I've wanted to build a small remote control car with a Raspberry Pi and a wireless controller to control it for a while now as a fun little computing project, maybe something like this but bigger and with gears, suspension, a more powerful motor and alike. It would definitely be powered by a motor of some sort and is technically still a car in need of maintenance (and repair if I then crash it)!

Are questions about RC cars off topic for this site? If so, why?

Note: Questions would be related to the assembly of the vehicle - not anything to do with the electronics, programming, shopping advice or anything else like that.

  • Interesting. I have no idea though. :-) Feb 18, 2016 at 18:49
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    I'm not sure, either, but my gut check tells me no. I think it could be an excellent SE site of it's own, though. Maybe @BobCross would want to chime in on this? Feb 18, 2016 at 21:27

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I suspect it depends on the method of propulsion - if they have a petrol engine, and the question is about that, then it's not really any different to other small-engine questions, and we've decided they are on topic.

Questions about electrically powered cars, or the control systems, servos etc are definitely off-topic IMHO though. Of the current SEs, they'd probably fit best in Electronics, though they'd probably get migrated here for containing the word 'car' ;)

There was an Area51 proposal for RC models, but it's been closed: Area51

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