How to Choose the Best Toy RC Car

How to choose the best RC with the multitude of options that exist?

With all the options available for beginners RC cars do you choose? are going to nitro, electric, on the road, the road, 2 wheel drive, 4 wheel drive buggies, truggies, trackers of rock or any other RC car for the case. Remember that you also have these options to consider that the scale is best for you? Do you go to practice and race on a track racing or party in your backyard or a park?

What will you choose? Does how much money to spend? What is best for you? RTR or kit? I know what it feels like, I went through this when I arrived for the first time in RC back on the day.

This article will help you choose the best cars beginner RC that are perfect for you.

  • Continue reading and the different categories of beginners understand their benefits and disadvantages of RC cars, according to
  • You will understand if, racing or hitting in your yard or local park is right for you
  • You will learn what are the positive and negative attributes, between nitro and electric cars
  • Bonuses between on-road or off road and which is best for you

Listen, after having read this article you will be able to determine which RC cars for beginners is perfect for you. So let’s start:

Nitro or electric starting RC car?

Basically “electrical” means that your RC car will be powered by a rechargeable battery and the RC car “nitro” will be powered with fuel. Make no mistake this is one of the most important questions that you should ask yourself when deciding which RC car is best for you.
Here’s how it works: the Nitro power is for you, if you like the sound of an engine of high roaring through the streets and exhaust fumes that filled the air while running your RC car. You will be able to run your RC longer than electric cars. This means that when the fuel is exhausted just refuel and continue the operation of your RC
Electric powered RC cars are for you if you prefer less maintenance of the RC car that is also capable of working indoors. When the battery dies just recharge it. In addition, RC car electric motor are cleaner and easier to run and maintain. Electric motors that are used to run RC car with electric motor do not require tuning as engines nitro, moreover, that hardly need maintenance.

In a nutshell, RC electric cars cost less money to operate, long term, and most of the times the purchase price is lower in comparison with RC car nitro.

Scale, how big is what you want to go, or not.

Here is how it works, scale refers to the size of the RC car, which he runs from 1.27 to 1/5, but remember less is the second part of the series (fraction), the bigger the RC car. For example, 1/18 means that the RC car is 18 times smaller that the counter part of real life. For the moment, the most popular scales of beginner RC car are 1/10 and 1/8. They are a great value and are practical to carry everywhere and work.

The smallest scale (1/18, 1/24, 1/27, etc.) RC car are very small which make lightweight and easy to carry everywhere, however, a bit difficult to work in, by all the small parties.

If you have the space and don’t mind carrying the extra weight 1/5 scale 4 wheel drive RC cars they are good candidates for beginners RC cars . They work with regular gas not Nitro make their engines easy to adjust. And there are more, you can run a car 1/5 of nearly 45 minutes with less than 1 liter of gas.

Ready to Run (RTR) or Kit

Unquestionably beginners RC cars are RTR’s. The reason? Mostly they are 95% pre-assembled so you can enjoy your new RC car as soon as possible. All you have do is responsible for or place batteries, fuel (if a nitro RC) are who are ready to have fun.

RC car kits are usually competition RC car that do not include radio transmitter and receiver, engine, exhaust, batteries, motors, esc inter alia. The purpose of a kit is for you to build RC car from scratch and buy all the other necessary components based on your personal preferences.

On-road vs. off-road

Come on, face it can run cars off road RC in virtually all areas. Grass, gravel, Earth, a local park, back patio, and a lot of other places. Why I recommend off-road, for beginners RC car, can run virtually anywhere, even on the road, if you just change the tires. Off-road cars are more durable than RC cars on-road and going to ‘forgive’ beginner mistakes.

If you have access to an empty parking lot or an RC track on the road and then on road RC cars are a good choice, especially if you really want a RC car on road. If you are running the RC car on road is challenging need access to a race track.

Has it already decided?

As you’ve seen beginners RC cars include:

Good for beginners operation of RC cars are Buggies and truggies from Working in a local RC race witnessed first-hand how much abuse and “hard driving” Buggies and truggies could withstand. Off road RC cars are built to withstand land and difficult conditions, which makes them very durable but remember electric RC are a better choice.

ock trackers make good beginner RC cars. Instead of Buggies and truggies these monsters of rock crawling are designed to go over the boulders, rocks, climbing hills steep at a slow, controlled and precise speed. Of rock crawlers are almost exclusively electric powered you allow precise control of your beginner RC car of the accelerator. Obviously, if you want something between Buggies / truggies and trackers electric monster trucks are for you.

If there is no way that you can do without the DIN and the gases of an engine exhaust I suggest to invest in fifth scale 4 wheel drive RC and the good news is that you don’t have to constantly fine tune your engine due to absence of nitro.