Different Types of Toy RC Cars

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Radio-controlled (RC) cars are miniature cars and trucks that can be controlled from afar with the use of a dedicated transmitter that has a radio-frequency connection. They use different sources of power in order to function. Most models use either rechargeable batteries or powerful mini-electric motors. The so-called Nitro models use specialized fuel in their tiny combustion engines while some of the most recent models are utilize small petrol engines. In short, these models are scaled-down models of actual trucks and cars. Many people have become addicted to collecting toy RC cars because of their amazing features that can fulfill every car lover's fancy. Among their greatest attributes is their flexibility for customization and upgrades which could make any owner feel like a master when it comes to personalizing the models. Before starting on this interesting RC hobby, take some time to know more about it. Below are the different types of toy RC cars and description of each, including how they work.

Electric Models

Electrically powered RC cars use either mechanical or electronic rate controls to regulate the power volumes carried to their electric motors. The power volumes have direct effects to the amount of pull required by the transmitter; therefore the cars' acceleration depends on the force exerted on the trigger. However, mechanical models are often susceptible to slow speeds compared to the electronic models due to the composition of the heat they utilize.

Nitro Models

Nitro-powered toy RC cars use NitroMethane fuel as its source of energy. As a result, they have higher speed abilities and their engine sounds come close to those of the actual fuel vehicles. However, they belch out unburned oil molecules which usually coat the cars' chassis, requiring more cleaning. Owners generally need to put more attention to these cars' maintenance because their high performance exposes them to longer driving periods. This could mean greater risks in collisions and exhaustion.

Gasoline-Powered Models

Also know as fuelies, this type of toy RC cars is powered by a combination of oil and gasoline. For this reason, they are priced a lot more compared to the first two types of RC cars. They are also bigger in appearance and would need wider space to run on. Their speeds do not match up to the high speeds of the other types however they do not consume a lot of fuel and can endure longer driving times. They are known for their powerful durability and lesser maintenance.

Toy RC cars usually require additional accessories, such as charge and battery packs for the electrical models and fuel and a glow plug heater for the nitro-powered models. Gasoline-powered models, on the other hand, require an additional receiver battery pack, which is necessary to start the engine.

This RC hobby can be both a fun and fulfilling experience especially for those who are obsessed with cars. While these toy rc cars cost a lot more than the usual toy cars, they contain features of real cars to a very outstanding extent which are definitely worth the price.

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This article was published on 2011/04/02