RC race 16th of October, Mushrif Park Dubai

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Exciting news!! in full support of the RC community, we have been collaborating closely with the UAE RC GROUP who are to put on a RC race on the 16th of October, at Mushrif Park in Dubai.

The currently still temporary RC track in Dubai has come a long way over the past few months, and a providing for some excellent Friday evening RC fun for those interested in racing on a track, or watching the drag racers on the same lot.  

We believe it’s about time for a proper race. Provided all necessary “checks” are covered and subject to COVID related announcements, there will be a full day of fun racing across three classes, Tamiya M-Chassis, Losi Mini-T, and 1/10- Electric Touring Cars (13.5 Blinky).

A bit more about each race class and specifications for each class can be found further down on this page.

Pending attendee numbers, we are planning to start at 10 AM and run 4 qualifying heats per race class, and an A & B main finals, with the overall day to end by 19:00.

The main purpose of this race is, first of all, to have fun, raise awareness of the RC community in the UAE. It will the first of its kind RC race in Dubai, so we ask everyone to come with an open mind.

There will be no fee for joining the race itself. 

Interested in joining? Sign up here so we can get in touch.

Race Classes information:

Losi Mini T Class

About: The Losi Mini T and Mini T 2.0 are RTR 1/18 scale 2WD stadium trucks that honour the original Losi 22, a 1/10 scale vehicle. Given their fantastic heritage, they are extremely fun, well handling and robust cars that provide for light-hearted competitive level racing.

Recommended Skill Level: Beginner to Expert

General Rules:

  1. Chassis must be a Losi Mini T or Mini T 2.0
  2. Strictly permitted to alter the basic structure of Chassis
  3. Losi Mini-T aluminium upgrades are permitted
  4. Spec Motor Rules: Brushless motor with no more than 6000kv
  5. No BOOST ESC (Electronic Speed Control) rules: ESC may be used capable of “Blinky-Mode”. These ESC’s must not use electronic timing (boost).
  6. Tires – stock only
  7. Gearing: original stock pinion only

1/10 Electric Touring Car Class

About: RC Touring Cars are among the fastest in RC racing. In race trim, 1/10-scale electric touring cars can attain close to 50+mph on any given track… limited only by the length of the straightaway. Competition level cars are set up and tuned with the same level of attention as passenger sized race cars, where every setup is looked at in extreme detail for better handling, speed and overall performance to win time.

Recommended Skill Level: Advanced to Expert

  1. Any 4wd 110 electric touring car specified chassis
  2. 13.5T Brushless Motor
  3. ESC.- No BOOST ESC (Electronic Speed Control) rules: ESC may be used capable of “Blinky-Mode”. These ESC’s must not use electronic timing (boost).
  4. Minimum weight: 1320 gr
  5. Body: 190mm – 4 door touring car body
  6. Tires: Rubber tires 
  7. Traction compound is permitted.
  8. Tire warmers are not permitted.

Tamiya M-Chassis Class 

About:  Tamiya M-Chassis is one of the most popular classes at TCS events. The M-Chassis class features low cost, fun and competitive racing with mid-sized FWD and RWD machines. Professional and Sponsored individuals are not allowed to race in this class.

Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

  1. Legal chassis platforms: M-07, M-08 platforms only. (Older platforms may be used, but will be at a gear ratio disadvantage)
  2. Spec Motor Rules: Participants in this class fixed timing motor not lower than 16t.
  3. No BOOST ESC (Electronic Speed Control) rules: ESC may be used capable of “Blinky-Mode”. These ESC’s must not use electronic timing (boost).
  4. Minimum weight: All M-chassis cars must meet a minimum weight of 1300 grams.
  5. Gearing: 24 tooth maximum pinion size for the M-07/08. 20T for all other chassis variants.

