Remote controlled cars are not just a rage amongst kids who have a drive towards racing, but it also extends its influence on dedicated hobbyists who pay as much attention to their hobby as they would to a regular one. Over the years, engineering and mechanical advances have made it possible to manufacture cars at reasonable prices that would appeal to anyone with an interest in cars.

How it’s done:

Essentially, rc cars can mean either remote controlled cars or a radio controlled car. Earlier we used to have remote controlled cars where there was a wire attaching the car to the controller. But gone are those days. Today, all radio controlled cars are using a specific frequency to communicate signals between you, the driver, and the car. The source of power can be of various types. Some cars have very powerful electrical motors that run on rechargeable nickel hydride metal, lithium polymer cell or nickel cadmium cells too. Without going into further technical details, it is suffice to know that there are also cars which have engines powered by fuel mixtures of oil, nitromethane and methanol. These cars also have internal combustion engines because that’s required to convert the fuel into energy. But a word of caution for novices though, if you’re new to the hobby, it’s far better to stick to electric cars because you’ll get to know the grips better.

Different types:

You’ll find a lot of variants in cars so let’s take a look at what’s on offer;

Toy grade cars: these are, as the name suggests, the entry level car and primarily focused towards a good balance between production costs for a big market along with designs that appeal. The problem with toy grade rc helicopters for sale and cars is that they’re made upon a single printed circuit board and parts are quite difficult to find.

Hobby grade cars: a hobby grade car will empty your pockets by as much as $2000 if you’re really serious about it. Recently, the influx of ready to run or RTR cars have persuaded many a person to try their hand at speciality, high end cars that are inspected for safety and more importantly whose parts are easy to find as well as replace.

Electric ones: these are fun to play with as they respond like a dream. All you need to do is squeeze the trigger on your controller and the speed and acceleration will depend on your skill with the trigger. There are some models that are equipped with brushless systems, enabling you to do stunts like a wheelie or a back flip. These are way more powerful than nitro models.

Nitro powered models: these cars have a singular servo which can be used for both braking as well as throttle. They operate on two stroke engines. What provides the real turn-on is the sound from the exhaust.