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Old 01-17-2007, 02:57 PM   #31
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I just had a custom R/C fishing rod made.
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:58 PM   #32
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thats got 6 pages written all over it
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Old 01-17-2007, 03:04 PM   #33
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I say we Kidnapp Jimmy Oople and bring him here to the US, he has the best race coverage and race car reviews (at least for off-road) over any of the r/c magazines....

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I dont have much of a background in magazine production but most of the same companies that make rtr make hardcore racing products...look at the amount of people on rctech (basically a racer only audience) at any given moment.

I would think that a reasonably priced subscription and ad dollars from race only type products would be enough to support a monthly or bimonthly magazine with race coverage and articles on race type vehicles, driver and industry interviews and racing accessories.


The magazine is one huge ad...it is like a low quality infomercial for rc hobby and industry.

I think xrc is on the right track. I would be a nice supplement magazine to xrc.
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Old 01-17-2007, 03:09 PM   #35
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im saving 27.95 this year i might use it for rc driver
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Old 01-17-2007, 03:10 PM   #36
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Racers only make up what percentage of the market?
It would really be interesting to see the actual market segment data. I'm not sure how they compute the market segements, is it based upon inventory turns/sales? Is the racing market computed based upon the average number of entries at "big" races, or ROAR memberships, or even "known" racing facilities and their average patronage?

I know a lot of racers who buy rc car products that are purposed for "other segments" and unless the industry is actually tracking people who purchase their products I'm not sure of the numbers. Heck, I'm not even sure we have an industry wide definition of who is a racer. Is a racer someone that races at a "local" track, and what defines a "local" track? Would a group of guys that meet over in somebody's basement every Friday night count as a local track? What about a group of guys that meet every Saturday in back of a store on either a parking lot or in the grass where they setup a track using markers and race 3-6 "qualifiers/mains", does that count as a local track? Why or why not?

So, as we can see, if there isn't an industry definition for "racer", and even if there is if it doesn't fit what the market actually constitutes as the definition for a racer, then how can we even begin to define who is buying what? Even if this were the case then how would we "track" the purchases and even more so the actual uses?

I can't tell you how many times a "non-racer" T-Maxx guy has come into the local hobby shop to buy the latest hop up parts so that he can beat his buddies in their weekly race. You know, the race that they aren't supposed to be doing because he doesn't have an RC race car and thus he isn't an RC racer? Hmmm, I wonder if he thinks he isn't an RC racer? All I know is that the hobby shops love him because he spends big bucks for all of those "non-racing" hop-up parts...just because he thinks it will give him an edge at the next "race"...you know, the race that really isn't a race.
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That is a magazine where people keep their word!
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Old 01-17-2007, 03:15 PM   #38
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Drifting though not racing get's a lot of attention and brings in a lot of readers. Here on the west cost attendance at a R/C parking lot DRift event is larger in many cases then attendance at an R/C parking lot race. I one of the first one;s to bitch to the mags when they seem to colver monster trucks and RTR's but at the same time they go where the readers go and remember they make very little of there profits from subscriptions the ad money is what they are after. Look at who the biggest advertisaers are and then the you will see why you see so much Traxxas, CEN, OFNA and Sportwerks.

Money talks " " walks.

I not saying I support it, I'm just saying as long as a mag wants to do it as a profitable business they will need to cater to the masses.

A grass roots mag would be awesome but it would have to be low quality and non profit to deliver the demands of hardcore racers, Unless somebody wants to throw in there own money for the benefits of others.


Anyone ....anyone...? chirp....chirp That's what I figured.

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thats got 6 pages written all over it
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i ve seen foreign mags and there coverage is alot diff. They reviewed drivers cars and went into details on what they did diff to there car. Was pretty interesting to look at, couldnt read it. Latif u still have them
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R/C Car Action is owned by Traxx-ass
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Old 01-17-2007, 03:26 PM   #42
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i ve seen foreign mags and there coverage is alot diff. They reviewed drivers cars and went into details on what they did diff to there car. Was pretty interesting to look at, couldnt read it. Latif u still have them
any of the japanese magazines have great race coverage and sometimes "complete breakdowns" of cars for maintenance. its pretty intense.... of course you have the ads, but still
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any of the japanese magazines have great race coverage and sometimes "complete breakdowns" of cars for maintenance. its pretty intense.... of course you have the ads, but still
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The medium is slowly dying, and it's not just R/C magazines. When's the last time you saw something in a magazine you hadn't read on the Internet 3 months prior?

There's a few quality R/C blogs out there that cover news from all kinds of sources and events, and do it really well. Someone should create one that posts current news, does timely reviews on new products, and maybe even has a paid members section that gets videos and pictures and results from large events online in minutes, not days or weeks. It's done right in other markets (like technology), and there's no reason it couldn't work in R/C as well. The closest I've seen is Oople. Redrc.net does an alright job with the news, but the coverage of races and events is lacking.

What we really need is engadget.com focused on the R/C market.
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I won't even put RCCA in my bathroom any more.......This should definately keep the pits buzzing at Madness this weekend
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