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Simple Ways To Create A Remote Control Car
Remote controlled, or radio controlled, toy cars have come a long way in recent years. The hobbyist has a choice of electric or nitro powered vehicles. Beginners usually start with electric powered cars and advance to the nitro powered. Battery powered cars are slower than nitro powered. Some remote control cars reach speeds in excess of 50 mph. Remote control cars can be built by purchasing each part individually to create a truly unique vehicle, but the easiest way to make a remote control car is to buy a kit.
Remote Control Kits
Building a remote control car is fun and challenging. Although the cars are small, they contain sophisticated engineering and small parts that must be properly assembled. Select the kind of remote control car you want to build. On-road cars are a little easier to build than off road cars, because off-road vehicles require more parts to build a
suspension to handle the different terrains. Beginners and advanced hobbyists alike should read the instruction manual before attempting to assemble a remote control car. Gather all the necessary tools and work on a clean bench covered with a towel. It’s a good idea to sort the different parts and place them in small bins.
On Road Kits
On road kits are often electric powered, but some of the more advanced models are nitro powered. The assembled car is designed to operate on smooth paved surfaces. On road remote control cars usually have a low clearance to the ground and can be raced on paved tracks. Most on road kits are 1/18 scale and are 2 wheel drives.
Off Road Kits
Off-road remote control toy vehicles are the most popular among hobbyists. They have large tires and full suspensions with high ground clearance. They are built for rough terrain and can go just about anywhere. Off-road remote control kits are usually 1/10 scale and many are 4 wheel drives. They can reach speeds up to about 30 mph or more level terrain.
When it is time to assemble the kit, make sure that all the necessary tools as described in the manual are on the bench where the car will be built. Some kits require that a few parts be cut out of a mold and the edges trimmed. Trim plastic parts carefully and make sure that there is no grease or glue on your hands before cutting the parts out of the mold. Line up the screws with the diagrams in the manual. Each screw in the kit is designed for a specific part. Never try to force a screw or use the wrong size. Parts can be damaged and not fit properly if the wrong screw is used during assembly. Parts will be clearly marked right (R) and left (L). Some parts will require glue. It is a good idea to use a clean plastic lid or bin to hold a few drops of glue and then dip the part in the glue when ready to assemble the part. Beginners often use too much glue on parts, or accidentally squeeze the tube too hard, which can make a mess of the part. Follow the manual and don’t try to skip on assembly steps.
Before installing the servo, make sure that it is properly centered by marking the output shaft center position. Bundle the servo leads by coiling or zip tying. To properly coil the leads, wrap them around a screwdriver shaft and then plug them in. Longer lead wire should be folded over itself before coiling with the other leads. Zip ties work well to hold the coiled wires securely. Trim off excess plastic from the zip tie.
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Written by R. Reichert
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Getting to Know Your RC Tank — Basic Features You Need to Look For
A remote control tank offers you the opportunity to play simulated tank warfare. Although military RC aircrafts are highly favored by hobbyists, a model RC tank can also provide countless hours of fun, excitement and more intense battle actions. Like many RC vehicles, a radio controlled battle tank has a hand-held transmitter where the control levers are found. This transmitter communicates with a receiver fitted into the tank unit. To fully enjoy your RC model tank, here are the specific features and qualities that you need to look for.
First, a remote control tank comes in different sizes. The table top variety is a small tank and is generally used as a toy. A table top tank is one of the most popular types because it is inexpensive and uncomplicated. However, smaller RC model tanks have limited enhancements and less powerful. If you want a hobby tank, you should select a much bigger model. A hobby radio controlled tank is usually 2-feet long. This is the standard size and it is heavier too. Big RC model tanks are equipped with powerful motors and longer lasting batteries. For demolishing obstacles and overcoming difficult terrain, a big hobby tank is your best option. But do take note that big RC model tanks are more expensive than the toy varieties.
You can find different design varieties of RC model tanks. These battle tanks are exact replicas of real tanks. The best RC tank is usually made from die-cast metal with a few plastic components. To ensure that your remote control tank will last for many years, you should avoid models that are purely made from non-durable plastics. To fully enjoy a tank battle, you have to choose a model that has the capability to maneuver in all directions. Some of the best radio controlled hobby tanks can move forward and backward. They can also pivot to make a full 360-degree turn. It is also best to look for RC tanks that can handle up to 45-degree climbs. Turret movement is also an important feature. Your model tank must be equipped with a moving turret so you can fire in any direction and from different angles.
The most important feature of a remote control tank is its armament. You can not use a model RC tank for simulated battles if it does not have a fully functional munitions system. Model battle tanks have different kinds of armaments. There are infrared models, BB tanks, and paintball tanks. Infrared models use infrared signals for battling other tanks. If you hit another tank with an infrared signal, a simulated explosion will be triggered. The other tank will vibrate and will produce sounds and blinking lights. Repeated infrared hits could disable an opposing tank. If you want realistic demolition effects, then the BB model tanks are best for you. These types of battle tanks can fire BB pellets from their turrets to hit targets. BB-firing models are not only suitable for tank to tank battles. They can also be used as demolition machines for overrunning enemy embankments, obstacles, and miniature camps.