If you are thinking about buying a petrol RC cars and you are a beginner, I have juts been reading an article I think you may be very interested in, its all about Going petrol RC cars for Beginners.
You basically have three choices when it comes to buying a RC cars, these being electric, nitro and petrol RC cars. Petrol in my opinion, are the best to get if you want maximum speed and power, the article makes this good point on this:
"If you really want to join the 'big boys' then you need to seriously think about getting a Nitro or Petrol remote controlled car."
When it comes to Choosing petrol RC cars for Beginners, a lot of people think they should go for the cheapest one they can possibly find, but the there is a problem with this, which is that often the cheaper ones are cheap because they are of lower quality and often brake and do not last as long as a slightly better quality one bought for slightly more. The article makes a good point about this also:
"Do not be tempted to go on price. Money well spent now, even if it's your first RC car, will ensure you get a model that will stand up to lots of knockouts"
Another big thing you need to be aware of when Choosing petrol RC cars for Beginners, is that you need to buy one that will work straight out of the box, because other wise it can end up costing much more money for tools and a lots more time actually putting the peaces together.
Also when choosing you RC car make sure it comes with tools that you will need to maintain it which can help to keep down the costs. The article also makes a good point about this also:
"First time buyers, as you need to be getting something that works straight out of the box and do not have to spend time and money on specialist tools when one of the wheels needs attention on the first few outings."