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2003 Off-Road Champions, Speed and Driving Tips
RCCARTIPS.com Newsletter / Ezine
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Vol 1, Issue
October 22, 2003
* 2003 IFMAR 1/10 Electric Off-Road World
* Tip of the Day - More Speed Without Modifying The Engine
* Quick RC Driving Tips
* New Articles
* Help Promote the RC Hobby
2003 IFMAR 1/10 ELECTRIC
There are new International Federation of Model Auto Racing
In 1/10 2wd Modified class, Billy Easton is the new 2wd electric
buggy champion driving an Associated RC10B4. Second place
went to Brian Kinwald (Losi XXX), and third place to Mark
Pavidis (Associated RC10B4).
In 1/10 4wd Modified class, it was pure domination of Team Losi,
with 9 out of 10 cars in the A-main being a Losi XXX4. Ryan
Cavalieri is champion, Brian Kinwald (2nd), and Mike Truhe (3rd).
The lone Yokomo driven by 2wd champion Billy Easton placed
For complete results, visit:
TIP OF THE DAY - FASTER
Q: hi, im daniel. ive looked at ur site i
think starting from issue 14
or 16~ cant remember. neways, i think its pretty cool cuz im
about to get a hpi racing car- 55mph. i was wondering if there is
any way to increase speed without changing the motor. is it
possible to get nas or turbo-charge a nitro racing car??? i think it
would be really cool... <:((()))<
A: Hi Daniel, and congratulations on your soon to come HPI car.
To your question, 55mph is already very, very fast. I personally
would just concentrate on making the car handle better (i.e. corner
faster) and accelerate faster.
But if you really want to go faster (i.e. higher top speed), without
changing the motor, here are things you can do.
1. Break-in you motor correctly.
2. Assemble the car correctly (no binding, proper wheel alignment).
3. Install ball bearings and a tuned pipe.
4. Buy r/c car fuel with 20% nitro content. I do not recommend
going any higher.
5. Reduce the wing angle (i.e. reduce air drag). However, this
will make your car unstable, especially at over 50+ mph.
6. Put in a higher gear ratio.
Good luck, and be careful. Any crash at over 50mph will surely
cause serious damage (and money).
QUICK RC DRIVING TIPS
Try to approach jumps or ramps as squarely (i.e. straight) as
Mid Air Driving Tips
If your car is in the air, and it starts to nosedive, apply throttle.
This will help bring the nose back up for a level landing.
If your car is in the air, and the rear end is lower than the front,
apply the brakes. It will make the front end go down.
If your car starts to roll to the left (i.e. left side drops), turn the
steering wheel to the left. If it rolls to the right, turn the steering
wheel to the right.
Landing Driving Tips
Land with the car as level as possible. Keep the front wheels
straight, let the car bounce around first before trying to steer it.
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