When buying an RC Car, the most important choices to make are :
- On-road or Off-Road
- Electric or Nitro/Gas
On-road cars go FASTER, Off-road cars can go ANYWHERE
You need a long, really smooth surface for on-road models
Tar will play havoc on your off-road tires.
Power systems each have their particular set of advantages and disadvantages too:
- Pro: Quiet, you can run them in your area without irritating the neighbors.
- Pro : Clean, no oily mess, smoke etc.
- Pro : Simple, just charge, plug in and Go!
- Con : Around 5-10 minutes play for every 2-3 hours of charging (Unless you have a decent charger, in which case charging time drops to 1 Hour).
- Con : Buying more batteries (you will want around 4-5 packs) can be a costly exercise.
- Pro : The noise and power you get from a nitro engine.
- Pro : Quick to refuel, as long as you have fuel, you keep playing.
- Con : Messier, more post-run maintenance is needed.
- Con : A knowledge (easy!) of tuning engines is required, as they need fine-tuning every time you run them.
The main RC Car Disciplines are
- Off-road Buggies/Truggies
- Off-road Stadium trucks
- On-Road Racing
- 1/10 Drifting
- Rock Crawling
- RC Trucks and Trailors
What is the difference between BRUSHLESS and BRUSHED motors?
- Brushed motors are cheaper than Brushless Motors, but offer lower performance (Great for beginners!) .
- Brushless motors offer much more power than Brushed motors.
- Brushless motors do not wear out as quick as brushed motors.
- Brushless motors consume more power, and are normally paired with more expensive LiPo batteries.
For someone who wants to start in the RC car hobby, we strongly recommend the HSP range of cars. These cars offer the following great benefits to the 1st time RC Car Buyer :
- Great price
- Local Agents with great spares backup
- Ease of use
- VERY affordable parts availability
- Excellent performance
- Come see these, and other models, in our store today!
- Wide range of models and spares in-store.
Our current best sellers are the HSP range of RC cars. These cars are very well priced, spares are readily available, and their performance is really good!
HSP 1/10 Brontosaurus / Brontosaurus PRO
STD = BRUSHED (30-40KM/H) PRO = BRUSHLESS (60KM/H)
Scale : 1/10
Size : +- 430mm
Speed : Brushed – 40Km/h ; Brushless 65Km/h ******BEST SELLER*******
Age Group : 10 to adult (Brushed version recommended for kids under 14)
4WD : Yes
Motor : Choice of Brushed or Brushless Electric
Brontosaurus (Brushed) : R3150.00
Brontosaurus PRO (Brushless) : R4180.00
VRX Racing 1/10 Octane XL
Ready to Run with 4WD Shaft Drive
Fully covered receiver case
Rear Axle design with reinforced housing & adaptor
Light & High Impact Front Suspension Arms
Big Bored Shocks with long droop
Unique Steering System with Front Universal Joint Shafts
Reinforced Upper Plate to Stiff the Chassis Plate
Fully sealed central transmission for gear protection
High Quality RC System Offering Lots of Fun of Racing
Price : Brushless – R5100.00
Brushed – R3350.00
HSP 1/10 Nitro Monster
Scale : 1/10
Size : +- 430mm
Speed : 65km/h
Age Group : 10 to adult (adult supervision recommended for kids under 14)
4WD : Yes
Motor : .18 cu inch Nitro Sport motor
Price : R4480.00
HSP 1/8 Rock Crawler
Scale : 1/8
Size : +- 645mm
Speed : 10km/h
Age Group : 8 to adult
4WD : Yes
Motor : 540 Brushed electric x 2
Video : (turn sound off if required)
Price : R4995.00
HSP 1/8 SAVAGERY / NOKIER Brushless / Nitro Truck
Scale : 1/8
Size : +- 540mm
Speed : 70+km/h
Age Group : 15 to adult
4WD : Yes
Motor : Brushless motor / Nitro Engine
Price : R6275.00 (Brushless electric)
HSP / RGT Rock Cruiser 1/10
Length: 415mm Width: 200mm
Ground clearance: 76mm
Wheel diameter: 54mm
Tire diameter : 105mm
Radio System: 2.4ghz
Esc : Waterproof 40A 2in1 esc
Servo: Waterproof 3KG
Battery : 7.2v 1500mah nimh
Motor: Brushed RC280
Gear ratio : 1:88
Full ball bearing through vehicle Multi-link suspension allows smooth crawling.
Full lock front and rear axle 3-gear center mounted transmission gear box with low center gravity motor mount. Telescopic UJ drive shaft for maximum durability.
Axle mounted steering servo
Realistic detail scale body with decals
Oil filled shocks
Water proof electronics allow you to have fun with it anytime anywhere.
Aluminum anodize suspension link and steering hub for maximum strength
Ready to Run out of the box with battery and charger included
3 Inch ground clearance that can go through any obstacle
Realistic front and rear composite bumper with LED lights.
New design realistic 2.2inch wheel mounted with super soft crawler tire and memory foam.
Multi-link suspension system with aluminum anodize suspension link and telescopic UJ drive shaft as standard.
3-gear center mounted transmission gear box with low center gravity motor mount.
2 in 1 water-proof high output 40A electronic speed control with receiver build in.
3kg water-proof standard size servo with aluminum body for better heat resistance.
Adjustable battery mount to fit difference size of battery
Price : R4250.00
(We also supply a huge range of rock crawler accessories. Call us today for details!
We also supply cars, parts and accessories from the following excellent brands :
(Click on the logos for the brand website. Order from us by supplying the PART NUMBER of the item you need. We normally have a 2-4 working days lead time when ordering items we do not have in stock already. )
HSP 1/8 Racing Buggy
Aluminium 6061 Chassis Shock Tower.
Enhanced Alloy Suspension arm with adjustable width.
Oil filled adjustable shock absorber.
Double Wishbone Suspension Arms With Adjustable Width.
Full 4 Wheel A-Arm 100% independent Adjustable Suspension.
Compact front bumper provides protection against impacts.
High quality main gear/differential gear.
High performance Powerful Brushless 3000KV Motor / 26X Nitro Motor
Mid Mounted 7.4v 3600mAh Li-Po re-chargeable Battery (Brushless version)
Hobbywing 80A Brushless Fan Cooled Electronic Speed Control with Forward / Reverse / Brake.
New style wing.
Type: Off-road Buggy
Type: Pistol Grip
Battery: AA(Not Included)
|Motor: 3000KV Brushless
ESC: 80A Brushless ESC (Fan Cooled)
Run Time: Approx. 10-15mins
|1x 2.4GHZ Transmitter
1x Brushless Buggy
1x 7.4v 3600Mah LiPO Battery
1x LiPO Balance Charger
1x User Manual
At Clowns Hobbies we have carefully selected the following brands and choose to stock them because of Price, Quality, Support and Parts Availability. These brands have a long history of producing quality products with good support. Click on the relevant Logo to see the full lineup of cars per individual Brand. Once you have found just the right car for your individual needs, please give us a call for the latest pricing and availability. Click on the Logos below to see the models available in each brand.
*Prices on this page are correct as per published date. Prices may change at any time, as rand/dollar fluctuations influences stock and prices. ALWAYS call us to get the latest price and stock availability.