The Worst Eight Scale Racer Ever
In the past, I made a video titled “I’m the worst eight scale racer ever,” and I must admit, it was not an exaggeration. The truth is, I never dedicated enough time to fine-tuning my skills and figuring out how to go fast. However, in today’s video, I want to share my experience from a recent club race, the lessons I learned, and my strategies for an upcoming race. Join me as I dive into the world of RC racing at the EPIC RC TRACK!
The TLR 8X 2.0
First up on the race day was the TLR 8X 2.0, the electric version of the popular buggy. As I took the wheel, I could feel the anticipation and excitement building up inside me. The track offered a challenging layout, with tight corners and technical straightaways. It was a true test of both driver skill and machine performance.
The TLR 8X 2.0, although not the newest model in the market, proved to be a reliable companion throughout the race. It showcased its versatility as it effortlessly tackled jumps, corners, and tricky sections of the track. Even though my driving skills were far from perfect, the TLR 8X 2.0’s stability and responsive handling helped me navigate through the course.
The TLR 8XT
Next up was the TLR 8XT, the truggy version of the TLR 8X. As I switched from the buggy to the truggy, a feeling of excitement mixed with a hint of nervousness took over. The truggy class was always known for its intense battles and high-speed action.
The TLR 8XT did not disappoint. With its rugged design and powerful engine, it was ready to take on any challenge thrown at it. The truggy effortlessly soared through the air as it tackled massive jumps, leaving an adrenaline rush in its wake. The stability and durability of the TLR 8XT gave me the confidence to push my limits and go for those daring overtakes, even if they didn’t always end well.
A Blast from the Past
It is essential to mention that the equipment I used for this race was not the latest and greatest. It was a mishmash of leftover parts from my earlier racing days. While some might consider it outdated, I personally believe that it’s not about the tools, but how you use them. Despite its age, the equipment served me well throughout the event.
I must take a moment to acknowledge the support I received from Jason Snider, the mastermind behind Raw Speed products. Raw Speed’s tires continue to be a game-changer in the RC racing world, and I am proud to have them on my side. Jason’s dedication to producing exceptional products right here in the United States is something worth noting. It’s a testament to his passion and commitment.
In Pursuit of Speed
As I reflect on this club race experience and prepare for upcoming races, I am determined to improve my skills and unleash my full potential. The lessons learned from this event have provided valuable insights into areas that need improvement. Whether it’s fine-tuning the suspension
Now, let’s take a closer look at the specifications of this 1/8 Club Race at EPIC RC TRACK! The vehicle is powered by a hobbywing motor with a 1900 KV, specifically the G3 model. Although I can’t confirm if this is the latest motor for their platform, it is paired with a hobbywing ESC, the xr8 plus, believed to be the G2 version. The steering servo is a Savox 6290, known for its high speed, while they also have a 6280 model for enhanced torque. It seems that they have introduced a new black case servo, but the exact part number remains unknown.
In terms of battery configuration, they are running a 4S setup using two shorty 2s batteries from Trinity, specifically the 5600s with ample runtime. These batteries have proven to be reliable, as the 10-minute main races have posed no issues so far. However, there are certain aspects of this setup that I find perplexing and have been trying to comprehend.
Let’s start with a disclaimer; I acknowledge my limited personal abilities in this hobby and the need for further development. There are certain driving characteristics of this car that I am struggling to master. Having driven other vehicles such as ACL cars, tlrs, muggen, hot bodies, and a couple of AE cars, I have noticed a common trait that I desperately want this car to exhibit. It is the way these cars flawlessly navigate corners they initiate the turn smoothly but aggressively, followed by a controlled rotation. This is where I’m struggling to replicate the desired performance in my own driving style.
During the recent club race at Epic RC, you can actually witness this challenge in some of the highlights. As the vehicle enters a corner, it tends to aggressively initiate the turn, causing an over-rotation. I find myself needing to correct it mid-corner, trying to negotiate the remainder of the turn, hoping for better outcomes in subsequent corners.
