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How to make homemade remote control car plus electric RC cars?

Homemade remote controlled cars are a great way for people to enjoy the excitement and speed of racing cars. Most kids grow up with various radio-controlled and remote-controlled electric cars that can navigate easily from a distance.

Here is one of my articles I published a few days back providing some tips on How to make a Remote Controlled Robot Car? This article includes tips for making a remote controlled toy car from scratch including components required to build one that are chassis, remote control kit, batteries, motors, and wheels.

Remote control toy cars are sold in many toy stores and are extremely affordable fun cars but it does not reach anywhere near the full capacity of electric cars. For hobbyists who want to get the most from an electric car including the speed and extreme performance, there are several types available.

When it comes to remote control cars, there are two types, gas cars and electric cars. The gas-powered cars use much smaller engines to power the vehicle. Electric cars use electric motors and tiny on-board batteries to power the vehicle. While some electric cars may only be fired with three times the overall AA, AAA batteries, C or D, electric cars use more intermediate and advanced electric motors with rechargeable battery packs that can be sold with or without electric car body. Obviously, the basic vehicles will be virtually intact and will require simple installation. Some high value electric cars are part of superior quality sold by some online manufacturers, which require a lot of time and adjustment to make.

If building RC toy cars is your hobby, you have landed on the correct page.

If building RC toy cars is your hobby, you have landed on the correct page.

Remote controlled cars for kids and everyone.

Remote controlled cars for kids and everyone.

How to make an electric car reference chart

How to make an electric car reference chart

How to build an electric model car reference chart

How to build an electric model car reference chart

- Who Killed The Electric Car?

For the most part, fully loaded electric cars perform for about 6 to 8 minutes only. Highest speed for these electric cars is about 20 - 30 mph. Believe me, this is quite fast for such small vehicles. Most electric car enthusiasts buy two packages of rechargeable battery and a 15-minute worth charger. With this setup, a hobbyist can easily use another battery when the first battery finishes off.

In addition to the electric motor and the battery, the other major part is the electric car chassis. The chassis is a frame where other parts of the vehicle are attached. Most electric cars are in 1/8 or 1/10 scale. In certain cases, a person can easily exchange a body part with a different scale. For this, you have to trim away the body partly to suit the customer needs. The body should include the hood, accessories, and the overall outer structure. It is important to note that the vehicles should be built with high quality aluminum or graphite chassis for better strength and heat resistance properties.

Good strong tires are another piece of equipment that most of the intermediate electric cars require. Some very basic electric cars require a set to be bought separately. Replacement of tires depends on the load of your vehicle and on which type of terrain you are driving the vehicle.

The electronic speed control is another major part of the electric car. Finally, the radio control unit is usually in the form of a small steering wheel and a lever or a button for acceleration and braking to control the car. These devices can operate from a respectable distance, however, for maximum effectiveness, you should be able to see and monitor your vehicle from a short distance.

For more information, read my next hub: How to build an electric car for sale?

Useful links for your remote controlled and electric car projects

A sample of a homemade electric car.

A sample of a homemade electric car.


Harsh on September 12, 2014:

It's cool. But I wana make a car wid low weight n high efficiency dat it can cross hurdles easily..

So can u suggest me something..

Johnd367 on August 16, 2014:

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sanchi on July 29, 2014:

I have to make a remote cotrol car but ,how

rathod vimal on July 25, 2014:

i make smaall in then in use

Aditya Pingle on March 25, 2014:

I want to make such ROC car that can be recharged by small solar panel. So please suggest some ideas.

pankaj singh on November 19, 2013:

great experience

neeraj kumar on October 05, 2013:

actually i want to make rc remote control system .can u suggest

chintan joshi on June 02, 2013:

sir actually,i have made many simple car working on motors but never got an idea to make RC remote controlled cars; and will u please suggest me from where can i get more electric stuff needed for such cars?

vamshi on May 10, 2013:

Hey man i want to make a wireless remote for a circuit can tell me how

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on March 23, 2013:

What do you mean by this?

dheeraj on March 23, 2013:

most car have circuit if any not any circuit

nidhi on August 24, 2012:

I want to know that how a car may be built if it has many components.........

