Thursday, June 16, 2016

Schumacher U4947 2.5mm Top Decks for CAT K2

2.5mm Carbon Fiber Tuning Decks for the Rear of the CAT K2



  • The top decks are more flexible and reduces the overall chassis stiffness. This achieves better traction for the rear of the car and better high speed bump handling.
  • The 2.5mm carbon fiber top deck for the CAT K2 is thinner than the standard Kit top deck.

 In stock!


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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Schumacher U4867 Adjustable LiPo Mounting Set for Mi6

Adjustable LiPo Mounting Set - Mi6

 In stock!


  • Fully adjustable battery retainer which allows the battery position to be moved forwards, backwards, left and right. This can be set to completely eliminate any battery play on the chassis.
  • Offering the ability to achieve a perfectly balanced car (left/right) with all battery weights, in addition to the possibility of adjusting the weight distribution of your Mi6.
  • The battery tape runs underneath the chassis, making it more user-friendly when checking for chassis tweak.


 In Stock..!



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Friday, June 10, 2016

RC Shox Flo Control Pistons for 1:10 Schumacher and XRAY

RC Shox - Flo Control Pistons for 1:10 Schumacher and XRAY

 in stock now


  • Flo Control offers a more progressive feel on both Compression and Rebound strokes giving that 'plush' feeling many drivers are after.
  • Design: progressive pack and quicker rebound. very responsive and stable reactions which result in quicker ET's along with more consistent lap times.
  • Materials: 100% billet Delrin
  • Machining: latest software using 4 axis controls
  • Closer PTW clearances which give less blow by
  • Designed to use oils in the 'normal' range (300-600 cst)


- for Big Bore Schumacher Shocks only ***


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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Schumacher U4890 - Alloy Spring Seat - Off Road - pr

Schumacher U4890 - Alloy Spring Seat - Off Road - pr

Alloy Spring Seat - Off Road - pr


 Buy now!


This Alloy spring seat for Off Road vehicles fits both small and big bore shocks, has 1mm more up travel over the standard kit spring seat and has better spring retaining, preventing loss of spring position over large jumps and bumps.


 But now


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Friday, May 27, 2016

Schumacher U4944 - Pro Front Roll Bar Kit - CAT K2

Schumacher U4944 - Pro Front Roll Bar Kit - CAT K2

Pro Front Roll Bar Kit - CAT K2


 Buy now !!


Tested by our high level drivers and used by Michal Orlowski, this new Roll Bar kit for the CAT K2 is a great additional tuning aid for the car.

Features:

  • More effective for high grip tracks.
  • Super fast roll bar changes.
  • Easy roll bar tweak adjustment.
  • Four levels of stiffness included.
  • Colored for easy identification.
#SchumacherU4944 #K2frontsway #discountRCstore


Monday, May 9, 2016

XRAY Racing 324100 XB2 Slipper Eliminator - Set

XRAY Racing 324100 XB2 Slipper Eliminator - Set



XRAY XB2 Slipper Eliminator is a direct replacement for the slipper clutch set. Designed and recommended for use with stock motors to reduce rotating mass, reduce weight, and improve power transfer from motor without any power loss. With the Slipper Eliminator, motor performance is transferred directly to the car, and there is also no need for clutch & slipper adjustment. Exchanging the spur gear is then extremely very quick & easy.


  • Reduces rotating mass
  • Improves power transfer
  • Eliminates power loss
  • Direct motor performance transfer
  • Eliminates need for clutch & slipper adjustment
  • Easy spur gear exchange
  • Recommended for stock motors




Set includes aluminum slipper shaft, aluminum spur gear hub, and 69T spur gear (an optional 72T spur gear is available).

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Vassmar makes the A-main with the New Schumacher Mi6 at ETS

This weekend the 3rd round of the ETS 2015/2016 series was held in Wels, Austria. The indoor track had high traction and the layout was mixed but overall quite fast and flowing. The new Mi6 worked really good right from the start for Magnus Vassmar and he was P7 after the first round of practice. After some setup changes in the wrong direction for the second practice,  he was P21 for the qualies.


With new changes again for Q1 he was again P7 in the round. The car was super easy to drive and had good pace over 5 minutes. For the remaining qualiers, he tested various setup changes as the base setup worked really well. He secured P10 for the A-main with P7/Q1 and P8/Q2 as counting rounds. Michal Orlowski had pace for the A-main as well but after some bad luck he found himself at P16 after the qualies. Elliot Harper had a difficult day of qualifying and was P21 at the end of the day.


For the A-Main, Magnus tested various setup changes and the car had good pace in all the finals to race with the mid field of the final. After some good starts from the back of the grid together with some tight battles he finished the race at P7.


Magnus set up can be found here.

