By popular demand we are now stocking a range of unbuilt nitro radio controlled car kits for those who enjoy building models as much as using them! Forget Lego etc, these self build kits provide hours of fun and when they are finished they are actually fun to use! For the hours of use and enjoyment you will get from first building and then racing them these kits are amazing value for money. If you are new to nitro RC cars then buying a self build kit is a great way to learn about the hobby and see how they work before going out and racing them.
We sell some of these models to schools as they are educational and a great introduction to mechanics and engineering. There is no other product on the market that gives such a complete all in the box kit like this. Unlike other self build kits on the market that only include the basic chassis and none of the electronics etc, these kits include everything needed to complete and even the tools you need to build them! SH 18 engine, pistol type radio equipment, grease, oil etc - everything is there. Construction will take around 8 - 12 hours on average and is recommended for ages 14+.
The most important thing with a self build kit is the instruction manual. With these kits the manual has been given a lot of attention to ensure a smooth construction. This is a not a few pages pamphlet like with some other kits, this is a thick manual that was designed and written in the U.K. to make sure nothing was lost in translation at the factory. Construction is broken down into many stages with each corresponding stage's parts packaged separately as shown above. The steps are clearly shown using CAD 3D images with every part labeled individually. The end result is the Condor off road buggy. A highly capable off road model that features a strong alloy chassis, shaft driven 4WD system, oil filled shocks, front and rear differentials and sealed radio tray.
The Condor is powered by a Taiwan SH size 18 engine that rockets the model to over 40mph. The buggy can be upgraded with a range of performance hop ups available from our site and you can even fit a two speed gearbox to make it even quicker!
EVERYTHING NEEDED TO BUILD INCLUDED
Even the tools & oils.
DETAILED STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
Manual written in the United Kingdom.
LEARN ABOUT COMBUSTION ENGINES & MECHANICS
Educational and fun, used in schools as a fun teaching exercise.
OVER 400 PIECES FOR HOURS OF FUN BUILD TIME
14 bags with 14 stages of thrilling experience.
ENJOY BUILDING IT AS MUCH AS USING IT
It's a lifetime experience for kids to assemble their own nitro model.
2.4GHZ RADIO SET
Allows multiple models to be used in the same area without interference.
HALFWAY THROUGH THE BUILD
Great way to keep kids engaged.
Last step cut body shell to finish the build.
The buggy is ready to run.
|Build||Self Assembly Kit|
|For Terrain||Off Road|
|Radio Equipment||2.4 GHz|
|Motor / Engine||.18 Nitro|
|Required To Use|
Optional: This model comes with an AA powered glow starter, however the upgrade of a rechargeable Glow Starter Set is available above in Related Products.
hi does this come with fuel, glow starter and batteries thanks
- Posted byon Friday, 2 November 2018Hello - thank you for your question. With the self build, a glow starter is provided, all that is necessary to use the model after construction is fuel and battery's for the transmitter.
Really enjoyed building this but I'm struggling to get it running. When it does fire it revs as though the throttle is half open and stops a few seconds later. The carbureter is closed with a gap of about half a millimetre. Any guidance gratefully received.
- Posted byon Monday, 24 April 2017
We are happy to hear you enjoyed building the model.
If you are have problems getting the model started, please contact our support team via email and they will be able to advise you further.
Email: [email protected]
Does it come with any glow plugs also can I run it in the sand
- Posted byon Thursday, 16 February 2017Hi, Thank you for your question. Yes the car will come with a glow plug installed. Use on compact sand would be suitable but dry sand could pose problems.
Hi, my friend has just bought the Bundle Special - Condor Nitro RC Buggy With Free Fuel And Starter Set! can you run two of these at the same time? or do you have to alter the radio frequency, if so how and what do you require. .
- Posted byon Tuesday, 28 June 2016
Yes, you can run several of these at the same time as they come with 2.4Ghz radio
you say you do upgrade kits, what do they include and where can I find them? I am only seeing single parts in upgrades ?
- Posted byon Thursday, 19 November 2015Hi, Yes, that is correct. All upgraded parts for this model can be located herel http://www.nitrotek.co.uk/upgrades/acme-racing/acme-condor-upgrades-hop-ups.html
HI I have just bought the self build condor and wanted to know if it comes with ball bearings or bushes if not bearings what sizes do i need and how many of each? is there any other upgrade you would recomend i get before i start to build it?
- Posted byon Wednesday, 11 November 2015
Hi, yes it already comes with bearings. We have lots of upgrades. The most popular are the aluminium pipes and the aluminium parts like suspension arms. We also do upgrade kits that include the most popular upgrades in one kit.
Hi there I'm thinking of buying the comfort self build kit could you tell me is any o it water proof or resistant and also what percentage nitro file does it take
- Posted byon Monday, 7 September 2015Hi It is splash proof, but should not be submerged. It takes 15% Hope this helps!
What servo does it have also whats the drive shaft made of
- Posted byon Monday, 7 September 2015Hi This has a Servo 4035x21x41mm and the drive shaft is made of steel.
Does This car have any water proofing
- Posted byon Thursday, 3 September 2015Hi Adam This car does not have waterproofing. Hope this helps!
Whats the percentage of nitro fuel dose it require
- Posted byon Wednesday, 2 September 2015Hi It requires 15 percent Hope this helps!
I'm thinking of buying the condor self build kit, what does it require along side it for me to be able to get it running when it's built? Do I have to buy the batteries, fuel and glow starter all extra?
- Posted byon Wednesday, 17 September 2014With the self build, a glow starter is provided, all that is necessary to use the model after construction is fuel and battery's for the transmitter.
I've bought a nitro car off here for some as a present is there anything else I need to buy to go with it to get it up and running?
