The word hobby; when you talk about radio-controlled cars to an uninformed person, they generally think of Nikko or Tyco cars, the sort you can see at the shopping mall. We like to think of our activity as a hobby, because it involves much more than just opening a box, dropping in a couple of AA batteries and hit the On button. No, this is about hobby-related skills, such as building and painting, and having a good set of tools and equipment and being proficient in their use. Just remember that a car may have up to 400 different parts! There is also a lot of science behind the driving of an r/c car!