Do you want an exciting new hobby that will keep you on the edge of your seat?
If so, then high-performance RC cars may be just what you are looking for! These cars can reach up to 200 miles per hour, providing hours of excitement and adrenaline.
Hey, hold onto your remote control horses!
No beginner will be ready to play with a 200-mile-per-hour car. When you're just starting out, it's best to get started with a high-performance beginner RC car, but don't worry; many can still reach speeds of around 20 miles per hour.
These cars are still fast enough and will give you a great introduction to the hobby.
This is just one of the things you'll want to know when getting started with RC cars, but to help you put your best foot forward, this is your guide detailing everything you need to know about getting started in the immensely satisfying hobby that is high-performance RC cars.
Let's get into it
There are many reasons why people develop a new hobby, and high-performance RC cars can provide all of them.
For some, it's the excitement and adrenaline that comes with the jaw-dropping speeds that these cars can produce. For others, it's appreciating the engineering and technology that makes these cars go so fast.
And for others still, it's simply the challenge of mastering a new skill.
It could just be that you want to make new friends with like-minded people while doing something fun, like racing high-speed cars!
Whatever your reason for wanting to get started with high-performance RC cars, know that you are not alone. This is a hobby enjoyed by people worldwide, and there is a thriving community of like-minded individuals who are always happy to help out a beginner.
So, what do you need to get started with high-performance RC cars?
Fortunately, not much. In fact, all you really need is a car and remote control. Of course, there are many types and models of high-performance RC cars to choose from, so it's important to do your research and find the best suited for your needs and interests.
For example, common categories include;
It’s also worth mentioning that there’s a type of car known as ‘hobby-grade cars’. These are available in a range of car types, similar to the ones above, as well as trucks and stunt car variations, but are designed with beginners in mind.
These cars are perfect for beginners because they’re the perfect middle ground between RC cars designed for children and the top-of-the-range high-performance models.
With top speeds of over 25 miles per hour, these cars are fast, durable, precise, yet easy to control, master, and most importantly, just to have fun! Bezgar models are great for this, and they usually come in 1:16+ scale, which ensure your car looks amazing, only adding to the enjoyment of the experience!
The RC car you choose should be based on your budget, skill level, and where you plan to use it.
If you are a beginner, then it's best to start with an off-road car. These cars are made to be durable and can handle the bumps and bruises of learning how to drive. They are also usually less expensive than other types of RC cars.
If you plan to use your car on smooth surfaces such as pavement or concrete, then an on-road vehicle would be a better choice. These cars are designed for speed and racing and tend to reach higher speeds than off-road cars.
It really depends on what you're looking for out of your RC hobby.
If you're the kind of person who loves to build models, paint, piece stuff together, and basically do all those little bits and pieces that you'd be doing if you built an RC car, then we'd say get an extra parts & accessories and build your own.
If, on the other hand, you're interested in the driving, racing, controlling, and social side of things, then as a beginner, we recommend buying a premade car. This is because you'll want to spend time first diving into getting better at controlling the car and seeing what it's all about.
Of course, there's nothing wrong with eventually building your own car once you have the hang of driving and are ready to move on to the next level. In fact, many people who enjoy high-performance RC cars do both!
No matter what you choose, just remember to have fun and enjoy the ride. That's what it's all about.
You can drive your RC car almost anywhere!
However, it's important to remember that not all RC cars are made for off-road driving. If you plan to take your car off the beaten path, then make sure you choose an off-road car. These cars are made to handle rougher terrain and can even be driven in the sand or mud.
If you are planning on driving your car on smooth surfaces such as pavement or concrete, then any type of RC car will do. Just be sure to avoid puddles, potholes, and other obstacles that could damage your car.
We highly recommend joining a club. Many clubs will come with tracks that the members regularly use, and these are designed with RC cars in mind, meaning you can let loose and really enjoy your car.
Clubs are also a great way to meet like-minded people and make new friends, so it's certainly worth getting online to see what kind of meetups are in your area!
Now that you know a little bit more about high-performance RC cars, it's time to get started! Here are our top tips for getting started with this exciting hobby:
Be ready to learn: It doesn’t matter what hobby you’re started, there’s always going to be a learning curve, and RC cars are no exception. Take time to read books and blogs or watch YouTube videos on all aspects of the hobby, from tips to driving your car to learning how they work.
The more you learn, the more fun you’ll have!
Buy quality parts: Once you have your RC car, it's important that you invest in high-quality parts and accessories. This will help to ensure that your car lasts for many years and that you get the most out of your investment.
Get online: The internet is a fantastic resource for all hobbies, and RC car driving is no exception. You get to meet new people, get the latest updates on your cars and driving experiences, and you get a ton of new information to learn from. It’s all about immersing yourself. Whether you’re on Facebook, Instagram, or any other platform, there’s sure to be a Bezgar group or community that’s perfect for you!
Join a club: While it’s good to get online, it’s a whole new experience, and a highly recommended one at that, to join an RC car club in your area. Local clubs are a great way to meet fellow enthusiasts, learn more about the hobby, and make new friends. Most clubs will also have tracks that members can use, which is always a bonus!
Have fun: Last but not least, remember to have fun! This hobby is all about enjoying the ride, so don't take things too seriously. If you're not having fun, then what's the point?
We hope these tips have helped to get you started on your high-performance RC car journey. Good luck and happy driving! :)