Buggies have been around since the beginning and often offer a much more exhilarating experience than a track car. RC Buggies or radio controlled cars are a great source of entertainment for people who have a thing for mechanical and electronic stuff.

The ability to go off road and the practical indestructibility of these scale models make them an attractive option. What should you look for when you buy a buggy? ¬†Here’s all you should know about RC Dirt Buggies before you buy one.

Choosing a Buggy

The first thing that comes to mind if you are planning to start RC buggy racing is which car to own. This can be a challenging task, in particular for those who have no knowledge of this field. If you choose a radio controlled vehicle, then you might need to spend more time and effort maintaining and repairing your vehicle rather than driving.

The second important choice is nitro, petrol or electric. You may automatically assume that nitro and petrol are the fastest options. You would be wrong. With the coming of brushless technology, electric models are just as fast as Nitro, its just a matter of preference really but electric models do have some advantages.


Electric brushless models have one major advantage. Noise. Nitro buggies can be extremely loud, and although this is usually music to the ears of the enthusiast, not everybody feels the same. Sound restrictions are usually in place, and it is harder to find somewhere to bash a nitro buggy.


Nitro buggies have a quicker turn around when it comes to refueling; you just need to top up the tank. Electric buggies need re-charging which could take over an hour however this problem can be overcome by having a set of battery packs rather than just one.

You should ensure you go for a brushless electric buggy as this is the fastest and most efficient design. Brushless buggies can reach speeds of over 60mph compared to 30 or 40 with a standard motor.

Look for adjustability. You may not realize it, but you will need to tweak here there and everywhere to get the best performance. Look for a fully adjustable rear wing so you can change the amount of down force.

Four wheel drive and a full ball raced system is much better than the standard two-wheel drive and a good set of soft grip rubber tires.

RC Buggies can be a lot of fun and will give you all the thrills and spills of full sized motor racing.  Brushless buggies are the future of RC cars and are starting to out performing nitro cars. Its hard to see how nitro cars are going to keep up.

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