Getting Started With Radio Control Cars
Take note that you need to decide whether you want a radio
control nitro or gas car or perhaps one that has an electric
engine. You could purchase either one which is ready to run (rtr)
or a kit. Now, knowing how much you would want to spend start
going shopping for a vehicle that fits your specifications. Like
me passion is what drew me to this exciting hobby and there's a
lot you are going to learn before you can "get behind the
It is always good start at a nearby hobby store - look for one
that specializes in radio control vehicles. Speak to people
you'll find working in the store and chances are that these
people are true blue rc hobbyists as well. There is much you can
learn from, so pick their brains well. You'll find these machines
to be sleek and powerful, tearing up the terrain in a jiffy and
it's certainly a lot of fun watching them go.
The types of radio control vehicles that you need to get
aquainted with are nitro and electric cars, monster trucks,
stadium trucks, minis and micros. If you want to get your feet
wet and don't wish to spend a whole lot of money, go and get a
used vehicle - this is the cheapest way of building your skills.
To find used radio control vehicles for sale, ask your friends,
check the local newspapers, read RC magazines or browse through
listings at auction sites like eBay.
If you decide that you want a new vehicle, you can choose a
kit, an ARR ("almost ready to run") model, or an RTR ("ready to
run") model. What's the difference? A kit will take you time and
a certain amount of expertise to assemble. The advantage of a
kit, of course is that once you're finished, you'll know exactly
how your vehicle is built and therefore how to repair any
ARR and RTR models come already assembled. The difference is
usually that the ARR model doesn't have a radio system installed,
while an RTR model does. So don't be fooled by the difference in
price. When you buy an ARR car, you're going to have to add the
cost of the radio system to your final cost.
The expense of operating your radio control car can be as
little as an occasional replacement battery pack. But as with any
hobby, the more you play the more you pay. If you become a
dedicated radio control vehicle fan, be prepared for repairs,
upgrades, special tools, magazine subscriptions, books, racing
entry fees, association dues, travel expenses to the big meets
and races - the list can be endless. The best advice is to start
small, and let your radio control hobby grow little by little to
whatever level you find most satisfying.
So all in all, what's the best advice for getting started in
radio control? Start small, get to know experienced radio control
drivers, and learn as you go. Make a list before you buy
anything, and make sure have all the accessories and parts you're
going to need to use your vehicle. Most of all, have fun - RC is
a wonderful way to meet people, to challenge yourself, and to
fulfill your driving fantasies.
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