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OFNA and NEO gas cars are affordable, fun, and fast!

1/10 Gas RC Touring Car

petrol gas nitro touring carMy third experience with a touring gas car was the 1/10 scale Neo gas touring. I bought the car 1 week before a big race called "1rst Neo Gas Touring Car Championship" to be held in the Philippines.

Fortunately for me, out of the box the car handled superbly. The only modifications I did was to add sticker rear tires. And with this package I was lucky enough to win the Championship race. 

Lucky because a radio glitch sent my car to the wall two laps from the end of the second A-main. This damaged two wheels and the tuned pipe disconnected from the nitro engine. Surprisingly, the car finished to the end, and I won the championship by 1/4 of a lap.

gas powered rc carThe next week, I competed in the annual Philippine Futaba Gas Open Championship race. This was open to all gas touring cars, including the Kyosho SuperTen. And fortunately again, the Neo was handled well. I was able to drive consistently and won that Championship.


Pictured above is my second gas rc car, the OFNA touring car. It was one of the "fun" cars I've ever owned. Using an OS .12 CV engine, a tuned pipe, and a 2-speed transmission, this car was very fast... estimated top speed of 45mph. 

OFNA Gas Powered RC Cars

OFNA nitro gas powered rc carOFNA makes cheap, affordable rc gas cars without sacrificing quality. The latest model is the OFNA OB4 Nitro RTR (picture on the left). This car is perfect for those seeking to get into nitro cars at an affordable price.

It comes complete with a 2-speed transmission, full ball bearings, tuned pipe, nitro .12PS engine. And best of all, a top speed in excess of 50mph!

Click here to buy this gas car online

Buying Tips

RTR or ready-to-run means that the cars are usually assembled and comes almost complete with all necessary items to run.

However, there are still some things that you might need to buy.

Nitro Fuel These are specially blended fuel for rc gas cars. Be careful, the fuel used for model airplanes is different. Be specific in requesting for fuel for rc gas cars.

Fuel is also classified according to nitro content. The higher the nitro content, the more power. I personally use fuel with only 10% nitro, I find this is good enough to win races, and is cheaper than fuel with 15 - 20% nitro.

Glow driver or igniter The nitro engines use a glow plug (similar to a spark plug of a real engine). To start the engine, this glow plug must be heated. 

A device called a glow driver or igniter, powered by a 1.5v battery, is used to heat the glow plug.

Batteries The transmitter would require 8 AA sized batteries, the receiver 4 AA sized batteries. To save money in the long run, buy rechargeable batteries.


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