If you ever owned an RC racer (like a 777) and wanted to install a BB (big block) engine other than a bump start.... this video is for you! This will show you ways to install anything onto any platform for your radio controlled vehicle.
Installing Nitro in Rc
In this tutorial, we learn how to install a new engine in an RC Nitro Truck. First, fix the engine fly wheel and then fix the clutch shoes. After this, fix the drive gear by making sure the bearings are fit into place. Next, put the drive gear on, then make sure there isn't an ...more
In this how to video, you will learn how to install and replace the glow plug in your RC car. Glow plugs are used to ignite the fuel in the engine. A glow ignition makes the filament in the plug red hot. To check if the glow plug works, place it on the ignition and check if th ...more
This video is on how to install and remove a clutch bell assembly for a nitro radio controlled engine, and some simple troubleshooting tips. It will show you the proper way of removing the flywheel, installing and removing clutch shoes, and how to ensure that the clutch bell ( ...more
This video tutorial shows you how to start and break in a new Nitro Engine for an RC Plane. 1. Block the carb and rotate the prop to prime the engine. 2. Using key, install glow plug to the side of the engine. 3. Use hand held starter motor to prime the engine more. 4. Open t ...more
Got a broken clutch on your favorite RC car? Don't despair. This video guide will tell you what to do to get your remote control vehicle back up and running in no time flat. This video goes over how to take a Traxxas, HPI, Ofna, Jammi, Losi AE or any other brand of RC truck, ...more
This video is on how to install the LED light kit onto your Axon Racing anti-gravity razorback racer hover. This video is on how to setup the axon racing anti gravity razorback racer. it involves receiver installation, zeroing your servo with the trims and lifting the horn, p ...more
These little bikes can be rather fiddly to start, but are fantastic when they are going. This is one way of getting them going. (Of course the bike was playing up for the camera and decided to make life difficult for me, but I still got it going). Now all I have to do is learn ...more
In this video, we learn how to tune an RC nitro engine. First, you will need to adjust your needles. Make sure you know which way to go as you are adjusting them. After this, you need to find your high speed needle and find where you will hook up your fuel line. Lean the motor ...more
This tutorial shows you how to resolve issues with your Nitro RC clutches. Sometimes applying the clutch can be difficult and result in damage to your vehicle. This shows you how to properly put it on and gives you some tips on how it shoule be put together and what to watch o ...more
Check out this video to learn how to disassemble a nitro RC engine. There are pretty good instructions in this video.
Do you want maximum performance for your TRex 4WD Nitro RC truck? This tutorial details the steps to tuning your Nitro engine, as well as the specific mechanics and inner workings of the Nitro Engine of Tyrannosaurus 4WD Nitro RC Truck. HIGH END: - Set the needle valve of the ...more
In this video, we learn how to clean an RC Nitro Truck or car. First, remove the wheels from the truck, then take an old toothbrush and brush the dirt and dust off. Don't force the brush into small places, just thoroughly brush all the dirty and clogged spots like your filter. ...more
This video is on how to test an RC (radio controlled) nitro engine for air leaks and also gas tanks for leaks. You need to take care of your radio controlled vehicle just as you would your real car.
In this tutorial, we learn how to adjust and align the brakes on a Nitro RC car. It's very important to adjust and align your brakes so your RC car stays in top shape and doesn't get ruined while you are using it. Take the caliper out and see what the strength of it is, if it ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to replace the clutch shoes in RC Nitro Trucks or cars. First, stick a screwdriver through the back of the clutch and remove the bolt from the back. Now, you will see the clutch and a spring that is on the side of it. Take this out, then you will ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to detect an air leak in a Nitro RC engine. Air leaks damage your engine which will take your tuning and completely void it. Now, take some soapy water and apply it to your engine and anything that is connected in between. Block off one end of th ...more
This video is on the numerous ways to prime a nitro radio controlled engine. This can be used on numerous kits ranging from the HPI Savage Series, Traxxas T Maxx, S Maxx, Revo 2.5 and 3.3, Jato, Rustler, Ofna Hyper 7, 8, 8.5, 9, etc.
