Track size approximately 60 metres x 45 metres.
The track layout is run anti-clockwise and the surface consists of dirt, concrete, paving stones, Astro-turf.
Lap times are 39-44 seconds depending upon layout.
RC4 decoder with BBK timing system and live timing at www.hnmc.co.uk/live
Track size approximately 31 metres x 27 metres
The track layout is run anti-clockwise as standard. The surface consists of astro-turf with a sandy earth base layer.
Lap times are 21-26 seconds depending upon layout.
RC4 decoder with BBK timing system and live timing at www.hnmc.co.uk/electric.
Track size approximately 60m x 10m, located between the race tracks, with a new section above the 1/10th track.
The main route is laid out left to right, and has two numbered sections, starting in the bottom left corner, with many natural and man made obstacles to drive on and over.
There are multiple sub routes, so obstacles can be sessioned. The driving surface is a mix of sand/mud, rocks and wood work.
Lap times are as long as you make them, no decoder required. Just be careful where you step as the ground can be slippery and is off camber.
Herts Nitro Model Club, Westmill Farm, Ware SG12 0ES
Located near Ware and Hertford in Hertfordshire close to the A10 dual carriageway.
15 mins from A1(M) J4 or J7 15 mins from M25 J25 20 mins from M11 J7
Oscar Piastri had a similar path to Lewis Hamilton into F1. From RC Racing to Karts to single seater. Here is an interesting podcast with Oscar Piastri discussing his move from RC to F1.
It might be on-road racing - but this 40min documentary is a great insight into all RC racing. Harley, who is featured in this film is a regular on our 10th track - she is as super quick off-road as she is on-road!
RC racing is not only a fun and exciting hobby; it can give racers great insight into Motorsport in general. Lewis Hamilton started racing with RC buggys at our club while more recently avid 1/12th racer Mark Stiles moved into F1. Mark now works at Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team as a Composite and Mechanical Design Engineer. Mark describes RC racing as Motorsport in miniature with so many transferrable skills - car architecture, terminology, vehicle dynamics and car setup knowledge. Knowing how components work and how they affect the car is very important. Plus you're in a competitive environment, dealing with pressure, collaborating with others; all in a social setting. Our hobby is therefors very good for personal development and if you want to work in the motor racing industry - invaluable.