Tuesday , 26 September 2023

Beginner’s Guide to RC Cars – Anatomy of a Belt-Driven Touring Car

Touring cars are 4WD road rockets modeled after the full scale cars you see on TV. They have working independent suspension systems, adjustable shocks and are loaded with high-end materials like carbon fiber, aluminum and titanium.

Let’s take a look at the anatomy of a belt-driven touring car. To learn about using some of these options for tuning, check out our RC Suspension Tuning Guide.

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RC Beginner's Guide - Anatomy of a Belt-Driven Touring Car
1. Foam Bumper
2. Anti-Roll Bar
3. Shock Absorber
4. Camber Link
5. Spool, Locked Differential
6. Steering Link
7. Steering Bellcrank
8. Steering Servo
9. Receiver
10. Electronic Speed Control
11. Brushless Motor
12. Battery
13. Top Deck
14. Front Drive Belt
15. Rear Drive Belt
16. Spur Gear
17. Gear Differential
18. Suspension Arm
19. Tire/Wheel
20. Shock Tower
21. Body Mount

Note: All belt-driven touring cars are basically the same, however the overall look might be slightly different.

About Tony Phalen

Tony Phalen - As an avid RC enthusiast, Tony has been building, bashing and racing RC Cars for over 25 years. He has raced everything from 1:18th scale trucks to 1:5 scale motorcycles and everything in-between. He's also worked on both sides of the industry fence; working at and with many major manufacturers (as well as being a sponsored driver) to working for a high-profile industry magazine. During this time he has learned many tricks, tips and techniques and has transferred that knowledge to CompetitionX - the most informative RC website on the internet!

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