This video address the "My RC does not work... fix it" questions that I get. The main issue is that people do not understand how to break the rc into segments and troubleshoot or diagnose off of that. This video will show you how to troubleshoot on a basic level the nitro engi ...more
Watch this instructional video as Alishan Mao takes you through a step by step tutorial on how to rebuild a 2-Stroke Wi X 18 Nitro Engine Clutch. The host provides you with a full list of tools needed to complete the job, as well as a list of common replacement parts. From her ...more
This video shows you how to tune the ACME attacker 1/8th scale nitro engine buggy. Use the high end valve and the idle speed screw as show in the film. Turn the engine and get it to the operating temperature and drive round to the see how the car performs. If the acceleration ...more
Starting with the cooling head you are going to have many different screws that could require a screw or a hex. After the screws are removed you can easily lift the cooling head from the engine. The plate underneath should pop right off along with the sleeve and the shim. Make ...more
First of all you have to loose the altitude by taking a circle or two around in the air. On the final turn make a good straight approach to runaway and don't use too much ‘ailerons’ then. Just use the controls ‘rudder’, ‘elevator’ and ‘throttle’. Also watch for the cars or the ...more
This video will show you how to tune your nitro engine on the LSN, HSN, MSN and other methods. Not sure if it is a idle or lean issue? We will help you! This video will show you the theory on how to turn. The counter clock wise (CCW) and clock wise (CW) movements of the hsn ( ...more
This video is on my break in method. I use half of the new school break in method and half of the traxxas. My method goes like this: tank 1: 1/4 throttle, leaned to 200 degrees, no full brakes and really no time limits on the throttle ever to keep it moving like the new schoo ...more
In this video we are about to see how to optimize a nitro-powered RC car for the weather. First to tune a engine we have to know what all the factors that will affect the engine and know how our engine works. The tuning of the engine varies with the place we go in. The tuning ...more
RC Car Action Magazine Editor Kevin Hetmanski shows you how to put after run oil in your nitro engine. Lubrication is essential to keep the parts working optimally and prevent rusting. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to put after run oil in a nitro engine of an RC vehi ...more
Alishan Mao describes how to fix a flooded Nitro Engine on an RC car, remove the excess fuel, and start the engine. Flooding of the engine can occur when priming the engine. If you prime the engine too much, the engine can get flooded, making it difficult to pull the pull star ...more
Chris Chianelli gives you some tips on breaking in your nitro engine. RC cars require maintenance, just like a real car, and also need to be broken in, just like a real car. Watch this video tutorial and learn the proper steps and precautions to be taken when playing with a ne ...more
See how to repair a nitro pull start for your RC (radio controlled) vehicle. You'll need it if you want to be a racer, especially if you don't know how to drive a real vehicle.
Chris Chianelli talks a little about how to properly store fuel. The fuel can go bad, aside from obviously being very flammable. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to increase the shelf life of nitro engine fuel for RC vehicles.
Kevin Hetmanski shows you how to remove fuel from your tank the right way. Fuel is highly flammable, and if not fully removed can gum up the fuel system. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to remove the nitro fuel from the tank of an RC vehicle the right way.
For all you future RC fans out there, if you're having trouble setting the Nitro engine gear mesh up on your RC vehicle, do we have the video for you. This tutorial will give you about 8 whole minutes of how to properly set up this easy task. Although it says it is for Nitro, ...more
This video is on how to setup the axon racing anti gravity razorback racer. it involves receiver installation, zeroing your servo with the trims and lifting the horn, programming the esc, installing the lipo, testing the unit, initial turn on. This is video 1 of lipo universi ...more
If you own a Traxxas Slash RC vehicle and plan on installing a ProLine Slash Protrac, then this tutorial is what you need. In both videos, you'll find out the necessary steps that are needed to help install whatever it is you need on your RC vehicle. The tools you'll need incl ...more
Well I've converted one of these rc bikes into a snarling (ha ha) nitro powered machine. I'm now going to convert my other stock model into a brushless monster. This particular bike had a rather bumpy crossing from the USA when I bought it from ebay. It got damaged in it's box ...more
If you've owned an XBox 360 for very long, chances are you've run into a cooling problem. The stock fans in the console case just aren't powerful enough to cool the processors. This video will show you how to alleviate the cooling problems by installing a Talismoon Whisper Max ...more
Installing beadlocks in your tires can help make sure that the wheel is secure and won't be going anywhere. There are many different types od beadlocks that can be purchased, but for this tutorial, you'll be finding out how to install one in an RC tire. It's really easy to do ...more
This video shows the basic steps to starting a cold RC nitro engine. • Remove the body cover of the RC car, exposing the engine. • Cover the exhaust and pull the starter chain a few times to fill gas lines and prime the engine. • Now, without covering the exhaust pull the star ...more
Learn how to modify your glow plug wrench so you don't lose your part. Most nitro engine RC vehicles come with a glow plug wrench, but they fall apart so easily. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to modify a glow plug wrench so the individual pieces don't get lost. You w ...more
This video shows how to drift with electric and petrol(nitro)model RC cars. Learn how to develop the right skills and find the right parts to drift with a toy model car.
