Starting out a hobby can be harder than the actual hobby itself. In the rough and rugged terrains of remote controlled vehicles, one of the most important things to consider is choosing whether to go for an electric or a nitro motorized vehicle. Because in essence, you have to meticulously weigh and determine what the pros and cons are before you purchase your first RC car, boat, or truck.
Palm top speed demons on the dirt track often pick nitro powered trucks because it drives head and taillights ahead of every model in terms of power, speed, and acceleration. An off-road track easily imposes its will to racers with tough terrains that even the Grave Diggers of the RC world are likely to crash and burn. Well, not nitro fuelled RC trucks. These vehicles have the reputation of zooming through the toughest terrains and effortlessly executing bold manoeuvres and leaps that puts everyone in the vicinity on the edge of their seats.
On the road, a lot of entry level remote controlled vehicles can reach astonishing speeds of up to 75-80 mph (121-129 kph). In terms of longevity and maintenance, while a basic electric RC’s battery continuously runs for approximately ten to fifteen minutes and take up to forty-five minutes to fully charge, the lone limitation of a nitro RC is its fuel tank. Of course, just like a real truck, a nitro model RC vehicle needs proper maintenance. If trucks and other land based vehicle owners have an AVIVA car insurance and/or an Antique Truck Club of America membership to give them that sense of security on the road; RC enthusiasts maintain their prized possessions by basically breaking it in, regularly fine tuning its engines, and carefully cleaning dust and oil residues. Although it can be more tedious than going online to get a car quote discount or calling for an emergency breakdown rescue, the one-of-a-kind feeling of accomplishment once you hear the nitro engine’s roar as it blazes past other competitors is priceless.
In the end, as you consider all your options, remember that everything still boils down to the skill and the impeccable hand-eye coordination of drivers to decide who crosses the finish line first, and who blemishes their reputations with the bitter taste of dirt and mud.