I have been contemplating how to achieve this desired performance and gain better control over the car’s handling. It could be a combination of various factors, such as suspension setup, weight distribution, or even traction control settings. With my limited knowledge and experience, I am determined to find a solution to this perplexing issue.
In , the 1/8 Club Race at EPIC RC TRACK offers an exciting platform for enthusiasts to showcase their racing skills. The vehicle used in this race is equipped with top-notch components, including the hobbywing motor, ESC, and Savox steering servo. While the performance of this setup is commendable, there are driving characteristics that I am struggling to master. Nonetheless, I remain determined to overcome these challenges and improve my driving skills in order to achieve the desired performance on the track.
1/8 Club Race at EPIC RC TRACK!
Florida is known for its abundance of RC tracks where enthusiasts get to race their 1/8 scale vehicles. Unlike the large, open tracks seen in California or indoor stadiums, the tracks in Florida tend to be smaller and have a unique heritage. These tracks are typically made of clay or dirt and offer a tighter layout with plenty of 180-degree turns, making them more technical.
The Challenge of Different Setups
When it comes to finding the right setup for racing the TLR8 buggies on these Florida tracks, there is a challenge. Many of the setups available for these vehicles are based on the larger tracks in California, which are characterized by their open and loose flowing nature. As a result, when these setups are applied to the smaller tracks in Florida, steering becomes a problem.
The struggle lies in the fact that the car tends to struggle to steer at times, and when it does, it over rotates. This makes it difficult for the driver to maintain control and navigate the corners effectively. Clearly, there is a need to adapt the setup to suit the unique characteristics of the track.
Searching for Solutions
One way to tackle this issue is by focusing on the link locations and lengths of the vehicle. By experimenting with raising or lowering the links, as well as moving them in or out, the aim is to establish a more agreeable relationship between the vehicle and the track, especially during corner entry.
While I cannot claim to have found the definitive answer yet, I believe that exploring different link configurations will provide valuable insights. By understanding how changes in link positions affect cornering, bite, and overall performance, drivers can fine-tune their setups and maximize their driving potential on these Florida tracks.
Continual Learning and Improvement
As an RC enthusiast, there is always more to learn and discover. Each track presents its own set of challenges, and it is through experimentation and adaptation that we can become better drivers. By embracing the complexity of the link locations and lengths, we can overcome the difficulties of cornering and find the sweet spot that allows us to push the vehicle to its limits.
Ultimately, the 1/8 club races at EPIC RC Track serve as a platform for continuous learning and improvement. It is an opportunity for RC enthusiasts to come together, test their skills, and uncover the optimal setups for their vehicles. With each race, we become more experienced, more knowledgeable, and more adept at conquering the unique tracks that Florida has to offer.
1/8 Club Race at EPIC RC TRACK!
During the 1/8 Club Race at EPIC RC TRACK, a notable observation was made regarding the race footage. The driver mentioned that in the footage, he had the Box stock steering knuckle and hub assembly, but he has now replaced it with the V2. Although he hasn’t driven with the new assembly yet, he is eager to see how it will affect the handling of his RC car.
An Inclined Steering Block
One intriguing aspect of the V2 assembly is the angle of the steering block, which gives it its name. Upon close examination, it becomes evident that the steering block is leaned in, whereas the stock assembly is straight up and down. This unique design piqued the driver’s curiosity, and he is eager to experience its effects on the track.
The Excitement Builds
With less than five minutes until the race begins, the anticipation is palpable. The 8 Minute show showcases the fastest ebug drivers, and they are ready to demonstrate their skills at EPIC RC TRACK. The driver is particularly impressed by Kenny Ster’s impressive jumps during the warm-up.
The Thrill of the Race
As the race starts, Sean K takes an early lead, eager to fulfill his earlier prediction of a victory. The competition is fierce, with other skilled drivers like Mitch, Noah, and Ryan vying for the top spot. The intensity builds as each driver navigates the challenging track, pushing their RC cars to the limit.
