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G racing IMPORTANT FAQ’S & GLOSSARY will provide answers to frequently asked questions about G-racing vehicles, parts and the RC hobby.

IMPORTANT FAQ’S

 1. How Fast Do They Go?

Answer: The top speed of your car will vary according to a wide range of factors, including the fuel used and the conditions that the car is run in. RC cars can speed upto 50 – 100 kilometer  per hour

 

2. My Car Will Not Start, What Can I Do ?

In the first instance we would suggest reading the manual of the car, and then  restarting the setup procedure, just     to make sure you have not missed anything.

Once you have checked you are following the correct starting procedure then you should ensure that your car's         engine is set to it's factory base settings.

If this fails to resolve your issue then you can contact us for further help.

 

3. My Engine Stalls When I Remove The Glow Starter

ANSWER: There is one of two possible problems:

1) The glow plug may be faulty and require replacement. You can find details of the glow plugs that we sell .

2) Your engine may be set too rich - try returning the engine to it\'s base settings as shown in the instruction manual and beginning the tuning process again.

 

 4.  My Nitro Car Stalls When I Apply The Brake

ANSWER:It sounds like your idle speed is set too low. Try turning the idle screw 1/2 turn clockwise and start the engine of your car with the wheels off the ground. You can use your instruction manual to help identify the idle screw if you are unsure where to find it.

Next, apply the brakes on your transmitter and start turning the idle screw slowly anti-clockwise until the engine stalls. Once you have reached this point, turn the idle screw 1/8 turn clockwise again.

When set correctly the car should sit at a standstill when the engine is idling. You may find that on a brand new car the idle has to be set slightly higher so that the car does not stall. This is acceptable provided the car is not moving quicker than walking pace. You should be able to reduce the idle speed after a few more tanks of fuel.

 

 5.What's The Best Way To Stop A Nitro Engine ?

ANSWER:There are several methods of stopping your engine; the easiest is to use a rag pressed over the tip of your engine's exhaust. Be very careful when doing this, the exhaust on your car is likely to be hot, especially if it is made of metal!

You can also pinch the fuel line running from the fuel tank to the engine until the engine stalls. It is recommended that you do this with the car's wheels off the floor; as the fuel runs out the engine revs will increase before the engine stalls.

 

 6. What Is, And How Do I Use After Run Oil?

ANSWER:Nitro engine fuel can absorb moisture and of course moisture is destructive to the inside of a nitro engine. Coating the internal engine parts in after run oil keeps out moisture and keeps the engine’s components in the best possible condition.

To apply after run oil first remove the glow plug. All that is needed is a few drops of after run oil into the glow plug hole in the top of the engine and a few drops into the air intake of the carburettor. Turn the engine over a few times by hand and replace the glow plug. If the engine is to be left for some time then it is worth making sure that the exhaust and air intake holes are blocked to keep out moisture and dirt.

 

 7.What Fuel Should I Use?

ANSWER:The type of fuel that you require will depend on the engine that is fitted into your car - we would suggest either 16% Nitro or 20% Nitro fuels for small block (.12-.18) engines and 20% Nitro or 25% Nitro fuels for big block (.21-.36) engines.

We always run our cars on the fuels that we distribute and find them to run reliably with a long engine life so we wouldn't hesitate to recommend that you also use them in your car. Your local model shop will also be happy to advise on other fuels that they have available that suit your requirements.

 

 8. What Is A Glow Plug Igniter?

ANSWER:A glow plug igniter is a battery-powered spring-loaded tube that fits over the glow plug of an engine to heat up the glow plug until it is red-hot (usually 2-3 seconds is all it takes). With fuel in the carburetor, the pull starter is pulled or the starter box engages the flywheel. If the engine is tuned properly, it will start right up. Every R/C engine needs a glow plug igniter to start

 

9 . WHAT IS BIND N-DRIVE
Learn about a transmitter-less vehicle option for RC enthusiasts who already own a surface DSM transmitter. This money-saving innovation allows you to add a G-racing Bind-N-Drive vehicle to your collection without the extra cost or clutter of an additional transmitter.

