Keeping Your Rc Car Steady

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RC car racers have to make it a point that collision should be the last thing that can damage their vehicle. But, with the speed RC cars are capable of doing while on track, collision is a common scenario. If you are a newbie to handling RC cars as a hobby, there are some basics that you need to know. These basics are good for the type of RC vehicle that you own and for your own knowledge in RC racing.

First of all, shock absorbers or as it is popularly known, shocks, keep the vehicle suspended parallel to the tires and ground below it. A good set of shocks assure the owner that the chassis of a RC car doesn’t touch the track nor does it cause the tires of the car to stray away. Keeping a good set of shock absorbers is the tricky part, so before entering any racing competition, test several set of shocks which you think would be effective in keeping your RC car chassis off of the racetrack.

Everybody knows that shock absorbers consist of a good set of springs as this allows the car to maintain the standard height from 0 level. For better performance though, a soft type of spring is preferred. As mentioned, it is better for you to test several springs at a time before entering a competition. You’ll be the judge of the height of the chassis from the ground and whether the “feel” of the spring already suffices your preference.

To put your RC car under smooth control even if it bumps another car on track or experiences an ordinary bump, be sure you have the right amount of shock oil absorbed on the springs of the car. An appropriately positioned pistons absorb the excess energy caused from a collision or impact. This results to the steady motion of a vehicle.

Keeping your RC car free from unsteady movement and unnecessary bounce will give you peace of mind when driving it around or even when in a competition.

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