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Good Old Basic RC Fun! - Hobby Letter #20/21

2.6.2021

Good Old Basic RC Fun!

Hello! It's Heikki from EuroRC Hobbyshop here! I hope that you've been enjoying our Hobby Letters and catched up some fine ideas and inspiration for your RC hobbies! If you've missed some of our earlier letters, you can easily find them from our Front Page.

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Time to get charged

Soo.. you've bought an RC, right? (Or are about to get one today!) You've tested it and maybe even raced but now it is still sitting there in the shelf after the winter funs? Or you bought it for your kid and now they have slipped back to tiktok paraller universum bubble?

Summer is here and the time for best RC fun is right now. Below we listed some fun ideas to do with your trucks. So go find that car, put them batteries in the charger and read on. Family members often disagree first (cellphones are fun no doubt!) but when you hand them the controller they usually love it from the beginning! Parents keep in mind that you can often adjust the top speed from the controller. Always superwise your spawns.

There is always time for Bashing

Fun in it's purest form possible. To get most out of the fine sport of bashing, do a little research about possible and good driving spots. Bashers needs a lot of open space and park full of people is not a good pick. Eye out the new spots about possible hazards - metal poles being the most dangerous ones. Best, most durable and most entertaining bashing trucks today are made by Team Corally. Check our full selection from this link!

Backyard Battles

This suits best for brushed, entry level trucks and monsters! Make some space to your backyard or head to parking place, put one or two markers such as these Hobbypro Road Cones and just drive around them. You can take lap times if you feel competitive but often just trying to make a nice lap is fun enough! Perhaps best enjoyed in duels but more the cars racing, bigger the fun (and carnage!).

Crawling Rocks

Slowly crawling scale trucks are pleasure to drive and look spectacular. These may get a bit boring if you don't put some challenge in the game. You can make an obstacle course in the corner of your garden, or more preferably find a good, rocky spot out in the wild and test the capabilities. Respect the Spirit of Scale what means that drive it like you would drive a real car in similar situation. With crawlers you can easily spend many hours in the woods and with just one battery. Our selected crawler RTR's and kits here.

Go on and Jump!

For this you want to have a car that can handle bad landings and ill behavior such as Traxxas or Team Corally basher. You can make one from sand or fab from plywood following these instructions by mudguyRC.

Practice makes perfect but the basic rule is that you never hit the jump with full throttle on. Let the trigger go little before the car catches air. While mid air (big air!) you can try to adjust the balance with giving a little bit of throttle. Repeat until car is broken.

Stunt Run

Now you have a portable jump so let's make a game around it. Everyone needs to make 10 different stunts with the truck. Jump, pop wheelies, make donuts, crush some cans and jump again! This setup can be just anything and from surroundings you get more inspiration!

Other games

These may be a bit unconventional but hey toys are for playing! Go creative or try some of these:

- RC Bowling. Mark a lane, use empty plastic bottles or cans as pins and go with basic rules of bowling. Put some water in those bottles for additional fun factor!

- Tug'o'War. Whose truck is the most powerful? Watch your temps when trying this out.

- Towing. For some reason kids find this super fun. Hook an old toy car (Nikkos rule here!) and just try to get it in to "garage". For crawlers you add plenty of excitement with scale trailers.

- Tractor Pulling. How much weight can your mighty lil truck really pull? You can use a little toy cart or even build your own trolley with moving weight if you're skilled!

- Soccer. You all know how to play soccer. Big cardboard box makes a good goal or just use those Hobbypro Road Cones! Normal soccer ball is just fine here as beach ball is bit on the light side.

Podium is waiting. Now race!

After all this mad spinning we finally find the shining core of the RC. Racing on the track. Get brave and head for that local track and start real driving! From our perspective here in EuroRC - RC Cars are best and in their true element when they are racing!

From your local track you will find friends and experienced drivers who are your best help when getting in to game. Tune up your car beyond the limits, take part in competitions and finally shine in the podium! Get a real RC racing car with full spare part availability from us and dont forget our super fast delivery.

To put it in a nutshell - remember to enjoy your purchase! Cars are for driving and RC cars make no exception here. Now get those fully charged batteries and go outside! Fun things are out there just waiting to happen.

..but hey what's that! It sure is a Members Ride and this one was sent by our good guy Steyn! Thanks for the great shot! This captures a lot of the point of our this weeks Hobby Letter - Enjoying your best life ever!

Sunny summer greetings from Finland!

Heikki / EuroRC

ps. Sorry for no Xray XB2 Buggy update this week. You all need to hold your breath for one more week! Editoral.. issues. ;)

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