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(As of Jul 2016) According to this, it mention that currently there are a total of 376 technic sets. However, this information mention that only 6 of them have the remote control function. (This means that only less than 2% of all technic sets have remote control)

Is there a particular reason(s) why remote control are seldom used in technic sets?

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    Price is most certainly a factor – Joubarc Jul 27 '16 at 8:00
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Many Technic sets are small and wouldn't fit motors or need remote controls.

Beyond that it is an extra expense which they need to leave out to make things available at various price points. In some cases LEGO makes the motor optional to keep costs for the initial kit lower. And the remote control adds complexity beyond that.

But the beauty of LEGO is that you're not stuck with their designs. You can add these features yourself if you're motivated enough.

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