Radio Controlled Vehicles Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

Side-By-Side Comparison of Electric & Nitro RC Vehicles
A comparison of similirities and differences in operation between an electric RC and a nitro RC.

Electric vs. Nitro - Motor vs. Engine
When looking at an electric RC next to a nitro RC, they may look very different. But there are quite a few similarities. The key differences come, not from appearances, but from actual operation. Compare two hobby-grade stadium trucks -- one electric and one nitro -- side-by-side.

Electric vs Nitro - Brushed & Brushless Electric Motors
When looking at an electric RC next to a nitro RC, they may look very different. But there are quite a few similarities. The key differences come, not from appearances, but from actual operation. Compare two hobby-grade stadium trucks -- one electric and one nitro -- side-by-side. Page 3.

Electric vs. Nitro - Nitro Engines
When looking at an electric RC next to a nitro RC, they may look very different. But there are quite a few similarities. The key differences come, not from appearances, but from actual operation. Compare two hobby-grade stadium trucks -- one electric and one nitro -- side-by-side.

Electric vs. Nitro - Chassis
When looking at an electric RC next to a nitro RC, they may look very different. But there are quite a few similarities. The key differences come, not from appearances, but from actual operation. Compare two hobby-grade stadium trucks -- one electric and one nitro -- side-by-side.

Electric vs. Nitro - Drivetrain
When looking at an electric RC next to a nitro RC, they may look very different. But there are quite a few similarities. The key differences come, not from appearances, but from actual operation. Compare two hobby-grade stadium trucks -- one electric and one nitro -- side-by-side.

Electric vs. Nitro - Center of Gravity and Weight
When looking at an electric RC next to a nitro RC, they may look very different. But there are quite a few similarities. The key differences come, not from appearances, but from actual operation. Compare two hobby-grade stadium trucks -- one electric and one nitro -- side-by-side.

Electric vs. Nitro RC Vehicles - Runtime
When looking at an electric RC next to a nitro RC, they may look very different. But there are quite a few similarities. The key differences come, not from appearances, but from actual operation. Compare two hobby-grade stadium trucks -- one electric and one nitro -- side-by-side. Page 8.

Electric vs. Nitro - Upkeep
When looking at an electric RC next to a nitro RC, they may look very different. But there are quite a few similarities. The key differences come, not from appearances, but from actual operation. Compare two hobby-grade stadium trucks -- one electric and one nitro -- side-by-side.

RC Vehicles: Nitro Fuel Percentage Differences
Not all nitro fuel is created equal. Switching fuels can either improve performance or mess up your nitro engine. Find out how to do it right.

What Is the Proper Nitro Engine Break-In Procedure?
Step-by-step instructions on proper nitro engine break-in including priming the engine and using five tanks of fuel.

Frequencies for Radio Controlled Vehicles in the US
Common frequencies--the specific radio signal sent from the transmitter to the receiver to control the vehicle--used in toy and hobby RC vehicles.

Buying Radio Controlled Vehicles - Reviews and Buying Advice for RC Cars Boats Planes
When buying RCs you have a choice of toy-grade or hobby-grade vehicles. Make your purchases at retail stores, hobby shops, or shop online for pre-assembled RCs or DIY kits. Choose the RC that fits your level of expertise. Discover the latest trends in RCs.

Electric Radio Controlled Vehicles - Electric RCs
Most family cars and trucks may still run on fossil fuels, but electric rules the RC roadway. All toy-grade RCs run on batteries and many on-road and off-road hobby RCs burn up the track with an electric motor and a battery pack. Learn all about buying, running, and maintaining electric radio controlled vehicles.

Buying Radio Control Toys for 6- to 12-Year-Old Children
Considerations for buying an RC toy for a child including size, controls, durability and frequency.

Servo - What a Servo Does in Radio Controlled Vehicles
Provides the movement for steering and other tasks...

Adding or Replacing Shock Oil in RC Cars and Trucks
Oil-filled shock absorbers give RC cars and RC trucks more stability over rough terrain. When you feel that your shock absorbers aren't performing properly you can check the fluid level and add more shock oil to the shocks.

RC Tires - Difference Between On-Road and Off-Road RC Tires
RC tires are usually foam, compound, or plastic. Each type of material has its own best uses for different on-road and off-road surfaces. There are different degrees of durability and hardness or softness within each of those three general types.

Nitro RC Fuel Tubing - Size Length and Color Considerations
Although silicone tubing used in nitro engines has many auxiliary uses, it's primary use is to deliver fuel. A typical nitro engine has two lengths of tubing. One runs from the fuel tank to the carburetor (sometimes with an inline fuel filter in between). Another piece of tubing, called the air pressure line, runs from the fuel tank to the exhaust or tuned pipe. It helps to pressurize the fuel tank so that the fuel flows better through the fuel line to the carburetor.

What Is RC Bashing? - Explanation
Racing without rules... Radio Controlled Vehicles.

RC Questions Answered - Get Answers to Questions About Radio Controlled Vehicles
You've got questions about radio controlled cars, trucks, airplanes, helicopters, and other RC vehicle questions? Here are your answers to common and sometimes not-so-common RC questions and advice on where to find more answer to your RC questions.

Why Do RC Tires Need to Be Glued to the Rims?
Most RC cars and trucks have three-part tires: wheel or rim, foam inserts, rubber tires. Although the parts all fit together nicely, glue helps keep the inserts inside and the tires on the rim.

The Comprehensive List of Free Airplane Plans
A listing of free airplane plans for download from the About.com Radio Controlled Vehicles site.

New Bright RC Cars S-1 Mustang GT
The New Bright RC Cars in this gallery are representative of what's currently available. Selection and colors will vary from store to store with both newer and older models available on shelves or online. New Bright Full Function Radio Control Cars (including Buggies and other off-road cars) are recommended for ages 4 and up. Page 5.

New Bright RC Cars Ecomobile Solar Car
The New Bright RC Cars in this gallery are representative of what's currently available. Selection and colors will vary from store to store with both newer and older models available on shelves or online. New Bright Full Function Radio Control Cars (including Buggies and other off-road cars) are recommended for ages 4 and up. Page 12.

New Bright Beetle Buggy RC Cars and RC Buggy
The New Bright RC Cars in this gallery are representative of what's currently available. Selection and colors will vary from store to store with both newer and older models available on shelves or online. New Bright Full Function Radio Control Cars (including Buggies and other off-road cars) are recommended for ages 4 and up. Page 6.

New Bright RC Cars Corvette C6.4
The New Bright RC Cars in this gallery are representative of what's currently available. Selection and colors will vary from store to store with both newer and older models available on shelves or online. New Bright Full Function Radio Control Cars (including Buggies and other off-road cars) are recommended for ages 4 and up. Page 4.

New Bright RC Cars Corvette Convertible
The New Bright RC Cars in this gallery are representative of what's currently available. Selection and colors will vary from store to store with both newer and older models available on shelves or online. New Bright Full Function Radio Control Cars (including Buggies and other off-road cars) are recommended for ages 4 and up. Page 3.

New Bright Interceptor RC Buggy
The New Bright RC Cars in this gallery are representative of what's currently available. Selection and colors will vary from store to store with both newer and older models available on shelves or online. New Bright Full Function Radio Control Cars (including Buggies and other off-road cars) are recommended for ages 4 and up. Page 10.

New Bright Mega Max and Might Max RC Buggy
The New Bright RC Cars in this gallery are representative of what's currently available. Selection and colors will vary from store to store with both newer and older models available on shelves or online. New Bright Full Function Radio Control Cars (including Buggies and other off-road cars) are recommended for ages 4 and up. Page 11.

New Bright Radio Control Pro Dirt Beetle Buggy
The New Bright RC Cars in this gallery are representative of what's currently available. Selection and colors will vary from store to store with both newer and older models available on shelves or online. New Bright Full Function Radio Control Cars (including Buggies and other off-road cars) are recommended for ages 4 and up. Page 7.

New Bright RC Pro Dirt Rally Cars
The New Bright RC Cars in this gallery are representative of what's currently available. Selection and colors will vary from store to store with both newer and older models available on shelves or online. New Bright Full Function Radio Control Cars (including Buggies and other off-road cars) are recommended for ages 4 and up. Page 9.

New Bright Pro Dirt RC Rally Sport
The New Bright RC Cars in this gallery are representative of what's currently available. Selection and colors will vary from store to store with both newer and older models available on shelves or online. New Bright Full Function Radio Control Cars (including Buggies and other off-road cars) are recommended for ages 4 and up. Page 8.

