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RC Differentials

RC Differentials

An easy way to understand them in less than 8 minutes
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RC Car Cleaning

RC Car Cleaning

RC car cleaning and maintenance basics, how to Clean you RC car
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Not a top driver?

Not a top driver?

The 4 biggest mistakes that are slowing you down at the racetrack.
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Photos of RC cars in Action

Photos of RC cars in Action

Click here to see Action photos of RC cars
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Beginner RC Cars how to Choose the Best

How do you choose the best RC with the multitude of choices out there?

With all the options available for beginner RC cars what do you choose?  Do you go for nitro, electric, on road, off road, 2 wheel drive, 4 wheel drive, buggies, truggies, rock crawlers or any other RC car for that matter.  And don’t forget you also have these options to consider which scale is best for you? Are you going to practice and race at a race track or bash in your back yard or park?

What do you choose?  How much money do you have to spend?  Which one is best for you?  RTR or kit? I know what it feels like, I went through this when I first got into RC back in the day.

This article will help you choose between the best beginner RC cars that are perfect for you.

  • Continue reading and you will grasp the different categories of beginner RC cars their benefits and drawbacks
  • You’ll understand if, racing or bashing in your backyard or local park is right for you
  • You will learn what the positive and negative attributes are, between nitro and electric cars
  • The perks between on-road or off-road and which is best for you

 

Listen, after you have read this article you will be able to pinpoint which of the beginner RC cars is perfect just for you. So let’s get started:

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RC Drift Car

This introductory RC Drift Car guide will show you how you can drift in 5 steps

What is RC drifting?

RC car drifting is the art of negotiating a turn with intentional over steer in a controlled course throughout a turn or a series of turns.

What do you need to drift?

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RC Car Tire Additives

RC car tire additives are liquids that you add to your tires to increase traction which generates more grip and hopefully faster lap times.

RC Car Tire Additives

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The 4 biggest mistakes that are slowing you down at the racetrack

The 4 biggest mistakes that are slowing you down at the racetrack.

Here I will summarize the biggest mistakes most drivers make when racing and how to avoid them to run faster lap times.
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TLR, HB buggy and the new iOS7

TLR and HB buggy compared to the iOS7 realease?!

Here is an interesting article I found for you guys on RedRC.net.  A well written article from Mr. Oli Meggett compares the two new buggies that will soon be released with Apples iOS 7.  All three have generated lots of attention and hype as he mentions in the following article.

 

This week saw two pretty major events.  The first, the release of new software for a well-known mobile phone.  The second, the continued build up to the 2013 Electric Off-Road Worlds. OK, so those are somewhat different events, and the first likely one attracted slightly more world-wide interest than the second.  But, I believe there are actually a number of very strong comparisons we can make.  One of the big elements of the build up for the Worlds are the rumours surrounding the new 4-wheel drive cars from HB and TLR.  In a similar way to Apple’s latest Software release, all we’ve seen so far have been a few ‘teaser’ pictures, and some results from one of the cars in the hands of their expert driver.

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RC Buggy Photographs

I went to our local RC race track this Sunday to catch up with fiends and take some photographs.  I particularly like to shoot off road buggies and truggies because they are relatively large and slower compared to on road cars.  Because of their size and slower speeds around the track it’s easier and your can increase the chances of shooting “those good” pictures.  Another reason I like to shoot off road buggies and truggies, especialy if the race track is not hard packed, is because they are more dramatic if I may say.  Buggies and truggies skid, slip, over steer and flip over among other mishaps.  Off road RC’s present many shooting opportunities, I have more fun taking pictures compared to that fast paced on road RC’s.

Are there any other RC photographers out there?  What RC categories do you  prefer to shoot??

Have fun,

Chris

Pro Line Course Truck Competition

Win  your own FREE Pro Line Pro 2 short course kit.

How would you like to win your won short course truck kit?  Well now is your chance, Velocity Magazine is holding a sweepstakes on their Facebook page and the price is, you guessed it a Pro Line Pro 2 short course kit.

Here are a few features of the truck:

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Dash 4 Cash 2013 Must See Video

Dash 4 Cash a nail biting must see video from the Neo Buggy 2013 race.

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RC Differentials understand them in less than 8 minutes

Differentials, after your clutch are what distributes your engines power to the race track through you tires.

Above a Xray RC differential, Picture Source redrc.net

We all know in order to setup your RC car your tires are the most important factor.  But I ask you this.  Don’t you want to get all your engines power delivered to the ground efficiently?  Delivering your engines power to the ground is what RC differentials do and when you set they up correctly you will see a great difference in your vehicles handling.

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RC Car Driving and Exceptional Fair play

RC Car Driving at its finest.

Now this is RC racing at its finest.  This is one of my favorite RC driving videos, I don’t even know how many times I’ve watched it.  The driving precision and consistency Marc Rheinard, Barry Baker and Atsushi Hara displayed is such an inspiration to make us all better and faster RC car drivers.  I believe consistency is a key element in decreasing lap times, I mean how far up in the final ranking can you end up if you have the fastest lap of the race and at some point you flip over and have to me marshaled?

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