Building radio controlled cars, vehicles and aircraft, is a hobby enjoyed by both the young and the young at heart. You can buy radio controlled kits that require you to assemble them or buy them already assembled and enjoy the thrill of racing them. We carry a vast supply of complete kits as well as all the parts and accessories you need to keep them running in top shape. If you prefer an indoor option, you can go online and buy AFX and Scalextric Slot Car sets for hours of enjoyment. We ship all around Australia. If you need help, we have RC Specialists on staff, give us a call or send us an email.Show More
If you are the parent of a child who is begging for a car that is controlled by remote or radio, you may have no idea where to even begin with your purchase. The truth is, the world of radio controlled cars is quite huge and for many people, is even considered a hobby. There are very simple cars that can be controlled with a hand held device, for example, or there can be very technical and detailed cars that take a lot of concentration and experience to even manipulate. Though you will certainly find a cost difference, it is very important when buying a car for your child that you are starting out small.
Small and cheap should be the goal when you buy the first RC car for your child. You don’t want to overwhelm them with fancy devices that they simply won’t understand. Brand name toy makers will have remote control cars such as these and in most cases; you will want to make sure they are labelled as 1/10 or 1/20 of the size of a real car. The 1/10 size is best for outdoor use while the 1/20 is ideal for indoor use.
Both boys and girls will love the remote control cars that are on the market and at toy stores like Mr Toys Toyworld. There are models that are specifically made for both of them. This, of course, doesn’t mean that you need to stick to that, as all of them are basically the same, especially the models for beginner RC enthusiasts.
If you have noticed that your child is becoming bored with their RC car or doesn’t seem challenged by it any longer, you will probably want to upgrade to a larger or more challenging model. Eventually the remote control vehicles that you are buying will be able to be upgraded, modified and more. Your child may learn how to engineer them on their own, in fact, with the use of replacement parts. Many people who enjoy this type of hobby like to race their cars as well. This is a great opportunity for children and teens to learn about engineering, mechanics and is a great way to get them involved in a hobby where they will learn something.
For beginners, toy shops will be the best place to purchase the cars. They will be relatively cheap and you can usually find a nice selection. Depending on the toy store in question, you may also find that they have some excellent intermediate models as well. Once your child really gets a handle on this hobby, they will definitely want to shop at specialty stores, both online and offline, in order to get the parts they need to really make their racer shine.
When it comes to cost, the beginner models tend to be under $100 and in many cases, under $40 - $50. More advanced cars will certainly be a bit more expensive, but this can also be an opportunity to teach your child another valuable lesson in economics.