How to decide which RC car to buy

Posted: June 9, 2011 in rc events, rc tips

When it comes to decide which RC car to your hard earned money on a difficult decision, it’s a small guide for the first time buy, which I’m sure are overwhelmed by not only the choice, but types of RC cars available .
In a nutshell, there are two categories:
Off-Road
This is generally regarded as the most popular in the area, several sub-classes like monster trucks, rally cars, Truggies and Bashers, with the lastis a kind of on / off road
On the road
This is my personal area of ​​expertise, these machines are built to thoroughbred high eating asphalt, but it has good road, even something ages parking will hurt these babies have configuration options that you expect to see NASCAR or F1, anything camber adjusted for depreciation.
There are two major subcategories.
Electric.
This is the starting point for most people, Iimagine this a try before you embark on something that has a combustion engine. They are easy to maintain, relatively inexpensive, not break, and much, much cleaner. What they lack in power they gain in precision, never clip at the top like a pro.
Nitro (aka RC Gas or Petrol)
The grandfather of RC racing, these babies have an enormous power, the Nitro bikes a little practice, unlike electric riders, there is a slightdelay in the throttle and the break you need to get used to, but if the noise, smoke and power is your thing look no further. Nitro cars tend not to survive crashes and power due to weight and speed of the accident.
The basic rule is to stick to Electric until you are ready to run on Nitro, they are incredibly fast and many things can go wrong, you need batteries for example, and the gas may stick open. While on an electric car will not changeescape, internal combustion is a different story …
So you’ve decided what the main class you want, you must now decide what the car will be used for, there is a huge difference between the weekend warrior that tears from his local park and anyone who wants to race too seriously.
Some tips on choosing a good starter car
2nd hand RC material has no resale value, which is good for you, look in the forums and auction sites and you will be approximately 75% of the storeoriginal cost, not to mention that most owners have several ups and extra hops = they normally throw in the face.
it takes three things to get into RC, kit, electronics for the kit (cruise control, receiver, Sero, batteries) and a remote
Construction of the car is easy and you can do in 8 hours, but the birthday boy, it is best to get a RTR (Ready to Race), because they often come with all the above, check before you buy, they will tell youthis supplement you need. TT01 is a generally comes with everything you need, apart from the distance, it is worth slightly more than the remote, because it’s something you again and again.
Make sure that you will be able to spare and hop-up for the kit. (Important)
The best place to buy is the Internet, it is undoubtedly true, you get the best variety and prices of online shops.
Stay away from Nitro (gas) powered RC cars until you drive an electricElectric RC cars are easy and cheap to maintain and fewer problems in general to give.

 

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