Round up! 11th of June – Al Ain On Road 1/10 electric and Nitro Race

The UAE RC season may have officially ended with the expected arrival of the hot middle eastern summer (+40c), yet the appetite to continue racing has been so big from our growing community w

We claim the season officially ended and expected the hot middle eastern summer (+47 Celcius) would turn most people off and slow things down. It turns out we were wrong, and all the momentum created over the past year has just grown our number of enthusiasts asking for more of the same and more Nitro. With that in mind took on the attempt to run a race at the Binona track at the Al Ain Sportsplex this past Friday, and the turnout was EPIC despite the majority of drivers requiring to take COVID-19 tests to cross the border from Dubai towards Abu Dhabi. That, in my view, proves our case for growth in Enthusiasts.

This past Friday, 11th of June, both the known Binona guard and several of our new drivers who joined over the past year met for a late evening race across both 1/10 Electric and Nitor Touring cars. It was also the first time the Binona RC Track was in since the pandemic, making this event even more special. 

Huge thanks to the 25 drivers and support from RC-ME.com Hamad 640 teams, and of course, our Binona RC crew for making this a great experience. 

Full results and details are available on Live RC.

1/10 Electric Touring Car, 13.5T Blinky

A MAIN

1st – Edward Anthonijsz

2nd – Sultan Faizan

3rd – Lawrence Winter

B MAIN

1st – Ahmed Abubaker

2nd – Juma Al Tayer

3rd – Bruce Pool

1/10 Nitro Touring Car

A MAIN

1st – Mohammad Mohammad

2nd – Dave De Geus

3rd – Abdulla Rais

B MAIN

1st – Jamea Alkhameeri

2nd – Jerwin Vincente

3rd – Fahad Ahmed

More Fotos from the Event

Round up! 2021 Triple Series 3 of 3

The 2021 triple series came to an end this past Friday, the 7th, with its 3rd race under the title “Night Time Touring” RC Race at Drift Zone in Sports City within the VIP Parking Area of the Dubai International Cricket Stadium and the feedback so far has been amazing, thanks to the excellent partners with the UAE RC Group, and sponsorship of RV Bin LahejRC-ME.com and Drift Zone and support of the drivers.

More than a just race, but a gathering that celebrated the RC Community and friends we have made over the past year. RC Racing is still nascent in the region. We managed to have overall 6 Races since October 2020 across three different venues despite all limiting circumstances due to COVID-19 and lack of a permanent facility within Dubai.

A total of 26 drivers raced across two classes (TC & Tamiya M-chassis) across 33 cars. It demonstrated visible improvements in skills across the season with both more seasoned and newer drivers.

We are already excited for next season (Oct ’21 – May ’22) to get back to it and take all our experiences into account.

Congratulations to our podium holders and massive thanks to all our drivers for an excellent race day!! Full results and details are available on Live RC.

Thank you to RC-ME.com for raffling off three Xpress Execute XM1s kits. It looks like there is a new in the making.

1/10 Electric Touring Car, 13.5 Blinky

A MAIN

1st – Mohammad Mohammad

2nd – Edward Anthonijsz

3rd – Davey De Geus

B MAIN

1st – Naser Alblooshi

2nd – Mohammed Moussa Aburashid

3rd – Allan Anday

C MAIN

1st – Victor Agustin

2nd – Ethan Alvarez

3rd – John Bryan

D MAIN

1st – Nicky Taruc

2nd – Amer AL Nadhari

3rd – Aries Contaoi

Tamiya M-Chassis

A MAIN

1st – Edward Anthonijsz

2nd – Abdulla Rais

3rd – Allan Anday

B MAIN

1st – Juma Al Tayer

2nd – Abdulla AlGhalib

3rd – Nicky Taruc

Some more coverage from the day

Ramadan RC Race at Drift Zone DXB – 7th of May 2021

UAE RC Group
RV Bin Lahej

 

RC-ME.com

Announcement

Its short notice, but finally here! The third and final race of our triple series will be taking place at Drift Zone in Sports City within the VIP Parking Area of the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Again possible thanks to the hard work and support of the UAE RC GroupRV Bin LahejRC-ME.com and Drift Zone team who are dedicating some of their space to us for the race!

This is the official 3nd and final race of the triple series we originally announced to welcome 2020 (see original post)

RC-ME.com will host a raffle among all drivers that fully participate in 2 out of 3 race dates with the opportunity to win 1 of the total 3 Xpress Execute XM1S car kits (Mini touring car kit). The winners will be drawn after the 3rd and final RC race award ceremony.

