Building Your Own RC Car

If you want to experience the thrill of driving at high speed but don’t have a few thousand pounds to treat yourself to a high performance car then a power packed RC car can give you the same thrill at a fraction of the cost.

Since the development of wireless technology and technological innovations the world of RC cars has exploded with cars being made available that can reach speeds of up to 75 miles per hour.

There are 3 power options available for RC Cars, they are electric, petrol such as the AoWei Yama RC petrol buggy for advanced users, and Nitro. If you are starting out with RC racing it is best to start out with an electric car. These cars tend to be cheaper that their Gasoline and Nitro powered counterparts and they are a great starting point for beginners in the RC racing world.

Gas powered cars are more suited to those who have had experience in RC car racing due to the speeds this car is capable of reaching. The maintenance and fuel costs for this type of car are relatively inexpensive.


Once you have gained some experience you may decide it is time to upgrade to a nitro powered model. The Nitro cars tend to be smaller in size compared to the electric powered ones but the amount of power they throw out will leave you in awe.

Before you buy a nitro car it’s best to research tips on maintaining it as this can be a very challenging part of owning a car like this and regular maintenance is essential to ensure you get many hours of racing fun from your car.

It’s a good idea to understand the best features of each RC car you look at, this will ensure you are getting the best value for money from your purchase and you’ll be able to get the very best out of your car.

Building your own RC Car

When the best petrol remote controlled buggy are mentioned people tend to think it’s a children’s toy but a vast amount of adults have also taken an interest in these hand controlled cars.

The differences between cars used by children and those used by adults are huge. For example a car powered by 2 AA batteries will give off enough power to thrill a child but for an adult who have slaved lovingly over their car a couple of AA’s just isn’t going to cut it. Although some of these cars do use battery packs they couldn’t be any more different to your regular run of the mill batteries. If speed is what you looking for then cars that use Gasoline or Nitro-Methane is your best bet.

If you’re looking for a car that will leave your fellow RC drivers in a cloud of dust it’s essential to use the best engine parts available to you.

You should also consider what you are going to use the car for. If you plan to race it then perhaps a nitro fuelled car isn’t for you. Nitro fuel is heavier than other fuels so it could make turns more difficult.

To ensure you have a smooth running car it’s also important to have top quality components such as the wheel and axels.

Of course if you don’t fancy all the work that goes into building your own car you can always buy one of the many RC Car kits that are available on the market. Unfortunately these cars are unlikely to give you the speed your desire but they will give you an understanding of what is required in order to get the speedy car you want.

It will take a lot of work and experience to find the perfect combination of parts, enabling you to build your very own power packed remote control car.

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