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how to make a simple rc car for 13 year old child ? Answered

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jbaker22 (author)2012-02-12

If the child is 13 he or she probably isn't interested in a slow rc I can help you modify a slow rc like from walmart into a fast one.
https://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-supercharge-a-cheap-radio-control/

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rickharris (author)2012-02-10

1. make it wire controlled. 2 Motors left and right 3 or 4 wheels. Styling is up to you. This might help http://www.tep.org.uk/PDF/NV16/NV16_MechaSocca.pdf

Turn either motor off or on with separate switches this allows you to control direction.

2. Do the same with a radio control system (bought) or robbed from a toy and set the servo to do the switching.

3. Go to microprocessor control - EG the Picaxe will read and act on either IR signals or the output of a standard radio control, system.

4. Buy RC system 1 servo and ESC - Servo steers ESC controls speed.

The rest of the styling and or mechanicals is up to your ability, budget, access to suitable materials.

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canucksgirl (author)2012-02-10

Here's an instructable for making an rc car. A remote control car needs certain parts to function, and I'm not sure this is your idea of "simple", but take a look anyways. I'm sure you can improve on the appearance of the project.

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