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ALIGN Super Combo T-REX 800E F3C 6CH Flybarless System RC Helicopter

  T-REX 800E F3C is uniquely design for F3C competition, standard 800 class model with brand new FL flybarless rotor head system and new generation Flybarless System also can compatible with new T-REX 800E F3C fuselage. The incredibly high end flagship T-REX 800E F3C model is now brought into being. Align flagship helicopter model incorporates all the top grade upgrades, superior control feel, and attractive look, the T-Rex 800E F3C is the best choice for any enthusiasts!                                                                         T-REX 800E F3C equipped with brand new FL Flybarless Rotor Head System utilizes extreme low CG design, effectively reduces resistance during flying maneuvers, increased flight responsiveness and precision. In addition, the styling appearance harmony with red anodized and stainless color, bring out the high quality of helicopter. With standard equipment 800MX 440KV motor features superior power, excellent torque. The latest BL815H and BL855H metallic brushless servos are standard equipment, featuring superior torque, speed with unparalleled efficiency and precision. These servos are highly appraised by team pilots for their low operation heat, contributing to dramatically increased longevity.                                                                                                                                        The FL Flybarless Rotor Head System utilizes extreme low CG design, effectively reduces resistance during 3D maneuvers, increased flight responsiveness and precision. In addition, the styling appearance harmony with red anodized and stainless color, bring out the high quality of helicopter.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Utilizes highest spec CNC Modue-1 helical main gear. The latest BL815H and BL855H metallic brushless servos are standard equipment, featuring superior torque, speed with unparalleled efficiency and precision. These servos are highly appraised by team pilots for their low operation heat, contributing to dramatically increased longevity.                                                                                                                                                  The high-end Microbeast PLUS 6-axis gyro with 32-bit high-speed processor is much precise and superior in programming and computing allow for significant handling performance and delicate response. In addition, the Microbeast PLUS gyro is vibration-reducing improvement and strongly reduce the effects of the vibration to flying performance.                                                                                                                                    800MX features high efficiency, superior power, excellent torque, low current draw and low temperature,it’s capable of maintaining consistent torque and head speed through continuous F3C maneuvers.                                                                                                                            Innovative sliding battery tray rails imbedded into 3K side frame, providing easy battery access and protection.                                                                                                                                                                                New carbon tail control pushrod assembly.                                                                                                                                                            High quality new tail gearbox design, combined with new dual point mounted tail pitch control assembly to minimize slops and increase rudder control precision.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Utilizes newly developed, highest spec and superior anti-wear material to increase the overall strength and durability for torque tube drive gear. Effectively minimize gear striping and crash damage.

Standard equipment

●Castle EDGE HV 160 Brushless ESC x 1
●850MX Brushless Motor(490KV) x 1
●BL855H High Voltage Brushless Servo x 1
●BL815H High Voltage Brushless Servo x 3
●Microbeast PLUS Flybarless system x 1                                                                                              Click below                                                                                                                                   Original ALIGN Super Combo T-REX 800E F3C 6CH Flybarless System RC Helicopter                                                      

F4U-1D Corsair 60cc ARF 85.5″

Designed to operate from aircraft carriers and/or land-based facilities, the F4U-1D Corsair was a force to be reckoned with to the Japanese during WWII. With its gull wing design, impressive looks and power, the Corsair was one of the most recognizable WWII aircraft.                                                                                                            The Hangar 9® F4U-1D Corsair is a giant-scale masterpiece for 60cc power plants that delivers scale details worthy of being called competition grade. Its scale outline, impressive scale appearance, and Hangar 9 performance, make this an exciting warbird to show off at the field. The construction is primarily wood with fully balsa-sheeted areas, but the outer wing panels and control surfaces (except the three-panel flaps) feature exposed ribs like was done with the full-scale fighter.                                                                                                                                            The three-piece wing features a robust fiberglass structure in the center which houses the custom main retracts built by Robart Mfg. (sold separately). A retractable tail wheel option is available from Hangar 9 as well as aluminum spoke wheels that set off this amazing model in an inspirational way.                                                                                                                                                                       Out of the box, it comes finished in genuine UltraCote® covering, fiberglass cowling and wing center section that are painted to match. You also get scale details like a full depth cockpit, hidden tail and flap control linkages, scale rib detail, scale 3-panel flaps, dummy radial engine, sliding canopy and so much more. Optional scale accessories include scale tail wheel, main wheels and retracts that operate with pneumatic or electric mechanisms, droppable bombs or fuel tanks, scale 3-blade display prop and optional navigation lights.                                                                                                                                                                                                A wide range of choices are available for power; there’s the ease and economy of a 50–60cc two-stroke gas engine, sound and torque of a twin-cylinder 57cc four-stroke, or the realism of an Evolution 777 four-stroke radial. The hardware package included is very high-quality and complete as possible no matter power system you favor so you can get to flying this magnificent warbird quickly.                                                                                                                                                   Few World War II fighters inspired awe in both friend and foe like the F4U-1A Corsair. This impressive scale giant offers top gun scale looks, while delivering the Hangar 9 design reputation for superior flying performance.    

