The nitro rc gas car 2-stroke engine

A nitro rc gas car engine is a very nifty contraption composed of an array of parts that work hand in hand and mimics almost exactly a real car’s engine. What a sight to behold!

A nitro RC gas car uses a 2-stroke engine. This use specially blended fuel, and will not run
on regular gasoline.
There are two major sizes. There is the .12 size engine commonly used in 1/10th scale, and the bigger and more powerful .21 size engine commonly used in 1/8th scale.

Nitro rc car engine

Nitro rc gas car Engine Parts:
1. Air filter
2. Gears
3. Flywheel
4. Carburetor idle adjustment screw
5. Carburetor low-end adjustment screw
6. Heatsink
7. Pull-start mechanism

Air filter
The air filter is used to prevent dirt from entering and damaging the engine. For maximum power, it is important to clean, lubricate, and replace the air filter on a regular basis.

Gears
These gears are connected to the engine via a clutch system. The gears are used to transfer power from the engine to the transmission of the car.

Flywheel
Used in a bump start system and houses the clutch system. Carburetor Idle adjustment screw Rotating the screw clockwise or counter-clockwise increases or decreases the idling speed of the engine.

Carburetor Low-end adjustment screw
Rotating the screw clockwise or counter-clockwise makes the low-end mixture leaner or richer.

Carburetor Low-end adjustment screw
Rotating the screw clockwise or counter-clockwise makes the low-end mixture leaner or richer.
Heatsink
These engines are air-cooled. The heatsink is designed with “fins” to make the engine run cooler.
Pull-start mechanism
Used to start the engine, similar to a lawn mower.
Glow Plug
Similar in function to a spark plug.

…and thats about the basics of a nitro rc gas car engine. Hope you learned a lot.

Always ready to help,

Leon

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