First-run of castor-oil-locked nitro buggy engine: Success!

Posted: November 26, 2010 in General RC, Julian's RC Tips

I recently posted a tutorial on how to revive/ unlock your long-unused nitro buggy engine. After replacing the glow plug, fully charging the glow starter, and finally being able to be home during the day when the family car is around, I finally managed to start up my Thunder Tiger Pro 21-BR 3.5 cc buggy engine! Initially, the idle was rather unstable, but as the engine got properly lubricated with the nitro fuel mixture, more torque was gradually sent through the drivetrain through the wheels. The engine ran unbelievably cool during the break-in setting. Exhaust pipe was improvised from my HPI Savage X. Will be posting some video footage after.

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