There are numerous ways to get on with gas-powered RC truck or car. Lots of real like features are available in the remote-controlled tucks and cars. There are various types and styles available in the market. On the choosing part, you should look into many things before you own one.
Radio controlled trucks and cars are deficient in running time and also power. But if you’d like a change, the cars can be converted to gas powered RC trucks or cars, by using nitro methane based fuels. With the help of the fuel, the RC cars get a level of performance or realism, which is disadvantage in normal vehicles powered with battery. Apart from this, the cars are customizable and it’s easy to change the parts of the car and personalize it. You are given choices of transmitters and engines which are available to choose and modify your car the way you want it to be.
To guide on the quest for the perfect gas powered remote controlled car, consider the following factors:
1. Engines: This is the crucial thing in a gas powered RC car; there are a variety of engine types available in the market to choose from. Normally, a lot of the RC cars use an engine type known as ‘glow’ engine. It’s a combustion engine with 2 cycles, which gives power to the remote controlled car making it ready for realism which also gives exhaust while doing it. Instead of the spark plugs used by the automobile engines, for this type of engine, a ‘glow plug’ is used. This plug is heated by a thing called ‘glow starter’. The heat given is stored by ‘glow plug’ and this is used to fire the engine strokes for the remaining power.
2. Fuel: Similar to gasoline powering the automobiles, nitro methane-based fuel powers the RC cars. The mixture of the fuel is mixed with specific lubricants to protect the engine from extra heat produced in the combustion process. The lubricant is similar to the gas-oil that is used in chain saws and other small engine equipments. In order to get the nitro methane fuel into your gas tank of the RC car, a special bottle pump is used. These cars are also are equipped with filters and just like any automobile, it needs to be replaced at proper time intervals.
3. Radio: The RC car is controlled using a radio controller and can be the same as the ones used in RC cars which are electrically powered. The batteries are responsible for the radio controller to work which works on a 2-channel system. More batteries are will be needed for the receiver to work even though there are receivers fed by the motor.
4. Competition or sport: This aspect is most looked at while choosing a body style. Many options are available for you; there are options like trucks, sedans, stock cars, buggies and more popular models of car. These options are available in 2 versions: the competition and sport version. The RC sports cars are less expensive than any car you aim to race with, and of course this needs higher speeds and more power. Oil shocks and ball bearings are a few of the advanced facilities available for competition remote controlled car version.
Looking at the type of car you require, RTR or ready-to-car and RC car kits are available. For the amateurs, RTR kit is what you need to buy because this comes ready for fuel once outside the box. On the other hand, RC car kit needs lots of work but gives you the freedom of putting the pieces together.