RC vehicles have always been popular and this holiday season, some flew off the shelves more than others. Even with the holidays over, it is not too late to get one of the most popular remote-control cars. Some are designed for racing, some for honing your skills, and others just for cruising. The common factor is that all of the following RC vehicles are fun for all ages, high-quality, and reasonably priced given their array of features. Check out the options that have been flying off the shelves to get some inspiration before you go shopping for an RC vehicle. Learn more about what is available before you start!
Distianert Electric RC Car Off Road
This monster truck was designed based on the appearance of a desert buggy. It reaches up to 10 miles per hour, making it ideal for beginners to the world of remote-control cars. Git is capable of handling most surfaces as well, so the fun can take place inside or outside.
The controls of this RC vehicle are designed with simplicity in mind, helping get younger kids into the world of RC. Even kids that are just five years old should be able to master the controls. The vehicle is already fully charged and you will need to grab some AA batteries to keep the controller powered. As with all the RC vehicles on this list, it is ready to run out of the box, no extra effort required.
EpochAir Remote Control Car
This RC vehicle was incredibly popular during the holiday season since it is great for kids. This is a unique option in that it can drive on any surface you choose, even the roof and walls. This is due to a creative air suction set by the bottom of the vehicle. This system creates a vacuum and means that you can drive it vertically.
In addition to the ability to drive on the walls and roof, this EpochAir RC vehicle can complete 360-degree spins that will impress everyone and the controls are highly responsive. Charging is conveniently done with a USB.
Exceed RC Electric DriftStar
The Electric DriftStar somehow manages to straddle the line and appeal to both children looking for fun and adults who make a hobby out of RC vehicles. It is not the most affordable RC vehicle at the moment, but it does have a decent price, especially given that fact that its operations will satisfy experienced hobbyists. The extra-large bumper will protect your investment even in a collision.
The aluminum-capped shocks actually hold oil and there is a stable arm suspension. In other words, this RC car mimics the suspension system of full-sized drift cars despite being just a tenth of the size of one. Experienced RC racers will appreciate the precise steering tech that puts you in full control as well as the high-precision SP03018 electric speed control. The engine itself is a RC540 motor that is top-of-the-line. The battery is a 7.2-volt 1800maH Ni-MH affair.
Hosim ZK-01 Terrain RC 9112
Those in search of a monster truck have been reaching for the Hosim ZK-01 Terrain RC 9112, which is reasonably budget-friendly, although not as cheap as some of the others on this list. Compared to other models with a similar performance, this one is about half the price. That performance includes four big off-road tires to handle nearly any surface and a top speed of 33 miles per hour. The lower price comes from the fact that the material quality is a bit lower than some competitors, but it still more than enough for casual hobbyists.
The controller of this RC vehicle is ergonomic so your hands will not get tired and the range is a vast 260 feet, a very competitive figure. That control is also highly responsive so you feel as if you are truly in control. One of the few downsides of this RC vehicle is that you will need to charge it for around three hours and then be able to drive it for 10 to 15 minutes. More expensive RC autos have better batteries.
Traxxas RTR Rustler Remote Control Car
This RC car delivers a fast pace, a strong chassis, and rugged tires that let you use it on a range of surfaces. This is among the faster RC vehicles, which is likely one of the reasons for its popularity. The Traxxas RTR Rustler has a top speed of 35 miles per hour, a very competitive figure. To complement the durability of the rugged tires on this RC vehicle, it also has waterproof controls. The result is that you can take this car on any adventure that comes your way, including through snow or mud or over dust or gravel. The rear tires are even studded to ensure you always have plenty of grip.
In terms of battery power, this is a strong option since it uses a Traxxas 8.4-volt battery and includes a DC Fast Charger. Compared to the average RC car, that means that this one will charge 10 times as fast then stay charged for longer.
VATOS RC Car Desert Buggy Remote Control Car
This RC vehicle from VATOS is a buggy and appeals to those who do not need a hardcore vehicle. The top speed is around 10 miles per hour, so you should not expect it to win a race against a Traxxas RC. Even so, you will have lots of fun while driving it around and will find it better for your budget. Those of all ages will appreciate the 2WD electric motor that is capable of handling most surfaces, including inclines.
Charging this VATOS RC is done via a USB port, which is highly convenient. A full charge will take about three hours to complete. The only downside is that you will only be able to play for about 15 minutes at a time. Because of the charging duration and lower speed, this is a great option for those who are just getting into RC vehicles or younger children. Experienced RC drivers and those who want more speed will want to consider one of the other options flying off the shelves.