Engine Setup and Tuning Tips

Posted:  Wednesday, December 03, 2003
Written By:  John Adams
Copyright:© 2003 Horizon Hobby, Inc.

In this article...

Page 1: Intro
Page 2: Airtight is Right
Page 3: Tuning in a Pinch
Page 4: The Dreaded Full Tank Lean Bog
Page 5: Vapor Lock
Page 6: A Note About Car Fuel
John Adams, RC Guru

Our staff caught up with Horizon's engineering manager John Adams just as he was returning from competing at the IFMAR 1/8 Scale Gas On-Road World Championships. John has been the R&D Manager and now Engineering Manager with Horizon for nearly 16 years. His responsibilities include the design, development and testing of many of the Horizon brand products and he is regarded as one of the foremost experts in the industry. John has been involved with engine design for nearly two decades and has had the opportunity to mentor with many of the top engine designers, tuners and manufacturers. John is an avid RC car racer, with a passion for both on- and off-road gas car racing and has competed in numerous national and world championship events. We asked John for his best hints and tips on gas car engines.