Getting to the Clutch with Redcat Racing

Written by Jason Scott. Posted in RC Zone

picture of redcat racing clutch

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.

 

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Redcat Racing Caldera SC 10E 1/10 Scale Brushless RC Short Course Truck

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

Redcat Racing Caldera

The Caldera SC 10E features some attributes not discovered on most Redcat 1/10 scale electric vehicles: it is bigger, quicker and a stronger bashing RC truck. Completely RTR from the box and all set to shake your slamming experiences, the Caldera SC 10E is excellent for sand, desert surface, or any Short Course track racing. Overall grip, excellent efficiency, and an equilibrium of speed and power makes it a killer vehicle for SC competing or sand slamming.

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The Redcat Rampage XT is The Best Selling 1/5th Scale RC Truck From Redcat Racing

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

Redcat Rampage XT 1/5th Scale RC Truck

The Redcat Rampage XT 1/5 scale truck is a beast and is the most popular RC Truck from Redcat Racing’s 1/5th Scale line up. Redcat has beefed up the Rampage XT and made it look a lot heftier by including the substantial body that can only be matched by its massive tires.

At the heart of every Rampage XT is a 30cc HY 2-stroke engine geared up with a hard-wearing, spring filled clutch. This spring centrifugal clutch uses a pair of composite pads that has actually been made to channel power to the clutch bell.

The massive tires are mounted on smooth black plastic rims. A closer inspections reveals directional treads that offer optimal grip on even the most unrelenting surface. The drive train has actually been crafted from metal and commences with a four-gear single rate vertex gearbox which directs the engine’s power to the center spool.

4 huge volume threaded aluminum shocks enable silky smooth suspension action while the sway bars keep the extra-thick T6 framework steady and decreases side roll as the truck works out tight edges.

With all the whistles and bells, the Redcat Rampage XT handles impeccably– just like a well-tuned sports vehicle. In order to optimize its abilities, search for an area that can accommodate its heft and in some way provide some semblance of a challenging obstacle.

 

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Redcat Racing S-TRYK-R 1/10 Scale RC Trike

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

Redcat Racing S-Tryk-R

When the prototype S-TRYK-R was initially revealed at the IHobby tradeshow in Ohio, the feedback was astonishing. An On-Road RC Automobile with belt drive and just 3 wheels, this is actually something unique some stated. Ever since there has actually been some babble on RC online forums about when the S-TRYK-R would strike the marketplace, just how much it would cost and will it come true.

The S-TRYK-R prepares to reveal the world some brand-new advancement and something various for the RC lover. This brand-new car from Redcat Racing is readily available in either brushed or brushless variations. Both choice consist of a belt driven setup, full-time 3-wheel drive, aluminum shocks, 2.4 GHz radio system and huge fat aggressive back tire to assist grip the roadway.

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How to Rebuild the Clutch of RC Nitro Engine

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

This is a RedCat Racing tutorial that explains tips and techniques on how to rebuild the clutch of your remote control car nitro engine. This is just one of the many RedCat Racing tutorials that helps hobbyists make repairs and maintenance on their nitro racing car.

Prepare all your materials for repairing the clutch. You need a complete set of screwdrivers, a long screwdriver, nose pliers and if possible, have your 4-way wrench handy too.

How to rebuild an RC clutch tools

Use a 2-piece clutch shoes that can be ordered online in the Redcat Parts section of our store to rebuild your damaged clutch.

Take out the clutch gear by using a four way wrench to take the large nut off. Once the nut is loose, it will continuously start turning the engine shaft. There is a small fly wheel with a hole in it, slide a screwdriver in and then lock the shaft so you can remove the nut easily from the engine.

