A Variety Of Radio Controlled Hobbies
Radio controlled hobbies are popular all around the world.
What could be more fun than an miniaturized version of a life-sized vehicle, which is fully functional and ready to drive or fly.
It just takes a bit of very basic knowledge of the motors and radio equipment for you to enjoy the hobby.
The simplest and many will argue the most fun radio controlled hobby is a remote controlled car. These cars are designed so you can speed up, steer and slow them back down as you see fit, and this can be accomplished in a number of ways.
Some of these cars are battery powered, while others can be outfitted with gasoline or nitromethane engines, which will give them more speed than a battery.
The cars can be pre-built kits or they can be built entirely from scratch. The choice is entirely up to you.
Instead of a car, you might want to choose a remote controlled boat, and it’s pretty easy to take a toy boat and convert it to remote controll.
The biggest problem you’ll run into is keeping a waterproof area for the electrical components and engine. This can usually be done by putting the engine in the hull of the boat with the propeller coming out underwater through a rubber gromet or some kind of water-tight seal.
It would probably be a good idea to purchase a pre-maid boat, as taking the do-it-yourself method could end up with a few waterlogged and ruined engines, which can be costly.
Most likely, radio controlled planes present the most problems, especially for the beginner, because a plane need very precise measurements and calculations in order to stay airborne.
The easiest way to build a plane is to buy a kit, which will have all the pieces cut out so all you have to do is glue them together, then add the motor and radio equipment.
If you are the adventurous type, you may want to buy some kind of light weight wood and all the other parts and pieces and build the plane from scratch.
Planes aren’t the only airborne remote controlled vehicles. Helicopters have become very popular with hobbyists. The cost about the same to build as a plain, but they can be more interesting to fly since the can go forwards and backwards, and they can hover in mid-air. The fun of flying a helicopter is frequently what brings many people to building one.
I’ve shown you just some of the differnt way to enjoy the hobby of radio controlled vehicles. All it takes is a little basic knowledge, and plenty of time and money for you to enjoy your own radio controlled unit.