Showing posts with label RC Cars. Show all posts
Showing posts with label RC Cars. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Know the Different Tamiya RC Cars

Tamiya RC Car - Photo: Flickr
Tamiya is a company known for producing excellent miniatures of automobiles. They are famous today for introducing the world to competitive mini 4WD racing. What many people do not know is that Tamiya also introduced the world to RC cars. The Tamiya RC car line has a lot of models that show the excellence of the company in model design.

Here are some Tamiya RC car models available today:

1) Nitro Crusher- This Tamiya RC car boasts of a powerful FS-15S engine that features a large diameter slide carburetor to fulfill your need for speed. The engine also has a precision brake system that ensures operation safety. This Tamiya RC car can also fulfill your need for power because it comes in the form of a monster truck. 

Drive through all types of terrain as easy as if you were driving on pavement. This Tamiya RC car has various features that allow it to coast through different types of terrain. It has extra-large tires that are perfect for dominating mud, sand or rocks. It also features a frontal impact control system that allows you to have stable running no matter what obstacles you encounter. 

2) Mini cooper- If you have no idea what a mini cooper is, think about Mr. Bean's beloved car. This Tamiya RC car is based on that small-but-terrible car of the 1960's. The mini cooper is renowned for its small size and powerful performance. In fact, the mini cooper has even been known to perform extremely well on competitions like the world rally championships.

This Tamiya RC car features an M-03 chassis that's specially designed to be as fast as possible. The double wishbone suspension also ensures the stability of your vehicle and excellent handling. This is an electric RC car, which means that the batteries can add a lot of weight. However, a special hole cut into the chassis ensures that despite the weight, this Tamiya RC car can still run its best.

3) Subaru Impreza WRC Monte Carlo- This Tamiya RC car is designed for the new kind of racing. Yes, this Tamiya RC car is designed to drift. The chassis of this Tamiya RC car, TT-01D, is built from lightweight materials and specifically designed to have a low center of gravity. This means that this Tamiya RC car will not turn over if you try to "drift" it.

What are the advantages of drift racing? Well, during normal turns, there is a tendency for cars to lose speed. By drifting, the car can maintain optimum speed and precision controls. However, there is always the tendency of something going wrong. This is the reason why this Tamiya RC car is engineered to precision.



4) XBG Nitro Force- Capable of unbelievable top speeds, this Tamiya RC car is definitely a force to be reckoned with. Powered with a precision FR-S glow engine, this Tamiya RC car employs a recoil starter for clean starting every time. This Tamiya RC car also boasts of a reinforced resin frame chassis with a low center of gravity, making it stable during driving. 

This Tamiya RC car also features a very aerodynamic frame, making sure that the wind will not slow down your need for speed. All in all, if you want a Tamiya RC car that quenches your desire to defy gravity, this is the car that you should be getting.





Thursday, May 3, 2018

Stuffs to Think About: Two Types of RC Cars

RC Car - Photo: Pixabay
Do you feel the need for speed? Do you find underground racing a bit too dangerous for your taste? Do you think that playing the latest racing game on your PC is just too boring for you? If this is the case, then you need to get into RC car racing. RC car racing is one of the fastest growing hobbies today. This is because it appeals to the kid within people while challenging them to hone their skills. If you think that RC car is just about getting the most expensive model out there, you are on the wrong track. Here are the basics of RC cars:

THE TWO CLASSIFICATIONS

There are two general classifications of RC cars according to the power source:

1) Electric- This RC car type is the most common type in the market today. This might be because of the fact that most toy companies make this type of RC car for children or beginner RC car enthusiasts. Some advantages of the electric RC car are:
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a) Noiseless- This means that an electric-powered RC car can be used without causing a lot of disturbance (excluding, of course, the number of people who will unwittingly trip over your machine).This also means that you can use it stealthily. Countless movies have featured the use of electric RC cars in recording conversations or taking hidden videos. Make your spy dreams come true!

b) Smokeless- Since this type of RC car makes use of electricity to power it, there is no smoke output when the engine is running. This is because no combustion happens within the engine of the RC car. 