 

Product description

Key Features

SAB Goblin 700 BLACK NITRO YELLOW/CARBON SG713

NEVER SO FAST

The new Goblin Black Nitro 700 is the contimuous of the Goblin Black Nitro 650 which performs with 690mm main blades and 115mm tail blades.

In addition to the flight characteristics, we have paid special attention to making all maintenance work quick and easy. The SAB modular concept allows you to remove the engine unit and the tank in just a few minutes.                                                                                          

MAIN FEATURE

The center of gravity is one of the most essential items to a nitro model. We made it a priority to have a high and neutral center of gravity. The fuel tank is located in the center of the main shaft so that as the fuel level changes, the center of gravity remains the same.

 The engine and all of its components are in one modular design. With 4 bolts, you can easily remove and install the entire engine assembly from the model.                                                                                                                                              Starting assembly, clutch stack, fan and motor pulley are installed on one shaft that is directly mounted onto the engine itself. This assures that everything with the engine is perfectly aligned for smooth transmission.           Dimension                                                                                                                                     FEATURES                                                                                                                                    Goblin Black Nitro Body                                                                                                                 Engine Unit

 

  • RX battery support                                                                                                             

    • RPM sensor rooms                                                                                                      Main gear CNC H0405 (aluminum/delrin)                                               Black Matte Components,  Swashplate with high quality spherical bearing                                                                                                                            THUNDERBOLT blades in the Kit

 

Kyosho Inferno GT2 Race Spec Corvette

Large-scale machine evolves with a power surge in performance!

Fully featured specifications can even take on high-speed circuit racing.

Kyosho’s popular INFERNO GT2 gets a racing spec upgrade! Big 1/8 scale matches a high-power engine with detailed scale body form to deliver awesome strength and style. Chassis dimensions deliver rock-solid running stability from the driving force of the easy to handle yet high-power KE25 engine that delivers more torque and faster maximum speeds than the former GT2. The previously optional shoe-type 2-speed transmission (IGW008) is now included as standard and realizes smoother gear changes and minimizes shift shock. A harder main chassis material combines with a resin chassis stiffener that responds with both strength and smoothness as required. The advanced 2.4GHz KT-201 R/C system features a blue backlit LCD that allows clear visibility and adjustment of each control setting. Other advanced features include a failsafe function that stops the car safely in the event of radio signal trouble and reliable ABS braking. High-torque KS-200 servos incorporating tough metal gears are equipped on both steering and throttle for precision control of the big chassis. Packaged as a complete Readyset, the INFERNO GT2 Race Spec can be ready for action fast. Feel the amazing power and performance of big scale R/C with the INFERNO GT2 Race Spec.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Almost square dimensions of 310mm width and 360mm wheelbase deliver rock-solid running stability.                                                                                                                                                                                                               Optimal displacement of the KE25 engine generates plenty of powerful drive energy. Premium grade polished muffler and manifold are included as standard.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Inferno MP-7.5’s superior suspension function has been optimized for on-road performance.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   High grip tires combine with high strength wheels to deliver the edge in racing battle.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Includes the large capacity air cleaner. Maintains engine performance over long periods.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Front/rear independent disc brakes deliver reliable braking power. Thick brake discs minimize change in brake feeling from heat.                                                                                                                                                       Engine’s power band used to greater effect with the shoe-type 2-speed transmission using gear ratio 1st 15 : 46 and 2nd 18 : 43.                                            

150cc fuel tank delivers about 10 minutes per tank without refueling.

                                                                                                                                       Kyosho’s unique 2.4GHz “Syncro KT-201/KR-200” transmitter and receiver incorporate additional functions and are designed for easy operation.

 

A Readyset is a fully assembled model that includes nearly everything you need to run. Body Color scheme is complete so only consumables like batteries and fuel are required so you can start operating the model without delay.

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  • Fully assembled chassis complete with 2channel 2-servo control and linkages installed.

  • Pre-cut and pre-painted body complete with decals applied

  • PERFEX KT-201 transmitter

  • Note) AA-sized alkaline batteries x 8 for transmitter/receiver, and fuel are sold separately.

Chassis Technical Data

Length

515mm

Width

310mm

Height

135mm

Wheelbase

360mm

Tread (F/R)

262mm/265mm

Tire(F/R)

F97mm ×40mm

Gear Ratio

1st 10.14:1, 2nd 7.90:1

Weight

3,650g (approx.)

Engine

KE25

R/C System

KT-201

Syncro KT-201 Set

Kyosho’s unique 2.4GHz “Syncro KT-201/KR-200” transmitter and receiver incorporate additional functions and are designed for easy operation. Simply switch the power ON and the system is ready to use straight away. The stylish form of the transmitter features a built-in antenna and an ergonomic design for comfortable switch positioning and a large, high visibility LCD display. The Syncro is also energy efficient and uses only four AA-size alkaline batteries. Its precision balance and lightweight are ideal for endurance racing and help maintain concentration without becoming fatigued and also make it easy to activate required functions and settings. From fun-running to the intensity of serious racing, the new generation Syncro 2.4GHz will deliver a greater appreciation of your R/C model’s performance.

