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What parts would I need to build a remote control car from scratch? Answered

As stated above, I need to know what parts I would need to build a remote control car from scratch. The main things are the remote control itself, and the components that allow for a the system to allow electricity to flow. I'm guessing they are some sort of transmitter however I am not sure. I can cut the frame out on a plasma cam, but need to know the general things I will be needing, and an approximate cost. Also where can I get the items? Radioshack i'm presuming.

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marvonc (author)2015-05-30
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mpilchfamily (author)2012-04-13

Have a look through your local area. I'm sure you can find some sort of hobby store. They will sell all the parts you need to put a nice RC car together. They will have the controllers, receivers, servos, motors, wheels, chassis and body shells you might want or need for the project.

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rickharris (author)2012-04-13

Plasma cam! What do you intend to make the car from 3 mm sheet steel?

Buy a suitable RC TX and RX and servos not worth making. Cost for = quality would be more then purchase price.

Build something small until you get a grip of the technology. Even start with a kit.

Lots of RC car sites out there.

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bwrussell (author)2012-04-12

Use the search feature or look to the right ------------>
There are a plethora of remote control cars already posted on here. Also Google could be helpful.

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