Disadvantages:

a) Limited running time- An electric RC car runs on batteries. Because of this, the power it can use to run is limited to the capacity of the battery. A user who goes for this type of RC car has to cope with the delay of charging batteries or replacing them every time that they run out of power.

b) Limited power- The power of electric RC cars is limited not only in terms of time but also in terms of intensity. Put plainly, electric-powered RC cars just don't run as fast as gas-powered models. If you are looking for speed, this is not the RC car for you.

2) Gas powered- There's one thing that needs to be said about gas powered RC cars: you cannot put gasoline in it. Gas powered RC cars make use of a special mixture of fuel in order to run.

Advantages:
a) Speed- Many people are opting for gas powered RC cars mainly because of the fact that they are much faster than electric RC cars. 

b) Longevity- Gas powered RC cars can run for long times before they need to be refueled. This means that you get to use your RC car for a longer time. Thus, you get to have more fun.



Disadvantages:

a) Smoke- Since gas powered RC cars run because of combustion; it is natural that there would be smoke coming out of the car. This means that you won't be able to use your RC car indoors.

b) Noise- Gas powered RC cars make a lot of noise. This can either be a positive or a negative, depending on your attitude. For some people, the noise that this type of RC car can help them get attention from other people (Hey, some people do buy RC cars to get noticed).



Thursday, February 8, 2018

Some Traxxas RC Car Models

Traxxas RC Car - Photo: Wikimedia
If there's one thing that Traxxas RC cars are designed for, it would be speed. Each car is designed to dominate its category. You don't believe it? Here are some models:

1) Jato 3.3 RTR Nitro- This is one stadium truck that is sure to catch everyone's attention when it revives into action. This Traxxas RC car is able to take on any other RC car on the pavement and it doesn't stop there! When the pavement ends, some RC cars have trouble getting a good grip on other types of terrain but not his Traxxas RC car! This model features Anaconda tire treads, enabling it to maintain a good grip on off-road courses. This means that you can other RC cars can say bye-bye to this Traxxas RC car as it leaves a dust trail in their headlights.

2) TMaxx 3.3 RTR Nitro- This is one monster RC truck that's truly a monster! This Traxxas RC car is able to go faster than 55 MPH! Isn't that amazing? This Traxxas RC car carries the well-known label of the Tmaxx to new levels of excellence. This is because this Traxxas RC car carries with it the same perfect combination of balance, size, speed, and power but the new TRX 3.3 engine brings this combination to new heights of power. People who know about real monster trucks know that bottom-end torque is the key to dominating every type of terrain. This is also the key to this Traxxas RC car's success in the field.

3) Spirit Truck- This Traxxas RC car embodies a "going back to the roots" of RC car driving. It is easy to drive, adventurous and most of all, it is fun! Many RC car models available today are too competitive. Drivers who used to relax through RC car racing experience even more stress when they compete. Why go for all of that? This Traxxas RC car reminds people of why RC car racing was established in the first place -because it's fun!

This Traxxas RC car also comes pre-assembled. So you don't have to do anything but take it out of the box and start driving. And before you start thinking that it's a toy-grade RC car, you should know that this Traxxas RC car is filled with technology specifically designed for hobby-class racing.



4) Nitro 4-tec 3.3- "Blink and you'll miss it" is the phrase used by enthusiasts to describe this Traxxas RC car. This is because it is designed for speed. The TRX- 3.3 engine is quite possibly the most powerful small block engine available today. With it, this Traxxas RC car can have speeds of up to 70 MPH! That's even faster than what some state laws allow! This Traxxas RC car is made for experienced players who have the reflexes necessary to drive at top speeds. A person using this Traxxas RC car is faced with the mental challenge of remaining in control while at speeds where you are nearly out of control. Can you handle the rush?

5) Bandit- This Traxxas RC car is what every enthusiast needs to fulfill his or her need for entertainment and speed at a very affordable price. First of all, this Traxxas RC car runs on electricity, which means you don't have to spend additional cash on fuel. It is also very durable, which means you can spend less time maintaining it and more time showing other RC car enthusiasts your dust trail.


