The essential criteria for choosing your remote control off-road car
Do you want to focus on speed? Or do you want to focus on how the car handles? You should think about the design of your remote control car, its dimensions, and ask yourself whether budget should take precedence over how long it can run for...Once you have made a note of this, which will be a massive time saver in your research, we recommend you stick to these decisions. Given the number of remote control car models available, we believe you will find something to suit your needs. If a particular model catches your eye but doesn't meet all the criteria, then you should abandon the project and focus your attention on other models. You might otherwise regret it!
Nevertheless, we would like to draw your attention to certain criteria that must inevitably be taken into account before buying. Starting with its size, or scale, to be precise. If a remote control car is 1/18th or 1/5th, it means that it will be 18 times or 5 times smaller than the original model. So then the important question of handling is brought into the situation. Look at the features on the control (number of controls or number of channels for the radio control transmitter) and read the opinions of Internet users who have already tried and tested the products. At the end of the day, nothing is better than getting hands on and experiencing it for yourself before making a decision. Pay particular attention to the type of power supply. There are two types: fuel (combustion engine) and electric.
How do you look after your remote control car?
The maintenance will depend on the model car. You should avoid power washing an electric remote control car! And generally speaking, to avoid damaging the electronic components, avoid doing this on all remote control cars. Maintenance must be carried out regularly and requires great care. If you have the time, we would recommend cleaning it after each use. Use a damp cloth and/or a cleaning and degreasing agent on the bodywork and then wipe with a dry cloth. This will keep your remote control car looking beautiful. You should use a soft brush and clean clothes to wash the chassis, as dirt tends to become embedded here very quickly. The same goes for the wheels, which should be disassembled and the tyres cleaned with a special product. Keeping them in good condition is essential to avoid imbalance when driving, especially for off-road use. You can also use compressed air with a small air compressor and a gun with a concentrated nozzle to clean the less accessible parts.
In addition to cleaning, remember to regularly check the tightness of the screws (this is fundamental), check those components that appear damaged or are becoming used. This includes the transmission bearings. This way, your remote control car can last as long as possible.