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On this page we place our blogs where we test and compare RC products. Also a number of race reports will be placed here that have been held by our ambassadors.

6th club competition for 2018 at the ERCE club in Eindhoven

  Lincoln De Simone     04/09/2018     Comments (2)

Hello everyone,
last Sunday I took part, together with my team-mate Rick van den Akker, at the 6th club competition for 2018 at the ERCE club in Eindhoven.

For me it was a completely new track, I had just seen some nice videos on youtube and I must say that: live is even better!

The track was clean and with a good grip since the first heat of practice. That made me a bit deceived during the tests because the car was very easy to drive and I thought I could make a decent result .. I was wrong!

The big difference in this race was made by the motors, the only rule was "at least 17.5T or more of the "brushless" type"... so many drivers used various expensive killer motors (and also "outlaw" motors were allowed).

The motor I brought is the Turnigy stock spec V2, i got it from Racingline RC to take part in the championship that will take place in Vianen at MRC club. This motor, with 46 ° (optimal setting) of timing develope around 2650kv but unfortunately was absolutely not enough to fight against at least 3400 kv (without any loss of power) developed from other motors.

Despite the great difference in performance I tried to take advantage of the day to learn as much as possible.
The race formula included 2 qualifications and only 2 finals, in the Q1 I simply continued to learn the track closing it in 5th place, in the Q2 I installed an Lrp Flow esc and i had a better feeling, especially with the brake so I tried to push a little more improving the best lap by one tenth and even doing a lap more than the previous quali. Unfortunately it was not enough to enter the final A which was instead managed by my team-mate Rick... well done my friend!

Start with the number 5 in the B final.
The first final was really exciting, at the first corner there has been small accident that involved several cars but I managed to avoid the it and at the third corner I got the first position.
The car was really good and, thanks also to the new set of Sorex tires, I managed to stay in the lead for about half the final until, unfortunately, I touched a curb dring a corner and the car rolled up.. i got overtake from 3 drivers and I closed in 4 position .. really a pity.

Also this time (as i did in the last race at HFCC club) in the last final I mounted the Bittydesign M410 instead of the Montech Racer and the body worked well, also this time the feeling was very positive, the car had a lot of cornering, but was still easy to drive and balanced (the next race i will use it from the beginning :-D) but, some mistakes did not allow me to close the final in better than a 5th position which means 14th position overall.

It was a beautiful sunny day spent in good company on a nice track.. the only thing I'd like to say is about the technical inspections, in my humble opinion it was too rough, so it is not difficult to "play dirty" and earn a lot in performance.
Well, thank you for spending a bit of your time reading me and see you next time.

Ciao!

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5th 2018 club race at HFCC club in Den Haag

  Lincoln De Simone     28/08/2018     Comments (0)

Hi Everyone,

Last sunday I participated in the 5th 2018 club race at HFCC club in Den Haag, it was the first race after my holidays in Italy and, not having had time, I brought in my Xray T4 2018 without any kind of control and / or maintenance.
I was a bit hesitant about reliability but the car held up very well and I did not have any kind of technical problem. (ok, maybe finally I understood how to build a car properly.. maybe!)

The car was really easy to drive (especially if compared to my Mugen MBX7R 1/8 Buggy nitro that I drove on vacation in the big and nice facility "Roma Cross Village"  ending the race unexpectedly on the podium) predictable and consistant, certainly due to the excellent setup, for which I'd like to thank my friends Rick van den Akker and Steven Koiter, and also to the new "vacuum cleaner" machine of which the HFCC club has recently been equipped.

This machine removes (by sucking) all traces of dirt and dust from the track and gives it the possibility to have a high and constant grip since the first round of qualify to the last final (what else could a driver ask more? :-D).
It was really a beautiful day, even the weather was mild until the end of the race and luckily it rained but only after the prizes ceremony.

Two big surprises in this race: the first one was the performance of Fokke Groen. incredible! I'm still speechless! a race all in crescendo, with screaming lap times, closed in 3 position behind Rick and Steven... well done my friend!
the second one was the lap record breaking by Steven Koiter with a16.920 in final number 1.. awesome!

About me, also because I was a bit sleepy (on sunday I work from 6 to 9 o'clock in the morning.. so I wake up at 5!), I could not have driven better than that. In the qualifications I made a big mistake in the last lap of the Q1 and I didn't finish it, Q2 was a bit better but not so much so I started with number 5 in the finals.

First 2 finals I was a bit slow and, even without making mistakes, my lap times were a bit high so I finished both in 5th position, in the last final I tryed to switch the body from a Montech Racer "La leggera" to a Bittydesign M410 Lightweight and I removed 20 grams on the chassis to compensate the weight difference from these bodies.
The car was very nice to drive with more steering but I made a couple of little mistakes so I closed in 6th position that means 6th position overall. 

What to say.. not so bad.. not so good.. but at least, as always, I learned a lot of things:

- if you have in your bag a new tyre set just USE IT, you will be for sure faster, you can spare money on other things but not on tyres

- looks like if you want to be fast enough in stock category you need a high capacity battery with a high discharge rate too so, for next race, i'm going to take a Sunpadow 7.4v 8400Mh 120/60C ad i'll try to write here my impressions and if there are actually benefits or not.

- If the track has grip you can increase your steering angle.

- if you have a race the day after, try to have some good sleep the night before :-D

Greetings to all the friends of Racingline RC, full gas always and see you to the next race!
ciao!!!

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Testing the PowerHD B7 servo in a Xray T4 2018

  Steven Koiter     23/08/2018     Comments (0)

Wednesday evening at the HFCC track means racing an having fun with club members. But also testing of new parts for our cars!

This time we tested the new PowerHD B7 Revolution HV low Profile Servo in an XRAY T4 2018. Setup was done by Steven and driving by Rick van den Akker.

First up was running modified with a Hobbywing Xerun XR10 Pro ESC combined with a Xerun V10 G3 4.5T motor. First impressions were positive, steering was predictable, even without using expo on the transmitter. Second test would be using the Muchmore ETS stock set consisting of the Muchmore Fleta V2 Euro ESC and Muchmore Fleta ZX V2 13.5T motor. Testing in the pits showed that we needed to put the supplied diode-cable between the ESC and receiver, otherwise the BEC would cut-out and stop the receiver from working. This is a known issue and has been addressed by Muchmore in the latest batch of ESC’s. Running the stock setup showed again how predictable and fast the PowerHD B7 is. A small mistake, which we all make from time to time, can be corrected with confidence.
We feel this servo is top of the line for a price that is hard to beat so it gets our Racingline-RC approval!

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