Driving radio-control cars is an enjoyable hobby and also a competitive sport, but the vast range of different types of models now available can prove confusing for those new to the scene. This extensively illustrated book starts by providing all the information needed to choose the right model, and goes on to present advice on how to build kits as well as driving techniques, maintenance, modifying, set-up and the various different classes of racing.
● Types of radio-control car - choosing between pre-built and kits, on-road and off-road, cars and trucks, petrol (nitro) and electric power.
● Building a car - assembly techniques and tools, setting up brakes, suspension and throttle, painting and detailing, applying decals.
● Maintaining a car - basic maintenance, checking for wear, adjustments, repairs, replacement parts, cleaning.
● Performance enhancements - engine modifications, electronic speed controllers, uprating motors and batteries, changing chassis and suspension settings, gear ratios, lightweight components.
● Driving the car - how the controls work, cornering, braking, jumping, racing techniques, channel settings for racing with other cars.
● Designing and building a track - layout concepts, design and construction suggestions.
● Appendices detailing manufacturers, parts suppliers and clubs.
This book is an essential reading for those contemplating buying their first model and for those already involved in the scene looking to progress to the next level.