R/C Car

Radio Controlled Cars

One of the most common questions we are asked at Hobby-Sports.com is how fast will my R/C car go?  Well, our honest answer will always be that it depends…  You may be thinking that we are not giving you a straight answer, but we need a bit more information from you in order to give you a range.  Does your model have a nitro (glow) engine?  Is it powered by an electric motor?  Is it engineered for racing or fun?  Is it stock or has it been modified for higher speeds?  There are a multitude of features that we need to take into consideration prior to establishing a speed range for your R/C car.  But, don’t worry!  We will get to the bottom of what your car is capable of!

Need for Speed!

Fast cars are always fun.  But, unless you are an experienced driver, choosing an R/C car strictly for its speed is not a good idea.  Here is a rough estimate of what kinds of speeds you can expect from different R/C models.  But, remember that your actual speeds will vary depending on all the factors involved with your vehicle!

.Off-Road Electric – 15-60 .mphOff-Road Nitro – 20-60 .mphOn-Road Electric – 20-100 .mphOn-Road Nitro – 20-70 mph

R/C Truck

R/C Trucks

How fast will my R/C truck travel?  If I need parts, do you carry them or will I have to order them?  These are questions that we encounter every day at Hobby Sports.  Our answers will always be the same.  The speed of your R/C truck will depend on a number of things and we will ask you several questions in order to get to the bottom of your dilemma.  And as far as parts for your Radio Controlled, the answer is YES!  We carry the parts for everything that we stock.

Electric or Nitro?

One of the most important questions you will ask yourself prior to purchasing your new R/C truck is which power source you should choose.  Both will provide you with a positive R/C experience.  Now let’s break each of them down:

·  Electric – These R/C trucks are quick, quiet and easy to afford, build and drive.  This choice of R/C power is very popular with our first time modelers and comes equipped with a rechargeable battery pack.  An R/C truck with a stock motor will provide you with about 8-10 minutes of run time.  By using multiple packs and a charger, an electric R/C can be used for hours.

·  Nitro – Nitro vehicles have grown enormously with the immense improvements in the glow engine technology.  This has simplified the tuning and maintenance which enables hobbyists to enjoy the realistic sound and smell of a Nitro power’s acceleration and speed.


Arrma, Associated, Axial, Custom Works, Dromida, Duratrax, ECX,
HPI Racing, Losi, Mugen Seiki, Mugen Seiki, Ofna Racing, RC4WD, Tamiya, Team Losi Racing, Traxxas And More



Are you looking for an R/C vehicle that comes fully assembled right out of the box?  Then Hobby-Sport.com has the R/C car for you!  Traxxas was started in 1986 with the concept of providing a fully assembled, hobby-class R/C car for the entry-level beginner.  This R/C car has all the same benefits of a hobby-class kit including replaceable parts, hop-ups and a high-quality radio system.  It also comes with a fully assembled and colorful body, right out of the box!  So what are you waiting for!  If you have been thinking of purchasing an R/C car, but have been unsure of where to start, look no further than a Traxxas.


Traxxas created the term Ready-To-Run (RTR) in order to describe this new class of R/C vehicles.  Although acceptance of the RTR concept was slow to catch on, R/C hobbyists soon realized the following:

· They have the same performance and quality of the traditional R/C kits.

· RTR models continue to grow in features and performance. ·  They incorporate the handling, driveline and suspension that has been developed by highly successful racing programs.· Traxxas didn’t just stop on land, but has carried over their R/C line to the boating world. And Traxxas hasn’t stopped there.  They continue to improve their RTR electric, gas and nitro R/C vehicles.  Stop by Hobby-Sport.com today to check out our line of Traxxas R/C vehicles.