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RC Glossary


New to the RC Hobbies? What does buggy, bulkhead, nitro mean in radio control car hobbies? Check out the glossary for remote control cars below.

Back Plate --

The 'cap' that bolts to the back of a nitro engine, sealing it and preventing all of the fuel from pouring out. For engines that use an onboard starting system (pull, shaft, spin, or EZ start), the backplate also houses the one way bearing. Always use a gasket or sensor safe RTV silicone (such as PERMATEX GOLD) to seal the backplate and prevent air leaks.
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