Care And Maintaining You RC Vehicles

It is one thing to know how to drive the radio-controlled car; it is another to maintain it so that it will be in good condition at all times. Here are a few tips for those who want to know more about taking care of the RC and its parts.

1. Most radio-controlled cars have bushings made either of plastic or bronze. These are designed to take on the negative effects of friction when driving on the racetrack. It is advisable to replace these with balls bearings instead since these have proven to be more durable that the latter.

People who do this don’t have to change them very often and will notice that the radio-controlled car is able to maintain its speed on or off the track.

2. In most car races, the two most important things in the machine are the engine and the tires. Those who compete should not rely on hard tires but get those made of rubber. This will allow the person to make those sharp turns and while maintaining control on the road.

The radio controlled car should be examined from time to time so that the individual will know when to replace the old tires with new ones.

3. Racers need good engines when competing. A majority of radio controlled cars come with mechanical speed controls that are either rotary or wiper typed. If the racer wants to get the best performance from the machine, it would be a good idea to change these to electronic speed controls. These are maintenance free and are much smaller making the vehicle lighter and smoother to drive.

4. Radio controlled cars also need something to absorb the impact of the track called fluid damped shocks. Since these bog down due to wear and tear, the user should replace these after a few runs so that there won’t be any damage to the vehicle.

5. Radio controlled machines run on batteries. It is advisable to get those that are rechargeable so that the owner does not have to buy new ones when these are no longer as effective as they used to be.

Preventive maintenance is the best way to make sure the radio controlled car is in good condition at all times. The owner can do this alone or with the help of a technician so that parts are functioning properly on and off the track.

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5 thoughts on “Care And Maintaining You RC Vehicles

  • October 1, 2011 at 4:43 am

    Basically, in my opinion is how to do standard maintenance on your RC. For all types of vehicles does not seem to have the same type of RC maintenance. I myself prefer to do maintenance manually, then bring it to the shop regularly to make sure power is good. Anyway, thanks for the tips from you, good article!

  • October 1, 2011 at 4:44 am

    This article is really very helpful. For a while there one would think doing this task is so easy. As it turns out, there are so many details that need to be considered to ensure proper care and handling of these expensive toys. I am glad I was able to read this article.

  • October 1, 2011 at 5:02 am

    Great article! I’m new to the whole RC world and was looking for some tips on what I got to do and know before I get started. Just what I was looking for! One question though: I’ve heard rumors that rechargeable batteries start to loose their power after a few uses and they’re really not worth it and this has kept me from purchasing them…Is this true or is it worth the investment because buying new batteries every month is a real hassle?

  • October 1, 2011 at 6:00 am

    Awesome article, giving us good insight about how cars work as well the essential elements needed to keep our car going smooth and well. I was always interested in cars but never had a chance to try out the RC car industry. This article will no doubt allow me to know how to better maintain my cars in the future as well as understand how my car works so that i can run my car at its optimum comfort.

  • October 1, 2011 at 6:06 am

    RC vehicles can be quite expensive. Thus, it is important to keep the above tips in mind. It can be tough, especially when young kids are handling them as they are really prone to damage. So, knowing to care and maintain them can be a good way to protect your investment.

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