Skill Levels

The skill level chart below provides a simple guide to selecting a suitable product from our catalogue.

The skill levels range from Skill Level 1, which requires no prior radio control experience to our highest rating, Skill Level 5 which means that more technical ability or care in operation may be required.

This is only a guide and there is no reason why a novice cannot have success with a higher skill level product.

Electric Models:

We recommend starting with a Skill Level 1 or Skill Level 2 vehicle to ensure a successful entry into the radio control hobby.

  • Skill Level 1: Models are generally ready to use straight out of the box and no previous experience with radio controlled models is required.
  • Skill Level 2: Again, no previous experience with radio controlled models is required but the model may require some asembly/finishing and a degree of maintenance and/or additonal set up.
  • Skill Level 3: Some models with Skill Level 3 may require full or part assembly and may require the bodyshell finishing or painting. This level also includes higher performance models which may benefit from previous driving experience.
  • Skill Level 4: These models may require more detailed assembly and finishing or be high performance products aimed at the competitive race market.
  • Skill Level 5: Extreme performance requiring previous driving experience.

Nitro Models:

If you are looking to purchase a Nitro powered model, the Skill Level starts at 3 because of the extra complexity associated with starting and maintaining the engine.

  • Skill Level 3: Most of these models are pre-assembled and ready-to-run. All nitro models require some technical skill to operate and maintenance hence the entry level Skill Level of 3.
  • Skill Level 4: Models with this Skill Level are usually high performance products aimed at the competitive race market or thrill seakers..
  • Skill Level 5: Extreme performance requiring previous driving experience.

Petrol Models:

  • Skill Level 5: All Petrol models have a Skill Level of 5 due to their size and performance but they are relatively easy to start and maintain.

Skill Level Overview Chart:

Level

Description

 1 
Electric Models and Toys: No previous experience with radio controlled models is required. Models require a minimum of setup, maintenance, or support equipment.

 2 
Electric Models: No previous experience with radio controlled models is recommended. Models require a minimum of setup, maintenance, or support equipment.

 3 
Electric Models: Some models may require assembly or additional finishing and may be of higher performance.
Nitro Models: Entry level models requiring some technical skill and maintenance.

 4 
Electric and Nitro Models: Previous experience with radio controlled models is prefereable. Models require detailed setup, and/or maintenance procedures with required support equipment. These models are capable of very high speeds and require an even higher level of skilled driving control. Some may be competition oriented.

 5 
Electric, Nitro and Petrol Models: Previous experience with nitro-powered radio controlled models is prefereable. These models are capable of extreme speed and acceleration! They carry our highest skill level rating and are intended for expert or ambitious drivers only!!