Thursday, November 5, 2009

What You Must Know about electric-powered RC Cars

If you are a beginner in the electric-powered RC racing, you might have a problem to choose the most suitable electric-powered RC car that can defeat the other cars of the same type. Truly, you need significant information before you decide to purchase.

Electric-powered RC cars run by electric batteries. They are sold in two ways – the 'ready to run' (RTR) and the built it yourself. If you do not know much about RC cars, it is better for you to choose the RTR. With it, you just have to turn it on and off.

Electric-powered RC cars, are easy to purchase and maintain compared to the popular gas-powered RC cars. They are especially designed for beginners.

One advantage of an electric-powered RC car other than its user-friendly character is that it is cheaper than gas-powered RC Cars. The difference in price between a gas-powered RC Cars and an electric-powered RC car may amount to a hundred dollars.

How to Choose an electric-powered RC Cars?

In choosing electric-powered RC Cars, you have to consider a lot of things as budget, capability, maintenance and condition of the RC car. Electric-powered RC cars come in different prices. Choose the one that will not be heavy on your finances.

There are electric-powered RC Cars kits for both on-road and off-road performance. They come in varying sizes, styles, and colors. Manufacturers offer different electric-powered RC Cars features. Better choose a car that suits your budget, needs, capabilities and desires.

Also, 'ready to run' kits are ideal for beginners. They are built with everything in it. No need to worry about the assembly and other parts. Servo, receiver, radio, motor, and the electronic speed control, it's all there in the package.

However, if you like to build RC cars, you can purchase the build it yourself kit. You can make sure that the parts are in your kit or you can buy them separately. You must compare price and quality. Beside that, you can also take advantage of discounts to reduce your expenses.

Tuning and Racing

To achieve more speed or power you must tuning the RC Cars. It should be several break in to get the best performance result. The proper break in yield less heat and extended the time of usage. To break in, just run the motor for about five minutes with the wheels off the ground. Then drag the stick of the RC to a quarter of the way.
Don't forget to do break in, if you have change the brushes. After five or more replacement of brushes you have to replace the motor too.