The use of new technologies in the RC industry offered us the amazing designs we see in the market today. Today’s remote controlled vehicles are bigger, more technologically advanced, and a lot more powerful and faster than the ones we used to know as kids.
As a huge fan of the RC world, I sometimes get lost in the multitude of cool cars, drones, helicopters, planes, and even boats that mesmerize the world with their features. Still, not all come with complex inner workings and, if you’re looking for a cool gift for a techie friend who loves cars or helicopters, below you can see the top models in these categories.
The 2 Best RC Cars for Tech Geeks
Cars come in such a wide range of types and designs that it’s difficult even for an experienced user to choose the most technologically advanced one. Still, with a bit of help from RC Rank, I managed to narrow it down to the two coolest designs.
Traxxas Rustler XL-5 37054
Besides being a very cool-looking car, the Rustler is also a bad ass in racing events. It’s also a lot of fun to drive as it comes equipped with waterproof electronics. This means that you can get it through mud and water without worrying the humidity will reach the sensitive parts.
It’s also a powerful RC truck (with a Titan 12T motor), and it packs a 7-cell NiMH battery which allows it to reach up to 35mph. Under the hood, you’ll find the ESCs and the torque-control slipper clutch which is extremely useful when it comes to traction control.
ARRMA Raider XL MEGA 2WD
This 1/8 desert buggy will impress even the most fanatic RC passionate as it comes with a ton of features and some really bad ass tires! It is fast right from the box (it can reach up to 35mph) but I recommend getting a more powerful battery (a 5000 mAh should do the trick) for faster speeds (around 50mph).
You should also know that it comes with the new and improved Tactic TTX300 radio system and the body may look simple, but it is a lot more durable than it seems. I love the oil-filled adjustable shocks and the general bad ass rider design!
The 2 Best RC Helicopters for Tech Geeks
For the Best RC Helicopter for Sale – Top 10 Reviews, the list is just as long, but I managed to find two models that are bound to impress anyone in the RC flying world.
Blade 120 SR RTF
This model is ready to fly from the box and can be easily flown by both beginners and advanced users. It’s also best for both outdoor and indoor use, but it’s kind of small (17.4 x 10.7 x 5.9 inches) for windy weather.
Sadly, the battery only offers about 7 to 12 minutes of flight time, but the good news is that it charges fast and you can always get a spare. The helicopter is not expensive and can be a fantastic gift for any flying passionate.
The Walkera V450D01 comes with an interesting design and a fantastic flying experience! It is equipped with a 6-axis gyro system which makes it stable during flight even when it’s being piloted by a beginner. The system is designed to monitor the helicopter’s movements and corrects the servo in order to keep the heli leveled when in flight.
Of course, the carbon-fiber blades and frame are very durable and the flybarless build ads to the entire experience. But the coolest feature is the HD camera that communicates with the Devo 10 control system and offers a live view of what the heli sees.