 

10. WHAT IS BRUSHLESS MOTOR?

Learn more about G-racing’s revolutionary line of Xcelorin Brushless Systems, and how they will improve the performance of your electric vehicle.

 

11. WHAT IS ELECTRONICS?

Learn more about the latest technology for G-racing vehicles. We have included information on DSM, receivers, transmitters and servos.

 

12. WHAT IS ENGINE?
Learn more about engines offered by G-racing. Find information on how to keep your engine tuned and maintained for optimum performance.

 

13. WHAT ARE LIPO BATTERIES ? 
Get the true facts about LiPo batteries. Find best-practice tips on using, charging and storing your LiPo batteries.

 

 

  14. WHAT IS NITROTANE FUEL?
 Learn more about Nitrotane, G-racing’s high performance fuel.

 

15. PIT GEAR ?

Find out more about G-racing’s tools, gauges and RC storage and transport products designed specifically for use with RC vehicles.

 

16. SMARTDIFFS ?

Get tips on installing a SmartDiff on your 1/8-scale 8IGHT/2.0-platform vehicle. You will also find tips on SmartDiff tuning as well as maintaining your SmartDiff to ensure optimal performance.

 

17. TIRES ?

Find out about G-racing’s different tire compounds, which tires are best for your track surface, why foam inserts are imperative to your vehicle’s performance and more.

 


 

GLOSSARY

Ø        6-Cell Battery: The most common configuration of surface RC batteries, a 6-cell battery pack is constructed out of 6 individual cells that are soldered or spot welded together. The output voltage of a 6-cell battery is rated at 7.2 volts. A 6-cell battery pack is commonly referred to as a "Stick Pack".

 

Ø        Anti-Squat: The angle of the rear inboard suspension mounts when they are angled towards the rear of the chassis.

Ø        Backplate: A plate that seals off the rear of the crankcase of an engine. Backplates can be designed to accommodate pull start mechanisms as well.

 

Ø        Battery Cycling: To fully discharge and charge a battery in order to erase battery memory.

 

Ø       Battery Pack: An arrangement of batteries(cells) used to power an RC vehicle. Battery Packs are rechargeable, which saves you money in the long run.

Ø      Battery Charger: An electronic device that recharges a battery pack, making it possible to reuse the same battery over and over again

 

Ø      Brushes: Made from a combination of carbon, graphite and silver, brushes are used to transfer the current to the commutator to create locomotion. There are a number of sizes, shapes and configurations that brushes can be found in, but the most common is still rectangular.

 

Ø      Brushless Motor: A brushless motor uses its magnetic field to transfer current and create motion, where brushed motors require physical contact between the brush and commutator. Brushless motors are much more efficient thanks to their nearly friction-free operation.

 

Ø       CA (Cyanoacrylate) An instant type glue that is available in various consistencies (Thin, Medium, Thick and Gel) used for minor repairs or to glue a tire to a wheel

 

Ø      Capacity: The maximum amount of energy a battery cell can store.

 

Ø      Camber: The angle that the top of the tire leans inward or outward in comparison to the centerline of the chassis. Negative camber refers to a characteristic when the top of the tire leans inward towards the centerline of the chassis, while positive camber refers to when the top of the tire leans outward.

 

Ø      Carburetor: A mechanical device used to adjust the mixture of air and fuel fed to the combustion chamber of an engine. By adjusting the needle valve in the carburetor, you control the engines lean/rich fuel mixture and determine the engines throttle response, temperature and overall speed.

 

Ø      Caster:Refers to the angle of the steering knuckle as it would be angled front or rearward. If you were to draw a line from the centerline of the knuckle to the ground, angling of the knuckle towards the rear of the car is referred to as negative caster. If the knuckle is angled towards the front of the car that is referred to as positive caster. In the rear of the car, this is referred to as Pro-Squat and Anti-Squat.

 

Ø      Cell: A single energy or charge-storing unit within a pack of cells that form the battery. Each cell has a voltage rating that is combined with the other cells' voltages to form the overall battery voltage rating.

