Redcat Racing 1/10 Scale AWD LIGHTNING RACING DRIFT
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The 1/10 Scale Lightning STR RC car will light up
any track like the Fourth of July! Its Vertex VX-16 power is
transferred through a centrifugally shifted two-speed transmission
to all four wheels for massive acceleration, while a beefy but
lightweight aluminum alloy chassis, disc brakes, aluminum capped
oil filled shocks provide exceptional crisp handling. The Lightning
is truly a nitro-fueled, pavement-pounding terror in the RC
Nitro 2.67cc Vertex
Centrifugally Shifted 2-Speed
4 Wheel Drive
Fuel Tank Capacity
2.5mm 6061 Aluminum
Plastic Body Oil Filled Shocks
2 Channel AM
The Lightning 1/10 scale On Road Car comes complete
with a powerful .16 VX engine, 2 speed and aluminum capped shocks.
READY TO RUN!!
Install the batteries and add the fuel!
How does 18,000 RPM's and
nearly 3 Horsepower to the wheels sound?
Fully Race Ready
LIFETIME ENGINE REPLACEMENT & WARRANTY
Your Redcat Racing
product is covered under a limited warranty for a period of 90 days
on the vehicle. This warranty does not cover certain items as
All warranty claims must
be handled through Redcat Racing and not your hobby dealer.
If you believe you have a
warranty claim, simply fill out the form in the link above and
include all information associated with the claim.
If you have a specific
part problem Redcat Racing will determine if the issue in question
is covered under warranty and will contact you within 72 hours
after form submission.
If determined that the part or parts
are covered under warranty, Redcat will send you the part(s) at no
We may ask for some parts to be returned prior
to sending out replacement parts such as remote controls, engines
and possibly some other items.
If you have a vehicle
problem, please fill out the warranty claim form and click on the
vehicle button. Once the form is approved, you may send the entire
vehicle back to Redcat Racing and the Redcat technicians will
repair your vehicle at no charge for labor but may require payment
for parts needed if they are not covered under warranty.
We will require payment for shipping
the item back to you.
Redcat Racing offers a
Lifetime Engine Replacement Program
Items not covered under
warranty or items that have less than a 90-day warranty:
Covered for 30 Days
Covered under Engine Program Only
Gears Including spur, clutch-bell and others
Not Covered Under Warranty
Clutch & Clutch Spring
Not Covered Under Warranty
Not Covered Under Warranty
This warranty covers
defects with the materials, workmanship, or assembly at factory
only. All replacement parts and warranty approvals are at the sole
discretion of Redcat Racing. This warranty does not cover the items
This warranty does not
cover breakage due to abuse, improper break-in, improper setup,
or improper operation.
Redcat does not accept
any returns if fuel has been put into the vehicle or if the vehicle
has been used in any way. New item returns are subject to a 15%
restocking fee and all returned items must first receive a return
merchandise number from Redcat prior to shipment.
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All customers are required to
properly break-in the motor on your new vehicle.
break-in is critical for long-lasting performance of your RC. Every
new nitro engine should undergo a break-in procedure. Breaking in a
nitro engine takes anywhere from one to two hours and about 3-5
nitro fuel. If you
do the nitro engine break-in properly, the up-keep on your RC
vehicle is less costly than if the procedure is done hastily and
incorrectly. Be patient.
Answer: For your nitro engine break-in, choose a clean,
flat, paved or smooth surface. You'll be doing the initial break-in
with the body off so you don't want to be kicking up dirt or doing
flips during break-in. During the first couple of tanks of fuel
focus on varying and limiting your speed. Don't run your engine
past half-throttle. Don't run at a constant speed.
During break-in deposits build
up and can foul out the
glow plug so your
engine might seem like it's stalling or not running properly. This
is normal. Proper break-in alleviates these symptoms. Do have an
extra glow plug or two handy in case you need them.
Operate Safely Here are simple safety checks you need to do before
Turn on the Controller First Turn your transmitter on
first, followed by the receiver on the RC. When finished
running your RC, turn the receiver off first, then the controller.
This sequence will keep your nitro RC from running amok if someone
nearby is running on the same frequency. Do yourself a favor though
before running your RC.
Put The Engine in Neutral Move the throttle forward and reverse to ensure your nitro
engine is in neutral and is in the idle position when the throttle
Check Your Steering Move the steering controls from side to side. If steering
seems sluggish or hesitant, replace the receiver's batteries before
Prime Your Nitro Engine Start up your RC.
Watch to see if fuel is moving through the lines. If fuel doesn't
reach the carburetor after 3-5 seconds place and release your
finger over the tip of the exhaust for a couple of seconds to help
the engine start. This is known as priming the engine. Be careful
when doing so because if too much fuel goes into the engine when
priming, it will flood causing the engine to lock up.
If the engine does flood use
your glow plug wrench to remove the glow plug. Place a rag over the
engine head. If equipped, use your electric starter. Start the
engine to get the remaining fuel out and wipe off the head with a
dry towel to remove any remaining fuel. Reinstall the glow plug and
start on the first tank of the break-in process. Your nitro engine
shoudn't be primed for more than 1-2 seconds at a time to avoid
Do Five Tank Nitro Engine Break-in With each tank of fuel you'll increase the amount and
duration of throttle. Use these tank-by-tank guidelines for your
nitro engine break-in.
Tank 1 Give the engine one-quarter throttle slowly for 2 seconds.
Apply the brakes. If you pull back on the throttle too fast you may
cause your engine to stall.
When there is a nice trail of
blue smoke coming from the exhaust it means your fuel mixture is
properly set and the engine is being lubricated. If no smoke is
richen the fuel
mixture by giving the air/fuel mixture needle a quarter turn
until smoke is present.
Continue running the first
tank of fuel, repeatedly giving it one-quarter throttle then
braking until it is almost empty. Do not run the tank dry because
this will result in a burned out glow plug from the
fuel mixture being too
lean and can also lead to damage from high engine
Shut off the engine by
pinching the fuel line to the carburetor and let it cool down for
about 10-15 minutes before you start on your next tank of
Tank 2 Advance to half-throttle for 2-3 seconds for the second tank
of fuel. Remember to accelerate smoothly through the entire
break-in process. Do this repeatedly as long as you have fuel. When
the second tank is done repeat the shut-off and cool-down steps as
you did in the first tank of fuel.
Tank 3 On the third tank of fuel you will run for a 3-second count
at half-throttle then brake. By this time the engine begins to
loosen up and the idle may need to be adjusted down.
You will know an idle
adjustment is necessary when your nitro RC won't sit still when
idling. Use your tuning screwdriver to turn down the idle by
turning the idle adjustment counter clockwise to reduce the idle
speed. From this point forward you don't have to let your engine
cool down between tanks.
Tank 4 For the fourth tank give your nitro RC full throttle for a
count of 3 seconds and then brake. If your nitro RC is equipped
with a multi-speed transmission and tries to shift into another
gear let off the throttle and then brake. When doing a 3 second
count on tank 4 remember to accelerate smoothly to avoid doing
wheelies or flipping the RC over.
Tank 5 For this final tank of fuel you will repeatedly accelerate to
full throttle in 3 seconds and hold for 2 seconds then brake. After
this tank is done you will have completed the break-in
Maintain Your Nitro Engine After Break-in After break-in and after each session with your nitro RC
you'll need to perform
maintenence. For a nitro engine this includes:
Drain the fuel tank
Clean and oil the air
Add after-burn oil
Add loc-tite to all
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