Looking for a RC there is a lot to consider before making your
purchase. Things to consider are the scale size, the space or
terrain you want to run it on, how fast you want it to go, cost
of replacement parts or hop ups, etc. Most scales of RC's can
be found in the form of street cars/trucks, off road buggies and
trucks. They are available in nitro and electric. Electrics are
much cleaner and easier to maintain but many still love the smell
of gas and the sounds you get from a gas powered motor.
of the more popular scales are:
are considered to be 1/24 to 1/36 scale and are among the smallest
RC's available. These are great for small spaces and smooth surfaces.
They are not generally recommended for grass or rough terrains.
are considered to be 1/12 to 1/18 scale and are the next available
sizes up from Micros. With the Mini's you can start taking on
rough terrain and grass if you have the right ground clearance.
best thing about Micro's
is they are very portable and are easy to travel with as they
don't take a lot of room like their big brothers. Also, the cost
of hop up parts and accessories are cheaper than many of the larger
most popular RC scale is probably 1/10 and these are on of the
larger RC's avaible. These rugged RC's can be driven over curbs,
take on high grass and most ground cover you may find. The 1/10
scale has been around for many years and you can still purchase
Build Your Own kits or Ready to Run kits which appeal to both
the builder and the person just wants to go out and play right
researching RC's, you will find brands like Traxxas
and HPI that are now offering waterproof cars and trucks right
out of the box. As you can guess this allows you a lot more time
to enjoy your hobby in the snow, sand or rain. Make sure you check
to see if you RC is waterproof before you run it in wet locations.
Crawlers have become a huge craze and are a very popular radio
controlled truck. You can usually find competitions close to home
where you can score points on your rock crawling skills. You'll
often find scalers - some are crawlers and some are just having
fun tearing around town and in the dirt.
scale RC is generally a RC that looks more like a real car or
truck and you can buy many accessories to bring a real look and
feel to your RC.
and Bashing are the common terms referred to your style of driving.
Bashing is usually just tearing around the yard , going off jumps
and maybe a little smas-up derby with your friends or family.
Racing is something you can find close to home as there are tracks
everywhere and they generally have race nights so you can test
your skills against other drivers. There is a huge professional
circuit that travels all over the USA just like Nascar or any
other organized sport racing.
currently has 11 national championships from our sponsored drivers
in the mini scale and we hope to add more this year.