How to Choose a Radio Control Car

To choose his radio controlled car you have to ask the right questions, here are a series of questions that will help guide your choice:

-What budget do you invest?

-What does? (All terrain or track)

-What will be the frequency of use?

-Want to start alone or with (club pilot or friend)?

After answering these questions, you then start looking at different car types to guide your choice.

What car to choose?

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Buggy

The most famous category, cars are designed for off-road and do jumps all without neglecting the speed. Ideal to go in the mud or for walks in the woods, nothing will stop you!

Truggy ou Stadium Truck

Even earlier, and has larger tires and a body type “truck”. Based on the buggy, the Truggy is wider, longer, adapted buggy on a very rough terrain, but less intense and more difficult to drive. This kind of racing car is perfect for dirt roads!

Short Course

Category recent all-terrain longer but slightly narrower than Truggy equal scale. This category takes its name from American racing on off-road circuit. Also this category is inspired by real models.

Touring-track car

Beautiful body, beautiful frame, speed and performance, but limited to flat and clean surfaces. With configuration and customized settings, it is possible to do drift, to slip with style .

Others

There are many other categories, such as   monsters trucks and crawlers , but remain rare. So choose your frame according to your tastes and your expectations while keeping in mind that a model all-terrain will go on the asphalt while a track car will not make any ground.

Finally, you will need to choose the type of transmission, 4 × 2 (2WD – propulsion) or 4 x 4 (4WD). The 4 × 4 is easier to drive, but maintenance is more complex and the cost is higher. The 4 × 2 requires more finesse in steering but maintenance is easier and cheaper.

Motorization

There are two types of engines to evolve a model: thermal or electric motors. These engines have their own advantages in terms of which each will make his choice.

  • The electric motor

Electrical energy is reliable, clean, quiet and easy to implement. An electric car has an average life of about 10 minutes. The battery charge will be made with a specific charger using 220 volts or 12 volts (AC power or car battery). For ease of use provide batteries (batteries) extra.

  • The heat engine

Source of fun guaranteed, heat engines that equip the models are usable by all. This is usually a 2-stroke engine running on methanol and delivering awesome power for their small displacement (0.7 cm3 to 20 cm3). Starting is efectue or through an integrated pull starter or with an auxiliary electric starter. The candle heater allows to light the candle during startup.

The choice of motor is made on the size (depending on the scale) and category. Thus, the more the car is big, and the motor must be large. however careful not to choose too big engine. For example, an engine for 1/8 Truggy can not be mounted on a Truggy 1/10 because too little space available on the chassis.

The Brushed motors and brushless motors

Brushed Motor (coal): The engine consists of two major parts, the coil and magnet. in the case of coal a motor, the magnet is in the cage and the winding on the rotor. It is the rotation of the engine that produces the alternating current required for motor rotation. the current is made to the rotor with charcoal. The coals are therefore wear and require regular maintenance.

Brushless motor (without charcoal): In principle, the operation is the opposite of a coal engine. The magnet on the rotor and the coils in the cage. It is the controller which produces an alternating current. These engines are much more advanced, the controllers have a lot of adjustment and it continues to evolve.

Inverters

The controller (ESC) or inverter is an essential element, connecting the engine to the battery, and controlling the motor based on the signal received by the radio receiver. The choice will here depending on the engine, the supply voltage, and optionally in the category.

As the name suggests, this item can control the speed of the electric motor. Using a frequency inverter eliminates the servo and mechanical drive. Centerpiece of your radio installation, it allows linear accelerations and well proportioned braking. Some drives also come with a reverse function. You will have to analyze your needs to choose the best drive for your model.

As the name suggests, this item can control the speed of the electric motor. Using a frequency inverter eliminates the servo and mechanical drive. Centerpiece of your radio installation, it allows linear accelerations and well proportioned braking. Some drives also come with a reverse function. You will have to analyze your needs to choose the best drive for your model.

However, as with the engine, we can not take everything and anything. The features to consider are speed and torque and depend on the supply voltage and use. With a brushless system, the servo is usually supplied with 6V by the speed controller, through the receiver. Finally, importantly, the internal gear are mandatory metal.

The actuators (abbreviated servos)

Servo or actuator is a motor coupled to a reducer and a beam, capable of maintaining an angular position, with a range of -45 ° to + 45 °. On the remote control cars, there is always at least one actuator, for direction. So when turning the steering wheel, the actuator will follow suit, and the front wheels turn at the same angle.

Moreover, there may be others, for gas, the brakes … There are 2 families of actuators, analog, and digital (digital). The difference lies in the internal electronic control and position control. The control signal is identical in both cases, and it is quite possible to use one or the other.

The Radio

Radio is one of the elements that can follow you all your life if you choose well. There are multiple and numerous, ranging from € 30 to over € 500. Today, 2.4Ghz technology is needed, simpler, more flexible, more reliable, and affordable, there is no reason to deny it. Regarding the settings, all radios offer the required minimum.

In amount range, the settings are more accurate and more while earning reliability and ease of use. Radio steering wheel is what is more suitable for the practice of the car. Finally, remember that the radio will be the extension of your fingers and the interface between you and the machine! Nevertheless spend more than 100 € for a beginner radio is useless.

Batteries / Accus

For batteries, there are several technologies (NiCd, NiMH, LiPo, LiFe …). The NiCd batteries have virtually disappeared from our leisure, NiMH are also used less and less. The most popular batteries today are the LiPo (lithium-polymer). They offer much better performance in our cars than the old NiMH batteries.

NI-MH batteries (nickel metal hydride) offer improvements in terms of capacity compared to Ni-CD at the expense of the life and the discharge current. Despite this, the benefits are much greater if one takes into consideration that the NI-MH batteries do not use heavy metals in their design.

LI-PO batteries are used to their highest capacity in an ultra compact, lightweight format. This is future technology as the advantages over other batteries are numerous.

Schema type installation on radio controlled car

We hope to have you informed (e) on the world of radio-controlled car. Do not hesitate to contact us for any further information contact@1001maquettes.fr

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