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Old 05-17-2010, 12:10 PM   #1
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Questions?? whats needed for nitro onroad

getting back into nitro on road racing been out of the lope for about 10yrs. what i need to know whats needed for the pit area as far as chargers, batteries glow plugs etc, just the basics to keep running. i see some people with little portable power supplys like a jump box for you car. so if i can get some info
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getting back into nitro on road racing been out of the lope for about 10yrs. what i need to know whats needed for the pit area as far as chargers, batteries glow plugs etc, just the basics to keep running. i see some people with little portable power supplys like a jump box for you car. so if i can get some info
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To get started get your self a good chassis. One that can grow with you as your sills get better. You'll need spare parts , glow plugs. If you get a starter box and install a 12v battery you won't need the power supply. For your pit area a good table chair and a tent will make the day more relaxing for you.
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getting back into nitro on road racing been out of the lope for about 10yrs. what i need to know whats needed for the pit area as far as chargers, batteries glow plugs etc, just the basics to keep running. i see some people with little portable power supplys like a jump box for you car. so if i can get some info
That little jump box is used for powering a tire truer. Not needed if you get power from your car battery OR if you use someone else's truer in their pit.

You'll also need a small plug-in charger for your NiMh receiver pack or a specific charger (and probably a power supply) for LiPo or LiFe packs. If your radio has rechargable batteries, you need a charger for that too.

So, plan on a power strip for sure. If your racing organization provides power to the pit area you might need an extension cord. I always bring a 100' cord reel with 3 outlets, just in case.

Welcome back and good luck!
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welcome back. stay with a chassis that you will be able to upgrade over time but even now the major chassis like Kyosho (Evolva M3), the Serpent 966, Motonica P81 and the Shepherd Velox are all very good cars to begin with. check out what other racers are brining with them and always have a back up engine with you.

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You dont have to bring all the high tech gadgets for a nitro race. But even if you have them, keep an eye out for thieves. Sadly 'friends' will borrow your tools and tune up / set up tools and 'forget' to return them
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