RC Race at Dubai Autodrome – 1st of October 2021

UAE RC Group, RC-ME, Dubai Autdrome and RV Bin Lahej

We are very excited to announce the RC Touring Car Race Season 2021/2022 opening on the 1st of October at the EME 2021 at Dubai Autodrome.

Event Information

The Emirates Motorsport Exhibition is the UAE’s groundbreaking Motorsport exhibition that brings together all forms of Motorsport in the UAE. Meet teams, competitors, and key stakeholders in this exciting expo. Organised by Dubai Autodrome, in collaboration with the ATCUAE and with the support of the Dubai Sports Council.

We are very thankful for the support and work from UAE RC Group and sponsors RV Bin LahejRC-ME.com, and especially Dubai Autodrome. They are providing us with the opportunity to race at their event among motorsport enthusiasts.

Classes

Race Information

We will be racing the Tamiya M-Chassis, and 1/10- Electric Touring Cars (13.5T Blinky).

Rules & Specifications

Please make sure to read the recently updated RC race class information and specs here.

Registration


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


Race Day Schedule and information

More information and race day schedule will be shared in the coming week.

Provisional Schedule

ScheduleStartEnd Track Status
Registration check in, Tire Hand out &
Tech Inspections
11:00 AM 01:30 PMOpen for practice
Driver Briefing 02:00 PM02:30 PMClosed
Qualifiers 03:00 PM06:00 PMRace only (Race tires only)
Break06:00 PM06:30 PMBreak
Mains06:45 PM08:30 PMRace only (Race tires only)
Award Ceremony08:45 PM09:30 PMClosed
After awarding 9:30 Till end of EventOpen for practice
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Important information :

Registration, Tire Hand out & Tech inspections

Upon arrival please report first to the Race Director to register in system, pick up your transponder if needed, and pick up for your handout tires.

Arrive 11AM if your motor has not been sealed if your motors has not been sealed.

Technical inspections will take place as spot checks throughout the race.

Driver Briefing

Please make sure to attend the driver briefing which will contain important information regarding safety, facilities and the race itself inclusive of which group you are in.

Race numbers will be handed out during the driving briefing.

Qualifiers and Mains

The exact amount of groups per class will be determined after registration check ins. To ensure we complete all heats according to schedule we ask drivers to be alert and ready for their heats.

The race itself and all heats will start per schedule, even if not all drivers are at stand.

More race day information to follow

Season 2021/2022 – Electric Race Class & Specs update

Looking forward 

The 2020/21 Season was full of great racing and excitement. We made some great progress in establishing a racing scent and look forward to doing more. Most important is we had fun and in the process established some great friendships.  

This year we are making the following key changes to classes and specifications to further mature our racing by keeping the playing field as even as possible for competition level racing. 

The majority of specifications remain the same to last year, with the key changes summarized here and followed by class by class specifications below. 

Key Changes for race season 2021/22

Here are the key changes this season with the full specification per class listed below:

Motors 

For blinky race  classes the following motors are permitted for use and will be reviewed and sealed by race administration in advance of the race:

  • Hobbywing Justock-3650SD 13.5T G2.1 (30408010)
  • Hobbywing Justock-3650SD 17.5T G2.1(30408011)

Permitted legacy options:

  • Hobbywing Justock -3650SD-13.5T G2 (30408005)
  • Hobbywing Justock -3650SD-17.5T G2 (30408005)

The motor used in race must be reviewed by Race Admin in advance of race and will be sealed.

Please note: Motors can be purchased from any shop/dealer/supplier, as long as they are handed over to race admin for testing and sealing prior to race. 

For boosted/modified classes the motor choice is open, as long as it specifically outlines the correct number of turns on the motor. I.e.. 13.5T 

Tires

Handout Tires will be introduced at each race to ensure everyone is racing on the same compound with tires being one of the most significant performance factors. Handout sets will be marked specifically for each race. 

Tires will be sold on race day at a discounted fee communicated with race announcement. 

A limit is set per race and class on how many can be purchased and used across race day. 

Bodies & Spoiler/Wing

For Tamiya M-Chassis the body should be a reasonable scale representation of any existing ‘B/C-Segment front-wheel drive sedan/hatchback or wagon. (Hyper-M body will be prohibited)

Weight

The total weight of the car is specified for each class. Total weight includes the car with body, clips, electronics, wheels and battery. 

It is permitted to secure led or brass weights to the chassis of the car to ensure the car meets the minimum weight requirement. 

Charging & Voltage

Any Lithium-Polymer (Li-Po) 2s battery may be used.

Max Batt Voltage: 8.40v (high voltage charging is prohibited and will be checked in pre-race tech) 

Full Race Class specifications and rules 20/21

Important note:

These rules are assembled for simplicity and will be enforced if we believe an advantage is gained by “outlaw” activities. Mistakes will be excused, however actions taken to cheat will be dealt with strictly. We race for fun, let’s keep it fun for everyone. 

