RC cars have been a known form of entertainment and toy, not only for kids but also for adults. They have also become a hobby to many people over time. RC car kits have become more popular than the RTRs or Ready-to-Run ones since the user gets a hands-on experience on building the car. When playing with a kit, you also have a wide knowledge on the inner workings of your RC car since you built it yourself. The best thing about RC car kits is that you get to see and put your hands on every single part. That way, you can easily do your own repairs and maintenance. The building process helps give you the confidence to work on the vehicle in the future for thorough maintenance, adjustments, and repairs.
RC car kits don’t only give you the chance to run and control your mini car, you also get the experience of building it. These kinds of toys will be beneficial for a person’s building, assembling and problem-solving ability. In these kits, you also get to lube the differential, set the gear mesh, align the wheels, and tighten every screw. The fine-tuning options and modifications of RC car kits are also unlimited. You can even easily increase their performance at your own pace and according to your preferences.
Remote control cars have different parts and components and in they are generally called “kits”. These RC Car Kits are a box full of the different parts that you can assemble and put together. When you choose kits, you choose to build your RC car from scratch or from the ground up. Basically, you just have to build everything on your own before you get to run and race with it.
Some kits contain just the bare parts or framework while others come pre-assembled. What most people love about these kits is that they are super flexible, they allow you to put a lot of your own creativity and effort into your RC model. Through going through the whole building and creation process, you tend to make your RC car to be something that is truly yours. The creative and mechanical knowledge that you develop when building a kit is also invaluable. This will inspire you to keep your RC car in perfect condition while it’s up and running.
Tamiya has been always known to produce quality cars and this Tamiya RC car kit is not only best in performance but in appearance as well. The Petronas TOM’s RC F is truly an eye-catching RC car in more ways than one. This RC model assembly kit accurately recreates a car. It comes with complete distinctive spindle grille and side panel detailing on the polycarbonate body. Separate parts are packaged in the kit to recreate the unique and real-life-looking side mirrors. Marking stickers are included to recreate sponsor logos, numbers and the striking emerald green detailing.
It has an adaptable TT-02 Chassis offers balanced shaft driven 4WD. It is a built with a highly adaptable chassis, as it offers 2 different wheelbases, 2 ground clearance settings, and 2 tread set-ups. Those are in addition to a range of 10 possible gear ratios. The shaft-driven 4WD TT-02 chassis employs a longitudinal layout with the battery positioned on the left and the motor on the right. This positioning gives excellent stability. In addition, it features identical left and right suspension arms and uprights for ease of assembly, plus easy-to-maintain gearboxes. It also looks really good and appealing, with brake disc-shaped wheel hubs and stylish front bumper supports.
Length: 480 mm
Width: 190 mm
Height: 123 mm
Wheelbase: 257 mm
Tire width/diameter: 27/67 mm (Front & Rear)
Front/Rear 4-Bevel Resin Differentials
3-Piece Steering Tie-Rod
4-Wheel Double Wishbone Suspension
Front/Rear Friction Dampers
Gear Ratio 8.27:1
Type 540 Motor
Electronic Speed Controller (ESC) is sold separately.
The Grasshopper RC car is based on the famous one-seater buggies that have been seen on the US dirt tracks during the 80s. This RC model boasts easy assembly and easy control. With a lightweight build, the Grasshopper proved an instant hit as the perfect entry level RC kit. It is also compatible with a whole range of option parts and accessories such as oil dampers, 540 motor and ball bearings.
Despite being an entry level RC car, this still could keep up with experienced owners. Packed with all the fantastic features of the original kit, this fun 2WD buggy is perfect and well-rounded on both off-road and on-road tracks. Whether it be for a beginner or experienced, the Grasshopper RC car kit guarantees to please.
It has a simple but very durable and tough 2WD chassis. With a super solid frame, this RC car kit can absorb and handle any rough handling. Off-road tracks can be tackled with ease thanks to coil spring dampers, and independent swing axle front and rigid axle rear suspension. Sealed gearbox keeps out the dirt and stones for smooth driving and cornering. Paddle style rear tires and grooved front tires combine with 3-piece assembly type wheels for excellent grip performance on dirt tracks. Half-body driver figure adds that finishing touch to a fun off-road RC car.
