Step 6: Electric Car Layout

This is the basic layout for exceed 1/10th scale rc cars and trucks. It has all the parts of other brands but the other brands have things in different places..
I am 39 years old, and am just getting into R/C the first car i got was an Arrma Fury. I upgraded to a brushless motor (castle sct sidewinder ) the body is not as durable as some. However, this car is just as fast as a traxxas or any other car after the mods. Things break. But parts are easily available. Most cars are upgradable. Most important. Have fun!!!
<p>I am also 39 and getting into RC cars again - the last time I had one was a Grasshopper. I splurged on a Traxxas Rustler VXL and and so happy with it! it was amazing to drive! My 9yr boy learned how to drive it too. He filmed this video of the first complete jump! Video is here: <a href="https://www.dropbox.com/s/29t9v9oi9gihgml/traxxas-rustler-car-flip.mov?dl=0" rel="nofollow">https://www.dropbox.com/s/29t9v9oi9gihgml/traxxas-...</a></p><p>Than we took it out of training mode. Vrooom this car is so fast an fun to drive! I naturally smashed it into a curb at full speed. Opps! I'm still trying to get used to steering at that speed. Damage was basically a cracked front chassis and plastic arm connections. Wondering if I should try the metal versions? I found an exploded view which is helpful but still not sure on the correct parts to order to fix and prevent reoccurrence. Anybody know of a good 'front chassis area' parts package out there?</p>
<p>Have you ever heard of http://www.hobbies3sixty.com?</p>
Hi a need a metor for a project in school I'm make a rc car. Would you be willing to be a metor?
<p>Based off the explanation, a street car can become a drift car if you change the ttires and tune it a bit, and vise versa, right?</p>
<p>u gotta make some more modefys , but in a nutshell , yes</p>
<p>hi, I'm so sorry to bother you with what's possibly a dumb question....so I'm apologizing beforehand. Lol....anyway, I bought my son two rc cars so we can race! I bought two COMPLETELY different makes and models, because I didn't want cross controlling! I.e one remote controlling both lol......BUT unfortunately it's still happening.......is there a way of stopping this, or changing the control channel??? X </p>
<p>what modle have you bought?</p>
<p>thanks, you helped alot,</p><p>ended up with a rc10 classic and im really happy with it</p>
<p>you have even told us the most important thing for the rc car</p><p>how every components work, how does the transmitter transmit, and how does the antenna receive data and how does it cause the motors to move, you have told us how it works, or the construction.</p><p> </p><p>please can you tell us what every components does, please don't just tell the functions tell us how it does the functions,</p><p>e.g how do we move my arm?</p><p>the muscles give us the ability to move the arm</p><p>but how does the muscle work in order for us to move our arm?</p><p>when we want to move, the muscles automatically become shorter, and the tendons are attached to the muscle and the other end of the tendon is attached to the forearm bone, the tendons are attached to the forearm bone so when the muscle gets shorter, the arm moves, it pulls the forearm bone. this is how the arm moves</p><p>this is how the arm </p><p> </p><p>similarly</p><p>how does the car move?</p><p>the transmitter and the receiver and the motor give the car the ability to move</p><p>but how does the transmitter and the receiver and motor work in order to for the car to move?</p><p>pleas someone answer this in the detail, without using big words, just explain everything simply. but tell literally everything.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
The radio(tx) sends a signal to the car's receiver(rx). That signal comes from input from you through the throttle (trigger on most transmitters these days) and the steering wheel. These signals are read by the rx and split into 2 channels. Channel 1 is usually linked to a steering servo which moves in accordance to the input, rotating 90&deg; in either direction pushing a control arm which causes the steering assembly to turn. Channel 2 is usually linked to an esc (electronic speed control) which takes your input and translates that to what throttle % to turn your motor causing acceleration.
<p>Hey!I am under 18.I am 14 right now so does that mean that I can be a cheapstake?</p><p>I know this company called Maisto makes RC Cars but they are not hobby grade.If you could help me to decide whether I should or shouldn't buy one of their cars.</p>
Do not buy maisto. Unless you want to throw it away later. For a little more money you can get into a hobby grade car.
<p>just about died of a super LOL outburst the moment I read &quot;HPI isnt as high quality as traxxas. didnt even read the rest of the article. they have no clue what they are talking about. OR this article was written when things were opposite i guess? I have a HB TCXX made by HPI racing and it is 100x better quality than even the most expensive offering in traxxas lineup. just the kit is more expensive than traxxas BEST RTR fully upgraded. Traxxas are made of plastic &quot;good for bashing&quot; HPI are made of carbon fiber, titanium, 7075 aluminum, and steel. So please, tell me again how they are worse quality? </p>
I have to agree with you. Especially when I saw the exceed rc car up there. I've been running team associated for years.
