RC Dreamin’

May 09, 2011 18 Comments by

I had a dream last night. It was a wonderful dream. In this dream I had a pet dragon who could talk and I was the starting power forward for the Celtics, but those weren’t the only points of pure fantasy. In this dream all LiPo batteries used the same balance plugs, all RC vehicles used metric hardware (and all your really needed for any kit were a 2- and 2.5mm hex wrench and a 7mm nut driver), all short course rims had 12mm hexes and the exact same offset and all short course trucks had the same body post locations (any short course body would drop right on any short course truck). You have any similar RC dreams? If you could change anything about RC, what would it be?

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About Matt:I think it’s safe to say I’ve done a little bit of everything in RC. That said, I predominately race off-road and my current passion is short course. One of my all-time favorite classes is oval carpet racing. Besides racing, I can often be found working on one of my many never-complete projects, and it seems I have an ever growing collection of rock crawlers—specifically scale crawlers. Matt’s 5 Hot Topics: Short course, Racing, Scale Builds, Crawling and the General RC Hobby

18 Responses to “RC Dreamin’”

  1. Guga says:

    All gearing data easily acessible for all electric motors, no more trial and error on pinions and spurs…what a dream…

  2. Rossco says:

    standard metric hardware and 1 type of battery plug for all cars, and cheaper prices for kits

  3. Humberto says:

    bead lock rims for all cars and no more gluing tires

  4. Justin Young says:

    standard plug, standard posts, and hardware

  5. dane says:

    Scalers would have a class at the track.

  6. Anonymous says:

    large torx hardware no 2 or 2.5 mm hexes tht will strip torx hhardware doesnt strip.

  7. SAL says:


  8. Cox scorpion kit says:

    We’re living the dream already baby!!!
    Take a good look around and then find yourself a RC car mag from 10 – 20 years ago. RC cars are more awesome and capable then they have ever been and they are cheaper then ever. Take an off the shelf RTR today and compare it to the best of the past- no contest – design, engineering, manufacturing, parts, after market companies, tracks…..
    Get the picture? We have an awesome hobby, don’t whine about having to solder plugs or glue tires.

  9. Morgan says:

    RPM… Everything!

  10. rccarsrule1000 says:

    u wouldn’t have to sodder connecters

  11. Christopher Oswald says:

    I’m just glad we have past the “15 min. timer charger” era. LOL. Thank god “peak” is a more common term than before when it comes to some RTR setups. That is a dream come true!

  12. sono says:

    all of thing said…i race ….so people that can learn how to drive clean and have good sportman ship..yea a dream

  13. Anonymous says:

    That pretty much everything comes with anything RPM makes already in the kit/RTR.

  14. Kenny McCormick says:

    Electric start DOHC four stroke nitro engines came in and told Brushless where it can shove those LIPOs, every car had a reliable reversing three-speed gearbox, and they all had an electric starter that engaged the flywheel and ran off the Rx battery.

  15. Kenny McCormick says:

    Oh, and I forgot to mention, those engines were also EFI. No more screwing with carbs. Fuel in –> Hit button on radio –> play.

  16. Kaleb says:

    Electric bashers with nitro sound and smoke, and a really cheap Traxxas Summit 1/10 scale.

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