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Posted: July 23, 2011 in Uncategorized

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Posted: June 25, 2011 in Uncategorized

Factor Affecting the Speed Of RC Car-RC Blog

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There are several factors that go into how fast an RC can drive and they almost never come out of the box as fast as they claim.

On a side note we just ordered our very own track timing kit so were going to be able to put these things to an actual test!

Battery Type:Most Ready to Run model trucks do in fact come with a battery, normally a Nimh. When you look at the outside of a box, say a Traxxas 4X4 it is going to say something like 65mpg top speed. What they don’t tell you in as obvious a way is that you have to fork out another 40 bucks to get the Lipo battery that is going to be able to run that speed.

Pay attention to what the required equipment is to reach the speeds you want. Lithium Polymer batteries are the new hotness in the RC world and come in a wide variety of cells. The more cells you go with the more speed you get, you will want to make sure what your speed controller can handle though before running out and buying a 4S lipo and torching your RC motor.

Gearing:Another thing most people who are first getting into the hobby typically don’t know about is in order to get a higher top speed you much change the gearing. There is a give and take when it comes to the type of gearing you choose to run. In exchange for higher top speed, you are going to sacrifice acceleration. In order to hit the top speeds most vehicles claim you are going to need to gear them to a point where you wont use it for much racing other than straight driving

Making The Right Call:As a general rule you can avoid disappointment if you don’t choose your RC solely on top speed. Think about other important things like how you are going to use it. In a lot of ways it is kind of like when you buy new cars, they often claim certain Miles Per Gallon but that is typically on some sort of closed course with a 60lb driver, no seats, and the wind at their back…well you get the point.

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Posted: June 25, 2011 in Uncategorized

Proof Were Giving Away RC Trucks

So I am learning more and more each day when it comes to the RC hobby in general, more specifically the competitive side of things. I have recently been spending a lot of time at my local dirt track, racing short course truck modified circuit. I have been spending a lot of time trying to get better. One thing I noticed early on is after a few minutes, maybe 10-15 or so of racing my slash would turn off, well slow down and the red indicator light was flashing.

Warning: Total Noob Moment:

Forever I was just thinking that my battery had died, even though I was rocking 5000 Mah batteries I was Ok with it. I would drive the truck onto the pit, take the battery out and put it on the charger.

What I noticed was the batteries were only taking about 2000 Mah before saying they are fully charged, that was when I finally put it all together, the battery wasn’t dying the motor and ESC were over-heating. I felt like a total idiot, and I am glad I figured it out on my own. I invested about 4o bucks into the Traxxas ESC cooling fan as well as a fan for the motor. I raced back to the track after installing the extra cooling and found that my time on the track had doubled now with the additional cooling!
Why It Makes You Better

The reason is very simple. The more lap time you can get in, the more practice you get, and ultimately the better you get. If you are like me, and have to sneak out of the house go get extra lap time in, or operate on a limited time budget (like mine which is heavily regulated by a wife who lovingly refers to RC Cars as “toys”) the more efficient you can make your time at the track practicing the better you are going to fair when it comes to race day.

The small investment in cooling meant a lot more time having fun and honing skills for me and it is something you should keep in mind on your qwest to get better too!

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Posted: June 20, 2011 in Uncategorized

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Posted: June 20, 2011 in Uncategorized

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