 

Ø      Chassis: The main frame of an RC car or truck that all the components are connected to

 

Ø     Controller: What you hold to control your RC model. There are two different styles of controllers. One is referred to as a stick radio, has two sticks, used to control throttle and direction. The other is called a wheel radio and utilizes a small steering wheel to control direction, while a trigger is used for throttle, brakes and reverse. This is also referred to as a transmitter.

 

Ø      Crankcase: Main body of the engine that houses the engines internal components.

 

Ø     Crystal: In traditional radios, the crystal is what determines what frequency a radio broadcasts on

 

Ø     Discharger: A device or feature built into a battery charger designed to completely drain a battery pack of all its stored energy

 

Ø       ESC: Electronic Speed Controlleran electronic device that regulates the current being transferred from the battery pack to your radio system and motor. There are three popular variations of Electronic Speed Controllers: one for brushed motors, one for brushless motors and one that can operate both.

 

Ø      Fuel Tubing: A silicone tubing used to carry fuel from the fuel tank to the carburetor. Fuel tubing is also used to connect the pressure fitting on your pipe or muffler to the pressure fitting on your fuel tank.

 

Ø       Head: The component which forms the top of the compression chamber of an engine

 

Ø      Heatsink: Generally made from aluminum, a heatsink can be mounted to a motor, ESC, engine or any device that generates heat to help draw that heat away from crucial components.

 

Ø      Hump Pack:Refers to a battery pack configuration. Generally speaking a hump pack will have one or more cells mounted above the rest of the pack.

Ø      MAh (Milliamp Hour): A measure of a cells capacity. The larger the number of milliamps the longer the battery cell will last.

 

Ø      Manifold: The manifold is a shaped tube that connects the exhaust port of your engine to the muffler or tuned pipe in your vehicle.

 

Ø      Memory:A phenomenon that degrades battery performance. It occurs in Ni-Cd batteries when they are repeatedly charged and not fully discharged. This can also occur with Ni-MH batteries to a lesser extent

 

Ø      MSC: Mechanical Speed Controlbased on slot car controllers, a mechanical speed control uses a wiper system to regulate the current transferred from your battery pack to your motor.

 

Ø      Muffler: This device muffles engine noise and increases the back pressure from the engines exhaust. Not as effective as a tuned exhaust system.

 

Ø      Ni-Cd :This abbreviation stands for nickel cadmium, the chemical compound used in rechargeable batteries.

 

Ø      Nitromethane: Also known simply as nitro, this fuel source is used for the majority of 2-cycle RC engines.

 

Ø      Peak Detection: Usually refers to a type of battery charger that automatically shuts off when a battery is fully charged.

 

Ø      Pro-Squat: The angle of the rear inboard suspension mounts when they are angled towards the front of the chassis.

 

Ø      Receiver: A device mounted into a car or aircraft that receives and decodes a signal sent by a transmitter. Servos, ESC and other devices are plugged into the receiver.

 

Ø      Rx: Abbreviation for receiver

 

Ø      Saddle Pack: Battery pack shape in which the cells are split into two groups and connected with wire to fit certain vehicles.

 

Ø      Servo: A device that translates your transmitter inputs into movement of either the steering or throttle and brake systems in your vehicle.span class="compound">Servo Arm: This arm connects the output shaft of your servo to a bellcrank, steering arm or carburetor.

 

Ø      Spin-Start: A motorized mechanism that is used to start a nitro engine. The Spin-Start uses a wand that is inserted into both the engine backplate and the hand unit.

 

Ø      Throttle-Return Spring: A safety feature that plugs into your receivers that drives the servo positions to a preset location in the event that signal is lost.

 

Ø     Transmitter: What you hold to control your RC model. There are two different styles of controllers. One is referred to as a stick radio, has two sticks, used to control throttle and direction. The other is called a wheel radio and utilizes a small steering wheel to control direction, while a trigger is used for throttle, brakes and reverse. This is also referred to as a controller.

 

Ø     Tuned Pipe: A specialized muffler system that enhances the performance of a nitro engine.

 

Ø     Turnbuckle: A threaded link with a hex or square in the center that is used to adjust camber or toe-in.

 

Ø     Tx: Abbreviation for transmitter.