Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. My batteries are installed in the car and in the battery box on the car
but when I turn on the remote control and the power switch on the car, the radio does not seem to work.
A1. This is a very common problem. If the batteries installed are not fresh or
fully charged rechargeable batteries, the controller will not operate correctly.
You may have some things such as throttle working but no steering. This is
usually due to batteries that need to be replaced. We recommend rechargeable
A2. If changing the batteries did not resolve the problem, you should inspect
the battery box located on the car. Open this compartment and make sure all 3
plugs are attached to the receiver box. You can also try swapping positions of
the wires to see if that resolves the problem. You should also check very
closely the connections on the battery box and connections on the remote
control where the batteries are installed.
A3. If Answer 1 & 2 did not resolve your problem you should try reseating
the crystals. One crystal is located in the receiver as pictured above and the
other crystal is located in the Remote Control Unit that you hold in your hand.
First you should check to make sure that both crystals are the same frequency
and when you pull the crystals you will see small writing with a specific
number imprinted on the side. These must match. If they do, you should reseat
and even swap positions of the crystals. If the problem still exists you can
try new crystals which can be purchased at any hobby shop. Please note that the
crystal in the remote is held in place by a plastic holder that is inserted
into the side of the hand controller.
A4. If none of the above options resolve your problem you should return
the Remote Control unit to us at 3145 E Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85034 and we will gladly swap it for a new one. Please include a written note
with your shipping address and the problem with the remote control so that we
expedite the replacement.
Q. My car will not start when I pull the starter cord.
A. This can be due to many things.
The first thing that many new users of Nitro Cars need to know is that a Glow Plug
Igniter is needed (Image Below). The Glow Plug Igniter must be fully charged
prior to attaching it to the glow plug. If it is fully
charged and it is attached to the Glow Plug. Make sure a good connection
Second, if the above is done you should check to make sure that fuel is getting
to the carburetor. This can easily be done by holding your finger over the
exhaust hole and giving a few pulls on the pull start. This will cause fuel to
siphon through the fuel line to the Carburetor. Make sure that you do not
pull the pull cord all the way to the end. Starting is a learned art and can
easily be done with short quick pulls about 1/2 of the way.
Third, if the above two do not resolve the starting issue, you may have flooded
the engine. You can remove the glow plug and turn the car upside down and pull
the cord a few times to clear out the fuel than restart.
Lastly, your settings may be mis adjusted. If you continue
to have issues we highly recommend that you visit a local hobby shop for
guidance on correct starting procedure and setup.
Q. My car starts but I cannot keep it running.
A. This is common for all new cars. All cars need proper throttle, rich &
lean adjustments to get the car running just right. We recommend visiting www.rcuniverse.com for further information
on how to tweak your car so that runs perfectly. You can also visit a local
hobby shop or visit local races in your area so that you can learn the tricks
and tweaks needed to enjoy your RC Car to its fullest.
Engine Setting Help.
Some symptoms of mis-adjusted engines and carburetors
- Car does not start.
- Car starts but will not stay
- Car starts but exhaust spits
out a lot of gasoline.
- Car starts but each time I
hit the brake it stalls.
- Car does not seem powerful.
Q. My pull cord is stuck and will not pull.
A. You should remove the glow plug to release the pressure within the engine
and pull the cord a few times to free up the cylinder. Reinstall the glow plug
and try again. This usually resolves a stuck pull cord. If it doesn"t your cord
may have come off track and you can simply open the rear of the engine and
check to see if adjustments need to be made.
Q. What is the warranty and return policy on Redcat Racing Products.
A. All products can be returned for refund only (within 15 days or receipt) if
they are unused and unopened. We do not accept returns on any product that has
been opened or has had fuel installed.
Q. I have received my product and there is shipping damage, what should I
A. Prior to running the vehicle or installing fuel, you simply need to take a
picture of the damage and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org We will send out the damaged part at no charge. Once
fuel is installed or the car has been run, there is no warranty on the product.
All parts can be found on the Redcat Racing
Website. Simply click on the vehicle you have then click on the parts