Remote Control Vehicles – A Guide to Cars, Trucks and More
Remote control cars have been around since the mid 1960’s. Over the years, the technology has advanced and now there many different kinds of RC vehicles out there for machine enthusiasts, as well as those who have a love for high tech toys. You can find any number of types of remote control vehicles including boats, cars, trucks, airplanes and helicopters. All of them have some things in common, like most are powered either by electricity (using battery packs) or gas. Yet each type provides a vastly different experience depending on whether you are flying, driving, or sailing.
Nikola Tesla gave a demonstration of a remote control boat back in 1893. Over 100 years later, people are enjoying buying a boating RC vehicle in one of many sizes and taking it out on the water. There are different kinds of boats available, the main difference being the type of power used. An electric powered RC boat uses a battery pack and can get speeds of around 15 to 20 mph. A gas powered boat can use a gas mixture like used in weed eaters or a special mixture made just for a model boat. This kind of boat gets speed higher than an electric boat, depending on the mixture used.
If you are more into cars and trucks than boats, that’s fine too, cause there are a variety of these RC vehicles available. Model cars are available in the form of many different real life cars, everything from an ordinary day car to a more exotic Lamborghini or Ferrari. Model trucks used to resemble stadium trucks, but most of them today are based on giant monster trucks. While the cars may be limited to only being able to drive on a flat surface, the model trucks are designed to handle much rougher terrain.
If you have ever dreamed of being a pilot, then you only have to go as far as your own backyard. That is if you get a remote control airplane or helicopter. These RC vehicles will probably cost you more than a model car or boat, but offer a whole new experience. Model helicopters can be small enough to fly indoors. The model airplanes come in the electric and gas varieties too, however if you get the gas airplanes, don’t be surprised if you are required to have a license and flight insurance before you can fly them.