FAQs

Latest order times for Christmas delivery (On Screen)
Latest order times for Christmas delivery

The latest time to order for Christmas delivery is 12 noon Thursday 21st December for Next Working Day delivery.

However, we recommend you order by Wednesday 20th December to allow time to sort out any delivery issues.

Large Quads and Pit Bikes, the latest time for Christmas delivery is 12 Noon Tuesday 19th December.

You can place orders during the Christmas period, as we will be shipping again from Thursday 28th December.

Our phone lines close at 5pm Friday 22nd December and will reopen again on Tuesday 2nd January.

Office open hours during Christmas (On Screen)
Office open hours during Christmas

You can place orders during the Christmas period, as we will be shipping again from Thursday 28th December.

Our phone lines close at 5pm Friday 22nd December and will reopen again on Tuesday 2nd January.

If I buy an item for a Christmas present, when will the warranty start? (On Screen)
If I buy an item for a Christmas present, when will the warranty start

No problem just let us know it is a Christmas present in the comments on your order and we will be pleased to start your warranty on Christmas day.

If you need any advice or would like to chat about which model is best for you please call 07748 900004 or email sales@RC-Hobbies.co.uk

Tips for starting a Mini Moto Quad bike or Dirt bike (Download)

Tips for starting and running a Nitro Engine (Download)

Which is best Nitro or Electric ? (Download)

Some great Tips for keeping your Li-On or Li-Po battery in Top condition (Download)

User Manual for the Mini Moto Race bike (Download)

User Manual for the Smart Wheels Self Balancing Scooter. (Download)

Which is Best Nitro or Electric (On Screen)
Which is Best Nitro or Electric?
There is a lot of debate on this topic, mainly by experienced modellers who have a bias one way or the other.
The truth is Nitro is better for some people and Electric is better for others.
Here we are looking at it from a beginner’s perspective and trying to provide you with the pro’s and con’s so you can choose.
Speed
Nitro is faster than most Electric models but not all, the latest Brushless Electric Cars and Trucks are now the fastest.
Noise
Nitro models are very noisy but some people like this, however the neighbours may not agree. Electric on the other hand is whisper quiet.
Maintenance
Nitro models need much more maintenance and tuning than Electric models, again some people enjoy this aspect of the hobby, however we all have trouble starting Nitro engines at times and they need constantly retuning for different weather conditions. Electric on the other hand is simply plug in the battery, switch on and go.
Messy
Due to the fact the Nitro Fuel contains the lubricant for the engine, when the engine is running a constant stream of oil comes from the exhaust, as most exhausts exit near the front of the car this tends to coat most of the car in an oily deposit. We don’t know anyone who enjoys cleaning a Nitro car after its been used.
Run Time
Provided you have Nitro fuel and have not broken your car you can keep running, Electric cars can run 30 to 40 minutes on an upgraded battery but then they need recharging, you should really let the battery cool first and a recharge, depending on the type of charger and battery, takes between one to eight hours. Extra batteries are very useful but add to the cost.
Summary
The main differentiator between Nitro and Electric used to be speed, but now with the latest Electric Brushless models this is no longer the case and in fact the fastest cars are now Electric.
The main difference now comes down to the following:
Nitro is Noisy, Messy and needs constant maintenance and tuning but you can keep running until you run out of fuel.
Electric is Quiet, Plug and Go but you need to either wait for the battery to recharge or invest in extra batteries.
Chose Nitro if you like the idea of a real internal combustion engine, have some mechanical ability, don’t mind the noise and the mess and want the keep going all day.
If you want something what works straight out of the box, you are not interested in tinkering with it and don’t mind waiting for the batteries to charge then Electric is the choice for you and if speed is important go for a brushless
model.
We hope this helps.
If you need more advice or would like to chat about which model is best for you please call 07748 900004 or email sales@RC-Hobbies.co.uk
Why Does My Helicopter Lean To The Left When I Take Off ? (On Screen)
Why Does My Helicopter Lean To The Left When I Take Off ?

This is caused by the greater gyroscopic effect of the blade rotation during take off due to the extra power needed. This is normal and with practice you will soon learn to compensate for it, it is part of the skill required for flying a helicopter and part of the fun.

We hope this helps.
If you need more advice or would like to chat about which model is best for you please call 07748 900004 or email sales@RC-Hobbies.co.uk