Radio-Controlled Fun: Tips on Choosing an R/C Car

Navigating a radio-controlled car is one of the most exciting hobbies in the world. While some R/C car enthusiasts like to compete against others, there are others who simply enjoy the thrill of watching their miniature vehicle in action. Here are a few tips to help choose a radio-controlled vehicle for the first time. 

Select an age-appropriate model
If the R/C vehicle is being purchased for a child, it is important that parents pay close attention to the warning labels. It is always a good idea to purchase an age-appropriate model. Fortunately, the age recommendations are usually printed on the side of the box. While toy-grade R/C cars can be purchased at most department stores, the more powerful models are typically found at hobby shops. 

Decide between gas and electric
People have the option of choosing either a gas-powered or electric-powered R/C vehicle. If the buyer plans to race their R/C car, a gas-powered version will probably be the best option. However, keep in mind that gas-powered models require a tad bit more maintenance. On the other hand, electric-powered models are an excellent option for beginners. 

Street or off-road
R/C cars come in a wide variety of different styles. Some R/C cars are designed to only be driven on a paved surface. Often times, on-road R/C cars are raced on a track against other competitors. Meanwhile, off-road R/C cars and trucks are designed to be used on rugged terrains. Some four-wheel drive trucks can even be driven through mud and snow. 

Replacement parts 
Like a real vehicle, R/C cars will also need to have a few parts replaced from time to time. Traxxas Stampede 4×4 parts can actually be purchased as a kit. Not only do kits help to simply the installation process, but they also help to save money. 

The size of an R/C car can vary from one model to the next. Size can make a big difference for the hobbyists who plan to transport their R/C vehicle from one destination to the next. While some R/C vehicles can fit in the palm of a person’s hand, there are others that look like a small go-kart. 

Unlike some other hobbies, navigating a R/C car is something that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. These tips should certainly help first-time buyers to make a good choice.

Top 5 Online Marketplaces in India


Well the time is not that much far, when you will feel that you are committing a crime, if you will not purchase online. This holds true for businesses also. If a business or a company is not selling his goods online in this age, when billions and … [Continue reading]

Lexmark Leads the Way in Innovative Business Solutions


Lexmark has always been a pioneer in creating advanced technological business solutions, but its latest creations are some of its most impressive yet and, more importantly, a great asset for businesses of all backgrounds. Since 2010 Lexmark has … [Continue reading]

Local Businesses Seize Opportunity to Support the Troops at Invictus Games

invictus games

The eyes of the world fell on the UK this month, not only for the much publicised Scottish referendum, but for the meeting of 400 competitors from across the world. They came from 14 nations to compete in 9 separate adaptive sports, at an … [Continue reading]

The Differences in Lightbulbs


With the recent news that incandescent bulbs would be phased out for home use, there is some confusion about what the differences are between the various types of lightbulbs. Consumers wonder if they should choose halogen, fluorescent or LED bulbs. … [Continue reading]

Is Your Data Secure on a Cloud Server


With cloud computing turning into a rage, especially over the last few years, it is hardly a surprise to see a large majority of internet users using cloud servers to store their important files, including sensitive data such as confidential … [Continue reading]

What is a Proxy Service?

proxy server

A proxy is designed to protect the identity of the user who is accessing content across a global or private network. A proxy may protect the identity in one or more ways: by hiding the user's information (IP address and geographical location) … [Continue reading]

New Technology for More Access Control and Security Monitoring

security monitoring

Long ago, before the technology was available, numerous businesses were vulnerable. Access to their buildings and surrounding premises like parking garages and other facilities were wide open to the public and ripe for predators and criminals to case … [Continue reading]

4 Electrical Components to Keep In Your Toolbag


Do you know how to fix common wiring or circuitry problems? Do you have the tools to do so? Whether you're an aspiring electrician or just a construction worker who likes to be prepared, here are four supplies that you should always have on hand.1: … [Continue reading]

Choose From A Large Selection Of Pumps

Pumps that are used for water, oil, waste and other fluids are chosen based on their size and speed. The pump for a large aquarium is not nearly as big as a pump that is used for a septic tank. Each new pump that is purchased must match its intended … [Continue reading]