Rc Monster Trucks
RC monster trucks are an entirely different kind of RC car that opens up a whole new world of possibilities for hobbyists. Built to gobble up all sorts of terrains, RC monster trucks are extremely similar to their real world cousins in terms of capabilities. RC monster trucks are as comfortable on paved roads as they are on rocky surfaces or mud tracks.
While radio controlled gadgets initially made their appearance in the form of a boat in 1898, they have now taken all forms and sizes of vehicles that ply on water, land and even in the air. In the mid-1950s advancements in technology led to the introduction of lighter, more durable, materials along with cheaper electronics and radio equipment. Manufacturers began experimenting with different types of vehicles and today, the industry offers every form of transport to enthusiasts.
RC monster trucks are a specialized type of radio controlled model/toy, which have the ability to master all sorts of terrain. These trucks are 4-wheel drives in the true sense of the word. With flexible axles and strong suspensions, like the real life trucks, these radio controlled versions can climb up seemingly impossible surfaces and drive through with wheels at odd angles.
When buying a RC monster truck, you will come across a choice of engines that power the monster truck. Electric and Gas, or nitro powered models are available with electric versions being the slower of the three. Despite the speed-lapse, electric RC monster trucks are considered to be the better option for beginners as they require lesser maintenance and care, relatively.
Nitro RC monster trucks are run on a complex mixture of gasoline, nitro-methanol and air; a mixture that provides a lot more power and speed while increasing the amount of caution that needs to be exercised. These models generally come with a Kevlar gas tank, depending on the size, and can hit speeds beyond 40mph.
RC monster truck clubs are known to organize regular racing events where these trucks have to traverse a variety of tracks that include an off-road track, dirt tracks and normal asphalt racing tracks. The amount of power generated by these models is absolutely incredible and allows them to fly off of jumps and climb up virtually-vertical rock faces.
You can choose to buy a RC monster truck kit where you can put together a giant in your own garage. These kits come with detailed instructions of what goes where and why. Clubs normally have experienced instructors who are qualified to train enthusiasts in building, maintaining and running RC monster trucks with the utmost care and ease.
If you feel that you are one for the wild outdoors, then head out for a weekend drive and hit the rocks with your own RC monster truck.