Posted: June 20, 2011 in Uncategorized

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Posted: June 20, 2011 in Uncategorized

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Its coming! Nitro fans, this is for you!  The first European Nitro Challenge will be held at the world famous Hocekheim Forumula 1 Circuit on June 23-26 and will feature 4 classes:

  • 1/8 On-road Open
  • 1/8 On-road Hobby Cup
  • 1/10 On-road Open
  • 1/10 On-road Hobby Cup

On Thursday and Friday the track is open for practice, the qualifying will be held on Saturday, and the finals are scheduled for Sunday. On Saturday evening a dinner buffet takes place in the nearby Hockenheim Ring Hotel (200m from the track) with a view to the pitlane of the formula 1 track followed by music and drinks. The open classes are for racers that want to run against the top team drivers of the participating companies. There are still some places available!!

This would be a really exciting event to watch with over 60 entries to include a very high level of racing. There are several world champions and top drivers throughout the world entering in this event.

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In summary, just get the battery that best fits your needs, I realize I took a long time to say something pretty obvious but a little thought on what you want to do with your new RC Car or Truck can save you a good bit of money down the road.


  1. If you are anything like me when you first got into RC you realized there were a lot of choices. Big decisions like what kind of vehicle to get and smaller ones like what kind of tires to use. For me no decision came easily and one I made a few mistakes with was what type of battery to get. Certainly you have to decide on some of the larger decisions like whether to get a Lipo, NiMh, or Nicad. Then you have to decide what brand you want to get, certainly that is something we will touch on in a different post. What we are aiming to help you figure out is what exactly is the difference between batteries.
  2. The number of cells in the battery will determine the voltage. In the Lipo battery world, easily the most common among RC hobbyists the 2cell pushes out just over 7volts, that is going to determine the power getting to your wheels. If you want to go faster, you go from 1S to 2S or from 2S to 3S. There are restrictions however so make sure your motor and ESC can handle it. When I got my first vehicle I ran out and bought a bunch of the most powerful battery it would support.
  3. Learn From My Mistake:
  4. At the time it was 3 or 4 3S Lipo batteries. I learned a valuable lesson however the first day I went to the track and found out they only raced with 2S Lipo batteries and I just wasted about $230! Sure having the extra speed to tool around my yard was cool but I really wanted to race so the 3S batteries were useless. So lesson one! Know what you want to do. If you want to race in leagues, make sure you check the specs. If you just want to have fun and go fast, thats a totally different type of research.
  5. After you pick out what type of battery you want to run (were sure you are rockin a Lipo because they are lighter and you typically get longer run time with them) and how many cells you want to run in series you will want to look at runtime.
  6. Definition:
  7. If you are talking about a 2S Lipo battery that is a 2 Cell in series Lithium Polymer battery and get 7.4 Volts (power)
  8. If you are talking about a 3S Lipo that means you are now running 3 cells in series and get 11.1 Volts (more power)
  9. What Does Mah Mean:
  10. The last decision you have to make is in regards to Mah. If you have shopped for batteries you will notice there are a lot of different options. Simply put Mah relates to how long you can run, the more Mah you have the longer you can draw on the battery. There is however a cost for that and it isn’t always one to one. What I mean is a battery with 5000Mah is usually more than double the cost of one with 2500Mah. (Mah stands for milliampere-hour)
  11. The bottom line is this, if you want to really burn rubber get the max amount of cells in series your motor can support. If you want longer runtime maybe settle for the 2S instead of the 3S but get the beefy Mah. You will notice the trend on this site is always to say it depends what you want to use it for and it holds true here. If you want to race it’s easy get a 2S Lipo with a decent amount of Mah.
  12. Cooling Matters Too:
  13. Keep in mind though, the longer you run your RC the hotter it will get so if you are going for long run time consider investing in a little additional cooling, if the motor or ESC overheats it doesn’t really matter if you have 10,000 Mah. You’re going to have to wait for it to cool down to keep racing.
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  • Remember if you are going to use Lipo Batteries make sure you are always charging your RC batteries in a protective Lipo sack. (my wife makes me charge them outside!) I really questioned posting the video below because its a little over the top but check it out. Also as a disclaimer I have NEVER had this happen.

When it comes to decide which RC car to your hard earned money on a difficult decision, it’s a small guide for the first time buy, which I’m sure are overwhelmed by not only the choice, but types of RC cars available .
In a nutshell, there are two categories:
This is generally regarded as the most popular in the area, several sub-classes like monster trucks, rally cars, Truggies and Bashers, with the lastis a kind of on / off road
On the road
This is my personal area of ​​expertise, these machines are built to thoroughbred high eating asphalt, but it has good road, even something ages parking will hurt these babies have configuration options that you expect to see NASCAR or F1, anything camber adjusted for depreciation.
There are two major subcategories.
This is the starting point for most people, Iimagine this a try before you embark on something that has a combustion engine. They are easy to maintain, relatively inexpensive, not break, and much, much cleaner. What they lack in power they gain in precision, never clip at the top like a pro.
Nitro (aka RC Gas or Petrol)
The grandfather of RC racing, these babies have an enormous power, the Nitro bikes a little practice, unlike electric riders, there is a slightdelay in the throttle and the break you need to get used to, but if the noise, smoke and power is your thing look no further. Nitro cars tend not to survive crashes and power due to weight and speed of the accident.
The basic rule is to stick to Electric until you are ready to run on Nitro, they are incredibly fast and many things can go wrong, you need batteries for example, and the gas may stick open. While on an electric car will not changeescape, internal combustion is a different story …
So you’ve decided what the main class you want, you must now decide what the car will be used for, there is a huge difference between the weekend warrior that tears from his local park and anyone who wants to race too seriously.
Some tips on choosing a good starter car
2nd hand RC material has no resale value, which is good for you, look in the forums and auction sites and you will be approximately 75% of the storeoriginal cost, not to mention that most owners have several ups and extra hops = they normally throw in the face.
it takes three things to get into RC, kit, electronics for the kit (cruise control, receiver, Sero, batteries) and a remote
Construction of the car is easy and you can do in 8 hours, but the birthday boy, it is best to get a RTR (Ready to Race), because they often come with all the above, check before you buy, they will tell youthis supplement you need. TT01 is a generally comes with everything you need, apart from the distance, it is worth slightly more than the remote, because it’s something you again and again.
Make sure that you will be able to spare and hop-up for the kit. (Important)
The best place to buy is the Internet, it is undoubtedly true, you get the best variety and prices of online shops.
Stay away from Nitro (gas) powered RC cars until you drive an electricElectric RC cars are easy and cheap to maintain and fewer problems in general to give.


Me & My RC Car

Posted: June 8, 2011 in rc events, rc tips
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I’ve always been interested in anything RC but have been away from the hobby for some years (mostly bashing and tinkering). Since then this hobby has gotten some pretty major tech advances with brushless, lipo and 2.4 ghz. This blog will document my experiences as I get reacquainted with the hobby I so enjoyed

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