F1 RC Cars - 2012 Grand Prix Du Canada
Photos, video highlight and race results. A race to remember with 17 f1 rc cars racing simultaneously.
YouTube 17 F1 RC Car Race Event Highlight
See 17 cars battle it out simultaneously on the indoor asphalt track of JP Raceway. The sound you hear is not sound effects. It is the nitro engine of a Kyosho KF01 racing against electric F1 cars.
Thank you to Allan Fernando for taking the video.
A record breaking 17 F1 r/c cars took the grid for a fun filled Saturday afternoon of Formula One racing. A big welcome to new racers Ted, Chito, Waxie, Miles, Romel, Rodil and Roldan.
Photo: 10 different chassis in the race. Tamiya (F103LM, F103, F104, F104W, F104WGP), 3Racing (F109, FGX), Cross CF01 and Kyosho (KF01 nitro, LeMans R89c).
It was nice to see off-road racers join. And their beautiful F1 bodies win the concours for the event.
Photo: Ferrari F60 of Miles and Vodafone McLaren of Chito. Both tie for concours win.
Photo: Old versus new. The Ferrari 312T3 and the Ferrari F60.
Photo: There are plenty of Ferrari Formula One radio control cars on sale. The 1/10 Tamiya Ferrari 312T3 on an F103 chassis (200mm wide) and a 1/10 Tamiya Ferrari F60 on an F104 (180mm) wide chassis.
What would make the race exciting is the 1/10 Kyosho KF01 nitro powered Formula One car. Will it be able to beat the electrics? This will be a good answer to electric vs. nitro.
Photo: 1/10 Kyosho KF01 of Waxie Joaquin. Powered by a .09 2-stroke nitro engine, 2-speed transmission and disk brake.
Photo: 1/10 Tamiya F104 of Carlos with home made aerodynamic undertray bits. For more downforce and stability.
Pictured: Not something we see everyday. A vintage Kyosho F1 radio control car of Rodil. The tires were oblong after 20 years but still put up 24 second laptimes. What I love it the chassis replicates a true Formula One chassis with inboard shock absorbers and sealed gearbox transmission.
Happy to see the nitro F1 of Waxie was right in the middle and on pace with a 19.26 sec lap.
Photo: Tamiya F104 electric versus Kyosho KF01 nitro Formula 1 remote controlled cars. Credit: Dan Cortez
New faces Ted Flores finished 4th, Chito Detabali 6th, Romel Gellado 8th, and Miles Bautista 9th. They are fast and will be tough competitors.
The battle for third was equally exciting. Ted taking the 3rd place over Chito by just 2 seconds.
The 3Racing FGX Formula 1 r/c car joined the final race. Whilst the independent rear suspension gave lots of mechanical grip, the FGX was 110 grams heavier and was off the racing pace. And eventually pulled out of the race with radio glitching problems.
It was also the best finish of the nitro Kyosho KF01 in 9th place. This was with two pit stops for fuel and running in first gear as the 2nd gear failed to engage for the entire event.
F1 RC Cars 2012 Canadian GP Overall Result
Congratulations to Allan Colico for winning the 2012 Grand Prix Du Canada. 2nd was Jygs Tiangco. And the final podium position went to a tiebreaker. In the end it was 11 year old girl driver Porsha Mangilit taking 3rd position.
Photo: Jygs Tiangco (2nd), Allan Colico (Winner), Porsha Mangilit (3rd). Great racing guys and gal!
The season is still long, every position is up for grabs.
Thanks to Roldan Cortez for the photos and Kenichi for the video. Thanks to all the racers and see you at the next race.
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