 

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Pro Boat Zelos G RTR 48-inch Gas Powered Catamaran

Race like never before with the Zelos™ 48 Type G Catamaran. Its water-cooled Dynamite Zenoah 30cc gas engine means that you can break speeds of 50 miles per hour. By the time the competition knows what hit them; they’ll be eating your wake.                                                                                                                    Rip, roar and race like never before with the Zelos™ 48 Type G Catamaran. This high-speed catamaran is equipped with a Dynamite® Zenoah G300PUM 30cc gas engine capable of a pulse-pounding 50+ miles per hour. By the time the competition knows what hit them; they’ll be eating your wake. The Dynamite Zenoah engine also features an EZ Start system requiring less than half the effort it takes on the average engine to pull the engine starter. The new top deck design resembles the sporty and classic look offered by the Zelos 36. A new trim scheme finishes off the look and ensures the boat looks as fast sitting on the shelf as it does on the water. Make some waves with the Zelos 48 Type G.                                                                                                                            Proven, wide hull design, triple layered fiberglass with superior gel coat finish:
The tried and true wide hull design remains and now features an updated and modern trim scheme. The boat is reinforced with extra layers of fiberglass around the seam to ensure it stays in one piece through the most brutal of crashes.                                                                                                                          Sturdy fiberglass canopy with threaded thumb screw fasteners:
The new canopy features more streamlined air scoops. It also features aluminum thumb screws = keeping the canopy in place in case of a flip.              Dynamite® Zenoah 30cc Engine:
Zenoah has unrivaled reliability when it comes to two-stroke surface engines. With this engine, the boat will easily hit 50+ mph.                                       Centrifugal Clutch:
A centrifugal clutch prevents the prop from spinning while the engine is at idle. This keeps your fingers and hands safe while you handle the boat while placing it in or taking it out of the water. It also allows you to easily launch your boat without the need for a second person to toss your boat in the water while you work the throttle on the radio. This is a must on this size boat, but is often not an included feature.                                                                                             Adjustable aluminum anodized propeller strut:
The anodizing on the propeller strut ensures the aluminum is protected in harsh water condition, including salt water. The adjustability allows customers to tune the boat for specific water conditions.  Breakaway, anodized aluminum rudder:
Just like the strut, the anodizing on the rudder provides protection from harsh water conditions, while the break-away feature prevents from having to replace the rudder or rudder mount if the boat ever runs over a floating object.

Spektrum™ DSMR 2.4GHz Radio:
The included Spektrum™ DX2E transmitter used to control this boat offers extended range and adjustable endpoints. A built in fail-safe gives added protection if signal to the boat is lost. Additionally, it includes the new Spektrum MR4000 waterproof receiver.

Powerful 1/6th Scale S904HV Steering Servo:
A boat this big needs some muscle in the steering department. A 1/6 scale servo with 18 kilograms of torque is ready to point it in any direction with authority.

3200mAh LiPo Receiver Battery:
The included rechargeable LiPo receiver battery allows for hours of play time without stopping to re-charge.

Water Cooling:
The water pickup on the bottom of the hull and in the rudder bring cool water onboard to the engine and tuned exhaust to keep their operating temperatures down while in operation.

Metal Propeller:
The metal propeller adds durability and longevity, plus you can sharpen and balance it for even greater performance. The aggressive pitched three blade propeller takes advantage of the engine’s torque to provide thrilling speeds.   

Wood Boat Stand:
The included wood boat stand allows for display or as a place to place the boat while working on it.

Needed to Complete
(1) Gasoline (87–92 Octane)
(1) 2-Cycle oil
(1) Lipo Battery Charger with EC3 Connector
(4) AA Batteries

What’s in the box?
(1) 48″ Zelos G Catamaran Boat
(1) Spektrum DX2E 2.4GHz Transmitter
(1) Spektrum MR4000 DSMR 4-Channel Marine Receiver
(1) Dynamite 3200mAh LiPo Receiver Battery
(1) Dynamite Zenoah 30cc Engine
(1) Spektrum Steering Servo
(1) Boat Stand
(1) User Manual

FEATURES

  • Proven, wide hull design, triple layered fiberglass with superior gel coat finish
  • Sturdy fiberglass canopy with threaded thumb screw fasteners
  • Dynamite® Zenoah 30cc Engine
  • Centrifugal Clutch
  • Adjustable aluminum anodized propeller strut
  • Breakaway, anodized aluminum rudder
  • Spektrum™ DSMR 2.4GHz Radio
  • Powerful 1/6th Scale S904HV Steering Servo
  • 3200mAh LiPo Receiver Battery
  • Water Cooling
  • Metal Propeller
  • Wood Boat Stand

