Nitro Powered Remote Controlled Cars - Speed Demons
Remote-controlled cars can reach a maximum speed of 55 to 60 mph and are made with
various engines including a Nitro powered engine that mixes air and Nitro through the carburetor in addition to usually having a mixture of menthol and nitromethane - only about 10 to 30 percent of this is included in the engine in order to make it run.
Several of the Nitro powered remote-controlled cars contain a four wheel drive system with shaft drive, two speed transmission, a powerful 15 Japan engine equipped with a side carburetor and pull-starter, adjustable aluminum shocks, metal bearings, a differential with built-in front and rear bevel gears, a sealed box for protecting the receiver system, disc brake system, a stiff and sturdy aluminum chassis and in some cases a Nitro power starter kit which includes a remote control radio transmitter, instruction manual, AA glow plug igniter, four way wrench, mini four way wrench, fuel pump and fuel bottle.
As with any Nitro powered remote-control toy, adult supervision is preferred in most adults will enjoy participating in such a fun hobby alongside their children. Nitro RC Cars are an expensive hobby and therefore care should be taken as to not run a small car into parked vehicles, trees, people or anything else that could be damaging to the remote-control car.
Some people like to set up a miniature race track, with lots of curves and twists for their Nitro remote-controlled cars to race along. This type of miniature race track gives the remote-control car “driver” more to do with the car then drive it in circles around an empty parking lot. When setting up a miniature race track you something that is softer such as old tires, sandbags or hay bales so that if the Nitro remote-controlled car does crash into the sides of the race track, there will be less damage. Challenging your friends to a race is also a fun way to do more with your remote-controlled car or if you purchase an off-road remote-controlled vehicle, you can put it through the paces in an obstacle course because they are usually very rugged and can take going over difficult terrain such as rocks and downed tree branches.
There are several 3-D simulators and tutorials one can take online using their computer or game console in order to get better at driving their remote-controlled car before taking them out in the real world.
Many of the Nitro remote-controlled cars come ready to drive out of the box; however there are a few cars that require some assembly. Some of the more experience remote control car enthusiasts prefer to assemble their own cars and take pride in painting and adding specialized decals to the frames. It is best to check with the hobby store near you if you are considering putting together your own Nitro remote-controlled car. The people who work at these hobby stores will have advice on the best way to approach putting together your own remote-controlled car.
Nitro remote-controlled cars can be found online through special remote-controlled Internet toy stores or through local hobby stores.