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Old 01-15-2013, 08:19 PM   #1
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Like the title what is R/C rally? i am new to the rally part of rc and would like to know more!

How do they classify what a rally rc is?
How does Scale of rally work? a 1/8th scale Ex: HPI Ken Block rally is smaller than a Slash 4X4 how does that work?

If some one could help me understand this i would be really

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depends where you go to definite rally. for most, it is just using onroad cars on tracks that feature multiple surfaces or surfaces other than tarmac/carpet.
for others, it means creating complex scale rally tracks where you chase your car and drive tracks that are similar to the real thing.

most people are using 1/10th touring cars as its the easiest scale to get scale rally bodies for. 190/200mm.

there are other rally cars like the ken block, the kyosho drx and traxxas rally. more bashers but fun cars that can handle more offroad use.

on youtube look up; japan snow rally, winnipeg rally series, scale stage rc rally. lots of variations.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:03 PM   #3
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I'll look at the youtube video's and see if i get a good visual of a track. thanks for the help.
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Rally can be defined as anything - from Tarmac Rallies that car's are essentially On Road Touring Cars, albeit with a bit of suspension travel for some mild jumps to the Paris to Dakar Rally where you get those huge trucks, quad bikes and motorbikes.

In the RC world, they are generally touring cars with a little more suspension travel and some dust/gravel protection.

Scale - That is one area where the RC world has let us down! Every manuafacturer lists a scale but as a different size. Regular 1/10 are your 190mm width cars, but then there are 200m cars. Then the other extreme is also 1/10 Traxxas, but they are the largest of them all, probably close to 1/6th scale. And everything in between - Kyosho, HPI, etc.

Tracks - Anything goes really, depending on where you are and what you've got to work with.
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RC Rally is a very generic word to describe what it is.

It started some time ago by Tamiya and soon popularized more and more. But it was only until Ken Block became a start that it really shone in the US.

Today RC rally can be divided in 3 categories:
1/10 Scale Rally, 1/8 Scale Rally, and 1/8 Rally Game

Both Scale rallies are usually very detailed scale models from real WRC cars while Rally Games are damn ugly but sport a good off-road performance, direct heritage from their previous lives as 1/8 buggies or trucks.

In Czech Republic, 1/10 Scale Rally is specially popular. They create huge narrow track really resembling real rally road, and the guys run after their cars while driving through the track in time-trial style.

In the US, there are a some guys, specially in Colorado State, who sponsor rally events, mostly run over dirt and mud, in off-road circuits like rally-cross racing style.

In Brazil we mostly run over mixed surfaces, like tarmac, dirty low traction tarmac and dirt, like rally-cross racing style. Dirty low traction tarmac races resembles a lot a drift competition with the difference that we run straight through straights and we donīt actually intend on drifting, its a sub product of our rally driving style.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:30 PM   #6
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Thank you guys after seeing some YouTube video's and with definitions i understand better!
Now i am trying to figure out if its worth the trouble of getting a rally car or just staying in Short course?
rally is more scale but i guess it could be a back up on-road car if i cant find a rally track.

you you guys for all you help! and time!
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Is the HPI WR8 tuned for more on-road specific ? i am going to use it for carpet racing but before i buy one i need to know if it would work? if not i am looking at the Sprint2Flux.
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Is the HPI WR8 tuned for more on-road specific ? i am going to use it for carpet racing but before i buy one i need to know if it would work? if not i am looking at the Sprint2Flux.
Yes, but it's still quite capable for off road duties. Just google some youtube videos and reviews

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I like what i hear compared to some other rally cars out on the market today.
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I really wish RC rally was more popular here in the US. I think doing a rallycross style event would be a lot of fun. There is just no where to do it and no-one to do it with. :-(
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I really wish RC rally was more popular here in the US. I think doing a rallycross style event would be a lot of fun. There is just no where to do it and no-one to do it with. :-(
I wish the same thing out here in Canada. but for now enjoying to HOBBY! for what it is and the cool people i meet when i go out carpet racing.
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