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on August 22, 2012:

Here is the link to the hub on how to make a remote control robot car https://hubpages.com/games-hobbies/How-to-make-a-R...

Subhag on August 22, 2012:

please tell me steps of making remote control car

aman on August 12, 2012:

can you please guide me for making a rc car

rahul on April 09, 2012:

how can i make a mechanism to make motor running on both direction

giriprasad on April 07, 2012:

hiii friend am a basic gratutae plzzzzz tel some steps 2 make a remote car

neha on April 01, 2012:

please show that how to built the car.... the procedure

Althaf Nihas Asking help for a Project on March 29, 2012:

Im a 3rd year student and im doing "Radio Controlled Car with Wireless Webcam" as a project. as a networking student i dont have much knowledge in EE stuff i went through lot of websites but i couldn't find a good resource since. you are going through all the comments i think u will read this and will help me.. not only the auther all the people are welcome to help please help me to get my childhood dream come true... Please sir,m'am

arun on March 21, 2012:

hi i am arun i want to remodel my rc will u plz suggest me how to make my car more faster than now.......

sanyam on February 24, 2012:

i want to make a advanced car at home with cameras..one at front and one at back...microphone...horns..................................

how can i make this type of remote control car????

gaurav rai on February 18, 2012:

i want to make a wireless remote

control car ,a front camera on

it,which go through a long

distance,in short:-



manohar on November 25, 2011:

hi i m beginer what to do i want make a remote car i read all how start ,,,,componant and..

Ansh on November 17, 2011:


i made my own wired remote control but i wanted to convert it into a wireless one can u suggest me how can i do that..!!

rahul on November 09, 2011:

hey dude i need a 3 cc rc engine for my rc from where i can get it

b dude on October 24, 2011:

hey just really bored so who wants to come over to my place and have some fun o ya :)

rohan on October 19, 2011:

its nice

and helpful can you give me more easy ideas on rohangrr.hubpages.com

vaibhav baldua on October 15, 2011:

i want to make an working 3D model of racing track on thermacol sheet

help me out @ vaibhav.dude7890@gmail.com

rajindra indunil on October 06, 2011:

improve our knowladge and some time enjoy r/c trucks,good finishing and so nice

popsearcy on September 20, 2011:

This is very interesting!I am a current EET student and am wondering if you could help. My class has been given the task of rebuilding an rc model car so that it is push start and only tavels a desired distance in a stright line and stops on a line.. I am have trouble starting and am wonderin if you can be of assistance.If so please reply or feel free to cantact me via email popsearcy@yahoo.com

FARMAN on September 15, 2011:


ashwin on August 29, 2011:

dnt u think keeping a transformer attached to the dc motor can generate electricity which is enough to run the motors and led lamps.

deepddon01 on August 29, 2011:

Hey Please tell me COST for building dis one

Jose hernandez on August 27, 2011:

I want to do a rc car

prajwal on August 24, 2011:

i want how to do car

RC alien on August 19, 2011:

pretty cool man! but from where can i get a remote kit from sri lanka ( my country) it`s hard to find

pankaj on March 02, 2011:

i want to make a wireless remote control car ,a front camera on it,which go through a long distance,in short:-

give me an idea through which i hv'nt need to follow my car. from one place i want to drive my car for a long distance.wht kind of signal use to control this car. is it possible if use bluetooth,or wi-fi???

kumar on February 07, 2011:

i need d circuit diagram and components list for rc cars

yamindsfdgdfhgfh on February 04, 2011:

all cars are nice, but what took my attention the most was the ferrari testa rossa, really nice car. However I'm shocked of it's result in voting, being only 6%!

funmontrealgirl from Montreal on December 11, 2010:

fun hub. always a fan of rc's

vineet on November 03, 2010:

hy can u tell me how to make a remote for the car.

sattuvachan on September 27, 2010:

sir ,

i wan't to make a remote controlled robot car but i have no idea about it ...

i searched it a lot but even unable to understand it from your above work ..

sir can you provide me some details regarding how to make a robot car having decent speed , and power ..

if i use two simple motors than how many i should i use and if i use four motors than how many ic's should i use and what all stuff should i use ..

waiting desperately for your reply !!! plzz help me ..!!

