Monday, April 28, 2008
Don't forget to mark your calendars for our first Spec Racing Class practice this Wednesday evening. We will start setup between 6:30-7:00PM. For those who don't have an RC18, or who are still undecided on if you want to participate, we highly encourage you to come down and check it out. Everyone is extremely friendly and I'm sure a few of us would be willing to let you practice a bit with our vehicles to see if it's something you might want to try! This class is all about fun, and there is no pressure at all! For more information about the Spec Class, click here.
Hope to see you there!
FYI: There is a Wendy's within walking distance, and plenty of other options within a very short drive of our location at Mother's Raceway (right off 101 in South San Francisco).
What do you get when you take a Tamiya Durga, add a Castle Creations Sidewinder brushless setup, and throw in some custom electronics to handle the 14 Volts delivered by the custom A123 battery pack?? 1+ Horse Power that literally smokes the tires when you hit the throttle, AT ANY SPEED!!!
"Dr." Shtarbucks has emerged from the lab with his latest creation, and it's quite a beast....This cas leaves burnouts like a dragster (and he has already had to superglue the tires back on to the rims because the raw power of his system ripped all four clean off). The video DOES NOT do this thing justice, but believe me, this buggy is a sight to see! There was no way he could give it full throttle in the area he was running it - not to mention the tires could not hook up with the pavement.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
It looks like we will try to hold our first Night Meet with a Spec Class practice next Wenesday evening (4/30 ) beginning at around 6:30 PM at Mother's Raceway in South City. For more information, check out the forums.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
There are some fast food joints within walking distance and we could even BBQ if there is interest. Also, we do have lighting if we need it.
To join in on the conversation and cast your vote for which night(s) work for you, check the boards.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Being the "new guy" was a little intimidating but I was quickly greeted by helpful racers and there were many laughs to be had on the driver's stand during the 1/18th scale and Mini races. The Expert A Main for 13.5 and 10.5 1/10th Touring Cars was extremely tight racing and exciting to spectate. Racers were in a train for several laps and the passes were amazing. The traction was great and on race day it was about 80 degrees with a nice breeze off the water.
Hop-ups are not allowed (unless approved by everyone) so it keeps the playing field even and the cost down for all members who participate. You can let us know what you think and find more information about it here.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
We are going to try to plan these a little more in advance to make sure everyone has a say on when/where they happen. If you have suggestions on a date/time that works for you, please let the group know in the Club Meets section of the forums.
Also, as an FYI: A few members will be headed up to Marin R/C in San Rafael this weekend.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
As we all know, the passion we share for RC cars can sometimes be hard to explain to those outside of the enthusiast community. Imagine having to explain that passion to the cops when they arrest you for Felony Grand Theft (RC) Auto!!
That's exactly what this guy will have to do if the Cops ever get their hands on him! Apparently, he was willing to go way beyond normal boundaries to get himself the "car of his dreams" valued at more than $600 (which makes his crime a Felony).
Sunday, April 6, 2008
enjoy -- michelangelo
There was a good assortment of novice and experienced drivers/cars out there and everyone was pretty friendly. And some guy even had TWO RC10 Championship Editions!!! I hadn't seen any of those at a track since I was a kid! That alone was worth the trip. :)
Click here to check out more pics of today's practice at NorCal.
Friday, April 4, 2008
Looks like we have a few members interested in meeting up at NorCal this Sunday(4/6) for some practice driving at their track in Union City. If we coordinate and people are interested, we could carpool or caravan there together. Time is still TBD. Check the boards for the latest information....
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
For those of us itching to hit the dirt but have to wait until the weekend, these videos from the 2008 Cactus Classic (Held at Scottsdale RC Speedway, AZ) may keep you happy until then ;) It's awesome to watch world-champion drivers battling it out! I've deciphered the results from the source thread so let me know if I've made any mistakes. Enjoy!
Mod 2WD A1
Mod 2WD A2
Mod 2WD A3
- Jared Tebo (B4)
- Jesse Robbers (B4)
- Masami Hirosaka (B4)
- Ryan Cavalieri (B4)
- Matt Chambers (Losi XXX CR)
- Hayato Matsuzaki (B4)
- Mike Truhe (Losi XXX CR)
- Neil Cragg (B4)
- Mark Pavidas (Kyosho RB5)
- Ryan Maifield (B4)
Mod Truck A1
Mod Truck A2
Mod Truck A3
- Ryan Cavalieri (T4)
- Ryan Maifield (T4)
- Mike Truhe (Losi XXXT-CR)
- Masami Hirosaka (T4)
- Billy Fischer (T4)
- Steve Hartson (T4)
- Jesse Robbers (T4)
- Chad Due (T4)
- Brian Kinwald (X Factory X60)
- Matt Chambers (Losi XXXT-CR)
Mod 4WD A1
Mod 4WD A2
Mod 4WD A3
- Jared Tebo (B44)
- Ryan Cavalieri (B44)
- Masami Hirosaka (Yokomo)
- Lee Martin (B44)
- Travis Amezcua (Hot Bodies D4)
- Hayato Matsuzaki (Hot Bodies D4)
- Mark Pavidas (Kyosho ZX-5 SP)
- Ronnie Gardner (Kyosho ZX-5 SP)
- Mike Truhe (Losi XXX-4)
- Ryan Maifield (B44)
Details released so far are:
- 1/18 scale touring car
- RTR kit including: LRP A.I. Micro Reverse speedo (waterproof), LRP Phaser Sport receiver 27MHz AM, micro battery stickpack, 220V charger, LRP A2-STX Sport transmitter incl. charge socket, full-size steering servo, 380 size Micro motor - 32.000 rpm
- Aluminium motor mount, adjustable for various pinion sizes
- Super efficient 4WD all-wheel drive with aluminium drive shaft
- 4-spider differential front and rear
- Fully equipped with low-friction ball bearings (15 pieces)
- 20-tooth steel pinion, 45-tooth spur gear
- Sealed gearbox
- Universal joints at front and rear
- Extra low center of gravity for optimal handling
- Fully adjustable pivot ball front suspension
- Double wishbone suspension front and rear
- Blue anodized oil filled thread shocks
- Blue anodized aluminium tuning shock towers front and rear with various mounting points
- 2 mounting points at the suspension arm
- Adjustable camber front and rear
- Front caster adjustment
- Aluminium suspension arms
- Front bumper
- Fully adjustable ride height
- Extra stiff chassis in tub design
- Black aluminium upper chassis strut at front with swaybar holder
- Standard hex. wheel mount (compatible with Xray)
- Glued High Grip Slick Tyres
- Racing Dish rims
- Decaled and pre-cut painted racing touring car bodyshell in airbrush design with chrome-metallic effect
- 2 different High Downforce rear wings
- Fully adjustable body posts
- Completely built model as RTR and Non RTR version
For more information, check out LRP's official site.
For details on the results, check out one18th.com