Buying Zipzap Radio Control Cars

Technically every stage of the radio controlled car revolution has had its own killer power engines. Way back in the radio controlled cars’ early stages it was the “small, nitromethane-powered engine” car that got many people interested in radio controlled cars.

Then, the ZipZaps came along. These are diminutive radio controlled cars being marketed by Radio Shack. They are considered more as miniature monsters waiting for their own killer engines to emerge.

They were first launched in the market as “micro RCs” due to their undersized structures. However, even if they are small, electrically powered radio controlled cars, they appear bigger to some extent than Matchbox and Hot Wheels.

The good thing about ZipZaps is that you can modify them. In other words, you can convert or tailor your radio controlled car’s appearance, performance, and power according to your needs and wants.

When you buy ZipZaps radio controlled cars, you already get a pre-constructed chassis with integrated “nickel metal hydride rechargeable batteries.”  However, the tires, gears, and “hubcaps” can be modified for optimum performance and form.

You can also modify the total outer appearance by changing “body shells,” which can be attached at the uppermost portion of the chassis. In turn, you can easily disguise your
ZipZaps as any car model that you like such as Ford GT, Chevrolet, Mercedes-Benz SL, etc.

When it comes to racing, ZipZaps can only be accommodated twice in a race. This means that three or more ZipZaps are impossible to race in a given venue. It is simply because ZipZaps only work at two frequencies – 49 MHz and 27 MHz.

If you are planning to buy ZipZaps radio controlled cars in the future, try to remember these pointers:

1. Set your budget

Even if most ZipZaps are more affordable than most hobby-grade radio controlled cars, they can still cost you a fortune. You must set aside a specific budget for your radio controlled hobby. You really have to set up a budget especially if you are just starting out with your hobby.

Starter kits for ZipZaps radio controlled cars are usually more affordable than other radio controlled cars. Maintenance and repairs are also more reasonably priced.

2. Learn to drive it

Buying ZipZaps may not be advantageous if you do not know how to drive a radio controlled car in the first place. Even if they are mini cars, they can be very powerful.

Just try to remember these pointers and you will surely get the best ZipZaps deals.

9 thoughts on “Buying Zipzap Radio Control Cars

  • July 20, 0201 at 11:54 pm
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    sounds great! it is the car that I have been looking for . However, to the price and my budget, I was in great trouble. what a terrible thing! hope that one day ——a day not far away I can afford one, which is always my dream.

    • October 1, 2011 at 8:06 am
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      Maybe that day will come soon if you work hard – good luck

  • March 31, 2011 at 1:17 pm
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    Hi All.
    Where is the best place to buy ZipZaps in the UK? I want to get two for my boys..

    • April 5, 2011 at 7:28 am
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      @ John – I think one of the best places to buy ZipZaps in the UK and the reason being that there is a wide variety and choice is eBay.co.uk

  • June 23, 2011 at 12:07 am
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    Awesome products and with its design make them simply amazing! I would highly recommend Zipzap to my RC car friends and a colleague at work. They would surely be happy with the new changes it going to give to their RC cars. A new look that would make them feel proud of the new changes as it gives life to their existing collection of RC cars.

  • September 2, 2011 at 9:14 am
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    One look, and you would think that these cars are just simply toy cars. The truth behind is that these cars are really masters of art. Zipzap cars are not just ordinary cars that one would just simply look with fondness and just turn away afterwards. I think these cars will really develop more into ikonic images for our generation.

  • September 27, 2011 at 10:45 pm
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    A well written and educational article here. I didnt know about radio controlled cars before. I guess not many in Canada have them then. But sounds interesting but something I dont think I could handle.

  • September 30, 2011 at 1:28 am
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    Great cars but I think my budget is tight now so I CAN’T AFFORD TO BUY ONE. Maybe, I have to save more, hehehe!

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