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Old 10-12-2018, 08:11 AM
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Hello, I was curious if anyone kept their nitro cars inside their houses like in a room or something - not necessarily a garage. I'm asking because i'm getting back into RC and plan on keeping my cars inside my bedrooms, yet remember the smell and leaking of fuel and wanted to know if anyone has tips on storage to help reduce this.
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Old 10-12-2018, 06:07 PM
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Stick it all in boxes. In a shed or garage is better.
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I do and have for years, most things are in plastic totes my fuel either sits in their cases or old milk crates. Id never store lipos, engines or fuel in a non controlled enviroment. Temperature change between day and night alone can cause allot of moisture to form.
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If your really serious about the safety side put your lipos outside in some kind of area that doesnít get to hot, or get a lipo safe case or bag to store them inside but I still would keep them somewhere safer as they have been known to catch fire although very rarely, they more or less should be thrown out if they swell so thereís no risk. The fuel should have a decent seal, if not put in on top of wood in your garage in a bag in a dry place. Your engines are important to keep away from the elements but an Ogio bag and a decent garage can keep them safe from rust if u keep it above ground. Concrete is what Iíve always been told to keep my stuff off of since I was a little kid. I personally have my engines on carpet in a box in a room in the garage, never have I had a problem.
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I keep mine inside and have no issue with smell from the fuel. I clean my vehicles after each race day as well as each use. I personally remove the fuel tanks and remove any fuel from the tank and the rinse them and the fuel lines with rubbing alcohol, as well as run after run oil through the engine. I store my fuel inside as well with no issues. As far as my receiver pacs I use LiFe pacs rather than LiPo.
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I have a traxxas soft lips bag for the lipos. Thanks for all the tips, they're going to be in my room on top of a wooden table so I'm good there! Only thing I'm curious is how you guys clean the tanks? I'm worried about water being left and getting into the engine!
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I keep my rc stuff in the closet in my room, and don't have any issues with smell. I just brush off all of the loose dirt at the track. Like the other posters said, it is much better for all components involved to be stored in the air conditioning. As far as moisture in the fuel tank, I haven't had any issues with that. I suppose it wouldn't hurt to rinse the tank with a little bit of fuel before a day of racing, that should take care of any moisture there may be.
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Originally Posted by Solico View Post
I have a traxxas soft lips bag for the lipos. Thanks for all the tips, they're going to be in my room on top of a wooden table so I'm good there! Only thing I'm curious is how you guys clean the tanks? I'm worried about water being left and getting into the engine!
use denatured alcohol .... it does not contain water ....

if you are going to run your cars within a month or so , i literally just drain the tank at the end of the run and call it good . NEVER rust inside my engines , when i use to run the engine out of fuel thats when i would see rust .

fuel.... keep in garage off the floor or in pantry or similar .
cleaning the cars with air compressor and some endust is the goods..... you will be amazed .


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Thanks for all the tips everyone!

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use denatured alcohol .... it does not contain water ....

if you are going to run your cars within a month or so , i literally just drain the tank at the end of the run and call it good . NEVER rust inside my engines , when i use to run the engine out of fuel thats when i would see rust .

fuel.... keep in garage off the floor or in pantry or similar .
cleaning the cars with air compressor and some endust is the goods..... you will be amazed .


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How do you drain the tank? I usually unplug the fuel line from the carb and exhaust and blow on it till the fuel squirts out haha
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Originally Posted by Solico View Post
Thanks for all the tips everyone!



How do you drain the tank? I usually unplug the fuel line from the carb and exhaust and blow on it till the fuel squirts out haha
i usually just turn it upside down and open the lid ...... but what you are describing would work great as well
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I keep my nitro buggy in my man cave along with my ebuggy. I only keep the fuel in the garage.

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I keep mine in my living room on top of my entertainment center above my TV. I dump the tank out and clean my nitros with simple green after every run, so the only smell that comes from them is the scent from the cleaner. I do the same for my electrics. You can pick up my nitro trucks and they smell no different than my e-maxx does. it's all about cleaning them after a day of running. I also store my fuel inside the house and out of direct sunlight.
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Should one leave the piston at the top or bottom by turning over the flywheel? I've never remembered.
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Should one leave the piston at the top or bottom by turning over the flywheel? I've never remembered.
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I never store with fuel in the model.
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