How To Build Your First RC Car From An RC Car Kit?

RC cars have evolved over the years and have become more than a hobby. Kids or adults, RC cars promise everyone a great fun time.

Ready-to-run cars have taken the place of car kits, but many car enthusiasts prefer car kits for their passion for building their vehicles. Anyone who enjoys tinkering with and acquiring knowledge about mechanical devices will find that RC car kits make the perfect fun activity. If you bought your first RC kit, it’s time to start building your car from the kit. Follow the guide to make your car from an RC car kit.

Equipment Required To Build The Car:

Before starting with the kit, you will require some essential equipment to complete the building of an RC car.

  • Battery
  • Metal gear and 14T pinion gear
  • 2+ channel transmitter and receiver
  • Micro servo (it is optional) and steering servo
  • Four tires
  • ESC and motor
  • Paint for the outer surface of the car

Set Your Space And Assemble All Parts:

Since it takes several days to construct an RC car, choose a table or workspace that allows you to leave the kit parts out for a long time. Keep the space completely illuminated to see the small parts of your RC car and ensure you don’t miss anything. Project mats are a great tool to have as they have small compartments to organize parts.

An RC car kit has many small parts that may harm anyone, so keep it out of the reach of kids and pets. Before you open any parts, read the user manual. Make sure you follow the instruction manual; if you notice any challenging step, take your time and go slow by understanding the stage before moving forward.

Tip: When installing screws into metal, always use thread-locking glue. As you drive your RC car, screws inserted into metal gradually become looser. Find a moderate thread-locking glue, and dab a tiny portion onto the screws before tightening them.

Thread-locking glue is not required when the screws of your car are plastic or any other material which is not metal.

Putting Your Wheel Axles Together:

An RC kit may contain all the components required to build your RC car.  Some parts will likely need to be purchased separately. You need to arrange the parts so that the making process becomes seamless. With the help of a screwdriver and the included hardware, secure the gears in the rear axle. Connect the wheels to the ends of the axles after assembly. The motor will be mounted on the back wheels, while the front tires will steer the car in the desired way. Tip: Use manual screwdrivers instead of electric ones because they won’t damage the threads on your screws.

Attaching The Parts One-By-One:

Start by assembling the shock system and placing it in the correct position. The shocks directly attached to the wheels will serve as the chassis’ primary supports. The springs should be secured by sliding them onto the shocks’ bottoms and then screwing them onto the axles.

The final step will be attaching your chassis to the electric motors, battery, and servos. Usually, batteries are offered individually from the kits. To determine the kind of battery you require, consult the kit’s instruction booklet.

Attaching The Body:

After all the parts are assembled and positioned, the final step is to keep the car’s body on top of the chassis. In this way, your RC car will be complete and ready to drive!

Building an RC car from an RC kit is challenging for first-timers but more fun than ready-to-run cars. Try out these kits and experience the joy of creating your RC car.