Remote Control Cars
Oddly enough, it was Leonardo da Vinci who first thought about remote
control cars. In 1478, when da Vinci was a young man of 24, he sketched
a remote control car. The car in da Vinci's sketch was a spring-propelled
car. A one-third scale model was made of Leonardo da Vinci's l car and
is on display at the Institute and Museum of the History of Science
The wonderful thing about da Vinci's crude sketch is that once it was
built, it did work! Steering and brakes were operated by a rope, and
this car would travel up to 40 meters. What is interesting to note is
that Scientists are finding the similarities between Leonardo da Vinci's
sketch and the Mars Land Rover to be eerily similar.
There is no doubting the fact that remote control cars have always
been in the minds of boys and men. I remember the remote control cars
you would hold on the floor and push backward. These little cars would
build up momentum and when released would speed across the floor until
they crashed into a wall or piece of furniture.
The remote control cars of today would take Leonard da Vinci's breath
away. These cars are built to last, and the distance these cars can
travel is amazing. More experienced drivers can even get their cars
to flip and do mock burn outs. Some of the heavier remote control cars
and trucks can even climb over obstacles in their way with ease.
It seems that remote control cars have been in the minds of the male
gender for hundreds of years. The twentieth century introduced the world
to the first remote control cars, and the industry continues to grow
each year. Remote control cars have become a favorite pastime of many.