How to break-in a RC nitro engine

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I have seen a number of discussions that showcase stories of someone who didn’t think they needed to break in the engine before bashing their nitro RC car. Wrong!

Those people couldn’t be more mistaken. It literally only takes a couple hours and five tanks of gas, depending on your specific nitro engine and brand. Real car gasoline engines must be broken in, so why would anyone think a nitro engine would be different?

In this guide, we're going to share with you a proper way to break-in your nitro engine.

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O.S. Engine 21XR-B Nitro Engine

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O.S. Engine 21XR-B

The O.S. Engine 21XR-B nitro engine has been engineered to deliver maximum performance with minimal effort, while still being an affordable alternative for the up-and-coming off-roader. Proven O.S. technology ensures steady power. Ideal for any 1/8 scale buggy. Plus, the O.S. 21XR-B can be upgraded with many of the 21XZ-B’s parts for greater performance as a driver’s skills increase.

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RC4WD Armageddon 1/14 Hydraulic Dump Truck

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RC4WD Armageddon dump truck

Scale RC has been around for a while, but RC4WD has really taken their new Armageddon 1/14th hydraulic dump truck to a whole new level! Armageddon is one of the most powerful R/C hydraulic dump truck available today. Highly detailed base on European style dump truck. Engineered specifically for the tough demands of transporting gravel, sand, asphalt, snow, wood chips or rocks.

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Proline Rat Rod body

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Proline Racing Rat Rod

Proline Racing just released a new body for the Traxxas Mini E-Revo that may just be the first RC body that's made me want and go buy a new R/C just to put this body on it - the Proline Rat Rod body!

The Rat Rod is bringing the old-school custom craze to the RC world with a low profile soft top Roadster with a large front grill and round head lights – perfect for impressing your friends.

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Reedy Sonic 540 Mach 2 Brushless Motors

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reedy sonic 540 brushless motors

Reedy's return to the competition motor scene with the Sonic 540 was hugely successful on the track and showroom floor. Countless race wins at both the international and club level have proven the motor to be both powerful and reliable. Now, thanks to racing team and customer input, Reedy is proud to introduce the Sonic 540 Mach 2.

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A-Plus RC Metric Allen Wrench Set Review

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A-Plus RC metric allen wrench set

It doesn't matter if you're brand new to the hobby or a seasoned racer, finding and having good tools in your pit box is a must. While a good screw driver set or needle nose pliers is important to your tool collection, when you're into R/C you no tool box is complete without a set of allen wrenches, if it's an R/C it's likely got a 6 sided hex screw on it somewhere. Today we're going to take a look at a metric allen wrench set from A-Plus RC and weather or not this set should be added to your toolbox or not.

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