New Bright RC Cars S-1 Audi
The New Bright RC Cars in this gallery are representative of what's currently available. Selection and colors will vary from store to store with both newer and older models available on shelves or online. New Bright Full Function Radio Control Cars (including Buggies and other off-road cars) are recommended for ages 4 and up.

New Bright RC Cars S-1 Ferrari
The New Bright RC Cars in this gallery are representative of what's currently available. Selection and colors will vary from store to store with both newer and older models available on shelves or online. New Bright Full Function Radio Control Cars (including Buggies and other off-road cars) are recommended for ages 4 and up. Page 2.

Flying-Model-Simulator Flight Simulator - FMS Flight Simulation Software Screenshot Gallery
FMS from Roman and Michael Mõller allows you to virtually learn to fly RC models. Browse a gallery of screenshots from this flight simulation software.

RC Flight Master eXtreme64 Flight Simulation Software - RC Flight Master by Reality Craft Screenshots
This is Reality Craft's more expensive professional flight simulation software for some serious training in flying RC airplanes and gliders as well as helicopters. Browse a gallery of screenshots from the demo version of the RC Flight Master software.

ClearView RC Flight Simulator - Gallery of Screenshots from ClearView RC Flight Simulator
The demo offers easy and expert versions of one airplane and two helicopters. Or, purchase the full version for even more electric and nitro-powered RC aircraft. Browse this gallery of screenshots from ClearView RC Flight Simulator.

Flying-Model Simulator Flight Simulator - FMS Flight Simulation Software Screenshot
FMS from Roman and Michael Mõller allows you to virtually learn to fly RC models. Browse a gallery of screenshots from this flight simulation software. Page 2.

Manuel's Radio Control Flight Simulator - Screenshots from Manuel's Radio Control Flight Simulator
This free flight simulator is geared more towards the basic principle of flight control for an RC airplane. Browse a gallery of screenshots from Manuel's Radio Control Flight Simulator. Page 4.

PRE-Flight RC Flight Simulator Software by Transcendental Technologies - Screenshots from the PRE-Flight Demo
While Transcendental Technologies offers multiple RC helicopter editions, the standard edition of PRE-Flight features several kinds of aircraft. Browse a gallery of screenshots from the demo download of PRE-Flight fight simulators. Page 5.

RealFlight G3 R/C Flight Simulator Demo - Screenshots from RealFlight G3 R/C Flight Simulator
Browse a gallery of screenshots from RealFlight G3 R/C Flight Simulator demo for the commercial vesion of the RealFlight flight simulation software. Page 3.

RC Flight Master eXtreme64 Flight Simulation Software - RC Flight Master by Reality Craft Screenshots
This is Reality Craft's more expensive professional flight simulation software for some serious training in flying RC airplanes and gliders as well as helicopters. Browse a gallery of screenshots from the demo version of the RC Flight Master software. Page 6.

Manuel's Radio Control Flight Simulator - Screenshots from Manuel's Radio Control Flight Simulator
This free flight simulator is geared more towards the basic principle of flight control for an RC airplane. Browse a gallery of screenshots from Manuel's Radio Control Flight Simulator.

PRE-Flight RC Flight Simulator Software by Transcendental Technologies - Screenshots from the PRE-Flight Demo
While Transcendental Technologies offers multiple RC helicopter editions, the standard edition of PRE-Flight features several kinds of aircraft. Browse a gallery of screenshots from the demo download of PRE-Flight fight simulators.

RealFlight G3 R/C Flight Simulator Demo - Screenshots from RealFlight G3 R/C Flight Simulator
Browse a gallery of screenshots from RealFlight G3 R/C Flight Simulator demo for the commercial vesion of the RealFlight flight simulation software.

ClearView RC Flight Simulator - Gallery of Screenshots from ClearView RC Flight Simulator
The demo offers easy and expert versions of one airplane and two helicopters. Or, purchase the full version for even more electric and nitro-powered RC aircraft. Browse this gallery of screenshots from ClearView RC Flight Simulator.

Nitro RC - Before You Buy Your First Nitro RC
Nitro RCs are fun to have but are also a serious hobby. If you are considering buying a nitro-powered RC vehicle you need to know that there are significant differences between electric and nitro RCs.

Radio Frequency Interference in RC Toys
Avoid radio frequency interference problems with toy grade RC cars and trucks. Learn how to choose toy RC cars and trucks based on their frequency.

RC Flight Simulators - Free and Demo Downloads
Download a demo or get some free flight simulators to help you learn how to master RC flight. Find free versions and demo or trial editions of RC flight simulators for airplanes and helicopters.

RC Flight Simulation Software & RC Aircraft Transmitter
Page 2. Staying in the air is not easy. It takes practice. Flight — including RC flying — is a gravity-defying feat that requires patience. RC flight simulators help you learn to fly safely without risking your new RC plane or helicopter. Learn to fly virtually before you fly your RC plane or helicopter out in the real world with RC flight simulators for airplanes or helicopters.

RC Scale Speed vs Actual Speed
There are two speeds associated with radio controlled vehicles: scale speed and actual speed. Some manufacturers, in a bid to capitalize on the perceived superiority of really fast cars, will list the scale speed rather than the actual speed of the RC. It can make a normal car seem faster than it really is.

The Best Hobby-Grade RC Cars or Trucks for a Beginner
RC toys are suitable for almost anyone, but an entry level RC car or truck has features suitable for those new to radio controlled vehicles.

How Infrared (IR) RC Toy Vehicles Work
Infrared RC toy vehicles are fun and popular little toys, often small enough to enclose in your fist. Cars, trucks, helicopters, and even tanks may come in infrared versions. There are both benefits and drawbacks to infrared technology applied to RC toys.

What Are the Different Ways to Start an RC Nitro Engine?
To start a nitro RC you need to turn on the transmitter switch then receiver switch, add fuel, prime the engine (get fuel to the carburetor), ignite the glow plug, then start the engine by rotating the flywheel. There are three main ways to start the nitro engine: pull start, bump start, electric start.

What Materials Are RC Tires Made Of?
RC tires are usually foam, rubber compound, or plastic. Foam tires are treadless -- they get their traction from heat and friction. Rubber tires may have treads similiar to the family car, knobby tires, or racing slicks. You'll want to choose tires for performance but looks can be important too.

1:10 Traxxas Rustler 2.5 Nitro Stadium Truck
Out-of-the-box, without upgrades or modifications, the Traxxas 1:10 scale Nitro Rustler 2.5 radio controlled truck is a force to be reckoned with. Read this nitro RC truck review from About Radio Controlled Vehicles.

Traxxas 1:10 scale Nitro Rustler 2.5 Radio Controlled Truck - Review of Nitro RC Truck
Out-of-the-box, without upgrades or modifications, the Traxxas 1:10 scale Nitro Rustler 2.5 radio controlled truck is a force to be reckoned with. Read this review from About Radio Controlled Vehicles. Page 2.

Definition of Scale Model as Used in RC Vehicles
Authentic details on a smaller scale...

Defining Scale Speed in RC Vehicles
How fast it goes (sort of)... Radio Controlled Vehicles.

Radio Controlled Vehicles from Planet Toys, Inc.
This international toy manufacturer (that has since filed for Bankruptcy) produced a range of indoor and outdoor toys for preschoolers to teens and even adults. Teaming up with brands like Little Tikes and General Motors, Planet Toys produced radio control cars for all ages including the colorful Little Tikes Radio Control Cars for preschoolers and full function RCs for slightly older kids.

Nitro RC Ownership - Buying Guide for Nitro RC Cars
There's nothing like the glow of a nitro. Strictly hobby-grade, nitro-powered RCs cost more and require a larger commitment of time and skill but many hobbiests would have nothing less. Learn all about buying, running, and maintaining nitro RC cars, trucks, and other radio controlled vehicles.

XMODS Line of Radio Shack Radio Controlled Vehicles
Produced and distributed by RadioShack, XMODS RC Cars are 1:28th scale electric radio controlled cars.

RC Airplane Stunt Specialty and Crash Videos
The goal is to get the airplane up into the air and keep it there before landing safely on the ground. It doesn't always work out that way as you'll see in some of these RC airplane crash videos.

RC Electric Airplane Videos - Watch Videos of Electric RC Airplanes
When you don't have the opportunity to take to the skies yourself, watch these electric radio controlled airplanes being put through their paces.

Electric RC Helicopter Videos - Watch These Electric RC Helicopter Videos
Buzz the treetops, hover inches from the ground, then soar to new heights. RC electric helicopters are put through their paces and pushed to their limits in these RC helicopter videos.

