The world of RC racing is as diverse and exciting as the real car market. There are vehicles for Sunday drivers that want to replicate the tranquillity of a quiet drive in miniature and then there are electric RC cars which are just made for petrol heads, or should that be electric heads?
Before delving into the world of electric remote controlled cars, consider the following:
When you’re choosing an RC car ask yourself similar questions that you’d ask yourself if you were buying a real vehicle. So, what kind of driver are you, what is your driving experience and where will you want to drive?
This is important as some cars are meant for speed, whereas others are meant for stunts and tricks, off-roading essentially. A car that is meant for on road driving will only be properly functional on smooth surfaces, whether this is your carpet or an asphalt surface it doesn’t matter as long as the surface is amenable to driving. On road cars are typically built for speed rather than stunts.
Then you need to think carefully about your skill level. Do you have any experience with RC cars? What about constructing RC cars, is this something you’d be prepared to do. Most quality RC cars are actually kit cars.
Finally, your new ride might benefit from some accessories – such as batteries, a charger or speed and motor controllers.