Remote control cars are fun for the whole family. You can purchase already built cars, but to build them yourself is more rewarding. Here are the steps you will need to follow to learn how to build RC cars.
Choose the type of car you want.There are many different body styles of remote control cars. Visit a RC car store to see what they offer. You can ask the sales people for recommendations according to your skill level.
Clean an area to work. You will want to clear out an area that is a flat surface and well lit. You should also find somewhere that is well-ventilated, since you will be painting the RC car. If you are planning on storing the car while you are not working on it, make sure your work area is not accessible to children and pets.
Remove your parts from the box. Take out all the pieces and inspect for damages and missing parts. You can also organize the parts according to type to make it easier for you when you start building the car. Put all tire parts together, all engine parts together and so forth.
Sand down any rough edges on your parts. Using a piece of sand paper, sand down any plastic that is rough on your parts and body. Sand until the plastic is smooth.
Put the engine together. Start with the engine and any other electronics for your RC car. The instructions may vary by model so refer to your car’s instructions. Test that the engine is running correctly before moving on to the next step.
Paint your RC car’s body. The body of your car will come as a clear plastic piece. Paint it any color you choose. Use spray paint or a spray gun so that the paint is distributed evenly. Wait for the paint to dry between coats. Adding a layer of high gloss will make your paint job shine.
Once the paint is dried, the body can be assembled. Following your car’s instructions, make sure the engine is installed inside the chassis correctly. Secure the top part of the body to the chassis using a screwdriver.
Assemble and add on the wheels. Put the tires on the wheels. You may need to heat the tires a little to get it to fit onto the wheel. Once all 4 are assembled, attached them to the car’s axels, making sure they are secure.