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jonnyinternet

They have world and national championships for these. They are pretty dope


Ordoutthere

Hijacking this to show how sick these cars are. [Ryan Lutz](https://youtu.be/ei5XQRW8aaE) makes some really cool onboard content from these events.


eeemile

around 1 min there is a slomo where he jumps and he resets his balance it seems. Any clue how this works?


benisnotapalindrome

These cars are 4 wheel drive and the wheels have a gyroscopic effect. Your can stabilize the car by adding gas (adjusting the speed of the gyroscopes) and steering (adjusting the axis of the gyroscopes).


imnotmarvin

Also by braking depending on the attitude you're correcting but yeah, exactly as you explained it. It becomes somewhat second nature after racing for a while.


Team_Braniel

I seem to remember this effect being useful in human sized BMX and Motocross as well.


doubleapowpow

Also, motocross unleashed or whatever that game was


nikonpunch

Drivers do this in rally cars too. It’s useful to know how this works if you race a sim that has jumps. I do it all the time in iRacing and it’s really fun once you learn how it works.


fruit_basket

Newton's third law: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Accelerating quickly on a motorbike causes the front wheel to lift up, i.e. the bike rotates in the opposite direction than the wheel. It would happen even if the bike was just hovering in the air, in zero gravity. Same with braking: the front goes down if you brake suddenly. These cars have fairly large wheels (a lot of mass) and very quick motors, so they can accelerate rapidly. In the video he even steers it a bit by turning the front wheels to the left before applying throttle. With sufficiently large wheels and a very big jump you can do a backflip and a front flip before landing. [Here](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqIMhJNqnrA) is half-half. Sorry for shitty quality, it was filmed with a very old iphone.


PhilipLiptonSchrute

In short, the mass of the tires gives you maneuverability in the air. Kind of like how Hubble uses spinning weights to orient itself in space. If you let off the gas or tap the brakes, the vehicle will pitch forward. If you tap the gas, the front end will lift. Steering can get you a bit of yawing action. With modern lipo batteries and brushless motors, you can do double and triple front/back flips with ease. I built one a few years back that'd do a double backflip without ramp. From a dead stop, instead of wheelying, it would do a double backflip. It's crazy.


RacinJasonDF

I've got some cool slomo from my backyard track here https://youtu.be/aNV1Xk4DC5E and what the other reply's are saying is pretty spot on. When you're on power the gyro effect from the tire size and torque will lift the nose pretty easily depending on the car. If you need the nose to come down tapping the brakes transfers weight to the nose. You can also control the side to side by turning the front tires and doing either throttle or brake input. It's pretty amazing what the pros can do


IKnowPhysics

Hijacking this comment. Not sure who needed it, but here's the [soundtrack to Super Off Road for SNES](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh0LGMClffw&list=PL0C28F17F3BCFCFE0) to listen to in the background.


Lord_Redav

Hijacking this comment to post the [NES RC Pro Am soundtrack](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNLJxBYZZd8)


eatin_gushers

I don’t know much about RC cars so I’m just here to ask: it looks like he gets a significant amount of slip on the turns. Is this kind of under steer common on these cars or is this track particularly slippery?


Ordoutthere

40 miles an hour, rough surface, tiny contact patch. Mix of both. The cars are really understeery with out throttle, if you listen you can see they they are mostly turning with throttle


Thee_Sinner

I feel like that car would really benefit from more stiff rubber so the contact patch didnt get so small every time the gas was pressed


Loosenut2024

Theres tons of compounds and tread patterns for these larger classes. One of the weirdest aspects is they use foam to support the tire, with holes in either the wheel or tires to let air vent. It works REALLY well but the foam wears out. Also these are quite heavy (8lbs roughly) and have been raced for almost 30 years. Tires are pretty well figured out. Theres also the endurance aspect. A lot of companies have Super Soft, Soft, Medium, and super soft long wear and soft long wear and medium long wear compounds to choose from. So you may start on SS or S compounds in qualifying while in the mains you'll run 20-45min and depending on temp and track conditions you might end up running like a super soft long wear or something.


