launches.

10. Enjoy

Having the right mindset will likewise assist you in quicker lap times. When you concentrate too much on beating the next racer or retaking a position you simply lost or making up time after a crash, you frequently attempt things that are too risky or difficult and end up falling back or crashing more.

Incentive Suggestion: When your car is spinning out and you make certain you have the right tires for your track, attempt a gear change prior to tweaking the suspension. Set up a bigger pinion. This give you more fluidity in your acceleration preventing you from breaking traction.


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Using Thread Lock For Redcat Racing Parts and Other RC Hobbies

Written by Jason Scott. Posted in RC Zone

Loctite threadlocker


Making use of thread lock to secure device screws is typical practice in the RC market. Did you realize cleansing the threads with rubbing alcohol prior to using the thread locker will guarantee a much better bond? RC fuels, shock oils, and greases prevent the thread locker from working correctly, creating a weak bond. This can cause screws falling out and your new Redcat Racing hop ups falling off right in the middle of a race (how annoying)

Threadlock is created to be made use of where metal threads are placed into metal threads so it isn’t really extremely efficient on plastic parts. Always use medium strength thread lock just in case you want to remove the screw at a later time