Factor Affecting the Speed Of RC Car-RC Blog

Posted: June 25, 2011 in rc events, rc tips, Uncategorized
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There are several factors that go into how fast an RC can drive and they almost never come out of the box as fast as they claim.

On a side note we just ordered our very own track timing kit so were going to be able to put these things to an actual test!

Battery Type:Most Ready to Run model trucks do in fact come with a battery, normally a Nimh. When you look at the outside of a box, say a Traxxas 4X4 it is going to say something like 65mpg top speed. What they don’t tell you in as obvious a way is that you have to fork out another 40 bucks to get the Lipo battery that is going to be able to run that speed.

Pay attention to what the required equipment is to reach the speeds you want. Lithium Polymer batteries are the new hotness in the RC world and come in a wide variety of cells. The more cells you go with the more speed you get, you will want to make sure what your speed controller can handle though before running out and buying a 4S lipo and torching your RC motor.

Gearing:Another thing most people who are first getting into the hobby typically don’t know about is in order to get a higher top speed you much change the gearing. There is a give and take when it comes to the type of gearing you choose to run. In exchange for higher top speed, you are going to sacrifice acceleration. In order to hit the top speeds most vehicles claim you are going to need to gear them to a point where you wont use it for much racing other than straight driving

Making The Right Call:As a general rule you can avoid disappointment if you don’t choose your RC solely on top speed. Think about other important things like how you are going to use it. In a lot of ways it is kind of like when you buy new cars, they often claim certain Miles Per Gallon but that is typically on some sort of closed course with a 60lb driver, no seats, and the wind at their back…well you get the point.

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