Race Dates are as follows:

  • Race 1 – 22nd of January – Mushrif Park – click here for race report
  • Race 2- 02nd of April – Ibn Battuta Mall – click here for race report
  • Race 3 – 07th of May – Drift Zone

Races will be across the Tamiya M-Chassis, and 1/10- Electric Touring Cars (13.5T Blinky). Please make sure to read the RC race class information below, and all specific information to Race Day facilities and how the race works can be found here.


Click here to sign up to race on RC-Me.com


Race Class Information

1/10 Electric Touring Car Class

  • About: 1/10 scale 4WD Touring Cars
  • Recommended Skill Level: Advanced to Expert
  • General Rules:
    1. Any 4wd 1/10 electric touring car specified chassis
    2. 13.5T Brushless Motor
    3. No BOOST ESC (Electronic Speed Control): ESC must not use software timing (Blinky-Mode). Minimum weight: 1320 gr
    4. Body: 190mm – 4 door touring car body
    5. Tires: Rubber tires 
    6. Traction compound is permitted.
    7. Tire warmers are not permitted.

Tamiya M-Chassis Class 

  • About:  Tamiya M-Chassis FWD and RWD machines.
  • Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • General Rules:
    1. Chassis: M-07, M-08. 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): ESC must not use software timing (Blinky-Mode).
    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 aluminum, steel or Titanium made by other manufactures is permitted.
  6. The use of shims 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) 2s battery may be used, charged up to max 8,4V
  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. Traction compound is allowed
  2. Tire warmers are allowed

Round up! 2021 Opening Race 2 of 3

The second race of the triple series took place this past Friday, the 2nd of April. It was undoubtedly a fantastic event with a new location and outstanding support to help our efforts to introduce more competitive racing and grow the RC Community.

The UAE RC Group, Binona Team, is very thankful for the ongoing support from their sponsors RV Bin LahejRC-ME. Further, we’d like to welcome and thank our new sponsor Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai who brought in Gargash Automobiles and many of their retailers who contributed additional awards and prizes for both participants and spectators.

With the support of Ibn Battuta Mall, the RC race took place on the top deck of their parking house, which impressively transformed into a racing facility for the day thanks to the UAE RC Group’s efforts

This combination of all the mentioned provided for a shaded racing environment, on a super smooth surface, with pit facilities, electricities, driving stands, podium, and the great to great shopping and dining facilities of the mall. All of this combined provided some pretty exciting racing as part of a well-organized day and some pleased drivers.

On behalf of all drivers and coordinators, we thank our sponsors for their amazing support that made this possibel.

Now congratulations to our winners of the RC car race, and massive thanks to all our drivers for an excellent race day!! Full results and details are available on Live RC.

1/10 Electric Touring Car, 13.5 Blinky

A MAIN

1st – Edward Anthonijsz

2nd – Mohammad Mohammad

3rd – Robert Maloles

B MAIN

1st – Allan Anday

2nd – Nasser Alblooshi

3rd – Rahul Rana

C MAIN

1st – Victor Agustin

2nd – John Bryan Rodil

3rd – Amer Al Nadhari

Tamiya M-Chassis

A MAIN

1st – Edward Anthonijsz

2nd – Abdulla Rais

3rd – Allan Anday

Some more coverage from the day

RC Race – IBN Battuta Mall – 2nd of April 2021

Announcement

We are happy to announce the second of our triple race series will be taking place at the Ibn Battuta Mall, in Dubai on Friday the 02nd of Aprilh. This will be the second of our triple race series, after having to cancel the February race due to COVID restrictions coming in place.

Even better, we will be racing in a new place on the shaded top parking deck of P3 at IBN Battuta Mall.

All of this thanks to the hard work and support of the UAE RC GroupRV Bin LahejRC-ME.comUAE RC Pro and the Ibn Battuta Mall.

This will be official 2nd race of the triple series we originally announced to welcome 2020 (see original post)

RC-ME.com will host a raffle among all drivers that fully participate in 2 out of 3 race dates with the opportunity to win 1 of the total 3 Xpress Execute XM1S car kits (Mini touring car kit). The winners will be drawn after the 3rd and final RC race award ceremony.

Race Dates are as follows:

  • Race 1 – 22nd of January – Mushrif Park – click here for race report
  • Race 2- 02nd of April – Ibn Battuta Mall
  • Race 3 – TBD

Races will be across three classes Tamiya M-Chassis, and 1/10- Electric Touring Cars (13.5T Blinky). Please make sure to read the RC race class information below, and all specific information to Race Day facilities and how the race works can be found here.


