Some of the best racing I have done has been with “scale” RC cars, and in particular with the Tamiya Mini. Unfortunately, the opportunities to do this can be pretty limited. My local club (Bristol Model Car Club) usually has a heat of Minis, but a lot of clubs don’t, and it is rare to […]Read more "“Scale” racing revisited"
I mentioned earlier that fitting the electrics and painting the body takes me a long time, so there are not so many pictures here because there is not much to say, but it was several hours work for me to get from the rolling chassis to the finished car! The first couple of steps in […]Read more "TRF201XMW – The build – Completed! And first race report…"
New rear tyres gained me two laps. ‘Nuff said!Read more "Tonight’s racing at Caldicot…"
I’ve been struggling with a lively rear end on the TRF418, this makes it quick when the conditions are right but tricky when they are not. I experienced both traits today. The car was tricky in the first two rounds (and there was a lot of contact as racers got used to the difficult track), […]Read more "CWIC 23/2/14 – Blinky"
I chose to challenge myself today and see if I still had the pace to compete in Mini a couple of seasons after my championship win. Within half-an-hour I remembered why I don’t like running two classes in a day – too much rushing around. Not only do you forget to charge batteries, you also […]Read more "CWIC 23/2/14 – Mini"
Decent result at the CWIC today, perhaps my best of the series, and a better day with the TRF418. Ended up qualifying 6th but was a lot closer to the front of the pack, in fact I had a shot a TQ in the last round but made a couple of mistakes with an empty […]Read more "Today’s CWIC"
Gave the TRF418 its proper race debut at the CWIC today. First run was a bit erratic, immediately decided to swap the kit springs for something more conventional (ARC White front and Yellow rear, equivalent to HPI Pink/Silver) and to thicken up the rear diff to #2000. I was disappointed to find that the rear […]Read more "First race meeting with the TRF418"