Hobbyking Nitro Rc Bike
The HobbyKing name is synonymous with bikes like the HobbyKing Nitro RC Bike, one of the finest nitro-powered RC bikes you can buy in stores today. The HobbyKing Nitro RC Bike is so popular amongst hobbyists that there are many competitions held around the world, solely in this category of RC motorbikes, to cater to all the HobbyKing Nitro RC Bike owners out there. From build-quality to performance, the HobbyKing Nitro RC Bike comes with anything and everything you might want from an RC bike.
Everything about the HobbyKing Nitro RC Bike
The first step is to understand the HobbyKing Nitro RC Bike itself and see what the fuss is all about. Inside the box, you get a Ready-to-Run bike that is 100% built and assembled in the factory. That means, you can rest assured when it comes to build quality and even the quality of the assembly process. The body of the HobbyKing Nitro RC Bike is painted to resemble that of the Ducati 999R, which in itself is one of the coolest things about the bike. All this strikes your eyes even before you start dwelling on the inner-parts.
The HobbyKing Nitro RC Bike runs on a powerful 0.15 nitro-engine manufactured by one of the masters in the business - Sanye! The engine is extremely powerful for this 1:5 scale bike, hitting incredible speeds. However, those speeds would be impossible if it weren't for other parts that go into the making of the HobbyKing Nitro RC Bike, namely the oil-filled suspensions in front and rear, that eat up all those track-bumps without hesitation.
The power of the engine is delivered to the tyres with a sturdy chain-drive system and the train-itself is controlled by ball-bearings, ensuring smooth transition of power from the engine to the wheels. The stock-version of the HobbyKing Nitro RC Bike comes with slick tyres for optimal track performance, offering incredible grip as they get warmer. Finally, one of the most important things you need, in races, are good brakes and the HobbyKing Nitro RC Bike comes with disc-brakes on the rear wheel for extra stopping power without losing grip.
In terms of the electronics, the HobbyKing Nitro RC Bike comes with two high-speed servos that give greater control over the machine while the guard-wires on the side protect the LiPo battery pack that powers this mammoth RC motorcycle. The bike itself is about 410mm long and with everything installed and ready to go, it weighs around 1.87kg, enough weight to make the bike feel sturdy and ready to take some punishment.
Hitting the Tracks with the HobbyKing Nitro RC Bike
The ease of heading out to the tracks is personified in the process you need to undertake - just plug in the batteries and you are ready to go. The body of the HobbyKing Nitro RC Bike is a clip-on shell so you can just pull it off and pop-it back on to make changes to your bike, refuel it and so on. As with any HobbyKing product, the electronics are neatly assembled and zip-tied to the chassis to ensure no lose parts. So, if you are tinkering about, you shouldn't have a problem identifying and setting things right as you go along.
The throttle servo and steering servos are separated to ensure that you have greater control, while running the HobbyKing Nitro RC Bike or simply tuning it up for an improved experience. The fuel tank is a bit small so you might need to refuel constantly if you are looking to run it for considerable periods at length. The good thing about that is that the constant need to refuel can give the engine an opportunity to cool-down between runs, which can lead to a longer-life for the engine.
Breaking in the engine is important in the case of any nitro-powered engine and the HobbyKing Nitro RC Bike is no different in this matter. To start things up, you need to remove the rider and the body-shell to give you access to the inner parts. The model comes with its own fuel-filling bottle with a nozzle, to make it easier to put fuel into the tank. You fill the HobbyKing Nitro RC Bike up by connecting this bottle's nozzle to the filler-pipe coming out of it.
Before you start off, you need to get the fuel into the carburettor and to do that, you might need to use a drill to turn the engine, after blocking the exhausts, and letting the fuel get into the carburettor. Then, you just insert the igniter and start the engine. The HobbyKing Nitro RC Bike has a separate igniter on the top, near the handle-bars, as access to the actual glow plug is a bit difficult. You can connect your igniter to this extension and start the engine with the drill.
On the track, the bike runs quite quick and is perfect for sharp-cornering and high-speed racing. There are plenty of competitions happening around the world where the HobbyKing Nitro RC Bike is a separate category for racers. Even though this is a Ready-to-Run bike, the quality of the motor and the build-quality gives it incredible performance and if you are looking to spend days out there racing with your mates, then the HobbyKing Nitro RC Bike is the bike for you!