Miniature RC Car with Functional V-8 Engine and Transmission.

28cc Toyan V-8 Powerhouse Easily Smokes Tires During Testing

At long last, the petite 28cc nitro-powered V-8 Toyan engine we have been monitoring for a while has found a frame to settle in. Even though there is no body attached yet, this gives us the opportunity to witness the engine in motion as it maneuvers the radio-controlled car with entertaining spins.

In the most recent JohnnyQ90 video, the smoke you witness is not coming from the tires. It is unclear if this was deliberate, but the muffler features two exhaust pipes that come out behind the wheels. Whenever the throttle is pressed, bluish clouds emerge, creating the impression of burning tires over a backdrop of a roaring V-8 engine soundtrack. And indeed, it roars. The tone may be slightly elevated, but the sound remains impressive.

RC V8 (1:5 Scale) Test RUN!

The RC car is equipped with an electric starter on the remote, which comes in handy as it tends to stall occasionally. The exact cause of this issue remains a mystery, but viewers of the video have put forward various theories. The stalling only occurs when the car is turning sharply, and since it is rear-wheel drive, it excels at sliding sideways without any issues. One popular suggestion is that there may be a fuel starvation issue that could potentially be resolved by pressurizing the fuel tank, a method commonly used with RC cars that have single-cylinder nitro engines.

Some believe the issue is with the clutch, causing the car to stall. This compact V-8 vehicle is equipped with a working clutch as well. In the video, the clutch is engaged too swiftly, leading to the car stalling. When the engine speed decreases during sharp turns, there might not be sufficient torque to push through, resulting in a stall. Observers suggest this could be the problem since the car restarts promptly after shutting off. A possible fuel deprivation problem could make restarting a bit more challenging.

No matter what, this small V-8 beast appears to be a ton of exciting entertainment. We are eagerly anticipating witnessing a finished vehicle with a body tearing around parking lots. With its front-engine, RWD setup, what style of body would best suit this V-8 chassis? Share your ideas in the comments section below.

Source: JohnnyQ90 / YouTube

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