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Why Remote Control Cars For Adults Have Become As Popular As Remote Control Cars For Kids
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It has long been associated that remote control cars are just a kids thing, we all had them when growing up but for most of us that’s where the relationship ended. Or so we thought. It has since transpired after doing some heavy-duty research that this is actually not the case, and upon further inspection it seems that the weight of the people spending the most and partaking the heaviest are actually adults in the USA. So why did these remote control cars for adults become so popular? This is largely down to America’s passion for extreme sports and the fact that this is an extreme sport anyone can do. You don’t need to get on a bike or put a pair of skis on, you just fire up your RC car and off you go. Instant thrills. Also the sheer amount of outdoor space in America lends itself to the notion.

The adult’s toys (well children can buy and use them you just wouldn’t advise your 5 years old to ‘top up the Nitro tank!’) are a lot more dynamic for starters, making them a lot more interesting. Kids Remote control cars are normally battery based, and are usually around 1:16 the size of a car, and can do fun jumps and tricks in the garden. Remote Control Cars for Adults however are fuelled by Petrol/ Gas or Nitro-Methane and are a fifth the size of a car. I have seen youtube clips of people getting their cars up to 80mph. The engines are often complete replicas of a full size car with a few differences here and there.

RC enthusiasts like to build their own cars, adding to the fun of the hobby, which adds a totally new dimension to the pastime. This opens doors to not just owning and using an RC Car, but maintaining, upgrading and tuning your RC car. I know people who have now taken this to the next level and actually race their Remote Control Cars for Adults in organized events, often miles away. One colleague regularly gets up at 5 am on a Sunday to get to these events. It’s a full on passion, and not just a bit of fun.

So why have Remote Control Cars for Adults become as popular if not more popular than the kids version? Because the Americans have taken it to the next level, pretty much declaring it an extreme sport, and why not?! There is nothing more fun than getting your HPI Racing Baja 5SC out and thrashing it round a dirt track!.


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