While RC racing is a lot of fun, especially if you’re at the tracks with your friends, the truth is that everyone wants to win. This article offers a few tips on how to prepare your RC vehicle for racing.
The most important thing you need to remember when setting your RC car up is to follow the instructions in your manual. After the basic set-up is done, you can install the desired tires. These are very important so make sure you choose the right type.
While most modifications won’t be noticeable to the untrained eye, your RC car shouldn’t have too much or too little steering. In time, you’ll be able to “feel” what adjustments you need to make, in order to get the best set-up. Don’t worry too much about where you finish. Instead, focus on improving your lap times. Practice until the average lap time is as close as possible to your best one. If you want to be a good RC racer, your results have to be consistent. When driving your RC car, think of it as a real one. Chances are you’ll be a lot faster and more cautious if you imagine driving a real-life car. Avoid crashes by carefully planning your passes. You need a lot of patience.
While most people tend to get to the tracks early, so they can get some practice, the best time to do this is actually after the race is over. Why? Because before each race, the track is either dry or dirty. Being fast is not always as important as being prepared. The day before the race, inspect your RC thoroughly. This way, you won’t forget anything and you’ll make sure your RC car is in good shape.
While you’re still practicing, you can push your limits and go faster. This way, you’ll know just what speeds you and your RC car can pull off, while still being safe. When the race track is clear, you can reach your full potential. When racing, make sure you don’t overdo it. Crashing into something will definitely slow you down or worse, take you out of the race. The best racers know how important it is to be smooth and consistent.
If you want to win the race, executing corners the right way is very important. Slow down before and move to the outside before you reach the corner. Take it from the inside, and accelerate as you drive out of it. Before driving your RC car on the race track, go there yourself, study it with your own eyes and walk down it. This way, you’ll see all its imperfections. You’ll know where to be extra careful and where you can push your RC vehicle to the maximum speed. Be very careful when approaching jumps too.
RC racing is really more about having fun, than winning. So don’t take yourself too seriously and remember to enjoy the race.