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If you’ve been thinking about trying micro or mini RC cars, the Tower Hobbies® online catalog is a great place to find them. These fun, fast, and fascinating models represent just one part of the incredible variety available in the radio control car hobby.
The RC hobby lets you choose from many different types of radio control cars, such as on-road vehicles, buggies, truggies, rock crawlers, rock racers, stadium trucks, short course trucks, monster trucks, and more. You can also pick your preferred power system, whether electric, nitro, or gas. And yes, there’s a wide range of sizes to consider. In fact, you’ll find more options in the size category than almost any other.
The most common size of hobby grade RC car is probably 1/10 scale. Depending on what full-size vehicle it’s based on, a 1/10 scale RC model measures anywhere from about one-and-a-half to two feet long. Hobbyists looking for something a bit larger can choose a 1/8 or 1/5 scale RC vehicle. But rest assured, there are also plenty of choices for those of you who want the go-anywhere flexibility of a small remote control model. Tower Hobbies offers micro or mini RC cars in sizes that range from 1/16 to 1/32 scale and that measure less than a foot long. Don’t let the dimensions fool you, though. A mini RC car can deliver performance equal to a much larger model in almost every way!
Also, depending on where you plan to run your RC model car, bigger may not necessarily be better. Mini RC cars and trucks have a definite advantage for driving indoors and in confined spaces. With a mini RC vehicle, the fun doesn’t end at nighttime or in bad weather; just bring the action inside.
Almost any spot can be the perfect setting for mini RC car adventures. If you’re stuck at work, go driving on your desk. A messy room becomes an ideal obstacle course. Test your skills on an indoor crawl course table. Mini RC cars and trucks from Tower Hobbies brands such as Axial® and Losi® are also so durable and well-engineered that you can take them outdoors and run in many of the same places that the big ones go. Set up an exciting trail in minutes with a few holes, twigs, and rocks.
How much you spend for a mini RC car varies depending on the sophistication and completion level. In general, they’re more affordable than larger models. If you’re just starting out in the RC hobby, a mini RC car or truck can save you a little money while letting you drive just about anywhere you want, indoors or outdoors, on-road or off-road.
If you enjoy realistic looks, here’s more good news. A mini remote control car or truck that’s about six to ten inches long can look every bit as exact and authentic as a larger one. Some Axial mini RC models built on the 1/24 scale SCX24™ chassis are officially licensed by respected full-size auto manufacturers and capture the appearance of classic full-size vehicles with eye-popping accuracy. You’ll spot such fine details as molded door handles, mirrors, roof rails, mounted spare tires, and complete interiors with dashboards, steering wheels, and seats with driver and passenger figures.
Have a favorite sports car, race car, or SUV? You may well find it in the Tower Hobbies lineup of Kyosho Mini-Z RC cars. These palm-sized, highly detailed mini radio control cars are among the smallest available, and they’ve been enormously popular for over two decades. If you don’t see your favorite there, check out the FMS or Team Associated® brands. You’ll discover plenty of options in 1/24, 1/28, and even 1/32 scale, including mini RC military scalers, rock crawlers, short course trucks, truggies, and monster trucks.
The attention to detail in mini RC cars continues underneath the body. Chassis components are often as well-engineered as those in larger models and deliver the same durability, speed, and smooth handling. Some Losi mini RC buggies are based on the brand’s National Championship winning 1/10 scale technology, from the aluminum chassis to the suspension geometry and more. The performance is as impressive as you’d expect. Axial SCX24 mini RC rock crawlers have the same agility and unstoppable toughness as larger Axial vehicles, as well as full-time 4-wheel drive, a trail-taming 3-link front/4-link rear suspension, rugged steel frame rails, steel front and rear axles, steel dogbones, and more — everything you need to crawl and climb with absolute confidence.
Most mini RC cars at Tower Hobbies come in the Ready-to-Run (RTR) completion level and are fully assembled, factory-finished, and complete with everything you need to start driving straight out of the box — a high-quality transmitter, receiver, ESC, motor, servo, batteries, and charger. Experienced RC hobbyists will also find a few roller options that let you add your preferred electronics and finish your mini RC car however you want.
Tools and replacement parts are available from Tower Hobbies to keep your mini RC car or truck running at its peak, as well as optional upgrades such as brass or aluminum parts to improve durability and performance. You can also try a new look with optional clear bodies for painting and finishing in your own personal style. All the fun you can have with the RC car hobby — driving, tweaking, customizing — is as big as ever with mini RC cars from Tower Hobbies!