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RC Car Tips - Meaning of radio control terms and vocabulary.
2-stroke engines - used in gas powered rc cars and trucks. Capable of providing 0.5 to 3 HP, propelling rc cars and trucks to speeds in excess of 30, 40, and some 70+ mph!
Gas or Nitro – a special blend of fuel consisting of nitrogen, methanol, and lubricant. Used to power the two-stroke engines of R/C cars
Kit – generally refers to the car in unassembled form. Additional equipment are needed to make the car run
RTR – means ready-to-run. These are R/C car kits that contain almost all items needed to run
Rechargeable batteries - older type are called NiCad, newer ones NiMH
Receiver – an electronic device that receives signals from a transmitter, and converts the signal into data to control servos and/or speed controllers
Servo - small mechanical motors used for controlling the speed and steering of an rc car or truck
Speed controller – mechanical or electronic device that regulates the flow of current from the battery to the electric motor
Transmitter – an electronic device used to transmit data to a receiver to steer the car and control the speed
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