Regardless of whether you are new to radio controlled cars or if you have been enjoying them for quite some time, one of the decisions you must make is choosing the one that is best for you. More than likely, you have already watched some videos on YouTube or elsewhere, and they can whet your appetite to what is available. Sooner or later, however, you’re going to need to make the decision and put down the money to buy the car. How can you make that decision?
The following tips can help to guide you in making the right choice for the RC car that fits your needs. Regardless of whether it is a truck, car, buggy or anything else, choosing the right one will help you to enjoy the hobby to the full.
One of the most important things to consider is the type of fuel that is used for your best cars that are remote controlled. Some are powered by gas, but others have a mix of gas and oil. There are also RC cars that are using nitromethane, typically referred to as Nitro or glow fuel. This type of fuel can be found many RC stores or you can purchase it online, so either gas or Nitro would be just as convenient.
One of the reasons why you may want to choose gas over Nitro is because of the weight of a Nitro powered RC car. They tend to be heavier, so they are easier to break when you do happen to crash one. They also have more problems with spills and leaks, which is a consideration as well. That being said, Nitro powered cars tend to be more powerful, so it is a personal choice.
Another option is to choose an electric powered RC car. This is a good option if you are a beginner, but some of the higher-end models can do quite well. One of the benefits of using an electric powered RC car is the fact that it will work right out of the box after it is charged. They are also easier as far as maintenance is concerned and less expensive. You will have less power in most cases, however, and they don’t have that RC car noise that you will find in a gas or Nitro model.
You should also consider the size. RC cars come in various sizes that are typically rated as 1/16, 1/10, 1/8 or 1/5. 1/5 is the largest, but if you go with a smaller size, you may not be able to upgrade it as readily.
These tips can go a long way in helping you to determine which RC cars are going to be the best for you. When you keep everything in mind, the size, speed, and type of fuel, you will find that there are options out there available for the beginner to the advanced user. Choose the right car and enjoy what this hobby has to offer