How does a RC Rock Crawler differ from other RC vehicles?

If you compare a Mercedes Benz limousine in miniature format with an RC crawler, numerous differences can immediately be seen. This is especially due to the fact that RC or Rock Crawlers were developed for off-road fun. First of all, most people probably notice that the tires of the remote controlled crawler are not only very large, but also very far apart. This results in a very large ground clearance, which serves to protect the vehicle. Even if the RC crawler flits over sharp or sharp-edged stones, the underbody is not damaged.

Furthermore, chassis and tires are designed for power and less for speed. Because to conquer hilly terrain, an RC Crawler does not have to be able to drive fast, but must have a lot of power. That is why RC crawlers normally show a sluggish and slow driving style, with which they can overcome any obstacle. Just like cars can be divided into small cars, limousines or station wagons, crawlers can also be divided into subgroups. For example, an RC crawler truck is a truck that can drive over hills and stones without any problems.

By the way: Although the name of a crawler truck reminds of an RC crawler truck, a truck does not look like a truck, but rather like an off-road vehicle. The Jeep Wrangler model is a very good example of this type of RC or rock crawler.

Who should enjoy the RC Crawler?

The person for whom the RC or Rock Crawler is intended is, of course, a decisive factor for the purchase. Because a toy that is intended for children from 4 years of age has to meet completely different requirements than a vehicle that is of interest to lovers of model making. The following table clearly shows the differences between toys and collector’s models:

RC Crawler for kidsRC Crawler as a collector’s item
BuildingReady-to-Run ModelKit
DriveElectric motor with batteries or accumulatorPetrol engine or powerful electric motor
True to scale reproduction?Scale does not matterCrawler should be manufactured as a true to scale replica
MaterialPlasticMetal
Maximum speedOnly a few km/hUp to 40 km/h

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This table shows very well that scale replicas have little in common with RC crawlers for playing. If you want to buy a RC crawler to build it yourself, you should be aware that building it yourself takes a lot of time. It is also worthwhile to have a little expertise. Although the crawler set usually comes with a manual, it is not always possible to see all the steps of building a crawler. But if you are willing to invest some time, a rock crawler kit will teach you exactly where the controller is, what parts the body is made of and what the difference is between an electric and a gasoline engine. When choosing the scale you have different options, ranging from very large models to small cars that you can easily put in the showcase. The following scales are considered particularly popular among racing enthusiasts:

  • 1:8
  • 1:10
  • 1:14
  • 1:16
  • 1:18
  • 1:24
  • 1:48

The bigger the model, the stronger the motor must be: If you are not sure whether a remote controlled crawler with a gasoline engine is better than a rock crawler with an electric motor, you should consider the weight and size of the crawler. The bigger the model in question, the more power the engine must have. For a model in scale 1:24 an electric motor is quite sufficient. For a 1:10 or 1:8 scale model, it is better to choose a combustion engine.

Rc Results

The LRP Touring Car Masters place in Germany next weekend, there are 270 drivers from allover the world and most top drivers will be present (Hara, Masami, Spashett, Adachi, Baker, Tosolini, Leino, etc.). Here is the official LRP Touring Car Masters Live Website. This page is specially set up for the race in Eppelheim, you’ll get the latest news, facts, rumours, laptimes and pictures directly from the event. The site will be updated after every round, so it just like you would be there yourself… LIVE

Minnreg

T2 Touring Stock C Main
Position Name Car Laps Time Avg MPH
1 Art Scarvelli 19 5:12.23 14.10
2 Mike Armstrong 19 5:13.70 14.04
3 Barry Shapiro 18 5:14.47 13.26
4 Joe Dillon 17 5:04.53 12.94
5 Bobby Llantin 16 5:18.69 11.63
Lap Times
Lap No Art Scarvelli Mike Armstrong Barry Shapiro Joe Dillon Bobby Llantin
Pos-Time Pos-Time Pos-Time Pos-Time Pos-Time
1 2-17.1 1-15.6 4-19.6 3-18.9 5-29.4
2 2-17.0 1-16.6 3-18.1 4-20.2 5-18.8
3 2-16.1 1-16.2 3-17.1 4-16.5 lapped
4 2-16.2 1-16.8 4-21.0 3-17.1 5-21.0
5 2-15.8 1-16.1 4-17.2 3-17.3 5-18.7
6 2-16.0 1-16.2 4-16.8 3-17.3 5-17.6
7 2-16.4 1-16.1 4-16.1 3-16.7 5-19.5
8 2-16.1 1-15.7 4-17.1 3-17.1 5-18.6
9 2-15.8 1-15.8 lapped 3-18.9 5-17.8
10 2-16.2 1-16.9 4-19.3 3-18.0 lapped
11 2-17.8 1-17.4 4-19.7 lapped 5-22.8
12 2-15.6 1-16.2 4-16.1 3-19.0 5-18.1
13 1-16.6 2-18.2 3-16.7 4-17.7 5-16.5
14 1-15.8 2-16.2 3-15.9 4-22.7 5-19.6
15 1-16.6 2-16.4 3-16.7 4-16.4 5-17.9
16 1-16.2 2-16.3 3-16.6 4-16.0 5-20.2
17 1-16.3 2-16.4 3-16.3 4-17.2 lapped
18 1-17.0 2-17.1 3-16.9 4-16.9 5-21.5
19 1-16.6 2-16.7 3-16.6 lapped 5-19.9
Avg LapTime 16.379 16.468 17.433 17.876 19.869
Total Laps 19 @ 5:12.23 19 @ 5:13.70 18 @ 5:14.47 17 @ 5:04.53 16 @ 5:18.69