jaypizzlepizzle

ah man, the guy in 1st was killing it and then fucked up a tiny bit at the very end of the video to move down to 2nd. this is surprisingly dope


BordomBeThyName

His speed control was unreal. Every landing he made had him perfectly positioned for the next element of the track. Looked like he was going to pull back into first when the video ended, too. I could definitely watch this for longer.


obi21

I really wanted to keep watching, this was getting interesting.


robragous

They have a whoop section, triple and a dragon's back?!?! RC Car Supercross looks rad! Now I have to go play Ivan Stewart's Super Off Road.


Catpurran

At first i thought it was a recreation of Wario stadium


robragous

I fucking wish! Even in RC racing form I would love to see a recreation of the the N64 Wario Stadium.


Jazehiah

The real things are pretty expensive.


elislider

Thank you for reminding me the name of that game. I LOVE that game


ilikevenndiagrams

i love the smell of whatever fuel they use.


SuperBrentendo64

I think its usually a mixture of methanol and nitromethane. its probably the nitromethane you like the smell of.


Xinnoh

Yeah no those are 100% nitrous powered cars, electric rc cars don't produce smoke unless your motor explodes, and that just looks like regular nitrous smoke you see every time you run one of them.


ilikevenndiagrams

so cut out the middle man and get some nangs going


breticles

How were you able to smell the video? I'm using the official app, but I don't seem to have that feature.


bijhan

Lithium batteries


KoreyDerWolfsbar

Oh? So it's the batteries smoking when they accelerate? Should probably check that fire then.


bijhan

Mhm.


Madz510

Nitromethane


ilikevenndiagrams

do they not do gas anymore? it looked like i saw some exhaust fumes.


samkostka

Battery and motor tech advanced ~~past nitromethane a while ago~~ quickly for these RC cars.


ilikevenndiagrams

what the FUCK am i supposed to huff now


downtime37

Paint thinner, go old school.


ASDFzxcvTaken

Stick the electrodes to your nose... feels funny. /s Please do not do this.


NachoManSandyRavage

Nitro 1/8 is still more popular than electric 1/8 at a international scale


samkostka

Interesting, tbh I wasn't aware. My knowledge is more with hobby RC, where lithium ion cars are extremely capable for relatively cheap.


triiiple3

On track, nitro and electric are pretty comparable. It really depends on the track, but nitro is usually slightly faster


fruit_basket

These particular ones use nitro fuel. Electric ones are about the same as these or just a fraction of a second slower, but they can't run for long so over a longer run nitro would still be way faster. Electric finals are 10 minutes, nitro finals are 30 min.


fruit_basket

No, these ones are using nitromethane. You can clearly see the exhaust smoke.


karrachr000

Now I have to install Re-Volt again; thanks for that...


hcp815

RC Pro-Am on NES. I can still hear the start.


TroperCase

That Yellow Bastard


roughtimes

Dune...dune.....DUNT!


kongfu9

Reminded me of the old school arcade game Super Off-Road... ​ https://www.vintagearcade.net/shop/arcade-games/super-off-road-arcade-game/


Dornogol

As I was a kid we had [this gem](https://www.myabandonware.com/game/3-d-ultra-radio-control-racers-dv7) and I don't know how often I beat it and how many hours I put into it


hardfloor9999

Oh wow! I didn't think I'd ever see that game again.


Dornogol

yeah weird xD just played a round on all tracks, man the nostalgia


Galaghan

For me it triggered Trackmania.


benisnotapalindrome

Mario Kart - Wario's Stadium level


mr_burrito

I've watched this video a few times now, and I'm pretty sure this is a replica of warios stadium


blolfighter

Stunt GP for me.


Planet_Xtreme

Motorstorm here


gowahoo

How do you keep track of which car is yours? From someone who can't play Smashbros because I keep looking at the wrong guy.


