Although radio control cars appear in different models, designs and sizes, the core mechanics of operation are the same in all of them. They all apply the radio principle for their operation and control. A radio control car will have basic components such as a transmitter, an antenna, and batteries to power the system as well as a receiver and other gadgets. These are the key physical components that no radio control racing car can operate without.
Although at first glance they may appear to have a very complex working system, its really simple. A small knowledge of how the different components are fit together can greatly help you understand your toy car better. This definitely leads to memorable racing experiences and ability to make minor adjustments on your toy to improve efficiency. Actually, what enables you to control the toy is due to transmission of control frequencies from the radio to the radio control car. Frequencies vary from one model and largely determine the range at which you can control the car from.
What the racer actually holds in his hand is the radio control box. Another control box fitted inside the toy receives the signals that control the car. Actually the heart of this controlling system in your car is a pair of crystals that are inserted both at the transmitter and the receiver. The aerial fitted in the radio control car is responsible for taking up signals that directs the toy car. Electronic speed controllers are fitted in the car primarily to pass on commands that help in controlling the speed. Operating these electronic gadgets requires power which explains the uses of battery packs or why recharging the toy car is important. Its just as basic and simple as that.
Understanding the mechanics of your toy car is really important especially when a hitch occurs and you are unable to control it. This may happen for instance due to wrong fixing of batteries which unless you have basic knowledge about how it operates, you may have a difficult time trying to resolve the hitch.
A radio control car must be well cared for. Crashing or hitting the car on hard objects should always be avoided. Incase the radio system is damaged and the toy car cant operate, its always advisable to take it to an expert to have a check on it. However, this may cost you some money thats why prevention is always better than cure.