SPECIFICATIONS

Length:
48.5 in (1231.9mm)
Beam:
16.5 in (419.1mm)
Engine Size:
Dynamite® Zenoah 30cc
Weight:
20.4 lb (9.2 kg)
Speed:
50+
Radio:
DX2E
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
Trim Scheme Colors:
White, Red, Silver
Prop Size:
2.6X1.8
Hull Type:
Catamaran
Battery:
2S LiPo Receiver Battery with EC3 Connector (Included)
Kit/RTR:
RTR
Scale:
48 Inch
Drive System:
Flex Shaft
Exhaust:
Stainless Steel
Experience Level:
Intermediate
Recommended Environment:
Outdoor
Assembly Time:
Less than 1 Hour

  

Focke-Wulf FW-190 Radio Controlled Gasoline Powered 55cc Giant Scale Almost-Ready-to-Fly Warbird Airplane

 

Brief History: The Fw 190 is widely regarded as Germany’s best fighter aircraft of World War II. Its appearance in the skies over France in early 1941 was a rude shock to the Allies, as it was clearly superior to any other plane. For nearly a year, until the debut of the Spitfire IX, the Fw 190 was the unmatched champion of the air war.

 

                                         

 

As the war progressed, the Fw 190 was developed into many variants as a pure fighter, a ground-attack fighter/bomber, and as a close-support aircraft. No fewer than 40 different versions were produced, with different combinations of engines, armament, wings, systems, and roles.

 

                                                                                                     

 

First flown on 1 June 1939, the Fw 190 served for the duration of the war, largely replacing several other aircraft types in the process, including the Junker Ju 87 Stuka dive bomber. Allied bombers dreaded the sight of these potent aircraft, as did the fighters who provided cover for them. Arguably, the Fw 190’s greatest impact on the Allied war effort was to spur ever-greater advances in technology and aircraft design to counter its threat.  

Nicknames: Butcher Bird; Dora; Kangaroo (Fw 190 V18/U1 variant)

 

                                                                                                  

 

Specifications (Fw 190A-8):
        Engine: One 2,100-hp BMW 801D-2 radial piston engine
Weight: Empty 6,989 lbs., Max Takeoff 10,802 lbs.
Wing Span: 34ft. 5.5in.
Length: 29ft. 1.5in.
Height: 13ft. 0in.
Performance:
Maximum Speed: 408 mph
Ceiling: 37,400 ft.
Range: 500 miles
Armament:
Two 7.92-mm (0.31-inch) machine guns in nose.
Up to four 20-mm MG 151 guns in wings.
Wide range of underwing and under-fuselage bombs, guns and rockets.
Number Built: 20,051 (All variants)

Number Still Airworthy: One, and several more are under active restoration to flight status. In addition, several high-quality replicas (Fw 190A8/Ns) have recently been produced by Flukwerk GmbH in Bavaria.

 

                                                                                                       A factory-applied, flat finish MonoKote trim scheme minimizes building time while adding authentic warbird detail.                                                                                                                                                                          Remove the easy-access fiberglass hatch, and you’ll find there’s more than enough room to hold a retract filling valve and air tank, switches, charge jacks and a fuel dot.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A generously sized radio compartment results in effortless installation of your system’s on-board components.                                                                                                                                                                                      The fiberglass cowl precisely captures the lines of the full-size Fw 190. Other extras include a fiberglass tailwheel cover, a “stealth” cowl mounting system, molded exhaust ports and a painted aluminum 2-bladed prop spinner. (Shown with an optional 3-blade spinner [TOPA1882]).                                                                                                                                                  Plenty of extraordinary details can be found within the Focke-Wulf’s cockpit, including recessed gauges, a pilot’s seat and side panels. (Pilot not included).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Focke-Wulf’s split flaps aren’t just historically accurate; they’re also prehinged for faster assembly.                                                                                                                                                                                                     Robart Retracts add scale realism to your Fw 190. To install, just follow the illustrated instructions provided in the manual. Pneumatic and electric versions are available. Please refer to the Product Recommendations.                                                                                                                    Special features set Top Flite ARFs apart on the flying field, and this one’s no exception. Antenna mounts and fiberglass gun breeches are only a few of the finishing touches you’ll find on the Focke-Wulf Fw 190

PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS:
Please note: all recommendations were the best choices available at the time of product release. Please check with your dealer for additional choices.