Last Updated: Sun Apr 16 21:37:56 EDT 2000

Sportsman Touring Heat #2 Round #1

SpeedLine Hobbies5202001May 20, 2001

Sportsman Touring Heat #2 Round #1
Position Name Car Laps Time
1 ryan harris 18 5:05.22
2 drew defrancesco 17 5:11.59
3 ryan rhodes 17 5:18.27
4 brandon laurich 14 5:19.96
5 chris socias 12 4:21.59
Lap Times
Lap No ryan harris drew defrancesco ryan rhodes brandon laurich chris socias
Pos-Time Pos-Time Pos-Time Pos-Time Pos-Time
1 1-17.1 2-19.1 3-19.8 5-23.4 4-22.5
2 1-17.2 2-17.7 3-20.3 4-23.2 5-25.1
3 1-17.4
2-16.9
3-17.6 lapped 4-20.2
4
1-16.3
2-18.6 3-20.2 5-22.5 lapped
5 1-17.3 2-18.3 3-19.7 5-23.1 4-20.6
6 1-16.5 2-17.5 lapped 5-25.5 4-22.5
7 1-16.5 2-18.1 3-24.4 lapped 4-21.5
8 1-17.1 2-17.3 3-17.5 5-22.3 lapped
9 1-16.5 2-18.6 3-18.7 5-24.0
4-19.8
10 1-17.1 2-20.0 3-19.2 5-22.5 4-20.0
11 1-17.2 2-17.7 3-17.2 lapped 4-22.9
12 1-16.8 2-18.2 3-18.0 5-22.0 4-21.0
13 1-16.8 2-18.9 3-17.7 5-22.6 lapped
14 1-17.2 lapped 3-17.3
5-21.0
4-22.7
15 1-16.8 2-19.6 3-17.4 lapped 4-22.2
16 1-16.8 2-18.8 3-17.2 5-22.7 lapped
17 1-16.9 2-17.6
3-16.6
4-23.3 lapped
18 1-16.8 2-17.9 3-18.7 4-21.4 lapped
Avg LapTime 17.678 18.282 18.818 22.25 25.433
Total Laps 18 @ 5:05.22 17 @ 5:11.59 17 @ 5:18.27 14 @ 5:19.96 12 @ 4:21.59