From the Schumacher news post at racing-cars.com

 #discountRCstore #Mi6 #Schumacher #Vassmar

Friday, April 8, 2016

Saturday, April 2, 2016

New from XRAY .. 305242 Drive Shaft Replacement Caps

  •  Ultra-strong composite mixture
  •  Protects diff outdrives
  •  Wear resistant
  •  Increased lifetime

In stock 4/02/16 here


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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Tanner Shaw Dominates 2016 Offroad Challenge

dRC supporter and all around fast guy, Tanner Shaw cleans up at this years 2016 Offroad Challenge; TQ and wins for 2wd Buggy, 2wd Short Course, and Stadium Truck ...

Brilliant effort Tanner; well done !!





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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

dRC Finishes Well at 2016 Carpet Challenge

dRC podiums and finishes strong at this years Carpet Challenge held at MRCR this past weekend. After leading much of the middle part of the 6 minute 2wd Buggy A-main, dRC's Phil Vertrees (2nd) gets tied up in traffic allowing Tanner Shaw to slip by and eventually take the win by 4 seconds. dRC's Mike Krisher and Mark Chernugel finish 4th and 5th respectively.

Great run boys ..!






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Thursday, March 10, 2016

dRC to Sponsor 2016 Offroad Challenge

dRC is proud to sponsor MRCR's 2016 Carpet Offroad Challenge May 20th at Michiana RC Raceway.



Classes:

- 2wd Sportsman*
- 2wd Buggy*
- 2wd Short Course*
- 2wd Stadium Truck*
- 4wd Buggy - Open motor and ESC

* - denotes 17.5 motor limit

Come check out our LAST MAN STANDING competition !
-- Racing with NO turn marshals --
-- Last Man receives Special Prize --

** Last years race lasted over 20 mins! **

Follow the link below, Entries are limited, Lunch provided

2016 CARPET Offroad Challange

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Jeff Whaley Wins at USVTA NATS

dRC supporter and Capt'n Jack Racing pilot, Jeff Whaley podiums USGT with a huge smile on his face. This was Jeff's very first on road event and can normally be seen running oval cars near Indianapolis, IN. We think he's got the bug for on road now after a convincing victory at last weekends USVTA Nats  held at Summit RC Raceway.

Congratulations Jeff..!





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Monday, February 29, 2016

dRC attends the USVTA Nats

dRC had a blast at the USVTA Nats held at Summit RC Raceway this weekend. Qualifying well early on, the team was simply unable to maintain pace as the traction levels inched ever higher - in the end, recording solid C main finishes in VTA and Stock TC with a B Main finish in USGT .. Solid effort boys; we'll get 'em next time!





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Friday, February 26, 2016

This Time, the Truck Wins !

How many times has one of your RC cars come out on the losing end ? If you're like us, probably more times than you can remember. In this hilarious short from weibo.com we get a glimpse into what our toys might like to do to us ;)

 .. enjoy !


Drive Me

Posted by weibo.com

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

dRC gets 'Exposed'

Awesome action shot of dRC's XRAY T4'16 during this years King of the Road Race - Courtesy of James Cole and Exposure Control

Find James at: Exposure Control Photography






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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Martin Hofer Discusses Chassis Building

We found this article a few years ago written by Martin Hofer concerning the Schumacher Mi5 and details the difference in a car (or buggy) that's just built versus one that's built well.. We've taken and paraphrased the important bits for you below. The ideas and methodology presented here apply equally to any surface vehicle you may own and run.

The original article can be found here: Martin Hofer: The importance of 5P 

".. When I first started to do this hobby my cars were like most other’s; they were built … and sort of holding together.

But there is a HUGE difference between a car that is built and a car that is built well.

Not only by the effort you put into the building process but also on track. With a well built car, you will find that you never really suffer from setup issues! It simply works. Everywhere, in every situation, on any tire. My cars (may it have been Mi4, Mi5 or previous ones) were always good right away. This is important as it enables you to focus on your line, the track, tires and tire prep, power package. The list goes on and on.

So what is the difference between a good and a better car, even if the setup might be the same one?

First of all: Binding

Everything NEEDS to move freely. A binding suspension never works. An arm reamer is therefore mandatory. You just need one.

Second but not least important: Slop

Slop, and this I have tested on multiple cars, reduces grip, precision and ultimately corner speed. It also softens the car’s reaction (might make it easier to driver but at the end of the day also slower). But let’s not get carried away. To let you get the maximum out of your car,  here is what I do, when building a new kit / or rebuild my car ahead of / at races:

 When I build my shocks, I always run (the appropriate) drill through the piston holes just to ensure they are (all) perfect in size. I then -> glue the piston to the shaft. Since the shaft is (usually) Ti-Nitrid you can still easily remove the piston if you really need to. With no glue, you will have slop either right away or with time. It might not be much in the shock itself but on the wheel it can be something like 1mm undamped movement -> why use dampers anyway then? You could also use a shim to take the slop out, but I prefer the gluing method as it also reduces the load on the E-clips

As there is no relative movement between hub and pivot pin anymore, you need to ream the holes in the wishbone itself to ensure, the hubs are falling under their own weight.

