FTX Apache and Zorro: The Perfect Grassroots Racing Cars
Mark and Carl’s Test Drive
Mark and Carl have been talking a lot about racing cars lately, and they decided to put two FTX models to the test. The Apache and the Zorro are both brushless Short Course Trucks, and they were eager to see how they would perform.
The Apache is the newer of the two cars, and Mark was impressed with its performance straight out of the box. He took it to the tarmac track at Milton Keynes during the Covid years and was amazed at how well it handled. He upgraded it with all the bling he could find and even got an alley blue chassis, which looks fantastic. Performance wise, it was still just as amazing.
The Zorro is the older of the two cars, and Mark decided to go with it for the race. He was confident that it would be reliable on the race track, as it was over 10 years old and he had plenty of spares. He was not disappointed, as the car performed brilliantly and he absolutely loved it.
The Resurgence of Short Course Racing
Testing the Apache
We recently got our hands on the Apache, a new car that had only been out a couple of months. We decided to take it to the BMX track, which we nicknamed the “Car Killer” due to its ability to outrun every car we had taken there. Surprisingly, the Apache survived the track and proved to be a really fun car to drive.
Competition at the Pop Along GP
We took the Apache and another car to the Pop Along GP to compete in the short course class. We were up against some competitive two-wheel drive short course trucks and one four-wheel drive truck. The four-wheel drive truck was driven by a legend in the RC Game, Dave. We learned a lot from Dave and his driving skills.
The Resurgence of Short Course Racing
The success of the Apache and the competition at the Pop Along GP has led us to believe that short course racing could be making a resurgence. We hope that more people will take up the sport and enjoy the thrill of racing RC cars.
The Best Car for the Track: A Comparison of Two Models
When it comes to cars, two models stand out for the track: the short course truck and the 180 bug. Both cars have been driven by the same person and have had a for sale sign on them. This has led to a bidding war, with the same person winning both classes. The car was built by the same person who drove it.
Getting on the Track
Getting the cars on the track is a relatively simple process. Both cars look different, but they are both reliable and durable. Even when taken off the track, they don’t let the driver down.
Which One is Best?
When it comes to choosing between the two cars, the driver doesn’t hesitate. The 180 bug is the clear winner, as it is tough and handles well. It also doesn’t get too hot, which can be a problem with some cars.
The Apache and the Race Track: A Tale of Two Cars
When it came time to race, the Apache and the car in question were both ready to go. Both cars had been lent to National MTC Champion Matt Heath for the lap bumper to bumper shell to shell race.
The two cars were quick at different paces on the track. Down the street, they were matched pretty evenly for top speed. The car in question was able to carry more speed through the sweeping turns, whereas the Apache had a tighter turning circle and could dart in. This could be due to the setup or the servo in it.
When the Apache tried to carry more speed through the turns, it tipped over and rolled over. This is a common thing with a lot of cars, but it was good in a sense because on that particular track, when it was getting rotty late in the day, it just ate up the bumps.
In the end, the car in question was able to wipe the floor with the Apache on the race track. It did exactly what was wanted and was able to carry more speed through the sweeping turns. The Apache had better steering, but it was not enough to make up for the speed difference.
The Zorro and Zara: Performance and Durability
The Zorro and Zara come with amazingly grippy and super sticky tires. The inserts on them are not very firm, so some people choose to upgrade the tires. However, out of the box, the tires are perfect and no need to upgrade.
Running on 2s and 3s
The Zorro and Zara can be run on both 2s and 3s. They did not overheat during the five and even six minute finals. With stock gearing, they can handle up to five or six minutes of running.
The Zorro and Zara can handle wet conditions. About 45 minutes before the final, there was a downpour of rain. The sun was out drying out the track, but the first corner was still in the shade and wet. Despite this, the cars were able to perform well in the final.
FTX RC Cars: The Perfect Entry Level Class for Clubs
FTX RC cars are the perfect entry level class for clubs looking to get people into the sport. Durable, fast and with great handling, these cars are ideal for beginners. With a transmitter dial that allows you to slow the car down, they are also great for those who may be a bit more cautious when starting out.
The First Time I Went In
The first time I went in, I lost the back end and spun the car around. I quickly learnt that I needed to take it a little bit easier into that one turn and I should be good. My strategy for the final was just to keep it clean.
Gas Tracks Change and Evolve
As we said, with the gas tracks, they change and evolve through the day. This makes FTX RC cars a very good class right out of the box for any clubs that want a kind of beginner class.
RC Racing Needs Affordable Options
If someone comes to your club and they are told they need to get the latest e buggy or two wheel drive buggy, they might not come back. These cars are not cheap. FTX RC cars provide an affordable option for clubs, allowing people to get into the sport without breaking the bank.
FTX Cars: Affordable and Easy to Get Started
Everything You Need to Get Started
FTX cars are an excellent way to get started in the hobby of RC cars. They come with everything you need to get started, including the car, transmitter, and battery. All you need to run at a club is a transponder, and often clubs will lend you one if it’s your first time.
Waterproof and Water Resistant
These cars are waterproof or water resistant, with a box that the receiver sits in. This makes it easy to unscrew and plug into the receiver.
These cars are highly recommended by experienced RC car hobbyists. They are affordable and easy to get started with, and they are a great way to get into the hobby.
Mark and Carl both agree that the FTX Apache and Zorro are the perfect grassroots racing cars. They are reliable, perform well, and look great. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced racer, these cars are sure to provide you with an amazing racing experience.
In , the 180 bug is the clear winner when it comes to cars for the track. It is tough, handles well, and doesn’t get too hot. It is the perfect car for the track.