RC cars coming in all sizes, shapes and categories. In the robitronic onlineshop you can choose between RC trucks, crawler, offroader, onroad models and much more. Whether you are looking for an RTR buggy for off-road use or prefer to try your hand at building your own kit, you are sure to find what you are looking for.
Remote control cars, also called RC (radio control) vehicles are not only a scaled down version of another vehicle, but also an authentic, realistic replica of body styling, paint and performance. When you buy a remote control car, you will notice the scale indication on the box. This refers to the size of the model compared to its original model. For example, a 1/8th scale buggy is eight times smaller than the size of the real thing.
If you are new to the world of RC vehicles, you will quickly realize that there are many different standards the most common are 1:6, 1:8, 1:10 and 1:12. However, there are also much smaller scales, with 1:28 and 1:64 being most typical. 1:5 and 1:6 scale vehicles are also used large models called.
Note that two cars with the same scale can differ significantly in size, as the scale is given in relation to the full size to the original. So a 1:10 scale sports car is smaller than a 1:10 scale monster truck.
At first you may be overwhelmed by the large selection of RC cars. there are many suppliers and different types of cars, so you may have problems finding the right car for you. This small guide should help to get a short overview of the different models. A basic distinction is made between onroad and offroad RC cars.
To the onroad models count the classic touring car and the drifter.
touring car are most comparable with conventional road cars. They are the fastest of the RC cars and, like their larger counterparts, are best suited for paved roads.
drift cars are an alternative for rc fans for whom speed is the ultimate driving pleasure, but who are bored with touring cars. Unlike these, drifters are equipped with smooth tires. In order to drift, the curves are approached at a high speed.
rc cars don’t have to be fast to have fun. Offroader are designed for difficult terrain and adverse conditions, and provide driving pleasure as well.
Buggies are actually a mixture of onroad and offroad cars and are therefore well suited for people who can not make up their minds. They are agile, nimble and relatively fast on slippery roads. They also manage easy terrain, but are very slow there because of the low wheelbase.
If you are looking for an action-vehicle, with which jumps are no problem, you are on the right track with a monster truck better advised. The enormous ground clearance and the oversized tires make rough terrain no problem for it.
The truggy is a combination of buggy and monster truck and a true all-terrain all-rounder: it has the maneuverability of the buggy, but is also suitable for jumps and drives smoothly on medium terrain. It can be driven on slippery roads as well as in mud or off-road conditions.
Crawler, also known as scalers, present a unique challenge despite walking speed. As the name suggests, a crawler is designed to climb off-road as well as rocks and steep hills, unlike other RC cars. It’s all about overcoming challenging obstacles and barriers at a slow, controlled and precise speed.