Radio control cars – toys that have a lot of history

Earlier radio control cars were controlled by wired transmitters. The first commercial RC cars were available in England in late 1960. Later in mid 1970, the gas powered or nitro powered RC cars were produced. In 1970, the trend expanded to the USA and many small toy car companies sprung to fill the demand for this type of cars. Later they turned to producing radio control cars since the earlier products decreased in popularity. Some of the companies that launched in to the manufacture of RC cars were Scorpion, Delta, Dynamic, Thorp, and Associated Electrics.

The early radio control cars were very small and came in kits. They had to be assembled after purchasing. They consisted of a very small engine about .21 size. The external body was produced with polycarbonate. An engine that gained high popularity in these days was K&B Veco McCoy. Another famous one was the Cox.049 engine produced by a company called Jeroby based in the USA. Many other companies like Lexan joined hands with Jeroby in producing parts for these engines including fuel tanks and heaters. Electric radio controlled cars were produce first by Associated Electric in late 1970. Jarobee’s name changed later to Jomac, and it too produced kits of radio electric cars.

The Winter National series of rc cars were produced in the same year to face severe weather conditions of the season under which people who needed to participate in RC races. In late 1970, Japan electric radio control cars came to exist. They were elegant and faster than the products of the period. The year 1980 was the most reckoned year for radio control cars due to a multitude of advanced radio control cars produced during this period. The demands for toy rc cars as well as hobby-grade rc cars which are used by professionals increased multifold in the following years.