What remote control car?
funny you should ask (i started a thread about tamiya rc cars last week http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/tamiya 😉
i reckon that an electric rc car would do you proud.for one thing the batteries are a LOT better than they were.also the motors are a lot more advanced too.the cars are fast too,BUT the best thing would be that you could use them anywhere (just about) that had a big space,without annoying people with the noise of a nitro engine.also it will be cheaper to repair (i think) than an expensive nitro car would,when things go belly up.
have a look at something like this beauty to begin with 😉 http://www.wonderlandmodels.com/products/tamiya-rc-super-hotshot-2012/ it’s about £300 for the kit and around £70 for the radio controller kit/fast charger (it should come with a cigarette lighter socketso you can charge it from your car battery.
let us know what you do get anyhoo (i’m skint myself,so i cannot afford one) and enjoy 🙂Posted 4 years agojohndohMember
Been thinking about one for a while then saw a load of guys with Landy remotes last weekend and it looked good fun.
So – I had a look in our local shop and the range is huge, from small electric ones to huuuuuge nitro ones. I assume nitro will take more maintenance but also last much longer (with no worry of batteries going flat). Saying that, the last time I had one it was old ni-cad technology so I assume Li-ion are much better.
Any advice most welcome.Posted 4 years agobikeneilMember
I’m in the process of building a scale Jeep TJ:
Posted 4 years agoampthillSubscriber
A bit of googling shows that the land rovers are expensive
some great videos on youtube. But apparently some are slowed down in the video to add relism
the only cost I can find is herePosted 4 years agonickhartMember
Thanks to all who posted links. I’ve just lost a good half hour of my life watching videos and thinking ooh I wonder. Then I happened upon YouTube of the tamiya tundra highlift. It cured me of my wonderings, beyond amazing the technology that was in it, working lights, working engine noises, gearbox, someone did a time lapse video of construction (he needs to get out more). And all for a silly amount of money.Posted 4 years ago
It cured me as I don’t have the time to do everything I’d like to now and if I had one of those I’d have even less time. I couldn’t even say its for the kids as they’re not into cars.RockhopperMember
Cougar – yes the LiPo batteries are the same shape but you’ll need a special charger and a Lipo compatible ESC in your car – they don’t like being discharged below a certain voltage unlike NiMh packs which you can run totally flat without hurting them. The ESC will take care of that for you.Posted 4 years agoDrPMember
RC cars are cracking fun – I’ve had a few in the past, and currently have a traxxas revo 3.3 nitro truck.
It’s mental, loud, and fast!
However, in hindsight, I would say that if you were to be starting afresh, I would got electric brushless.
Just as fast, less faff, quiet etc etc.
Yes, technically you can run nitro all day, just topping up the tank, but tbh something inevitably breaks after 20-30 minutes anyway…. It costs about £10 in ‘repairs’ each run!
Trucks are fast and fun, but with kids around, I’d really look at electric crawlers or scale trucks – they seem like great fun,and can be used indoors…
DrPPosted 4 years agotufftySubscriber
The others are just toys, this is what you want 😀Posted 4 years ago
This is my sons large scale offroad car. A Hormann HT3, powered by a 26cc race tuned Oddified petrol engine. He races it, I am just the humble mechanic 😉
Learn more about the largest form of off road model car racing here
Round 3 of the National Championships is this weekend at kendal
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