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R/C Car Tips from Rick Hohwart
are some tips
from Rick Hohwart as posted on RCTech.net forums. Mainly with regards
touring cars, but applicable in general. Rick is one of the fastest r/c
racers and has been in the industry and hobby for a long time.
"The CG of the TC5 might
be higher than other cars but it is basically the same. Moving the
layshaft and top deck down 2-3mm is not going to make a noticable
difference to your handling. A bigger difference would be cetralizing
"1. Preparation (or lack of it) - I am surprised how many race cars are
in pretty bad shape with strange toe-in/toe-out, uneven camber, poor
diffs, bad shocks, dirty, etc. Any R/C racing car has to be prepared
correctly or it will not work as well as it could."
"2. Setup - Along with poor prep comes unusual setups. The setups that
are posted by the team on AE's website are proven good fast setups.
Sure they may not work for some people and might need fine tuning. But
they are a great place to start."
of Rick Hohwart's
Associated TC5 R/C Touring Car
"I run 48p in modified all the time and have used it in 13.5 with good
"Stock class used to be a driver's class. But it is slowly turning into
(if not already there) an equipment class."
"I prefer the LTC-R. It think it gove more steering but at the same
time it feels easier to drive."
"I estimate that there are at least 20 pro racers that drive for a
living (plus the work that goes along with begin a company rep)."
"Drivers like Tebo, Cavalieri, and Maifield don't do anything at the
"office". They race and test R/C cars and parts for a living. They are
as professional as Tiger Woods or any baseball, basketball, football,
or hockey player. I am certain they make more money than some minor
league baseball or hockey players and many MLS players."
"It is worth it to spend a little extra on high-quality bearings for
the axles. But in my opinion the kit bearings (or similarly priced) are
sufficent for the other locations."
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