Let’s face it. The hobby industry has grown to epic proportions. Cars, trucks, motorcycles, airplanes, helicopters, boats, and this doesn’t even address the sub categories. Just in cars alone, there are Drifters, Crawlers, Bouncers, Bashers, Onroad, Offroad, and the list goes on. Then to add to that, there are multiple power platforms in the two main categories, combustible or electric, Solar or Wind, or simply gliding on it’s own. Gasoline, Nitro Methane, are the most prevalent in combustible, while Electric offers everything from Alkaline to Lithium Polymer or LIPO, and everything in between.
Then you need to take into consideration the scale of the vehicle. Many moons ago when I was walking both ways, uphill in the snow to school, there were essentially 12th scale sometimes referred to as 1/12 or 1:12, and there was ¼ scale. Now days, there are 1/24, 1/18, 1/16, 1/12, 1/10, 1/8, 1/7, 1/6, 1/5, ¼, and who knows how many others. Don’t even get me started on the fact that there are no definite Industry standards in place…
It can be very intimidating to someone that is new, or freshly returning to the hobby. If you know anything about the internet, you know that there are just as many opinions as there are people on the internet. I know that I could have said that differently, but I chose to keep it clean for once. So where does the aforementioned begin? Well, don’t get me wrong, the internet IS a great place to find most anything that you would need to know about almost anything, BUT it need to be taken with a grain of salt.
I wish that I had all the correct information all bundled up on one page on the internet, but alas, that just ‘aint gonna happen. What I can do for my readers, is to gather up information from well respected companies and individuals in the form of articles, and videos, and put it in one place. That place being 949 Designs How To pages. I hope that as these pages grow, and with the help of the readers, that we are able to bring some much needed help and guidance to limit the anxiety and frustration that people can experience when researching the hobby.
May your batteries be always full, your tanks topped off, and the conditions first class. Now let’s rock these pages!!!
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