RC Car Action Magazine Editor Kevin Hetmanski shows us how to properly start a nitro engine. The engine needs to be primed and then started, but be careful not to flood the engine. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to start a nitro engine on an RC car.
If you call yourself a hobbyist or a kid at heart, you know that remote-controlled vehicles are more than just fun. If you're a serious R/C man, you'll know all about doing everything to your model truck or car, like fixing wheels, vamping the pinion gears, waterproofing, trou ...more
Learn how to tune a nitro engine for a remote control toy with this video tutorial from Squirrelrod. This particular tutorial focuses on tuning by glow plugs, which sits at the top of the piston. Squirrel explains the various parts and equipment necessary as well as each step ...more
Installing clutch shoes is very simple. What you need are the clutch shoes, clutch shoe installation/removal tool which costs about $5 or a flat tip screwdriver. First, line up the clutch shoe. Plastic shoes wear out faster. Aluminum last longer. With the screwdriver method yo ...more
RC Car Action Magazine Editor Kevin shows you how to stop a nitro engine. Just bump the flywheel with a screwdriver or pinch the fuel line. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to stop a nitro engine on an RC vehicle.
Paul Onorato, senior editor of Radio Control Car Action magazine shows you how to remove a clutch nut and flywheel from a nitro engine. It's difficult because a wrench spins and pliers can pinch. Watch this video tutorial and learn an easy way to remove a clutch nut and flywhe ...more
Chris Chianelli talks a bit about nitro engines and using the main needle valve. Without knowledge of the vehicle's engine, you won't be able to use the RC vehicle to the max. Watch this video tutorial and learn the inner-workings of an RC vehicle engine.
Upgrade the shocks on your RC vehicle to new aftermarket parts with this informative video. This video details how to install the Universal Shock Mounting kit with Proline Power Strokes. Tools needed for this install are a 5.5 driver and a 2.0 hex.
Build a motor mount out of Lexan by making a template that ensures your plan will work and that you will reduce time, frustration, and re-work. Then, cut out the polycarbonate, mark the cutout on the motor, and assemble it all together on the radio control vehicle. Part 1 of 4 ...more
Model Airplane News Editor Gerry Yarrish shows how to install RC airplane control surface hinges. You'll need an Xacto knife, hinge installation tools, and hinge glue. It's a pretty basic procedure. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to attach hinges onto a remote control ...more
RC Car Action Magazine Editor Matt Higgins gives us a tip about body clips. Body clips can be difficult to grab. Watch this video tutorial and learn a trick for how to easily install and remove body clips.
In this how-to video, you will learn how to put back a 2 speed central gearbox in your RC vehicle. Take the time to clean your car. Remember that the shorter dog bone goes to the rear and the longer one goes to the front. Slide the dog bone in and make sure that it spins the w ...more
This video is on how to install a Revo forward only (or FOC) for your radio controlled vehicle. For this, you will need to remove your 2.5 or 3.3 Revo transmission from the kit and then I will walk you through the rest. You will basically be removing the front gears and then r ...more
If you feel like you're too stressed and need something to help you get away from it all, pick up a hobby. Maybe building and flying RC vehicles. This can be a great hobby to pick up on and not only will it help make you relax, but it can be a great way to have some fun in the ...more
RC Car Action Magazine Edito Paul Onorato demonstrates how to remove and install clutch shoes using a DuraTrax clutch shoe tool. The clutch show tool makes the clutch easy to install and remove. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to use the clutch shoe tool on a remote co ...more
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Patrick Norton and Veronica Belmont from Tekzilla will show you how to dual boot Windows 7 and download videos from YouTube. The hosts show viewers how to dual boot Windows XP Pro32 bit and Windows 7 RC 1 64 bit. In the first step as always you will want to back up your hard d ...more
Is your hobby remote controlled vehicles, specifically RC airplanes? Well, check out this video tutorial series to see how to assemble the Micro Racer P-51 R/C model aircraft from Plantraco. Yes, These planes are small - with a wingspan of only ten inches and flying weight of ...more
Is your hobby remote controlled vehicles, specifically RC airplanes? Well, check out this video tutorial series to see how to assemble the Micro Scout R/C model aircraft from Plantraco. Yes, These planes are small - with a wingspan of only twelve inches, but believe that... " ...more