Radio Control RC Cars Buyer's Guide
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Nitro, Gas or Electric Powered RC Cars
First is to decide whether you want a nitro, gasoline or electric powered model. Let's summarize the pros and cons of each.
For beginners I would recommend buying an electric powered rc car. Less hassle, simply charge the batteries and run. If still undecided, read the gas vs electric rc cars guide.
On-Road RC Cars or Off-Road RC Trucks
Next would be to decide whether you want an on-road rc car or an off-road rc truck or buggy.
For beginners, my recommendation is to buy an off-road radio control stadium or short course truck. You can run it almost everywhere. You can do jumps and kick dirt which is part of the fun. But if realistic cars is what you like, then an on-road touring car is for you.
Video of Various RC Cars
Models of R/C Cars
The most popular models are Touring Cars, Formula 1 (F1), Mini's, Drift and Buggies. All have entry level kits all the way up to high quality competition racing machines. These can either be powered by electric, nitro or gas/petrol. Common scale sizes are 1/36, 1/28, 1/24, 1/16, 1/12, 1/10, 1/8 and 1/5. Popular are 1/12, 1/10, and 1/8.
Below is my price comparison database to help you make a buying decision.gas rc cars capable of speeds in excess of 50+ miles per hour. These are some of the biggest and fastest rc cars in the rc hobby!
Tamiya R/C Cars Guide by Moko Chan
Here is an easy to understand guide from Tamiya. These are old but the tips and ideas are still mostly applicable today. If you are a beginner, please read these guides. The cartoon character and illustration makes learning fun.
Part 1: Electric Powered R/C Model Cars
Part 2: Off-Road R/C Cars
Part 4: Electric R/C Car Races
Part 5: Tamiya R/C Guide Book
Part 6: Tamiya Ni-Cad Battery
Part 7: Radio Control Car Safety
Part 9: R/C Cars Spare Parts
Part 10: Painting R/C Cars
Part 11: Radio Control Equipment
Part 12: R/C Car Bodies
Part 13: R/C Car Driving Techniques
Part 14: Tamiya R/C Motors
Part 15: Radio Control System Check
Part 16: Trouble Shooting Electric R/C Cars
And here are my rc tips and newsletters from 2003 to 2012.
Where to Buy Cheap Electric RC Cars
At your local hobby shop or try the rc store page.
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