Click here to sign up to race on RC-Me.com


Race Class Information

Losi Mini T Class

  • About: 1/18 scale 2WD stadium truck.
  • Recommended Skill Level: Beginner to Expert
  • General Rules:
    1. Chassis must be a Losi Mini T or Mini T 2.0
    2. Losi Mini-T aluminium upgrades are permitted
    3. Spec Motor: Brushless motor with no more than 6000kv
    4. No BOOST ESC (Electronic Speed Control): ESC must not use software timing (Blinky-Mode)
    5. Tires – stock only
    6. Gearing: original stock pinion only

1/10 Electric Touring Car Class

  • About: 1/10 scale 4WD Touring Cars
  • Recommended Skill Level: Advanced to Expert
  • General Rules:
    1. Any 4wd 1/10 electric touring car specified chassis
    2. 13.5T Brushless Motor
    3. No BOOST ESC (Electronic Speed Control): ESC must not use software timing (Blinky-Mode). Minimum weight: 1320 gr
    4. Body: 190mm – 4 door touring car body
    5. Tires: Rubber tires 
    6. Traction compound is permitted.
    7. Tire warmers are not permitted.

Tamiya M-Chassis Class 

  • About:  Tamiya M-Chassis FWD and RWD machines.
  • Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • General Rules:
    1. Chassis: M-07, M-08. 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): ESC must not use software timing (Blinky-Mode).
    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 aluminum, steel or Titanium made by other manufactures is permitted.
  6. The use of shims 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) 2s battery may be used, charged up to max 8,4V
  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. Traction compound is allowed
  2. Tire warmers are allowed

Round up – 2021 Opening Race 1 of 3

UAE RC Group
RV Bin Lahej

 

RC-ME.com

 

Round up

The UAE RC group, Binona team with the support of RV Bin Lahej, and RC-me.com would like to thank all drivers for their participation in our first RC race of 2021 at Mushrif Park.

The RC Car race that took place this past Friday the 22nd of January and was clear evidence of a community that continues to grow and mature. The group was super excited to welcome their second-youngest driver, 12-year-old Ben Goodall who took 3rd place in the Losi Mini T class at his first race ever.

Six months in since coordinating races together with the UAE RC group at Mushrif Park, it’s visible that skill levels, in both tuning and driving, across the group are improving with significant drops in avg. lap times across many drivers. All lap times and results are available on LiveRC.com.

Click here to see the live recording of the A-Mains by Expat Media.

The next two races are penciled in for the following dates the 19th of February, and 19th of March, and exact details to race posted here here.

And now congratulations to our winners of the RC car race, and massive thanks to all our drivers who put down some fantastic driving in the RC car race.And now congratulations to our winners, and massive thanks to all our drivers who put down some fantastic driving.

Photos and full award video (below) are courtesy of Basim from UAE RC PRo

1/10 Electric Touring Car, 13.5 Blinky

A MAIN

winners

1st – Edward Anthonijsz

2nd – Dave De geus

3rd – Mohammad Mohammad

B MAIN

RC car race

1st – Allan Anday

2nd – Jamea Al Khameeri

3rd – Fahad Ahmed

C MAIN

winners

1st – Hamad 640

2nd – Bruce Poole

3rd – Juma Al Tayer

Tamiya M-Chassis

A MAIN

RC car race

1st – Abdulla Rais

2nd – Allan Anday

3rd – Robert Murrell

B MAIN

RC car race

1st – Jamea Al Khameeri

2nd – Victor Agustin

3rd – Juma Al Tayer

Losi Mini-T

RC car race

1st – Abdulla Rais

2nd – Robert Murrell

3rd – Ben Goodall

Award Video by UAE RC Pro

RC Race – Opening 2021 with a monthly race Jan through March

UAE RC Group
RV Bin Lahej

 

RC-ME.com

 

Announcement

The UAE RC Group, RV Bin Lahej, and the Binona team are super excited to open 2021 with a monthly RC race series starting Jan through March, with RC-ME.com joining as an additional sponsor to make things even more exciting.

RC-ME.com will host a raffle among all drivers that fully participate in 2 out of 3 race dates with the opportunity to win 1 of the total 3 Xpress Execute XM1S car kits (Mini touring car kit). The winners will be drawn after the 3rd and final RC race award ceremony.

Race Dates are as follows:

  • 22nd of January – Mushrif Park
  • 19th of February – [TBC]* (cancelled due to COVID)
  • 19th of March – [TBC]* (postponed to 26th of March)
  • 26th of March – Ibn Battuta Mall

*Races will take at place at Mushrif park if no new location is announced.

Races will be across three classes Tamiya M-Chassis, Losi Mini-T, and 1/10- Electric Touring Cars (13.5T Blinky). Please make sure to read the RC race class information below.


Click here to sign up to race on RC-Me.com


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.


