Years ago, there were plenty of RC cars that didn’t quite cut the mustard when it came to speed, versatility and well, just about everything. People knew that you get what you pay for and that there were certain high-performance models out there if they wanted to get in on the action. You get what you pay for still rings true today, but the market is saturated with RC Rank high-quality RC cars. So how do you know which one to buy?
When you look at all the RC cars available today, it can be a little overwhelming, in a good way. Still, you want to know what to pick. The first thing the experts say you need to know is that there are ready to roll RC cars and ones that need to be built. Don’t think it is so easy to notice the difference that you simply can overlook the details. Make sure you are buying the RC car you want based upon this classification.
Next, you need to think about where you are going to be using the RC car. Some people use them indoors, and for those who use them outdoors, which is most everyone, there are both on the road and off-road vehicles. You can look at the best models in each category, including ratings and reviews. Picking which type of RC vehicle category you are in the market for at least narrows down the field a little further.
Off-road RC or radio controlled vehicles are very popular. You might keep yours on the road or smooth surfaces for the most part, but you want a durable product. If you choose durability in the form of an off-road RC vehicle, do you have to compromise when it comes to speed? What other features should you be looking out for?
The next thing you need to consider is the scale of the remote control vehicle. You may have seen this mentioned, but you might be wondering what it means. The scale is all about how big the RC vehicle is in comparison to the real deal. Let’s say you purchase a Ford Mustang RC vehicle that you put together yourself. What is the scale of the vehicle? It it was 1/2, you better run! In all seriousness, they typically range in scale from about 1/64 on up to 1/4.
As you can imagine, the 1/4 RC cars are a little large. People typically like cars that fall into the 1/10 range or roundabouts. On top of looking at the scale, you can check out measurements, a weight of the vehicle and so on. Now you need to look at types of RC vehicles a little further. You have the choice of electric powered vehicles and nitro RC cars.
What you want and what you buy is completely up to you. As you can see, it’s not just about selecting the best one. You have to decide what type of remote controlled vehicle you want. RC cars are a lot of fun, and they can go super fast.