RC Car Tips

Thursday, November 26, 2009

New On Road R/C Racing Cars

The 2010 on-road electric touring r/c car season will be exciting given the three new cars from the best companies. The Tamiya 416x, the XRAY T3 and the Schumacher Mi4LP. All beautifully designed for racing. Which one to buy? So hard to pick, all are winners by looking at them.

What do you prefer? Leave a comment about your favorite!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

SC R/C Trucks Comparison

A lot of people ask me how much these radio control trucks cost. And usually the high cost is a deterrent for them to join the hobby. Fortunately today, Short Course (SC) radio controlled trucks, priced at around $190 - $220 ready to run makes it easy and cheap to get started in racing.

To help you choose, here is a technical comparison comparing the 4 most popular short course r/c trucks today.

See you at the race track!



Friday, November 13, 2009

Nitro RC Cars - Running in the 90s. Nostalgia.

Nitro rc cars racing and running in the 1990s. This event was covered by Radio Control Car Action magazine and was in their 1997 issue. This is the Kyosho World Cup 1997 finals won by Team Philippines.

Here they do a lemans start where pitcrew run to the cars, pull start the engine then start racing. There is also a driver change during the 60 minute final, driver will run down from the driver stand to tag the co-driver in.

These Kyosho cars are so realistic. There were popular bodies and models such as the Ford GT. And with such a big track racing was very realistic.

Hope you like this nostalgic video. RC racing was really the best in the 90s!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

RCCarTips #70 - Nitro R/C Race Inside a Mall

Hi Guys,

On 8 Nov 2009, I joined a race that was held inside a mall. What was unique was there was a race for 1/8 nitro rc buggies! This is the first time in my 32 years enjoying the hobby have I seen nitro rc cars racing inside a mall and watched by thousands of people throughout the day. Here are videos and photos:


As for me it was most memorable because my 8 year old daughter and wife joined in the rally class. I joined in the 4wd class.


It was a very happy and memorable weekend for me. Racing rc cars with my family, nothing could be better!

Photo: Porsha, Joel (me), Noel, Roland

Thanks for reading!


P.S. If you have a similar fun experience, please send me photos/write up to rccartips@hotmail.com. I would love to promote this hobby by showcasing your fun experience. Thanks!

RCCarTips.com is also a community of 7,951+ subscribers with over 10,000,000 page views. Feel free to contribute your videos, photos and articles by writing to me at rccartips@hotmail.com

Sunday, November 01, 2009

RCCartips #69 - Happy Halloween, New Website, Updates

Hi Guys,

First, wishing you a Happy Halloween. Here is a short video of my halloween. Over 3,000+ trick or treaters from 3pm - 6pm. Over 5,000 candies handed out.


Second, I decided to put my new articles and tips on www.rccarsrtr.com. Reason is I am now using wordpress and it is easier to organize my content. I will leave www.rccartips.com untouched as I think it still has a lot of relevant content.

Summary of new items posted:

RC Drift

Tamiya RC Cars 2009

Tamiya F104 Ferrari F60

Traxas Slash 4x4 RC Truck

Speed of Electric RC Cars

LiPo Battery Chargers

RC Touring Car Tips

I would love to hear from you. Just leave a comment on the website or drop me an email at rccartips@hotmail.com

Have fun!