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The Many Types Of Radio Controlled Hobbies

Osaka Motor Show 2013 - Photo: Wikimedia
Radio controlled toys and projects have a huge following among hobbyists all across the globe. The concept is certainly a fun one – a miniature model of some real-life vehicle, fully functional and ready to get around. There are many different types of radio controlled hobbies that can be enjoyed. All it takes is basic knowledge of the radio equipment and the motors, and you can enjoy all of them in some way or another.

he most basic (and arguably the most fun) type of radio controlled hobby is the remote control car. Small model cars can be rigged in a way that will allow you to accelerate, steer, and brake them at will. There are numerous ways that you can accomplish this. The first is to just buy a remote controlled car and some good batteries. However, if you are interested in the technical aspect of it then this may seem uninteresting. Another option is to build a model or a kit from scratch, putting together all of the components of the car and installing the radio control system. Still another option is to take a pre-existing toy and mount all of the radio components inside.

Toy cars aren’t the only radio controlled hobby. Remote controlled boats are also very popular. It is fairly easy to convert a boat toy to be radio controlled. The biggest challenge faced by those trying to make a radio-controlled boat is the issue of having a waterproof area for the engine and electrical equipment. Usually, this is solved by placing the motor in the hull of the boat, and having the propeller emerge underwater through some sort of rubber, watertight seal. It is a good idea to buy this part of the boat pre-made since a do-it-yourself, trial and error approach could lead to quite a few ruined engines before you get it right.

Radio planes are probably the most difficult project to undertake. Since a plane requires very detailed calculations and measurements in order to stay afloat, you will have to be attentive every step of the way. Makers of radio controlled airplanes will usually take one of two routes. The first is to buy kits that include cutout pieces of some sort of light wood that can be assembled using glue. After that is done, the radio and motor equipment are purchased and added in. The second method is to skip the kit and find (or even make your own) plans for a model plane. After you have plans, you buy all of the necessary wood to make the plane from scratch.

Airplanes aren’t the only radio-controlled devices that take to the skies. Remote control helicopters are becoming more and more popular. They require around the same (perhaps a little less) detail as planes and allow for a more interesting flying experience since they can hover in midair, and go backward / forwards on command. The novelty of flying a toy helicopter is what attracts many people to build one, while planes usually attract those who enjoy the technical and mathematical aspects of getting the plane to leave the ground. Both are extremely rewarding, especially after hours and hours of labor.



These are some the many different ways that you can apply the intricacies of radio electronics to regular toys. While these make up the main areas that are focused on in this hobby, they certainly don’t confine you. If you have an idea for a radio-controlled toy that is not a car, a boat, a plane, or a helicopter then, by all means, pursue it. By starting with the more basic toys, you can learn about the radio systems and the motors that power whatever it is that propels the vehicle forward. All it takes is this basic knowledge, and the hobby of radio controlled toys can span a vast number of possibilities.


Saturday, December 16, 2017

Getting You Started With Gas Powered RC Car Or Truck


There are many ways on how to start with gas-powered RC car or truck. There are many realistic features offered by these remote-controlled cars and trucks. They come in a variety of styles and types in the industry. In choosing one, there are many considerations you should take before eventually owning one. 

Radio-controlled cars and trucks lack the power and running time. But if you want to consider, you can convert them into gas powered RC cars, with the use of nitromethane-based fuel. This fuel provides RC cars a level or realism or performance, which are absent on other battery-powered vehicles. Aside from this, they are also highly customizable making it possible for you to integrate RC car accessories and personalize them. There are options of engines and transmitters available to allow you to choose one depending on how you’d want the RC car works.

To help you begin in finding the right gas-powered RC car, the following are the factors you should consider:

1. Engines. The most important aspect of a gas RC car, you can choose from the variety of engine models available to choose from. Generally, most RC cars use a specific type, which is commonly called as "glow" engine. It is a 2-cycle combustion engine, which creates power to the RC car preparing it for realism that also produces exhaust in the process. In replacement of spark plugs utilized by automotive engines, a "glow plug" is used for this engine. It is being heated in turn by a "glow starter." The heat will be held by the "glow plug" to which this is now used to fire engine strokes for rest of the running power. 

