Radio Controlled Jeeps
Radio Controlled Jeeps are very capable 4x4 all wheel drive off-road remote control vehicles which are ideal for rallies and off-road events. If you don't enjoy racing on smooth race tracks then you might find off-road racing with Radio Controlled Jeeps is much more enjoyable. There are several things that you will need to bear in mind when buying and looking for Radio Controlled Jeeps.
Types of Radio Controlled Jeeps
There are a number of different types of Radio Controlled Jeeps which you might like to consider purchasing. Some of the cheaper models are just standard two wheel drive RC cars with a Jeep body kit. This is simply a design feature and doesn't behave any differently to any RC Car.
Professional Radio Controlled Jeeps have all of the wheels powered. Many of these are very reliable cars which won't get stuck in even the most difficult of conditions. These machines are designed specifically to run through water, mud and other rough conditions.
Radio Controlled Jeeps will also have a much greater ground clearance which makes it possible for them to cross even the roughest terrain with ease.
Nitro or Electric
Electric Radio Controlled Jeeps are available however they aren't anywhere near as useful as Nitro powered vehicles simply because they run on batteries and use electrical motors. This means that they are much more prone to damage caused by water and damp environments.
An RC Jeep needs to be able to run properly in all conditions which are why Nitro vehicles are much more popular. A Nitro powered vehicle is a RC car which uses an engine similar to a gasoline motor. This means that if they are set up properly then they are able to easily run through any condition.
Tuning up Radio Controlled Jeeps
If you do decide to use a nitro powered RC Car then these work in a very similar way to a normal car. This means that you will need to understand how to tune the Radio Controlled Jeeps so that the car is as reliable as possible.
You will need to set the mix of fuel and air correctly so that your RC car is reliable and starts every time. Tuning the car properly will also help to improve the fuel efficiency of your RC car which should make it much cheaper to run.
Kit or Pre-Built Car
When choosing which RC jeep you want to use you will need to consider buying either a car which is built already, or deciding to buy a car in kit form. Buying a car in kit form will normally be cheaper and this will also allow you to find out exactly how the car works.
A kit car is a car which is brought in kit form. This then needs to be constructed and built up by using some simple tools. As nitro cars are very similar to gas vehicles they can actually be a great educational tool.
When buying a kit car you will need to devote plenty of time to construct the car. This will however give you the option of selecting a variety of different components and mixing and matching them to build unique and powerful Radio Controlled Jeeps.