RC Glossary - RC CITY

RADIO/ REMOTE CONTROL/ RC

Definitions

Welcome to a list of definitions and meanings related to Remote Control Models provided by RC City US.

 

4WD - Four Wheel Drive: front wheels and back wheels rotate Independently

Pull & Go - A Rear Wheel Powered Toy: pull the toy backward just a few inches then let go and see the toy speed forward a few feet till it stops gradually 

Pull Back - A Rear Wheel Powered Toy: pulling the toy backward some inches winds up the coil spring and when released it powers the toy forward at a certain distance till it runs out of momentum  

Unassembled - Needs To Be Mounted/ Put Together: toy comes in parts with an instruction manual which provides you with step by step instructions to help you correctly put it together/ assembled when completed correctly it is fully functional and ready for use  

RC 1:10 Scale -  A 1:10 scale is the typical size used for RC models, and is equal to 1 inch of action figure representing 10 inches of the actual model. 

RC 1:20 - A 1:20 scale is a small size used for RC models, and is equal to 1 inch of action figure representing 20 inches of the actual model. 
RC 1:18 - A 1:18 scale is the small size used for RC models, and is equal to 1 inch of action figure representing 18 inches of the actual model. 
RC 1:8 - A 1:8 scale is the Medium size used for RC models, and is equal to 1 inch of action figure representing 8 inches of the actual model.
 
RC 1:4 - A 1:4 scale is a Large size used for RC models, and is equal to 1 inch of action figure representing 4 inches of the actual model. 
RC 1:5 - A 1:5 ratio is a Large size used for RC models, and is equal to 1 inch of action figure representing 5 inches of the actual model. 
RC -  Is an abbreviation for the term Remote Control or Radio Control.
 
Remote Control - A Handheld radio transmitter used to control a RC vehicle model wirelessly. 
 
RADIO CONTROL - Using a radio transmitter controls an object wireless or cordless front a distance.
BATTERY POWERED RC - No charging involved toy and remote controller are non-chargeable they are powered with AA batteries/ AAA batteries etc. they can run down after playing for long periods of time and can be changed yourself an bought at stores near you   
GAS POWERED RC - Gasoline is used as the energy source to power the motors which enable the movement an power of the remote control toy vehicle   

NITRO POWERED RC - A very fast remote control toy powered by gasoline the nitro effect is caused when the throttle on the carburetor is open, providing more air and fuel mixture to the engine/ motors this provides the toy so travel and accelerate at super fast speeds
ELECTRIC POWERED RC - Using electricity to charge and power the motors of the toy vehicles this is very convenient if don't like buying batteries or gasoline consistently, however, some of them gives you a lower action time from the gas and battery powered RC vehicles    

RTR -  {Ready To Rebuild} this is a kit the only preparation that is needed requires about 30 minutes or less before you're running the car or truck. The amount of preparation needed varies from kit to kit
TRANSMITTER - Radio controller sends electromagnetic waves signals to the RC vehicle which you are enabling to direct an move
CHANNEL - The more channels your remote controller has the more direction and options you will be available to use Eg: an RC car will have fewer channels when compared to an RC excavator because the excavator needs more channels to help move its frame and joints etc.
VOICE CONTROLLED - You speak and give a command through your controller and the signal is sent an received to the toy you are directing 
ANDROID CONTROLLED - Control your toy by downloading the recommended app on the manual you may also be able to see the camera on the toy if it is included true your tablet or phone   
DRONE RC - A aircraft powered by four propellers which allows you to hover upwards and downwards left an right and can also do air tricks, a controlled with a remote controller it is used for photography or just a hobby  
HELICOPTER RC - Aircraft which is equipped with one propellor and controller flys horizontally holds its position in the air and also does tricks powered by motors used for beginner flyers and hobbyist   
BOAT RC - A radio control waterproof vessel design toy which goes forward/ backward, left/ right on the water     
SHIP RC -  A large remote control waterproof vessel that goes forward/ backward, left/ right in areas such as river/ ponds and pools 
 
LIPO Battery -  lithium-ion polymer battery is a battery which can be charged 
Wheelbase - This is the distance between the front and rear wheel of a particular toy 
Kit - 
PNP Kit - Plug-N-Play products comes with everything you need except for a transmitter, receiver battery and charger it does contain servos, motor and esc