Choosing a radio-controlled car
A radio-controlled car is a toy that can bring a lot of joy not only to children, but also to adults. Such a machine can be designed both for play and for collecting. If you want to give a gift to a child or become the founder of your own collection, there are several factors to consider when choosing.
Decide on the scale. The most common of them are 1/8 and 1/10 (the larger the denominator of the fraction, the smaller the machine). Cars of exactly this size will be optimal for the child. There are also larger models, for example, in 1/5 scale. Most often they are equipped with a gasoline engine. There are also very small radio-controlled cars - 1/12, 1/16 or 1/18. Such "babies" are in demand, first of all, by collectors.
Pay attention to the type of engine: both an electric motor and an internal combustion engine can be installed in radio-controlled cars. If the product is bought for a child, it is better to opt for a car with an electric motor: it is safer, moreover, it does not pollute the environment and does not make noise. But the movement of a car with this type of engine depends very much on the degree of battery charge: 15-20 minutes is the limit for one charge.
You can give an adult a car with any engine. It should be noted that the internal combustion engine is more powerful. Do not forget to ask directly in the store what type of fuel your car drives and where you can buy it. Radio-controlled cars are often fueled with menthol-based fuel, which is quite expensive. Examine the chassis carefully. Depending on the purpose of the machine, they are of two types. For driving on rough terrain, it is better to choose a chassis such as "Truck", "Monster". For a flat surface - "Formula-1".
Study the instructions for the product and ask in detail about how to operate the machine. There are easy-to-use models that are ready to use right out of the box. And there are cars that must first be assembled. Check how powerful the batteries that come with the car are. If you are planning to participate in serious racing, then you should prefer batteries that are more expensive, but also more powerful. For home entertainment, standard ones are suitable - the main thing is that they are always there.
Finally, check the package contents of your radio-controlled car. Each car must have a chassis, speed controller, body. If the car has an electric motor, it relies on batteries and a charger.