The Race Progresses
With one minute down and seven minutes to go, the action continues. The drivers demonstrate their agility and control as they maneuver through the track’s twists and turns. The spectators are captivated by the adrenaline-fueled display of skill and precision.
Incidents on the Track
Unfortunately, there is a momentary pause in the race as a car spins out and requires assistance from a track marshal. However, the issue is quickly resolved, and the race resumes without further delay.
The competition remains intense as the drivers battle it out for the top positions. Each lap brings new challenges and opportunities for overtaking, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats.
All About the 1/8 Club Race at EPIC RC TRACK!
With a thrilling 1-second lead, Kenny Ster takes on Jr Mitch in the 1/8 Club Race at EPIC RC TRACK! The race is filled with excitement and intense competition as drivers battle for the top spots.
The Racing Lineup
Kenny C, the number one qualifier, races with a 36 black J MIT. Right behind him is Noan Manchester with 36 FL, Trent Walker with 361, and Ryan Harris with 362. The top four drivers are separated by only 7 seconds, promising an exhilarating race.
Action on the Track
At the RAC, trck 130, there is non-stop action. With 6 minutes to go, all drivers are on their second lap, giving their best to secure their positions. K, who is currently in the infield, is closely monitoring the race.
A Talented Field
Kenny Ster, racing with a 352 for Seter of SS Hobby in Raceway, has an impressive performance. The Seter family is renowned for their talent, and Kenny Ster proves it on the track. Trent Walker also showcases his skills, moving up from the fifth to the second spot, trailing Seter by 3.8 seconds.
The Top Six Positions
The top six positions are fiercely contested. Mitch, Harris, and Turtle follow the leaders, creating a gap of 13.6 seconds between the top six racers. The race is intense, and every driver is giving their all to gain an advantage.
<h2.Tweaking the Setup
In the midst of the race, some drivers face challenges with their setups. One driver mentions having no idea about the oils in their shocks or diffs, which can be disastrous when attempting to make changes. They decide to establish a baseline by using 7K up front, 7K in the middle, and 4K in the rear for the diff oils. However, adjusting the shock setup proves to be more complicated, with the driver referring to information posted by the team on the TLR or Horizon website.
The 1/8 Club Race at EPIC RC TRACK proves to be a thrilling event filled with fierce competition and impressive performances. The racers push their limits on the track, showcasing their skills and determination to secure their positions. The audience is captivated by the heart-stopping action and eagerly awaits the final outcome of this exhilarating race.
Preparing for the Race
As the weekend approaches, anticipation builds for the 1/8 Club Race at EPIC RC TRACK. The word among the racing community is that all the fast guys from Florida will be participating, making it a highly competitive event. The track conditions are expected to be challenging, with 42 and A2 up front and 37 and A2 in the rear. With such fierce competition, it’s difficult not to feel a sense of uncertainty and doubt about my own performance.
Being honest with myself, I know that making it to the main event would be nothing short of a miracle. The level of skill and expertise among the participants is truly impressive, and I am aware that I am not at their level yet. Realistically, I may only be capable of a mid-pack performance in the B main. It’s important to set realistic expectations and not get carried away with hopes of a spectacular outcome.
A Passionate Endeavor
Despite the challenges ahead and the unlikely odds of success, my excitement for the race remains unwavering. The prospect of making it to the main event fills me with a sense of joy that cannot be described. The dedication, hard work, and practice that have gone into preparing for this race fuel my passion for the sport. Each obstacle overcome and each lap completed is a testament to the commitment I have for RC racing.
A Formidable Machine
My trusty buggy stands before me, a magnificently crafted piece of machinery. Its grandeur is undeniable, a testament to the effort poured into its creation. The body, a Proline Brogy, was recommended by Jason for its superior performance. In the world of RC racing, every advantage matters, and using the latest trends and innovations is crucial. It may look comical to some, but this body holds the key to competitiveness on the track.
