Who Invented The First RC Car? | Chalk Toys

Who Invented The First RC Car?

The RC cars have come a long way and have a rich history. Their existence started as early as 1940s. Since then there has been drastic revolution in the functionality, shape, modifications, diversifications, and perofmenace. These cars enjoy a huge following in different parts of the world. This includes children, adults, innovators and car collectors. Many companies have played a major role in the evolution of the rc cars over the past and recent years. Some have had successful times and end up playing a big role in this popular industry.

The first models of the rc cars did not have rechargeable batteries. There were the nitro methane-powered engines, which were discovered in the 1940s. They were very small in size and this limited many functionality capabilities. However, they used to have precise control, just like a real vehicle. The cars were not used for any form of commercial activity since most of the companies were in the discovery and testing stage.

In 1960, the rc cars had a commercial side. The Italian rc car making company popularity known as El-Gi, started the commercial sale of these cars. They were based in Emilia, and their first model was a 1:12 scale Ferrari, 250LM. It went live on the market in 1966. It was first sold in the UK. The same model was then placed in the market in 1967 by the Atkinson’s models. The El-Gi companies introduce another rc car in the market and this was a 1:10 scaled Ferrari p4. It was demonstrated to the public in 1968 in Milan.

In mid 1960s, the Mardave, which was a British rc car making firm started the production of the rc cars for commercial use. The engines were nitro powered and gas powered. They only got to capture the local market.

The 1970s saw a major increase in the number of rc cars on the market. Many firms started the production and this generated loads of attention from the market. Some of the popular companies that took place in the production included the scorpion, dynamic, delta, and the Taurus. They used to produce 1:8 scale models with nitro-powered engines. The popular engine at that time was K&B Veco McCoy.

In 1974, the Jerobee, car making company based in Washington, started producing the 1/12 scale model with a cox.049 engine. This saw a major shift in the overall development of the rc cars. The companies used to make car parts started following this description and other car making forms had to follow suit.
In late 1970s, the 1:12 models stated the electric racing, and saw an equivalent growth of 1:8 scale IC racing models.

In 1976, Tamiya Company in Japan specialized in the creation of these cars. They were elegant, had good kits, and detailed. The electric powering design attracted attention from different investors and this saw the rise of this car model in the markets. This was the first company to introduce the off-road versions and high suspension systems. Some of the initial models are still available in the market.

Currently, there are many companies that are creating the electronic rc cars. It is very easy for you to get the model you want using the internet channel. This has led to worldwide attention especially since they are affordable to run, and durable.