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    beginner looking for information about RC cars

    Hello,

    I'm looking for some information regarding RC cars. Here's the deal: I'm looking for a hobby for my grandfather because he can no longer walk, but his mind is still all there and is extremely bored everyday with sitting in his wheelchair and watching TV. He has always enjoyed working with his hands on cars and in carpentry. He built a RC helicopter once and enjoyed it but, it was crashed and we never got parts for it. I think he'll enjoy building a RC car, also. It's mostly the assembly I think he'll enjoy, then we'll spend time with my son (his greatgrandson) driving it. Anyways, I'm looking for recommendations of something that is of quality, and takes a long time to assemble. Also not sure if I should do Nitro or Electric powered. Are the electric cars mostly plastic, and the nitro made of heavier duty metals?

    Thanks in advance.
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    RE: beginner looking for information about RC cars

    Hey Rob, I applaud what you are trying to do and hope you get it done, but you have asked airplane guys a question about cars. Someone here may be able to answer your questions, but I think you would be better asking those in the car forum. They are found in this same site but deal with cars instead of planes. Good luck to you.
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    RE: beginner looking for information about RC cars

    ok thanks

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    RE: beginner looking for information about RC cars

    Rob, while the clubhouse is not car or airplane specific, RCU has a bunch of 'car' forums http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/forumid_225/tt.htm that cover many subjects and vehicle types.

    I think both electric and glow powered cars have more plastic parts than anything else, but my only actual experience was with an electric stadium truck. I wasn't very good at driving it so I gave it to my nephew. Then I found planes. I'm not great at flying them but I found I like them better than cars.
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    RE: beginner looking for information about RC cars

    And the planes give you something to work on during those days you can't get out of the house. We had a club member that was confined to crutches, he would fly his planes sitting in a chair.

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