Making the Best of What I Have
As I delve deeper into the technical aspects of my buggy, I realize that not everything is ideal. The motor, designed for a buggy, lacks the power and punch desired for a truggy. It is a remnant of my spare parts collection, salvaged from the leftovers of 2021 and 2022. However, it is not the motor’s fault that it falls short; it is simply doing its best with what it has. Similarly, the battery is the only 4S kind of lcg pack available, highlighting the need to make do with what is at hand.
In , the approaching 1/8 Club Race at EPIC RC TRACK is nothing short of an exhilarating and daunting experience. While doubts and uncertainties linger, the passion for RC racing and the desire to push beyond limitations serve as constant motivators. The journey to the main event may be treacherous, but the thrill of participating and the camaraderie among fellow racers make it all worthwhile.
The Setup: Jerry rig and a New Battery
So we have a very Jerry rig setup here, because I might try to bounce between this and another battery that I have that I dont think is the way to go, but um were making do with what we got. I was using at this past race weekend that youre seeing this footage I was using this um, I believe, Kevin he was when he was working with the Trinity stuff. He made this big brick kind of conglomeration thing for a very specific purpose and he gave me one to try. It was sitting around. I tried it at first. I just dont think its the way to go because its so tall that it just kind of feels a little funky, so Im really looking forward to trying this lcg pack instead.
The Power and Torque: Protek 170 TBL
So I got the Protek 170 TBL. It has a ton of power and a ton of torque for these giant truy tires, so I figured it would be best suited for this application again when it comes to setup with this vehicle. I wanted to familiarize myself with the link positions and lengths, and I dont think that I had it right at all at that past weekend. In this footage, you can kind of see at moments where the vehicle would hitch very aggressively and over rotate before the corner was over, and I definitely dont like that. So I think a lot of that has to do with the link positions and lengths.
The Challenge: Finding the Right Setup
Finding the right setup for the 1/8 club race at EPIC RC TRACK can be quite challenging. It requires experimentation and fine-tuning to optimize the performance of the vehicle. One aspect that needs attention is the battery choice. The initial setup involved a Jerry rig that allowed for switching between batteries. However, this setup didn’t provide the desired feel during races. Hence, the decision to try a low center of gravity (lcg) pack for better stability and control.
The Powerhouse: Protek 170 TBL
To enhance the performance of the vehicle, the Protek 170 TBL was chosen. This motor offers exceptional power and torque, ideal for maneuvering the giant truy tires on the EPIC RC TRACK. However, even with a powerful motor, the setup of the vehicle needs to be fine-tuned to achieve optimal control and handling.
<h2.The Link Positions and Lengths
One aspect that might have contributed to the vehicle’s unstable behavior in the past race weekend is the incorrect positioning and lengths of the links. Upon reviewing the footage, it is evident that the vehicle experienced aggressive hitches and over rotation before completing corners. This instability indicates the need for adjustments in the link positions and lengths. By ensuring the proper alignment of these components, the vehicle’s overall stability and cornering performance can be significantly improved.
The Set Up
We are going to move them around a bit uh this upcoming weekend and see if we cant get more comfortable with the vehicle. My starting point for this one is pretty much a copy paste of Ryan Cavalary setup from the enets last year.
Ill go ahead and Link that down below weve, pretty much copied everything when it comes to the shock weights and diff oils, I believe, were at somewhere between 7 and 10K up front were at 12500 in the middle and then were at 7K in the rear shock Oils were at 37, 12 up front and 32 12 in the rear.
Um something I saw on one of Dakota’s recent truy setups. It was for the Nitro truck, but then also on Cav’s on the setup down below is they’re running running a techno orange rear truy spring. So I have that ordered Im going to put it on its not on here right now, but I am eager to try that out and see how it feels other than that.
Tweaking the Setup
I dont think that theres anything very different about this setup or anything notable, but were going to continue to tweak a few things to see if we cant get it to be a little bit more comfortable on the track recording begin.
