Radio control car racing, what is it?
You may think Radio Control cars are kids toys? well not exactly, read below, the following passage is taken from the Haynes radio control car manual.
So what is a radio control (RC) model car? For the majority of people, the term conjures up images of the vast array of toys sold in High Street toyshops. Often characterised by dismal battery life and disappointing performance, these toy cars tend to leave a poor impression that lasts a lot longer than the cars themselves. Many such gleaming Christmas presents have had to be thrown away on Boxing Day along with the packaging, as unsuspecting owners find out the hard way that their new toy can’t be repaired after it’s crashed into the fireplace or the Christmas tree and suffered a broken suspension arm or wheel.
If you haven’t experienced a true RC model, then please don’t compare the two! Despite sharing the conceptual similarity of being controlled via a hand-held transmitter, these radio control toys have virtually nothing in common with a true RC model car, and comparing the two is like omparing a paper aeroplane with a supersonic jet fighter.
Modern RC cars are high-performance, technical pieces of equipment that should be compared to full-size motor sport examples. Whether your passion for motor sport lies in Formula One, touring cars or monster trucks, there’s an RC kit available that will allow you to drive your scale replica to the limit, without fear of hurting yourself. And it won’t cost a fortune. With performance that can achieve speeds in excess of 70mph, shock absorbers that are adjustable for static and compression damping, ride height and spring rates, you can buy an RC model with a carbon fibre chassis, titanium nitride shock shafts and aluminium components straight off the retailer’s shelf.
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