RC Car Tips

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

GP Recyko RC Car Body Contest

Here is my rc car body that luckily won the GP Recyko RC Car Body Contest. Click on photo to see a bigger picture.

As a theme car, decided to use GP recyko green and make the tires and lights look like GP Batteries.

Side view. Stickers were made via Photoshop then printed on sticker paper.

Competition was tough. Here is a beautiful BMW entry.

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Thanks to Chris Kho for the beautiful pictures. And thanks for looking!


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tokyo Hobby Show 2009

Here are new items from Tamiya in the 2009 Tokyo Hobby Show.

RC BMW M3 GT2 2009- TT01E
RC TT01R Type-E Chassis Kit- TT01R
RC Corolla Axio apr GT- TA05V.2
RC TRF416X Chassis Kit
RC Ferrari F60- F104
RC Abarth 500 Assetto Corse- M05
RC Lancia Delta Integrale- DF03Ra
RC RTR Team Studie GLAD BMW Z4- TT01E Hatsune Miku
RC RTR Super Levant
RC RTR Repsol Mitsubishi- CC Ralliart Racing Lancer
RC RTR Abarth 500- M05 Assetto Corse
RC Team Studie GLAD BMW Z4- TT01E Hatsune Miku
RC HP ESC Volac Brushless BL2
RC HP ESC Volac Crawler
RC HP Transpeed Motor- Brushless (Racing Stock 21.5T)
RC HP Transpeed Motor 6.5T- Brushless (12mm Dia. Rotor)
RC HP Transpeed Motor 7.5T- Brushless (12mm Dia. Rotor)
RC HP Transpeed Motor 8.5T- Brushless (12mm Dia. Rotor)
RC HP Transpeed Motor 9.5T- Brushless (12mm Dia. Rotor)
RC Touring Car Cockpit Set- Right Hand Drive
RC Alum Racing Steering Set- M05
RC Aluminum Steering Link- M05
RC Ball Differential Set- M05

Lot's of brushless motors and aluminum hop ups for the M05. Lot's of things to buy as a Christmas gift to myself :)


Monday, September 28, 2009

RCCartips #68 - Online Store, Tips, Videos

Hi Guys,

I've finally put up an online store via Amazon.com. Great thing is that price seems to be cheaper than most online hobby shops I've compared with. Please visit and let me know your feedback (email me at rccartips@hotmail.com).


Tips of the Week

I just came back from racing in Thailand in the Tamiya Asia Cup 2009. One of the tip I learned was to put Tamiya Anti Wear grease on threaded shocks. This will prevent loose shock screw collars from moving around.

Here is a link to photos and videos of the event. Just sharing. Hope you also experience overseas racing with racers from other countries.


Here is a series of videos from Atsushi Hara, multiple time world champion, on tuning your 1/8 off road buggy.


And here is a video on how scale model kits are made. Very informative.


Until next week. Have fun!


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Thursday, September 24, 2009

RC Buggy Tips

Here are 3 great rc buggy videos from world champion Atsushi Hara from HPI racing. Hope these tips will put you in the winner's circle. Here is a sample video.

The other two videos can be found here:


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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

RC Cars USA - Buggys, Electric, Nitro, On/Off Road

The USA RC car scene is still growing. Popular are:

1. Electric On-Road radio control cars such as 1/12 scale, touring cars and minis.
2. On-road nitro powered rc cars such as 200mm touring cars.
3. Electric off road such as 1/8 conversion buggies.
4. Remote controlled nitro off road buggies and truggies. Very popular racing class.

Active areas for rc car racing in the USA:

1. Wisconsin & Illinois
2. Northwestern United States
3. Kansas/Missouri
4. California
5. Florida
6. Georgia
7. Memphis
8. Texas

And some local USA hobby shops::

1. Bruckner hobbies (NY)
2. Stormer hobbies (Montana)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tamiya Asia Cup 2009

Tamiya Asia Cup 2009 TAC Racing Photos and Videos

This year the 2009 Tamiya Asia Cup was held in Esplanade Mall, Bangkok on 18 - 20 Sept 2009. Event was very competitive with the best racers from Thailand, China, Singapore, Lebanon, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Korea. This year was very fun and enjoyable.

More photos and videos at:


Hope you join the Tamiya races and see you next year!

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Tamiya M chassis race in Bangkok

Tamiya Asia Cup 2009 is inside Esplanade Mall in Bangkok. Highlight was an m chassis race with Jilles Groskamp (2009 European Touring Car Champion). I am standing to his right on the drivers stand.

Jilles built his Tamiya M05 cooper on the track himself the past two days from the box. I noticed his initial setup was lowered ride height with minimal droop.

The exhibition race with Jilles was fun. The best mini racers in Asia had a chance to race (or bash) the M05 of Jilles (just kidding). I was fortunate enough to be part of this race and had fun.

Hope you like the video and buy your Tamiya M05 mini today and race with your friends.

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Tamiya Asia Cup Philippines 2009 Results

Hi, after a long 8 rounds of racing, congrats to the winners. And thanks to Lil's hobby shop for sponsoring the trip and accomodation in Bangkok.


Stock Touring Class
Neil Severino

Formula 1 Class
Joel Mangilit

4wd GT Class
Anton Ramos
Tutoy Aldaba

Open Stock 23T Class
Josh Castro

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Best RC Rally Video

One of the most realistic rc rally videos I've seen. Will start building my rally car :)

Look for user TheAirBase in youtube for more of these great videos.

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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Tamiya Asia Cup 2009 Philippine RC Team

Getting ready to have fun in Bangkok for the 2009 Tamiya Asia Cup on 18 - 20 Sept. Below are the Filipino racers.

Name Class
Arnold Dalusung 4WD GT(Team Leader)
Yuichiro Takaya 4WD GT
Joel Mangilit MINI Chassis
Max Park MINI Chassis
Jygs Tiangco MINI Chassis
Rey Parco MINI Chassis
Raymund Aguilar F103/104Pro
Allan Colico F103/104Pro(Sub)
Christian Saplala Super Stock
Neil Severino Super Stock
Ed Angtuaco Super Stock
Alfonso Ramos Super Stock
Anton Ramos 4WD GT
Josh Castro 4WD GT
Noel Aldaba 4WD GT
Norman Cruz 4WD GT

Jomil Dale M. Dela Cruz Jr. Stock