Elevating Action on the Water There are those products that come to market that get you all riled up as if you were a kid again and what you see on these pages is sure to get you going. As […]
Item No.: WL913
Battery: 7.4V/11.1V 2700MAH
Charging time: Approx. 200mins
Playing time: Approx. 5mins
Controlling distance: 150m
Battery for controller: 1.5AA*4pcs
Product size: 62*26.2*14cm
Material: ABS, PA, PC
The Max Speed: 13.8m/s(50km/H)
The longer working time of brushless motor
Water-cooling system makes the longer life of boat
1 × Brushless Boat
1 × Controller
1 × Instruction
1 × Charger
1 × Spare part kits
1 × Boat Battery http:/
HPI Racing 112619 Nitro RS4 3 Mustang RTR-X RTR
HUGE SPEEDS ON A SMALL SCALE!
2.2 HORSEPOWER FOR MAXIMUM FUN
World Champion Drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. and the Need for Speed crew teamed up to build this one-of-a-kind, fully-functional Street, Track and Drift machine, and this is the official, authorized RC nitro replica, powered by HPI Nitro muscle! While Vaughn will be the only one thrashing the full-size car, the entire world will be able to enjoy driving the HPI Nitro 1/10th version: The Nitro RS4 3 Evo+! With the 1969 Mustang RTR-X body on our super-popular Nitro on-road platform, you’ll get a combination that will inspire tire-burning, smoke-churning fun for grins and speed wherever you go!
With a stiff aluminum chassis, 4WD shaft drivetrain and adjustable oil-filled shock absorbers, the Nitro RS4 3 Evo+ is a scaled-down race car for the street – the perfect foundation for a tire-smoking muscle car like the real 1969 Mustang RTR-X! The Nitro RS4 3 Evo+ is built from the ground up for speed, durability and performance, and with its Ready To Run ease you can be off and running within minutes of opening the box!
This car is loaded with goodies: a 2.2hp HPI T3.0 engine fitted with an adjustable 2-speed transmission for ground-stomping acceleration and superfast top speeds, full-time 4WD for supreme control and acceleration, steel shaft drivetrain that lets you shrug off road debris that would halt a belt-drive car in its tracks,waterproof electronics so you don’t have to worry about wet conditions and a 2.4GHz radio system that lets you have worry-free fun!
Hold on tight! There’s a Vortex coming. Complete with full fendered body, scale off road tires, and beefy front and rear bumpers, the Vortex SS is ready to throw down.
A 3.0cc SH-18 nitro engine, precisely tuned aluminum exhaust pipe, and performance header provide the power and precision needed to blow away the competition.
Completely adjustable pillow ball suspension provides smooth performance for any terrain.
The Vortex SS has many blue anodized aluminum parts including its 2.5mm chassis, race adjustable shock towers, tunable oil filled coil over shocks, and heat sink. Not only will the Vortex SS be screaming around the track or blasting over dunes, it’ll look good doing it.
The 2-speed transmission allows crazy amounts of low end torque, while still providing blistering 2nd gear top speeds. Easily adjust the shift point,with the turn of a screw. Composite disc brakes and a 2.4GHz radio system ensure control, while shaft driven 4WD provides the traction needed to create a Vortex of excitement!
When it comes to RC toys, remote control toys, RC vehicles and remote control vehicles there are 10 really important things that everyone should know! This is especially the case if you are looking to buy a toy or vehicle for the first time or even if it’s just been a fair while since you last bought and you’re getting back into things.
The 10 things I’ve covered below are the best starting point to get a good understanding of the current state of the RC and remote control world including some of the common jargon and terminology used.
If there is anything else you think I’ve missed here that would also be great to have listed please feel free to leave me a comment below and perhaps we can later do a revised version of this post extending our list of 10 out to a top 20!
1. What is the real difference between ‘RC’ and ‘remote control’?
Now this is a very interesting one! Often when you read anything on the subject of remote controlled toys and vehicles you’ll either see the term ‘RC’ or just ‘remote control’ used. Often these terms are also used interchangeably (just like I do on this site).
So is there really a difference between what these two terms refer to?
To some degree this really comes down to who you ask. Just check out any of the forums on the internet and you’ll see there are even often some varying views within the community itself as to what the distinction really is.
