Order history and details

3793 Products

Sort by
Our team is at your disposal to inform you about your orders

Customer Care

Our team is at your disposal to inform you about your orders

Contact us
We offer you the delivery from 99 euros.

Deliveries and returns

We offer you the delivery from 99 euros.

More details
To avoid mistakes, our team can choose them for you.

Paints and accessories

To avoid mistakes, our team can choose them for you.

Discover more
Get a 5% discount for all your orders during 1 year

1001Prime program

Get a 5% discount for all your orders during 1 year

More information

What is a remote-controlled car?

Want to get started with RC model cars? Find out everything there is to know about remote control cars so you can choose the perfect model.

What is a remote control car?

A remote-controlled or radio-controlled car is a miniature model of a car consisting of a chassis, a motor and a radio control system. In RC modelling, the components can be separated, unlike a toy. RC cars can be powered by either an internal combustion engine or an electric motor.

Electric and combustion-powered RC cars: how do you choose?

An internal combustion RC car has an internal combustion engine that runs on petrol, while an electric RC car has an engine powered by an electric battery. To make the right choice, you need to consider the intended use.

For domestic use, the electric RC car is recommended. It runs on a battery or rechargeable batteries. Some high-performance models can even take you to the beach on a sandy track.

For off-road use, the internal combustion RC car offers great performance and speed. Its mechanism is a miniature reproduction of a real car. It's perfect for RC model enthusiasts and competitions.

Design, scale, remote control range, autonomy and maintenance requirements are also criteria to be taken into account.

What are the different brands of remote-controlled cars?

The RC model car market is flourishing. To find remote control car models, it's best to refer to well-known brands such as Kyosho, T2M, Traxxas, HPI-Racing, Carrera, Tamiya, Thunder Tiger, etc. What's more, some models, such as RC buggies, RC truggys and other 4x4 models, require spare parts for off-road circuits.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of an electric RC car?

Electric RC cars are easy to handle and approach for beginners. It requires no engine tuning or specific maintenance. Quieter and cleaner, this model is ideal for urban environments. Some high-performance electric models can reach speeds of up to 160 km/h.

However, the electric radio-controlled car has a weakness when it comes to range. A full charge is equivalent to between 15 and 30 minutes' driving. An extra battery is needed to finish a race.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of an internal combustion RC car?

A combustion RC car has the advantage of being adjustable. Its parts can be modified to enhance its performance. Do-it-yourself enthusiasts will be pleased, because all the parts are there. Because RC cars run on petrol, a full tank can last between 30 and 45 minutes of driving.

However, an internal combustion RC car requires a lot of maintenance. They are sensitive to water and are not watertight. The fuel tank has to be drained after each run and the glow plugs have to be checked. A personal investment is required to maintain the engine.

What are the different scales of RC cars?

The size of an RC car depends on its scale. A scale of 1/10 means that the model is 10 times smaller than a real car. In principle, the ideal size is determined by the playing field. For a large track, opt for a 1/5 or 1/8 scale model. For indoor use, however, a smaller scale, such as 1/24, is recommended.

Back
R/C Models - Cars

Excellent customer review

Excellent customer review

8.6/10 on Verified Reviews

See reviews

07-05-2024

A little expensive but it was a kit I found hard to find.

JOHN H.

07-05-2024

Prompt service easy to deal with

GEORGE L.

06-15-2024

I live in england.uk. Big big thank you, great communication,fast delivery, great seller to buy from.AAA

DWAN E.

06-14-2024

All was excellent, I recommend 1001 Hobbies .

PATRICIA K.

06-14-2024

Good site, easy to follow and Andy's Hobby models are great. 1/16 models add a new dimension to model making, they are a long and involved build...

ALI S.

06-14-2024

I'd been struggling to find topcoat. They had what I wanted in stock and delivery was very quick. A genuine pleasure.

PAUL R.

06-04-2024

Great service. My package arrived 6 days before the estimated delivery. Always get a excellent service 👏

JOHN B.

05-05-2024

Very pleased with my purchase very reliable

DAVID L.

See reviews
The widest choice, a huge stock

More than 150,000 products for your hobbies, including more than 15,000 in stock and shipped the same day

Specialists at your service

A team of passionate people advises you by phone and chat

Fast deliveries

in the UK 🇬🇧 and the world 🌎 with UPS.

Your satisfaction is our priority

Return within 14 days after your purchase

I become a 1001prime member and enjoy a host of benefits