Published on October 17th, 2017 | by Guest0
Top 6 Tech RC Toys for Geeks
The world of RC toys is vast and everyone can find a cool device for a bit of fun in their free time. Sadly, if you’re a technology geek, looking for something really awesome, there are fewer options. However, you won’t be disappointed because the latest hobby-grade designs (RC toys for hobbyists) are so advanced and interesting that it’s difficult to choose only a few.
Below, I listed my top 6 favorite RC toys that are appealing to techies (or geeks, if you want) and that presented a real challenge for me and my friends. These are the designs that are worth a techie’s attention!
Traxxas Rustler XL-5
Besides being gorgeous, the Traxxas Rustler XL-5 is also a beast with amazing inner workings and fancy tires. This is a 2WD car that can take off-road races like it’s a piece of cake. The full suspension is great at keeping the car well-balanced on uneven terrain and the break and reverse mode is great for a quick escape from a ditch.
The 7-cell NiMH battery and the powerful motor allow this bad boy to reach speeds up to 35mph and its build flexibility is fantastic for any RC racing enthusiast.
From a techie point of view, the car is easy to fix and there are a lot of available spare parts in the market.
Redcat Racing Volcano EPX
While it’s not as fast as the RC truck mentioned above, the Volcano performs amazingly when it comes to handling and driving capabilities. It’s also easy to control and it behaves wonderfully on uneven terrain.
The Volcano is capable of reaching up to 20mph, but the big wheels and powerful engine will allow it to climb any obstacle. The 4WD feature and the independent suspension keep it well-balanced and ready to anything.
If you open it up, you’ll find the electronically programmable ESCs, the engine, and cool suspensions, but you’ll also see the NiMH battery (7 to 10 minutes runtime) and the intricate design that makes everything work. If you want to learn more about this truck or other similar ones, take a look at the reviews on RC Rank.
For flying passionate, the Sport Cub S is an RTF version addressed mostly towards intermediary hobbyists. The design (which is a replica of a Cessna 172) is compact and this makes it easy to carry around from one event to another.
When in flight, the plane can perform some pretty cool aerial stunts but it also has a built-in failsafe for when you lose control. The controller comes with a panic button that switches to plane on autopilot from the moment you press it.
This impressive design is one of the fastest RC planes on the market so I wouldn’t recommend it to a beginner. The Delta Ray hast two motors, but the battery life is not something to brag about. Still, it will fly over a football field in a matter of seconds.
Syma S107G 3 Channel RC Helicopter
This little guy features a cool design and a flybarless experience for more stability during flight. It is durable and the gyroscope system helps beginners understand how to control RC helicopters when in the air. Still, you should know that this is an indoor helicopter since it’s quite small and can’t withstand the wind.
UDI U13A Metal RC Helicopter
This heli is great for some fun outside and the metal alloy frame is durable enough to withstand any mild shocks. It also comes with a camera, which is great for aerial pictures and videos, and a 3-axis gyro for extra stability during flight.