RC cars

Radio-controlled cars are usually categorized as either "toy" or "hobby" grade. Remote-controlled vehicles differ from radio-controlled by the presence of a wire cable connecting the transmitter and the car, limiting their movement. This article focuses on the radio-controlled vehicle category, both toy and hobby grades.

Cars are powered by various sources. Electric cars are powered by small but powerful electric motors and rechargeable nickel-cadmium, nickel metal hydride, or lithium polymer cells. There are also brushed or brushless electric motors. Most fuel-powered models use glow plug engines, small internal combustion engines fueled by a special mixture of nitromethane, methanol, and oil (in most cases a blend of castor oil and synthetic oil). These are referred to as "nitro" cars. Recently, exceptionally large models have been introduced that are powered by small gasoline engines, similar to weedwhacker motors, which use a mix of oil and gasoline. Electric cars are generally considered easier for the novice to work with compared to fuel-driven models, but can be equally as complex at the higher budget and skill levels.

In both of these categories, both on-road and off-road vehicles are available. Off-road models, which are built with fully-functional off-road suspensions, can be used on various types of terrain. In comparison, on-road cars, which generally have a limited or non-existent suspension, are strictly limited to smooth, paved surfaces.

Rc Car value and price guide

What's your Rc Car worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.

Item Title Date Price
rolls royce phantom replacement smart remote control Rolls Royce Phantom Replacement Smart Remote Control 10/2021 $399.00
huina 1 14 k970 metal rc hydraulic tracked excavator Huina 1 14 K970 Metal Rc Hydraulic Tracked Excavator 10/2021 $8 194.90
1 4 scale ac cobra roller quick change rear radiator 1 4 Scale Ac Cobra Roller Quick Change Rear Radiator 09/2021 $6 250.00
1 4 scale ac cobra roller quick change rear radiator 1 4 Scale Ac Cobra Roller Quick Change Rear Radiator 10/2021 $6 250.00
1 4 scale ac cobra roller quick change rear radiator 1 4 Scale Ac Cobra Roller Quick Change Rear Radiator 10/2021 $6 250.00
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Comments (2)
Steven - November 17, 2021
I have a like new in the box Tandy Turbo Beetle 49 that I am looking to sell, everything works except the reverse, any idea what I should be asking for this, any help woul be greatly appreciated, thanks for your time.
Around 15 to 20 usd.
Sue - January 21, 2021
Looking for valuation of several remote control vehicles. 1958 Pontiac Bonneville, Edsel Citation and several others. Believe these to be battery controlled with remotes. Have some photos and will take more.
Best is to sell them as a lot on eBay or Craigslist, or maybe there are some Facebook groups with RC car collectors.