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To anyone interested in getting into the wonderful world of nitro and Sale of petrol RC cars or if you need to know what you are doing in order to buy an enthusiast a present of one then hopefully this article will be of some use to you. It touches on the basics of nitro RC cars.

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To start with, nitro cars, filled unsurprisingly with nitro gas, are at present probably the most popular and certainly the fastest in the entire RC car setup. As a general pointer the smaller the RC cars are then the more money you should expect to pay for it. This may seem odd in normal everyday life but it is a fact where RC cars are concerned.

The nitro RC cars world contains two types of model, on-road and off-road machines. The former are built to race or travel on even tracks and paved streets or if you are in favour with your local school you may be able to ‘borrow’ the playground at weekends and school holidays. One situation when children are actually keen to go to school!


Off–road cars are built to withstand a tremendous amount of hard, rough terrains as opposed to the on-roads. Driven at high speeds these RC cars can jump and land safely over most types of bumps and hillocks. Due to the off-road models amazing durability and performance it is probably the current favourite of the two with fans.

One type of nitro RC car is the nitro buggy. This amazing machine can bring together not only speed and handling but acceleration and durability all within one car. All of these factors combined bring together a car that is worth every penny you pay for it.

Having reached your decision as to which RC car you want you now need to decide whether you want to build it yourself or start by purchasing an RTR know as a ready-to-run car. Obviously if you are buying it for someone’s present then an RTR is the answer.

For any newcomers to the world of RC cars it would be advisable to buy a ready made car until such time as you have grasped what is going on with the car and have started to learn what does what and when so to speak. If however you are already a professional at putting RC cars together or feel even as a beginner you are confident then do build from kit form.

Just like buying a real car always buy your RC car from a reputable source. If you are unsure then there are many RC clubs around that would be only too willing to point you in the right direction. The internet will provide you with a plethora of models and discounts from reputable internet suppliers will always be welcome to your pocket.