Are you keeping the inner child happy with a hobby like collecting and driving RC cars? You’re not alone, and you know how beneficial of a hobby it can be, allowing you to have as much fun as you can, going back to the childhood days when all you knew was fun.
It’s also a hobby that takes you outside, away from sedentary lifestyle so it’s great for the well-being too, and the socialising side means you can meet plenty of like-minded people around who share this same passion, get the chance to compete and even win prizes.Okay, as heartbreaking as it might be, it’s all fun and games until some problem arises with your car, and this can happen to cheap and higher-end cars alike, so before you panic and tear the whole car apart it’s best to check what kind of a problem it is you’re dealing with.
For instance, if it’s the light you can easily fix it with the rc car lights specialised RC stores offer, available in sets for specific car models, different colours, as well as the battery indicators.
Even if you don’t have trouble with your lights, upgrading with LEDs is sure to make for a stylish upgrade too that’s affordable as is easy to DIY, all you have to decide on is the way you’re going to install the RC lighting, be it the direct connection, receiver controlled switch or toggle switch.
Though the receiver controlled option may be more complex than the other two, its convenience might convince you to choose it over them. The lighting and variety of rc car lights aside, if the problem is the car movement, it’s important to see whether the wiring is to blame for the lack of steering.
It’s easily solvable with rewiring, though loose wiring may not always be the source of issue; the poor battery-vehicle connection could be too, so check whether resoldering would be the solution to go for in that case.
Depending on the car model sometimes the culprit can be as simple as requiring more fuel, as with nitro RC cars, so if you have one of these and all of a sudden you can’t run it see if it needs fuel first before you make it bigger of a problem.
When the servo isn’t functioning properly you’d notice with the RC car’s response to some commands and no response to others in which case switching the receiver would be the solution.
When it’s far more serious and this doesn’t solve it either then it might be better to get some RC assistance from a centre, store or the RC club unless you’ve already dealt with inner issues before.
While it’s advisable to get to know your car well and enhance your repair skills, you`d be surprised how often obvious things like not having the batteries installed correctly, car and transmitter not set to the same channel, needing to reset the gears or antenna not fully extended can be behind the malfunction.