Last Updated: Sun May 20 11:36:48 GMT+00:00 2001

Sportsman Touring Heat #2 Round #2

SpeedLine Hobbies5202001May 20, 2001

Sportsman Touring Heat #2 Round #2
Position Name Car Laps Time
1 ryan rhodes 18 5:04.31
2 ryan harris 18 5:04.76
3 drew defrancesco 17 5:15.43
4 brandon laurich 14 5:23.92
5 chris socias 3 0:27.60
Lap Times
Lap No ryan rhodes ryan harris drew defrancesco brandon laurich chris socias
Pos-Time Pos-Time Pos-Time Pos-Time Pos-Time
1 2-17.1 1-16.7 3-18.9 4-22.2 5-22.8
2 lapped lapped lapped lapped
1-2.3
3 3-18.7 2-16.5 4-18.8 5-25.1 1-2.3
4 3-17.7 2-16.5 4-19.3 lapped lapped
5 2-16.8 1-16.5 3-18.0 5-23.8 lapped
6 2-16.6 1-16.6 3-18.8 4-23.6 lapped
7 2-16.9 1-16.6 3-17.6 lapped lapped
8 2-16.6 1-16.3 3-20.4 4-22.2 lapped
9 2-16.7 1-16.8 lapped 4-23.0 lapped
10 2-16.4 1-16.3 3-17.8 4-23.5 lapped
11 2-16.5 1-17.0 3-17.7 lapped lapped
12 2-17.1 1-16.3 3-22.3 4-25.1 lapped
13 2-17.1 1-16.6 3-17.7
4-20.6
lapped
14 2-16.6
1-16.2
3-18.0 4-21.8 lapped
15 2-16.6 1-18.4 3-17.7 lapped lapped
16 2-16.6 1-17.2 3-17.8 4-21.4 lapped
17 2-16.5 1-16.7 3-18.6 4-21.6 lapped
18
1-16.0
2-19.9 3-17.7 4-22.7 lapped
Avg LapTime 17.994 16.906 18.506 22.529 101.567
Total Laps 18 @ 5:04.31 18 @ 5:04.76 17 @ 5:15.43 14 @ 5:23.92 3 @ 0:27.60


Last Updated: Sun May 20 13:06:40 GMT+00:00 2001

Pro Stock Touring Top Ten Qualifiers

SpeedLine Hobbies5202001May 20, 2001

Pro Stock Touring
Heats

Position Name Laps Time
1 rafael angulo 19 5:08.26
2 randy rhodes 19 5:15.10
3 adrian martinez 18 5:01.82
4 chris harris 18 5:04.90
5 ike lopez 18 5:07.88
6 floyd holton 18 5:16.06
7 mark tickles 17 5:13.69
8 chris hazel 16 5:03.27
9 tripp 16 5:07.55
10 michael nix 15 5:07.25

Last Updated: Sun May 20 13:22:44 GMT+00:00 2001

Pro Stock Touring Heat #1 Round #1

SpeedLine Hobbies5202001May 20, 2001

Pro Stock Touring Heat #1 Round #1
Position Name Car Laps Time
1 rafael angulo 19 5:13.54
2 ike lopez 18 5:07.88
3 floyd holton 17 5:03.01
4 tripp 16 5:13.56
5 michael nix 15 5:07.25
Lap Times
Lap No rafael angulo ike lopez floyd holton tripp michael nix
Pos-Time Pos-Time Pos-Time Pos-Time Pos-Time
1 1-16.8 2-17.3 3-17.7 4-19.5 5-20.4
2 1-16.0
2-16.5
3-17.7 4-20.1 5-19.9
3 1-16.5 2-16.7
3-16.7
4-17.9
5-19.7
4
1-15.8
2-16.8 3-16.9 4-20.4 5-20.4
5 1-16.1 2-18.2 3-17.0 4-18.2 lapped
6 1-16.1 2-16.6 3-18.4 lapped 5-19.7
7 1-16.1 2-16.6 3-17.2 4-18.6 5-20.0
8 1-16.0 2-16.8 3-17.3 4-18.2
5-19.3
9 1-16.2 2-17.4 3-17.3 4-18.8 5-19.3
10 1-15.8 2-16.7 3-16.8 4-18.1 5-20.8
11 1-20.5 2-17.6 3-17.1 4-19.1 lapped
12 1-16.4 2-17.2 3-17.4 4-18.7 5-20.3
13 1-16.2 2-17.3 3-17.5 4-18.9 5-21.9
14 1-16.2 2-16.9 3-20.4 lapped 5-19.9
15 1-16.0 2-17.1 lapped 4-21.2 5-20.5
16 1-16.3 2-17.3 3-21.9 4-20.0 lapped
17 1-16.6 2-16.8 3-17.4 4-26.2 5-23.5
18 1-16.4 2-17.3 3-17.5 lapped 5-20.9
19 1-16.5 lapped lapped 4-18.7 lapped
Avg LapTime 16.168 16.833 18.441 19.238 20.433
Total Laps 19 @ 5:13.54 18 @ 5:07.88 17 @ 5:03.01 16 @ 5:13.56 15 @ 5:07.25

Last Updated: Sun May 20 11:45:59 GMT+00:00 2001

On Road Legends Top Ten Qualifiers

SpeedLine Hobbies5202001May 20, 2001

On Road Legends
Heats

Position Name Laps Time
1 jeff freitas 15 5:04.13
2 john grant 15 5:06.51
3 vern mast 14 5:17.82
4 dan rivers 14 5:19.95
5 joel johns 13 5:03.13
6 vern carmack 12 5:41.05
7 michael miller 9 4:23.36