Tell me about it man. This guy has no idea what the hell he is talking about. I mean seriously? Hpi Is arguably the best brand in the business.
my brushed motors on my stampede lasted about a month, haha =D
haha yeah mine used to last only 2-3 months. Thats why i bought a brushless setup :)
<p>hello your RC advice is extremely helpful!! (regarding brushless), my 2nd rc is a helion dominus 10tr( u probably know it already) &amp; it has a standard motor of 3500kv, but do they always come with the #.#t? because i can't find it. (plus, since it's offroad, what kind of motor should i look for??) Please respond back:thanks</p>
The helion uses a 550 size motor. A lot of people would recommend you try Castle creations motor/esc combo, such as the castle 5700kv/sidewinder 3 esc. If you would like to go cheaper with the same amount of power, look into hobbywing. A lot of racers use these lower priced setups without a problem.
my brushed motor on my wild one lasted 26 years
<p>Hey, I was wondering if you had anyy recomendations for me. I'm new to the whole rc thing so I don't know a whole lot. I want to get a brushed, cheap truggy to start. I would like it to be fast and reliable. And not that expensive.</p><p> So if you could recommend some truggys to me that would be great!</p><p> Thanks!</p>
What scale and how &quot;cheap&quot; do you want to be. A great company that started a few years ago is LC Racing. I would recommend them in a heart beat. The make a 1/12 scale truggy that is very durable and of very high quality fire the price.
<p>Hi,</p><p>Thank you for the very useful information. i have rc 1 12 scale on road. i want to increase its speed to the maximum. how i start to understand the technical specification of the brushless motor and esc. how i know the size of current motor in my rc car. the battery of my car is 700mAh 7.2 V ni - cd. please help me. Thank you</p>
In my opinion the best car to get is team associated b44 if your looking for extremely high quality only 270$ on eBay.
<p>My son and I are having a great time bounding around with our new RC car. I didn't know a lot before jumping back into the hobby, but your article was a great place to get a lot of knowledge in a short amount of time. Thanks for making this!</p>
most electric can go to 40+ km
...cars can go anywhere from 0 to about 200 mph. Yes, there are R/C cars that have been made to go over 200mph. <br> <br>
The fastest rc car in the world can go about 100 mph numb nuts.
Mine sure does, it can hit 45mph no problem (about 70kph)
<p>hi i have the maverick strada mt evo its brushed(22turn motor stock and 15t new) 1/10 scale.I bought a Turnigy lipo 2s 25-35c 5800mah and i burnt out 2 new motors in less then 5 minutes.So i want to go brushless.I looked at some combos but don't know what to pick.17.5t 1800kv or 13.5t 2600kv what would be better in speed and torque?Thanks in advance.</p>
<p>Something that might be of use to this article is to recommend that people check out their Local Hobby Store. This industry is mostly governed by MAP pricing which means most hobby stores are competitive in price, keep most of the good brands in stock and can help you make the choice on which car to get based on your needs. There are a thousand variables when choosing an RC Car so it's best to talk to an expert at a shop where they sell the cars and, more importantly, the parts to fix it. Some cars are more durable than others but believe me - They all break. The only question is, &quot;how long do you want to wait for parts to arrive in the mail&quot; when you break your Car? If you buy a brand that your local hobby shop carries then it's easy to walk in and get what you need....</p>
<p>Suppose buy one of those Maisto RC car, then can I add brusless motors to increase their speed and power?</p>
<p>do you know how long tamiya has been making radio control models 30 or 40.rounded</p>
<p>can some one tell me if my rc car is any good i dont know much about them, here are the specs: </p><p>- Dynamite Fuze 3300kv brushless moter</p><p>- Digit 4096 Coreless servo </p><p>- Velineon VXL-3S (water proof) </p><p>- DX3E 3-Channel DSM Surface Radio </p><p>- Protek RC Lipo 7.4v 2-cell 5000mah 35C battery </p>
Yes thats a decently good car. By the way did you buy it off craigslist
<p>i am looking for a good high rpm high torque brush-less motor for a home made rc car</p>
What about hellion
<p>I have a small Thunder Tumbler stunt car. Can I reduce the number of AA batteries in the chassis to simply slow it down a bit? </p>
again, sorry for all of the comments but did you get your car of rchobbyestore? <br>because they have the same cars on the webby, thinking of getting the same one
nah nitrorcx. they are the best and they have amazing customer service. my first esc was fried so they sent a brand new one no charge and im pretty sure they have the best prices around!
some buggies on nitrorcx are the same as rchobbyestor just a bit cheaper
and i might have my own hobby shop and i am 14 but i won't have a building i will just have an add in the local newspaper and i will sell buggies like these
i have found a website where it sells things in bulk and it has the same buggies 'n' truggies
ohh okay..well i believe there is a code to get 10% off an nitrorcx aswell..you might have to do a little research. and that sounds awesome good luck!
hi Electroinnovation...this is my first visit to ds site...i have many question n queries dat i wish u cud help to solve....i am trying to implement an adaptive cruise control on RC car for my project...<br><br> i want to know abt a rc car dat has a pwm speed controlling mechanism.more precisly a pic microcontroller...<br>also does brushed and brushless cars both have this type of speed controlling machanism..........?<br><br>plz do reply...and it would be gr8 if u mail me at ... talha.tahir88@hotmail.com
for cruise control, you could take out the spring in your transmitter throttle, so it doesn't sspring back to neutral. <br>or you could get a plane transmitter with the throttle on the left stick
are you serious? Why on earth would you want cruise control for your R/C car?? <br>I mean the point isn't to go to sleep and let it just drive on it's own. ...it's to have fun and control it! seriously people, -think!!!

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