RC Dreamin’

RC Dreamin’

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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Updated: May 9, 2011 — 10:17 AM


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

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

    1. I have often wondered why no real EFI yet

  3. 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.

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

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

  6. 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!

  7. u wouldn’t have to sodder connecters

  8. RPM… Everything!

  9. 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.

    1. I’m not sure anyone was whining.

  10. FREE RC CARS!!

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

  12. Scalers would have a class at the track.

  13. standard plug, standard posts, and hardware

  14. bead lock rims for all cars and no more gluing tires

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

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

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