Last Updated: Sun May 20 12:48:20 GMT+00:00 2001

Pro Stock Touring Heat #2 Round #2

SpeedLine Hobbies5202001May 20, 2001

Pro Stock Touring Heat #2 Round #2
Position Name Car Laps Time
1 adrian martinez 18 5:01.82
2 randy rhodes 18 5:02.51
3 chris harris 18 5:06.92
4 mark tickles 17 5:13.69
5 chris hazel 14 5:11.12
Lap Times
Lap No adrian martinez randy rhodes chris harris mark tickles chris hazel
Pos-Time Pos-Time Pos-Time Pos-Time Pos-Time
1 1-16.6 2-16.7 3-17.3 5-17.6
4-17.5
2 1-16.0 2-16.2 3-16.8 4-17.8 5-18.0
3 2-16.6
1-15.9
3-16.7 5-19.9 4-17.7
4 2-16.0 1-16.3 3-17.1
5-17.0
4-18.0
5 2-15.9 1-15.9 3-16.6 5-19.4 4-17.5
6
1-15.7
2-16.2 3-17.2 5-18.0 4-17.5
7 1-16.7 2-19.9 3-16.7 5-18.4 4-17.9
8 1-16.5 2-17.6 3-16.8 5-17.6 4-19.5
9 1-16.9 2-16.5
3-16.5
lapped 4-17.9
10 1-16.6 2-16.0 3-16.8 5-18.7 lapped
11 1-15.9 2-17.5 3-17.2 5-19.1 4-19.5
12 1-16.3 2-16.5 3-16.7 5-17.6 4-18.1
13 1-16.8 2-16.5 3-17.3 4-18.4 lapped
14 1-16.5 2-16.0 3-17.8 4-20.2 lapped
15 1-16.9 2-16.7 3-17.4 4-17.8 lapped
16 1-22.0 2-18.1 3-17.0 4-18.0 5-74.3
17 1-16.5 2-16.9 3-17.0 4-18.0 5-17.6
18 1-16.6 2-16.3 3-17.0 4-19.3 5-19.3
Avg LapTime 17.422 16.761 17.283 17.794 21.557
Total Laps 18 @ 5:01.82 18 @ 5:02.51 18 @ 5:06.92 17 @ 5:13.69 14 @ 5:11.12


Last Updated: Sun May 20 13:22:40 GMT+00:00 2001

Sportsman Touring Heat #1 Round #2

SpeedLine Hobbies5202001May 20, 2001

Sportsman Touring Heat #1 Round #2
Position Name Car Laps Time
cole harris 17 5:09.27
pete peterson 16 5:15.43
vern carmack 16 5:17.93
justin carmack 13 5:26.05
kyle carmack 9 3:35.40
Lap Times
Lap No cole harris pete peterson vern carmack justin carmack kyle carmack
Pos-Time Pos-Time Pos-Time Pos-Time Pos-Time
1 1-18.4 3-19.8 2-19.6 4-21.2 5-24.5
2 1-18.0 3-19.4 2-18.7 5-26.6 4-21.8
3 1-18.7 3-18.9 2-19.4 5-22.4 4-23.3
4 1-18.4
3-18.5
2-18.1 lapped 4-21.8
5 1-18.1 3-21.1 2-19.2 5-22.4 lapped
6 1-17.6 3-19.4 2-19.7 5-24.6 4-22.6
7 1-17.2 3-19.5 2-19.0
5-20.4
4-19.6
8 1-18.7 2-18.9 3-30.7 4-27.5 lapped
9 1-22.4 2-23.8 lapped lapped 5-34.6
10 1-17.2 2-19.4 3-20.8 4-21.8 5-23.4
11 1-17.5 2-19.3 3-21.0 4-23.7 5-23.4
12 1-17.4 2-18.8
3-17.9
4-25.5 lapped
13 1-18.4 lapped 3-18.5 lapped lapped
14 1-17.8 2-19.1 3-18.7 4-25.4 lapped
15 1-18.2 2-19.5 3-18.2 lapped lapped
16
1-16.7
2-19.2 3-18.7 4-33.5 lapped
17 1-17.7 2-19.9 3-18.8 4-30.4 lapped
Avg LapTime 18.141 19.325 13.462 24.262 36.222
Total Laps 17 @ 5:09.27 16 @ 5:15.43 16 @ 5:17.93 13 @ 5:26.05 9 @ 3:35.40


Last Updated: Sun May 20 12:57:17 GMT+00:00 2001