FUTK9410 Futaba 14SGA 14-Channel Computer Telemetry System
FUTM0717 (9) Futaba S3071HV S.Bus HV HT BB MG Servos
FUTM0075 (1) Futaba S9001 Aircraft Coreless BB Servo
DLEG0455 DLE-55 Engines RE Gasoline Engine w/EI and Muffler
ROBQ1657 Robart Electric Retractable Main Landing Gear
or
ROBQ1658 Robart Pneumatic Retractable Main Landing Gear
ROBQ2220 Robart #160 Retractable Tail Gear Assembly
ROBQ2305 Robart #157VRX Air Control Kit
ROBQ2369 Robart #169 Pressure Tubing 10′ Red/Purple
ROBQ2395 Robart #190 Air Line Quick Disconnects
FUTM0034 Futaba S3102 Micro Metal-Gear Servo Retract
HCAM6308 Hobbico HydriMax 4.8V 1600mAh NiMH Battery (for ignition)
HCAM6333 Hobbico HydriMax 4.8V 3600mAh NiMH Battery (for receiver)
FUTM4385 (2) Futaba Heavy-Duty Switch Harness
TACM2721 (2) Tactic 24″ (610 mm) HD Servo Extension – Futaba J
TACM2711 (2) Tactic 12″ (300 mm) HD Servo Extension – Futaba J
FUTM4135 (4) Futaba 6” (150mm) Y-Harness

RECOMMENDED OPTIONS
OSMG1561 O.S. GT60 Gasoline Engine with EI and Muffler
FUTM0075 Futaba S9001 Aircraft Coreless BB Servo (for optional choke)
TOPA1882 3-Bladed Spinner (Giant FW-190)


SPECIFICATIONS:
Stock Number: TOPA0706
Wingspan: 85 in (2,160 mm)
Wing Area: 1,198 in(77.3 dm2
Weight: 22-24 lb (9.98-10.88 kg)
Wing Loading: 42-46 oz/ft2 (128-140 g/dm2)
Length: 73 in (1,860 mm)
Requires: 7 (min) channel radio with 1 micro and 9 high torque servos, 2 standard servos, retracts and 50-60 cc gasoline engine                                              Credits: http://www.warbirdalley.com/fw190.htm
  

AUDI R8 1/6-SCALE AWD SUPERCAR

  The Losi® Audi R8 LMS ultra puts you in charge of a no-holds-barred supercar that matches its great looks with equally impressive features. If speed is what you desire most in an RC car, then look no further.                                                                                                                

At a Glance

The Audi R8 LMS ultra created by the Belgian W-Racing Team was designed to do one thing, go head-to-head in GT3 class racing against the world’s best. The 1/6-scale AWD Losi® Audi R8 LMS ultra honors the W-Racing Team’s creation with an impressive scale model that puts you in charge of a no-holds-barred RC supercar. If speed is what you desire most, then look no further. Featuring a massive 1200Kv brushless motor typically found in 1/5-scale vehicles and an impressive 160A ESC, the Audi R8 LMS ultra surpasses nearly every other RC supercar on the market with speeds of 60+ MPH. To help manage this outrageous power, Spektrum™ AVC® (Active Vehicle Control™) technology has been included. Using AVC you can dial in extra directional stability and throttle control and harness the ridiculous power of this impressive supercar.                                                                                                              

Losi™ 6IX™ Platform

Losi platforms are standouts in the world of RC driving; the 6IX platform is no different. This chassis design is ideal for the trials and tribulations of a supercar and features a solid 3mm aluminum build and shaft-driven AWD drivetrain                                                           

Dynamite® 1200Kv Brushless Motor

Typically reserved for larger vehicles the motor of the Audi R8 LMS ultra delivers brutal speeds and acceleration when you need it most for ballistic top speeds and mind bending drifting.                                                                                                                                                                      

Dynamite® Waterproof Brushless ESC

This unbeatable supercar comes well-equipped for the trials and tribulations of up to 6S of dual LiPo battery power with a Dynamite® 160A ESC pre-wired for with EC5™ connectors. Best of all, the waterproof nature of this ESC means weather won’t slow you down whenever you get the urge to drive or drift.                                                                                    

AVC® Enhanced Spektrum™ SRS4201 Receiver

Thanks to the inclusion of AVC , you can maximize the ridiculous power that’s packed into the Losi Audi R8. Genuine AVC (Active Vehicle Control) technology and extended range 2.4GHz connectivity ensure you can experience interference-free driving, even from afar.  

Impressive Scale Body

From its hood to its spoiler, the attention to detail paid to this supercar body borders on obsessive. To help evoke the look and appeal of its inspiration scale details including official graphics, molded grill, mirrors, canards, diffuser, and splitter put this model miles ahead of other supercars.                                     

Spektrum™ DX2E V3 Transmitter

The Spektrum™ DX2E V3 transmitter features extended range DSMR technology and superior comfort as well as AVC compatibility.                                                                                        

Large Monster Truck Inspired Tires and Chrome Wheels

Massive 6.9 in diameter wheels compliment the monster appearance of the LST XXL 2 and facilitate maximum traction in the most punishing of environments. A custom black chrome finish gives added appeal even while the LST XXL 2 is blurring by at breakneck speeds.                                                                                                                                                                       

18mm Aluminum, Adjustable, Oil-filled, Coilover Shocks

The oversized threaded-aluminum, oil-filled, coil-over shocks on the Losi Audi R8 are built to be as dependable and durable as possible and are optimized for enhanced performance. Threaded bodies and collars allow for easy adjustments and fine tuning.        

