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Remote And Radio Controlled Vehicles

May 24, 2008
Although predominantly considered a boy's toy, remote controlled, or radio controlled toys are proving to be just as popular as ever, with sales rocketing, and the range widening ever more. The number of both radio and remote controlled vehicles is now bigger than ever, with both varieties of vehicle as popular as each other. The remote controlled vehicles tend to be much cheaper than the radio controlled ones, but because of this range in price, they are proving as popular as each other.

In case you aren't sure quite what the difference is between remote controlled and radio controlled vehicles, the simplest way of identifying which is which is to see if there is a cable connecting the controller to the vehicle. If there is a wire which runs from the handset to the vehicle, then it will be a remote controlled vehicle, with signals being sent as electronic pulses down the cable. A radio controlled vehicle will have no connection or cable at all, and the signals are being transmitted from the handset to the vehicle using radio waves.

For this reason, if more than one child has a radio controlled vehicle, it can mean that the radio signals interfere with each other, and signals can become jammed, confused or duplicated across several vehicles. Remote controlled vehicle have no such risk of interference or compatibility issues.

The general reason why boys tend to like these toys more than girls is simply due to the fact they, by their very nature, tend to be cars, lorries and trucks, which are not usually as appealing to girls. However, there are some radio controlled and remote controlled toys for girls these days, usually ranging from pink limousines to pink off roaders. Essentially of course the mechanics of the vehicle is the same, but the cosmetic design will appeal more to girls than boys.

These toys have a real appeal to children, who enjoy the sense of control of another moving object, and that they can control and reach items and places beyond their normal reach. They also enjoy the challenge of being able to steer and manoeuvre the vehicles, which can often move quite quickly, and the more expensive ones can manage cross country very well, able to roll easily over rough ground, shallow steps, gaps and even small logs.

Of course, it mustn't be underestimated that it takes a good deal of spatial awareness to be able to effectively control on of these vehicles. It is easy to forget that when a vehicle is moving away from you, left and right are easy to identify, but when the vehicle is moving towards you they are reversed, and of course if the vehicle is moving in any other direction, it is necessary to perceive the movement from the point of view of the vehicle and decide what the relative direction should be. This can lead to a few crashes in the early days, although vehicles are usually built to withstand a few knocks.
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