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There are several methods of stopping your engine; the easiest is to use a rag pressed over the tip of your engine's exhaust. Be very careful when doing this, the exhaust on your car is likely to be hot, especially if it is made of metal!

You can also pinch the fuel line running from the fuel tank to the engine until the engine stalls. It is recommended that you do this with the car's wheels off the floor; as the fuel runs out the engine revs will increase before the engine stalls.

If you have an HPI Savage you can also use the optional Engine Stop System with your car - this is compatible with all of the Savage series except the XL.

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Petrol powered RC cars run on normal petrol mixed with 2-stroke oil.
These cars are usually large 1/5th scale models powered by an engine that is similar to a lawn mower engine but optimized for RC cars.

Nitro models run on special Model Nitro fuel and cannot be run on normal petrol. Model Nitro fuel is widely available in model shops.
Nitro powered cars are the most common kind of RC cars with a combustion engine, and are available in a variety of different scales.

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The type of fuel that you require will depend on the engine that is fitted into your car - we would suggest either 16% Nitro or 20% Nitro fuels for small block (.12-.18) engines and 20% Nitro or 25% Nitro fuels for big block (.21-.36) engines.

We always run our cars on the fuels that we distribute and find them to run reliably, have easy tuning characteristics and provide a long engine life so we wouldn't hesitate to recommend that you also use them in your car. Your local model shop will also be happy to advise on other fuels that they have available that suit your requirements.

For the petrol powered cars that we offer you should use unleaded fuel mixed with a good quality two stroke oil at a 25:1 ratio.

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The runtime for a tank of fuel can vary depending on the conditions that the car is being used in, but it will typically be between 10 and 15 minutes per tank on most nitro cars. Don't forget that you can refuel with the engine still running so you can enjoy the car for longer periods without stopping!

When your car is new and the engine is still tight and set very rich it's normal for the car to use more fuel, but once the break in process is complete then this will improve.

Keywords: FUEL, LONG, RUNTIME, TANK, TIME
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Kit
How fast does it go?
How long does it run for?
Baja 5B Flux
Upto 45MPH
Upto 15 mins
 
Baja 5B SS
Upto 40MPH
40 mins per tank
 
RTR Baja 5B
Upto 40MPH
40 mins per tank
 
Baja 5SC SS
Upto 35MPH
40 mins per tank
 
RTR Baja 5SC
Upto 35MPH
40 mins per tank
 
Super 5SC Flux
Upto 45MPH
Upto 15 mins
 
Savage XL
Upto 40MPH
20 mins per tank
 
Savage Flux HP
Upto 45MPH
upto 10 mins
 
Savage X 4.6
Upto 45MPH
20 mins per tank
 
Bullet MT Flux
Upto 35MPH
Upto 15 mins
 
Bullet ST Flux
Upto 35MPH
Upto 15 mins
 
Bullet MT 3.0
Upto 30MPH
15 mins per tank
 
Bullet ST 3.0
Upto 30MPH
15 mins per tank
 
D8S RTR
Upto 40MPH
10 mins per tank
 
Pulse 4.6
Upto 40MPH
10 mins per tank
 
Trophy Buggy Flux
Upto 40MPH
upto 10 mins
 
Trophy Buggy 3.5
Upto 30MPH
15 mins per tank
 
Trophy Truggy Flux
Upto 40MPH
upto 10 mins
 
Trophy Truggy 4.6
Upto 40MPH
15 mins per tank
 
RTR E-Firestorm 10T
Upto 25MPH
15 mins with supplied battery
 
E-Firestorm Flux
Upto 50MPH
upto 10 mins
 
Firestorm 10T
Upto 30MPH
15 mins per tank
 
WR8 3.0
Upto 35MPH
20 mins per tank
 
WR8 Ken Block Flux
Upto 40MPH
upto 10 mins
 
WR8 Flux
Upto 40MPH
upto 10 mins
 
Savage XS
Upto 60MPH (high speed runs)
upto 10 mins
Blitz Flux
Upto 45MPH
upto 10 mins
 
Blitz 
Upto 25MPH
Upto 15 mins
 
Vorza Flux HP
Upto 73MPH
upto 10 mins
 
Apache SC Flux
Upto 45MPH
upto 10 mins
 
Apace C1 Flux
Upto 45MPH
upto 10 mins
 
Nitro 3 Porsche GT-3 RTR
Upto 50MPH
20 mins per tank
 
Nitro 3 BMW M3 RTR
Upto 50MPH
20 mins per tank
 
Sprint 2 Sport Falken Porsche RTR
Upto 30MPH
Upto 15 mins
Sprint 2 Sport 1969 Camaro
Upto 30MPH
Upto 15 mins
 
Sprint 2 BMW M3
Upto 30MPH
Upto 15 mins
 
Sprint 2 Sport Mustang X 1969 RTR
Upto 30MPH
Upto 15 mins
Sprint 2 Flux 2010 Camaro
Upto 55MPH
upto 10 mins
 
Sprint 2 Flux BMW M3
Upto 55MPH
upto 10 mins
 
Sprint 2 Flux Porsche 911 GT3
Upto 55MPH
upto 10 mins
 
Sprint 2 Drift 2010 Camaro
Upto 30MPH
Upto 15 mins
 
 
E10 Drift
 
Upto 25MPH
15 minutes with supplied battery
Mini Recon
Upto 20MPH
15 mins with supplied battery
 
Maverick Ion MT
Upto 20MPH
15 mins with supplied battery
 
Maverick Ion XB
Upto 20MPH
15 mins with supplied battery
 
Maverick Ion XT
Upto 20MPH
15 mins with supplied battery
 
Maverick Ion SC
Upto 20MPH
15 mins with supplied battery
 
Maverick Strada TC Evo
Upto 25MPH
15 mins with supplied battery
 
Maverick Stada DC Evo
Upto 25MPH
15 mins with supplied battery
 
Maverick Strada TC Evo S
Upto 40MPH
10 mins with supplied battery
 
Maverick Strada DC Evo S
Upto 40MPH
10 mins with supplied battery
 
Maverick Vader XB
Upto 35MPH
Upto 15 mins
 
Maverick Scout 
Upto 10MPH
20 mins with supplied battery
 
Maverick Strada XB Evo
Upto 25MPH
15 mins with supplied battery
 
Maverick Strada XB Evo S
Upto 35MPH
10 mins with supplied battery
 
Maverick Strada XT Evo 
Upto 25MPH
15 mins with supplied battery
 
Maverick Strada XT Evo S
Upto 35MPH
10 mins with supplied battery
 
Maverick Strada MT Evo
Upto 25MPH
15 mins with supplied battery
 
Maverick Strada MT Evo S
Upto 35MPH
10 mins with supplied battery
 
Maverick Strada SC Evo
Upto 25MPH
15 mins with supplied battery
 
Maverick Strada SC Evo S
Upto 35MPH
10 mins with supplied battery
 
Maverick Blackout
Upto 40MPH
 
40 Mins per tank
HB D8 12
Depending on engine fitted , 40MPH+
 
10 mins per tank
HB R10
Depending on engine fitted , 40MPH+
 
10 mins per tank
HB TCXX
Depending of electrics fitted 35MPH+
 
upto 15 mins
HB TCFD
Depending of electrics fitted 35MPH+
 
upto 15 mins
Ken Block WR8 3.0
50Mph
15 Mins per tank
Mustang RTR-X Micro
20MPH
20 Mins
Nitro 3 Drift
50MPH
15 Mins

Keywords: BATTERY, FAST, FUEL, LONG, SPEED, TIME
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