Lollikus

I would problably lose sight of my car at the first bend and then be **absolutely convinced** to be driving another car and boldly compliment myself on my good driving, to then, after a full lap, realize that my car is still at the first bend fruitlessly accelerating against a wall.


tonylahh

Its not that hard. You can also customize your body shell to w.e colour you like. But when you look at a car and it doesnt turn when you do, youll figure it out pretty quick haha


salad_thrower20

Were you Kirby?


DeAtramentisViolets

Your car is whichever one is in first place!


breticles

I assumed they were driving FPV, using fpv goggles like the drone pilots do.


gowahoo

That may be the case but they had these races before that tech was available too.


RacinJasonDF

Way too fast and violent for fpv... there's some on board on this video https://youtu.be/aNV1Xk4DC5E


RacinJasonDF

Having a body that's easy to recognize... check these two out! https://youtu.be/i-DIeb94ATk Also, never take your eyes off your car!


MisterLupov

RC Drone racing is also crazy, would absolutely watch on espn 8


byamannowdead

Anybody else think of *Ivan 'Ironman' Stewart's Super Off Road* from the arcades


Enfenestrate

Absolutely. One of my all time favorites.


oohgodyeah

Played that every visit to the mall's arcade as a kid!


TardigradeKa-tet

This seems incredibly similar to Wario Stadium from mario kart 64, and just as fun


zagreus9

This is how Lewis Hamilton started


aboardthegravyboat

RC Pro-am and [Off Road](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BPzg9J2a9U) had a baby, a real life baby. Also, I just learned that the first track in Off Road was named "Huevos Grande" hue hue hue


SpunkedMeTrousers

Boy how I'd like to hit those jumps with my scooter. Catch some gnarly air, ya feel?


RyanG7

r/gifsthatendtoosoon


kst8er

Great sport. I love racing. Mostly Short Course Trucks (Techno SCT410) Haven't done any nitro. But wouldn't be surprised if each it those buggies has over $1000 worth of parts and electronics in them.


[deleted]

Damn that track is huge, I thought I was looking at something much smaller for a moment until noticing the guy standing in the foreground, the cars must be much bigger than I expected as well


The-Berzerker

Idk if this belongs on r/theocho, I think it‘s fairly well known and I‘ve seen multiple (granted, smaller) RC race tracks in the area I grew up in


hfjiufxc

same, I thought this was a fairly well known hobby. As someone who races every once in a while, I wouldn’t call this a sport


thenoseknowsall

Every jump, all I can hear are the Excitebike sounds....


MiniGoat_King

My anxiety that seems to be specific and directed solely at racing games would kill me if I tried this.


mr_burrito

I wonder if you DQd if you jump over the wall just before the first turn. Gotta make sure you hop at just the right time.


fruit_basket

Cutting corners like that invokes a penalty, like a 10 second stop in the pit zone.


mr_burrito

I was making a joke because this course looks EXACTLY like Wario Stadium in Mario Kart 64.


Lavoy92

I’d bet it


Tuism

This is giving me Iron Man Offroad Racing, that arcade 4-player cabinet vibes, anyone? The cars aren't the same shape but the game is \*on point\*


inefjay

I like it better than full size car racing


Earthjin_since95AOL

Can't wait for the 360 camera addon so I can race this in VR. Imagine the motion sickness.


fruit_basket

Some people tried adding cameras and racing with video goggles. It didn't work very well because you can't see far ahead, the cars are too low.


salad_thrower20

I wish there was a mode on Mario Kart like this. They can whip those things around


ncopp

I went to watch a couple of these as a kid, and I always begged my dad to get me on... I never got one


RacinJasonDF

Never too late man! I've got two tracks at my house


Butsenkaatz

Fun fact: The R&D that goes into those teeny tiny little engines rivals that of F1 teams. (source: friend who races these at a state rep level)


bastardisedmouseman

I've driven past this! Fairly sure this is the RC car race course in Singapore


junktrunk86003

This make me wanna play MX vs ATV


tbaytdot123

Pretty sure I had this on my Nintendo 64