Rc Electric Cars
RC electric cars are toy or hobby grade items that are one of the more popular types of models amongst hobbyists. RC electric cars run on a battery and motor as compared to RC nitro cars that run on nitro fuel. RC electric cars are available at almost all hobby stores while even toy stores carry some smaller and less powerful versions.
Radio control was first demonstrated by Nikola Tesla in 1898 when he used radio control equipment on a boat and displayed it in front of audiences at the Madison Square Garden. His exploits were later translated into more commercialized activities wherein RC manufacturers used the technology to mass-produce toys and models once the raw materials became cheaper. The revolution began in the mid 1950s once the integrated circuit board was developed. This invention came hand-in-hand with the discovery of cheaper, lighter and stronger materials that became synonymous with RC models.
RC electric cars were some of the first few models that were developed in this era. These versions are powered by an electric motor that propels the car. Although this model is not that powerful, recent developments have led to the introduction of a brushless motor. If you are looking for an RC electric car that is powerful and reliable while providing you with ease of maintenance and high performance, then you should definitely go in for a model that runs on the brushless motor.
RC electric cars come mostly in Ready-to-Run and Almost Ready-to-Run models. These models are available in most toy stores and all hobby stores. If you are looking for something that is a bit more challenging, then you should look for a hobby grade RC electric car.
Hobby grade models are available in the form of kits wherein you have to construct the model from scratch. This allows you to understand the working of the car as well as tweak its performance to your liking. Meant for more experienced modelers, hobby grade RC electric cars allow you to replace the engine that comes in the box with more powerful versions. You can also change the other parts and make it completely customized, with your very own paint job even.
Unlike nitro RC cars, you won't need to spend too much time and effort in maintaining your RC electric car. They are no-fuss models and the maximum you need to do is take care of the motor and the battery. Cleaning is easier, and less messy due to the absence of any liquid fuels.
RC electric cars are available in all shapes and sizes. You can choose scale models of real life cars, go in for monster trucks or just get a regular, off the shelf model that is basic in all aspects. Either ways, you are guaranteed hours of non-stop fun with RC electric cars.