RC Helicopter Crash and Stunt Videos - Watch Stunts and Extreme Modifications in RC Helicopter Videos
Some RC helicopters defy description and sometimes RC heli owners do things with their aircraft that the manufacturer never intended. View RC helicopter videos of crazy stunts, crashes, and oddball modifications featuring stock and modified radio controlled helicopters.

RC Helicopter Videos - Watch These RC Helicopter Videos
In this selection of RC helicopter videos watch as radio controlled helicopters touch the sky, touch the ceiling, hover, do banking turns, perform indoor and outdoor stunts. Manufacturer-produced RC helicopter videos may include detailed audio descriptions of their micro, electric, and nitro helicopters while videos from users show what real people can do with and do to their radio controlled whirly-birds.

RC Micro Airplane Videos - Radio Controlled Micro Airplane Video
These little flyers can't handle heavy winds but on a calm day or inside a large building RC micro airplanes can provide hours of high-flying fun. Watch videos of micro-sized radio controlled airplanes.

Micro RC Helicopter Videos - Watch These Micro RC Helicopter Videos
See for yourself how well RC micro helicopters perform. Both toy and hobby-grade micro helis are put to the flight test in these professional and amateur RC helicopter videos. Watch RC micro helicopters take off and land, hover, bank and turn, and perform a variety of stunts.

RC Nitro Glow Gas Airplane Videos - Watch Glow Engine RC Airplane Videos
Watch as RC pilots put wings on a gas tank and make it buzz the treetops and do graceful aerobatics in these videos of RC nitro airplanes.

Nitro RC Helicopter Videos - Watch Nitro RC Helicopter Videos
Put a gas tank in the air and watch it soar in these videos of nitro-powered radio controlled helicopters. Compare your own flying skills to those of the pilots in these RC nitro helcopter videos.

RC Off-Road Truck Videos - Radio Controlled Off-Road Truck Videos
Watch the dirt-spewing, hill-climbing action of off-road RC monster trucks, big rigs, and stadium trucks in these professional and amateur videos. Wondering how the Revo, Rustler, T-Maxx, or Stampede really perform? Find out as pros and new owners put them through their paces.

RC Airplane Plans - Download Free Radio Controlled Aircraft Plans and Blueprints
For the ultimate do-it-yourself thrill, build your own radio controlled plane or helicopter from scratch. Start with a set of free RC airplane plans, buy the supplies, build the plane. And then, of course, go flying.

RC Body Modifications - Paint and Decal Tutorials - Changing the Body of a Radio Controlled Vehicle
Paint it, decal it, change it's shape. Sure it's what's on the inside that makes an RC run but what's on the outside makes it look cool while it's circling the track or making gravity-defying jumps. Whether starting with a new, clear Lexan body or fixing up a stock body that's seen better days, find ways to modify your RC body.

Electric RC Hop-Ups and Mods - Upgrade Your Electric RC
Give your electric RC a better motor. Make it go faster, handle better, or just look good with these hop-ups and modifications for electric RC vehicles.

Electric RC Motors - Descriptions and Tutorials on Electric RC Motors
Nitro RCs have engines. Electric RCs have motors. Learn all about brushed and brushless motors for radio controlled vehicles.

How to Fly RC Airplanes
From basic toy airplanes to massive RC jets, get your RC pilot's license. Learn how to fly RC prop planes, biplanes, foamies, jets, and micro airplanes.

How to Fly RC Helicotpers
RC helicopters can be the trickiest RC aircraft to learn to fly. Discover the tips and tricks to successful RC helicopter flight.

RC Vehicle Manufacturers - Companies That Make RC Cars Trucks Airplanes Boats Toys
These are the companies that make the cars, trucks, airplanes, and boats sold in retail stores and hobby shops. At their Web sites you can read about their newest products, view catalogs, and get information on recalls, upgrades, and discontinued product lines.

Nitro RC Engines - Tips and Tutorials on Break-in Running and Maintenance of a Nitro RC Engine
Electric RCs have motors. Nitro RCs have engines. Learn all about maintaining and running a nitro engine.

Nitro RC Hop-Ups and Mods - Upgrade Your Nitro RC
Put in a bigger nitro engine, a tuned pipe. Change the looks and improve the handling of your nitro RC with these nitro hop-ups and modifications.

Nitro RC Troubleshooting - Fixing Problems with Nitro RC Engines
Will your nitro engine not start or is it sputtering and stalling? Learn how to fix common and not-so-common problems that occur with nitro engines.

RC Aircraft Safety - Guidelines and Rules for Safe Flying of RC Airplanes and Helicopters
Be a safe, courteous, and responsible RC owner and operator. Flying radio controlled aircraft including planes, helicopters, and blimps requires both commonsense and following certain ordinances and legal restrictions.

Videos of Radio Controlled Vehicles with On-Board Cameras - Spy Cams - Sky Cams
Spy cams. Sky cams. Night and Day cams. Watch videos of RC cars, trucks, planes, and helicopters sporting on-board wireless cameras. Get behind the wheel or in the cockpit of an RC in these videos featuring all kinds of on-board video cameras.

RC Toys Manufacturers - Makers of Radio Controlled Toys for All Ages
From preschoolers to adults, these companies make radio controlled toys that educate and entertain kids of all ages. Some manufacturers specialize in diecast and radio controlled vehicles while others produce a wide array of toys with a few RC product lines.

Slot Cars - All About Remote Control Slot Car Racing and Toys
Remote control slot cars are not only toys for children but they are a popular form of model car racing both at home and in professional competitions.

Radio Controlled Military Tanks and Armored Vehicles - RC Battlefield
What could be better than commanding your own heavy armor battalion? RC tanks, humvees and APCs (Armored Personnel Carriers) are out there and waiting for some backyard combat action. Some RC vehicles can actually fire BBs so use caution when purchasing your next RC military vehicle.

RC Tires and Wheels Hop-Ups and Mods - Upgrade Your RC Tires
Learn how to modify RC tires, inserts, and wheels to improve performance or just look cool.

XMODS - Modify Customize and Race Radio Shack XMODS Micro RC Cars
Radio Shack XMODS RC Cars are 1:28th scale radio controlled cars. You can modify, customize, and race your XMODS RC cars just like their big brother RC toys.

Radio Shack ZipZaps Micro RC Cars and Trucks - 1:64 Scale ZipZap Micro RCs
These 1:64 scale cars and trucks are inexpensive miniature RCs from Radio Shack. Smaller and less customizable than the XMODS, ZipZaps are fun little micro RCs for everyone. Simple ZipZaps modifications include changing the body and tires.

RC Car and Truck Clubs - Radio Controlled Model Cars and Trucks Racing Organizations and Clubs
Race on a track or in the dirt. Find international, national, and local organizations and clubs devoted to radio controlled car and truck racing and related events.

Radio Controlled Construction Vehicles and Heavy Equipment
Radio controlled bulldozers, backhoes, dump trucks and other earth movers are great for kids to play with and can capture their attention for minutes at a time.

Build Your Own Radio Controlled Airplanes and Helicopters - DIY RC Aircraft Building
Learn how to build your own radio controlled airplanes and helicopters using model kits or detailed plans.

Build an RC Boat or Submarine - Plans and Instructions to Build RC Boats and Submarines
If doing it yourself floats your boat, learn how to build your own RC boat, RC submarine, or other radio controlled watercraft from kits or plans.

RC Track - Build Your Own RC Track for Radio Controlled Vehicles
Don't want to go to the park or the local track but want to run your RC on a real track? Build your own. Your track can be as simple as some cones or edging laid on in the backyard or as elaborate as a dirt or concrete track with jumps, a pitstop, and a driver's stand. Learn how to build your own RC track.

Gas RCs - Large Scale Gasoline-Powered Radio Controlled Vehicles
Although nitro RCs are often referred to as gas-powered, they use nitro fuel. True gas-powered RCs are usually 1:5 scale or larger, have spark plugs instead of glow plugs and run on gasoline.

Mini RC and Micro RC Vehicles - Radio Controlled Mini and Micro Cars Trucks Boats Aircraft
Mini and Micro RCs are tiny little radio controlled cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, and aircraft running from about 1:18 to 1:66 scale and smaller. The terms mini and micro are often used interchangeably to refer to cars from about 2 inches to 5 or 6 inches in length. MicroSizers, ZipZaps, and XMODS are popular lines of miniature RC cars. Generally lower-cost than the typical 1:8 and 1:10 scale RCs, some mini and micro RCs are just as customizable and often quite collectable as well.