Let’s start by looking at the term ‘RC‘. This is generally acknowledged to be short for ‘radio control’ and refers to the technical set up of the gadget in question which (keeping it relatively simple) is essentially:
- A ‘transmitter’ which is the hand held controller you use to control the direction, movement etc of your gadget. When you move a joystick on push a button on your hand held controller effectively converts this movement into a message which is sent out as radio waves to your gadget.
- A ‘receiver’ which sits inside your gadget to be controlled and receives the radio wave instructions sent from the transmitter.
- A ‘servo’ (or even more than one servo) which is passed the instructions from the receiver and in response to these instructions will send an appropriate message to the motor (or motors) in your gadget.
- A ‘motor’ (or even more than one motor) which once it receives is instructions from the servo takes action to put those instructions into effect e.g. makes your car race forward or backwards or turn left or right etc.
If you’re after a more in depth explanation of all these different components and how they interact on a more technical article then check this out
So in comparison to this very clear technical based understanding, what does ‘remote control’ actually mean? Now this is where a bit more disagreement often arises.
Unlike the very clear technical basis we have to define the term ‘RC’ when it comes to remote control we are much more looking at a descriptive term which on its most widely accepted meaning refers to any method of controlling a toy, vehicle or other gadget from a distance.
So this could refer to methods of control such as by wires, by infrared (as a lot of the cheaper models today use very effectively) or even arguable by RC as of course when you use an RC transmitter to operate a car you are still operating it from a distance.
So while all RC gadgets could be seen to be ‘remote control’ not all ‘remote control’ gadgets have the necessary technical make up to be considered ‘RC’ gadgets.
BUT increasingly people use the terms interchangeably (even I tend to on this site) and in all honesty it doesn’t really matter unless of course you are looking at buying and are really specifically after some of the advantages radio control may have over some of the other forms of remote control. In these cases make sure you do spend some time looking at the detail behind the name used to make sure you are really getting what you want.
2. Are RC Toys and RC Vehicles expensive?
Yes and no! The answer here really depends on what you are after.
The great thing we are seeing about some of the developments in new technology in the space (as I talk about further below) is that the range of toys, vehicles and gadgets is increasing not only in terms of the overall number available but also the previously existing boundaries are being pushed in terms of what is available to high end buyers as well as at a much more affordable entry level.
But at the very high end of things you can also spend into the thousands on a top of line nitro powered remote control car for competitive racing, particularly once you invest in the replacement parts and upgrades most people who get involved in competitive racing would consider necessary.
3. Are they just for kids?
In some cases definitely yes but in some cases definitely no!
You can of course get some great looking and very reasonably priced cars for kids of all ages that are great for safe indoor use. However at the other end of spectrum some of the high end modern nitro powered cars can hit 100 mph (and come with a price tag to match)! Definitely not a toy!
Similarly planes and other vehicles that can also achieve significant altitudes and velocity (such as some helicopters and drones) need to be used responsibility at all times and definitely wouldn’t fall into the toy category.
4. Is it a solo hobby?
Although when many people think of remote control vehicles they often associate it as a fairly solo pursuit there are in fact a number ways that is becoming more of a community focused pass time if you want to get involved in that way.
The internet has of course introduced a wide number of forums and social networking sites on which you can discuss all aspects of remote control toys and vehicles from maintenance, to new technology and even ‘vintage’ collectables. However there has also always been a strong club culture for real enthusiasts who want to get involved in competitive racing or just want to enjoy and show off their vehicles with others.
Today clubs for all types of vehicles are still strong and if anything recent years have seen resurgence in some areas, particularly as some of the more high performance and competition focused vehicles also come down in price.
5. Are remote toys and remote control vehicles easy to break?
Overall the higher end remote control toys and remote control vehicles are generally more robust these days than they have ever been, but the true answer to this really falls into parts.
Firstly all vehicles are of course generally designed for a specific purpose.
Using a remote control vehicle outside of its intended areas of use is not only going to increase the chances for breakages or permanent incapacitation but – let’s face it – it’s just not going to be as much fun if the performance of your vehicle will be hampered by the environment you’re trying to use it in.
