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Brushed Electric, Brushless Electric, Nitro, Petrol - Which One Is Right For You?

When looking into buying a new RC car you’re presented with a multitude of options. Of course, these cars are expensive and you don’t want to end up spending a lot of money on a model that isn’t right for you. Too many remote control cars end up rusting away in the garage and we want to avoid that as much as you. We want you to get the most out of your RC car so we’re here to help you select a model that’s right for you.

One of the very first decisions you have to make but probably one of the most important ones is what drives you vehicle. So let’s get started!

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Brushless Electric Vs. Nitro

Over the years nitro RC cars have been at the forefront of the industry providing professionals with the power they need to compete at high levels. The creation of brushless electric motors has built a rivalry between the two motor types but the general public continues to believe that nothing can beat a noisy, dirty, nitro engine.

Now we want to share a little secret with you - it’s not true!

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Which Nitro Fuel Should I Use?

So you want to know a little bit more about nitro fuel? What do the different nitro percentages mean, what difference does it make and which one should you be using? They’re all pretty common questions and if you don’t know the answers then it’s probably time you did. Whether you’re new to the world of nitro RC models or you’re just used to sticking to the manufacturer’s recommended settings, it’s time you wised up! After all, if you don’t know enough about it then you may end up damaging your motor or worse, breaking it. 

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How To Break In Your Nitro RC Car

So you’ve got a new nitro RC car or your thinking about buying one but you don’t know the correct procedure for starting it up the first time. Well, unfortunately, there isn’t one. If you search on the Internet you’ll find hundreds of people stating that they know the best way to break in a nitro RC car but we don’t want to do that. Instead, we want to take you through the basics and put together a really simple guide to give you a safe and easy way to break in your new nitro engine.

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Quick Start - How To Start Your Nitro RC Car

Nitro RC cars are fairly simple to start up as long as you know what you’re doing. Here are few basic steps to go through each time you start your nitro engine...

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Learn how to whip your RC car in the air and stop it from nose diving in 2 easy steps

Tired of taking off from a jump and seeing your RC car nosedive to the ground on a suicide mission? Or maybe you know the basics of air control but want to know a bit more and even add some style to your flight? Great! Because we’re about to show you how to master all of it in just two easy steps.

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Why won't my nitro RC car start?

Why does my nitro RC car start but then cut out?

How do I turn off my nitro RC car engine?

Why does my steering control the throttle (or visa versa)?

Why is my pull start really hard to pull?

Why doesn't my transmitter work?

Why does my engine cut out when I let go of the throttle?

Do I need to oil my air filter?

What tools and accessories will I need for my ntiro RC car?




Coaxial, Fixed Pitch and Collective Pitch – What’s the Difference?

There are three main types of RC helicopters and although they all look pretty similar, they are completely different to fly so it’s best to know what you’re getting yourself into before you make your decision.

Let’s begin by taking you through the different types of remote controlled helicopter...

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The difference between a 3, 4 and 6 channel helicopter

There are many things that distinguish the level of RC helicopter but one of the most obvious ones is the number of channels it has. “What is a channel?” I hear you asking. Well, we’ve made this little guide to tell you all about them.

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