General specifications:

Motors:Blinky classes permit only the following zero timing motors are permitted for use and will be reviewed and sealed by race administration in advance of the race:

Permitted motors:

– Hobbywing Justock-3650SD 13.5T G2.1 (30408010)
– Hobbywing Justock-3650SD 17.5T G2.1(30408011)

Permitted legacy options:
– Hobbywing Justock -3650SD-13.5T G2 (30408005)
– Hobbywing Justock -3650SD-17.5T G2 (30408005)


The motor used in race must be reviewed by Race Admin in advance of race and will be sealed.

Boosted/Modified class:

For boosted/modified classes the motor choice is open, as long as it specifically outlines the correct number of turns on the motor specified per class. I.e.. 13.5T.
 
Class specifications below outline which motor is to be used. 

Important: The mentioned motors can be purchased from any supplier, as long as they are handed over for testing and sealing prior to race. 
Electronics:ESCs (Speed Controllers)

For all blinky classes must state in manual it supports blinky class. 

Batteries:

Any Lithium-Polymer (Li-Po) 2s battery may be used.Max Batt Voltage: 8.40v (high voltage charging is prohibited and will be checked in pre-race tech). 

Body:
All Classes 

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

Specific to class
– Body dimensions and styles permitted per class below according to each class.
Gearing:
For each of the Touring Car classes we provide an FDR recommendation. This recommendation is provide guidance. 
Tires:
Handout Tires must be used on race day as specified by race administration. 

Tires will be provided against fee on Race Day. A limit is set per race and class on how many can be purchased and used across race day. 
Weight:The total weight of the car is specified for each class. Total weight includes the car with body, clips, electronics, wheels, wheel nuts, and battery.It is permitted to fix led or brass weights to add additional weight to meet weight specification. 
Permitted weight per class is in the class sp
ecifications below.

Class specific specifications:

1/10 Electric 4WD  Touring Car – 13.5T Blinky 

Chassis:Any 4wd 1/10 electric touring car specified chassis
Body:190mm – 4 door touring car body with original wing provided
Motor:13.5T Brushless Motor (from approved list)
ESC:Blinky ESC (Zero Timing)
Battery:2S Lipo at max Max Batt Voltage: 8.40v
GearingAn FDR of 4-4.5 is recommended although not mandatory
Tires:Handout Tires will be provided on race day  (Max 2 set of tyres per event) Tire warmers are not permitted.
Minimum Weight:1320g 

1/10 Electric 4WD Touring Car – 13.5T Boosted/Modified

Chassis:Any 4wd 1/10 electric touring car specified chassis
Body:190mm – 4 door touring car body with original wing provided
Motor:Any 13.5T Brushless Motor 
ESC:Can be set outside of Blinky mode 
Battery:2S Lipo at max Max Batt Voltage: 8.40v
GearingFDR: Open 
Tires:Handout Tires will be provided on race day Max 3 set of tyres per eventTire warmers are not permitted.
Minimum Weight:1320g 

1/10 Electric 4WD  Mini Touring Car – 17.5T Blinky 

Chassis:Any 4wd 1/10 electric Mini Touring car specified chassis with 210mm Wheelbase 
Body:210mm – 4 door touring car body with original wing provided
Motor:17.5T Brushless Motor (from approved list)
ESC:Blinky ESC (Zero Timing)
Battery:2S Lipo at max Max Batt Voltage: 8.40v
GearingAn FDR of 4-4.5 is recommended although not mandatory
Tires:Handout Tires will be provided on race day  Max 2 set of tyres per event Tire warmers are not permitted.
Minimum Weight:1320g 

Tamiya M-Chassis 2WD – 17.5T Blinky 

Chassis:Chassis: M-07, M-08. Older platforms may be used, but will be at a gear ratio disadvantageAny 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.It is strictly forbidden to re-engineer or modify stock or Hop-Up-Options parts.Lightweight screws and adjustable turnbuckles that are made of aluminum, steel or Titanium made by other manufacturers are permitted.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.Any manufactured ball bearing may be used as a Hop-Up.
Body:For Tamiya M-Chassis the body should be a reasonable scale representation of any existing ‘B/C-Segment front-wheel drive sedan/hatchback or wagon. I.e.. Hyper-M body will be prohibitedInformation on B-Segment and C-Segment cars can be found here
Motor:17.5T Brushless Motor (from approved list above)
ESC:Blinky ESC (Zero Timing)
Battery:2S Lipo at max Max Batt Voltage: 8.40v
GearingGearing: To create an equal speed between all M-Chassis models the max pinion size is 20T (included in box with the m07R).
Tires:Handout Tires will be provided on race day  Max 2 set of tyres per event Tire warmers are not permitted.
Minimum Weight:1300g 

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