Redcat Racing Tips – How to Adjust the Front Wheel Alignment of Your Remote Control Car

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

This is a RedCat Racing tutorial on how to repair, maintain and adjust the front wheel alignment of your car. It is very important to keep your front wheels aligned so your car can ride on a straight line maximizing its drag speed

Just by plain observation, you can easily see if your car’s front wheels are aligned. And as a helpful tip, most hobbyist place their front wheels pointing a bit outwards so the car can make quick turns. Making the front wheels aligned is done through making manual adjustments with the link of the car to the body. You increase steering links length allowing you to easily control your car on turns. Decreasing the steering links found directly on the front tires will allow you to make very quick turns.

increasing and steering length on RC car

With the use of the 4-way wrench, remove the front wheel tires and use pliers to take the alignment assembly out. Turn the alignment bar left or right depending on the specific adjustment you want to make. You can lengthen, decrease and increase the front alignment bars to your specifications then replace the tire back.

increasing and steering length on RC car II

Observe if the front wheels are already aligned. Make adjustments once again and remember to observe your car carefully before you decide to power the engine and play. Any changes on the front wheel alignment will easily affect the way your car moves on the track. It may efficiently make turns or make very quick turns depending on the adjustment you have made. Take extra care not to damage this portion of the car.

For more information on Redcat Racing Nitro Vehicle Set Up See Articles:

Setting Up Your Nitro Redcat Racing Vehicle
Redcat Racing Nitro Basics
How To Use a Redcat DSM Radio
How To Tune Up Your Redcat Nitro Engine
How To Tune Up Your Redcat Nitro Engine Part II
Redcat Racing Nitro Engine – Standard Engine Breaking In Procedure
Redcat Racing Tutorial – Tuning Your Redcat Engine and Understanding the Carburetor
How to Install and Replace the Glow Plug in a Redcat Nitro Vehicle
How To Install a Redcat Electric Starter
Cleaning and Fixing Your Redcat Nitro Engine Carburetor
Redcat Racing Reviews and Tips – Why Does Your Redcat Nitro Engine Rev Right After Starting?
Why Does My Engine Quit When Breaking?
Redcat Racing Reviews and Tips – How to Deal with a Flooded Engine
How to fix a broken redcat racing pull start
Redcat Racing Reviews and Tips – How to Replace a Broken Pull Start Part II

Redcat Racing Reviews and Tips – Why Does My Engine Quit When I Break?

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

Redcat Racing Rotary Carb

This is a RedCat Racing tutorial that will teach you common troubleshooting techniques when it comes to the race car’s breaking system. This is one of the many RedCat Racing tutorials about the common problems encountered with using a nitro-powered engine remote control car.

Remove the outer cover of the Redcat Volcano or other nitro vehicle to be able to set the breaking system of the race car and to further check what’s wrong with the parts of the car. The common troubleshooting process for a failing breaking system is to adjust the idle speed properly and to set the carburetor properly. Locate the idle speed screw that is connected to the carburetor. It is usually under the breaking system or the throttle arm.

Carburetor gap

Ideally, the carburetor must have a proper idle gap of only a millimeter to start with. As you accelerate, the gap increases in size but as you apply the brakes, the gap lessens. If you have an improper idle gap to begin with, your brakes will surely fail since you would be closing the gap when you apply them.

Properly adjust the idle speed manually with a screwdriver and maintain only a millimeter gap on your carburetor to allow your breaks to work excellently.

Setting the idle opening on the carburetor on an actual car is easy. Just take the air filter off to expose the carburetor opening. Power the remote on and then power the car on. Pull the trigger to accelerate; this should open the valve as wide as it can go. Apply the brakes and check if the idle maintains the millimeter gap.

Carburetor gap on rc truck

Make the necessary adjustments and play with your idle switch to get to know the importance of this part of your car.

Carburetor gap idle speed

If you feel that your idle speed is running low, do not adjust the High Speed Needle; just make manual adjustments using your idle switch to create only a millimeter gap on your carburetor idle.

