Your Easy Guide To Getting Started With RC Vehicles
Have you ever wondered how easy it would be to get started in the RC hobby world with your first RC Vehicle?
So what type of radio controlled vehicle is cheap to buy, cheap, risk-free and easy to run, but above all, incredibly fun to drive?
How about a Super Infrared Controlled mini RC vehicle? Here are the benefits to you of acquiring one of these fun little RC Vehicles:
o Safe to use.
Being an electrically operated product (not recommended for children under 6 years of age unless supervised by an adult), this RC Vehicle is safer than the Nitro Gas option. You may find that the RC Vehicle that you buy benefits from over current protection.
o Simply kitted out.
You get the RC vehicle itself and the Controller/Charger. All you need to purchase are 6, 1.5V alkaline AA batteries (housed in a compartment beneath the Controller/Charger).
o Easily chargeable.
You simply plug the charging cable from the Controller/Charger into the back of your RC Vehicle, ensuring that the arrow on the cable plug is visible on top. Set the Charger switch ON and set your RC vehicle's mode of operation switch to OFF. Charging time is only 20 to 40 minutes. NOTE: allow batteries to cool down for about 10 minutes before recharging. The Charging indicator is green upon charging, and goes out when charging is completed. Replace the batteries when the charging time becomes unacceptably extended.
o Simple to operate.
Switch your RC Vehicle to CRAWL. On the Controller, use the left joystick to control your RC Vehicle's forward and reverse movement and the right (direction) joystick to turn your RC Vehicle left and right. Once you’ve mastered ‘crawling’, switch your RC Vehicle to ‘CLAMBER’ and read on...
o Fun to drive.
Not only can you drive this little gem of an RC Vehicle on your lounge floor, you can make it climb up your walls! Cool eh? Just switch your RC Vehicle's CRAWL/OFF/CLAMBER switch to the CLAMBER position, place it on a wall and manoeuvre your RC Vehicle as you would on the ground, using left and right joysticks. If your RC Vehicle does not climb, this means that its over current protection has engaged. Switch the vehicle OFF for about 30 seconds, and then restart it.
o *Illuminating* in forward/reverse operation.
Push the left joystick forwards and the headlights turn on, pull the joystick back and the rear lights of your RC Vehicle come on.
o *illuminating* in left/right direction operation.
Push the direction joystick to the left, the front left headlight illuminates. Reverse left, and the rear left light comes on. Push the direction joystick to the right and, guess what? Yes, another nice touch!
o Easy to run in your home.
All you need is a clean flat surface (floor/wall) that is neither too smooth, nor too rough
o Easy to maintain.
So as not to impair manoeuvrability, ensure that the fabric air/suction skirts beneath your RC Vehicle are kept free of dirt/dust/hair/fluff. Clean the tyres with a damp cloth.
o Easy to maintain maximum performance of your RC Vehicle.
Keep your RC Vehicle fully charged, the fabric skirts unclogged and adjusted outwards to an angle of about 45 degrees (this should ensure that your RC vehicle is properly suctioned against the wall). Ensure that your RC Vehicle is switched to CRAWL or CLAMBER as appropriate.
Remember, your first RC Vehicle could be the start of a hobby that will take you 'on the road' to ultimate RC heaven - no kidding. From here, your journey could entail an adventure that grows as your collection of RC Vehicles grows. Aside from the larger-scale, Electric RC Vehicles, you'll be able to try RC Nitro Gas vehicles. Both types include RC Off Roaders and RC Street Racers, encompassing jeeps and buggies, climbing/crawling hammers and trucks, rally and racing cars, drift and touring cars and trucks.
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Vijay Patel introduces newbies to the world of RC Vehicles.
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