RC jeeps are the best bet if you are looking for some off-road RC fun. Not only are these comfortable on bumpy tracks, these RC jeeps are also great climbers and have enormous power outputs that allow them to tame those rough terrains. While most toys are just two-wheel drives, RC jeep models tend to lean on the 4-wheel drive side and are extremely similar to their elder cousins in terms of off-road ability.
In the 1960s, RC cars became a craze. Technology had improved a great deal so as to reduce the manufacturing costs and as a result, the RC toy soon became an every-day guy's prized possession. While numerous changes in running power and performance came through over the decades, there were many changes in terms of their genre as well. Military vehicles, race cars, street cars and much more, appeared on the shelves of toy and model stores alike while airplanes and boats moved into a totally different era as well.
For RC jeeps, the innovation tends to veer towards their power and off-road ability. For years, manufacturers have been working on the axles and suspensions of these RC jeeps, while improving the tyre technology and drive shafts. Today, these jeeps have everything that their real world cousins have.
Today's models come with strong suspensions and heavy duty axles to handle those rocky climbs or bumps. They have 'Beadlocked' tyres that ensure that the model doesn't slip at steep climbs, even on smooth rock surfaces. These models are extremely versatile in terms of their ability to negotiate water hazards even, and are as swift as a mountain goat in treacherous climbs.
Like real jeeps, these radio controlled versions are agile enough to climb even seemingly vertical surfaces. With powerful engines that, like other RC models, offer both electric and gas-powered versions, these jeeps are extremely versatile in terms of their performance and longevity.
You can choose to build an RC jeep from scratch by going to a model store and picking an appropriate model. They come in all shapes and sizes; some being the scale models for real life jeeps while others are replicas of vehicles that served in various wars. Building the RC jeep allows you to spend some quality time with your kids as well, and if you haven't got any (kids i.e.), then it is a different kind of fun for you as you can see your very own creation hit the outdoors and tackle it with absolute ease.
There are many clubs that encourage people to adopt the RC jeep as their vehicle of choice. These clubs also hold regular competitions where you can enter your jeep in various categories such as off-road racing, rock-climbing and just plain old up-the-mountain races. Races are normally governed by set of rules that have been created both for the tracks as well as for the vehicles, by international governing bodies.
For newbie drivers, these RC clubs offer specialized instructors who provide interesting tips and pointers for all, even experienced people. Not only do you get to learn a lot from your colleagues, you get to meet many people with similar interests as yours.
So whether it is to participate in the next big event or just to negotiate the rocks on your next camping trip with the family, remember that nothing offers better outdoor action than RC jeeps.