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Factors to consider while buying RC drift cars

by Ganesh Kolekar
Factors to consider while buying RC drift cars

As the craze for toy cars has increased tremendously, you would be shocked to know that toy cars are also bought by adults who love to keep a car collection. One of the toy car types that is getting popular right now is RC drift cars because they’re fun to drive and look very cool. However, it can be hard to know where to buy it if you haven’t gotten into the drift scene. As many vendors are selling such cars online, you have to keep some factors in mind while buying:

Set a budget.

Before you even start looking for an RC car, set a budget. Include shipping costs, spare parts, batteries, and chargers in your calculations. Once you set up your budget, it will be easier for you to buy the car.

Decide what features you want.

The next step is to decide what features you want in your RC drift car. You need to start by deciding how much you are willing to spend and then narrow down the list that fits your price range. Once you know how much money is convenient, it’s time to look at various options online or in stores and decide what features are most important for your particular needs. Here’s a list of questions that can help guide this process:

  • How many channels does my radio control system operate on?
  • Do you want one or two servo motors? Servos allow steering wheels (also known as “turnbuckles”) inside the vehicle body so they can turn more freely than they would with direct steering linkage like a steering wheel connected directly to the chassis frame (for example). This makes turning easier on-the-fly while driving around corners at high speeds because there isn’t friction between metal components grinding together while trying to turn sharply.

Choose the scale size and type of motor.

Scale size is how big the car looks compared to a full-size car. It’s also called “scale ratio” or “scale factor.” You’ll find scale cars in all sizes, from 1:1 (exact) to 1:28 (tiny). The most common scales are 1/10, 1/8, and 1/6.

The type of motor you choose will depend on whether you want an electric or nitro car; electric RC drift cars are easier to maintain and don’t require any fuel but may not be as fast as nitro models. Additionally, several types of motors are available: brushless or brushed motors, sensored or sensorless systems, inrunner or outrunner designs, and 2WD versus 4WD drivetrains (4WD means there are two separate sets of wheels that each spin independently).

Checking Batteries

It’s essential to look at the type of batteries used by a vehicle before purchasing it. Different types of batteries offer different levels of power and run-time, so check what type is included in your chosen RC drift car before making your final decision. Consider buying additional replacement batteries in case they need replacing. So try buying spare batteries as well.

Ask about upgrades and spare parts.

It’s always worth asking the seller what upgrades are available for your RC drift car. This way, you can choose the parts which will suit you best and give yourself a chance to get even more enjoyment from your purchase.

Conclusion

RC drift cars are an excellent choice for learning about RC cars. They are fun to drive, can be used for racing or fun, and are a great way to spend time with friends and family.

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