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RC Car Tips Ezine 6.
Issue no. 6
July 18, 2003
Reading Time ~ 3 minutes
* 3 Summer RC Car Tips
* Free eBook - Secrets of Nitro RC Cars
* Recommended Cars and Truck for This Summer
* RC Airplanes and Helicopters
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SUMMER RC CAR TIPS
Summer at last! It is time to play rc cars, outdoors.
Here are some tips to keep in mind when playing or
racing in the hot summer weather.
1. Heat causes a lot of stress on electric cars. It is
easy to overheat the motor, batteries, and burn out an
electronic speed control.
For summer heat, it is best to gear a car to run for
at least 5 minutes (under-gear). This reduces the
strain on the motor, battery, and speed control.
Note, if your car runs for less than 4 minutes on a full
battery charge, then it is over-geared.
Also, try to avoid running a car for long periods of
time by immediately replacing a discharged battery with
a fully charge unit. Running for long periods of time
will overheat your motor and speed control.
Best is to allow the motor and speed control to cool
of after running 1 battery pack. Once they are cool,
then it is safe to run again using another battery.
2. Gas cars are also affected by the heat, although
not as big a problem as electric cars.
The main thing is to keep the nitro engine within the
correct temperature range.
I personally use the spit test. I place a small amount
of saliva on my finger, then place the saliva on the
heat sink of the engine.
If the saliva slowly bubbles and evaporates, then the
engine is still ok.
But if the saliva sizzles and evaporates within 2
seconds, then I know the engine is overheating.
When and engine is overheating, the safest action is
to stop the engine and allow it to cool off. To prevent
it from overheating again, adjust the carburetor
to a "richer" setting.
Also, during summer time, I let my nitro car cool of
after running 1 tank of fuel.
3. Racing during summer time requires tires that
provide stickiness under hot weather conditions.
Note: Racing tires are designed to work best under a
temperature range. For example, tire A might provide
more grip than tire B under cool conditions. But under
hot conditions, tire B will provide more grip than
Best is to ask your local racers or hobby shop for
tires that work best under hot conditions.
Those are my tips for now. Hope they were useful, and
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SUMMER CARS AND TRUCKS
Summer time is R/C season. No school, perfect weather,
it is time to play R/C!
Team Associated Nitro TC3 (Gas Touring Car)
1/10th Scale, 40+ mph
In my opinion, this is the best 1/10th scale on-road
nitro touring car.
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HPI Nitro Savage (Monster Truck)
1/8th Scale, 2.3 HP, 30,000 RPMs, 33+ mph
Bigger than the T-Maxx, the HPI Nitro Savage is a true
monster truck. Large size allows it to run in very
severe off-road conditions. Take it to the beach and
have some fun.
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On a tight budget? No problem.
HPI Dash Ready to Run (Electric Touring Car)
1/10th Scale, 12 mph
Best for beginners and those with a budget of less than
RC AIRPLANES AND HELICOPTERS
Want more rc stuff? Then try flying remote control
How about hovering micro helicopters?
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