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The (almost) COMPLETE Guide to Electric RC Cars

Hey everyone I’m back for one final Instructable…or one of the last at least. I have recently gotten into the hobby of RC cars and at first I didn’t know too much about, well basically everything. I have decided to help everyone else out by sharing everything I have learned over the last year. And by the way, I appreciate positive comments since this is still a work in progress.  car35

Step 1: The Brands                                                                                      These are some of the biggest brands to choose from for buying an rc car. I know there are plenty more but these seem to be the most popular.

TRAXXAS
Traxxas cars are very fast, durable, and high quality. If you buy one of these, you will very rarely need to replace broken or worn parts. However, these cars and trucks start at about $300 and do not always include a battery pack and charger. To buy visit www.traxxas.com

Exceed
Out of all of these, Exceed cars are the cheapest, but they often require spare parts and a rather high level of maitenence. I own an exceed, so I can personally tell you to only get an exceed if you do not want to spend a lot of money and you are willing to pay $10 for shipping every time a few pieces break. The cars start at $90 and are most of the parts are good quality. To buy visitwww.nitrorcx.com

HPI
HPI cars are not all that popular, mostly because they are as expensive as Traxxas but not as good quality. There is not much I can say about them other than from what I’ve read they have good quality parts and will not need many replacements. To buy visit www.nitrorcx.com or www.hpiracing.com

Tamiya
Tamiya is the classic RC car brand. They’ve been making good cars for more than 30 years. I own the Grasshopper from about 1984 or something but its actually really nice. I have never broken a part on it and I’ve been driving it offroad for a year now. They start around $200 but are reasonably slower than other brands for that price due to the classical “Low-Tech” designs. To buy visit www.tamiya.com

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Losi
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Step 2: The Car Types  car36car37car38car39car40                                                 There are about 5 car types. I am not going to explain too much about each since they seem rather straightforward.

STREET
These are your average street cars. They are the fastest and the best on paved, flat surfaces. Do not get this if you are looking to drive in your backyard or want something with more power.

DRIFT
Drift cars are like on-road cars but with slick tires. YOu can slide around turns and still get almost as fast as an on-road car. They are good if regular cars bore you but you like to drive fast. Drifting is hard, however, so be warned.

BUGGY
Buggies are a cross between offroad and onroad cars. They are the second fastest on road but the slowest offroad usually due to their low wheelbase. Buggies are good for those who cant decide what type of car they want, since they can use it for both.

TRUGGY
Truggies are also a crossover like buggies, but they are more for the offroad. It basically takes the frame of a Buggy and puts monster truck tires on it. These are the 3rd fastest on road and the 2nd slowest off.

TRUCKS
Trucks are your monster trucks. They are amazing offroad but very slow onroad. They may flip a lot when trying to make high speed turns so these are not the best for on road and you should get these if you want to drive in the woods or in the grass the most.

Step 3: Electric or Nitro                                                                           car41car42                                                                  Now that you know the brands and types of rc cars its time to decide if you want to go with electric or nitro. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Electric
cheaper
“cleaner”
Less Maintence
Better for at-home use
Cars have faster acceleration in general
Limited run times
need to wait hours to recharge batteries
Brushless motors are expensive

Nitro
Longer run times
nice sound
Need to buy gas
Smells bad (my opinion)
a little more expensive to buy the car
cars are more complex (more can go wrong)

Step 4: Electric Motors and ESC                                                                                      car43car44       There are two different types of rc motors. Brushed and Brushless. Each motor type has its own kind of ESC (Electronic Speed Controller). Without an esc, your motor would just do nothing or go full throttle when you wanted to drive. Brushed motors are cheap but very ineffecient and lact power. The ESC’s are also cheaper. Brushless motors are efficient, powerful, fast, and last much longer. Brushless motors and ESC’s do not really have an expiration date, while brushed usually last about 6 months to a year. The main visual difference between the two is the brushless is sealed completely and has three wires, while the brushed has ventilation holes and two wires.

Step 5: Brushless upgrades                                                                    car42                                                                MOTOR RATING

brushless motors are labeled with two things, a large number followed by “kv” and a smaller number followed by “t”. Basically, you need to check the ESC for that motor and read up a little. It will tell u what numbers followed by “t” will be good for your use. So if you want it offroad you will want more “t”, but you will get less “kv”. On-road is the opposite.

KV stands for the amount of rotations per minute per volt. So if this basically means the bigger the number, the faster your car will go. Just make sure if you want your car to drive good offroad you get a motor with the correct “t”.

For example, my brushless motor was a 6000kv 5.5t brushless combo. I checked the ESC and it said you need greater than or equal to 5.5t for on road and greater than or equal to 8.5t for offroad. I got an on-road motor so i could go fast (about 45mph). If you wanted to go offroad you could buy the 4000kv 8.5t motor, which goes about 35mph but has more power. If you do not understand something here pm me. I will be glad to help.