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on September 02, 2010:

Yes that's the problem and technology needs to overcome this. I think there should be RC toys that get powered by solar radiation. How's the idea Mr. O'Neil.

Mr Rudi O'Neil on September 01, 2010:

Personally I would be really put off by the fact that you get such a paltry amount of time to use them, I mean, I'd want to be out for a couple of hours without having to go through the rigmarole of replacing the batteries every eight minutes.

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on August 22, 2010:

@r2d2, sam, rosegardenadvice, and kyle for your comments and motivation.

Kyle246 from United States on August 13, 2010:

good hub. It seems too complicated for me though lol :)

RoseGardenAdvice from San Francisco on August 08, 2010:

Nice hub ... Thanks for the info on building electric cars.

sam on August 06, 2010:

can you please show the methods to make the cars

r2d2 on July 31, 2010:


Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on April 05, 2010:

This is the second time I am receiving a request on how to build a car which runs on verbal commands. I will definitely write something on it. Thanks for the comment Keshav.

Keshav on April 04, 2010:

Thank you so much for the info sir but can you tell me how to build a voice enabled car. I mean a toy car or something which runs with voice commands. I will be really happy and thankful to you, if you would be able to assist me in this. Thank you sir.

abhi on March 25, 2010:

i have to take participate in robo race plz suggest me to make a robo car

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on February 14, 2010:

Thank you so much for your expert advice on RC Nitro Cars.

RC Nitro Carz on February 13, 2010:

When my son(11 years old) wanted to move up from toy remote control cars to hobby rc cars I wanted to get him an electric car to start. But he insisted that he only wanted a gas powered rc car. So that is what I got him. Take my advise if your child is under the age of 15 get him ELECTRIC. Gas is just to complicated.

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on January 11, 2010:

It is possible now scheng1 and it is worth a try but it takes a lot of time.

scheng1 on January 10, 2010:

I have never even thought that anyone can make remote control cars at home!

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on November 09, 2009:

Thanks a lot digvijay.....

digvijay on November 08, 2009:

this is an exciting,interesting hub or article on remote control car

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on October 15, 2009:

Thanks sukhera for taking your time reading it and finding this interesting hub on building a homemade electric remote car.

sukhera143 from Home on October 14, 2009:


Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on October 10, 2009:

Wow this is a really wonderful idea. Why do not you make a hub on that. I bet this will give you life long hits. If that type of care is built up which does not have any need to charge on a frequent basis just weekly or monthly, that would be really great. I think if this type of long-lasting battery is manufactured for electric cars, it will be really costly but then also will be sold away instantly to electric car owners.

someonewhoknows from south and west of canada,north of ohio on October 10, 2009:

What would really peak my interest in an all electric car is one that would never need to be charged intermittently.In other words an electric motor/generator,that not only drives the car ,but also provides the energy to run the electric motor.It would still need a battery but the battery would be there to start the system running and to supply any extra power needed for the cars accessories such as a radio,lights,etc.

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on October 09, 2009:

Thanks for bookmarking this hub Fortunate.

Fortunate on October 09, 2009:

This is hub I must bookmark.

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on October 06, 2009:

Thanks a lot DancingRedFeather, artrush73, Veronica Allen, and agusfanani for your feedback, views, and comments.

agusfanani from Indonesia on October 05, 2009:

Thank you, it a great hub.

Veronica Allen from Georgia on October 05, 2009:

Pretty cool! I think my brother would love this.

artrush73 on October 05, 2009:

I always wanted to make an electric car. thanks for explanation. You have a great hub :)

DancingRedFeather on October 05, 2009:

So very interesting..I have been always interested in mechanics and tinkered in cars all my life. I wonder how much the electric cost will be when the electric car takes over..