My orders

21 Products

Sort by
We offer you the delivery from 99 euros.

Deliveries and returns

We offer you the delivery from 99 euros.

More details

How to choose a thermal rc car?

Eager to drive a thermal RC car? Discover all the points to know to choose your remote-controlled car.

What to remember to choose a thermal RC car

How to choose a remote-controlled car?

Integrating the world of RC modeling is a fun and rewarding initiative. Thermal RC cars are accessible to all ages and have a wide range of features. They carbide with gasoline and are suitable for off-road use.

The criteria of choice are mainly the design, autonomy, scale of size and range of the remote control. A thermal miniature car requires more maintenance, hence the interest in opting for prototypes of 4x4 modeling such as RC drift cars or RC 4x4 cars that are more robust.

If you know yourself in mechanics and have a great passion for RC modeling, the thermal RC car is a good choice. You just have to choose the miniature replica of the car of your dreams to land on the difficult tracks or participate in competitions.

Which remote-controlled car size to choose?

The size of a radio controlled car is based on a few personal parameters including: the budget allocated to the project, the profile and expertise of the future driver and the means of transport within his reach. The average scale is about 1/10 or 1/12. Other available scales of magnitude include:

Miniature car 1/43 for children;

Miniature car 1/18 for collectors;

Miniature car 1/8 for those looking for a variety of prototypes;

Miniature car 1/6 or miniature car 1/5 for the most experienced and followers of auto mechanics.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a thermal rc car?

RC cars are real sources of happiness and distraction for modellers adept at mechanical adjustments. Indeed, the performance of this radio controlled car can be customized for more power. You have the opportunity to tinker with your internal combustion engine to adapt it to your driving style.

Ideal for long races, the thermal RC car has a range of 30 to 45 minutes for a full tank. Just recharge the latter to continue the lap of the track. Very realistic, this prototype emits a sound at acceleration and exhaust gas.

Nevertheless, it is messy and requires maintenance. Its tank must be drained after each race session. As it is not waterproof, the condition of its parts should be checked frequently.

What are the best-known brands of RC cars?

The market for thermal RC cars is very large. You will find a panel of remote-controlled cars for adults, children, novices or experienced. Trust the major brands in the sector to find a solid, reliable and aesthetic model:

Traxxas ;


Thunder Tiger ;

Tamiya ;

Kyosho ;


Which RC car for a beginner?

For a beginner, the RC modeling market offers a wide range of prototypes. The choice is based on your personal preferences. If you like off-road cars (off-road models), bet on a Truggy RC, a Buggy RC, a Monster Truck or why not a construction machine. On the other hand, if you are interested in on-road cars (models for flat surfaces), opt for a race car, rally car or Formula 1.


Excellent customer review

Excellent customer review

8.8/10 on Verified Reviews

See reviews


Very pleased with my purchase very reliable



Delivery of item from order date took 20 days - and this is not clear when ordering. However - the 1001 Hobbies customer service team did answer...



Excellent service. I have used 1001 Hobbies several times now and would recommend them.



Great service. Goods received as expected. No problems.



Very prompt service



Excellent range of models and hobby items, all at reasonable prices. Easy to navigate and attractive website. Great service and prompt delivery...



items arrived on time and quite cheap



Ordering was straightforward, good delivery time, have used them before, very good


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