There are many hobbies that keep getting underestimated by the general populace, video games, BMX, RC racing and many others. The number of people that don’t know how complex and interesting these hobbies and sports can get is staggering, so I’ve decided to write an introduction to one of them. RC racing, it’s one of the most interesting and fun sports one can think of, racing high speed cars without the danger and skill requirement of actual racing. And don’t be surprised by the fact that most participants are adults, this hobby requires some careful investment, namely you’ll need to know exactly what you’re doing and how much it’s going to cost you in both time and money.
In RC racing there are a few categories based on the power source of the vehicle and its type. The power used in RC racing are two primary sources, electric and nitro. Electric cars are the most common you’ll find out there, they’re powerful and can go a fairly long distance depending on the battery and receiver transmitter set up you have. As for nitro, it’s as simple as miniaturising your standard car engine to work on a 1/10 or 1/8 scale which is a fairly difficult design to get right on many different sizes and shapes only allowing for certain vehicle types to use this sort of power source. Continue reading “An Introduction to RC Car Racing”