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Old 10-18-2013, 01:28 AM
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I kinda new to driving my nitro rc car on the track and i wanted to ask when drivers drive on the track how do they handle their fuel, do they time it so they drive their car off the track before the feul runs out or do they just let it run out on the track (not in a race)
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Originally Posted by dazablue View Post
I kinda new to driving my nitro rc car on the track and i wanted to ask when drivers drive on the track how do they handle their fuel, do they time it so they drive their car off the track before the feul runs out or do they just let it run out on the track (not in a race)
Thats your choice, only practice so either way doesnt matter.
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Originally Posted by dazablue View Post
I kinda new to driving my nitro rc car on the track and i wanted to ask when drivers drive on the track how do they handle their fuel, do they time it so they drive their car off the track before the fuel runs out or do they just let it run out on the track (not in a race)
organize with someone to re-fuel your car before you go out on the track and then just drive into the pit and get re-fueled. assuming your track has a nitro pit lane. or as nitro tiger said if it's only practice it doesn't matter.
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:50 AM
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I see your from Sydney, what track are you going to, most likely there will be someone there who can pit for you if racing but if just practicing then drive until the car runs out of fuel, but when you hear it start to splutter & run out then get off the throttle or only give it a small amount of throttle, this will help clear any left over fuel out of the engine.
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:08 AM
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I go to the lrrcc off road track in liverpool
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:18 AM
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Like everyone else said.... its just practice. But I always set the timer on my transmitter.
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:04 AM
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I try not to run out of fuel as it just leans out the motor at the end.
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Originally Posted by ncdirtracer View Post
I try not to run out of fuel as it just leans out the motor at the end.
If you don't give it much or any throttle when it starts to run out then it wont hurt the engine. If your not using it anymore then its better to let it run out to get as much fuel out of it as possible to help prevent corrosion or parts or excess gumming etc.
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your best bet is a pit guy who can literally tell you when to pit considering you know the capability of your engines run time. I dont like using the timer on my radio cuz i can never hear the beep and looking down at it on the main strait just scares the crap outa me. it would be much nicer if radios had a vibration instead of an alarm (maybe some do, i dunno. mine dont).

in the end with lots of practice, youll eventually be able to just "know" when that time is coming up
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