Rc Boat Engines

No Power without RC Boat Engines!

RC boat engines are the life and heart of any RC Boat. Without RC boat engines, you would have to rely on the power of wind to move your RC boat. An RC boat is quite incomplete without the inclusion of RC boat engines and depending on the kind of boat you are looking to run, these engines will vary.

The first and most commonly used type of RC boat engines are the electric variety. These engines run on electric power supplied through a battery-servo unit. While in earlier days, electric RC boat engines would run on a brush-system, today, brushes have been removed to provide more efficiency and longer life. Without any brushes, there aren't many parts that you can damage.

The next category includes gas-powered RC boat engines. These engines are similar to the internal combustion engines running automobiles around you. The only difference is that they are extremely small in size, therefore producing less power, comparatively.

Gas-powered RC boat engines, as the name suggests, run on gas or petrol. This makes them more expensive to run as compared to electric RC boat engines that can simply be plugged in and charged again.

Nitro-based RC boat engines are the biggest engines of the lot. Running on a special mixture that includes nitro-methane, these nitro engines generate a lot more power than their gas-based counterparts. Nitro engines are also the most expensive of the lot and, like gas-based engines, require a lot of maintenance over time.

Nitro-based RC boat engines are also internal combustion engines that are based on same concept as gas-based models.

The primary difference between all three types of engines, besides the obvious fuel type, is the power output that they give. Nitro-based RC boat engines are far superior to the other two, gas-based engines coming in at second while electric come a distant third.

In terms of maintenance, nitro- and gas-based models require the most amount of maintenance and even when not in use, need to be cleaned out regularly. Electric-based RC boat engines are far more independent and do not require regular maintenance. Poor maintenance can also mean the difference between an efficient engine and a fuel-guzzler.

In the world of RC boats, you need to be extremely careful with the kind of engine you are picking. Depending on the time and effort you are willing to spend in running, cleaning and storing your boat, it is up to you to pick the right RC boat engines for the job.

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