GETTING TO KNOW
THE RC CARS
Everyone likes to know the little tit bits or pieces of information
about the hobby they pursue. May be that’s the reason that message boards
and discussion forums are so popular. After all no one can ignore the
importance of first hand information that comes in handy to a novice.
Moreover, special preferences of experts and the reason as to why they
choose them are always accepted by others. After all who does not want
to follow the expert and gather tips from them?
In case of batteries 35 amp packs are preferred especially in sedan
and form of stock racing. They usually have more punch in stock but
in mod there is a very noticeable difference. For the carpet nets although
pack of 30 test the same and run good on the track but pack of 35 have
more power and it equaled about 2-3 seconds of improvement on a 5 min
Taking care of batteries makes batteries last longer in club races.
One way to do them is charge them at 5-5.5 amps Reedy Quasar pro Charger.
At major races new ones are handed out but then they have to be returned
at the end of the race such that these packs can be taken care of for
the next big race.
But it should be kept in mind that anything you do to increase performance
will usually make the battery deteriorate faster. For example like charging
the batteries at higher amperage or discharging before you run. Using
a single cell discharger about every 5 runs is better to to equalize
The cars should preferably be run flat without any anti-dive or anti
squat. In the rear more anti squat usually gives more steering off-throttle
and more rear bite on-throttle. Pro-squat gives less steering off-throttle
and more steering on-throttle. But looks can be deceptive. Anti-squat
will make the car feel smoother on the first initial steering input
where Pro-squat will make the car react faster.
It is a good idea to use a good peak detector or a charger with both
the utilities of detecting peak charge as well as charging the batteries.
If you take good care of your packs you can run them for months at top
performance. If one is willing to spend a little dough on chargers then
Competition Electronics Turbo 35 is a good choice to go for.
While using the batteries it is nice to charge batteries at 6amps for
1/12 and 7 for TC. But at the time of storing, they should be discharged
to .9 per cell (3.6 for 4 cell and 5.4 for 6 cells) @30amps.
Digital Servos depend on respective radio systems. If the radio system
is a newer high response type, then using digitals servos is better.
On the other hand if the radio system is and old one then analog servos
Nitro Content of Fuel should be such that the model runs on run 25-30%.
This is because the engines weren't originally designed and made for
that. They are actually made to run on 16% - that is the EFRA and IFMAR
In case of racing there is no specific idea to make you go faster the
best way to handle your car and the best idea to maneuver the car usually
makes one go fast and win the race.
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