Reedy S-Plus Competition Spec Class motors

The right motor in your RC car can make you or break you depending on what you are doing with your car. You may be a racer or you may be a weekend driver. You may have a RC car just for the fun of it. Whatever your reason you do want a top notch motor that is endurable and will last for some time.  A real expert at RC racing will also love the motor that can be modified easily (haven’t found that one yet) Anyway, motors are out here and finding the right one can actually be fun (if looking foir a motor excites you).  We found one  that looks good.

http://www.neobuggy.net/2017/12/13/reedy-s-plus-competition-spec-class-motors/After several months of behind-the-scenes development and track testing, Team Associated have announced the release of the all-new Reedy S-Plus Competition Spec Class motor. The heart of the S-Plus is a thin leg stator that allows shorter wire lengths, resulting in a massive reduction in resistance, a reduction in resistance just above the minimum allowed by R.O.A.R. … See full article… neobuggy.net

Team Associated does have quality accessories for RC cars, trucks and buggys and for me I can never have enough spare parts. I am constaly trying to hybrid stuff. Sometimes I’m successful and other times I’m frustrated, you know what I mean. But because I am so in love with RC cars I have my beer and I go to my garage and I have at it.

http://www.neobuggy.net/2017/12/08/reedy-sonic-866-877-brushless-motors/The Sonic 866, available in 1900kV and 2100kV versions, is designed for 1/8 E-Buggy while its slightly longer brother, the Sonic 877, available in 2000kV only, is intended for 1/8 E-Truggy duty. However, motors are interchangeable between chassis types to create a wide range of performance options suitable for a wide variety of track conditions. … See more…
I’m always looking for a way to go faster and keep control of my car. Sometimes it’s easier said than done. I think I’m good (my kids say i’m not) but sometimes I can get out of control but who dosen’t. Anyway I like tinkering and I like going fast.

 

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RC Cars For Kids | Which RC Cars Do Kids Prefer

Who dosen’t like remote control cars?   I don’t know anyone who does not enjoy watching them move at lightening speed.

The jumps and sharp turns makes anyone feel like they’re inside the car being a daredevil.

It’s pretty cool when a kid gives his or her perspective on driving a rc car because it’s fresh and honest.

Kidsday reporter Evan Grein gives his own review about rc cars for kids.

In the following artice he writes about the different types of rc cars kids prefer. It is short and sweet and to the point:

http://www.newsday.com/lifestyle/family/kidsday/rev-up-the-fun-with-remote-control-cars-1.14178535

Rev up the fun with remote control cars

Remote control cars are fun and exciting for people of all ages. There are many different types of cars, such as monster trucks, drift cars and short course trucks, just to name a few.

The most popular among the younger crowd is the short course truck, or SCT for short. These are popular because they are inexpensive and very durable, and there are a lot of different parts you can get for them. Next are the monster trucks, which are more popular among the adult crowd. They are harder to work on, and they are bigger than the other cars, with tall suspensions; they can go anywhere, and they also remind adults  Read more…

You can see the innocence in the article. He really gets into what a kid likes about remote control cars and in his article he gives adults a subtle jab.

Now comes that arduous journey of findng a decent rc car. Maybe not so arduous but definitely laborious, especially if something good is on TV.

But our little tykes are worth it. Take a peep at what may save you some leg work on looking for a quality rc car:

http://t2conline.com/how-to-find-the-best-rc-auto-toy-for-your-child/

How to Find the Best RC Auto Toy for Your Child

Kids love remote controlled cars because they offer adventure and lots of action. Even better, the kid with the coolest RC car in the gang will instantly become popular!

But RC toys are more than just a way to help our children make new friends; these toys will get them outside, walking and running, playing in the sun, and getting dirty. According to recent studies, our children spend most of their time indoors, losing that precious connection with nature their parents developed as children.

So, if you want to see your kids outside more, find the best RC car for them. But beware: the very cheap models will break very fast spoiling the experience and bringing more frustration than fun. Even more, some of the designs on the market come with advanced technologies that raise the tag price and the maintenance costs.

So which one to choose? See more…

Conclusion:

There are quite a few rc cars on the market that are good for beginning drivers. The same cars can also be fun for the more experienced drivers as well.

Choose carefully and choose wisely my friends when trying to find the best RC car for your little tyke.

 

 

 

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SELF-DRIVING RC CARS WITH TENSORFLOW; RASPBERRY PI OR MACBOOK ONBOARD

You might think that you do not have what it takes to build a self-driving car, but you’re wrong. The mistake you’ve made is assuming that you’ll be controlling a two-ton death machine. Instead, you can give it a shot without the danger and on a relatively light budget. [Otavio] and [Will] got into self-driving vehicles using radio controlled (RC) cars.

[Otavio] slapped a MacBook Pro on an RC car to do the heavy lifting and called it carputer. The computer reads Hall effect sensor data from the motor to establish distance traveled (this can be used to calculate speed) and watches the stream from a webcam perched on the chassis. These two sources are fed into a neural network using TensorFlow. You train the system by driving the vehicle manually through the course a few times and then let it drive itself.

In the video interview below, you get a look at the car and [Otavio] gives commentary on how the system works as we see playback of a few races, including the Sparkfun 2016 Autonomous Vehicle Competition. I apologize for the poor audio, they lost the booth lottery and were next door to an incredibly noisy robot band (video proof) so we were basically shouting at each other. But I think you’ll agree it’s worth it to get a look at the races.

The carputer is certainly a one-off and not the most beginner friendly build to take on. That’s where [Will] comes in. He is on the Donkey Car team. Donkey Car is a standard platform for autonomous vehicles. It’s a combination of about $200 in parts
and some 3D-printed chassis pieces that will get you up and running after about two hours of assembly time. The brain of the Donkey is a Raspberry Pi 3, which we already know will run TensorFlow quite nicely.

The guides the Donkey Car team has put together are a really great start. They don’t sell a kit — it’s still a hacker’s project and we love that. If you have any bumps along the way with the build there’s a Slack channel the team hangs out in and would love to help you through your build. The only other issue is finding a track to test your car.

Have you been working on your own autonomous RC builds? We’d love to hear about them on the tips line!

Source: SELF-DRIVING RC CARS WITH TENSORFLOW; RASPBERRY PI OR MACBOOK ONBOARD