Things to consider when buying an RC crawler

At the first look, I fell in love with the RC rock crawler, and I thought that I will save my money to buy the best RC rock crawler. Its performance left me a deep impression. After a short time of learning about that product, I made a decision of paying money for an RC crawler. Before investing in a RC rock crawler, there are many things that you need to take into account to get a perfect one.


1. The kind of the vehicle

First and foremost, it is very important for you to identify which type of the vehicle that you intend to buy. In this day and time, the RC rock crawler is produced more and more with hundred different styles; therefore, you have to know exactly the type of the crawler that you really want to buy.

The first type of the RC crawler is the on road. If you take a little time to learn about this product, you may see that the RC crawler is divided into two main types, including the off road and the on road. The same as its name, the on road RC crawler is designed to move on the paved, concrete or flat surfaces.

This type of RC crawler consists of the semi trucks, the drift, the motrocycformula one, the dragsters, and the rally. If you like speed, the on road is a perfect choice for you.

The second type is the off road crawler. It is different from the on road crawler because it is not used for the flat surfaces. It has some additional features to help you have interesting experiences in the harsh terrain.

The off road crawlers can be dune buggies, trail trucks, construction equipment, desert trucks, stadium trucks, short course trucks, monster trucks and the rock crawlers. The speed of these off road categories is not limited, and it can be a good option for beginners.

Apart from the type of the vehicle, it is very important for you to take a look at the scale. You need to buy the right scale for your vehicle. There remains a lot of radio controlled cars with a wide range of different sizes. Normally, people usually take the use of the common scale with a dimension of about 1/10 scale.


Now, the scale is different from in the past. It is very difficult for you to find out the exact dimension. I suggest that if you have a large vehicle, it is better for you to choose the scales which are from 1/5 to ΒΌ.

2. Gas, nitro or electric

People usually have a tendency to wonder about the power for the RC crawler. They have many choices in terms of this aspect. Each type of these fuels also has its own advantages and disadvantages. If you use the electric motor, you have to recharge it after using in a short time.

With the regardless of recharging the battery, I always give my priority for the electric power. I think that it is easier for me to start an electric motor than other fuels. In addition, people who have experienced the electric motor said that the electric engine can work very smoothly with less noise.

Furthermore, with an electric motor, you do not to spend too much time on maintaining. In some situations, all what you have to do is to keep it clean. The RC crawler can work in all weather situations. It means that the changes of the weather condition will not have any adverse effects of the work of the crawler.

3. Tips for buying

I bought one time, so I think I can share with you some useful tips. Firstly, I think that you need to find out a reputable brand. You should not find a strange company to buy your crawler because its price is lower.

You should know that normally, the price is equivalent to the quality. The more expensive it is the higher quality it has. To hunt for a good RC crawler with a reasonable price, you should find a big company. If you buy the goods in the company, it can be a little bit cheaper.


Generally speaking, with the same product, each store can have different price; therefore, you should compare between them to find out a good price. To reach the best performance, you should buy some additional accessories for your crawlers.

An expensive product can make you waste a large amount of money, but its longevity will be longer than the cheaper vehicle. If you buy a cheap vehicle with a very low price, you may save money at that time. But, then, you have to pay for other fees such as maintenance or replacing some parts. Fixing and maintaining can waste you both money and time. Therefore, I think that you should give you priority for the expensive one.

Aside from the price, you should order the RC crawler online. By this way, you can save a great deal of money. You do not need to spend time on going to the shop to pay for it. With several clicks, you can buy an RC crawler. You can pay money for them after buying or receiving the product.


If possible, you should pay money after you check everything of that crawler. The local hobby shop is an ideal one for you. With this website, you can buy via your email and then, they will deliver it to your address. I realize that the local hobby shop is very helpful and the sellers are enthusiastic. They provide me a lot of useful advices when I need their help to install my battery.

Final thought

To buy a high quality crawler, there is a list of different factors that you need to take into the consideration to make for sure of its quality. You can read the reviews of the crawler that you make a decision of buying to have a closer look at that product.

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