Radio Controlled Military Jets Planes Helicopters - RC Air Combat
Imagine ruling the air in a P-51D Mustang or your own Focke-Wulf 190 fighter. WW2 model planes and fighters are easy to find, but may not be so easy to fly. Jet propelled models are pricy but definitely worth it for anyone who has a serious need for air speed. Arm your RC plane with lasers and infrared sensors and have a world class dog fight with others at the airfield. Fixed wing aircraft not your thing? How about being the pilot of the AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter? The market is huge so get out there and fly.

Radio Controlled Battleships Military Boats Cruisers - RC Naval Vessels
Blow the opposition out of the water, explore the depths of the pool or pond in search of sunken treasure or provide artillery support for your ground troops with any one of these radio controlled naval vessel replicas. RC military subs, battleships, and cruisers are a great choice for the nautical adventurer in you.

Nitro Radio Controlled Vehicles - Nitro RCs
There's nothing like the glow of a nitro. Strictly hobby-grade, nitro-powered RCs cost more and require a larger commitment of time and skill but many hobbiests would have nothing less. Learn how nitro RCs differ from electric and how to buy and care for a nitro RC.

RC Aircraft Videos - Radio Controlled Airplanes and Helicopters Videos
Watch RC airplanes, helicopters, and other flying craft take to the skies indoors and out in these videos. See how well toy and hobby-grade RC helicopters, airplanes, blimps, UFOs, and hybrid flying machines perform in videos produced by the manufacturer and by RC aircraft owners.

Videos of RC Boats and Submarines - Nitro and Electric RC Watercraft Videos
On, in, or under water these RCs prove that the hobby is not all about cars, trucks, and airplanes. Watch videos of electric and nitro racers, cruisers, subs, and even RC sharks.

RC Car and Truck Safety - Operate RC Vehicles Safety
Be a safe, courteous, and responsible RC car or truck owner and operator. Protect yourself, those around you, and your RC vehicles by using common sense and following certain guidelines for safe use of radio controlled cars, trucks, motorcycles, tanks, bulldozers, and other RC ground vehicles.

RC Tires - Choosing RC Tires Inserts Wheels
Choose the right RC tires, inserts, and wheels that take best advantage of your driving conditions whether its rock climbing, dirt track racing, or running on carpet.

RC Boat Safety - Rules and Guidelines for Safe Operation of RC Watercraft
Be a safe, courteous, and responsible RC boat owner and operator. Protect yourself, those around you, and your RC boats, ships, jetskis, and sailboats by using common sense and following certain guidelines for safe use of radio controlled vehicles on lakes, rivers, ponds, and swimming pools.

Radio Controlled Vehicles
Find out how it performs and whether or not it lives up to the hype on the box. Read reviews of RC cars, trucks, aircraft, boats, and other radio controlled toys and gadgets.

Build an RC Car or Truck - DIY Radio Controlled Cars and Trucks
From a kit or buy your own parts and plans, building your own RC car or truck can be the ultimate thrill for the RC modeler. Find plans, instructions, and project ideas to build your own RC cars and trucks.

E - RC Vehicles Glossary of Terms Starting With E
These are just the briefest of definitions of Radio Controlled Vehicle terminology that starts with E. For a much more detailed description see the individual page for each term.

F - RC Vehicles Glossary of Terms Starting With F
These are just the briefest of definitions of Radio Controlled Vehicle terminology that starts with F. For a much more detailed description see the individual page for each term.

G - RC Vehicles Glossary of Terms Starting With G
These are just the briefest of definitions of Radio Controlled Vehicle terminology that starts with G. For a much more detailed description see the individual page for each term.

H - RC Vehicles Glossary of Terms Starting With H
These are just the briefest of definitions of Radio Controlled Vehicle terminology that starts with H. For a much more detailed description see the individual page for each term.

I - RC Vehicles Glossary of Terms Starting With I
These are just the briefest of definitions of Radio Controlled Vehicle terminology that starts with I. For a much more detailed description see the individual page for each term.

J - RC Vehicles Glossary of Terms Starting With J
These are just the briefest of definitions of Radio Controlled Vehicle terminology that starts with J. For a much more detailed description see the individual page for each term.

K - RC Vehicles Glossary of Terms Starting With K
These are just the briefest of definitions of Radio Controlled Vehicle terminology that starts with K. For a much more detailed description see the individual page for each term.

L - RC Vehicles Glossary of Terms Starting With L
These are just the briefest of definitions of Radio Controlled Vehicle terminology that starts with L. For a much more detailed description see the individual page for each term.

M - RC Vehicles Glossary of Terms Starting With M
These are just the briefest of definitions of Radio Controlled Vehicle terminology that starts with M. For a much more detailed description see the individual page for each term.

N - RC Vehicles Glossary of Terms Starting With N
These are just the briefest of definitions of Radio Controlled Vehicle terminology that starts with N. For a much more detailed description see the individual page for each term.

O - RC Vehicles Glossary of Terms Starting With O
These are just the briefest of definitions of Radio Controlled Vehicle terminology that starts with O. For a much more detailed description see the individual page for each term.

P - RC Vehicles Glossary of Terms Starting With P
These are just the briefest of definitions of Radio Controlled Vehicle terminology that starts with P. For a much more detailed description see the individual page for each term.

Q - RC Vehicles Glossary of Terms Starting With Q
These are just the briefest of definitions of Radio Controlled Vehicle terminology that starts with Q. For a much more detailed description see the individual page for each term.

RC Car and Truck Videos - Radio Controlled Car and Truck Videos
Watch radio controlled vehicles getting down in the dirt or peeling out on the pavement in these professional and amateur videos of RC car and truck action. See how on-road sportsters, off-road monster trucks, mini street racers, electric speed demons, and nitro power junkies handle the curves, take the jumps, and crash and burn.

RC Pictures - Radio Controlled Vehicles Photo Galleries
Look at pictures of radio controlled vehicles in various stages of assembly, modification, and before, during, and after a hard day at the track. Browse the RC Vehicles photo galleries.

Video Tutorials - Radio Controlled Vehicles - Tutorials Demonstrations Instructions for RCs
Sometimes it's easier to learn how to start a nitro, glue tires, do tricks, or perform maintenance when you see it done right in front of you. These videos provide the RC enthusiast -- including beginners -- with visual aids in learning how to operate, maintain, or repair their radio controlled vehicles.

RC Software - RC Racing Games - Flight Simulators - Software for Radio Controlled Vehicles
Do virtual RC. Software allows you to manage rc car and truck races, do your own RC racing on your desktop, and practice flying with a flight simulator.

RC Aircraft Glossary of Terms - Terminology Used in Radio Controlled Airplanes and Helicopters
From Aileron, Collective, and Elevator to Rudder and Yaw, these are some of the words you will hear to descibe the world of RC airplanes and helicopters. If you ever wondered what some of these terms mean explore the RC Aircraft glossary to find out.

R - RC Vehicles Glossary of Terms Starting With R
These are just the briefest of definitions of Radio Controlled Vehicle terminology that starts with R. For a much more detailed description see the individual page for each term.

S - RC Vehicles Glossary of Terms Starting With S
These are just the briefest of definitions of Radio Controlled Vehicle terminology that starts with S. For a much more detailed description see the individual page for each term.

T - RC Vehicles Glossary of Terms Starting With T
These are just the briefest of definitions of Radio Controlled Vehicle terminology that starts with T. For a much more detailed description see the individual page for each term.

U - RC Vehicles Glossary of Terms Starting With U
These are just the briefest of definitions of Radio Controlled Vehicle terminology that starts with U. For a much more detailed description see the individual page for each term.

V - RC Vehicles Glossary of Terms Starting With V
These are just the briefest of definitions of Radio Controlled Vehicle terminology that starts with V. For a much more detailed description see the individual page for each term.

W - RC Vehicles Glossary of Terms Starting With W
These are just the briefest of definitions of Radio Controlled Vehicle terminology that starts with W. For a much more detailed description see the individual page for each term.

X Y Z - RC Vehicles Glossary of Terms Starting With X Y Z
These are just the briefest of definitions of Radio Controlled Vehicle terminology that starts with X, Y, or Z. For a much more detailed description see the individual page for each term.

