GETTING TO KNOW
THE RC MODELS
Knowing the RC models is an important if you wish to choose RC cars
as hobby or want to get into RC racing tracks. There are basically five
types of models to choose from. Off-road buggies that come with electric
engine as power source are the most popular ones for the first time
These off-road buggies come with full travel suspension, high ground
clearance and knobby rubber tires that give them virtually any terrain
with ease. It would be easier to choose a two wheel drive models for
a new enthusiasts. They require less maintenance and over all assembly
of the model. On the other hand four wheel drive models give easier
driving and more competitive edge in handling the model. Off- road buggies
are great fun in the backyards.
On road cars, monster trucks, stadium trucks and mini cars are other
options to choose from. It really depends upon ones choice, budget and
understanding level of the hobby as to which model he chooses. All models
come with both kinds of power supply viz. Nitro fuel or Electric. An
RC hobbyist can choose from all kind of various options available in
the market. These on-road cars offer minimal suspensions, sleek, sophisticated
looks and foot-to-the-floorboard speed. They can easily be run on a
smooth street, parking lot, or any other flat or paved surface.
Micro racing cars are great fun to handle and are cool racers for smaller
areas. They can be run even on the kitchen floors. They are usually
about five to six inches in length but some models may end up in length
up to nine inches. High-tech engineering produces exceptionally realistic
performance with forward and reverse, two-wheel drive, fully proportional
steering, sophisticated suspension action. They can offer more fun than
If you are looking for some high action drama with bumping and jumping
then opting for the stadium trucks is the choice to go for. Their heavy-duty
suspensions, oversized shocks and large tires, they're built to take
punishment and can survive soaring jumps and crushing touchdowns that
would disable most vehicles.
Next in the category are lined up the monster trucks. They are similar
to monster trucks, however, they need a little experience and handling
background to achieve optimum performance out of them. Designed for
torque instead of speed, these car crushers growl and rumble their way
up hills, down slopes and over unsuspecting cars by virtue of sheer,
All these models are great to go in for racing competitions as well.
The two most popular RC racing are ROAR (Radio Operated Auto Racing)
and NORRCA (National Organization for Racing Radio Controlled Auto).
Details on these racing competitions can be obtained from their respective
website and publications on RC hobby.
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