Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Last weekend while staying in Napa with my girlfriend, I got the chance to kick up some dust in the back lot of a winery. Needless to say, I have a pretty awesome girl who understands and supports my hobby (and even gets into it herself here and there!).
I couldn't have asked for nicer weather and (FINALLY) got a chance to get my RC18T and RC18MT a little muddy ;) While the lot was pretty flat, there were a few obstacles to keep it somewhat interesting and by being a little creative, I was able to make a ramp out of a few rocks and a scrap of wood....Hey, at least I was able to get a little bit 'o air!
If you ever find yourself in Napa, be sure to bring your RC gear as there are plenty of places for you to pull over, strap in your batteries, and go. Oh, and do yourself a favor and do NOT miss out on the V.Sattui winery. They have plenty of delicious wine to choose from and an awesome little cafe/BBQ(on nice weather days) with lots of room to picnic. It was definitely the highlight of our trip.
So you say you are new to the world of RC cars? Well welcome to one of the most exhilarating hobbies around!
While some may consider an RC car a "toy", there really is so much more to it than that - as they say, there really is more than meets the eye. RC cars are a great way to learn about or increase one's knowledge of mechanics, electronics, physics, and much more. In fact, these are not "toys" at all....lift the body off a hobby RC car, and you will find a fully functional model car that in every way acts like (and often) outperforms what it's full sized cousins are able to do (in scale, of course).
There are many differences between a "toy" RC car and a "hobby" RC car. What really separates the two is the flat out performance you can achieve with a high quality "Hobby" RC car. Other things you can do with a "hobby" car are:
- replace parts
- race at RC car tracks
- tune, etc.
At Bay Area Peninsula RC we are completely open to any and all who love RC cars, whether you are a beginner or a serious racer who just wants to hang out and drive with some cool people.
There is a wealth of information online and here are some recommended places to start:
RC Car Action
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
While the Indoor Offroad Nationals will be taking place in (what seems to be) a world away, we will definitely be paying close attention to the outcome of those races. Should be fun to see how everyone does and which vehicles take home the grand prize!
The 1/18 Indoor Offroad Nationals will be held at R/C Madness in Enfield, Connecticut on March 28. 29, and 30.
For more info, click here:
For those of you looking for a replacement for your RC18T or Mini-T stock tires/rims, look no further. Pro-Line has released 3 new options for you to choose from that should definitely hold up just a tad better than the "stockers". At just $18 a pair, they are $6 more than the originals and should provide a definite increase in grip.
Just in time too, since my 18T's tires are starting to resemble slicks.....
This blog is intended for casual RC enthusiasts the world over - and more specifically, for those of us that reside in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am what many would consider a "Weekend Warrior RC'er" = In other words, I love RC cars and try to get out and drive as often as possible, yet hardly ever participate in "actual" races at tracks. The main reason I don't often get to a track is one I'm sure many RC drivers can relate to: There simply aren't very many tracks located in a short distance from where I live, and the ones that are do not have the track open for general purpose/practice very often or at convenient times.
Thus, this blog's main goal is to document my passion for RC cars, as well as gather up as many RC enthusiasts as possible for a chance to share knowledge, stories, tips, and most importantly, opportunities to meet up and drive together.
Thanks for taking the time to read, and I hope to hear/see many of you soon!