Radio Controlled Military Vehicles and Heavy Construction Equipment
From Airsoft tanks, humvees, planes, and warships to bulldozers, cranes, front loaders, and concrete mixers, size-to-scale RC replicas of military and construction vehicles are popular with children ages 9 to 90. Some RC groups center on recreations of famous air and sea battles using scale models of authentic military warbirds and battleships. Kids and adults both can engage in backyard excavations with radio controlled backhoes and bulldozers.

RC Driving and Racing - Tips and Tutorials on Driving and Racing Radio Controlled Cars and Trucks
After you've got the batteries charged and the engine running, how do drive your RC without running into walls, crashing into other cars, or spinning out in the middle of the track? Learn how to control an RC on carpet, floors, asphalt, dirt, and other driving surfaces. Get racing tips from the pros.

RC Gadgets - Radio Controlled Gadgets and Robots and Geek Toys
Not all radio controlled toys are easily classified as cars, planes, or boats. Although robotics are a class of their own, some robots cross over into the RC gadget arena. Look here for a selection of RC gadgets and geeky toys for children and adults that aren't traditional radio controlled vehicles.

RC Monster Trucks - Radio Controlled Monster Trucks
These are the dirt-munching, hill-crunching big wheels of the off-road RC world. Nitro or electric, radio controlled monster trucks are monstrous fun in the grass or on the dirt.

RC Stadium Trucks - Radio Controlled Stadium Trucks
With the speed of an off-road buggy and the rough-and-tumble durability of the monster trucks, the stadium trucks can handle backyards, dirt tracks, and rough terrain with speed and agility. Great for off-road racing as well as ramp and hill jumping, RC stadium trucks are typically 2WD 1:10 scale and come in nitro and electric models.

Console or PC Gaming
RC Games for your console or PC.

Events in 2014
Various R/C events happening in 2014

Motors
Motor reference sheets, product reviews, and more.

Servos
Reference sheets, servo product reviews, and more.

Tires
R/C Tires. Radio Controlled Vehicles.

Wheels
R/C Wheels. Radio Controlled Vehicles.

Parts and Accessories for Radio Controlled Vehicles - Buying RC Accessories
From maintenance to upgrading you need accessories for your RC. Shop for new tires, a better motor, brighter lights, new battery packs, and a new paint (or decal) job for your RC ride.

RC Aerial Photography - Take Pictures from an RC Airplane or Helicopter
Put an eye in the sky with your RC plane or helicopter mounted with a camera. You can do RC aerial photography professionally or for your own personal use. Or, find a company that specializes in RC aerial photography.

RC Clubs and Organizations - Radio Controlled Vehicles Racing Clubs and Tracks
From your local RC club to national and international organizations for model racing, find groups that share your passion for radio controlled vehicle collecting and racing.

RC Vehicle Racing and Design Competitions - Professional RC Races
Has your need for speed become a greed for speed? Do you want to do more than run circles around your friends? If you think you have what it takes, enter the world of professional RC racing. Compete for both prizes and bragging rights in speed and RC design competitions.

Build Your Own Radio Controlled Vehicle - Kits and Plans for RC Vehicles
Learn how to build your own RC from the ground up. Buy a kit containing everything you need or, for the ultimate do-it-yourselfer, work from just a set of plans - no parts included.

Radio Systems and Frequencies Used in RC Vehicles - Understanding Radio Systems and Frequencies of RC Vehicles
In order for you and your choice of RC Vehicle to communicate you have to be on the same frequency level. Discover how radio systems for RCs work, what frequencies are available and how the radio frequencies you have affect the operation of your RC.

Upgrading and Modifying of RC Vehicles - How to Customize Radio Controlled Vehicles
Modify your RC from the outside appearance to under the hood. Paint it, add decals, change the rims and tires, give it more power, improve the handling on the curves and over the ramps. Stock up on tools and supplies. Customize your RC to fit your personality from basic upgrades to complete overhauls.

Nitro RC Operation and Maintenance - Tuning and Maintaining a Nitro RC
A nitro RC has many more parts than most electrics. There are also specific operational and maintenance requirements from engine tuning, to break-in, to after-run maintenance. Learn how to keep your nitro RC glow engine at peak performance levels.

RC Airplanes - Buying Building and Flying Radio Controlled Airplanes
If it has wings and a motor it's probably an airplane. Learn how to fly radio controlled airplanes. Find the right micro, electric, nitro, indoor, outdoor, stunt, pro, or toy RC airplane for you or the kids.

Radio Controlled Blimps, Balloons, and Inflatable Airships
Blimps or non-rigid airships are the most common form of radio controlled dirigibles. These lighter-than-air (LTA) vehicles use helium to stay afloat and electric motors to maneuver. There are also radio controlled hot air balloons and specialty blimps for advertising and aerial photography. RC blimps come in both indoor and outdoor models and some hobbiests like to build their own radio controlled model airships.

RC Buggies - Electric, Nitro, and Gas Powered RC Buggy Vehicles
Electric, nitro, or gas -- buggies are great off-road RC vehicles.

RC Flying - How to Fly Radio Controlled Airplanes and Helicopters
They make it look easy in videos and movies, but just like flying real aircraft, RC flying takes patience and practice. Learn techniques for launching your RC airplanes and helicopters, keeping them in the air, and safely landing back on the ground. Become an expert in RC flying.

RC Helicopters - Buy Fly Maintain Radio Controlled Helicopters
Take to the skies in your living room or front yard with an RC helicopter. Whether you want a micro RC helicopter to amuse yourself at the office, an easy-to-fly toy helicopter for the kids, or an almost-like-the-real-thing hobby grade radio controlled helicopter, explore the world of radio controlled whirly-birds.

RC History - Hobby and Sport of Radio Controlled Cars Trucks Planes Through the Years
The hobby and sport of radio controlled cars, planes, and boats has been around for decades. Some RC history buffs collect vintage vehicles and others prefer to run

RC Magazines - Print Publications Devoted to Radio Controlled Vehicles - Listing of RC Magazines
There are multiple magazines for every RC interest. From RC Car Action to Backyard Flyer to RC Boat Modeler, find a magazine full of the latest reviews, tips and tricks, race news, and tutorials on building and maintaining radio controlled vehicles.

RC Submarines - Radio Controlled Submarines Basics, Facts, Reviews
Whether lurking just below the surface or plunging 20 feet into the murky waters, RC submarines are a fun and challenging part of the RC hobby world. From bathtub toys to meticulously constructed, detail-oriented scale models, explore the underwater world of RC submarines.

RC Videos - Look at RC Car Plane Boat Videos and Pictures
Watch RC Videos. Before you buy, check out how a variety of electric and nitro RC cars, trucks, aircraft, and boats perform in RC videos and pictures from both manufacturers and users like you. From slick productions with sound and great graphics to homemade movies and digital snapshots of varying quality - check out this RC videos action.

RC Vehicle Tools and Supplies - Where to Buy and How to Use RC Tools
For some kinds of repairs you can use the screwdrivers and wrenches you might already own. But RC vehicles sometimes require specialized tools and equipment for troubleshooting and maintenance.

Radio Controlled Vehicles Troubleshooting - What's Keeping Your RC From Running
It won't run or it won't fly. What happened? Are the batteries dead? Is it out of fuel? Is there a short in the electrical system? Is there frequency interference? Learn how to troubleshoot operating problems with your electric and nitro RCs.

Radio Controlled Vehicles - Basics of RC Vehicles
New to the world of RC Vehicles? Explore the common terms used to describe the ins and outs of RC vehicles and what they're about. Learn about the types of vehicles, safety rules, batteries, chargers, and frequencies.

Radio Controlled Vehicles FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions About RC Vehicles
How fast do RCs go? What are RC tires made out of? Can I use gas for my car in my gas RC? Get answers to these and other frequently asked questions dealing with radio controlled vehicles.

Radio Controlled Vehicles Glossary - Terms Starting With Numbers
These are just the briefest of definitions of Radio Controlled Vehicle terminology that starts with Numbers. For a much more detailed description see the individual page for each term.

A - RC Vehicles Glossary of Terms Starting With A
These are just the briefest of definitions of Radio Controlled Vehicle terminology that starts with A. For a much more detailed description see the individual page for each term.

B - RC Vehicles Glossary of Terms Starting With B
These are just the briefest of definitions of Radio Controlled Vehicle terminology that starts with B. For a much more detailed description see the individual page for each term.

C - RC Vehicles Glossary of Terms Starting With C
These are just the briefest of definitions of Radio Controlled Vehicle terminology that starts with C. For a much more detailed description see the individual page for each term.

