RC cars whether, gas or electric are fast and fun to ride. When you want to buy a car, truck or even buggy, it is important to consider factors such as maintenance, price and speed in choosing the car that will suit your requirements. This brief overview looks into RC cars and what you should know before buying one.
Should you buy a RC Car Or Truck?
Gas vs electric powered RC cars are either electric, gas or battery powered. Gas powered cars are faster compared to electric cars and they are also more powerful. On the other hand, gas powered cars are heavier and more likely to break once crashed. The cars require a special type of fuel which can be expensive. Oil spills can get messy.
Gas cars require tune ups before being used which can consume a lot of oil. Electric powered RC vehicles are best suited for beginners as they are not very fast. They get power to the wheels fast making an instant torque which helps them get started faster than gas powered cars. The cars come ready to use and they do not require any oil. All you will have to do is charge your battery and you are ready to go. One of the best things about electric cars is that they are generally quieter than gas cars hence they will not disturb your neighbours.
Car, Truck, or Buggy- RC vehicles come in the form of cars, buggy and trucks. In terms of speed, cars are faster than RC trucks and buggy. Cars have high speeds of 40+ mph while some have up to 80-100+mph. Trucks are durable and give you the ultimate off-loading fun. Buggy has special combination of capabilities such as speed as well as off-loading like jumping hills which will give you the ultimate fun.
The size of RC cars range from 1/16th, 1/10th, to 1/8th and 1/5th. If you plan to upgrade the engine or motor then choose the size with many options. A good example is the 1/32th size RC vehicle which will not have a variety of available upgrades, compared to a 1/10 or 1/8 which have a lot more options.
You can now go ahead and make an informed choice is selecting a RC car that will suit your needs.