A new baby is arriving in your world and you want to welcome it with a nice gift? Choosing presents is usually tricky, and when it comes to picking the right one for a newborn it can be overwhelming. There are so many products out there, so how do you find the right one?
Hopefully, we can help you pick out the perfect newborn baby gift set from the many options available in this simple guide and you can join the village it takes to raise a tiny human being.Read More →
Children are the purest thing in the world, but aside from joy and excitement, they also bring clutter. Whether we like it or not, everything multiplies when having children, especially clothes and toys. Well to be honest, toys seem to be the ‘scariest’ of them all since they can be found literally everywhere around your house, not just in your child’s room. Despite the fact ditching broken ones and donating overgrown toys can somehow make your home breathe a little bit, still you’ll need to come up with a smart plan to declutter your child’s room.
There’s nothing better than walking in a clean room, and aside from staying away from the biggest fear parents have, which is stepping on a toy, too many things on the floor can become a safety issue as well. Young children are quite curious and they love putting every small thing and toy in their mouth, which is why you should keep everything clean, especially the child’s room in order to avoid choking hazards.
While your job is to throw out every broken toy in the room, the job of your children should be picking up their own toys and placing them in the designated boxes for toys to keep things neat and organised. That way, you won’t only keep your child safe, but you’ll also teach him about the essence of becoming a responsible young person.Read More →
Now that summer has arrived, it’s time to stock up on everything you need for water-based fun.
Kids adore being in the water, whether at the beach, a local pool, or a sprinkler in the backyard. Jumping in the water doesn’t require much effort, but having the right swimming gear can make swimming more enjoyable. Some accessories are vital for your child’s safety, while others are necessary for play and fun.
We’ve compiled a list of essential learn-to-swim equipment for children of different ages to ensure you have everything you need.Read More →
Learning to ride a bike can have many benefits. It can be a fun and enjoyable activity that helps to improve physical fitness and coordination. It can also help boost self-confidence and independence, as it allows kids to explore their surroundings and navigate the terrain on their own. Overall, learning to ride a bike can be a rewarding experience that offers both physical and mental benefits.Read More →
Parents should encourage their children to enjoy outside play from an early age by providing them with various toys and activities. Outdoor play is important for children’s overall health since it allows them to soak up the sun and get vitamin D. It also encourages children to be active and involved in exploring and having fun rather than passively watching or playing on screens.Read More →
Into performance cars and bikes, but can’t afford the real thing? How about a scaled-down model? This can bring some, and if not more of the kicks of ultra-expensive speed machines at a fraction of the cost. Plus, crashing is part of the fun.Read More →
After a few months a baby is born, he/she starts to show a greater interest in playtime and this is when toy shopping becomes fun. But as a new parent, you might also feel unsure about what kind of toy to choose for your baby. A baby play centre is a great option to consider. By offering multiple opportunities to learn and enjoy, this toy is a hit among young children who are just starting to discover the world around them.Read More →
Being first-time parents is a scary thought because we initially don’t think that we could take proper care of another human being. But with all the people around us, and honestly, the internet, there’s no information that we can’t find. Read More →
You’ve probably found yourself many times, not knowing how to spend your free time. It’s the weekend, again, and you have nothing to do. You wish you could go outside and do something exciting, with the air and the world around you. You reminisce about the times you played sports with your friends, but they’re all busy now or living in different cities. If you’re lost like this, and you’re looking for a fun, social hobby, then you might be interested in RC vehicle.
RC, which stands for remote-controlled, means that you control the mini-vehicle from a distance, offering you a wide range of possibilities to have fun. Now, you might be thinking “isn’t that a kids’ toy?”. The answer is no; it is not a kids’ toy. RC vehicles are for all ages as they allow fast-paced fun with a lot of quick thinking. And there is a diverse community of enthusiasts you can connect with.
