RC Race 18th of December – Mushrif Park, Dubai

Announcement

Let’s make it a 3rd!! Due to growing demand after two race days at Mushrif Park there is no doubt we should do one more before we near the end of the year!

We are therefore pleased to announce our next race for Friday the 18th of December at Mushrif Park in collaboration with the UAE RC Group who is really making this possible!

The race will be across three classes Tamiya M-Chassis, Losi Mini-T, and 1/10- Electric Touring Cars (13.5 Blinky).

Race briefing will be held at 09:30, immediately followed by first qualifying heat at 10AM . With a lunch break between Qualifying and Finals. Our aim will be to have the award ceremony by 6PM. Information on Facilities, Race Class information and schedule below.


Click here to sign up


Facilities

Pit Area –  Please bring your own Chairs and Tables

Electricity – Electricity will be provided, however we always recommend you are prepared to charge from a 12V car battery.

Driving Stand – A trailer will be available as a driving stand.

Toilets – are within a few minutes walking distance


Lunch & Drinks

We have planned for a lunch break within the schedule and recommend you bring your own drinks and lunch. There will be facilities close by, we however recommend to stay close to the track for lunch to avoid delays in schedule.


Race Class Information

Losi Mini T Class

About: The Losi Mini T and Mini T 2.0 are RTR 1/18 scale 2WD stadium trucks that honours 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: To create an equal speed between all M-Chassis models the max pinion size is 20T (included in box with the m07R).

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

How does the Race work?

After you have arrived, setup and participated on the the race briefing, you will split racers up into two groups (Group 1 & 2) for each class.

Everyone will drive 3 Qualifying and 2 Final heats. The Qualifying heats will determine the starting positions during the A & B Finals. Each hat will take a total of 5 minutes, where you will have the objective to run as many laps as possible.


Transponders

Your lap count and times will be tracked programatically based on the installed transponder assigned to you. More information on how to install the Transponder can be found here.

The transponder will be provided for free against a 100 AED (per transponder) deposit, you will receive upon returning the transponder fully functional.


Race Schedule

Arrival Time: 9:00 AM

Race Briefing: 9:30 AM

Qualifying
HeatGroupClassStartEnd
Q11M-Chassis10:0010:05
 2M-Chassis10:2010:25
 1Mini -T10:3010:35
 1TC10:4010:45
 2TC10:5010:55
Q21M-Chassis11:0011:05
 2M-Chassis11:2011:25
 1Mini -T11:3011:35
 1TC11:4011:45
 2TC11:5011:55
Q31M-Chassis12:0012:05
 2M-Chassis12:2012:25
 1Mini -T12:3012:35
 1TC12:4012:45
 2TC12:5012:55
Break (13:00 – 14:00)
 
Final Heats
HeatGroupClassStartEnd
F1BM-Chassis14:1014:15
 AM-Chassis14:2014:25
 AMini -T14:3014:35
 BTC14:4014:45
 ATC14:5014:55
F2BM-Chassis15:0015:05
 AM-Chassis15:1015:15
 AMini -T15:2015:25
 BTC15:3015:35
 ATC15:4015:45
F3BM-Chassis15:5015:55
 AM-Chassis16:0016:05
 AMini -T16:1016:15
 BTC16:2016:25
 ATC16:3016:35

Round up – Mushrif Park Race 20th of November

UAE RC Group Logo
RV Bin Lahej

The 2nd Mushrif Park On-Road RC race took place yesterday and it turned out to be another epic day with several new drivers in bringing us to a total race day count of 21 drivers, with 29 entries providing growth all three classes with the biggest turnout being in the 1/10 electric touring car class with 16 entries providing for two full groups, which went well against our most competitive M-Chassis group which provided for some of the most exciting racing across the day. A huge shout out too to both Abdulla Aris and Dave De geus who really claimed success taking podium across two classes (see

Huge thanks again to the partnership of the UAE RC Group and generosity of our RV Bin Lahej who provided for Pit facilities and electricity.