It takes time but only once, so I classify it as: worth it!

Still on topic: camber links

(When new) the ballcups fit nicely onto the ballstuds. ( However, over time ) when slop occurs, there is an easy way to get rid of it (which again is something I have done to pretty much any car I have ever built like Tamiya, HB, Yokomo, Xray … you name it).



Always take your time with sway bars. they need to be slop free and fall under their own weight. When you have achieved that, you can make sure it’s neutral -> every side lifts off at the same height added to the other side (shocks disconnected, car flat on setup board, droop gauge placed underneath the wishbone (where you measure droop)).

A long to do list. But I promise it’s worth it. Some things might really impact your outright pace, others may be more noticeable in track-to-track-performance. "

Awesome insight Martin.. Thank you for sharing ..!


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Monday, February 22, 2016

Double Deck Astro Offroad Track

Found this video layout on one of our friends pages and thought it worthy of sharing. It's originally from TLR Austria's Facebook page. I absolutely love the upper deck as well as the drop off. Also interesting how careful you'd need to be on the upper deck so as to not fly right off into the ceiling..! Part way through, you'll see a marshal on the right working the topside pretty efficiently.

Enjoy ..!


Friday, February 19, 2016

dRC to Sponsor 2016 ROAR Nationals

The ROAR Nationals is one of the most  sought after and prestigious RC car events conducted in the United States and Canada. They are the ‘center stage’ for drivers from across North America to come together and vie for the title of ROAR National Champion.

Running this year at Valkaria RC; they are a relatively young track located in Valkaria, Florida. They have many years of combined experience, planning, organizing, and racing events.  This track is unique - from the variety of events that they hosted to the volunteers that help make each event successful.

We are honored to sponsor the 2016 ROAR PAVED ON-ROAD NATIONALS !





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Thursday, February 18, 2016

dRC podiums at 2016 King of the Road Race

The annual King of the Road Race was held last weekend at Michiana RC Raceway and always brings out some good local talent. This year was no exception.






After three rounds of tight 17.5 Stock TC qualifying on the small 60'x 36' track, the grid was set for the A main:


  1. Mike Wise - Serpent USA - 46/6:02.091
  2. Brad Mergy - RC America - XRAY T4'16 - 46/6:05.548
  3. Zac Doanthen - dRC.com - XRAY T4'16 - 46/6.05.708
  4. Phil Vertrees - dRC.com - XRAY T4'16 - 45/6.01.464
  5. Adam Bucholtz - Serpent USA - 41/6.05.786



The Main started fast and rough as it took several laps to settle in; although not before claiming the spur gear of dRC's Zac Donathen on lap 23, fully taking him out of contention. In the end, RCA's Brad Mergy would claim victory on the day with his XRAY T4'16 at a pace of 46/6:07.345.


  1. Brad Mergy - RC America
  2. Mike Wise - Serpent USA
  3. Phil Vertrees - dRC.com
  4. Adam Bucholtz - Serpent USA
  5. Zac Donathen - dRC.com - DNF







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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Schumacher U4860 and U4831

Schumacher's just released some new bits that are scheduled in stock here next week:





 Schumacher U4860 Narrow Wheel Hex - Rear - pr

  • Narrow hex fits both the KF2 SE and CAT K2 rear axle.
  • The optional hex reduces the track width by 1.5mm per side
  • Will provide improved traction in low grip conditions.





Schumacher U4831 - Aerial Tube Cap - Black - 6pk

  • That must have bit that you can never find in your pit box! 
  • The cap can be used on regular aerial tubes or roll over masts in 1/12th scale. 
  • Pack of 6 in black.


Find these and many other parts and bits at www.discountRCstore.com 

#discountrcstore #Schumacher #U4831 #U4860

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Attitude and the tracks we race at ..

Greg Vogel of RC Driver Magazine writes a compelling article regarding the seemingly ever devolving attitude we drivers  have about the tracks we race at. This particular article talks about the dirt scene - however in my experience, the same exists for the on road scene as well - " I don't like the carpet", "I hate dots", " This layout sucks .."  It goes on and on and on .. Greg makes a solid point when he writes:

" Offer to help. After all, last time (I) checked no state is overrun with tracks and we don’t have too many to choose from so help keep them around.   .. "

We couldn't agree more .. Read the full article at the link below:

"That track sucks"

Monday, February 15, 2016

Schumacher CAT 98 Driveshaft Conversion

A good friend of the shop had an issue matching some of the currently available Schumacher drive shaft parts to his older, and now Vintage, Schumacher CAT 98. After much time and painstaking research, he's developed a good solution and fix for just that. Find the full write up (with pix and exploded diagrams) at the link below.

Thanks for sharing this with us Jeremy !

Schumacher CAT 98 Driveshaft Conversion (13MB)

dRC on the Grid at this years 2016 Snowbirds

Some  shots of dRC for Mod and Stock Touring during this years 2016 Snowbird Nationals

- Courtesy of  RCActionPics.com






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