Building an RC car from scratch can be a fun activity for older kids to work on alone, or for young kids to do with parents. It’s a great way for parents and children to bond and work out problems together, spending quality time together away from television and mobile gadgets.
There are many kits available on the market which allow you to build your own car from scratch. These kits include everything you need to create your very own, custom RC vehicle. Many such sets are building-block style, such as LEGO and similar products. There are kits available to suit all different skill levels, from younger children right up to teens.
If you really want to make a totally unique car, it’s possible to make one without a kit if you know what you’re doing. This is a great experience for those looking to get really into the RC hobby. You can create a car completely tailored to your needs and requirements. For example, if you know what you want to do with the car and where it will mostly be used, you can choose the correct tires, body style and engine type. You can also make the car to suit your skill levels, so it is really personal and ready to use.
There are loads of detailed tutorials available online to show you exactly how to build your own RC car step-by-step. You will be able to find a list of parts you will need, as well as instructions for what to do. You might even have some old parts of other items which could be recycled into parts for your car! If you are an advanced builder, you could even 3D-print parts. Just find out where you can use a 3D printer locally and you’ll be ready to start assembling your car in no time.
A good option for those who want a customized car but don’t have lots of mechanical knowledge is to buy a kit and modify it. You can buy an ARR (almost ready to run) or RTR (ready to run) kit, and adapt or modify certain parts to suit your needs. This is a great option for beginners, as you can update the car as the years go by and you learn more about building.
You can also customize your remote-controlled car’s body as an easy way to make it personal. New bodies are easy to pick up, and often come at reasonable prices. Alternatively, it’s possible to customize your current car body if you don’t want to replace the whole thing. There are a few options for doing this – airbrushing is a popular and fun option. Again, supplies are relatively easy to come across. Re-decorating a car body is a fun and easy way to get started in the world of customizing vehicles, perfect for beginners.