Once again, a special thanks to our dear friend Basim from UAE RC Pro came through again with some awesome footage of the race and award ceremony we are pleased to share in this post. (Check out the epic video at end)

Further down you will find further photo and social media contributions from throughout the day!

…and now a huge congratulations to all our winners again:

1/10 Electric Touring Car, 13.5 Blinky

1/10 Touring Car podium
1/10 Touring Car Podium left to right: Herbert Dazo on behalf of 2nd place Rudy Khoubbieh, 1st Edward Anthonijsz, 3rd Dave De geus

A MAIN

1st Edward Anthonijsz

2nd – Rudy Khoubbieh

3rdDave De geus

See results on Liverc.com

B MAIN

1/10 Touring Car B Main Podium
1/10 Touring Car B Main Podium Left to right 2nd Nicky Taruc, 1st Paolo Pabilonia, 3rd – Ala Khaleel

1st Paolo Pabilonia

2nd – Nicky Taruc

3rdAla Khaleel

See results on LiveRC.com

Tamiya M-Chass

A MAIN

Tamiya M-Chassis Podium
Tamiya M-Chassis Amain winners left to right 3rd – Edward Anthonijsz, 1st – Abdulla Aris, 2nd – Dave De geus

1st Abdulla Rais

2nd – Dave De geus

3rdEdward Anthonijsz

See results on Live RC.com

Tamiya M-Chassis: Bmain winners left to right 2nd – Robert Murrell, 1st – Victor Agustin, 3rd – Ari De geus

B MAIN

1st Victor Agustin

2nd – Robert Murrell

3rdAri De geus

See results on Live RC.com

Losi Mini T AMain: winners left to right 2nd – Robert Murrell, 1st – Abdulla Aris, 3rd – Allan Anday

Losi Mini-T

1st Abdulla Aris

2nd – Robert Murrell

3rdAllan Anday

See results on Live RC.com

UAE RC PRO round up

Award Ceremony

RC Race 20th of November – Mushrif Park, Dubai

Announcement

In follow up to your demand for more, following our first race in Mushrif park pact October, we are very excited to announce our next Race on Friday the 20th of November at Mushrif Park. similar to last time this is a collaboration with the UAE RC Group, and we will be racing across three classes Tamiya M-Chassis, Losi Mini-T, and 1/10- Electric Touring Cars (13.5 Blinky).

Race briefing will be held at 09:30, immediately followed by first qualifying heat at 10AM . With a lunch break between Qualifying and Finals. Our aim will be to have the award ceremony by 6PM. Information on Facilities, Race Class information and schedule below.


Click here to sign up


Facilities

Pit Area –  Please bring your own Chairs and Tables

Electricity – Electricity will be provided, however we always recommend you are prepared to charge from a 12V car battery.

Driving Stand – A trailer will be available as a driving stand.

Toilets – are within a few minutes walking distance


Lunch & Drinks

We have planned for a lunch break within the schedule and recommend you bring your own drinks and lunch. There will be facilities close by, we however recommend to stay close to the track for lunch to avoid delays in schedule.


Race Class Information

Losi Mini T Class

About: The Losi Mini T and Mini T 2.0 are RTR 1/18 scale 2WD stadium trucks that honours 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: To create an equal speed between all M-Chassis models the max pinion size is 20T (included in box with the m07R).

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

How does the Race work?

After you have arrived, setup and participated on the the race briefing, you will split racers up into two groups (Group 1 & 2) for each class.

Everyone will drive 3 Qualifying and 2 Final heats. The Qualifying heats will determine the starting positions during the A & B Finals. Each hat will take a total of 5 minutes, where you will have the objective to run as many laps as possible.


Transponders

Your lap count and times will be tracked pragmatically based on the installed transponder assigned to you. More information on how to install the Transponder can be found here.

The transponder will be provided for free against a 100 AED (per transponder) deposit, you will receive upon returning the transponder fully functional.