Secondly, no matter how robust something is you need to be aware of its inherent limitations and also what maintenance it requires to keep it in the best condition. A higher end RC vehicle may be sturdier in the short term but its optimum performance and overall state of repair may deteriorate more noticeably overtime than a lower end vehicle if it’s not properly maintained.
So when choosing an RC vehicle think about how committed you really want to be to maintenance of the vehicle and also just how respectfully you are likely to treat it and tailor your purchase accordingly. This is a particularly important consideration when buying for kids!
6. Is the technology improving?
Definitely! The speed of motors, the robustness of the vehicles manufactured and of course the size and expense of the other component parts are also decreasing meaning that there are a lot more possibilities theses days when it comes to the purchase of (or building your own) RC vehicles in all price ranges.
At the lower end of the spectrum some of these technological advances have been especially seen in the greater quality of infrared and non ‘radio controlled’ RC vehicles (and most particularly those that fall into the ‘remote control toy’ category) that we’ve seen come onto the market in recent years.
The other really interesting development (I think!) in the space has also been the increasing emergence of iPhone and all the mobile phone and tablet controlled vehicles. These use a range of technologies from infrared ‘dongles’ that connect to your mobile device (like these ones do) to even blue tooth (like this one does) to control your vehicle.
7. Are there more to RC vehicles and RC toys than just cars, planes, boats and helicopters?
Yes! Yes! Yes! These days you can pretty much pick up any time of RC vehicle you can wish for. From tanks, jets, and submarines to even more exotic models like this one: http://Red Line Remote Control
8. Do all RC toys and RC vehicles run on batteries?
Although controllers will always use some form of batteries (whether standard off the shelf or more specific rechargeable ones), vehicles themselves can run on either batteries (in varying forms once again) or what is referred to as ‘nitro‘.
Nitro fuel is essentially just a methanol-based product that has had varying amounts of oil and nitromethane added. The type of nitro fuel you want to use depends on the type of vehicle your running (and also of course your budget!). Speciality nitro fuel can be purchased from all hobby shops and for the more intrepid amongst us you can in fact mix up your own!
Although less common than Nitro powered vehicles it is also possible to get vehicles which run on variations of more traditional gasoline.
Nitro and gas powered engines are generally only found in the more highline or competitive focused models. Definitely not something you want running inside your house!
9. Are old RC toys and RC vehicles able to be refurbished or updated?
This really depends on the model you have but for the ones which were more expensive when purchased generally you can update and up-spec them.
To some degree this will also depend on just how old the vehicle in question is and whether any newer parts can be substituted for the older materials.
There are however some fantastic examples out there of the refurbishment of older vehicles – check this out from the guys at IconicRC featuring a refurbished and modified Tamiya Hot Shot II 4WD Buggy (also actually the first car I had when I was 11!). http://Red Line Remote Control
10. Are the best ones only for use outdoors?
Although you can get some amazing RC toys and RC vehicles intended to be primarily used outdoors some of the developments in the whole RC space in recent times have most definitely benefitted what types of vehicles and toys you can run indoors.
Whether you want something for indoors or outdoors these days you can be guaranteed to have a wide range of options to choose from! Credits: http://www.myrctopia.com/
The Yeti™ SCORE® Trophy Truck® RTR is THE ONE that Axial has been working towards for a long time! We’ve always wanted to build a Trophy Truck®, but we first had to build a successful platform. For authenticity, it had to be solid rear axle versus the commonly accepted independent suspension all the way around. Some would consider this “going backwards.” But Axial didn’t just accept what the establishment said was the only way, we wanted true scale looks with the functionality to match. When we delivered the Yeti™ Rock Racer with its IFS front end and solid rear axle, we knew then we had the key ingredients to deliver the vehicle of our dreams – our very own solid rear axle trophy truck! And to top it off we went straight to Roger Norman, CEO/President of SCORE® International, for his blessing and for official licensing.
SCORE® International, the premier world championship desert racing association, was founded in 1973 by the legendary Mickey Thompson. This race organization is home to the world famous Baja 1000 and Baja 500 events. If you live in Southern California, chances are you have seen the iconic red, white and blue SCORE® decals adorning off road vehicles all over the place. This desert racing series was the early inspiration for short course racing events, as organizers tried to bring desert racing to the masses in confined spaces. That’s right, short course off road racing was born in the desert. In true Axial style, we brought you a new R/C vehicle replicating desert racing’s top level competition vehicles, the SCORE® Trophy Truck®.