Step 6: Electric Car Layout                                                                                                car45car46                       This is the basic layout for exceed 1/10th scale rc cars and trucks. It has all the parts of other brands but the other brands have things in different places..

Step 7: LiPo or Ni-Mh                                                                                batt1batt2                                                                   Most of the time when you buy a car they come with a battery, but some may not. If that happens, you may be faced with this choice, LiPo or Ni-Mh. LiPo battery packs are the batteries of the future and if given the chance, make the investment. For $10 more you can get a battery pack which will give not only longer run times but also more power. They also do not lose their charge over time. Ni-Mh batteries are cheaper and “safer” (LiPo batteries CAN explode if improperly charged) but in the long run they are not worth it. Spend a few extra dollars and save a lot in the long run.

LiPo batteries are rated by two numbers, and Ni-Mh are rated with only one
the mAh of the battery packs is the capacity of the batteries. The larger the better.

Only LiPo’s are rated with “c” which is basically how fast they can deliver the power. Most battery packs are between 20-30c but you can find some that are 5000mAh 50c battery packs (those are VERY expensive; ~$50) or even an 8000mAh 50c battery pack (around $100) but BE CAREFUL!! Make sure you but a battery pack that will fit in your car!! Some battery packs are larger!

Step 8: How to pick the right car.                                                        car38                                                Okay if you are buying an rc car this is how you should pick it out

pick an answer and go to the # in parenthesis. If there is a hyperlink in parenthesis click it and that is the car or cars that fit you best. (Note. I am including 1/10th rc cars only. These are the “Standard” size but feel free to either go smaller (1/16) or larger (up to 1/5)

1. I want to have a family friendly car that i can drive immediatly when i want to (2)
I want a car that is a little faster but dont mind taking more time to prep and costs more (11)

2. I want a durable car and am willing to spend more money (3)
I want a cheap car that may break in the future (7)

3. I want an offroad car (4)
I want an onroad car (6)
I want something inbetween (5)

4. I want a fast car (E-MaxxSlash_VXL, or Stampede_VXL )
I want a slower but cheaper car (Summit,Slash, StampedeE-Maxx, or a Tamiya )

5. I want a fast car (E-Revo_Brushless,Rustler_VXL,Bandit_VXL)
I want a slower but cheaper car (E-Revo, Rustler, Bandit, or a Tamiya)

6. I want a fast car (Get a brushless HPI on-road car or drift car)
I want a slower but cheaper car (Get a brushed HPI on-road car or drift car)

7. I want an offroad car (8)
I want an onroad car (9)
I want something inbetween (10)

8.  I want a fast car (Rally Monster_Pro or Dynamite-Pro)
I want a slower but cheaper car (Rally Monster or Dynamite)

9. I want a fast car (Champion_Pro or Drift_Star_Pro)
I want a slower but cheaper car (Champion or Drift_Star)

10. I want a fast car (Sunfire_Pro)
I want a slower but cheaper car (Sunfire)

11. If you want a nitro car you’re on your own. sorry.

Look I know there are pleanty more choices for each section but I just wanted to give everyone an idea about what the car they want may look like and so on. There are more cars you can buy then I listed so please understand that.

You’re all done. Now go research the the cars that match your style and find out which one to buy. It is smart to research simmilar cars also. Just keep in mind what you will want for the future. I made this mistake and now I have to pay a lot more money to maintain my car.

Step 9: Recommended Accessories and final tips. car47                       I would definintely recommend buying a complete extra set of tires for your car and some CA glue the day and minute you buy your rc car. The tires wear very quick so be prepared. I highly recommend making an investment when you buy your car and get a good quality one. I promise you it will pay off in the long run. I know from experience and I believe that over about a 2-3 year period, the amound of money spent on most cars and spare parts, no matter what the quality, will be about the same. Dont be a cheapskate…unless you are under 18. If you are not sure on the car you want to get there are pleanty of forums out there about the specific car you may want. Please just research before you purchase, I don’t want anyone crying to me because I said they shoud get this car and they hate it.

Step 10: More coming soon!!                                                                                             Credits:http://www.instructables.com/    http://  Shop Amazon – Give the Gift of Amazon Prime

Short Course Racing Tips—5 Tips For Faster Laps

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Anyone with any racing experience will tell you that jumping from class to class isn’t as easy as just selecting a new model on your transmitter and picking up a new truck. And, many people think that because the scale appeal of short course attracts so many newcomers to the hobby that the class is for beginners and thus easy. The point is that short course racing takes just as much skill as any other class and even experienced racers can have a hard time adapting and succeeding. If you want to run at the front of the pack, check out these five tips:

 

1. Momentum

Racing is all about going fast, right? Well, if you’re constantly flying into corners, spraying dirt everywhere and ripping down the straights, you’re doing it wrong. You might feel like you’re going really fast and that may work to some degree with an overpowered truggy, but it’s the slow way to get a short course truck around the track. This is especially true if you’re in the 17.5-turn class. You can get away with a little bit of a heavy-handed driving style with 4WD class short course truck, but it is essential that you drive smoothly.  You should drive like you have an egg strapped to your truck. Drive smoothly and try to keep your truck always rolling.