Race Schedule 20th of November

Arrival Time: 9:00 AM

Race Briefing: 9:30 AM

Qualifying
HeatGroupClassStartEnd
Q11M-Chassis10:0010:05
 2M-Chassis10:2010:25
 1Mini -T10:3010:35
 1TC10:4010:45
 2TC10:5010:55
Q21M-Chassis11:0011:05
 2M-Chassis11:2011:25
 1Mini -T11:3011:35
 1TC11:4011:45
 2TC11:5011:55
Q31M-Chassis12:0012:05
 2M-Chassis12:2012:25
 1Mini -T12:3012:35
 1TC12:4012:45
 2TC12:5012:55
Break (13:00 – 14:00)
 
Final Heats
HeatGroupClassStartEnd
F1BM-Chassis14:1014:15
 AM-Chassis14:2014:25
 AMini -T14:3014:35
 BTC14:4014:45
 ATC14:5014:55
F2BM-Chassis15:0015:05
 AM-Chassis15:1015:15
 AMini -T15:2015:25
 BTC15:3015:35
 ATC15:4015:45
F3BM-Chassis15:5015:55
 AM-Chassis16:0016:05
 AMini -T16:1016:15
 BTC16:2016:25
 ATC16:3016:35

Open Practice – Losi Mini T fun Race, excellent TC lap time and other fun facts!

Here is a round-up on this past Friday, 23rd of Octobers, open practice at Mushrif Park. While the track was moved to the other side of the parking lot since last weeks, race, all efforts were made to keep the layout roughly the same to keep things as roughly comparable as possible, at the same level of fun.

Also, the weather is improving so we managed turned up earlier to give the track a proper clean and sugar treatment and setup timing system so we can continue to refine how we set up races, and drivers could look at their practice lap times. No one could argue with the fact we had good fun!

Losi mini T Fun Race

Several of our Losi Mini T drivers showed up at the track enabling to set up a short fun race (no class rules) with 2 x 3min heats for a qualifier and main based on points.

It was all about fun (no class rules)! Still congrats to Abdulla Rais taking 1st, followed by Edward Anthonijsz on 2nd (on Herb’s car and transponder), and Robert Murrell 3rd place. Final results and lap times are available on liverc.com.

11.9 second 1/10 TC Lap Time

Please also check out this excellent 11.9-second lap by Edward Anthonijsz (again on Herb’s car and transponder) on Instagram. It’s good fun to watch the car take the final two turns and cross the line after the straight.

Fun Fact

At our first on-road race in Mushrif park on the 16th of October, a total of 1600 race laps were registered across a total race time of 8 hours, 23 minutes!

Round up – Mushrif Park – 16th of October

 This past Friday the 16th of October 2020, the Binona team and UAE RC Group, with the help of sponsors RV Bin Lahej, and OBM RC got together in Mushrif Park in Dubai, to host their first on-road race at the temporary track in Dubai, with the main purpose to rase awareness of the RC community in the UAE, and simply have fun.

The majority of the coordinators had only met within the recent months by coincidence, originally each individual driving initiatives forward to benefit the RC Community, with the stars aligning as they came together.

We are super pleased to say the day was a success. We had a great turnout with all drivers providing for some exhilarating racing across the Electric 1/10 Touring Car 13.5 blinky, Losi Mini T, Tamiya M-Chassis classes (race details here). It was the first get together to this kind, and there is plenty of reason to arrange more races and continue to further build on this foundation.

Being busy with the event itself limited our availability to take pictures, but thankfully Basim Basim from UAE RC Pro has kindly agreed to let us use his photos. Further to that, the day is well captured on various social media accounts we linked to further down.