The Final Race
You guys got the final race Of the day here at Epic RC, the E try a 8 minutes to Duke it out. You guys on your marks, get set, keep it clean, no up driving Im watching one two and three here: uh.
Chaos and Excitement at the 1/8 Club Race at EPIC RC TRACK!
Oh, a flip over! Noah Manchester is going to get on his lid. Look at this volunteer Marshall. Oh yeah! He just got a whole handful of FO. For of me, TR W, that’s a pretty crazy area. We hadn’t never seen so many RC cars coming out him before, you know what was going on, that’s brother.
Smart Strategies and Skillful Play
We got some guys. Driv Batman takes a SL and stud approach, it’s a smart smart play, though he’s had his up in the machine the last couple days. So he one minute one minute 7 minutes to go here in the final race of the day. We got Ryan Applause, Music styal, just under a second lead over the uper Santiago in and out of all Orlando in at number three, Noah Manchester of ss in the Four K rocking the SS game.
A Battle of Chang and Harris
Lots of Chang going on here, Harris and andester Santiago money, R, 79 M Hill, 140 and 6 point to go. Let’s see where Harrison Harris going to be, on the left hand, side coming up and over the Step Up step down. He goes looking for down the step on the straightway. A 374 fast left for Harris, he’s now three points nearly 1 seconds out on Andy K, but it’s going to be Manchester sing in for the joh three ik. Four Santiago: Five K J Money in the seven Andy KK going to be moving on down as something up with Andy. Let’s see if we can’t get Andy back out.
Intense Race and Thrilling Moments
A two minute and 30 second clock hasn’t laps here. We’ve got 53 to go. Briyan Harris with A 364 now 8. The race is heating up, with drivers pushing their RC cars to the limit. The sound of engines revving fills the air as participants maneuver their cars through the twists and turns of the EPIC RC TRACK.
The audience is on the edge of their seats, eagerly watching the intense battle between the skilled drivers. The track is challenging, demanding the utmost precision and control from the participants. Every flip, every spin, every close call adds to the exhilaration of the race.
A Display of Skill and Sportsmanship
Throughout the race, drivers showcase their skills, executing strategic maneuvers to gain an advantage over their rivals. It’s a battle of wits and dexterity as they navigate the obstacles and aim for victory.
But amidst the intense competition, there’s also a sense of camaraderie. The volunteer Marshalls ensure that the race runs smoothly, quickly attending to any accidents or mishaps that occur. Their dedication and quick reflexes earn them a round of applause from the spectators.
As the race nears its end, the passion and determination of the drivers are palpable. Each second counts, and they give their all to secure a top position. The crowd roars with excitement, cheering on their favorite participants and eagerly awaiting the final outcome.
Excitement Builds for the 1/8 Club Race at EPIC RC TRACK!
The anticipation is mounting as the 1/8 Club Race at EPIC RC TRACK draws near. The event, organized by Lance, is known for its exhilarating atmosphere and promises to be a memorable experience for all participants. With only a few days remaining until race day, racers and fans alike can hardly contain their excitement.
Race Registration Sells Out in Record Time
The popularity of this event cannot be understated. Registration for the 1/8 Club Race sold out in a mere 15 minutes! This remarkable feat speaks volumes about the caliber of racing that can be expected at EPIC RC TRACK. Lance’s decision to cap the number of entries at around 220 or 240 is a stroke of genius. It ensures that the race remains competitive without dragging on for an excessive duration.
Prizes and Raffles Galore
Not only will the 1/8 Club Race be a test of skill and speed, but participants also have the chance to win incredible prizes through various raffles. Lance has gone above and beyond to make the event even more enticing. For those residing in the Southeastern region and passionate about 8 scale or 10 scale racing, EPIC RC TRACK is a must-visit destination.
The Exciting Horizon: 10 Scale Series
Looking towards the future, Lance has already hinted at a 10 scale series set to take place next year. This is great news for the racing community, as it provides even more opportunities to showcase their talent. If you’re interested in participating in this thrilling series, make sure to follow EPIC RC TRACK’s social media page. By doing so, you’ll be notified when the registration opens, allowing you to secure your spot at lightning speed.
