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How To Troubleshoot A Nitro Engine [Pipe/Gaskets]

How To Troubleshoot A Nitro Engine [Pipe/Gaskets]

Pipe/Gaskets: Check your tuned pipe for leaks by disassembling it and pulling it off of the engine.  A tight seal between the engine exhaust gasket and the header is vital.  Check the header/pipe gasket as well.  If either of these rubber gaskets is torn, replace it,  Exhaust leaks cause tuning problems every time. Carburetor (Click […]
How To Troubleshoot A Nitro Engine [Glow Plugs/Igniters]

How To Troubleshoot A Nitro Engine [Glow Plugs/Igniters]

It’s Running…Right? When all else fails, ask an experienced nitro guy to check your equipment.  There’s no replacement for experience, and as you tune more engines, you’ll become familiar with problem signals and their causes.  Just remember-an engine needs fuel, air and a spark to run properly.  Keep those three components healthy, and your engine […]
How To Troubleshoot A Nitro Engine [Air Filter]

How To Troubleshoot A Nitro Engine [Air Filter]

Air Leaks? Years ago, manufacturing tolerances weren’t as tight as they are now, and air leaks that cause finicky engine performance were common then.  This isn’t the case as often now.  You can protect against and prevent air leaks by sealing the carburetor (Lucky7 Air Seal works perfectly), but don’t automatically assume that your tuning […]

Pit Envy – 8 Cool Tools To Make Your Racing Buddies Jealous [Mini Voltmeter]

Wrap-Up Racing is all about preparation and having the right tools to deal with any situation.  Expanding the scope of your toolbox can save your race day when you find yourself in a bind and can also help keep your vehicle running smooth and fast. Mini Voltmeter: Maker Shed $7.99 It is impossible to get […]
Pit Envy – 8 Cool Tools To Make Your Racing Buddies Jealous [Microlight]

Pit Envy – 8 Cool Tools To Make Your Racing Buddies Jealous [Microlight]

Inova Microlight: $7.99 LED lights are great when trying to find a stray part or while inspecting your ride in low-light conditions.  There are many brands on the market, but the Inova Microlight is perfect for the RC racer’s toolbox. It is small enough to fit on a key chain or in a toolbox drawer, […]
Pit Envy – 8 Cool Tools To Make Your Racing Buddies Jealous [Soldering Iron]

Pit Envy – 8 Cool Tools To Make Your Racing Buddies Jealous [Soldering Iron]

Expanding the scope of your toolbox can save your race day when you find yourself in a bind. Butane Soldering Iron: Berzomatic $19.99 Electric soldering irons are great, but what happens when you do not have time to wait for it to heat up, or you are pitting in a place without electrical hookups?  The […]
Panther Tires

Panther Tires

Kevin interviews Panther Tires on some of their new products at the RCX show in Long Beach, California.
Tekno RC

Tekno RC

Kevin interviews Tekno RC on some of their new products.
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