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

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

by Matt Benfield

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


The book describes the types of radio-control cars from choosing between pre-built and kits, on-road and off-road, cars and trucks, gas(nitro) and electric power. It then goes on to explain the tips behind building a car, assembly techniques and tools, setting up brakes, suspension and throttle, painting and detailing, applying decals and then leading on to show the best ways of maintaining a car from basic maintenance, checking for wear, adjustments, repairs, replacement parts and cleaning. It also explains how to improve their performance from engine modifications, electronic speed controllers, up-rating motors and batteries, changing chassis and suspension settings, gear ratios and lightweight components for those who want to. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844254705
Publisher: Haynes Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 09/15/2008
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author



Matt Benfield has been passionate about radio-control cars since childhood, and is currently editor of Racer magazine, the UK’s leading radio-control car monthly. He lives at Farnborough in Kent.

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