Pro Tips - Nitro Tips
When using your model please make sure to TURN RADIO ON FIRST AND OFF LAST. Not doing this can cause issues and/or harm to the model. If your radio has a pull up antenna make sure it is fully extended to get maximum range.
If the model is equipped with a NIMH rechargeable battery, charge at 1-2amps for the first charge. The battery will not reach full life until 10-15 charge cycles. Lipo batteries can be charged at 1c. (1000mah battery at 1 amp)
NIMH and Lipo batteries can NEVER be run dead and should only be driven or flown until it slows down and/or gets to the voltage cut off.
If using AA batteries, use a good quality battery and change as soon as you see the servos starting to slow down.
All Nitro and Gas motors have a break-in. Please refer to manual for instructions.
If your model does not start check these 3 things:
1. Make sure it is getting fuel. (If flooded remove plug and flip over until all the fuel is gone from the cylinder)
2. Make sure the glow plug is lighting. (The plug has to be cherry red to fire.)
3. Air (Make sure the air filter is not saturated or plugged with dirt. Clean with dish soap and water and re-oil with filter oil.)
Make sure to loosen the plug if motor is hard to turn over. Once the motor starts you can remove the ignitor and tighten the plug. This is highly recommended for new motors so the starting system does not break. To easily start a cold and/or new motor, pre-heat with a hair dryer or heat gun. Be very careful not to melt or burn anything.
Always clean after running and check all fasteners to make sure they are tight. It is a good idea to lube bearings every few uses. Please refer to manual for directions and after care.
All waterproof cars must be clean of all water and snow after using in wet conditions. All bearings and motors must be cleaned and lubed to prevent wear and failure.