Axial didn’t stop there. We partnered with the top companies actively developing their products through desert racing to take authenticity to the next level. The Axial SCORE® Trophy Truck® is suspended by a set of aluminum King Shocks rocking the iconic blue shock caps, rod ends, ride height adjusters and springs. King Shocks is a company who has all but dominated the sport through the years providing the latest technology known to man to conquer the harsh terrain of Baja.
Axial also partnered with BFGoodrich® to bring you accurate replicas of the latest spec desert racing tire, the Baja T/A® KR2. This tire has already produced wins at both the Baja 1000 and the grueling King of the Hammers events. A set of five functional BFGoodrich® tires mounted to the extremely strong 105 Method Race wheels provide the connection to dirt. The fifth wheel and tire being a functional spare accessed quickly from the rear of the Trophy Truck® cage.
The other partners on this vehicle are names synonymous with success in the desert:
Rigid Industries – The best lighting available for pitch black night racing in Baja
Lowrance – GPS units to help keep you on course in extremely dusty conditions
Fuel Safe – Custom fuel bladders for the aluminum fuel cells on board.
Pro Am Racing products – Spindles, hubs, brakes and power steering racks
Magnaflow – Exhaust systems for maximum performance and mean sound
PCI Race Radios – Communication between driver, co-driver, chase vehicles and pits
Rancho Drivetrain Engineering – Bullet proof transmissions
Sparco – Safety equipment, and the best molded seats in the business. Credits: http://www.axialracing.com/products/ax90050 http:// http://
We take the new DJI Phantom 3 Advanced and Professional quadcopters out for some test flights! Eric Cheng of DJI joins us to discuss how these new quads differ from previous models in terms of their flight capability and cameras, bringing in features previously introduced in the Inspire 1. We then put these quadcopters up in the air to test the new stabilization systems and 4K video!
Thanks to Eric Cheng for some of the Phantom 3 video footage. http://
Model : V911 2.4GHz 4 channel
Main Blade Length : 19.2cm
Tail Rotor Diameter: 3.6cm
Weight (without power system) : 27.8g
Power supply: Li-polymer Battery 3.7V 120mAh /15C(included)
Flight distance :80-100M
4CH copter Micro Series , 2.4 GHZ overclocking remote control
Function: 3D Omni-Directional flight, rise, fall, forward,backward, turn left, turn right,360 turn left side flying right side flying hover.
Apply to indoor and outdoor flight, over length remote control distance.
Flying stability, easy to operate.
Auto-protection for charging to avoid overcharge.
High capacity battery and strong power motor enable the helicopter to fly much longer and more powerful.
With a USB cable to make charging more convenient.
Excellent flight either indoors or outdoors. http://
ClickFlying a radio control helicopter is one of the most rewarding of all rc disciplines, there’s no question about that!
But where do you start? For the complete newbie, it’s a minefield. The selection of helis available is simply overwhelming, and the information about them even more so.
“ The Beginner’s Guide To Flying RC Helicopters ” e-book, written by myself and John Salt (rchelicopterfun.com), breaks down all the barriers and answers the questions that the complete beginners to the hobby is likely to have, from understanding what a swashplate is to knowing how to perform that first aerobatic maneuver.
In short, this e-book has been written from the ground up, and is a complete, no-nonsense resource that gets you flying an rc heli. And understanding them properly at the same time!
If you’re thinking about entering the exhilarating hobby of rc helicopter flying and have enjoyed reading this website, but want to know more, then look no further than this fully comprehensive e-book.
The Beginner’s Guide To Flying RC Helicopters topics include…
- Understanding RC systems & how they control the helicopter
- Knowing which heli suits your needs
- Multi-rotors and Flybarless systems
- Helicopter controls and how they work
- Finding somewhere suitable to fly
- Preparing the helicopter for flight
- Essential pre-flight checks you need to know
- Complete flight school to get you airborne safely
- How to deal with a crash
- …and much much more!