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Radio Controlled Tanks - Its Fun to Be At War
Radio Controlled Tanks: It’s Fun to Be At War
Radio Controlled Tanks (RC tanks) are models based on war tanks, steerable with the use of radio controls. How do these lovelies work? Well, there are three elements involved: the transmitter, the receiver and the servo. The transmitter is the controller which can be in the form of triggers, control sticks, dials or switches which the user operates with. The receiver is mounted in the RC tank model and receives and processes the signal that comes from the transmitter. The signals are then sent to the servos. The number of servos in a model is a factor that determines the number of channels, the radio must have.
Radio controlled toy tanks have simplified circuits, which means that the receiver and the servos are integrated into one circuit. So you will not be able to take one toy circuit and put into the other toy tank. These lovely models have invited the fancy of many and they are now one of the preferred toys for kids today. The realistic design, attention to detail and features are a decisive factor when one shops for these toys. Kids these days love ‘real toys,’ and they prefer RC tanks have the right camouflage, caterpillar tracks and the turret.
Radio Controlled tanks can come in sizes from as small as 1/24th scale to as big as 1/8th scale that can be simply stated as enormous. Though low cost tanks are good enough, the ones with size 1:16 are more realistic. Tamiya and Heng Long are reputed manufacturers of radio controller tanks with the former manufacturing the big sized versions like Leopard 2 while Heng Long manufactures quality entry level radio tanks. Pershing, Sherman and Abrams are popular models of RC tanks from Heng Long. If you go for a 1:16 Radio Controlled Tank, you will be able to get a model that is closest possible to the actual war tank in terms of the metal tracks, gear box, turret and two motor systems making it easy for the toy vehicle climb objects and hills too.
While buying, people pay attention to things like engine sound, machine gun sound, the built-in smoke generator, the simulative motor-start up and the cannon ball sound. So it is equally important for Radio Controlled Tanks to have auditory appeal than just mere visual appeal. The remote controlled airsoft tank on a good model will have a range of more than 80 feet and a capacity to shoot more than 40 pellets. With smoke generators to create cover under heavy fire, realistic sound effects and the propensity of these wonders to shoot back, these toys can make you look different from other toy enthusiasts in your neighborhood. And if they do own RC tanks too, you can even invite them to a tank fight. The remote controller has variable frequencies so that you can adjust the speed as you go all out on a tank fight. Enjoy the prowess and ability of these wonderful Radio Controlled Tanks and be the envy of your neighborhood.
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Cathy Robertson is the author of this article on Radio Controlled Tank. Find more information about RC tanks at http://www.nitrotek.co.uk/rctank.php
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