Hobby grade R/C cars are divided into two main categories: Electric-powered and Nitro-powered. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages:
Electric-powered cars are simpler. All you need is a battery to run it. They are also quieter. You can easily run it around in your house without anyone caring too much. Also, electric ones are usually a little cheaper.
Nitro-powered cars are what I will be discussing next. Even though they are a little more expensive, they are a lot more fun. They have more power than their electric counterparts. They are also able to be run all day long, whereas an electric one has to stop to recharge the batteries. Nitro ones are also a bit louder, but as long as you don't run it at night or early morning when your neighbors would care it will be fine.
|electric-powered street car|
|nitro-powered monster truck|
Even though electric cars are cool too, this blog will focus mainly on nitro ones.