This page of the HPI site is for people who have never beenexposed to Radio Control Cars before and want to find out morebefore trying one out for real.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you could have ascale model car that you could control? Have you ever seen someoneplaying in the street with a radio control car and wondered what itwould be like to drive your own car? Or did you once have an R/Ccar many years ago, and you want to see how the hobby haschanged?
Probably the most popular Radio Control models are radio controlcars, also known as R/C cars or RC cars. These range from the typesof cars you see in toy and electronics stores to the types of carsthat companies like HPI Racing offers. R/C cars can be off-roadbuggies, trucks, monster trucks, cars, street trucks and muchmore.
See large photo below fora better view of these real looking radio control cars. Popular brandsare ABC Hobby, Tamiya M-chassis and HPI Cup Racer. So many models tochoose from. Rememberto have fun. Get your friends into the hobby as well.
Radio control cars come in two basic forms: "toy" style cars ortrucks that are advertised during cartoon shows on television andsold at electronics and toy stores, and the "kit" type cars ortrucks that are sold only at specialized hobby shops or mail-ordercompanies and are available as a build-it-yourself kit or "Ready ToRun". Toy-style cars are often advertised as "remote control",while hobbyists refer to kit-style cars as "radio control".
Summary: Radio controlled cars model the real thing. Choose from a Datsun 280Z, Scion, Toyota Corolla, BMW Mini Cooper S, Alfa Romeo Guilia, Mazda Miata, Suzuki Swift and more. If you love cars, chances are there is a radio controlled kit. Above is a recent gathering of realistic looking r/c cars for some racing action. Above are called M-chassis or mini r/c cars. They are more like 1/12 scale. Simple, easy to maintain and loads of fun.
Scale: 1/10th On-Road
Motor: Mabuchi / Johnson 540 stock
Transmission: 2wd or 4wd
Body: Datsun 280Z, Scion, Toyota Corolla, BMW Mini Cooper S, Alfa Romeo Guilia, Mazda Miata, Suzuki Swift
Est. Top Speed: 25 mph
Est. Sale Price: $150
to Buy: R/C Cars
from these online stores.
See large photo below for a better view of these real looking radio control cars. Popular brands are ABC Hobby, Tamiya M-chassis and HPI Cup Racer. So many models to choose from. Remember to have fun. Get your friends into the hobby as well.