June 07, 2005

My petrol rc car

Being an engineer I do like doing things with my hands… sometimes I like to build contraptions that, despite following instructions meticulously, never quite seem to work as predicted.

In this case however it isn't my fault. The car I am currently building, a Nitro racer, is part of a kit, and is build up over months; as new parts are sent mensually.

However there is far too much backtracking between issues and it is getting rather frustrating.

Just thought, since I now have a blog, I am entitled to my own little rant every now and then.


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  1. Lee Davis

    You do realise that you could probably buy a complete kit for less than half the cost of buying the part work, and actually guarantee having all the parts.
    Anyway what sort of engineer actually reads instructions, except as a last resort once everything else has failed.

    08 Jun 2005, 00:11

  2. Well now we know what sort of engineer i am.
    I think part of the fun is actually putting the model together. Of course it actually working is pretty important too. I normally get it checked by someone in a model shop before I break it.

    08 Jun 2005, 00:44

  3. i thought you should know better will than builiding something from a dodgy magazine – didn't you learn anything this year :P

    08 Jun 2005, 02:40

  4. Moo the Moo Foo

    I bake cakes following the instructions 'meticulously', but they never come out as predicted.

    It is not my fault however as I buld up ingredients over time and then use them as called for in the recipe. I still have a bag of flour that says: Best Before June 2003.

    14 Sep 2005, 17:43

  5. Millsy, from the UK

    Are you stupid, go to www.storacing and get a BMW m3 gtr 4×4 road racer for 179.99 quid and free uk delivery, with a starter kit, itll be a lot faster AND cheaper, lol

    18 Nov 2005, 17:28

  6. boo

    could anyone help. is there any way to start rc petrol cars using a high voltage battery

    23 Apr 2006, 14:48

  7. dan

    hi i know this may sound stupid but i want to mount a 25cc whipper snipper engine on my 1/8 rc monster truck, is this likely to be done. does anyone know of a site or anyone who has done it that will help me?

    20 Aug 2006, 12:55

  8. Kris

    Dose anyone know what the best off road 4 wheel drive petrol r/c is …... want it to cope with long-ish grass, water and rough terrain.

    07 Sep 2006, 18:09

  9. Kyle

    Yeah the HPI Savage X just purchased one off ebay for £365 with starter kit, excellent machine, built to bash and is v.quick.

    18 Sep 2006, 17:52

  10. ben

    i have just finshed making my rc car using a whipper snipper (weed wacker) engine. still need to make some improvements.

    one problem, i cant think of how to stop this thing from spinning out

    09 Oct 2006, 09:58

  11. kieran

    hi does anyone know where to start with an off road petrol car RC under £140 with a glowplug

    16 Oct 2006, 17:00

  12. billy-bo piper

    errm hi im reeli interestid in buyung a petrol car and theres two things i need answering

    1) i dont have a clue about them
    2)and i just want some advice on what car to get now im a beginner because they are relli expensive
    thanks alot billy-bo

    ps kool name int it

    11 Feb 2007, 18:54

  13. 1964

    ^^ Dude, if you don’t know, why not do some homework before just asking people and stuff? people are more likely to answer if you have a slight clue what you’re on about. I was going to ask where i can get a Corolla AE86 or RX-7 for under £200?

    21 Feb 2007, 16:35

  14. simon

    hi there i just got a petrol car from the car boot it is a bmw w5 1/10 and i have a problem i start it and the wheels spin only the back ones and it is 4wd and i can not tune it but they spin so fast the tyres come of can any one help me?? thanks e-mail=battlemaster2006@hotmail.co.uk

    12 Apr 2007, 18:58

  15. liam

    hi i have i petrol rc car i mesed with the nidle and now i dnt no which way is which is it like ( to the right is faster or 2 the left slower i dnt get it ) liam .

    10 May 2007, 20:34

  16. liam

    my car wnt start awell ijst cnt start it help !

    12 May 2007, 13:59

  17. mark

    IVE BEEN BUILDING A CAR JUST LIKE YOU FROM A LOAD OF MAGS. IM BUILDING A BMW M3 GTR IVE ONLY GOT THE ENGINE LEFT TO DO. IVE GOT NEON LIGHTS ALL AROUND THE BOTTOM. IVE CHANGED THE ARIEAL FROM THAT BIT OF WIRE TO ONE OF THE ARIEALS ON TOP OF THE REMOTE.IT IS LOOKING GOOD.

    16 Jun 2007, 18:14

  18. jack windross

    i wonderd can u put 1.2 volt batteries in a 1.5 reciever or would it slow it down plz help plz plz?

    07 Jul 2007, 15:27

  19. That Weasel

    Hi, i was wondering where i could buy some neon lighting for my R/C car. I’ve tried a bunch of Google websites, but they’re no help. I’m from America so i don’t no how 2 pay in english pounds or whatever, so could you get a website that pays in dollars or $.

    26 Jul 2007, 15:56

  20. melissa

    it is no use buying a already made car when you can build your own

    14 Aug 2007, 11:45

  21. matty

    hi, can anyone tell me a good place to by a cheap petrol car???
    reply back or add me on msn-- mr_ma_tty@hotmail.co.uk or- http://www.bebo.com/matty-765

    thanks

    18 Aug 2007, 17:36

  22. tuffy

    CAN SOME 1 PLZ TELL ME HOW TO MAKE A PETROL RC ALL DO I NEED 4 IT">CAR
    CAN I MODIFY MY OLD RC INTO A PETROL 1

    23 Oct 2007, 17:31


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