For more information on Redcat Racing Nitro Vehicle Set Up See Articles:

Setting Up Your Nitro Redcat Racing Vehicle
Redcat Racing Nitro Basics
How To Use a Redcat DSM Radio
How To Tune Up Your Redcat Nitro Engine
How To Tune Up Your Redcat Nitro Engine Part II
Redcat Racing Nitro Engine – Standard Engine Breaking In Procedure
Redcat Racing Tutorial – Tuning Your Redcat Engine and Understanding the Carburetor
How to Install and Replace the Glow Plug in a Redcat Nitro Vehicle
How To Install a Redcat Electric Starter
Cleaning and Fixing Your Redcat Nitro Engine Carburetor
Redcat Racing Reviews and Tips – Why Does Your Redcat Nitro Engine Rev Right After Starting?

Redcat Racing Tips – How to Remove a Redcat Nitro Engine

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

This is a RedCat Racing tutorial showing how to replace your race car’s important parts especially when these parts are damaged or require maintenance and cleaning. Probably the most important of a car parts is its nitro engine.
It is very easy to remove the nitro engine, especially when you have the right tools at hand. The engine may need to be removed for additional repairs, cleaning, or just regular engine maintenance before and after a race.

First, Remove the 4 screws from the chassis.

Removing a redcat nitro engine chassis

When possible, use a Redcat Racing Workstand. Turn over a nitro engine powered car and unscrew the engine from the manifold

Turn the car right back up and disconnect the exhaust tube from the exhaust manifold.

disconnect the exhaust tube from the exhaust manifold.

Take the throttle push off road out and disconnect the fuel from the carburetor.

Take off the throttle push rod

You can already take out the engine and to whatever you want with it. You can have it repaired, maintained or cleaned. It is recommended that after every racing, your nitro engine may need rest especially if it is the first time the engine will function.

Place the engine back by screwing it first on the manifold before connecting it to the fuel hose and exhaust tubing. Make sure everything is in its place before you prime the engine again.

If possible, run the car in one full tank then allow the car engine to rest for 10 to 15 minutes. Then you may replace nitro fuel back then allow the engine to work for another full tank. Allow the engine to rest for another 15 to 20 minutes.
Engines are repaired easily with the use of nitro fuel, rags and other maintenance and appropriate cleaning agents. Never use corrosive cleaning materials to clean your engine.

Redcat Racing Reviews and Tips – How to Replace a Broken Pull Start Part II

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

This is a RedCat Racing tutorial covers maintenance and repair tips for your radio powered nitro engine. This is one of the many RedCat Racing training tutorials; learning about these repairs and simple troubleshooting processes will allow you to personally replace or repair a broken manual pull start.

A broken coil of the race car pull start is indeed a headache. No matter how you pull the manual pull start, you will never be able to start the engine when the thin metal wire is broken. Take apart a pull start by removing the safety covering of the assembly. Take all the other parts. You must be very careful with the fixed metal strip located inside the pull string assembly. So you won’t inure yourself or cut yourself with it, take out the coil very slowly.

Presuming that the cord for the pull string is still intact ad that the only thing broken is the coil, you may get a new one. Simply take the cable out slowly and reshape a new one to take its place.

Redcat Racing Broken Pull Start Coil rebent

Bend it accordingly and coil everything slowly (using needle nose pliers) . The easiest technique is to start as a big circle and then start pulling the coil outwards. This is very tedious process but take time to shrink the coil into a very small circle or simply small enough to fit back the pull start.

Redcat Racing Broken Pull Start Coil recoiling

Use nose pliers to place the string safely into place. Place the pulley system back, recoil the string to the coin and then you are ready.

Redcat Racing Broken Pull Start Coil replacment

Place the entire coil back to the pull start. Recoil the cord back to the pulley system and then place the safety backing on the pull start with the use of a screwdriver.

Redcat Racing Broken Pull Start Coil replacment pulley

Test the pull start; it should have the proper tension to be able to start the engine properly. If you have a loose pull start, pull the excess string from the top of the pull start handle. Tie the excess into a knot to provide the needed tension on the string.

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