RC Car Tips

Friday, October 30, 2009

Traxxas Slash 4x4 RC Truck

The Traxxas 2wd Slash was a big hit. But being 2wd, it was difficult to drive in off road tracks due to lack of rear wheel grip.

That problem is now solved with the Traxxas 4x4 Slash... 4wd with monster brushless power!

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

RC Cars RTR Website

Hi, I've been updating my RCCarTips.com website since 2003. But with over 290 pages, it is getting difficult to organize the topics logically.

So rather than revamping, I decided to create a new site where I will be posting on a regular basis tips, guides and best topics when it comes to rc cars. The site is called RCCarsRTR.com. Please take a look and let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment.

If you would like to be a contributor or share your rc pics and knowledge just let me know, I'll post it. Rest assured a lot of people will get to read it as my old website has over 10,000,000 page views. Just write me an email at rccartips@hotmail.com.

Thanks and have a nice halloween weekend.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Video of RC Drift Car - Trueno

Hi, here's a short video of my custom Toyota Trueno rd drift car. I'm not an expert at movie making, kindly excuse my amateur vid :)


Body - Jada Toyota Trueno that was sanded, cut, painted to replicate the Initial D drift car.

Chassis - Tamiya TL01 cut short to 233mm.

Motor - Stock mabuchi.

Tires - Tamiya M-Grip radials

Music - Around the World by M.O.V.E

Friday, October 16, 2009

Tamiya F104 Ferrari F60

Video of the new Tamiya Ferrari F60 formula 1 car... officially licensed by Ferrari.

With rubber tires, the Tamiya F104 Ferrari F60 must be one of the most realistic F1 rc car I've seen. Take a look at the pic courtesy of Tamiyausa.

Read more at:

Tamiya F104 Ferrari F60

Here are some of the specs:

- Officially Licensed Ferrari F60 body
- Rubber tires and realistic wheels
- TEU 104BK electronic speed control
- 540 motor
- Can be upgradable with F104 PRO parts
- 3.2mm FRP lower deck
- 2mm FRP upper deck
- Stainless steel rear shaft

You would need a 2 channel radio controller with steering servo, a 7.2v battery pack, charger, Tamiya PS paints, and 8aa batteries for your transmitter.

Woohoo, F1 rc is alive again! Spread the word.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

RC Drift

Hi, lately I've been focused on rc drift cars. Being a fan of initial d, I sought out to replicate, true 1/10 scale, the Toyota Trueno AE86 car of Takumi. Here are some photos, hope you like them.

RC Drift

On that page you'll also find some drifting tips and video from HPI racing.

Soon I'll post more pictures and actual drift video of my Trueno AE86 rc drift car.

I also recently watched a recent rc drifting event held inside a mall. Here are some photos and videos.

Radio Control Drift

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Friday, October 09, 2009

Initial D - Real Drifting with Live Band M.O.V.E

Three best drifting videos with real Intial D cars and live music. For all drifting fans... gotta love this.

Initial D - Drifting Video with MOVE music band.

More Drifting Video -Initial D - Drifting Video with Dogfight Music

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Sunday, October 04, 2009


The latest edition of RCTV Live is back online. What's on:

Team Associated R5 Oval - 2wd, adjustable caster blocks, brushless motor rear pod, new constant volume shock, t-plate pivots, adjustable shock mounts, better turn in.

Tech Tips - Clean lexan body with soapy water. Use good quality paper towels to dry out. Mask areas you do not want to paint (e.g. windows, headlights). Read instruction of spray paint can then spray paint. Use paint designed for lexan bodies.

Collectors - Rare Tamiya, the Toyota Celica GT Groub B rally racer. Technigold motor. State of the art 4wd shaft driven transmission. Sealed gearbox, 3 differentials. Double wishbone suspension.

Follow this blog (http://rccartips.blogspot.com) for more updates on rc cars and trucks.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

RC Helicopter Video Tips

Just updated my RC Helicopters blog with great video tips from youtube. Check it out and get started with flying radio controlled toy helicopters.

Some of the latest updates:

Video review of e-flite rc helis from horizonrc.com

F3C World Championship for Model Helicopters

RC Helicopter flight dem Trex 600 Video

Mini RC Helicopter

RC Helicopters - Getting Started