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Old 09-01-2009, 09:46 PM
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First off I am unsure if this should be in the Offroad or Onroad section, if it is in the wrong place please feel free to move it.

Ok guys Ive been wanting to try out R/C rallying for quite some time now, and after talking to a few people im hoping to start something up eventually. As of right now I own two tamiya rally cars, and am experimenting with various chassis/tires/motors etc... to see what works with driving an onroad car offroad.
My ultimate plan is to get somewhat of a club organized locally, then move on to bigger things. id rather not make it an official club, but instead just more of an interest group of people who wanna be involved in doing something fun maybe once a month without the stress of actual racing. Basically I see it as R/C rock crawling only faster. Or similar to drifting in terms of its still a competition however you are racing the clock not other cars. I have talked with my local track about possibly getting some sort of stage set up possibly behind the building. the other thing is this could be setup just about anywhere just like a crawler event could.
What im working on right now is seeing how big of an interest is out there, if there would only be five of us to start, in all honesty im fine with that. I love racing, but do get burnt out on it, and would just like to have more fun with rc. Keep in mind that you would be able to get into this VERY CHEAP. in all honesty if you wanted to you could go out and buy a Tamiya tt-01 for just about $100 that comes with an esc and with everything else you need be rallying for about $200 total for EVERYTHING you would need. another option would be taking an older tub chassis touring car such as a xxxs or a tc3 for even cheaper and making something that would be cheap and durable enough to run.
In addition I am already in the process of starting an R/C rally forum, because i am unaware of any that exist currently that are in english however there are tons for drifting/crawling/monster trucks and what have you. so I do believe that even if it is not super successful it will be able to pay for itself and i think diehard rally fans like myself would appreciate it.
Right now, im looking for any input. Positive, negative, or whatever, ill take whatever you have to say. Just as with crawling or drifting It may be somewhat of a fad, however It could also be the next thing to take off. look how monster trucks were, then 18th scale, then drifting and now crawling... all it takes is an interest.


thought id add a few images to show what im talking about



+ YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.

credit for pics and video goes to rallybrno.cz a site overseas

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That's really neat. It looks like a lot of fun. I hope it does take off a bit because I would like to try it at some point. The fact that an event could be set up most anywhere is awesome. I also like the fact that it would be relatively cheap to get into. Those are some great pictures by the way. They look just like the real thing. Good luck.
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Rally would be one of my favorite classes, which it would take off like how the SCT class took off, been trying to find a Losi Rally Weapon for awhile now but not having much luck
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There use to be a RC Rally forum DRC but don't think anyone really goes on there anymore, rc rally never go big
http://www.drccentral.com/yabb/YaBB.pl
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Originally Posted by H0LESH0T View Post
There use to be a RC Rally forum DRC but don't think anyone really goes on there anymore, rc rally never go big
http://www.drccentral.com/yabb/YaBB.pl
yes i did manage to find that one, but it seemed as if it was more of a spinoff of a drift site.... i may be wrong however.
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unfortunately, to be really scale rally RC'ing means long point to point stages.'
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only recently when espn's x-games took advantage of the "special stages" and made rallying look like stadium racing. although, those who remember the first year rallying was in the x-games, they actually had a point to point stages during the mid week and then ended the rally part inside the stadium...]

anyways, that video also depended on the driver being as mobile as the car. so that might limit a few drivers, if they are in wheelchairs, espcially.

right now, having a track that doesnt have 1/8 scale jumps is perfect.'

kinda like what a perfect SCT track would be, IMO...
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that is sick
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That's awesome. Now they can't call RC a fat boy sport anymore,
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That video looked pretty awesome, but I was LMAO @ the drivers running behind their cars..
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thats so sick!

now you just have to make a track that you can see all the way around it so you dont have to run after your car... or even worse step on it and break the car!
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That's awesome. Now they can't call RC a fat boy sport anymore,
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That looks so fun, I wonder how many people in that video ate shi7? That looked like me when I was a kid chasing my car around because there was a wire attatched...keep up the good work...
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Our drift group in australia is starting up a rally day, heap of guys are still sorting bodys and tires but its not to far off happening. We weren't too keen on the running around behind the cars tho, planned on setting up a X games type setup where there are 2 cars on the track and race each other in a cross over formation layout.
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that sucks that you have to run around with it
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Originally Posted by deskwarmer View Post
That's awesome. Now they can't call RC a fat boy sport anymore,
its funny that you all say this too but im 5.10 and 230lbs so im not little guy...
its like the r/c weight loss plan hahahaha

I have thought about the idea of head to head rallies too, and yes you could make them slightly smaller as well, but i guess we will just have to do some experimenting.
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