America loves monster trucks. Heck, everybody loves them. Perhaps the Undertaker has one. Inside the RC world monster truck means big, 4WD trucks with many different ground clearance. Those are the epitome of backyard bashing and handle off-road like nothing else.
Ground clearance and large tires are what gives these trucks their superb off-road capabilities. Stadium trucks and buggies handle great on dirt tracks, but try running them on grass. Conversely, may go basically anywhere the transmitter tells these to.
These trucks can also be very difficult to flip. Because they have a real wide wheel base and therefore are heavy, they simply carry on. A monster truck can fly around a large part at very high speeds and without needing to be worried about flipping. They are great for jumps also. Hardly any other RC vehicle is really as likely to land on its tires as a well-built truck.
Even snow won't stop an excellent RC truck. Sand, loose gravel, slick grass, and merely about any other kind of terrain may be conquered. The 4WD gives good grip on any surface as well as the weight helps invest that torque down.
They come in all shapes and forms so there is a good option for everyone. Perhaps more so compared to the other RC vehicle classes, suspension lengths and overall dimensions vary greatly from maker to maker. There are several upgrades and adjustments available so eventually the18 wheeler may be created to fit the driver's needs perfectly.
You can modified these trucks for racing as well. The top center of gravity and weight means they won't perform as well as stadium trucks, but there are lots of monster truck class races to penetrate and they can deposit some serious speed if tuned correctly.
Racing isn't the only event it is possible to bring a monster truck to. Yearly multiple trucks bashes are held where experienced drivers can try their hand at crushing cars, clearing obstacles and sending massive jumps.
The thrill doesn't stop there, these trucks can also be produced for pulling events. In these events competing trucks square off in the ultimate test of torque and power. Some people have tuned their trucks to drag incredible weights, including full-sized cars.
Ironically, they are perhaps the most versatile RC vehicle available. They are able to run on concrete or dirt, handle basically any terrain, race and jump. They're amazingly fun for toying around in the backyard. Apart from maybe drifting, there's not much a monster truck can't do. With a few dedication even a drifting monster truck wouldn't be completely out of the question.
Currently monster trucks can be purchased with both electric and nitro motors. Nitro was previously the only option for trucks, but the implementation of brushless motors and much more powerful batteries the electric models now perform equally well because nitro models. What one to get can be you.