D - RC Vehicles Glossary of Terms Starting With D
These are just the briefest of definitions of Radio Controlled Vehicle terminology that starts with D. For a much more detailed description see the individual page for each term.

Batteries and Battery Chargers for Radio Controlled Vehicles
Radio controlled vehicles use batteries and battery packs in the controllers and in the cars. Make sure you are using the right batteries for your RC. Learn how to build your own battery pack. Troubleshoot battery-related problems. Get a charger to keep your batteries fully-charged at all times.

RC Fuel - Nitromethanol Gasoline and Other Fuels for Non-electric RC Vehicles
Gas, nitro, or something else? If your RC isn't electric, find out what kind of gasoline or nitromethanol fuel to use and how to handle the fuel for your RC.

Radio Controlled Vehicles Safety - Rules of Responsible RC Operation
Be a safe, courteous, and responsible RC owner and operator. Protect yourself, those around you, and your RC vehicles by using common sense and following certain guidelines for safe use of radio controlled vehicles.

RC Clubs Racing Publications - Online Support for the RC Hobby
Find the best books and magazines about RCs. Join local clubs, national and international organizations, or an online discussion forum about the radio controlled hobby.

Radio Controlled and Remote Controlled Toys - RC Toys
From blinking lights to racing on tabletops and performing stunts, this class of RC entertains and fascinates youngsters and beginners of all ages. Find toy-grade RCs from Tyco, Nikko, and other prolific toy manufacturers. Look for toddler toys and RC cars, trucks, planes, helicopters, and boats for big boys and girls. Explore the world of radio controlled and remote controlled toy vehicles.

Types of Radio Controlled Vehicles
Explore the many variations there are to the world of radio controlled vehicles. From planes, boats, cars, and trucks to military and alien spacecraft, there are many types of RC vehicles from which to choose. Select which route you wish to take.

Apps for Smartphones/Tablets
Applications to download for your smart phone or your tablet.

Reference Guides
Reference guides, charts, and grafts that deal with RC related items such as tire compound charts, and manufacturers inventory lists.

Different RC Events Around the World
A look at various r/c events, including races, held around the world.

RC Electronics - ESCs, etc.
The electrical devices needed for an RC to run properly such as servos, speed controls, etc.

RC Apps and Games
RC related applications and games for the smart phone, console or tablet, these software and apps can range from track time to gear ratio help for the track.

Electronic Speed Controls
ESC reference sheets, product overviews, and more.

RC Aircraft - Radio Controlled Planes and Helicopters
Loop-the-loops. Barrel rolls. Inverted flight. If these kinds of moves give you thrills then radio controlled flight is what you're looking for. Indoors or outdoors, find an airplane, helicopter, or even out-of-this-world spacecraft that you don't need a pilot's license to fly.

RC Glossary of Terms - Terminology of Radio Controlled Vehicles - RC Glossary
From Chassis, Chargers, Crosstalk and DIY to Frequency and Suspensions, these are some the words you will hear to descibe the world of RC vehicles. If you ever wondered what some of these terms mean explore this indepth RC glossary to find out.

RC Cars and RC Trucks - Radio Controlled Cars and Trucks
In the dirt or on the pavement, from full-blown monster trucks to the luxurious Ferrari, RC land vehicles come in as many makes and models as the Fords, Chevys, and Dodges in our garages and on the highways. If RC cars are your passion, pull into our spot and check out the reviews, tutorials, tips, and beginner advice for RC cars and RC trucks.

Radio Controlled Toys and Gadgets - RC Toys and Gadgets for Kids and Geeks
For kids and kids-at-heart, get your RC kicks with basic radio controlled cars and trucks, aircraft, boats, and robotics. From blinking lights to racing on tabletops and performing stunts, this class of RC entertains and fascinates youngsters and beginners of all ages. There are simple, colorful RC toys for toddlers and more complex and educational RC toys and gadgets for teens and adults.

RC Maintenance - Radio Controlled Vehicles Care and Repair
Fix a flat. Bang out a dent. Replace a headlight. RC vehicles often need the same care and attention as the family automobile. Get the tools and supplies necessary for maintaining your RC. Learn how to troubleshoot and repair your own RC. Know when to take it to the professionals to get it fixed.

RC Watercraft - Radio Controlled Boats and Submarines
Make serious waves or set sail across uncharted waters as the skipper of your own RC watercraft or dive, dive, dive into radio controlled subs. Buy off-the-shelf boats and subs or build your own.

RC Accessories
A look at some of the R/C tires, wheels, nuts, bolts, screws, and other non-electrical components such as rc body wraps.

RC Vehicles - RC Cars, Planes, Boats & More
Learn all about RC vehicles, from cars, to boats, to airplanes. Get Expert advice on collecting and repairing remote controlled vehicles.

- By Category
An index of categories in the

The Grasshopper RC - Building The Tamiya Grasshopper RC Off-Road Racer from a Kit
First released in 1984, The Grasshopper was a popular kit for young modelers and first-time RC owners before ready-to-run became the norm. The re-release is still a great entry-level kit for new modelers and RC enthusiasts of all ages. With only a few hitches along the way I (a first time RC kit builder) built the car in one day, painted it the next. It looks good, runs perfectly. Page 30.

The Grasshopper RC - Building The Tamiya Grasshopper RC Off-Road Racer from a Kit
First released in 1984, The Grasshopper was a popular kit for young modelers and first-time RC owners before ready-to-run became the norm. The re-release is still a great entry-level kit for new modelers and RC enthusiasts of all ages. With only a few hitches along the way I (a first time RC kit builder) built the car in one day, painted it the next. It looks good, runs perfectly.

What You Need to Build The Grasshopper RC - Building The Tamiya Grasshopper RC Off-Road Racer from a Kit
You have to supply a transmitter, receiver, crystal set, steering servo, and battery pack. Page 3.

Gearbox Assembly on The Grasshopper RC - Building The Tamiya Grasshopper RC Off-Road Racer from a Kit
The Grasshopper features a sealed rear gearbox protecting the differential. The first few steps in building the Grasshopper involve putting that gearbox together. Page 10.

Install Drivetrain on The Grasshopper RC - Building The Tamiya Grasshopper RC Off-Road Racer from a Kit
Radio Controlled Vehicles. Page 13.

Mount the Motor - The Grasshopper RC - Building The Tamiya Grasshopper RC Off-Road Racer from a Kit
The Grasshopper comes with a 380 type motor. Page 12.

Installing Rear Shocks on The Grasshopper RC - Building The Tamiya Grasshopper RC Off-Road Racer from a Kit
Radio Controlled Vehicles. Page 14.

Test the Electronics on The Grasshopper RC - Building The Tamiya Grasshopper RC Off-Road Racer from a Kit
Prior to installing the servo and other electronics, run a quick test. Page 15.

What's in the Box - The Grasshopper RC - Building The Tamiya Grasshopper RC Off-Road Racer from a Kit
Here are the contents of The Grasshopper Kit. Page 2.

Building The Tamiya Grasshopper RC Off-Road Racer Kit
First released in 1984, The Grasshopper was a popular kit for young modelers and first-time RC owners before ready-to-run became the norm. The re-release is still a great entry-level kit for new modelers and RC enthusiasts of all ages. With only a few hitches along the way I (a first time RC kit builder) built the car in one day, painted it the next. It looks good, runs perfectly.

Building The Tamiya Grasshopper RC Off-Road Racer Kit
First released in 1984, The Grasshopper was a popular kit for young modelers and first-time RC owners before ready-to-run became the norm. The re-release is still a great entry-level kit for new modelers and RC enthusiasts of all ages. With only a few hitches along the way I (a first time RC kit builder) built the car in one day, painted it the next. It looks good, runs perfectly.

Building The Tamiya Grasshopper RC Off-Road Racer Kit
First released in 1984, The Grasshopper was a popular kit for young modelers and first-time RC owners before ready-to-run became the norm. The re-release is still a great entry-level kit for new modelers and RC enthusiasts of all ages. With only a few hitches along the way I (a first time RC kit builder) built the car in one day, painted it the next. It looks good, runs perfectly.

Add Oil to Gears in The Grasshopper RC - Building The Tamiya Grasshopper RC Off-Road Racer from a Kit
Keep your gears lubricated. Radio Controlled Vehicles. Page 11.

Testors Airbrush Kit Used on The Grasshopper RC - Building The Tamiya Grasshopper RC Off-Road Racer from a Kit
Purchased at Hobby Lobby, these aren't the traditional Tamiya colors for The Grasshopper. I used the airbrush kit and compressed air to create a two-tone body. I used brushes and other paint colors for details and for the driver and headlights. Page 27.

