There are so many types of remote control cars on the market, and knowing which type will give you the most enjoyment so you won’t get bored before the batteries need recharging, can be a challenging task.
Remote control cars can bring you endless rolling code transmitter hours of fun. But before you click on that buy button, ask yourself, what type of driving do you like, is it race track cars or off-road buggies?
With RC vehicles, you can drive by yourself, or join a RC racing club at a nearby hobby shop. You can also race against a group of friends which will not only ad to the fun, but increase the competition.
If you’re a parent or grandparent, RC vehicles is a great way to spend some quality type time with them. In addition, there are also RC Trucks, SUVs, and dune buggies that you can go wild with too.
If you’re looking for speed and a straight track, think about getting a RC dragster, or high-speed race car. If you’re looking to tackel the dirt mountains in your local park, a buggy with high road clearance to handle the extreme off-road conditions of a rough and dusty terrain will be a good choice.
Remote controlled vehicles come in many sizes, styles, and designs to run on dirt, gravel, sidewalks, paved roads, carpets, and off the road in rough terrain. There are remote controlled cars that are modeled in line with real cars you see on the street, from Mini Coopers to Maserati. There’s also a wide variety of off the road models too.
The next thing to figure out is what size model vehicle you’d like to drive. The RC minis are quite small and are designed for indoor use.
After size, comes power. There are two different types of power for remote control cars. There’s the electric motor which runs on batteries and are easier to operate, but the charging time between drives can take a few hours.
The nitro engine uses an internal combustion and burns a particular type of fuel that you have to fill up the tank every time you want to go and drive. But, as soon as you’re gassed up, you’re ready to roll, and the speed is a great deal faster than the electric. How fast is fast? Some nitro models can reach up to 80 miles an hour. And with the increase speed, comes the need for increased skill. You don’t want to be crashing something going that fast the day you bought it.
So as you can see, there’s a great variety of remote control cars to choose from and before you go and click the buy button, take a little time to see which one you think matches your personality or the one you’re giving it to as a gift.
Robert Speedman has been fascinated by remote control cars, and that my friend is quite some time, to when the remoteness of the control had a wire attached to it and the vehicle. Now he’s looking forward to when we use our mind to make RC cars go. Maybe next year. Why’d you just smile?