My name is Hayely, and I’ve been in and out of the RC hobby but it all started back when I was 16. In my early teens, there was a Thai restaurant my family and I used to go to with an RC car track out back that you could see from the window while eating. I used to watch people racing at night for years until I picked up the hobby myself.
I had a broken Radio Shack car lying around the house and wanted to try and get it back up and running. I was always kind of a tomboy and never really like the girly things. I brought it into my local hobby shop, Hot Rod Hobbies in Santa Clarita, CA and met Jimmy Babcock. Apparently he was a big deal in the RC racing world, I’d soon come to know! They quickly let me know that those cars are not upgradeable or easily fixable (and probably not worth my time to do so!). I was introduced to the Team Associated B3 Buggy team kit and fell in love. My dad bought me the B3 buggy, some entry-level electronics, 1800 mAh NiNH battery, a few decent allen wrenches and I built the kit from the ground up. My friend at the time Britt also got a buggy and we would run our cars around the track at Hot Rod Hobbies and around our neighborhoods. We’d break parts (as we learned was common) and spend time learning about our cars as we fixed them.
As I moved away for college, my cars were packed away in a storage bin and forgot about. It was about 3 years ago that I found my cars again and started learning about the progression that the hobby has made since I first started.
Here are some videos from my channel, to learn more about me and my involvement in RC, check out my website TheRCGirl.com