Assembled but Unpainted - The Grasshopper RC - Building The Tamiya Grasshopper RC Off-Road Racer from a Kit
First released in 1984, The Grasshopper was a popular kit for young modelers and first-time RC owners before ready-to-run became the norm. The re-release is still a great entry-level kit for new modelers and RC enthusiasts of all ages. With only a few hitches along the way I (a first time RC kit builder) built the car in one day, painted it the next. It looks good, runs perfectly. Page 26.

Electronic Speed Controller on The Grasshopper RC - Building The Tamiya Grasshopper RC Off-Road Racer from a Kit
The Grasshopper RC kit comes with an Electronic Speed Controller with forward and reverse. Page 16.

File Off Nubs - The Grasshopper RC - Building The Tamiya Grasshopper RC Off-Road Racer from a Kit
When scissors aren't enough, file off the nubs where plastic parts were connected. Page 8.

Front Suspension - The Grasshopper RC - Building The Tamiya Grasshopper RC Off-Road Racer from a Kit
The front suspension includes arms, front coils, and the bumper. Page 21.

Front Tires on The Grasshopper RC - Building The Tamiya Grasshopper RC Off-Road Racer from a Kit
The front wheels of The Grasshopper consist of straight ribbed racing front tires and three piece rims. Page 22.

Grease Parts on The Grasshopper RC - Building The Tamiya Grasshopper RC Off-Road Racer from a Kit
The Grasshopper kit comes with a small tube of Tamiya grease. Use it liberally on gears, shafts, and other parts designated in the instructions. Page 9.

Install Electronics in The Grasshopper RC - Building The Tamiya Grasshopper RC Off-Road Racer from a Kit
Radio Controlled Vehicles. Page 18.

Mount the Tires - The Grasshopper RC - Building The Tamiya Grasshopper RC Off-Road Racer from a Kit
Attaching the wheels is straightforward, just be sure to put the rear tires on in the correct direction and tighten all your screws. Page 25.

Painting Body of The Grasshopper RC - Building The Tamiya Grasshopper RC Off-Road Racer from a Kit
Radio Controlled Vehicles. Page 28.

Painting Driver and Lights on The Grasshopper RC - Building The Tamiya Grasshopper RC Off-Road Racer from a Kit
Painting the small parts. Radio Controlled Vehicles. Page 29.

Plastic Parts for The Grasshopper RC - Building The Tamiya Grasshopper RC Off-Road Racer from a Kit
Snap apart molded pieces in advance or as you go. Page 7.

Assembling the Rear Tires of The Grasshopper RC - Building The Tamiya Grasshopper RC Off-Road Racer from a Kit
The most difficult part of the entire kit was putting together those rear tires with their three-part rims. I confess that I gave up and asked for help. Then I spent another 30 minutes trying to get them screwed together properly. Page 23.

Running the Antenna on The Grasshopper RC - Building The Tamiya Grasshopper RC Off-Road Racer from a Kit
There is a neat way to route the receiver antenna, but you have to figure it out on your own -- no instructions. Page 20.

Sorting Part for The Grasshopper RC - Building The Tamiya Grasshopper RC Off-Road Racer from a Kit
A craft tray or parts bin is useful when building your RC. Page 6.

Installing the Steering Servo in The Grasshopper RC - Building The Tamiya Grasshopper RC Off-Road Racer from a Kit
Although you'll have to supply the servo, the kit comes with parts needed to attach it to the vehicle. Page 17.

Handling Tiny Screws for The Grasshopper RC - Building The Tamiya Grasshopper RC Off-Road Racer from a Kit
Tweezers and a ruler are nice to have. Page 5.

Tools Need to Build The Grasshopper RC - Building The Tamiya Grasshopper RC Off-Road Racer from a Kit
Here are the suggested tools for building the Grasshopper RC kit. Page 4.

Using Zip Ties on The Grasshopper RC - Building The Tamiya Grasshopper RC Off-Road Racer from a Kit
Kit comes with two zip ties. Radio Controlled Vehicles. Page 19.

Tip: Painting the Rims on The Grasshopper RC - Building The Tamiya Grasshopper RC Off-Road Racer from a Kit
If you want to paint the rims, do it before assembly. Page 24.

New Bright Radio Control Mud Slinger Hummer Sand Stormer
The Mud Slinger series are 1:10 scale, 9.6v vehicles and 1:14/1:15 scale, 6v vehicles that include the Land Rover, Hummer, Ford F-150, and Jeep. They feature simulated mud splattering on tires and body. Page 24.

New Bright Radio Control Ford F-150 Trucks
New Bright produces a variety of Ford F-150 radio control trucks, including the Fx4 pictured above. One style or another of the popular F-150 can be found in sizes ranging from the 1:43 scale Hi Riders to 1:24 Monster Trucks and 1:15 scale Mud Slinger models. Page 8.

New Bright Radio Control Ford F-150 Trucks
New Bright produces a variety of Ford F-150 radio control trucks, including the red one pictured above. One style or another of the popular F-150 can be found in sizes ranging from the 1:43 scale Hi Riders to 1:24 Monster Trucks and 1:15 scale Mud Slinger models. Page 7.

New Bright Radio Control Ford F-150 Trucks
New Bright produces a variety of Ford F-150 radio control trucks, including the Summit pictured above. One style or another of the popular F-150 can be found in sizes ranging from the 1:43 scale Hi Riders to 1:24 Monster Trucks and 1:15 scale Mud Slinger models. Page 9.

New Bright Radio Control Hi Riders F-150 Trucks
The Hi Riders series are small, colorful 1:43 scale radio control vehicles aimed at 6-8 year olds. Page 14.

New Bright Radio Control Hi Rider Hummer Trucks
The Hi Riders series are small, colorful 1:43 scale radio control vehicles aimed at 6-8 year olds. Page 12.

New Bright Radio Control Hi Riders Nitro Trucks
The Hi Riders series are small, colorful 1:43 scale radio control vehicles aimed at 6-8 year olds. Page 11.

New Bright Radio Control Hi Riders Dodge Ram Trucks
The Hi Riders series are small, colorful 1:43 scale radio control vehicles aimed at 6-8 year olds. Page 13.

New Bright Radio Control Mud Slinger Hummer
The Mud Slinger series are 1:10 scale, 9.6v vehicles and 1:14/1:15 scale, 6v vehicles that include the Land Rover, Hummer, Ford F-150, and Jeep. They feature simulated mud splattering on tires and body. Page 2.

New Bright Radio Control Hummer H3
New Bright produces radio controlled Hummer H2, H3, and H3T vehicles in several colors and sizes. You can find a Hummer in the Mud Slingers and Pro Dirt series as well as others such as the mellow yellow H3 pictured here. Page 15.

New Bright Radio Control Jeep Scrambler
New Bright produces radio controlled Jeeps vehicles in several colors and sizes. You can find a Jeep in the Mud Slingers series as well as others such as the Jeep Scrambler pictured here. Page 19.

New Bright Radio Control Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
New Bright produces radio controlled Jeeps vehicles in several colors and sizes. You can find a Jeep in the Mud Slingers series as well as others such as the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon pictured here. Page 18.

New Bright Radio Control Land Rovers
The New Bright Radio Control Trucks in this gallery are representative of what's currently available. Selection and colors will vary from store to store with both newer and older models available on shelves or online. New Bright Full Function Radio Control Trucks (including Jeep, Land Rover, and Hummer) are recommended for ages 4 and up. Page 20.

New Bright Radio Control Monster Trucks
The Monster Truck series features Ford and Dodge trucks in 1:14 and 1:24 scale. Page 3.

New Bright Radio Control Dodge Monster Trucks
The New Bright Radio Control Trucks in this gallery are representative of what's currently available. Selection and colors will vary from store to store with both newer and older models available on shelves or online. New Bright Full Function Radio Control Trucks (including Jeep, Land Rover, and Hummer) are recommended for ages 4 and up. Page 5.

New Bright Radio Control Dodge Monster Trucks
The Monster Truck series features Ford and Dodge trucks in 1:14 and 1:24 scale. New Bright has both the Raminator and the Rammunition radio controlled trucks. Page 4.

New Bright Radio Control Mud Slinger Land Rover
The Mud Slinger series are 1:10 scale, 9.6v vehicles and 1:14/1:15 scale, 6v vehicles that include the Land Rover, Hummer, Ford F-150, and Jeep. They feature simulated mud splattering on tires and body.

