As I sit pondering about the R/C hobby today, as well as where it was 25-30 years ago, there are many things still in common. Though the vehicles and technology have drastically changed, there has always been an inner drive for man to compete. Pretty much anything driven or piloted is raced today. Bicycles, cars, trucks, planes, motorcycles, dirt bikes, 4x4s, skateboards, soap box cars, heck, even Barbie jeeps. If you haven’t seen grownups racing downhill on PowerWheels toy vehicles, you’ve got to see it. It’s a blast. It seems like people always want to compete against each other. Showing off their skills, while having fun trying to get faster than the other guys. Yes, you’ve guessed it. I’m talking about Racing!
When someone gets bored of just driving and R/C, or PowerWheels jeep Lol, Racing usually brings the excitement back. While we can race any R/C vehicle, and do, I am starting a series of articles based around top brand competition racing vehicles.
Though I am in no way a Pro, Semi-Pro, or even a High-Level club driver, I’m gonna do my best to bring you more reviews and articles featuring the top brands of competition R/C racing.
Now, we can all look at the pro drivers to see what they are winning with, but let’s face it, those guys can be fast with anything they touch. They’re that good. The problem is, most of us club racers aren’t even close to that fast, or near that talented.
So how will these top level competition vehicles do in the hands of an average driver? Well…….we’re about to find out.
Hi, my name is Matt LeMay. I’m just an average R/C club racer who is going to put my hands on some really great R/C vehicles. I’ll race them on several different surfaces, including indoor carpet, indoor clay, and outdoor dirt. I’ll also try them out in the stock class as well as the modified class. I’ll try to interview some of the local fast guys who are familiar with the particular types of vehicles I’m running at that time to get some tips on making them faster.
While I may have nothing the “High Level” drivers out there are interested in (at all), I’m hoping I can at least give those club racers out there, who are looking for that edge, and an honest assessment of how I, an average racer, does with a particular vehicle, tires, setup, and electronics.It should be an exciting series and I hope you enjoy it.
I’ll be starting the “Racing Vehicles Series” with the TRL 22-4 2.0 4wd buggy. Here is a list of articles you can expect to see with this buggy. Each article will also include one or more videos.
• Intro —This article 🙂
• The Build
• Electronics choice and install (soldering ESC/Motor)
• Body painting with liquid mask and airbrush
• Setup 13.5T Stock Indoor Carpet Track
• Racing 13.5T Stock Indoor Carpet Track
• Setup 5.0T Mod Indoor Carpet Track
• Racing 5.0T Mod Indoor Carpet Track
• Setup 5.0T Mod Indoor Clay Track
• Racing 5.0T Mod Indoor Clay Track
• Setup 5.0T Mod Outdoor Dirt Track
• Racing 5.0T Mod Outdoor Dirt Track
• Vehicle Summary
If all goes well, we’ll do it all over again with a different vehicle!
I hope you enjoy this series, and please, if at any time, you have any questions, tips, R/C wisdom, or just want to call me a dork, please share it in the comments. Yea….I know I’m a Dork!
Thanks for reading,
Here’s a sneak peak of future articles featuring the TLR 22-4 2.0 4wd racing buggy.