Hello and welcome to Simply RC my site dedicated to anything to do with radio-controlled. If you are looking to learn more about RC Cars, Helicopters, Planes or even Tanks or want a recommendation then this is the place to be. We review all manors of vehicles giving you the pros and cons of each one.

Radio controlled vehicles such as cars have been around for decades. I remember having them when I was a child and trust me that was some time ago now. It wasn’t a major hobby for me growing up but it has become so well into my adult years. I do remember watching some of my classmates at school driving a small nitro car around the school field.

This site is split into all the major categories starting with the three main categories of cars – ELECTRIC RC CARS,  NITRO RC CARS & PETROL RC CARS.

As well as that we will be adding categories for RC helicopters, Quadcopters, RC Tanks and even RC Planes as well as having individual reviews for each recommended vehicle. If you want the best then SimplyRC is the place to come.

Radio Control – The Categories

Before looking at each individual post why not take a moment to have a look at each category that this great hobby offers. The main categories are shown below.

Radio Control Cars

Electric RC Cars

Electric RC Cars is where the majority start. These are cars powered by batteries usually chargeable by the mains. They are generally smaller than the nitro and petrol versions but are a great introduction to the hobby.

Most find these easy to use; in most cases they can be driven anywhere around the house as well as the driveway and garden.

Nitro RC Cars

Stepping up a notch from the electric powered cars you get nitro powered ones. Nitro fuel is a special kind of fuel that you get from your local hobby store. It is quicker to power up as you do not need to wait for it to charge but it is slightly more dangerous as you are dealing with real fuel.

This is definitely for an older child or adult due to the responsibility levels but there is no reason a younger child cannot use them if an adult fuels it and is present throughout. Children can watch and learn.

Petrol RC Cars

Petrol RC Cars are the pinnacle of the radio control world. They are powered by real petrol and 2 stroke oil that combine to give the car, truck or buggy real power and speed.

They are typically 1:5 scale but do still vary in size. Typically 26cc or 30cc in power the engines really pack a punch. Petrol radio control cars are for those who have come through the electric and nitro models and really know what they are doing.

RC Helicopters

If driving around on the floor is a little two dimensional for you then why not buy a radio control helicopter to fly around you living room, garden or park?

There are hundreds of different models available going from the Z010G 3CH Metal Co-Axial RC Helicopter which is at the cheaper end of the market right through to the Esky F150 Airwolf 4Ch Flybarless RC Helicopter which is at the more expensive end.

Note Radio Controlled Helicopters are remarkably affordable if you compare to a truck or buggy.

RC Quadcopters

For those who like all the latest gadgets then forget Helicopters- RC Quadcopters is where it is at now. These are a step up from the radio control helicopters offering a little bit more excitement for a little more price.

Most people have heard of drones on the news. Well quadcopters are a type of drone. They are really fun to fly once you get the hang of it.

My personal favourite is the FreeX FPV GPS RC Drone Quadcopter – this is ready to fly (RTF) and in my opinion simply awesome.

RC Tanks

Many people have a fascination in tanks for whatever the reason. That is why radio controlled tanks are so popular. Not only do they look amazing but they give hours of great fun all without the risk of being blown up. What is not to like?

RC Planes

Finally there are radio controlled planes which are best used in really open spaces. The least popular of the RC vehicles they can still be fun in parks or other open spaces. Please remember not to fly these near power or telephone cables.

The Benefits of Radio Controlled Vehicles



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