- Posted byon Tuesday, 12 August 2014All that is required for use of this model is fuel and battery's for the transmitter. A glow starter is provided in the box.
UK DELIVERY INFORMATION
FREE UK NEXT WORKING DAY DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £100
When you place your order before 2pm, Monday - Friday it will be posted the same day with a next day delivery courier. Spare parts are sent by Royal Mail, small models by Parcelforce and large bulky items by UPS. Guernsey and Jersey will take an extra day. Delivery times exclude weekends. For example if you order after 2pm on Friday it will be posted on Monday and delivered on Tuesday. If you ordered after 2pm on Thursday it would be posted on Friday and delivered on Monday.
SPARE PARTS ORDERS UNDER £100
Spare parts orders under £100 will be sent by Royal Mail or Parcelforce 24 depending on the size of the package. The price is between £3.99 and £9.99 depending on the number of parts.
MODEL ORDERS UNDER £100
The price is £5.99 for next working day delivery. When you place your order before 2pm, Monday - Friday it will be posted the same day with a next day delivery courier. Guernsey and Jersey will take an extra day. Delivery times exclude weekends. For example if you order after 2pm on Friday it will be posted on Monday and delivered on Tuesday. If you ordered after 2pm on Thursday it would be posted on Friday and delivered on Monday.
HUBBOX CLICK & COLLECT
You can choose to have your order delivered to your local HubBox click and collect point and then collect it from there at your own convenience. There is no additional charge for this service. The service is not available for very large items such as quad bikes and ebikes.
SAME DAY CLICK & COLLECT FROM OUR WAREHOUSE
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OTHER PREMIUM DELIVERY OPTIONS:
The price is £15.60. You must order before 2pm on Friday to have delivery on the Saturday.
The price is £40.80. You must order before 2pm on Friday to have delivery on the Sunday.
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The price is £12.00. When you place your order before 2pm, Monday - Friday it will be posted the same day and delivered the next working day before noon. Delivery times exclude weekends. For example if you order after 2pm on Friday it will be posted on Monday and delivered on Tuesday before noon. If you ordered after 2pm on Thursday it would be posted on Friday and delivered on Monday before noon.
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The price is £18.00. When you place your order before 2pm, Monday - Friday it will be posted the same day and delivered the next working day before 10:30am. Delivery times exclude weekends. For example if you order after 2pm on Friday it will be posted on Monday and delivered on Tuesday before 10:30am. If you ordered after 2pm on Thursday it would be posted on Friday and delivered on Monday before 10:30am.
NEXT WORKING DAY BEFORE 9:00AM
The price is £26.40. When you place your order before 2pm, Monday - Friday it will be posted the same day and delivered the next working day before 9:00am. Delivery times exclude weekends. For example if you order after 2pm on Friday it will be posted on Monday and delivered on Tuesday before 9:00am. If you ordered after 2pm on Thursday it would be posted on Friday and delivered on Monday before 9:00am.
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32 customer reviews
Great / excellentBy priytam August 13, 2015
Just got today, very fun, comes with everything you need but a little tricky for beginners like myself. The price is reasonable for what you get.The quality is excellent , it has a nicely designed shell
that's glossy and stands out from the rest.
Delivery speed.The best free delivery I have ever encountered.Delivery takes 1-2 days after purchase.
Overall I would recommend this product to all RC enthusiasts that want to learn more about engines or just to build for fun.
good for beginnersBy conrad October 26, 2014
i got this for my birthday and spent a long weekend building it,the engine was a little hard to start but once it did it was nothing but fun.
This is a great purchaseBy Nick September 09, 2014
I brought this self build RC nitro as my first project of getting in to nitro cars, This is perfect because as you build it you learn all the important bits that make the car work. Had plenty of fun all ready and only had a week. Comes with very clear and easy to follow instructions. Highly recommend this fantastic bit of kit to anyone getting in to nitro cars.
Great first time item for newbies.By Adam May 07, 2014
This is without a doubt a great first time buy for anyone looking to dabble in the world of RC cars. putting it together took around a week and without only a few annoyances where the car nearly met the wall.
good for a project
loads of fun and interaction whilst building it and after
All round a definite buy for first timers like me
A lot of the pieces are plastic therefore relatively easy to break when driving it around (I have already had to replace the front suspension with the metal ones as it snapped).
Some extremely fiddly DIY at times where I had to get more than one pair of hands involved to get the job done.
Been running it now for nearly 6 weeks and I found the engine is a bit fiddly to find that sweet spot. I am still playing around with it and it is getting a tad annoying as its not as simple as starting it up, having a 5 - 10 minute fiddle then off you go. If the carburettor isn't set properly then it will either die after a few seconds or the car will want to go before you even get your finger on the accelerator, which brings me onto the carburettor. I am now experiencing problems with the screw holding the air cover in place meaning I have no way of setting the carburettor correctly until I resolve this...which I will.
So in summary; a great buy, just what I wanted (something fiddly, and time consuming with a lot to get out of it), a way to get slightly more mechanically minded, a long term hobby, but one that I would recccomend upgrading certain parts of, i.e plastic suspension to metal etc.
I highly recommend it but if your looking for something a bit more reliable I would go for the already built models.
Don't let the little issues put you off, after all, there are going to be set backs and if it wasn't the way it was then it wouldn't be worth it. You wouldn't discard your car if it suddenly annoyed you for any small or large reason.
NITROTEK SAYS - Thanks for the great review. If you are having to adjust the carb before each use it means that probably one of your screws on the engine or exhaust are loose. Because if there is a loose screw then air starts to get into the engine which messes the settings up. Tighten the loose screw and then no air can get in so the carb settings will stay the same.
jolieBy jojo14op May 07, 2014
super très intérésant