Radio controlled (or R/C) Toys are battery or gas powered model toys that can be controlled from a distance using a specialized transmitter or remote. The term “R/C” has been used to mean both “remote controlled” and “radio controlled”, where “remote controlled” includes vehicles that are connected to their controller by a wire, but common use of “R/C” today usually refers to vehicles controlled by a radio-frequency link.
If you’re new to the world of RC toys, you may feel a bit overwhelmed. There are thousands of different selections you can make, and it is truly annoying to purchase an RC toy and to have it not be what you are looking for. Here is a guide to help you choose the type of RC toys that will make you, or anyone that you are buying for, extremely happy with your choices!
Choosing RC Airplanes/Helicopters
The first question most people as is, “Do RC airplanes and helicopters really fly?” If they’re good RC airplanes or RC helicopters, they absolutely do! There are remote control planes and helicopters available to purchase at all different prices, so figure out who you’re buying for. If you’re buying for a young child, make sure you purchase a helicopter or airplane that has an easy-to-use controller. You may want to stick to the helicopters for young children, as they are generally easier to control than airplanes are. If you’re buying for someone who knows what they’re doing, you may have to spend a bit more, or find something that is different than they have. Look for really small specimens, really large ones, or, if they have a large collection, ones that remind you of the collection they currently have.
All little boys love to play with tanks, and big boys do as well! RC tanks are a huge hit with just about anyone. RC tanks can range in price, so try shopping around your budget. Some tanks have turrets that move and are actually able to fire small shells. Others, usually on the more expensive end, actually smoke very realistically. RC tanks are usually a slam dunk for any RC toy lover!
And now for the meat and potatoes of the RC toy world! RC cars are great toys for anyone, man, woman, or child, that loves to play around with toys. RC cars range from racing style cars, to realistic style cars, to completely fantastical cars! When it comes to choosing an RC car, think about who you’re buying the car for. If you are buying for someone young, you may not want to spend a fortune, as they will probably be fairly hard on the car. Also, you might want to look for cars that run as well outside as they do inside. For the older crowd, look for RC cars that suit their style. If they love racing and Nascar, grab a racing car. If they like high-end vehicles, look for a realistic style RC car.
With a little time, and a little thought, you can choose RC toys for everyone in your family, from the youngest to the oldest, and you may even choose to pick out a new toy for yourself! Visit HobbyMega.com for the best it RC toy selection.