Also, they come in a variety of types, such as RC cars and RC trucks which differ from one another in many of their features. But from all the available types, perhaps the most thrilling version is the RC buggy. These are modelled after a real-life buggy car, matching both their looks and off-road capabilities. This article will focus on this type and how to pick the right one, especially since it’s super popular in Australia with a large, social community.
Things to Consider
Kit or Ready-to-Ride?
The first thing you should ask yourself in order to find the right buggy RC car for you is whether to go for a kit or a ready to ride (RTR). If it’s a kit, you’ll need to construct it yourself and paint it. If you don’t want to injure yourself or others, or for it not to work, you’ll have to build it flawlessly. But, if you’re not a big fan of the building process, you can get an RTR, which is already built and painted for you. With that in mind, you should also choose the right size and colour you want. All buggy models come in a scale-ratio to the original and have the same colour scheme.
However, it’s not all just about aesthetics. The most important thing about a buggy RC car which determines everything else is the motor, as it regulates the speed and power. Your choice of motor also has an impact on the kit and RTR choice. As such, there are two types, electric and nitro. If you choose electric, then you can also go for a kit. But, if you go for nitro, which is more complex, it’s best to get it RTR. This is due to the finer details of the machinery and safety.
Electric vs Nitro Motors
If you go for an electric motor, the benefits are that it’s cleaner, more efficient as the car instantly speeds up and that it’s easier to maintain. But, it does have limited run times, and recharging can take a while. The choice of battery is also crucial, as there are brushed and brushless. If you want a cheaper, less powerful option, then you should choose brushed. But, if you want a powerful battery that lasts, then brushless is the right choice for you.
But, if you want something even more powerful, with longer run times, and a more natural feel, you should go for a nitro engine. You can easily spot these as they have an exhaust pipe. The exhaust pipe also makes a difference, as different material and shape allow for more power. Although the car can be more expensive, and more can go wrong. They do after all have a more complex system in which you also have to put in gas.
Furthermore, depending on your choice, make sure to pick the right RC wheels. Also, check whether your drivetrain is adequate. Just like regular vehicles, there are 2WDs and 4WDs. With 2WDs, two of the wheels get all the power (either front or back), and the other two control the direction. A subtype of this is RWD. While with 4WDs, all four get the power.
A Good Remote Controller
Of course, the buggy doesn’t just drive itself. You control it from a distance using a remote controller. This controller then sends signals to the receiver, which commands the car. If you want to take your buggy and drive it over longer distances, you need to have a larger possible connection between the controller and receiver.
Furthermore, you need to be sure that the controller has all the options you need, and that you can use them. Some models come with an LED display where you can see speed, battery life, etc. On top of this, they have multiple channel options for frequency and multiple model options. So, you can use several cars with the same remote. Finally, some of them also have a fail-safe, so they stop in case of a flat battery.
What’s Your Fun?
Nevertheless, you can get the most expensive and high-spec RC buggy in Australia, and it still wouldn’t be for you. As such, you need to ask yourself first, how and where will you use it? If you plan to use it at home or on-road, then a buggy probably isn’t for you. This is due to their design and extra features that make them most suited for an off-road experience.
For example, pretty much all buggy models are waterproof and are made out of sturdier materials. Moreover, they have better suspension and stabilisers. Therefore, they offer a safer ride if you’re going on rocky paths or rivers. They won’t get stuck, and their motor won’t get easily damaged.
Finally, make sure that you’re up to the task. You shouldn’t only focus on the location and if it’s safe, but also on your own skill level. If you’re relatively new to the RC world, you should get a beginner model. As they require less upkeep and have a weaker engine, they are easier to use. As you slowly progress and become more comfortable, feel free to get an expert one. Otherwise, you risk spending all of your money for nothing, as you can’t control the speed and you’ll crash it.
All in all, if properly used and if you have the knowledge to do so; you will enjoy a great deal of fun, competition, and social connections with a buggy. You’ll meet new friends, compete with them, and be amazed at the turns and speed you reach with fluid movement.