FOR RC MODEL
Well if you thought choosing a model was only a tough job for the ad
agencies and brand building companies; give a rain check on your opinion.
Every RC enthusiast one time or the other faces the question of choosing
the RC model whether to go for a Nitro or an Electric Model or to choose
between a Gas and a Battery operated model?
To get a frank opinion on the same it is always better to ask people
with various demographic backgrounds who essentially have a different
taste and choices. This makes easier to know the real pros and cons
of any choice. Those who feel passionately may have prejudices over
their opinion and may not tell the cons too frankly. Similarly those
who prefer not to agree may prefer to overlook the pros of a model.
In the end you should have all sorts or opinion about each category
or model and the final choice should always be your own that makes your
feel comfortable, suits your budget, is easier for you to handle and
costs you less maintenance. You should not make your choices just because
someone else prefers to choose it and then may be you are not comfortable
with it later on.
The foremost criterion for any one to go in for an investment for a
hobby is the cost. The budget needs to be fixed. As such electric kits
come fall in the less expensive category for initial investment. Although
they give most enjoyment but one ends up paying more for the battery
packs, battery chargers, accessories, etc. This in the long run means
that you have more stuff for maintenance later on and it also means
that the recurring costs for the same are substantial. With some time
gap the total investment in part ends up to paying equivalent to a Nitro
Care to be taken for electric set up is to buy quality stuff over cheap
quantities. Cheap stuff would require sooner replacement and no repairs.
Packs of quality batteries and quality charger would bring down your
recurring costs in the long run.
Nitro kits come in expensive with the initial investment. Even though
you buy inexpensive engines or accessories but their initial costs would
be more than the electric ones.
Another criterion that affects the cost is the maintenance and operation.
As discussed earlier recurring costs for electric model can in the end
compare up to initial cost of a Nitro pack. But another factor that
greatly influences the recurring cost is the frequency of use and tracks.
If you are using your model on rough tracks then it would obviously
require more maintenance and regular use of your tool kit or cleaning
Both the types of models have their own typical power systems that require
regular maintenance. Frequency of operation or frequency of use of your
model would cause faster wear and tear and would mean regular maintenance.
If your model does not meet any mishap, crash or breakdown even then
nitro vehicles require much more maintenance than electric ones. For
an electric kit their batteries need to be taken care of properly, condition
properly and stored at proper temperatures etc to maintain their charge.
In a nut shell, the over all cost difference between the two is not
much but the only difference lies between the initial investments of
both. Therefore if cost is not a much affecting factor you can choose
any model but if you are short of dimes then it is safe to go in for
electric setup. These would not only require much maintenance and if
taken care properly would give cool enjoyment to an RC enthusiast.
About The Author:
Peter Dobler successfully operates several web sites on the topic of
internet marketing and web site optimization. Visit his main web site
Other RC Race Car Related Information