Remote controlled cars and trucks, or RC cars and trucks, are popular all over the world. The past several years they have evolved tremendously and with the arrival of reliable wireless technology,they are more fun than ever before. You will find RC vehicles come in all shapes and sizes, from small race cars to big, mock four-wheel drive truck models that can climb over any rocks or travel through any valley.
The battery is the main power source. But most of the RC cars and RC trucks are propelled by either brushless electric motors or brush electric motors. You will also find some RC cars that are fueled by gas or nitro, that can be more powerful, but it is also a little dangerous. If your children will be playing with the cars, I suggest you stay with the electric models
The control transmitter is a hand held device that works on 2.4 GHz. They have many channels to work with. There will also be a difference in the range between one controller and another. The control transmitter sends a signal to a receiver in the RC vehicle. There are many different brands of control units, some have different features to choose from. There is also a difference in price depending on the different features each unit has.
Building your own model is loads of fun. For many people it is the most rewarding part of this hobby. When you build your own model car or truck and then see it going through its paces on the track you will feel a sense of accomplishment that you might not get in any other hobby.
You can buy RC cars and trucks in hobby stores and in some toy stores, but you will find that there is a much larger selection of them online. In addition, you can choose from models that are already built and ready to be taken out of the box and run right away. These are called RTR or ready to run. You can also to build one from scratch yourself.
This is an ideal hobby for the entire family. There's not many hobbies that you are able to share with your family. This is a fun and healthy hobby that will enable your family to spend some time together. We need more time together as a family. I believe if a family plays together and share in projects with one another it builds respect for one another.