Buying Your First 30 MPH RC Cars
The 30 MPH RC cars are the hot property at present and have been driving enthusiasts crazy since their inception. Electric cars with high-performance engines have been running on tracks for years now, but it was not until recently that they were introduced to high-speed racing. Since their first appearance in the United States they have become a huge hit and the sales figures are proof enough of their popularity. If you are in the market to buy one, there are a few things that you should know before heading out the door to buy one of these vehicles. High speed RC cars can be quite a handful and can even have the potential to harm other drivers or damage properties if not driven properly.
So let's start with safety. One of the biggest threats to these vehicles comes from the air. The exhaust from high-speed electric motors is actually poisonous and has the potential to harm people who are allergic to pollen or dust. For this reason alone you need to make sure you are purchasing a vehicle that is certified to use with a lithium battery and will come with a safety guide that goes over the recommended use of the lithium battery.
Some high-end models have the capability of working off of alternate power sources. These include gasoline and nitro-methane. Be aware that while using these types of batteries, your vehicle's operation and speed could be severely affected. Additionally, they can release harmful gases that are harmful to breathe and if not used properly can harm property. Liability insurance is advisable for these models.
There are also high-end models available that offer nitro-methane. This is also a dangerous chemical compound that can be highly harmful to the environment. As with the lithium battery, it is very important that you purchase a vehicle that can be used safely with this type of battery. High-speed vehicles do not have the power to slow down when entering and exiting a corner. Therefore, it is very important that you keep this in mind.
One option is to buy a used or new RC car that does have this type of power source. However, the price of these cars can be extremely high and you may not want to put money into an already expensive hobby. You can also find some great deals on the internet on the cars that are being sold. Many times a person can take the top-performing high speed RC car and trade it in for a used model for much less than what it is actually worth.
If you decide that you want to purchase one of the faster cars then you should also consider purchasing the necessary battery packs and a charger for it. The battery pack should be able to provide the needed power for the vehicle and the charger is to keep you on the road. These cars are not going to last very long without the proper batteries. If you plan on driving a lot then consider purchasing two or more of them so you will be prepared for any eventuality.
The next thing you should consider is where to purchase your RC car from. There are many places you can purchase them from but the best place to purchase is online. This is because there are so many cars for sale and you can compare the prices. You can also read reviews from people who have bought and used these types of vehicles. Reading reviews will help you make a good decision before you decide to make a purchase.
Always keep in mind that no matter which RC car you choose to purchase, they are not cheap. Most of them run into the hundreds of dollars mark. If you want a car that can compete with the other high-speed cars then you are going to have to spend at least a thousand dollars. But remember that you are only paying for one thing with this type of car. You get to experience what high speed driving is like and you get to look like you are on a super-fast racing car!