Posts Tagged ‘Nitro’

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 – How to Deal with a Flooded Engine

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

This is a RedCat Racing tutorial that will teach you how to manage and troubleshoot common maintenance and assembly problems. This video is one of the many RedCat Racing tutorials that teaches hobbyists about dealing with engine problems. A flooded engine is one of the most common concerns for users and here is a step-by step guide to deal with it.

A Flooded engine is a very common problem especially when you are priming your engine for the first time. u can easily tell that the engine may be flooded when your pull string does not pull properly. Usually, only a few short pulls would be able to start an engine up. It is very important to be patient and only apply a couple of short pulls to the engine, otherwise you would either flood the engine in the process or you will only snap the cord of the manual pull start assembly.

Never force a pull start that will simply not work. It will only snap the cord and even damage your engine all the more. Remove the glow plug from the piston with the use of the redcat racing nitro tool kit.

removing the glow plug from flooded redcat engine

Use a cloth to cover the piston to protect you from fuel that may spill from the area. Prime the engine several times to release extra fuel.

cloth over flooded engine

Replace the glow plugs back with the 4-way wrench. Restart the engine with just two to three short pulls and with the glow plug igniter in place. This will surely start the engine in no time at all. Remember to gently replace the glow plugs in to prevent damage on the threads inside the heat sink.

Check for the exhaust smoke and a few amounts of fuel that may come out of the exhaust. This means that your engine is running rich.

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?

Starting Your Redcat Racing Nitro RC Vehicle

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

This tutorial will teach you how to do the basic controls for your redcat racing nitro vehicle and further familiarizing yourself with the RedCat racing 2-channel remote control. Place the on a stand to check for its parts. Take the top cover off to expose the insides of the car. Check for the car’s glow plugs. Take the glow plug out from the piston.

 

Redcat Racing

 

Take your glow plug igniter and place the tip of the glow plug on the igniter tip (the tip with the coil must be seen). When you press the tip of the plug to the igniter, the coil must glow red. If it doesn’t, then the glow plug is bad.

Redcat Racing Glow Plug Igniter In Action

Install the fuel filter before starting the engine.

 

Fuel Filter for Nitro Line

The fuel filter will be set in place at the fuel hose that runs from the fuel tank to the engine.

Cutting Fuel Line on Redcat Racing

With a cutter, cut the hose to make room for the filter; slide the one end on the hose and the other end to the hose that runs to the engine.

Fuel Filter in Nitro Line

A fuel filter will protect your engine from dirt damage from contaminated fuel.

Fill up the fuel tank with RC fuel with the nitro bottle that came with your Redcat Racing Ultra Nitro Starter Pack or Nitro Tool Kit. Open the fuel compartment located on the remote controlled car. Fill the tank but not to spill over.

Filling Up a Redcat Racing Nitro Fuel Tank

Pull the starter very gently, in short bursts. Always secure your car with one hand as you make short starter pulls. Do not pull the cord way out like a lawn mower. If this is the first time that you are starting the engine, its best to prime it first. You may place a few drops of nitro fuel in the carburetor and a few drops of oil directly on the glow plug which is located inside the piston. Then pull the starter loosely to make sure the fuel goes in.

nitro drop in piston and carburetor of Redcat Nitro Engine

Do not over tighten the glow plug which can only damage it.

Glow Plug ingniter in piston for start up

 

The pull start may be very hard to pull in a brand new engine. Do not force the pull start and always have a firm hold on the car when you are pulling the pull start.  As the car powers on and the engine starts, let the car “sing” for at least one fuel tank. The engine may quit for a few times, just set the car on idle speed by trimming the throttle with the use of the remote. Do not rev the engine.

Standard Break In Procedure calls for 5 Tanks on Idle. There should be smoke coming out from the exhaust if there is no smoke, then you are running the engine too lean. You have to make adjustments otherwise you will risk damaging your engine.

Check the engine temperature during the first run by touching the top of the blue piston It is normal to see fuel spitting from the exhaust when you are priming your car for the first time.

It is normal to see fuel spitting from the exhaust when you are priming your car for the first time.

leaking fuel from exhaust

 

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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