Congratulations again to the winners of each class:

M-Chassis

A-MAIN

Tamiya M-Chassis A Main Winners
Tamiya M-Chassis A Main winners 1st place: Davey De Gues, 2nd Place: Edward Anthonijsz, 3rd place: Robert Murrell

 1st  Davey De Geus

2nd – Edward Anthonijsz

3rd – Robert Murrell

B-MAIN

1st – Mohammed Al Majed

2nd – Khaled al Ahbabi

3rd – Rob Maloles

Losi Mini T

Losi Mini T Class winners 1st place: Abudlla Rais, 2nd Jabber Al Shamsi and 3rd Robert Murrell

A-MAIN

1st Abdulla Rais

2nd Jaber Al Shamsi

3rd Robert Murrell

Electric Touring Car 1/10 blinky

A-MAIN

1st Place Electric Touring Car class A-Main and 2nd place for Tamiya M-Chassis Amain! – Edward Anthonijsz

 1st – Edward Anthonijsz

2nd – Rudy Khoubbieh

3rd – Herbert Dazo

B-MAIN

 1st – Fahad Ahmed

2nd – Ala Khaleel

3rd – Rahul Rana

More social Media Coverage…

UAE RC Addicts Coverage: 

Abdulla Rais coverage:

Race Day information – Dubai RC Track, Mushrif Park 16th of October

Race Day is getting closer friends so here is some information to make things go smooth. If you haven’t done so already please do so here

When & Where?

Please aim to arrive by 09:00 on the 16th of October at the Dubai RC Track in Mushrif park (click here for map). We will open the day with a race briefing at 09:30. The first qualifying race will start at 10:00.  It’s important to arrive on time.

Important note: The entire race, and its schedule is run programmatically by the software live, it's therefore important to be on time to participate, and you will risk missing out on points.

Ahead of the briefing between 09:15 we will be handing out transponders for which you will need to leave a 100 AED deposit, you will receive back when you return the transponder.

We will also be at Mushrif park this Friday the 9th in case you want to pick up your transponder earlier so you have time to install. We will have the timing bridge with us, so you can test it out on the spot as well, if you wish.

Click here to see to install the Track Mate Transponder

How does the Race work?

After you have arrived, setup and participated on the the race briefing, you will split racers up into two groups (Group 1 & 2) for each class.

Everyone will drive 3 Qualifying and 3 Final heats. The Qualifying heats will determine the starting positions during the A & B Finals. Each hat will take a total of 5 minutes, where you will have the objective to run as many laps as possible. Your lap count and times will be tracked pragmatically based on the installed transponder assigned to you.

Click here to see detailed race schedule

Facilities

Pit Area –  Chairs and tables will be provided.

Electricity – A generator will be provided, and required to uphold the running of the lap timing system. It will be available for you to plug in your battery chargers. We however strongly prefer you charge from a 12V car battery for us to avoid overloading the generator and potentially causing interference to the race.

Driving Stand – A trailer will be available as a driving stand. It does have limited space, so we still recommend to bring your own driving stand (e.g. step ladder)

Toilets – are within a few minutes walking distance

Lunch & Drinks

There is no catering on site, so please bring your own lunch and sufficient drinking water for the day. Avoid racing hangry!! A good race can be tense as it is!

Update: We have confirmed that food deliveries, such as Deliveroo, Talabat etc..  are permitted to enter the park.

Race Schedule 16h

Arrival Time: 9:00 AM

Race Briefing: 9:30 AM

Qualifying
Heat Group Class Start End
Q1 1 M-Chassis 10:00 10:05
2 M-Chassis 10:20 10:25
1 Mini -T 10:30 10:35
1 TC 10:40 10:45
2 TC 10:50 10:55
Q2 1 M-Chassis 11:00 11:05
2 M-Chassis 11:20 11:25
1 Mini -T 11:30 11:35
1 TC 11:40 11:45
2 TC 11:50 11:55
Q3 1 M-Chassis 12:00 12:05
2 M-Chassis 12:20 12:25
1 Mini -T 12:30 12:35
1 TC 12:40 12:45
2 TC 12:50 12:55
Break (13:00 – 14:00)
Final Heats
Heat Group Class Start End
F1 B M-Chassis 14:10 14:15
A M-Chassis 14:20 14:25
A Mini -T 14:30 14:35
B TC 14:40 14:45
A TC 14:50 14:55
F2 B M-Chassis 15:00 15:05
A M-Chassis 15:10 15:15
A Mini -T 15:20 15:25
B TC 15:30 15:35
A TC 15:40 15:45
F3 B M-Chassis 15:50 15:55
A M-Chassis 16:00 16:05
A Mini -T 16:10 16:15
B TC 16:20 16:25
A TC 16:30 16:35

