Where to find the best petrol RC cars for sale online

Petrol RC Cars for Sale

Petrol RC Cars for Sale

When we first got into the remote-controlled vehicle world we didn’t really know much about anything. What is great through is there is a lot of resources. We looked at blogs we looked at videos on YouTube and slowly we began to learn. Do we know everything? Nope. Probably not even close but we like everyone else are learning. One thing we do know those is that there are some amazing cars, buggies and trucks out there. It is hard to know which are the best. With a cheap electric car its no big deal but when you are paying good money for a petrol-powered car you want to get the best first time. So where do you get the best petrol RC Cars for sale?

When we set up this site we did so to promote what we felt were the very best models whether that was a cheap rechargeable electric buggy or a full on 30cc petrol powered truck. It didn’t matter if it was quality and worth reviewing we would do it. We began to find that a large number were supplied but the same company – Nitrotek.

You can go through our main site and check out our reviews or you can check out the two petrol RC vehicles below. They are proof that Nitrotek have the best petrol RC Cars for sale anywhere on the net. The two we have chosen to make this point are the FS Racing Petrol RC Buggy and the stunning and extremely powerful Marauder Petrol RC Truck. Both are amazing as you are about to see. Remember we do review these vehicles in full.

Best Petrol RC Cars for Sale in UK – The Proof

FS Racing Petrol RC Buggy

Marauder Petrol RC Truck

RC Cars – Does Size Matter?

You may have heard the expression size matters. Well in many cases it does. The size of your house matters. There is no point having a two-bedroom house if you have four children. The same goes for your family car. Things need to be big enough. With the radio-controlled hobby most people’s thoughts are on the speed and power of a car. Therefore, a good question to ask is does size matter?

So, does size matter?

You can tell a lot about a radio-controlled car by its size. Sizes in the RC world are generally done as a scale or ratio typically something like 1:24 or 1:12. These numbers can tell you a lot about the size but they can also tell you a lot about what type of car it is. The type of car can also matter. Let’s consider it in a little more detail.

Understanding the scale is the first step. A scale is simply a way of saying how much smaller than the real car the radio-controlled car is. So, a 1:24 scale means the car is a 24th of the size. If the car was 24 feet long for example then this RC car is 1 foot.

This means that the larger the number in the scale the smaller the car. For example, a car that is a 24th (1:24 Scale) of the size is obviously going to be smaller than one that is a 5th (1:5 Scale).

Yes, but does size matter?

So, you now know that the higher the number the smaller the actual car. This doesn’t give you an exact set of dimensions though. For this you will need to look at the specification. Take for example the Marauder 30cc Petrol Radio Controlled Desert Truck and the FS Racing 30cc Petrol RC Buggy. Both are 1:5 scale but what does that mean?

The Marauder is 860mm long whereas the FS Racing Car is only 800mm long. So, as you can see from this example the actual size cannot be determined by the scale. To know the true size, you still need to check.

What the scale does tell you though is the type of car it is or at least give you an idea. A 1:5 Scale car is going to be one powered by petrol. We are unaware of any petrol RC Cars that are not 1:5 scale. Then moving onto Nitro RC Cars, you are going to find that they will be 1:8 scale up to 1:16 scale.

Electric RC Cars can be anything from 1:8 scale right up to 1:24 scale. They are typically smaller cars. You will never see a 1:5 scale car that is powered by an electric battery.

So does size matter?

Yes, it does. Smaller cars are going to be powered generally by a smaller electrically charged battery (Electric RC Car). As you get larger cars they need something with a little more kick to get you shooting around the track. For this you progress onto nitro fuel (Nitro RC Cars). This is a special type of fuel you get from your local hobby shop. Then when you get onto the huge models; the 1:5 scale cars you need a petrol-powered monster (Petrol RC Cars). This petrol is the same as the petrol your family car is powered with (Assuming it isn’t diesel of course).

So, size matters because the size determines the type of car. This determines what level of experience you need. Beginners should start with electric and move up as they learn more about RC Cars. So be aware that size is going to be a factor when looking for and buying a radio-controlled car. The reviews found on the SimplyRC site will help with your decisions.

Welcome to Simply RC

Welcome to Simply RC

Welcome to Simply RC

Welcome to the first of what we hope will be many blog posts. It is here on the Simply RC Blog site that we talk about all things RC. There is so much within the radio-controlled car world to talk about that we were not sure where to begin. So, we decided to begin where we did and explain the best way to get started in this most fascinating of hobbies.

RC Cars – Where to begin?

When going into any hobby it is important to understand that you are limited on experience. This is particularly important in the RC world. If you go out on day one to buy a self-build petrol RC Car then you could be in for a shock. While you may well get instructions are you confident enough to build each part one piece at a time?

If you have read about us you will know the interest came from a small cheap radio-controlled car my son received as a present. It got us interested but when we went out to get something more powerful than one run on batteries we went for a electric ‘ready to run’ model. This meant all we had to do is charge the battery. After years of charging my mobile phone and shaver I felt this was within my capabilities.

Our first Electric RC Car – HSP 2WD Electric RC Buggy

The Next Step

Once we had learnt how to take corners at high speeds and how high the curb needs to be to not crash I decided that I wanted to know more. I went out and invested in an electric ‘self-build’ car.

My Self Build Investment – Self Build Raptor RC Electric Truggy

The reason I did this is because I wanted to understand the difference between brushed and brushless motors. I wanted to understand about types of battery. I wanted to know what the difference between 2WD and 4WD (Actually very simple) and I wanted to be able to close my eyes and visualise the building of the car in my head. I wanted to progress from driver to mechanic.

The best way to learn how to build a RC Car is to build an RC Car. It is only once you understand how the basics come together to form the vehicle that you can think of progressing onto faster more powerful cars such as those powered by nitro fuel.

Nitro RC Cars and Petrol RC Cars are far more powerful partly because of the fuel. Now if you are new to the hobby which if you are reading this I bet you are then do not worry yet. We will write further blog posts to help there. For now, order a ready to run electric car that you charge in the mains and enjoy getting used to how they run. After that you can order a self-build and really begin to understand how amazing the RC Car hobby truly is.

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