Reconnecting with Racing Friends
The 1/8 Club Race not only serves as a competitive event but also as a reunion for old friends. Ryan Harris, one of the talented racers, expressed his excitement at reconnecting with his racing companions. He is eagerly looking forward to catching up with the “old homies” and sharing the thrill of the race together.
Preparations Are Underway
Ryan has already liaised with Lance to make necessary arrangements for the race weekend. Their pitting setups are in place, and everything is dialed in for optimal performance. Ryan, determined to make his mark, is determined to finish mid-pack in the B main race.
The 1/8 Club Race at EPIC RC TRACK promises to be an unforgettable experience for racers and spectators alike. The event’s quick sell-out and the prospect of fantastic prizes underscore its immense popularity. With Lance at the helm, participants can expect a well-organized and exciting race. So, gear up and get ready for an adrenaline-fueled weekend of fast-paced action!
The 1/8 Club Race at EPIC RC TRACK!
Let’s talk about the thrilling experience of the 1/8 Club Race at EPIC RC TRACK! This event was nothing short of exhilarating, with RC car enthusiasts coming together to showcase their skills and compete for victory.
A Gathering of RC Enthusiasts
The EPIC RC TRACK was buzzing with excitement as participants arrived with their finely tuned 1/8 scale RC cars. From experienced racers to beginners, there was a diverse mix of skill levels, all united by their passion for the hobby.
The track itself was meticulously designed, with challenging twists and turns that put the drivers’ abilities to the test. Every corner was a chance to outmaneuver opponents, pushing their cars to the limit and displaying remarkable control.
The Thrilling Races
As the race began, the atmosphere grew even more electric. The sound of engines revving, the smell of burning rubber, and the sight of high-speed RC cars zooming past captivated both racers and spectators alike.
Each race was a nail-biting affair, filled with heart-stopping moments and adrenaline-fueled action. The drivers showcased their skills, executing precise maneuvers to gain an edge over their rivals. Bumps and collisions added an element of unpredictability, keeping everyone on the edge of their seats.
It was a true test of skill and strategy, as drivers had to balance speed and control. With every lap, the tension rose, and the competition grew fiercer. It was a battle of nerves and talent, with each racer vying for the coveted top spot.
The Excitement of Victories and Defeats
Some racers emerged victorious, their strategic moves and lightning-fast reflexes propelling them to the front. Their joy and relief were palpable as they celebrated their well-deserved triumph. The cheers and applause from the crowd made the victory even sweeter.
However, not every participant could claim the top spot. For those who didn’t emerge victorious, there was no shortage of encouragement and support. The camaraderie among the racers was heartwarming, as they shared tips, discussed strategies, and acknowledged the challenges they all faced.
A Passion for Collecting Pokmon
While the event revolved around RC racing, it was interesting to discover that many participants shared a common interest collecting Pokmon. Amidst the discussions, enthusiasts couldn’t help but share their love for these iconic creatures.
For some, collecting Pokmon cards was a nostalgic reminder of their childhood, while for others, it was a way to stay connected with their inner child. Regardless of the reasons, the excitement was evident as they talked about rare cards, trading, and the thrill of adding to their collections.
With a sense of joy and amusement, participants happily admitted that their love for Pokmon was a testament to their enduring passion for all things playful and adventurous.
As the race wound down and the day came to a close, it was clear that the 1/8 Club Race at EPIC RC TRACK had left a lasting impression. The thrill of competition, the camaraderie among participants, and the shared
In , the 1/8 club race at EPIC RC TRACK requires meticulous attention to detail in the setup of the vehicle. Finding the right battery, like the lcg pack, and optimizing the link positions and lengths are crucial steps towards achieving optimal performance. By making these adjustments, racers can enhance their control, stability, and cornering abilities, ultimately improving their chances of success on the track.