2. Fuel. Just like the actual gasoline used in automobiles, the nitromethane-based gas fuel the RC cars. The fuel mixture is formulated with special lubricants so that it protects the engine from the excessive heat produced by the combustion process. The lubricants are the same with the gas-oil you use with your small engine equipment or some chainsaws. Accessories such as a special bottle pump may be needed to get nitro-fuel into your fuel tank of the RC car. Filters are also used on these cars and the same with your automobile they require replacement at a proper time interval. 

3. Radio. Radio controller is used to controlling the RC car and could be the same type used on electrically-powered RC cars. It is radio controller operates on a 2-channel system that needs batteries to make it work. Additional batteries would be needed to power the receiver though there are other receivers that are fed from the motor itself. 

4. Sport or competition. This is an aspect you most considered when choosing body style. There are different options for you; you have choices from sedans, trucks, buggies, stock cars, and other popular car models. These are basically available in two versions: sports, and competition version. Sports RC cars typically cost less than the car you intend to race, which of course would need more power and higher speeds. Ball bearings and oil shocks are some of the advanced options included in the competition RC car version. 

Depending on the type you need, RC car kits and ready-to-car or RTR kits are available. If you are a beginner, RTR kits are what you need as this comes out of the box ready for the fuel. RC car kit, on the other hand, requires heavy work but allows you to decide how they would be put together. 




Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Facts About XMODS RC Cars

Xmods Saleen S281E Transformers Barricade - Photo: Wikimedia
There are generally two types of RC cars: toy-grade and hobby grade. 

Toy-grade RC cars are made to be played with until they expire. This is because there are no parts available to repair them or do anything to extend their useful life. 

Hobby grade RC cars, on the other hand, can be repaired using kits brought in different hobby shops. It is commonly the case that people would experiment with the kits and create their own customized RC car. However, this can take a lot of effort to pull off. People who are virtual newbies in the world of RC cars may have to settle for kits with not-so-original features. This perception of customization, however, has been changed with the introduction of XMODS RC cars.

What are XMODS RC cars? Well, they are often advertised as giving the most authentic tuner experience to RC fans. This is because XMODS RC cars are fully customizable. The problem with other hobby RC car kits is the fact that the choices of parts are limited. This is because most RC car companies wish to monopolize customers. By making sure that no other parts fit with their RC cars, they can be sure to maintain a client base.

The problem with this technique is that it leaves enthusiasts with virtually no freedom to make a car that's unique. The limited choices in parts mean that duplication is not only possible, it's inevitable. 

There is also the question of quality. People know that different companies have different specialties. This is the reason why sticking with one company in terms of RC car parts is not really advisable for an enthusiast. In order to build the perfect RC car, an enthusiast should be able to combine different parts according to his or her preference. Sticking with parts that come from one company would mean sticking with only one quality. This means that you would end up with a car that may be good in terms of one factor, but bad in others.



One of the main advantages of XMODS RC cars is the fact that many companies are involved in making parts for it. This means that a person availing of a kit is faced with limitless possibilities of tuning and customization. Because of this, a person can create the RC car that's best according to him or her.

Another advantage with XMODS RC cars is their look. XMODS RC cars come in the form of the choicest cars available today. Now while this may be offered by other types of RC companies, XMODS RC cars are actually designed by the makers of the cars themselves. This means that you get exquisite craftsmanship every time you buy an XMODS RC car kit.

If you think that XMODS RC cars are all about the looks, you would be very mistaken. XMODS RC cars are made to race. After all, people do not engage in the RC car hobby just to tinker around, do they? When all the work is done, you get the opportunity to enjoy it by racing your XMODS RC car using a homemade track or you could choose to enter your car in tournaments sponsored by radioshack. Whatever your choice, you are sure to enjoy the enhanced RC experience brought to you by XMODS RC cars.