RC cars are the cars of all ages; it doesn’t matter if you are eighty or sixteen, there is simply the kind of radio-controlled car that you would enjoy. If you know how to take fun with these vehicles, you certainly will cherish the endless excitement brought about by them.
If you are getting your first radio-controlled car, you might consider the three most important things:
Ready-to-run (RTR) car or a kit
The RTR cars are most ideal for the beginners and those who do not have the skills for assembling the car. These cars will let you automatically enjoy their features and start them running through electricity-powered batteries. RTR cars tend to be a little inexpensive than building the car.
On the other hand, the kit will let you do the assembly works. For the enthusiasts, this has more advantages, as it will allow you to maintain it easily. If there are alterations and repair jobs needed, you would find these yet another easy task as you know how the chassis, engine, and other parts were put together.
On-road or off-road
On-road cars are designed for such speed needed in a smooth, paved surface. Also, if you intend to get into the race competitions, these are clearly your option.
Off-road vehicles are those trucks and buggies that have the ability to negotiate rough terrains, jumps, and obstacle courses. Naturally, these are not intended for racing events.
Electric or nitro-powered car
Simpler and slower vehicles are the choices for the beginners. As mentioned, rechargeable batteries are used to power the cars. Though they are clean and quiet, one disadvantage is they do not exude realism for radio-controlled car racing.
Nitro- or gas-powered cars are those intended for racing and higher-level of performance and power. In the recent years, the quality of these cars has much improved in terms of performance, safety, reliability, and aesthetics.
Having all these factors answered, you are now ready for your visit to the store. If you prefer building your own car, you will have the kit.
After getting the kit, you will need your red tool box and make sure every necessary tool is included. Specifically, the things you would need are: screwdrivers, flat blade screwdrivers, pliers, slip-joint, hobby knife (no. 11 blades), flush cutter, and needle-nose varieties. Adding soap could be used as a dry lubricant for the tight parts.
RC car kits cost a few hundred dollars but if you want higher performance and power you may add another bit of expenses. You can elect to acquire few pieces of RC car accessories or necessary parts for the upgrade. You can also finish the car with your own design you have in mind. Accessories and add-on parts are offered through local stores or online stores and you can check out their availability through them
To avoid getting mistakes along the process, study well the owner’s manual. Familiarizing with every step and process will make it easy for you to finish the job. Completion of the process will not finish in one sitting, so you better prepare yourself for this task. It would be wise to work in a clear, well-lit, and with an uncluttered area to avoid mistakes.
Get relevant information on how to start with your RC car kit
There are books, e-books, and other materials containing information and ideas about building cars from a kit that you can use for additional help. Accordingly, obtaining wisdom from experienced RC car racers would be very beneficial for you. Once you get all those things and information needed, you can build the fastest RC car in no time at all.