Remote control cars, or RC cars, are very different from traditional RC cars. Traditional models are not as fun and thrilling because the cars tend to be smaller. Also, the technology is not as advanced. Most are battery operated and when it comes to speed and maneuvering, there is not much to shout about.
Today, the RC cars scene is totally different. There are a wide variety of cars that you can play with. There are electric cars, as well as gas and nitro powered cars. The best part is, they come in almost any shape and sizes! If you don’t like racing cars, you can try out trucks and buggies. Both on-road and off-road models are available for your enjoyment.
With better technology and bigger sizes, one would expect the prices to be sky high as well. However, due to intense competition from the Chinese, Japanese and Taiwanese manufacturers, prices are kept surprisingly low.
For those who are not satisfied with the original model, just spend a little money and you can customize your RC car to your own liking. You can buy new wheels for your car, or any body parts that you’d like to replace. The accessories and parts that you purchase can be used to enhance the appearance and performance of your car.
Many RC car enthusiasts are opting for the more exciting off-road 4WD cars. Just look around your neighborhood. Chances are, you can find remote control car communities that are very active. It’s never fun to play with an RC car on your own. So you want to find an active group so that you can participate in races.
The benefits of belonging to an active community are endless. By being around people who share the same interest as you do, you can start interesting conversations about RC cars. More experienced hobbyists can share tips and advice with you. Learn from them and see if you can improve the speed of your car.
Usually, such communities hang out in a few man-made racing “circuits”. A racing circuit can be a dirt track that is setup for races and practice sessions. There may be bumps, obstacles and deadly turns on the circuit. You can use the same tracks to practice controlling your car. Speed is nothing if you can’t control it. You want your car to be able to complete races.
Once you are more confident in the handling of the car, you can start participating in races. However, note that the fine tuning process is always an on-going one. As your skill improves, you may find that you need to make improvements to your car. Also, you may need to tweak your car for maximum performance on different tracks.
But bear in mind that tweaking is not for everyone. Mostly, it’s for more advanced RC hobbyists. If you prefer some simple entertainment, then choose a 2-speed 4WD that doesn’t need much adjustments. The goal here is not to have a fast car. Rather, you just want to enjoy watching the monster car go over some really challenging obstacles. What fun!