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Radio Control

Do you remember your first remote control car? The thrill of zooming around the room, steering with precision and deftly avoiding obstacles? Nowadays, remote control cars are more advanced than ever, but their origins date back to the early 20th century.

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The first remote control car was patented in 1898 by Nikola Tesla, who also developed the radio-controlled boat. It wasn't until much later, in the 1960s, that remote control cars became widely available. At first, they were large and expensive, and only available to hobbyists. But as technology progressed, they became smaller and more affordable. In the 1970s, RC cars started appearing in toy stores, and their popularity has grown ever since.

Today, remote-control cars come in all shapes and sizes, from miniature models that can fit in the palm of your hand to high-powered race cars that can reach insane speeds. And with advances in wireless technology, there's no limit to where they can go! Who knows what the future holds for remote control cars? We can't wait to find out. In the meantime, check out our range of RC cars and discover your next miniature ride!

Where To Buy A Remote Control Car

If you want to buy a remote control car, look no further than Hobbyco. We have over 85 years of experience servicing the hobbyist community, and it shows through our range, prices, and customer service. We have an extensive selection of remote control cars for you to peruse, whether you want to buy online or step into our brick-and-mortar store.

When it comes to remote-control cars, there are a few things you'll want to keep in mind before making your purchase. The first is the size of the car. If you're planning on racing your remote control car, then you'll want to make sure it's a good size. You don't want it to be too large or too small. The second thing you'll want to keep in mind is the price. Remote control cars can range anywhere from $50 to over $800. You'll want to find something that's within your budget. The last thing you'll want to keep in mind is the features. Some remote-control cars come with remote starters, while others don't. You'll want to find a car that has the features you're looking for. Remote controlled cars are a great way to have fun, whether you're racing them or just driving them around your house. 

With so many different remote control cars on the market, Hobbyco are proud to make things as simple as possible by only stocking the absolute best. Consult our range below, you're sure to find one that's perfect for you.

How To Program A Remote Control To A RC Car

Programming your remote control transmitter to an RC car receiver is a pretty easy process. Just follow these simple steps and you should be fine!


  1. Take the canopy off your remote control car.
  2. If your car has a bind port, this is going to be easy. Just insert the bind plug from the transmitter into the bind port. 
  3. Put the battery into the remote control car.
  4. Keep your transmitter switched off, but turn the car on. The radio receiver should have a light on top of it, which will start flashing. This flashing light indicates that your remote control is primed to bind.
  5. Find the bind button on your transmitter and hold it down. Then, switch the transmitter on. Keep holding the bind button for a few seconds, then release it.
  6. Once the flashing light on the top of the receiver turns solid, your car has been bound to the transmitter. All systems go!

What Is A Remote Control Car?

A remote-control car, also known as an RC car, is a small, battery-powered car that can be controlled using a remote. Remote control cars are available in a variety of sizes, colours, and styles, and can be used for racing, drifting, or simply driving around for fun. There are many different types of remote-control cars, including racing cars, off-road cars, mini cars, and even remote-control boats. Some remote-control cars are even equipped with cameras, so you can see what the car is seeing as it drives.

The remote itself typically has two joysticks - one for acceleration and one for steering - and a series of buttons for other functions such as lights and horns. Most remote control cars also come with a small receiver that attaches to the car and receives signals from the remote. In order to operate a remote control car, you will need to purchase batteries for both the remote and the car itself. Remote control cars are a great way to have some fun and can be enjoyed by people of all ages. 

What Is The Best Remote Control Car?

The best remote control car is the one that fits your needs and interests the most. There are many different types of remote-controlled cars on the market, from simple toy cars to high-powered race cars. 

If you're just looking for a fun toy to play with, a simple remote control car will suffice. Check out the Revell Muscle Racer Hot Rod RC Car, for example. With four-wheel drive power and speeds of up to 25 km/h, you can take on your friends and experience the power and control of a high-quality, affordable racing car. Race to victory - you’ll reach top speeds in just seconds and be able to pass your opponents with ease. Experience the excitement of driving like never before with this incredible entry-level RC car.

If you're interested in competitive racing, you'll need a more powerful and sophisticated remote-controlled car. The HPI Racing Jumpshot SC Flux Electric Short Course could be just what you’re looking for. This beast has been rigged up with brushless power and beefed up more than ever. With real oil-filled shock absorbers, a 2.4GHz radio transmission, and insane top speeds, this is the sort of remote-control car that you can bring to a pro circuit.

You can also get everything from a remote-control tank, to remote-control replicas of classic cars like the VW Beetle and Toyota Supra. No matter what your budget or level of interest, there's a remote control car at Hobbyco that's perfect for you.

How Much Does A Remote Control Car Cost?

Remote control cars from Hobbyco can cost anywhere from fifty dollars to over eight hundred dollars. The main difference as the price increases will be the intricacy of the car’s parts and their assembly. This Tamiya Toyota Hilux replica, for instance, is at the upper range of our prices, and with very good reason. It is one of the most realistic replicas ever, capable of doing just about anything a full-size Toyota Hilux can do, only on a smaller scale. Despite only weighing 3.1kg, this remote-control car has a three-speed transmission and 4WD capabilities. It’s got roll-bars, tail-lights, and just about everything else you can imagine going on a Toyota Hilux - including surfboards! There’s no denying that it’s one of the pricier remote-control cars you can get your hands on, but if you’re a fully-fledged Hilux diehard, this one will be worth every cent.

How Fast Can A Remote Control Car Go?

Even an entry-level remote control car will be able to reach a top speed of about 25km/h. As you increase in price, quality, and technical skill required, you’re going to start finding cars that can go up to 112km/h, with the world record holder topping out at around 160km/h. This Traxxas Rustler is a particularly zippy little beast, racking up a top speed in the area of 55km/h!

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