RC Car Tips

Tuesday, October 16, 2018


Monday, October 15, 2018


Wednesday, October 03, 2018


Saturday, September 29, 2018

Best RC Car for Beginners

Thursday, September 27, 2018

CHEAP RC - 1/28 scale going FAST on a 1/10 track

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

RC Car - Mazinger Z Infinity

Sunday, September 09, 2018

Beginners Guide to RC Racing

Here's a video that will hopefully entice you to join an rc car race. It's all about having a hobby that is fun and competitive at the same time. As well as just spending an afternoon with your kids and fellow racers. Social racers :)


Saturday, September 08, 2018

Cheap vs. Expensive RC Racing Cars

Today a Sakura Zero 2010 with cheap electronics ($30 Surpass 17.5 motor, $15 Tsky esc, $20 Bluebird esc) beat out much more expensive 2018 Yokomo, Awesomatix, Xray and Team Magic. Driven by Porsha... girl. It was a six A-main race, and she alternated between her tuned 2018 Xray and the cheap Sakura Zero. Using Xray (A1 win, A3 2nd) and Sakura Zero (A3 2nd, A4 Win, A5 Win, A6 Win) for the overall win.

Here is a video of the A6 win with my old man commentary.


Monday, September 03, 2018


Porsha at 9 years old winning Amain #2 in the silvercan touring car class at the 2010 Futaba Cup held in the now gone JP Raceway. The good times and memories. Wish I could turn back the clock.

Result: Porsha - 2nd TC Silvercan, Joel - Champion Mini

Video: TC Silvercan Racing

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Happy Sunday RC Rally One-on-One

My son decided to challenge his older sister Porsha to an rc rally race. Surprisingly he managed to beat her a couple of times. Nice way to spend a nice Sunday afternoon. :D

1/8 Scale Nitro RC Buggy Racing - Professionals Going Very Fast

Here is the start of the A-main of the 2018 Philippine Masters. Super fast are the professional drivers such as Hara, Ongaro and Ronnefalk. If you want to be a professional rc driver and become world champion, you will have to be faster than these guys :)

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Is it Adidas or Tamiya?

Is it a shoe or an rc car? hehehe

Above is my 1/10 Tamiya M-chassis M05m mini rc car with a Suzuki Swift body painted to look like an Adidas shoe. I just though I would make competitors laugh and distract their driving so that I could win haha :D

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.