Race Class Information

Losi Mini T Class

  • About: 1/18 scale 2WD stadium truck.
  • Recommended Skill Level: Beginner to Expert
  • General Rules:
    1. Chassis must be a Losi Mini T or Mini T 2.0
    2. Losi Mini-T aluminium upgrades are permitted
    3. Spec Motor: Brushless motor with no more than 6000kv
    4. No BOOST ESC (Electronic Speed Control): ESC must not use software timing (Blinky-Mode)
    5. Tires – stock only
    6. Gearing: original stock pinion only

1/10 Electric Touring Car Class

  • About: 1/10 scale 4WD Touring Cars
  • Recommended Skill Level: Advanced to Expert
  • General Rules:
    1. Any 4wd 1/10 electric touring car specified chassis
    2. 13.5T Brushless Motor
    3. No BOOST ESC (Electronic Speed Control): ESC must not use software timing (Blinky-Mode). Minimum weight: 1320 gr
    4. Body: 190mm – 4 door touring car body
    5. Tires: Rubber tires 
    6. Traction compound is permitted.
    7. Tire warmers are not permitted.

Tamiya M-Chassis Class 

  • About:  Tamiya M-Chassis FWD and RWD machines.
  • Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • General Rules:
    1. Chassis: M-07, M-08. 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): ESC must not use software timing (Blinky-Mode).
    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 aluminum, steel or Titanium made by other manufactures is permitted.
  6. The use of shims 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) 2s battery may be used, charged up to max 8,4V
  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. Traction compound is allowed
  2. Tire warmers are allowed

How does the Race work?

After you have arrived, registered and participated in the rc race briefing, racers will be divided into groups (e.g. 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 heat 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 software wise 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, which will be returned upon returning the transponder fully functional.


Race Schedule

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

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 – will be available

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.

Round up – Mushrif Park Race 18th of December

Mushrif park race
Mushrif park race
UAE RC Group Logo
RV Bin Lahej

 

 

 

 

The 3rd and final race of the year took place yesterday at Mushrif park, and it’s fair to say we didn’t let 2020 get us down. Following our highest record in registrations, we had a total of 28 drivers across 40 entries with continued growth across all three classes, and pushing us to extend 1/10 electric touring with a qualifier group and C-MAIN. In addition to all that great news we were very excited to welcome Ethan Alvarez, our youngest driver yet at 11 years old, and showed a lot of potential by taking 1st place in the 1/10 electric touring car B-Main.

A huge thanks to our sponsor RV Bin Lahej for providing pit facilities and electricity, and the continued partnership of UAE RC Group who make this Mushrif Park race possible! It amazing we it’s still less than 6 months since we met, and how much we have managed to do since.

And now congratulations to our winners, and massive thanks to all our drivers who put down some amazing driving.

1/10 Electric Touring Car, 13.5 Blinky

A MAIN

Mushrif park race
1/10 Electric Touring Car, 13.5 blinky – 1st place Edward Anthonijsz, 2nd place Dave De geus, Robert Maloles

1st Edward Anthonijsz

2nd – Dave De geus

3rdRobert Maloles

See results on Liverc.com

B MAIN

Mushrif park race
1/10 Electric Touring Car, 13.5 blinky – 1st place Ethan Alvarez, 2nd place Allan Anday, 3rd place Nicky Taruc

1st Ethan Alvarez

2nd – Allan Anday

3rdNicky Taruc

See results on LiveRC.com

C MAIN

Mushrif park race
1/10 Electric Touring Car, 13.5 blinky – 1st place Abdulla Al Ghalib, 2nd place Amer Al Nadhari, 3rd place Aries Contaoi

1st Abdulla Al Ghalib

2nd – Amer Al Nadhari

3rdAries Contaoi

See results on LiveRC.com

 

Tamiya M-Chassis

Mushrif park race
1/10 Electric Touring Car, 13.5 blinky – 1st place Edward Anthonijsz, 2nd place Abdulla Rais, 3rd place Dave De geus

A MAIN

1st Edward Anthonijsz

2nd – Abdulla Rais

3rdDave De geus

See results on Live RC.com

B MAIN

Mushrif park race
Tamiya M-Chassis – 1st place Jaber Al Shamsi, 2nd Jamea Al Khameeri, 3rd place Juma Al Tayer

1st Jaber Al Shamsi

2nd – Jamea Al Khameeri

3rdJuma Al Tayer

See results on Live RC.com

Losi Mini-T

Mushrif park race
Losi Mini T – 1st place Abdulla Rais, 2nd place Robert Murrell, 3rd place Fahad Ahmed

1st Abdulla Aris

2nd – Robert Murrell

3rdFahad Amhed

See results on Live RC.com

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