RC Car Tips

Sunday, August 30, 2009

RCCarTips #67 - Off Road Buggy RC, Traxxas Nitro Revo, GP Recyko

Hi Guys,

RCCarTips newsletter #67 is online. Sonic Boom off road buggy race (pics and videos), Traxxas Nitro Revo (pic and video) and pics of the GP Recyko Battery rc car body theme contest.

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RCCarTips is also a community of 7,839+ subscribers with over 9,000,000 page views. Feel free to contribute your videos, photos and articles by writing to me at rccartips@hotmail.com. Thanks for spreading the word.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Short Course RC Truck - Playing Around

It's a long weekend here, nothing much to do, so posting two short course rc trucks having fun on the on road track of Sonic Boom. This is how radio control hobby should be... fun!


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Traxxas Nitro Revo 3.3

Spotted a Traxxas Nitro Revo 3.3 in a recent off road race. Took a picture and video of this new nitro rc truck from Traxxas.

If you have a Traxxas nitro revo 3.3, please comment and leave a review for others to see.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Off Road RC Buggy Race in Sonic Boom Aug 2009

Hi, just got back from a great Sunday of off road rc racing. I raced in the 1/10 scale 4wd electric buggies. Finished overall second place, just 0.6 secs difference to the first place finisher. Lot's of fun!

Here is my off road buggy. A Tamiya Durga with Novak 4.5r brushless motor and lipo batteries.

And here is a video of the fast 1/8 scale electric powered rc buggies.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Arnold and Oldskul RC Birthday Race

My daughter and I went to the 3rd Arnold and Oldskul rc birthday race. Porsha joined in the rally class, but unfortunately the 12 year old TL01 car was not steering straight, eventually after 2 broken servos decided to call it a day. Oh well maybe next time. At least the food and music was great.

Tomorrow I will race in the 4wd electric buggy category in Sonic Boom racetrack using a Tamiya Durga with a Novak 4.5r brushless motor. Hope it will be a sunny day :)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Tamiya Asia Cup

Was just reminiscing of the Tamiya Asia Cup 2007 race held in Taiwan. I raced in the Tamiya M-Chassis class and had lots of fun. It's always a nice and memorable experience to race overseas.

Next month I'll probably race in the Tamiya Asia Cup 2009 in Thailand, and yes, you guessed it, in the Tamiya M-Chassis class. Guess I just enjoy these little toy cars.

Maybe I'll see some of you there next month? Look for me in the Philippine team... name is Joel.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

RC Cars and Google

Just wanted to say thanks to Google. Nice to be acknowledged and ranked high among search results for popular keywords such as:

rc cars - www.rccartips.com is ranked 4 out of 22,800,000
remote control cars - www.rccartips.com is ranked 6 out of 41,600,000

Thanks Google and rest assured will continue to add relevant content, tips, advice, images, and videos to help promote the hobby of rc cars.

And to all that have supported rccartips, thanks and spread the word.


Updates to the main website

Just to summarize latest updates to my website. Hope Google picks it up soon and indexes :)


RCCarTips.com is about you. If you have articles or photos of yourself and your rc cars/trucks, just email to me at rccartips@hotmail.com and I'll post them on the website.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

RC Hobby Shops USA

When I was studying college in New York, I used to race off road RC 10 buggies. My local hobby shop was Bruckner Hobbies. I think this is a family owned business and I used to envy the son's of the owner... imagine your work is to run an rc hobby shop and join races.

Anyways if you know of a good rc hobby store in the USA please post in the comments and I will updated my directory listing. More people who can join the hobby the better. More fun for all of us.

Monday, August 17, 2009


Was looking at statistics of my websites. So far www.rccartips.com has received over 7,600,000 page views. Around 7,800+ of you have subscribed to the weekly newsletter and over 100,000 have downloaded the Nitro RC Cars ebook.

Thanks guys for visiting, hope you found it helpful.


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Hobby Shops - Philippines

Hi, if you are looking for hobby shops in the Philippines, here is a list of shops I buy from, their address and contact numbers. Hope this helps. Have fun.

Edit: Just added more info for local hobby shops in the Philippines at:


And for rc heaven, shop in Hong Kong:


Friday, August 14, 2009

Tips on Lipo Battery, Facebook, RC Video

Hi Guys,

RCCarTips newsletter #65 is online. Tips on Lipo battery, my facebook account, rc video page, and short course rc trucks.

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RCCarTips is also a community of 7,824+ subscribers. Feel free to contribute your videos, photos and articles by writing to me at rccartips@hotmail.com

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Pioneers of Radio Control Car Racing

This is how radio control car racing started... around 1967.

Monday, August 10, 2009

RC Trucks - Short Course Sport Truck Racing

Hi, came from racing inside a mall last Sunday, 9 Aug 2009. It was fun to watch the short course sport trucks from Traxxas Slash and Associated SC10. Close and fun racing is the name of the game. Plus these ready to run rc trucks are very cheap, and will encourage first timers to try out rc racing.

If you have these rc trucks, please post your comments to encourage more people to join this hobby. Thanks :)