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Old 12-28-2009, 01:45 PM   #1
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Default NitroKB: The Beginners Guide to On-Road Nitro Powered Remote Control Cars

Iím putting together a multi-part guide for beginners and I could use some assistance in reviewing the guide to make it better. The purpose of the guide is to answer the question, ďIím new to on-road nitro, what should I get?Ē Part 1 is just the basics; part 2 will get into selecting a car (RTR versus kit) and part 3 will provide a general overview of selecting other equipment if the person doesnít buy an RTR.

Part 1 of the guide is online [http://nitrokb.netne.net/new/index.html ] and this is what I need assistance with:

1. Accuracy. The last thing I want to do is put out misinformation. I donít claim to be an expert, so it is possible that Iíve got something wrong or am not communicating it correctly.

2. Content. Is this enough information? What am I missing? I just want the bare minimum for an impulse shopper to go to the hobby store and be able to speak somewhat intelligently about what he wants. Parts 2 and 3 will get deeper into selecting specific items.

3. Tone. If any part of it is condescending, please let me know. Iím blind to such things at times.

4. Audience. The intended audience is someone new to nitro and as applicable, their parents. Is this guide helpful enough for parents?

5. Would this guide discourage someone from buying a nitro car? If so, why?

7. If you own a hobby store and/or a track, would you post this guide? If not, why? What would you change? Keep in mind, that someone could print this guide and show up with it in your store.

8. Grammar. My nemesis for sure! Feel free to point out errors.

9. Wording. Is there a better way to state something so that it is clearer, makes more sense or is more informative? Suggestions are welcomed.

10. Would you feel comfortable emailing a link to this guide to your neighbors, relatives and friends? If not, why?

I know everyoneís got an opinion Ė good or bad. Letís hear it!

Thanks! Appreciate the help!

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Old 12-28-2009, 03:35 PM   #2
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From Part 1. "It is a mixture of methane, oil, nitromethane and other additives."

No it's METHANOL not methane. Methane is a gas.

Apart from that it's a good read. Keep up the good work
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From Part 1. "It is a mixture of methane, oil, nitromethane and other additives."

No it's METHANOL not methane. Methane is a gas.

Apart from that it's a good read. Keep up the good work
Thank you very much! Missed that one entirely.
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Old 12-28-2009, 03:52 PM   #4
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Thank you very much! Missed that one entirely.
Heya Hawaii...

It was raining here and I thought Santa would drop off a few RTRs that would cause grief.. So whilst I tried to write a simple guide, it became an Epic..

http://www.beachmumsracing.org.au/fyi/santalovesnitro/

I didnt go much past the breakin though. and would love your opinions too.

Your guide...

Hawaii.. Id also add REAR versus SIDE exhaust

First read... Thats a very good summation of the facts. Nice work. Will read again .

No it's not condescending, you've addressed a really good overview.. well done. Love the piccies too.
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Heya Hawaii...

It was raining here and I thought Santa would drop off a few RTRs that would cause grief.. So whilst I tried to write a simple guide, it became an Epic..

http://www.beachmumsracing.org.au/fyi/santalovesnitro/

I didnt go much past the breakin though. and would love your opinions too.

Your guide...

Hawaii.. Id also add REAR versus SIDE exhaust

First read... Thats a very good summation of the facts. Nice work. Will read again .

No it's not condescending, you've addressed a really good overview.. well done. Love the piccies too.
Thank you for pointing out that I need to include something on rear and side exhaust.

I like your article. It has some very useful information. Youíve got a PM with some of my thoughts.
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Check out this guy's videos on nitro engines. Good stuff for beginners!

How to break in a nitro engine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXoqDGcp6as

How to Tune Nitro Engine Version 2
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=...32/9M4j_-HGRlQ

Understanding Carb n Tuning the Engine
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=.../3/7ClfF-Tw4VM

How to pinch test and setup the low speed needle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8T8SDQ1hGI

Remote start is awesome!

Remote Start
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=.../3/YZU6PgklfiY

This one is really funny..

Why Pull Start
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=...33/vLfetPMmFCk
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Hi guys. I'm finally getting around to writing Part 2: Choosing a car and I need your help again. Review the chart below and let me know the following:

1. Are these the right questions to ask?
2. Do I need to re-word anything?
3. What other questions should I add to the list?

Thanks!!

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Okay, I've got part 2 to posted, which has been changed to Part 2: Ready-to-run or kit?

http://nitrokb.netne.net/new/index2.html

All feedback is welcomed. Thanks.
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