General Rules applying to all Tamiya class races

Make sure to read race class-specific rules for any restrictions/exceptions from the general rules. Chassis

  1. All chassis platforms must be built per the instruction manual. Altering their basic structure and design is prohibited.
  2. Any Hop-Up Option and spare part is allowed and legal as long as it is used in the way it was designed, and installed on the vehicle it was designed for.
  3. It is strictly forbidden to re-engineer or modify stock or Hop-Up-Options parts.
  4. Chassis lightening (through milling parts) is prohibited in all TCS classes.
  5. Lightweight screws and adjustable turnbuckles that are made of aluminium, steel or Titanium made by other manufactures is permitted.
  6. The use of shims (available at most hobby stores and made available by Tamiya) to remove the slop or play in suspension arms, steering bell-cranks, and wheel axles is permitted in all vehicles.
  7. Changing the camber-link positions on the car other than the way it was intended per the instruction manual or “chassis setting sheet” is prohibited.
  8. Camber links must be positioned in the existing bulkhead mounting holes. Drilling new camber link holes is prohibited.
  9. Steering tie-rod linkages, on all chassis platforms, must be attached to the steering knuckle per the instruction manual. Drilling new holes to change “Ackerman” is not permitted. Raising and lowering the steering tie-rods with shims, on the steering knuckle itself to change bump steer is not allowed unless specified in the chassis manual, set-up sheet, or Hop-Up-Option instruction.
  10. You may alter the car in any way called out in the “car instruction manual” or “chassis setting sheet”. If the “chassis setting sheet” calls out the adjustment, then it’s legal to make the change to your car.
  11. Any manufactured ball bearing may be used as a Hop-Up.
  12. Internal Drive Gears: You must use the internal drive gears called out in the chassis assembly manual. The internal drive gears of ANY chassis platform may not be altered, changed or modified unless it is done with Tamiya Hop-Up Options designed for that specific purpose. Using different Pulley, Ring, and Pinion gears from different chassis platforms to create a hybrid internal drive ratio is not allowed. Furthermore, you are not allowed to file, machine or Dremel the gear driveline to squeeze in bigger pinion and spur gears.

 Electronics 

  1. The use of electronic driving aids is strictly prohibited. Examples: Gyroscopes connected to steering servos to control steering input and traction control devices connected to Electronic Speed Controls are NOT permitted.
  2. Electronics must be mounted in the general chassis locations outlined in the instruction manual of your car, especially STEERING SERVOS. You may move around receivers and ESC’s in alternate positions if the room in your car permits on the MAIN chassis deck only. In cases where a “Shorty” battery pack is being used, where chassis space is freed up, the ESC or Receiver may be repositioned.

 Batteries  

  1. Any Lithium-Polymer (Li-Po) 7.4v battery may be used.
  2. Sport Ni-Cd and Ni-Mh batteries are legal.
  3. Any battery connector is allowed to be used in all classes.

  Car body rules  

  1. All car bodies must be painted and must be cut along the moulded trim lines.
  2. Removing material beyond/above the trim line is prohibited.
  3. Leaving extra material below the trim lines of the body is also prohibited.
  4. You are not allowed to create extra vent holes for the purpose of ventilation or performance enhancement.
  5. All car bodies must use the wings that are supplied in the.
  6. Mixing and matching the included ABS plastic wings, between different body styles, is prohibited.

Motor Rules

  1. Any motor connector or direct hard wiring to the motor is allowed.
  2. The use of any manufacturer’s cooling fan is legal. However, the fan must be no larger than 1.5 in. X 1.5 in. or 40mm square, and must run off the receiver or direct from the main battery pack. It is ILLEGAL to have a secondary battery to power the fan. No more than 2 fans total are permitted in a vehicle. This includes the speed control fan.
  3. It is forbidden to crank the physical timing mechanically or through the use of rare earth magnets. This rule applies to all the classes that use the Tamiya 540-J/Mabuchi or Torque-Tuned silver can motor.
  4. It is FORBIDDEN to “COOK” brushless motor rotors to weaken magnet strength.
  5. All Silver-CAN Johnson 540-J, RS-540 Torque-Tuned motors are limited to 23,500 RPM maximum RPM.
  6. Brushless motor classes may not have less than 16T (stock timing/ not adjustable)

  Tire & Wheel Rules

  1.   Tire conditioners are allowed
  2. Tire warmers are not allowed
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