Crafts-Hobbies Vivian | 01 Mar 2011 10:39 pm

Building The Fastest Remote Controlled Car – Some Amazing Tips

The term ‘remote controlled cars’ conjures up an image of a toy car meant for kids to play with. There is a big difference in the remote controlled cars for kids and those meant for adults. Remote controlled cars are more complex and are a miniature version of a normal car running on actual fuel like nitro or gasoline, or some of them may even run on large batteries. These cars require as much maintenance as a normal car, as they contain the same components apart from the radio transmitting gear.

There are various qualities of the components that are available for building a remote controlled car. Hobby stores provide simple components that can be used to build a simple car. However, if you want to build the most amazing or the fastest remote controlled car, you may need to spend some money on quality car components. While purchasing the components, you have to be particularly careful because the quality and type will ensure maximum performance of your car.

Nitro methane is an alternative fuel to gasoline and works well for remote controlled cars. It is a heavier fuel, providing huge speeds and suited to a straightforward race course. A nitro engine is a good choice for fast engine speeds. However, nitro engines have a disadvantage in that they wear down faster. Engine break downs are inevitable after intense usage and it is a good idea to have a standby electric engine that can be exchanged for the nitro engine when the need arises.

The other components of a car are also important for the performance of a remote controlled car, especially when you aim for absolute speed. You may be required to spend a large amount of money on wheels and axles. The wheels for a remote controlled car should be extremely light, yet firm. The best way to purchase remote controlled car parts is to visit a hobby store, test out the various components, and compare them with other brands. This will help you to select the best items based on your experience.

The idea of picking up the various components may not be very appealing to a person not technically inclined. Car kits that include all the various components makes the job easier for such persons and these parts are also quite easy to assemble. However, you will not be able to achieve the high level of customization that you can get by assembling individual parts to build the RC car. Most of the times you can replace the individual parts if you so wish, in case you have assembled the car from a readily available kit, to give you more efficiency and speed.

It is advisable to ensure that all the various components that you select are of good quality and compatible with each other. A single part that does not perform well will affect the overall performance and speed of the remote controlled car. Select the best parts to get the best performance from your remote controlled car.

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