The Basic Technical Specification Of Rc Electric Vehicles Simplified For Beginners
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When you are browsing rc automobiles online and decide to check the details of an rc electric vehicle that you are interested in (let’s suppose it is an high speed on road racing car), this is what you will likely be presented with, if you are on a quality, customer-focussed website, that is:o SP28404 brushless motoro SP28405 brushless electronic speed controlo Anodized aluminium centre drive jointo Compact front/rear differentialso Suspension arms with adjustable Widtho Anodized aluminium radio trayo Solid shock towers and front/rear bumpero High quality on-road tires with chrome sprayed rimso 7.2v 1100mah Ni-Mh battery power requiredo 7.2v 1500mah Ni-Mh battery or 7.4v 1300mah lithium battery pack is optionalo Anodized aluminium motor heat guardo High duty front bumper foam provideso Vehicle length: 265 mmo Vehicle Width: 140 mmo Height: 80 mmo Wheelbase: 174 mmo Track Width: 77 mm (F/R)o Gear Ratio: 10.6:1o Ground Clearance: 8mmo Net Weight: 790go Wheel Diameter: 49mmo Wheel Width: 18mmHow do you make head or tail of this fairly detailed specification for your rc electric vehicle, without it resulting in your eyes glazing over? Help is at hand right here. Let us go through these features one by one and you will be overjoyed with enlightenment.SP28404 brushless motorThis is the latest, more advanced, powerful type of rc electric vehicle motor, which is reflected in the overall (higher) starting price of the rc electric vehicle in which it is fitted. The benefits to you are a potentially speedier, more dynamically efficient rc electric vehicle, with the added bonus that it should be simpler to maintain. RC electric vehicles with brushed motors however, are the classic, conventional types.SP28405 brushless electronic speed controlThe rc electric vehicle’s speed is regulated with an electronic speed controller (abbreviated to ESC). This is the component that controls the drive motor mentioned above, together with the general electronics. Most rc electric vehicles come integrated with the motor and ESC, but are separate purchases in the more enhanced rc electric vehicle set-ups.Anodized aluminium centre drive jointMore commonly known as the rc electric vehicle’s drive shaft, this is the central rod that runs from the front to the rear of the automobile. Being made of aluminium makes it lighter without compromising on the vehicle’s overall stability and sturdiness.Compact front/rear differentialsA differential is a device that in most cases incorporates gears and is designed to drive each pair of front and rear wheels with equal force, but still allows the wheels to rotate at different speeds. Differentials on good rc electric vehicles are high performance.Suspension arms with adjustable WidthThe suspension arms provide your rc electric vehicle with powerful cushioning, as in a conventional car. Being adjustable allows the vehicle to be driven at optimum suspension on different terrains, especially when running over bumpy or rocky ground and when turning corners.Anodized aluminium radio trayThis is tray that houses the in-built radio receiver in your rc electric vehicle. Being anodized gives it increased corrosion and wear resistance, making it harder than bare aluminium.Solid shock towers and front/rear bumperIntegrated with the suspension system, the shock towers provide a damping effect on the overall vehicle suspension.High quality on-road tires with chrome sprayed rimsThe specification for this rc electric vehicle relates to an on road racing car. The makeup of the tires is important here. It is like differentiating between a mountain bike, with its thick, knobbly, high-friction tires and a road bike, with its slimmer, low-friction tires and a less prominent tread. It all comes down to performance requirements on the terrain that the rc electric vehicle was designed/intended to run on. The chrome rims adds a splash of quicksilver that finishes off the wheels nicely.7.2v 1100mAh Ni-Mh battery power (required), 7.2v 1500mah Ni-Mh battery or 7.4v 1300mah lithium battery pack (optional) 7.2-volt nickel cadmium batteries are standard power sources, often referred to as battery packs. Although they are identical in size, they differ in capacities ranging up to 3700mAh typically. As the battery pack is extra, it is advisable to go for the largest capacity that you can afford, if you desire more running time (the downside is that you’ll need more time to charge it up).Anodized aluminium motor heat guardUnsurprisingly, your rc electric vehicle’s motor will get very hot. The guard thankfully provides protection against heat, which results from high speed running.High duty front bumper foamAs with conventional, real-world automobiles, the front foam bumper needs to deliver maximum protection to your rc electric vehicle against impacts.Vehicle dimensionsLength, width, height, ground clearance, net weight, wheel diameter and wheel width are self-explanatory.Your rc electric vehicle’s wheelbase will be the length from the leading edge of its front wheels to the trailing edge of its rear wheels.TrackTrack refers to track width, the distance between the center of the left tire and the center of the right tire.Gear RatioThis is the relationship between the numbers of teeth on two gears that are meshed or two sprockets connected with a common roller chain, or the circumferences of two pulleys connected with a drive belt.So, there you have it. We’ve just covered some of the basic technical terms that you are likely to come across when you are enjoying your time shopping for your future rc electric vehicles. Whatever you do, don’t be fazed by these terms – think of it as an educational experience, a journey of discovery that is a part of your enjoyment of rc electric vehicles.