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Have you seen those plastics C-clip spacers in the accessory bag that many RC automobiles include? Those are spring pre-load spacers. Adding these spacers will not alter the tightness of the springs, however they will raise the ride height. If a stiffer ride is what you’re after, you’ll have to set up a stiffer spring, however if you’re after a raised vehicle, these spacers are exactly what you’re looking for. Clip the spacers above the upper plastic spring retainer band. Adding more spacers extends the suspension even more. Basically what we are doing is using the spacers to slide the spring down on the shock body acting as a lift kit.
Aluminum threaded shocks normally sport a threaded collar for re-adjusting trip height. The theory is the same, but instead of spacers, you screw down the collar. Whether you want a low rider or a jacked up beast, adjusting spring preload can help.
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So you’ve got a gas powered engine like the bigs boys huh? Here’s how you get it revved up!
1. Turn on the radio and the automobile. (see to it the battery in the receiver is totally charged and the transmitter batteries are full).
2. Prime the carburetor by pressing the primer bulb located on the carburetor until gas is seen inside the bulb. Do this step 2 or three times
3. Close the choke by pressing the lever down.
4. Pull starter cable till the engine fires a single time.
5. Open up the choke by cranking up till straight.
6. Pull the wire to start the fun.
Is your RC automobile stalling when you strike the breaks? Does it attempt to burn rubber while idling?
If so, there could be numerous things wrong, but it is most likely the clutch if it delays when you hold it still, but let’s still check out all choices.
We’ll begin our procedure of removal by examining the simplest things.
1. Examine the idle screw. Make sure the idle screw is set effectively. The idle screw is on the front of the carb and regulates the throttle valve’s minimum opening.
2. See to it that the low and high speed needles are set correctly. You can see our article: “Tuning Your Redcat Engine”
If all checks out, we’ll proceed to the clutch.
1. The clutch bell (gear on the end of engine) ought to rotate easily and quickly when the engine isn’t running and the vehicle is on the floor. If not, the clutch might be sticking.
2. Take out the engine (See artilce: How to remove a redcat engine )
3. Eliminate the clutch bell by getting rid of the screw or clip at the end of the clutch bell where the bearing is.
4. Slide off the clutch bell.
There are a couple things to inspect right here.
1. Examine the spring. If the spring is broken or has actually come separated it will engage the clutch too early, not permitting the car to idle still.
2. Examine the clutch shoes. The clutch shoes could become hot from excess slip and melt to the interior of the clutch bell. The glaze on the shoes and inside of the clutch bell will trigger the clutch to slip, which will at some point result in an over heated clutch.
3. Put the clutch back together with the spring.
4. Reinstall the engine making use of medium thread lock on the mounting screws.
My batteries are installed in the car and in the battery box on the car but when I turn on the remote control and the power switch on the car, the radio does not seem to work?
This is a very common problem. If the batteries installed are not fresh or fully charged rechargeable batteries, the controller will not operate correctly. You may have some things such as throttle working but no steering. This is usually due to batteries that need to be replaced. We recommend rechargeable batteries.
If changing the batteries did not resolve the problem, you should inspect the battery box located on the car. Open this compartment and make sure all 3 plugs are attached to the receiver box. You can also try swapping positions of the wires to see if that resolves the problem. You should also check very closely the connections on the battery box and connections on the remote control where the batteries are installed.
If the first two suggestions did not resolve your problem you should try reseating the crystals. One crystal is located in the receiver as pictured above and the other crystal is located in the Remote Control Unit that you hold in your hand. First you should check to make sure that both crystals are the same frequency and when you pull the crystals you will see small writing with a specific number imprinted on the side. These must match. If they do, you should reseat and even swap positions of the crystals. If the problem still exists you can try new crystals which can be purchased at any hobby shop. Please note that the crystal in the remote is held in place by a plastic holder that is inserted into the side of the hand controller.