RC Car Tips

Monday, February 11, 2013

Tamiya M06 Tuning Tips

Starting the 2013 season with my daughter racing a Tamiya M06 mini rc car in the Tamiya Asia Cup qualifiers. Read on for video, photos and setup tips of the Tamiya M06.

Monday, December 31, 2012


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Biggest R/C Car Trophies

The F1 R/C Club of the Philippines awarded some of the biggest trophies I've ever seen in an rc car event. Some were 7 foot tall! Wow! More photos and video of the event here.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Project Wild Willy Part I - 36.6mph

The goal is for a Tamiya Wild Willy to beat a Formula One r/c car in a drag race. Here is Part I of the build and review, where the box stock Willy at 11.6mph is upgraded to go at least 36.6mph on the rc car chassis dyno.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Reviews - R/C Cars

Here are build tips and reviews of r/c cars for 2012. Touring, F1, mini, electric, nitro and radio control equipment.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

New R/C Cars for 2012

It's the holiday season, another excuse for us to buy rc cars and trucks as gifts to our kids (and ourselves). Ho ho ho. Here are some of the newer 2012 rc car models to help you decide.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

RC Car Chassis Dyno - Home Made

A home made chassis dyno was used to determine the fastest f1 rc cars in our recent race.
Photos, video and full article here.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

540 Silver Can Motor Tuning Secrets

Yuichiro Takaya conducted a 30 minute seminar on 540 Johnson and 540 Mabuchi silvercan motors. And shared his secrets on how to get 21,000 rpm legally, without magnet zapping or altering the motors. Read the full article with video here.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

F1 RC Club - Gangnam Style

There's more to r/c than just racing. There's a dance off between B-main and A-main drivers... hahaha. Photos, video, commentary and event results here.

Monday, October 15, 2012

F1RC Club - Japan GP

14 October 2012 - A big turnout of 18 racers for a Sunday afternoon of having fun and racing in Round 13 - Japan Grand Prix. Photos, video highlight, race commentary and results.

Monday, September 17, 2012

F1RC Club of the Philippines

The F1RC Club of the Philippines website is now up and running. All the info you need to know to get started in F1 rc car racing.

Sunday, September 02, 2012

RCCarTips # 84 - Monthly Article on Radio Control Cars

This month was very "interesting". Ugly side was that, as race organizer, I experienced the politics in r/c. But long story short, with the support of the track owner, we put a stop to all the rc politics. It can be done! For the love of the hobby, not love of money.

Good side is the exciting racing action from all over the world plus the new radio control kits that will surely lighten up our wallets and fill our house with new stuffs.

Read full article here, RCCarTips #84.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

F1RCCars.com - New, Reviews, Photo, Videos

Everything you need to know to get started with Formula One r/c cars. www.f1rccars.com

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Tamiya Off-Road R/C Cars

Full model list here.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tamiya F104 v2 Review

Above are three new Tamiya F104 v2 f1 rc cars with the new rear link suspension. Read the review here if the car lives up to the hype. Tamiya F104 v2 full review here.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Girl Power! 4 year old and 11 year old rc car drivers.

Starting them off young. A 4 year old and 11 year old girl driving rc cars. And they are good, the 11 year old girl managed 2nd place overall in a field of 26 Formula One r/c car drivers. Full story, photo and video highlight here.

Monday, June 25, 2012

25 F1 RC Cars Racing Together Video

Watch 25 Formula One radio controlled cars racing together in one big race. Tamiya F103, F104, F104WGP, F102, 3Racing F109, FGX, Kyosho KF01 and more. Photos, video and event writeup here.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

RCCarTips #82 - New R/C Cars and Articles for June 2012

Every month I share new kits we would love to buy and my personal thoughts about what is going on in the hobby. Thanks for reading. Read full article here.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Short Course RC Truck Guide

Price, speed and model comparison makes it easy for you to buy.
Photos, videos and buyer's guide to short course rc trucks.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

17 F1 R/C Cars Racing Together

Here are photos and video of 17 Formula One radio control cars racing on the track at the same time. Even a nitro F1 joined in on the fun.

Saturday, June 02, 2012

F1 R/C Cars Guide

Photos, videos, reviews and guide to Formula One r/c cars. It's one of the cheapest and fun class to join.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Associated SC10 4x4 vs. Losi SCTE

Photo and video of Team Associated SC10 4x4 vs. Losi SCTE

Thursday, May 03, 2012

VRC Pro R/C Car Racing Review

As close to real r/c car racing. Full review of the VRC Pro R/C Car Racing Simulator / Game.

Monday, April 30, 2012

New RC Cars and Trucks April 2012


Friday, April 20, 2012

1/10 Nitro F1 RC Car

In the 1990s I could not find a 1/10 scale nitro powered formula one r/c car. So I decided to build one myself. Here are some photos I found from 15 years ago.
More info at: http://www.rccartips.com/nitro-f1-rc-car.htm

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Tenacity of RC Cars

My 11 year old daughter's rc car website. She wrote the content. Hope your kids enjoy the hobby as well.

Friday, April 06, 2012

New RC Cars and Trucks - March 2012

Here are 14 new rc cars and trucks in March 2012.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Dragster RC Car - Traxxas NHRA Funny Car

The new 1/8 Traxxas NHRA Funny Car from Traxxas. Officially licensed replicas going over 70+ mph, exciting!

More at the Traxxas Funny Car site.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Gas RC Buggies Buyer's Guide

Introduction and guide to buying the best 1/8 Gas RC Buggy.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

TITC 2012 - Fastest RC Cars Racing

Photos and video of the fastest electric rc cars in the 2012 TITC race.