Why we are fans of the Losi Mini T 2.0

In early May as COVID-19 restrictions were continuously, and changing and nearly every day, our ability to reach the track was increasingly limited. Our very own Rob, and avid 1/8 Nitro driver, and Herb, at the time, looking return to the hobby at the time, both purchased each a 1/18 scale Losi Mini T 2.0s.

Fast-forwarding to today, as access to the UAEs only RC Track remains restricted, the small re-invented 2WD Stadium Truck, that honours the heritage based on the Losi 22T 1/10 scale truck has become quite a big thing. We are more for serious around the idea of racing them, which at first, started more as humour.

There is already plenty on the web to read about the Min-T 20, but here is a quick round-up followed by why Herb and Rob love it, and it has the potential to be its own racing class.

Features of Losi Mini T 2.0s.:

  • Mid Motor Configuration
  • Aluminum Chassis
  • Threaded Oil Filled Shocks
  • Fully assembled and ready-to-run
  • Dynamite 7.4V 2S 650mAh 20C Li-Po Battery
  • BK Bar Tires with Dish Wheels
  • Full Ball Bearings (less steering)
  • Servo Saver
  • Waterproof electronics
  • 22 Suspension Geometry
  • Option Parts Availability

Why Rob loves it:

” For me, the COVID-19 shut down deprived me of my weekly race venue at Binona RC track in Al Ain UAE. Firstly because of the banning of groups then the closure of the borders with Abu Dhabi, (all very understandable). It meant my RC trigger finger was very itchy and needed an outlet-running nitro car’s in the neighbourhood wasn’t the way to go so in stepped the Losi mini T2 recently released…
A Ready to Run (Ready To Run) car out of the box including, even the batteries, for the transmitter was a bundle of fun right off the bat. Around the same time restrictions were eased and some of us frustrated RC guys started meeting at an RC Track in Dubai, at Mushrif Park locally, and it’s opened up a new race class possibility. The car is reasonably cheap and exciting particularly for new and old in the hobby and has pedigree coming from Losi, a major in the higher end RC world…
The car itself from the start is perfectly satisfactory, but of course, I couldn’t leave it as is so have upgraded the motor and speed control units to get more speed and adjustment out of it.
Of course, it doesn’t replace the noise, smell and speed of nitro racing but for now and hopefully, into the future, I have found a quick and easy release and even a new following in 1/18th scale racing.”

Why Herbs a fan:

” The Mini T 2.0 was a reasonable first step, getting back, into RC for me. I was very familiar with the original Losi 22T, from the RC club I was a member of as a young boy. So the idea of affordable Mini version of the competitive level truck, I know I can set up, tune and repair, that came out of the box with everything (transmitter, lipo & charger) was perfect.

It has far outweighed my expectations and, especially during COVID lockdown, helped me defeat boredom bashing it in front of our house daily, across the street and over concrete curbs, with no real need for any parts repair, till very recently.

Once restrictions were eased a little bit,  Rob and I met up at a temporary RC Track in Dubai, and noticed a much larger following than expected.

The car very much retained genetics, therefore provide for perfect race action and an extra level of fun at the same time.”

I recently upgraded the car with the dynamite brushless motor/ESC combo and its tripled the fun factor at the local track. It has proven itself in so many ways and is ready for an organized race!

I know I have three Mini T 2.0s, one for my daughter who I hope gets into it, and an extra to let friends join in!

I guess the bug bit! I have since also purchased a 1/10 Yokomo BD10 and a Team Associated RC10B6.2D.”

Please note: A race has been announced to take place October 2020at the Mushrif Park RC Track in Dubai, including the Losi Mini T 2.0 one the three classes. Click here to find out more.