One of the most thrilling things to experience is a car race. The scream of the crowds, the screech of the tyres, and the smell of burning rubber on the road is enough to make any grown mans eyes water. For many of us standing on the sideline and watching this spectacle, the emotion can be too much, and all we really want to do is jump behind Grudge Races the wheel of one of these machines and join in the race. As fun as it is to watch, there is nothing like being in control of such a fast machine. Unfortunately, for many of us, that experience will never eventuate, and this may be a good thing, because car racing is an extremely dangerous sport, and takes years of training, practice and dedication.
There is, however, another option – RC car racing. RC stands for remote control (or some people say it’s radio control), and RC cars have been taking the world by storm for many years now. This is a great way to enjoy the thrill of operating a high speed car without any of the dangers involved. The only real risk is that this wonderful hobby will chew up all of your spare time. There are three different types of remote control cars you can get. The first is the electric car. Electric radio controlled cars are by far the most popular as far as sales are concerned, and this is mainly due to the fact that they are being bought for children that are just starting out in the world of RC. An electric model is easy to handle, and cheap to run. The downside of these are that they do not go all that fast. The next type is the gas RC car, and these run of a mixture of gas and oil, similar to the mixture you put in your lawnmower. The final type is the Nitro RC Car. These are by far the most powerful of remote control cars, and not for the faint of heart. These babies can reach speeds of over 70 mph and can be extremely tricky to handle, if you don’t know what you’re doing.
If it’s racing you’re after, then you are going to need to have a good long think about what type of racing you want to do before purchasing your RC car. If you want to feel the freedom of a hard surfaced paved roadway that you can zoom along at top speed, then you will want an on road model such as a Porsche or a Mustang. If obstacle courses are more your thing, then you may want to look at a buggy or a monster truck. There are plenty of different models to choose from, have a look around online and you’ll get an idea of just how huge this hobby is.
If you want to share your love of the nitro RC car with others, you should check out your local library or council chambers. Most areas have a group dedicated to this hobby that meet on a regular basis. Some will also specialise in pit bike racing, model airplane flying, and other similar motor based sports. These groups are always keen to have new members come on board, and it can be a great social gathering on a Sunday afternoon.