If you are looking for a fun and exciting hobby, look no further than radio controlled vehicles. RC cars and trucks are incredibly fun to drive. They come in just about every shape, size, and style that you could think of, meaning that you can build your collection around whatever types of vehicles you like the most – or, if you prefer, you can collect them all.

When you are first getting started in the world of RC vehicles, it can be a little bit overwhelming. There is a lot of strange terminologies to learn. At first, you may not know exactly which vehicles you should buy to get the best value for your money. There are also a lot of conflicting opinions, which can add to the uncertainty.

Also, trucks should help clear up some of the confusion about these vehicles. As a result, you should be able to begin building your collection with confidence, buying radio controlled vehicles that will perform the way that you want them to. Here are a few of the factors that you should become familiar with before you buy your first vehicle:

Vehicle Styles

There are a lot of different types of RC vehicles on the market. Street cars are the most basic style. They are designed to go over flat surfaces and can usually go quite fast compared to some of the other styles. They are a good option if perhaps you are planning on driving your vehicles in parking lots or in other smooth areas that are free from obstructions. Drift cars fall into this category as well. The only difference is that they have slick wheels that allow them to drift around sharp turns.

If you are planning or thinking on racing on a dirt track, a buggy might be a better option. These cars are narrower in the front than they are in the back. Although they have a little bit more ground clearance than street cars, they still do best on relatively flat surfaces.

Stadium trucks, which are also sometimes called truggies, are extremely similar in style to buggies. The only difference is that they have larger wheels and more ground clearance. This enables them to go off-road so that they can take on more challenging obstacles.

Monster trucks are a step up from truggies. They have huge wheels that raise them well above the ground, enabling them to clear large obstacles. The only downside to monster trucks is that they can’t be driven very fast. Otherwise, they run the risk of tipping over because they are so top-heavy.

Finally, there are also rock crawlers. These specialized vehicles are essentially monster trucks that have been fitted with special suspension systems that allow them to crawl over extremely large obstacles. Although they aren’t very fast, they can take on some surprisingly challenging driving conditions.


The next thing that you will need to consider after you decide on a body style is the type of motor that you want the vehicle to have. There are two basic types: brushed motors and brushless (BL) motors. There are pros and cons that are associated with each type of motor.

Brushed motors are by far the cheapest option. However, they lack the power of brushless motors. If you are on a budget, they can be a good starting point.

If you have a little bit of extra or more money to spend, however, you may want to think about going with a BL motor. Brushless motors are faster, and they run more efficiently. That means that the power in the battery of the vehicle will last longer when you have one of these motors. The only downside to choosing them is that they cost quite a bit more money. If you have the money in your budget, though, they are usually a good choice. Choosing the right RC vehicle is a matter of personal choice. It is about finding a body style that you like, and that will do the things that you want it to do. If you are interested in high-speed racing, a street car or a buggy would be a good choice. Hopefully, this guide to buying RC cars and trucks has given you all of the information that you need to make a smart and accurate purchase.


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