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RC Car - Year End Review of 2010

RC Car 2010 Review


* 2010 RC Car Popular Models
* 2010 Memorable Races
* RC Car Tips for Winning Races

Lot's of new products and big races made 2010 very exciting for the rc car hobby. First let's take a look at the new rc cars.

2010 RC Car Models

In off-road, 1/10 short course r/c trucks and 1/8 e-buggies were the new trend. Short course were scale looking, cheap and realistic to race and attracted a lot of newcomers to the hobby.

RC Car 2010 Models

Photo above: Table listing some of the new radio controlled cars in 2010 with their estimated sale price in USD.

In on-road, Tamiya was very active in producing new models such a 1/10 FWD Touring, Formula 1, Drift and Mini radio control cars. In Japan, drifting is very popular with Yokomo producing a lot of realistic and performance oriented remote control drift cars.

In Europe, 1/10 Touring Cars are popular and professionals battle it out in the Euro Touring Series. Speeds of over 100kph were recorded on some tracks.

2010 Memorable RC Car Races

On the International scene, Marc Rheinard wins the 1/10 IFMAR Electric Touring Car Worlds for the third time with a Tamiya 416. And in off-road, Cody King wins the 1/8 IFMAR Nitro Buggy World Championship with a Kyosho MP9.

On the local regional level, 2010 was a very busy and memorable year of racing for me. Started with the 4th Luzon Island R/C championship where me and my wife raced in an out of town event held only every 3 years.

This was also the year when my 9 year old daughter Porsha started to race. I found racing more enjoyable with my daughter, and she ended the year with a 2nd Place finish in the 2010 Futaba Cup. I think she is now a better driver and racer than me.

Also highlight of the year was the 13th Tamiya Asia Cup regionals held in my home country, the Philippines. Racing inside a mall, against racers from 7 countries, in front of thousands of mall shoppers, was very exciting and pressure packed.

For pictures and videos of these events, please visit the rc racing page. Hope these entice you and your family to race and make it a family event.

RC Car Tips for Winning Races

I'm just a regular hobbyist who enjoys racing. Hope these tips help you win races.

  • Keep a notebook of your practise runs, setups and laptimes.
  • My daughter and I spent 20 battery packs of practising and car setup in preparation for the 2010 Futaba Cup. Good results followed, she was 2nd Place in Touring Silver Can and I was Champion in the Tamiya Mini class.
  • In on-road, significant tuning comes from 1. tires, 2. traction compound, 3. springs and 4. body choice.
  • Tune first for perfect handling then later for power.
  • Power comes from good batteries, motor and electronic speed control.
  • Good ball bearings and free drive train also help in having a faster car.
  • Look where you want your car to go. Focus on looking at the racing line.

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