What You Need to Build an RC Car?

Building an RC car is a great way to get into the hobby of radio control vehicles. You don’t need to be an expert to build one, but you do need to know what components are required.

The most important components for building an RC car are the chassis, motor, battery pack, radio system, tires, and body.


The chassis of your RC car is the frame that everything else is attached to. It provides a platform for the other components and determines how your car will handle.

In general, there are three types of chassis: tubular plastic, hard plastic (usually ABS plastic), and aluminum. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages so it’s important to choose the right one for your needs.


The motor is what powers your car. There are several types of motors available for use in RC cars that have different power output capabilities.

Motors vary in size from 540-size brushed motors up to brushless motors with over 4000 watts of power output. It’s important to choose the right motor for your needs.

Battery Pack:

The battery pack provides electricity to the motor and other components of your car. It’s important to choose a battery pack with sufficient capacity and voltage rating for your vehicle’s needs. LiPo batteries are becoming increasingly popular in RC cars due to their high power output potential.

Radio System:

The radio system consists of a transmitter and receiver that allow you to control your vehicle from a distance. The transmitter sends signals through the airwaves while the receiver interprets those signals and translates them into actions on the vehicle itself (steering, acceleration, etc.). The signal strength of a radio system can vary significantly so it’s important to choose one with good range.


Tires are what give your vehicle traction on various surfaces; they come in many different compounds and sizes so it’s important to choose ones that will work best on the surface you plan on driving on most often.




: To build an RC car you need Chassis, Motor, Battery Pack, Radio System, Tires and Body – each component has specific characteristics which should be carefully considered when selecting them for building an RC Car.

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Susan Delgado