My first race was about 4 or 5 years ago and I did it just as a winter diversion from racing Enduro Karts all summer long. I loved racing sims on my PC with the wheel and peddles too and thought-this is like the sims only more real-I gotta try it.
I bought a stock Losi Shelf Weapon off a guy, a cheap charger and went right into it.
I gotta brag or whatever and say I am a pretty damn good kart racer and I did great at Autocross as well. I'm fast, brave, consistent and prety good in a tight battle or in the braking zones.
But-I took up RC cars and I couldnt suck more at it if I tried!!! I had no problmes figuring out right and left going away or coming back-I just couldt stay off the boards. I SUUUUUCKED!!!!
I busted up so many bodies and I broke almost every run for a long time.
I could replace broken suspension parts on a Street Weapon so fast you couldn't beleieve it. I had it down pat!!!!
Two bits of advice for newbies and this is HUGE!!! Get a high torque servo for your Sedans. HIgh speed and high torque is even better. And dont let people talk you into changing all your radio settings to help you drive. Maybe a litle exponential-but thats it!!!!
Well its been a few years now and I am still nowhere near as good as I thought I would be by now, but I am still addicted and having fun.
Thats my story and I'm sticking to it.