New Bright Radio Control Pro Dirt Hummer
The New Bright Radio Control Pro Dirt series includes 1:8, 1:10, and 1:16 scale cars, buggies, and trucks including the 1:16 scale Hummer H3 and H3T. Page 17.

New Bright Radio Control Pro Dirt Hummer H3T
The Pro Dirt series includes 1:8, 1:10, and 1:16 scale cars, buggies, and trucks including the 1:16 scale Hummer H3 and H3T. Page 16.

New Bright Radio Control Chevy Silverado Trucks
New Bright offers the Chevy Silverado in multiple sizes and colors including a silver 1:24 scale model and 1:14 scale models in silver and in red. You may also find the Silverado in 1:10 and 1:8 sizes. Page 10.

New Bright Radio Control Dodge Ram Hemi
The Monster Truck series features Ford and Dodge trucks in 1:14 and 1:24 scale. New Bright has both the Raminator and the Rammunition radio controlled trucks. Page 21.

New Bright Radio Control Hummer
New Bright produces radio controlled Hummer H2, H3, and H3T vehicles in several colors and sizes. You can find a Hummer in the Mud Slingers and Pro Dirt series as well as others such as the mellow yellow H3 pictured here. Page 22.

New Bright Radio Control Jeep Wrangler
New Bright produces radio controlled Jeeps vehicles in several colors and sizes. You can find a Jeep in the Mud Slingers series as well as others such as the Jeep Wrangler pictured here. Page 23.

New Bright Radio Control Dodge Ram 1500 Trucks
The New Bright Radio Control Dodge Ram 1500 can be found as a 1:24 scale model and in the 1:43 scale Hi Riders series. Page 6.

New Bright Radio Control Trucks
The New Bright RC Trucks in this gallery are representative of what's currently available. Selection and colors will vary from store to store with both newer and older models available on shelves or online. New Bright Full Function Radio Control Trucks (including Jeep, Land Rover, and Hummer) are recommended for ages 4 and up.

New Bright Radio Control Trucks
The New Bright RC Trucks in this gallery are representative of what's currently available. Selection and colors will vary from store to store with both newer and older models available on shelves or online. New Bright Full Function Radio Control Trucks (including Jeep, Land Rover, and Hummer) are recommended for ages 4 and up.

Replacing the Motor on an Electric RC
Changing out the motor on an electric RC is fairly simple. You might want to change the motor because the old one is dead, you want more power, or you need more torque. Whatever your reason, learn how to replace the motor on a hobby-grade electric RC.

Electric RC Motor Upgrade - Replacing the Motor on aTraxxas Electric Stampede Monster Truck
Changing out the motor on an electric RC is fairly simple. You might want to change the motor because the old one is dead, you want more power, or you need more torque. Whatever your reason, learn how to replace the motor on a hobby-grade electric RC.

Electric RC Motor Upgrade - Replacing the Motor on aTraxxas Electric Stampede Monster Truck
Changing out the motor on an electric RC is fairly simple. You might want to change the motor because the old one is dead, you want more power, or you need more torque. Whatever your reason, learn how to replace the motor on a hobby-grade electric RC.

Electric RC Motor Upgrade - Replacing the Motor on aTraxxas Electric Stampede Monster Truck
Changing out the motor on an electric RC is fairly simple. You might want to change the motor because the old one is dead, you want more power, or you need more torque. Whatever your reason, learn how to replace the motor on a hobby-grade electric RC.

Electric RC Motor Upgrade - Replacing the Motor on aTraxxas Electric Stampede Monster Truck
Changing out the motor on an electric RC is fairly simple. You might want to change the motor because the old one is dead, you want more power, or you need more torque. Whatever your reason, learn how to replace the motor on a hobby-grade electric RC.

Electric RC Motor Upgrade - Replacing the Motor on aTraxxas Electric Stampede Monster Truck
Changing out the motor on an electric RC is fairly simple. You might want to change the motor because the old one is dead, you want more power, or you need more torque. Whatever your reason, learn how to replace the motor on a hobby-grade electric RC.

Electric RC Motor Upgrade - Replacing the Motor on aTraxxas Electric Stampede Monster Truck
Changing out the motor on an electric RC is fairly simple. You might want to change the motor because the old one is dead, you want more power, or you need more torque. Whatever your reason, learn how to replace the motor on a hobby-grade electric RC.

Electric RC Motor Upgrade - Replacing the Motor on aTraxxas Electric Stampede Monster Truck
Changing out the motor on an electric RC is fairly simple. You might want to change the motor because the old one is dead, you want more power, or you need more torque. Whatever your reason, learn how to replace the motor on a hobby-grade electric RC.

Electric RC Motor Upgrade - Replacing the Motor on aTraxxas Electric Stampede Monster Truck
Changing out the motor on an electric RC is fairly simple. You might want to change the motor because the old one is dead, you want more power, or you need more torque. Whatever your reason, learn how to replace the motor on a hobby-grade electric RC.

2 Channel / 3 Channel RC Airplane Transmitter Basics
A little control is all you get with 2 and 3 channel transmitters.

RC Airplane Parts and Controls
Whether you've spent $20 or $200 on an RC airplane, to get the most fun and enjoyment you need to know a little more than 'what goes up must come down' (although that's important). Discover what to look for and how to control your RC airplane by identifying the key parts and key transmitter controls used for flying radio controlled airplanes.

4 Channel RC Airplane Radio Basics
4 channel provides a lot more control.

Wing Placement on RC Airplanes - Introduction to Wing Placement on RC Airplanes
Wing placement makes a difference in how an RC airplane handles. RC airplanes with certain wing placements are easier for novice pilots to control.

Control Surfaces on RC Airplanes - Introduction to Control Surfaces for Learning to Fly RC Airplanes
It takes more than wings and a propeller to fly most RC airplanes. Control surfaces let you climb, dive, and turn.

Basics of RC Airplane Ailerons - Basic Role of Ailerons in RC Airplanes
The aileron moves up and down and controls the direction of a rolling turn on an RC airplane.

Basics of RC Airplane Elevators - Basic Role of Elevators in RC Airplanes
Elevators make an RC airplane go up and down, climb or dive.

Basics of RC Airplane Rudders - Basic Role of Rudders in RC Airplanes
The rudder turns the plane. Radio Controlled Vehicles.

Basics of RC Airplane Elevons - Basic Role of Elevons in RC Airplanes
Delta wing craft mix up ailerons and elevators.

Differential Thrust in RC Airplanes - How Differential Thrust Works in an RC Airplane
A way of maneuvering without rudder or elevators.

Fun Activities with an RC Car or Truck
Tired of driving around in circles with your radio controlled car or truck? Improve and test your driving skills while having fun -- on your own or with a group of friends, with these RC sports games. Great fun for expert and beginning drivers of RC cars and trucks.

RC Bowling - Go Bowling With an RC Car or Truck - RC Bowling Games
Your RC car or truck is a bowling ball on 4 wheels.

RC Soccer - Play Soccer With Your RC Car or Truck as the Soccer Player
This is a great activity for a group of people with RCs.

RC Stunt Competitions - RC Bashing With a Purpose Provides Fun and Games for All
You don't have to be the fastest to jump the furthest. And spectacular crashes are open to everyone.

RC Art Competition - Outdoor Painting With an RC Car or Truck
Paint the town red, blue, yellow, purple, or green. Compete to see who can drive the best art in town with an RC car or truck.

Cleaning and Oiling a Nitro RC Air Filter
Cleaning the air filter is part of the after-run maintenance needed to keep your nitro RC at optimal performance. Here's how to clean the air filter and add air filter oil.

Nitro RC Air Filter Care - Cleaning and Oiling a Nitro RC Air Filter
Cleaning the air filter is part of the after-run maintenance needed to keep your nitro RC at optimal performance. Here's how to clean the air filter and add air filter oil.

Nitro RC Air Filter Care - Cleaning and Oiling a Nitro RC Air Filter
Cleaning the air filter is part of the after-run maintenance needed to keep your nitro RC at optimal performance. Here's how to clean the air filter and add air filter oil.

Nitro RC Air Filter Care - Cleaning and Oiling a Nitro RC Air Filter
Cleaning the air filter is part of the after-run maintenance needed to keep your nitro RC at optimal performance. Here's how to clean the air filter and add air filter oil.

Nitro RC Air Filter Care - Cleaning and Oiling a Nitro RC Air Filter
Cleaning the air filter is part of the after-run maintenance needed to keep your nitro RC at optimal performance. Here's how to clean the air filter and add air filter oil.