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Why Remote Controlled Cars Are So Popular

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Why Remote Controlled Cars Are So Popular

Steven Barnhart
September 14, 2011

With all of the vehicle laws and regulations that we have, driving isn't nearly as fun as it used to be. If you have a fast, high-powered vehicle, there is nowhere to air it out and see what kind of speed it can do, and if you dare drive around town showing a little exuberance behind the wheel, you will be pulled over. These are reasons why remote controlled cars are so popular among both children and adults alike. It gives everyone a sense of what driving really should be like.

What Are They?

Remote controlled cars, or RC cars, are very popular all over the world. They have evolved tremendously over the past few years and with the advent of reliable wireless technology, they are more fun than ever before. You will find remote controlled vehicles in all shapes and sizes, from tiny race cars to big, mock four-wheel drive models that can go over any rocks or through any valley.

How Do They Run?

Most remote controlled cars are now battery operated, though the batteries are not the kind that you would put in a flashlight. These are high-powered batteries that are rechargeable, which means that you will save money on them in addition to them being more environmentally friendly than the disposable kind.

You will also find some cars that are fueled by nitro fuel, which can be more powerful, but it is also a little dangerous. If your children will be playing with the cars, then you should stick with battery-operated models.

How Do You Control Them?

When remote controlled cars first came out, they were driven by a wired remote control that you held in your hand. The car was literally running on the end of a cord. Now, wireless technology allows you to drive a car that is pretty far away from you without any kind of tether. The battery is in the car and you are controlling all of its movements. This can really be a lot of fun!

Where Can You Get Them?

You can buy remote controlled cars in hobby stores and in some toy stores, but you will find that there is a much bigger selection of them online. In addition, you can choose from those cars that are already built and ready to be taken out of the box, or you can choose to build your own.

Building your own car isn't for everyone, but for many people it is the most rewarding part of this hobby. When you build your own car and then see it out there driving, you will feel a sense of accomplishment that you might not get in any other hobby.

This is the ideal hobby for the entire family since both parents and kids can have fun building and driving these vehicles. Whether you use your remote controlled vehicle for fun or you decide to get into racing, this is a fun and healthy hobby that will enable your family to spend quality time together.

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