Length: 389 mm
Width: 223 mm
Height: 135 mm
Weight: 830 g
Tire width/diameter: 27/67mm (Front & Rear)
Type 380 motor compatible with 540 type motor
Rear 2-wheel drive transmission
Independent swing axle front suspension
Rolling rigid axle rear suspension, friction dampers
Sealed rear gearbox to protect diff gear during off-road running
3-piece assembly wheel, straight ribbed racing front tires, paddle rear tires
Front and rear axle compatible with ball bearings (sold separately)
This 1/8 off-road buggy RC car kit by Team Associated is known to be great in different aspects, from build, maintenance, and ultimately racing. This remote control car model is completely designed from the ground up. The RC8B3 starts with a hard-anodized 7075-T6 durable aluminum chassis designed for optimum weight distribution. Also for good ground clearance, and better overall handling. As a result, the RC8B3 Team Kit changes directions faster and is more compliant, stable and easy to handle even in rough terrain.
The RC8B3 boasts an updated suspension that features a pillow-ball front upright for maximum steering and durability. It has refined 16mm Big Bore hard-anodized aluminum threaded shocks and 3.5mm alloy shock shafts to provide plush suspension travel. The RC8B3 also features precision universal drive shafts at the front and rear. This RC kit by Team Associated is designed for easy handling and fast running. This kit, however, may need extra parts to make it fully operational.
Length: 487 mm
Width: 259 mm
Height: 173 mm
Weight: 997 g
4 wheel drive
Front suspension with pillow-ball uprights for increased adjustability and improved durability
Lightweight ring gears and optimized precision ball bearing sizing
Gearboxes with a 3.38:1 internal gear ratio
Fast access differentials for quick removal, tuning and maintenance
Six universal drive shafts
Braking system features bonded pads and machined steel rotors
7075-T6 aluminum 16mm Big Bore threaded shocks
7075-T6 aluminum shock towers at front and rear
Carbon fiber radio tray with sealed receiver box keeps dirt and debris from receiver
Pro-Line RC8B3 clear body and Team Associated molded wing included
Team Associated RC cars are known to be champions in design and performance as well. This 1:10 scale 2WD off-road has been Team Associated’s signature class and most well-known since the release of the RC10 in 1984. Divide and conquer! In today’s RC world, traction dictates your setup. With both B6 and B6D configurations available, getting to the top of the podium has never been easier. It can be raced on clay or dirt and will run perfectly fine. It boasts a hard anodized aluminum pocketed chassis and optional weights to allow weight bias tuning. This RC car features centralized motor positioning for optimum side-to-side balance.
With this Team Associated RC Car, racing at multiple tracks, or where traction changes, has never been easier. Setups and tuning parts are interchangeable between the two configurations, making the B6 platform extremely versatile. Both versions come with the speed, durability, and lineage expected of a true champion. Choose the configuration that suits you and your track. This vehicle needs extra parts to make it operational, such as motor and battery pack.
Length: 378 mm
Width: 228 mm
Height: 127 mm
Weight: 4 lbs
2 wheel drive
Clay/Hard Dirt/Loose Dirt configuration
Standup 3-gear Stealth(TM) transmission
Ball differential for more rear traction and stability
Flat front arms with narrower shock tower
Adjustable battery hold-down strap allows weight bias tuning
Aluminum front axle and rear hexes for less rotating mass and long-lasting durability
Factory Team Aluminum Shock Bushings provide stable shock mounts
Heavy-duty rear axle for added strength
Factory Team upgraded ball bearings
Team Associated clear body and screw-mounted wing
This off-road RC car kit is perfect for the little kids. The Bo Toys RC Military SUV Building Bricks is a great product for developing small motor skills for children over 8 years old. The army SUV comes in easy-to-assemble 502 pieces, which will make building it a breeze for both you and your little one. And once you build it, the fun, playing, and racing begins. Through this awesome kit, kids can start their own adventure just like a little military commander.
