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Radio-Control Car Manual: The complete guide to buying, building and maintaining

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The Radio-Control Car Manual: The complete guide to buying, building and maintaining is a must have for any novice to intermediate looking for a comprehensive guide into the R/C Car Hobby!

This manual covers all types of radio-control cars and everything from choosing between pre-built and kits, on-road and off-road, cars and trucks, gas(nitro) and electric power.

You will be given valuable tips on:

  • building a car
  • some assembly techniques and tools which you will beed
  • setting up brakes for optimum performance
  • suspension and throttle set-up and maintenance
  • painting and detailing to make you vehicle look HOT
  • applying decals and much more

You will also be shown the best ways of maintaining your car from basic maintenance, checking for wear, adjustments, repairs, replacement parts and cleaning.

It also explains how to improve their performance covering:

  • from engine modifications
  • electronic speed controllers
  • up-rating motors and batteries
  • changing chassis and suspension settings
  • changing gear ratios
  • lightweight components

Having achieved the building of the car, the book shows driving techniques from how the controls work, cornering, braking, jumping, racing techniques, channel settings for racing with other cars and finally designing and building a track from layout concepts to design and construction suggestions.

The Radio-Control Car Manual also goes into some history on the birth and development of the RC movement.

I highly recommend this book to anyone that is starting out in the R/C Car Hobby. It will definitely save you some time, money and aggravation since you will come to know what to expect and how to deal with some of the intricacies of the hobby.