The use of RC vehicles is increasing with every passing day. It isn’t just limited to boys toying around with RC vehicles but rather a hobby for adults as well. There is no doubt that it is an expensive hobby. People spend thousands of dollars on their RC vehicles so it is vital to take care of RC vehicles. And just like any regular car that you drive to your office, RC vehicles require constant checking and regular maintenance. RC vehicles come in gas and electronic versions which means their maintenance and checking isn’t exactly the same. However, there are a few cleaning and checking steps that are common to both type of Remote Control vehicles. So let’s have a look at those first.
The first and very obvious one is a physical checkup. It’s an easy but a very crucial step of checking your precious RC vehicle after a run. Have a thorough look at the RC vehicle for any damages or missing parts especially the small parts or screws.
Sometimes a broken or faulty part might be the reason of an unusual noise from our RC vehicle. So try to drive your vehicle in a silent area to look for any unwanted noise. This checkup should be done after every run.
Dirt might not seem a big deal but it is. Regular after run cleaning can make a huge difference not only in performance but in the whole life span of your RC vehicle. So always clean the dirt and use a small brush for places where your hand can’t reach.
Screws tend to get loose especially if you had a long day at track. So it’s always a good idea to check for loose screws or nuts that, if left unchecked, can cause serious damage to your RC vehicle.
Tires are a very important part of your vehicle and they can become loose after a rough and long day at the track. So check your tires if they are loose and check for any physical damage as well. And if they are damaged, don’t forget to replace them.
Keeping an eye on your suspensions and shocks oil is also of great importance if you want to increase the life span of your beloved vehicle.
Gas powered RC vehicles For Gas Powered RC Cars, you need to do a few more things if you want to keep your vehicle for a long time. Never forget to drain your fuel tank after a run. Leaving your fuel tank undrained will cause condensation which will be troublesome especially if you aren’t planning on going to run for the next few days. Another thing you should always do is clean the air filter as dust can cause serious damage to your engine as well.
Electric RC vehicles If you have an electric RC vehicle then there are a few things that needs your undivided attention. You should always check the wires for any damage. Removing dust from speed control and chassis should also be kept in mind. Last but not the least is your motor. Inspect and clean your motor to keep it in good condition and disassemble during the cleaning for through checkups if possible. Also, clean and oil the bearings as well! These are, of course, only a few things. There are many more things that you can on regular basis to keep your RC vehicle maintained at the best possible condition. But doing these checkups will definitely make the lifespan of your vehicle a lot longer than before.