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Old 04-10-2012, 09:36 PM   #16
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It's the same as a game to me, although I do agree that it will improve skill levels the same way driving sit in simulators like gt5 improve a driver's reflexes in real time races. By sit in simulators, I am referring to the mobile ones that seem to be taking over the gaming industry. Simulating potentially deadly activities, like racing real cars at 200mph, is necessary, but RC cars are not dangerous enough in my opinion to warrant a Worlds Championship. Maybe some down time practice...
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Simulating potentially deadly activities, like racing real cars at 200mph, is necessary, but RC cars are not dangerous enough...
Good point, but danger is not the only factor. What about difficult, costly and time consuming activities? Fact is that most r/c racers, talented or not, would never get a chance to race a real World championship if they didn't have simulators that gave them unlimited practice time, zero damage cost, unlimited resources (like sponsored racers), lots of car setup experience, zero preparation time, zero traveling time/cost, and so on.

This R2tW competition gives talented and devoted racers a shot at the real World championship.

Unlike GT5, VRC Pro users actually race also in reality. So if simulators like VRC Pro can really help them to overcome problems like practice time, preparations, resources, damage cost, traveling time, and help them to train effectively, then we'll probably be seeing a whole new generation of r/c sim racers developing their skills very rapidly and performing greatly at local, national and international competition. Could be a very interesting development unique to RC because of the strong relationship between the sim and the real thing.

Just another way of looking at it...
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It is an interesting idea but in all reality for average Joe racer like me we stand no chance whatsoever of winning. In all likelihood it will be some some sponsored racer already who will win. The only restriction I see that reduces the chances of that happening is you can't have raced in a IFMAR Worlds in the past.
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Wouldn't this require a gun style transmitter w/ a pc hook up and a fast pc? What are the requirements?
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The only restriction I see that reduces the chances of that happening is you can't have raced in a IFMAR Worlds in the past.
Racers with international competition experience are excluded from the R2tW contest.
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Wouldn't this require a gun style transmitter w/ a pc hook up and a fast pc? What are the requirements?
Minimum participation requirements:

- R2tW license (9,95 for a 1 year license) or a Full VRC Pro subscription
- Windows XP SP2 or higher
- .Net framework 2.0
- Hyperthreaded Intel CPU, AMD Athlon 64 CPU
- 256 MB Pixel Shader 2.0 graphics adapter
- 2 GB system RAM
- 2 GB free hard disk space
- SoundBlaster compatible soundcard
- DSL internet connection (512kbit/s)
- VRC USB adapter, USB radio controller, gamepad or joystick

With the VRC-3NT USB adaptor you can use your own personal transmitter to control VRC Pro. Just hook up your receiver to the servo cables of the adaptor and plug the adaptor into your PC or notebook. The VRC USB adaptor is absolutely plug-and-play (Windows XP and newer). The micro-processor controlled adaptor and the receiver are powered through the USB port, so no receiver battery required! If you sign up for R2tW now then you'll get a 50% adaptor discount, free shipping and 1 extra month added to your subscription!

The VRC-3NT USB adaptor can be used with all standard radios and receivers including 2.4GHz systems, also in HRS mode.
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:45 AM   #22
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Most answers can be found at

www.race2theworlds.com
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reminds me of when Greger Huttu went "real" racing.
F'r was fast in GPL and it transferred directly into real life.
but he is a chubby wuss so he didn't go as fast in the real deal
NIB GPL FS i have a stack of em
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reminds me of when Greger Huttu went "real" racing.
F'r was fast in GPL and it transferred directly into real life.
but he is a chubby wuss so he didn't go as fast in the real deal
NIB GPL FS i have a stack of em
Yes but in R/C racing you don't have to deal with G forces and physical stress.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:36 AM   #25
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I'd laugh if Volker won this
Groskamp will win, he is Dutch and knows the track.
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Racers with international competition experience are excluded from the R2tW contest.
You've said that before but looking at the rules it isn't in there...even so that doesn't take in account sponsored racers who have not raced internationally or allow un-sponsored racers who have.
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You've said that before but looking at the rules it isn't in there...even so that doesn't take in account sponsored racers who have not raced internationally or allow un-sponsored racers who have.
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6. To qualify for a seat at the 2012 IFMAR Worlds You may not have raced in an official IFMAR World Championship race before up until 2002, this up to the discretion of IFMAR and the respective block.

Sponsored racers do have a resource advantage that's true, but with VRC Pro you get unlimited resources as well... so start training! :-)
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I do not know what most of you guys are complaining about, as far as I'm concerned potential is rediculous on this.
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Race2theWorlds provisional top-qualifyer Kevin Pignotti puts down some fast laps at the R2tW track in Heemstede. You've got to match this to beat him...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71oJ6AJi5GA

...it's also a great achievement if you manage to be part of the top 200 that goes to the next round on June the 16th!
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You can also download the free trial to see how close you can get...

http://www.vrcworld.com/account/register.aspx?trial
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