RC Car Tips

Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Sports Cars vs RC Cars

If you are looking for sports cars, you might enjoy this site. Here, real import cars are compared with very fast remote control R/C cars. You might be surprised at the performance results.

Tuning Tips for Nitro RC Cars

The best way to learn more about tuning nitro rc cars are to get tips directly from the experts, the fastest drivers, the World Champions. Here are some of the best tuning tips for nitro rc cars as posted on various websites.

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Pro Racer Tips - Brian Kinwald

Brain Kinwald is one of the fastest off-road drivers and is a World Champion. Here are some of his best rc car tips as posted on the Tech Talk forum of Team Trinity's official website.

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Using a Computer Power Supply as a Power Source for RC Chargers

If you have an old computer, you can use the power supply to power your D/C rc car charger. But there are some minor conversions to be done.

NOTICE
As with modifying anything electrical, this is a potentially dangerous procedure that has the potential to kill you and/or burn down the structure you're doing this in, and/or cause any number of disasters that may be attributed to working with electricity, including death.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Traxxas

Traxxas

Traxxas has been in The radio controlled business for 16 or 17 years and they have won who knows how many awards for NITRO MONSTER TRUCKS but not for electric car they don't pay muck attetion to the other cars they have like the Traxxas Bandit. The only one that they pay attentean to is the E-Maxx thats a great truck but what about the rustler and stampede they only have two videos for electric cars the Rustler and the 4-tec and the videos are 20 seconds of the car driving and some music. They don't even have any setup sheets, I sure want some setup sheets. Some good cars but nothing about them.

Monday, June 14, 2004

Tamiya TLT-1 Max Climber

Following the 1/18 Tamiya TLT-1 Rock Buster is the TLT-1 Max Climber. Will accept the regular lay down battery packs.

Mercedes-Benz 190E Evo.II AMG

Another re-release of the Mercedes-Benz 190E Evo.II AMG that was originally on a TA-01 or TA-02 chassis, I forget. Anyways the new model is based on the TT-01 chassis.

Schnitzer BMW M3 Sport EVO

For BMW M3 fans, Tamiya has issued a re-release of the collectible Schnitzer BMW M3 Sport EVO that was based on a TA01 chassis. This new model is now based on the TT-01 chassis. Well worth buying for the beautiful BMW M3 body.

Tamiya Wins the 2004 Reedy Touring Car Race

Surprise, surprise. Tamiya, well known for producing great rc cars for beginners, has won the 2004 Reedy race. Thai driver Surikarn Chaidajsuriya from team TRF (Tamiya Race Factory) took 1st place using Tamiya's brand new TRF415 chassis in the Reedy Touring Car Race held at Tamiya America's track on May 29th and 30th.

3 out of the top 10 cars were made by Tamiya.

Friday, June 11, 2004

Fastest RC Cars On the Planet Challenge

RC Car Action is throwing down the gauntlet! We want to see who can build the flat-out fastest RC machine on the planet. We’re keeping the rules simple, and anyone can enter. You’ve got a year to build whatever you think it’s gonna take to be the fastest, and it'll all go down at the Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, CA (Exact date to be announced. The event will be scheduled not earlier than June 1, 2005).

Source: RCCarAction Website

New Product: Factory Team RC10T4 Truck kit

Team Associated announces the new Factory Team RC10T4 Truck kit ... the truck driven by Mark Pavidis to win the ROAR Off Road National
Championship! Now you can get your own, full-option "Factory" ride truck complete with over $190 worth of Factory Team upgrades!

If you're serious about racing, get the same truck used to win the ROAR Off Road National Championship ... Team Associated's Factory Team T4.

Source: Team Associated Newsletter

Guide to Buying Electric Motors

Team Associated has a great downloadable pdf file on how to choose and buy an electric rc motor. The file is called BuyingElecMotor.pdf. Has lots of pictures and is very informative.

Mike Reedy Retires

After 20-plus years on the frontlines of World-Class RC competition, legendary motor builder Mike Reedy has announced that he will be stepping down from his position at Associated Electrics after the Reedy Race of Champions this weekend.

Mike is retiring at the top of his game, having supplied the power to an unprecedented 25 IFMAR World Champions, including the current onroad Touring Car World Champion and the current offroad 2WD World Champion, as well as most of the current ROAR Electric National Champions. This is a record that many expect will never be equaled.

Source: Team Associated Newsletter