Thursday, July 30, 2015

New Build Coming Up: 3 Racing Sakura D4 RWD

I just received an email from RCMart that the Sakura D4 pre-order combos have shipped, so mine will be here soon.  I plan to do a full build on the blog and document as much as the process as possible.  The plan is to stick with as many of the original kit parts at first and try to tune it using a low budget approach.  After that I will probably do some mods to see how they improve things or not.  Stay tuned,,,

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Tetsujin Super Rims: Great product!

The Tetsujin Super Rims have been out for a while, but I am just getting around to getting some to try.  I didn't care for the initial style they produced, but when they came out the the "jasmine" and 'southern cross" styles, I had to pull the trigger.  They are really well made, and go together easily.  The molding is very precise, and that makes them fit together perfectly with zero slop.  They run very straight and true as well.  Having the flexibility to change styles and offsets easily is really nice.

Here are the jasmine style centers in flat black along with chrome rims on my RX-8:

Tri Acres RC Drift Circuit: A new life for the Charlotte, NC drift scene

It has been a while since I have made a new blog post.  Between being busy with other things in life, and the fact that the local track at Hobbytown USA closed in April, there has not been much of a drift scene here locally.  But thanks to the efforts of Patrick Salazar, we now have a new, and very nice drift track in Concord, North Carolina.  The Tri Acres RC Drift Circuit is officially open and is proving to be a great spot dedicated to RC Drift.  The surface is smooth epoxy and runs very nice.  Setups have been tricky for most so far, because this surface requires more balance, and a precise setup compared to the carpet we were running on.  Everyone is getting up to speed, and the cars are starting to get a lot closer.  Time to start working on some trains!

The layout is fun and challenging.  Patrick has made it look nice with barriers and some Eagle Racing curbs.