RC Micro Cars vs. Mini RC Cars: Yes, There IS A Difference!

Two of the more recent developments in rc vehicles include rc micro cars and mini rc cars.

These pint-size powerhouses offer great fun to rc car beginners and experienced hobbyists alike -- and at a much lower price. You may even want to give them as gifts to your kids!

Deciding which type of rc car to get will be determined greatly by the size of the vehicle you're seeking. Allow me to explain...

Some people...and web sites...use the terms "micro" and "mini" interchangeably when referring to these smaller cars, but technically there is a difference. I think the confusion is partly due to the words themselves, in that "micro" sounds smaller than "mini".

RC micro and mini cars come in varying sizes that fall within the scale range of 1:18 to 1:64.

Mini rc cars are at the smaller end of the scale, i.e., 1:64. And rc micro cars are at, or near, 1:18 in size. The water begins to get a bit muddier when rc cars fall in the middle of the range.

You'll also find that -- depending on the manufacturer -- 1:18 and 1:64 will translate to different rc car lengths.

For example, I've seen specs for 1:18 micro rc cars where the lengths ranged from 7.9 to 12.0 inches, and the lengths of 1:64 scale rc mini cars ranged from 2.5 to 3.5 inches.

Mini remote control cars are so tiny that you can drive them on tabletops. And micro rc cars are perfect for speed runs in garages or other small spaces.

But, whether you select a rc micro car over a mini rc car or vice versa, there's no doubt in my mind that you're going to have an adrenaline-flowing, heart-pounding BLAST!

More Articles on RC Minis & Micros

(1) Micro RC Cars: Taking A Look Under The Hood
(2) Why Mini Remote Control Cars Are All The Rage

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