Rc Nitro Cars
There are many different types of RC cars available, some of the best known are RC Nitro Cars. RC Nitro cars work in a different way to electric cars because they use an engine powered by glow fuel. One of the biggest advantages of RC Nitro cars is that they can be used without needing to worry about charging the batteries. Topping the fuel up is as easy as filling the tank on your road car and this makes them really easy to use.
Racing nitro cars can be very enjoyable and many people prefer building and racing them rather than building electric cars. RC Nitro cars are often seen as much more sophisticated machines and are rarely seen as toys.
RC Nitro cars run on a special type of fuel which is a liquid. This is normally blue, yellow or green in color depending on the brand you purchase. This fuel is highly flammable and is ignited inside the engine to create movement.
Different octanes of nitro fuel can be purchased which all ignite slightly differently. Different mixes of fuels can be used to improve the performance of your car.
Types of RC Nitro Cars
RC Nitro cars are available in a wide range of different styles and types. There are RC race cars, and RC off-road vehicles. The most common RC Nitro cars include monster trucks and jeeps because the engines can provide plenty of power to help overcome any obstacles encountered.
RC Nitro cars may not be popular with everyone because they make much more noise than electric vehicles. The engines also get very hot which means that they may not be suitable for younger children.
How RC Nitro Cars Work
A nitro car uses a glow plug which works in a similar way to a spark plug in your car to ignite the fuel. An external power supply is applied to the glow plug to heat it and cause the fuel to be ignited. If there are any problems with the RC glow plug then this will prevent the car from starting properly.
Troubleshooting and fixing the glow plug will be able to resolve the majority of problems experienced with RC Nitro cars.
Electric RC Systems
Although the RC Nitro Cars are powered by Nitro Glow fuel this doesn't completely eliminate the need for batteries. The Remote control system itself is still electric and does not get any power from the engine.
Although the throttle, brakes and steering controls themselves are mechanical electricity is needed for the remote control. Radio receivers require electricity to work. Servos are small electric motors which are used to adjust the mechanical throttle and other controls. Without batteries these systems in RC Nitro cars would fail to work.
The batteries used are often regular AA alkaline cells and replacing them can be difficult. These batteries should last for quite a long time as long as you remember to switch the power off once you've finished using it. Replacing the batteries can often require some fairly major disassembly of the RC Nitro Cars.