Setting Up Your Redcat Racing Nitro Vehicle Part II

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

This Redcat Racing tutorial is part 2 of a series of videos that will teach you how to assemble and become familiar with one of RedCat racing’s most efficient nitro vehicles. If you have a newer Redcat Vehicle with a 2.4 ghz radio you may want to read How To Use The RedCat DSM –2C 2.4Ghz Radio Remote Control and Receiver

Remove the radio control from the box and check its parts. It has a steering wheel, a sensitive throttle or accelerator trigger, a steering trim, a frequency crystal and a throttle trim. There is an on and off switch at the other end.

redcat 2ch am radio

 

Remove the cover of the battery compartment of the car. Examine the parts inside. It has a battery holder and a 2-channel receiver (channel 1 for throttle and channel 2 for steering). Check the connections, any loose connections will lead to problems in controlling your car.

Redcat Racing Battery Compartment

The receiver also houses the frequency crystal that helps to lock on to a specific frequency from the radio controller. If you want to change from one frequency from another, you can simply pull out the frequency crystal from the receiver and change.

Slide open the battery compartment of the radio controlled and insert 8 AA batteries on the compartment. Place 2 AA batteries on the battery compartment of the car and place tape or a rubber band over the compartment to prevent the batteries from falling out of the compartment due to engine vibrations.

Redcat Nitro Battery Compartment 2

 

Always Power the radio on first and then turn on the power on the car. Then check the controls accordingly. If controls are reversed, you may adjust them by using the reversing switches located inside the advanced panel on your radio receiver.

Install the antenna cable on the car. The antenna for the car is located inside the plastic of the instructions manual. The battery compartment of the car has the wire for the antenna connection; unwind the wire and remove the top part of the antenna. Slide the wire into the tube and once every inch of the wire is in, place the tube on the hole provided located on the battery compartment. Replace the rubber part of the antenna.

Redcat Antenna Cable install

 

Examine the air filter. It has two pieces of foam, remove it and place a small amount of air filter oil. A tip is to apply the oil on a clean surface and just gently allow the oil to penetrate the foams. The Proper amount will leave oil on your finger tip after you stroke the filter.  If you squeeze the oil filter and it drips, you know you have used too much.

Replace the foam back. Placing oil on the air filter can reduce dirt from going into the filter and ruining your race car engine. You can wash these foams and dry them should they become very dirty.

Air Filter Oil

Apply Loctite glue on all surfaces that are prone to vibration damage when the car is moving. The most important part of the car that needs Loctite is the 4 engine mounting screws at the bottom of the vehicle base plate. You must also apply Loctite on the 4 screws of the central differential gear box located at the middle of the plate.

Loctite Screws Redcat Nitro

Take one screw at a time and apply Loctite on the screw and then replace it back

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

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