Intro to R/C
Mini RC Cars
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to choose and buy remote controlled cars and trucks.
Control Car - Buying Tips
In the 80's, it was relatively simple to buy
rc cars. There were only a handful of companies and models to choose
Fast forward to 2010, today there are more
manufacturers and more models to choose from. This can be confusing to
first time buyers, so I created this page to help beginners make the
correct buying decision.
RC Car Buying Tips
|Kit vs. RTR
||If you are a modeler who
loves to assemble
rc cars, then buy rc in kit form. Apart from the rc car kit, you would
need to buy additional equipment.
But if you would just like to play and not have to worry about
assembling the rc car, then you should buy RTR (ready-to-run) models.
RTR comes almost 100% complete, just charge the batteries and start
||For your first car, I would
an offroad car such as rc buggies and trucks. These have large tires
and long suspension systems that allow them to run both onroad and
offroad conditions such as a backyard or dirt track.
||For first timers, buy
electric rc cars. They
are easier to build, maintain, and run.
Gas cars are more technical in nature,
having 2-stroke engines, 2-speed transmissions, disk brakes, tuned
pipes, and more. These items may be to overwhelming for first timers
into the hobby.
vs. Local Hobby Shops
||Try to find a local hobby
shop where you can
buy your rc car. They can provide you with after sales help, and they
can give you hands on help. Not all hobby shops have your interest in
mind, so try to find one that is genuinely helpful to hobbyist and are
not just after your money.
Online stores are an alternative if you
not live near a local hobby shop. You can order online, and have the rc
shipped direct to your home.
|How Much Does an RC Car Cost?
||RC cars and the hobby is
the fun it provides. I personally have bought over 20 rc cars, spent a
lot of money, but I consider it money well spent.
RC cars has kept me busy, and away from
vices such as drugs. Driving rc cars has also improving my real world
driving skills, and have helped me avoid accidents driving my real car.
RTR kits can be bought for less that
RC CAR AND TRUCK BUYING TIPS
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