When you think about RC cars, you might picture a little car or truck that can race around the floor of your house. But there are also RC monster trucks. These trucks are built with large tires and powerful engines to help them go up and over obstacles in their path. Some of these trucks even have suspension that allows them to go over bumps without losing speed.
When shopping for a monster truck, it’s important to look at its scale size (1/10 or 1/8), its motor type (electric or gas), and whether it’s suitable for indoor or outdoor use. You’ll also want to see if the battery is rechargeable and how long the run time is. If you’re looking for a beginner monster truck, look for one that has four-wheel drive instead of two-wheel drive, since this will give you better traction over different surfaces and in most weather conditions.
Intro to Radio Controlled Monster Trucks
RC trucks have been around since the 60s, but they didn’t start as the gas-powered beasts we know today. They were (and still are) very popular in hobby shops, but the category didn’t take off until the 80s when video games became extremely popular.
A monster truck RC is a radio-controlled vehicle that is designed to resemble the pickup trucks that are often seen in competitive truck and tractor pulling, mud bogging, and other similar events. These vehicles are designed for off-road terrain and may be fitted with large tires that have a deep tread pattern. The high ground clearance of these trucks allows them to drive over various types of terrain, including rocks. Additionally, the suspension systems on these trucks are very flexible to absorb the impact from driving over rough surfaces.
RC monster trucks are the perfect way to have fun and blow off some steam, whether you are driving them or watching them. There is no better way to enjoy a day than by speeding around a track with a high-powered monster truck RC. Not only is it fun to drive, but it can also be an opportunity to get social and see your friends who love RC cars as much as you do.
Electric RC Monster Trucks vs Nitro: Which Is Better?
RC monster trucks are available in two different types: electric and nitro. Both types of RC monster trucks are powerful, fast, and fun to drive. If you’re new to RC vehicles and are wondering which type to buy, the answer is simple: get an electric one. Why? Because they’re easier to maintain, easier to use, and cheaper than their nitro-powered counterparts. They’re also more reliable and environmentally friendly.
If you think electric monster truck RC engines don’t pack enough power for you, think again. Top-of-the-line RC monster trucks can go as fast as 40 mph! That’s much faster than the average human can run. Before making a purchase, do some research on different models of electric RC monster trucks and choose one that has enough power for your needs.
Nitro-powered RC monster trucks are more complicated to use than electric ones. The engine requires specially formulated fuel and constant maintenance for it to work properly. Nitro engines also require glow plugs for starting up (these must be replaced frequently) and oil for lubrication (this must be added every time you fill the fuel tank).
Battery Charger: It’s Important to Always Have a Charger When You Need It
The battery charger is an essential RC accessory for any hobbyist. You can’t keep running to the store to purchase new batteries every time your car or plane runs out of juice, so you require a charger. However, not all chargers are created equal. Skimping on a cheap charger might seem like a good idea at first, but in the long run, it will cost you more money and time as you have to replace it often. Before buying a charger, consider the following factors:
Chargers come in two types: peak and non-peak. Peak chargers are more expensive, but give you better control over how your batteries get charged. A non-peak charger detects when your battery is full and stops charging it automatically. Peak chargers give you more control over the process so that you can optimise your batteries’ performance and lifespan. What’s best for you depends on your needs and budget.
Different batteries require different charging methods, so make sure the charger you buy is compatible with your batteries. It’s also smart to buy a charger that supports multiple battery types so that you can use it for all of your RC vehicles, planes and other equipment now and in the future as well.
Even if a battery charger is compatible with your battery type, it doesn’t necessarily mean it will work with all battery sizes. Some chargers are designed exclusively for small cells, while others accommodate a broad range of cell sizes. Make sure the charger you choose is compatible with the batteries you already have or plan to purchase in the future.