What’s the Best Hobby-Grade RC Car or Truck for a Beginner?
By Michael James. Radio Controlled Vehicles Expert
Question: What s the Best Hobby-Grade RC Car or Truck for a Beginner?
RC toys are suitable for almost anyone. But when you step up to a hobby-grade RC it can require more time and patience to develop the skills to successfully operate and care for the vehicle. An entry level RC car or truck has features suitable for those new to radio controlled vehicles .
Ready-to-Run RC for Beginners
An RTR or Ready-to-Run RC car or truck usually comes with everything you need to get started right in the box. The vehicle is mostly put together — you might have to attach the body and glue the tires but that s usually about it. You can be up and running in as long as it takes to charge up a battery pack. Whether or not you choose a vehicle specifically designated as an entry-level RC, look for a RTR over a kit.
Electric RC for Beginners
An electric RC has a motor that runs off a battery pack.
For the beginner, the electric RC is generally safer and easier to maintain than a nitro-fueled RC. And even in the Ready-to-Run category. an electric RC requires less assembly and prep time than a nitro RC .
Other RC Features for Beginners