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2. Stay Out of Trouble

I lot of people think short course is the class where it’s OK to beat and bash. Let them think that and let them smash into each other. Just keep your distance and let the action unfold—don’t be a part of it. You’ll lose far less time by slightly hanging back in comparison to getting involved in a wreck. Think about the time you lose when you crash and then have to wait for a corner marshal as compared to when you just ease back a bit and wait for the right time to make a move. We’re talking the difference between ten seconds and a tenth of a second or maybe the difference between first and third.                                             car32

3. Passing vs. Catching

There’s a difference? There very much is a difference between catching someone and passing them, but you’d never know it watching the typical RC race. Most racers just race as fast as they can try to get around people as they catch them. It sounds good, but catching and passing are simply two different acts. When you catch someone think about whether you’re at a good place to pass. Some slow cars can be blown by down the straight, but keep in mind that a phenomenon called target fixation almost always occurs when you try to pass someone on the straight. They focus on your car and essentially subconsciously drive right into. It looks like they’re trying to squeeze you off the straight, but usually it’s just an unintended rookie type mistake. The point is it’s almost always better to pass in corners. Drivers of equal ability will take some work (that’s what makes racing fun), but there is usually a corner or two they go wide on and most newer drivers are usually easy to pass on the corner going into the main straight as the almost always fly in wide and get back on the gas too soon. Just slow to the inside and out accelerate the on exit.                                                                                                                                                  car30

4. Like a Sports Car

Short course trucks are just like sports cars. Makes perfectly good sense…if you have experience with the racing of full-size cars—either as a driver or an entrenched fan. You see, sports car or road course racers know that you brake in straight lines and accelerate in corners. This is the foundation of proper performance driving. You should be 100% done slowing down before you get to a corner and you should be accelerating through and out of the corner.                                                                                                         car33

5. Practice Smart

There may be no such thing as bad practice, but some practice is definitely better than others. Most racers get their practice in by showing up early on race day. They’ll get there hours before they really need to and then spend most of that time shooting the bull with the other “diehards” that show up at the crack of dawn. When the early birds do hit the track it’s on a dry track that is nothing like the one they’ll race on. Experimenting with tires and setup at this stage is completely pointless as while that practice is valuable, the track is simply nowhere near race shape. It’s far better to stay late and drive on the track after racing has concluded. Check with the race director first, but most don’t mind and you’ll be running on a track in is much closer to race condition. This is the time to try every tire combo you can think of and mess with your shocks.                                                                                                                                         car34                                                                                                             Credits:  http://rctruckstop.com/   http://

 

Off-Road RC Car Tuning Guide

Need More Steering?
• Batteries – Move batteries towards the front of the vehicle.
• Front Shock Mounting – Move the lower shock mount towards the outside
• Front Camber Link – Longer camber links increase steering
• Front Ride Height – Lower the front ride height
• Rear Ride Height – Raise rear ride height for more high speed steering
• Rear Shock Mounting – Move upper mount towards outside
• Wheelbase – Lengthen the wheelbase for more steering
• Rear Toe-in – Decrease rear toe-in
• Ackerman – Use less Ackerman for more sensitive steering                                                                               offroad1                                                                                                             Need More Traction?
• Batteries – Move batteries towards the rear of the vehicle
• Rear Ride Height – Lower rear ride height
• Rear Camber – Less camber (0 -1 deg.)
• Camber Link – Longer camber links
• Rear Shock Mounting – Move upper mount towards the inside
• Wheelbase – Shorten the wheelbase
• Rear Toe-in – Increase rear toe-in
• Slipper – Loosen slipper so wheels don’t spin as much                                                                                             offroad2                                                                                                                 Need Better Jumping?
• Shock Oil – If bouncing too much or bottoms out over jumps, use heavier oil
• Shock Pistons – If bottoming out over jumps, use smaller hole pistons
• Rear Shock Mounting – If bottoming out over jumps move upper mount towards he outside
• Battery Position – If nose high during jumps, move battery forward, move rearward if nose is down during jumps
• Weight – Add weight to nose if it’s too high during jumps                                                                                     offroad3                                                                                                                              Need More High Speed Steering?
• Front Toe – More toe-in gives you more steering coming out of the corners
• Front Caster – Less caster gives you more steering exiting corners
• Rear Ride Height – Raise rear ride height for more high speed steering                                                            offroad4                                                                                                                    More Stable Over Rough Tracks?
• Anti-squat – Less anti-squat allows better acceleration on rough tracks
• Rear Camber – More negative camber is more stable on bumpy tracks
• Rear Camber Link – Shorter camber links is more stable on bumpy tracks
• Front Shock Mounting – Move lower shock mount inside for bumpy tracks
• Battery Mounting – Place in the middle for most stable on all tracks                                                                 offroad5                                                                                                                   Credits: rcracingusa.net  http://