MODIFYING A MORE CONTROL CAR
There can be a number of reasons because of which we want to modify our remote control car. The reason which is at top include is to increase its speed. Aur upgraded so that it looks shinier and can perform better.
Why increase the speed of the car?
Usually when we start to do RC racing. We are not very expert about it. With the passage of time the skill developed. The speed of a car does not improve as the skill of the driver Improves. To make the car compatible with the increasing driver capabilities this is important to enhance the car speed and ability step by step.
Can Low priced RC cars run fast?
Low in price, high in performance. The low priced RC cars of inferior quality can be converted into supreme quality remote control cars. All you need is the passion and the vision with professional capability to improve the car.
What you need to do is to replace some inferior quality less performing parts with the supreme quality performing parts.
The operational mechanism of an RC car
Before starting to upgrade the car this is important to understand how the car actually works.
Every remote control car system has at least these four parts
- The communication system
The communication system comprises the remote control unit, the controlling device and the car. this is the mechanism which is responsible for the smooth communication between different parts of the
- The engine of an RC car
Like the original fully functional cars. This requires an engine to run on. Here the engine is the motor fitted in it. This motor generates the energy which the RC car is required to run.
This is the part of the motor that provides generated energy to the car from the electronic system.
This is the energy source or the fuel on which the car operates.
Upgradation of the RC car is in process
Let’s start the procedure and move the wheel faster to achieve the top speed. The speed of the car can be increased by working in these six areas. Let’s explore these areas one by one.
- Weight reduction
- Tires replacement
- Find a new gear ratio of the vehicle
- Upgrade the battery with a better one
- Replace the exist existing motor
- Polish yourself and enhance driving skills.
with the same power if you want to increase the speed of your car the simplest logical solution is just to simply reduce the weight of the car. The reduction in the weight as power will remain the same will definitely result in the increased speed of the car.
Method to do it
- Mark the parts which can be replaced
- Make a list of it
- First search for the better alternatives
- Voice searching keeps in mind that alternatives should be lightweight.
- You may get rid of somebody parts and their replacement is not necessary for them.
The important aspect which should be considered while reducing the weight of the car is this should not disturb the aerodynamics of the car. if the aerodynamics of the car will be disturb then the balance of the car will be disturbed and it will not be able to move freely. The fast speed will only be a dream. Even it can be difficult for the car to move in balance.
You may think that this procedure will reduce a very small amount of weight. But remember while racing with your competitors the small weight reduction which provides your car with the edge to move a bit faster than your competitors can produce a difference in the end result of the race.
2. The tyre replacement
The car does not move without the tyres. The added functionality of the type of all for the car is to grip.
The Road Grip of RC Cars
Road grip is really important and serves many purposes for the car. This saves the car from the slip. If a car slips in between the race this will never be able to win. On the other hand, the strong road grip will result in the reduction of the speed of a car. if the speed of the car is reduced too much even then you will never be able to win the race. so this is important to create a difference between the road grip and the speed needed or desired.
The shoes you wear are similar to RC car Tires
To understand this phenomenon in better terms. Let’s take the logical example of your shoes. As you require different shoes for different purposes like to climb on the rocks, for jogging, and for officially attending the school college or office you require different shoes. As the purpose is to wear the shoes very well you need a different shoe to fulfil the purpose.
Same is true for cars. This all depends on what you want your car to do. On which surface do you want your car to run? Are you running on a rocky surface or you are running on grass or you are running on the rubber surface. The tire fitted with your car was not the best available option to run on all the surfaces simultaneously.
Suggestion regarding the tires
What I suggest here, is to have multiple tires for the car. You can easily replace your tires as per the purpose of running the car and the turf on which the car will run. So your car will no longer be a static dump but a customizable upgraded racing car at least in terms of tires.
3. Find a new gear ratio of the vehicle
Another option is to find a new gear ratio for the vehicle that is changing the gear ratio means replacing the gear with fewer or more teeth.
