- Kinds of remote controls
- What characteristics you need to pay attention to when choosing
- Revolutionaries in the world of radio control - the best consoles for your car
On the eve of responsible competitions, before the end of the KIT assembly of a car kit, after accidents, at the time of buying a car from a partial assembly and in a number of other predictable or spontaneous cases, there may be an urgent need to buy a remote control for a radio-controlled car. How not to miss the choice, and what features should be given special attention? That is what we will tell you below!
Kinds of remote controls
The control equipment consists of a transmitter, through which the modeller sends control commands and a receiver installed on a car, which catches the signal, decodes it, and transmits it for further execution by actuators: servos, regulators. This is how the machine goes, turns, stops, if you press the corresponding button or perform the necessary combination of actions on the remote.
Automobile makers mainly use pistol type transmitters when the console is held in the hand like a pistol. Under the index finger is located trigger gas. When you press back (to yourself), the car goes, if you press in front - it slows down and stops. If you do not make an effort, the trigger will return to the neutral (middle) position. There is a small wheel on the side of the console - this is not a decorative element, but the most important control tool! With it, all turns are performed. The clockwise rotation of the wheel turns the wheels to the right, while the counter wheel turns the model to the left.
There are also joystick type transmitters. They are held with two hands, and the controls are made with right and left sticks. But this type of equipment is rare for high-quality cars. They can be found on most air equipment, and in rare cases - on toy radio-controlled cars.
Therefore, with one important point, how to pick up the remote to the radio-controlled car, we have already figured out - we need a pistol-type remote control. Go ahead.
What characteristics you need to pay attention to when choosing
Despite the fact that in any model store you will be able to choose both simple, budget equipment, and very multifunctional, expensive, professional, general parameters that you should pay attention to are:
- Hardware channels
- Action range
The connection between the remote control for the car on the radio and the receiver is provided by radio waves, and the main indicator in this case is the carrier frequency. Recently, modellers are actively switching to transmitters with a frequency of 2.4 GHz, since it is practically not vulnerable to interference. This allows you to collect a large number of radio-controlled cars in one place and start them simultaneously, while equipment with a frequency of 27 MHz or 40 MHz reacts negatively to the presence of foreign devices. Radio signals may overlap and interrupt each other, because of which control over the model is lost.
If you decide to buy a control panel on a radio-controlled machine, you will certainly pay attention to the indication in the description of the number of channels (2-channel, 3CH, etc.) These are control channels, each of which is responsible for one of the model's actions. As a rule, to drive the car, two channels are enough - the engine (gas / brake) and the direction of movement (turns). You can find simple toy cars, in which the third channel is responsible for the remote switching of headlights.
In the advanced professional models, the third channel is to control the mixture formation in the internal combustion engine or to block the differential.
This question is interesting to many beginners. Sufficient range of action, so you can feel comfortable in a spacious hall or on rough terrain - 100-150 meters, then the machine is lost sight of. The power of modern transmitters is enough to transmit commands at a distance of 200-300 meters.
An example of a quality, budget remote control for a car on a radio control is FlySky FS-GT3C . This is a 3-channel system operating in the 2.4 GHz band. The third channel provides more opportunities for modeling and expands the functionality of the car, for example, allows you to control the headlights or turn signals. You can program and save settings for 10 different models of cars in the transmitter's memory!
Revolutionaries in the world of radio control - the best consoles for your car
The use of telemetry systems have become a real revolution in the world of radio-controlled cars! The modeller no longer needs to guess at what speed the model develops, what voltage the onboard battery has, how much fuel is left in the tank, what temperature the engine has warmed up, how many turns it makes, etc. The main difference from conventional equipment is that the signal is transmitted in two directions: from the pilot to the model and from the telemetry sensors to the console.
Miniature sensors allow you to monitor the status of your car in real time. The necessary data can be displayed on the remote control display or on a PC monitor. Agree, it is very convenient to always be aware of the "internal" state of the car. Such a system is easy to integrate and easy to configure.
An example of the remote "advanced" type - Spektrum DX3R . Appa works on technology "DSM2", which provides the most accurate and fast response. Other distinctive features include a large screen, which graphically displays data about the settings and the state of the model. Spektrum DX3R is considered the fastest among analogs and is guaranteed to lead you to victory!
In the online store Planeta Hobby, you can easily select equipment for controlling models, you can buy a remote control for a radio-controlled machine and other necessary electronics: receivers , telemetry sensors , servos etc. Make your choice right! If you can not decide on your own, please contact, we will be happy to help!