Made of ABS, similar to the material used by the leading brands of building bricks. It comes with 2.4 GHz remote controller with up to 100′ RC distance enjoy more racing fun indoor and outdoor. This kit will also be great a great addition to your collection. Makes a great toy for children who want to and takes interest in building a toy.
Length: 515 mm
Width: 360 mm
Height: 67 mm
Weight: 2.45 lbs
Blocks : 502 pcs.
Durable and lightweight material
Rechargeable battery: 300mAh 7.2V NI-CD
Charge time: 1.5 hour
Playtime: 25 min.
Remote distance: 100 feet
Also a great RC product for kids, the Meccano RC muscle car makes the cut for the best RC car kits. This one is an easy-to-construct remote control speedster that is perfect for both kids and adults. This can race wonderfully on open roads and indoors too. The RC car model is made with real metal parts by Meccano, for a high-end and durable build. This 9.5” long RC model is capable of handling high speeds and turns.
Whether riding solo or trying to win a race, this RC model delivers exceptional speed on the open road. The car features metal components–including steel girders, plates, nuts, and bolts–that hold the car together even in the event of a crash. The sturdy treaded wheels are designed to grip the road, offering added traction as the car whips across the pavement.
The control ’s impressive communication range of 2.4 GHz, combined with multi-directional steering, enables this Meccano RC Muscle CAr to go exactly where you want. Not only fun, this RC car kit is a certified S.T.E.M and educational toy. Building this RC model will require you to draw on science, technology, engineering and math concepts in order to complete it. So, this is not only fun but also packed with a bunch of learning and building experience for kids too.
Length: 350 mm
Width: 249 mm
Height: 59 mm
Weight: 2.12 lbs
Multidirectional steering and an impressive communication range of 2.4 GHz
S.T.E.M and educational toy
The Remote Control Speedster was designed for kids aged 10+
3 x AAA batteries and 4 x AA batteries required
The most common and known RC car types out in the market today include:
This type is the most common and most loved especially by those who are fond of racing. They are modeled after the average racing street cars. These cars are the fastest and best runs on paved and flat surfaces. This type of RC car will be best if you are planning just to use it inside the house or on paved tracks. Street Rc cars will not be ideal if you are looking to drive in your backyard or want something with more power and traction.
Drift RC cars may look and appear similar to street cars. The only difference is that they have different and slick tires. With this RC car, you can slide around turns, even sharp ones, and maintain the speed, They are good if you are up for more challenge since drifting can be difficult, but super fun at the same time.
Buggy RC cars are a cross or mix between offroad and street cars. They are the second fastest on road but the slowest offroad usually due to their low wheelbase. Buggies are good for those who tend to be undecided when it comes to what type of car they want since they can be great for both.
Truggies are also hybrids or crossovers like buggies. These truggies, however, are built more for the off-road tracks. It basically takes the frame of a buggy with monster truck tires.
Trucks are those you have commonly known as the monster trucks. They work very amazing and stable off road but tends to be slow on streets. These Truck RC cars flip a lot when trying to make high speed turns, making them not the best for on road. You should get this type if you want to drive in the woods, muddy tracks or in the grass the most.
Some people may think that RC car kits are super complicated, draining, and time-consuming. Yes, they might be, if you get the wrong one. But once you get to choose the right one for you and your preferences, these kits will now become simple and super fun. Basically, you know that all the parts you have to build the thing will work together, you have instructions on exactly how to do it all and you know from the outset how much the whole thing is going to cost. Time and effort should be put into kits but at the end of the day, it will always be worth it! Most especially if you are someone who is more interested in the mechanical side of things than the flying or driving, then it’s a thousand times more worth it.
Building cars from kits can be exhausting and frustrating, especially if you don’t really know what you’re doing, but keep at it and you’ll find that a kit is by far the most rewarding way of enjoying your RC hobby. The more you put in, the more you get out, and it’s quite as simple as that. That bit more satisfaction, sense of achievement, and ‘personal-ness’ about your model is so, so worth it, satisfying, and a project that you can totally make you proud of yourself and your creation. Not everyone can take on the challenge of building from RC car kits, but once finished and complete, the feeling of satisfaction and pride is like no other.