The trick here is that if you want to go faster you will replace the gear with the more teeth gear. If your requirement is great acceleration then you will replace it with fewer teeth gear. The less will provide the acceleration while the more teeth will help you to maintain a fast speed.
Types of gear in the racing car
There are two types of gears available in the racing car The first one is known as Pinion gears and the second type is known as Spur gears. replacing the first type of gear will create a difference while replacing the second type of gear will not create a significant difference as replacing the first type of gear.
As we have already mentioned while we were discussing the weight of the car, the small changes can bring great results especially when we are with them in totality. Another reason is that you may have all the things, and the same as your competitor the same skill set the same racing cars but this type of small change may create a difference in the end. So this is highly recommended to not to ignore this small type of changes in your car
4. Upgrade the battery with a better one
The battery is the powerhouse of a car. The amount of power and interpretation less supply of the power both are necessary to run the car on its full potential. This depends on the material of the battery. The building material of the battery will decide how capable it is to run the motor properly.
Types of RC car batteries
The car batteries can be divided into two different types as its building material
- The first one is an NIMH battery
- The second one is LiPo batteries
Both have some pros and cons let’s discuss them one by one The LIPO batteries are more powerful as compared to an NIMH battery. Not only powerful but they are less in weight. So if you replace a and MH battery with LiPo battery you will not resolve the issue of the power supply but the weight of the car will be automatically decreased. This reduction of weight will provide you with extra benefit while brushing and updating your car.
Replacing an NIMH battery with LiPo battery in RC Racing Car
The replacement of the batteries for an RC racing car is not so simple. you have to consider at least these three points before replacing the battery.
- The Charger
Will your charger be able to charge a new battery? If not then arrange a new charger for the new battery. This will surely increase your budget.
- Expensive Alternative
The new battery will definitely be more expensive than the older battery. As you will replace it with a better one. This will also increase your budget.
- Difficult Control
The new battery means more power the more power will make the control of the car difficult. you may not be able to enjoy the car as you were enjoying it with the old battery. as this usually is difficult to control the call on the increasing speed.
Not every battery works with every model. Be sure before placing that you have the right battery for your model. If you are not sure about it then please ask an expert. replacing the battery with the wrong one will certainly result in dangerous circumstances.
I already have a LIPO battery now what?
if you already have a LIPO battery then check if it is 2 cells or 3 cells. If it is 2 cells then replace it with a 3 cell battery. What do you consider all the points that I have already explained in replacing the batteries?
5. Replace the existing motor
RC motor cars have to have a type of batteries fitted in them.
- Brushed DC motors
- Brushless motors
The second one brushless motors are more technologically advanced than brushed DC motors. Even more durable and more efficient too. This doesn’t mean that the brush DC motors are not fast. this may be fast too but they will be not as good as their alternatives are. So this is recommended to replace if possible a brushless DC motor with a brushless motor. The only thing to consider while doing this replacement is that the brushless motor will be more expensive as compared to a brushed motor. This will certainly increase your budget
6. Polish yourself and enhance driving skills
Winning is something that is not only dependent on the speed of the car. The skills of the driver are equally important in this. Moreover, you cannot enjoy the thrill of the improved speed if you will not be able to control your car. this is not equal but more important than any other thing to work on your skills. identify the shortcomings of your driving skills, learn new techniques and do practice to enhance your skills. This is a key to enjoy your RC, hobby more and winning the races.
This is important to know before starting the project that if your car is capable enough of being upgraded or not. Maybe your model of the car does not spot the up-gradation process. Another possibility is that maybe you upgrade the car but particulars of the car cannot sport that up-gradation.
In this way, all the products you purchased will be of new use and all the hard work is done by you will be in vain. To save all of your efforts this is better to check in the beginning whether your model can be upgraded or not.
Please remember that increasing the power will not unnecessarily result in increasing the top speed of the car. The other car areas are needed to be altered to the three most important ones are
- The aerodynamic shape of a car
- Weight of the car
- The moving parts of a car
Consider use before starting the up-gradation of your car.