Installing an aftermarket part on your vehicle is ought to be done by a professional, but what if you could do it yourself. Not only will you save some money but you will also learn a thing or two and be able to fix it if any related issues were to occur. This may not be the case with more complicated parts but with add-ons such as the bonnet protector mounting it by yourself is not as hard as you might think if you were to follow simple instructions. Continue reading “Installing a Toyota Bonnet Protector All by Yourself”
There are many hobbies that keep getting underestimated by the general populace, video games, BMX, RC racing and many others. The number of people that don’t know how complex and interesting these hobbies and sports can get is staggering, so I’ve decided to write an introduction to one of them. RC racing, it’s one of the most interesting and fun sports one can think of, racing high speed cars without the danger and skill requirement of actual racing. And don’t be surprised by the fact that most participants are adults, this hobby requires some careful investment, namely you’ll need to know exactly what you’re doing and how much it’s going to cost you in both time and money.
In RC racing there are a few categories based on the power source of the vehicle and its type. The power used in RC racing are two primary sources, electric and nitro. Electric cars are the most common you’ll find out there, they’re powerful and can go a fairly long distance depending on the battery and receiver transmitter set up you have. As for nitro, it’s as simple as miniaturising your standard car engine to work on a 1/10 or 1/8 scale which is a fairly difficult design to get right on many different sizes and shapes only allowing for certain vehicle types to use this sort of power source. Continue reading “An Introduction to RC Car Racing”
A hobby is something most people could use in their life, it helps with focus and gives you something to do and most importantly of all is something you enjoy doing. There are more than a few hobbies out there, especially in Australia where people have a lot of free time due to the long days and short nights. Hobbies that involve construction and creation are some of the most popular specifically, going DIY on your own home and building things that would be practically useful.
However, not all creative hobbies involve making some piece of furniture or practical object. Some hobbies are simply there for the satisfaction of the participant in making something they love. Scaled model building is one of these hobbies, it’s essentally taking something from real life and scaling it down to a certain size. There are many objects people and vehicles that have been modeled after, from vast militaries to old and modern cars. What started out as educational toys that were meant to let people familiarise themselves with a certain vehicle or machine have been popularised to more than the intended audiance.
There are vehicles that have earned their titles through various trials and tribulations that would destroy your average sedan. One vehicle tested in fire is the Toyota Hilux which has been likened to the AK-47 (although the ones you usually see on the people driving in the Hiluxes usually have the 49 variant that has a stamped receiver) which puts it in the category of extremely resilient vehicles that have been put to the test. Due to this resilience and durability it’s also a fairly popular vehicle in Australia, the most popular in fact, from 2012 to recent day the Hilux has reigned supreme in the 4×4 market both in total vehicle sails and in the modifications for said vehicle. Continue reading “The Best Mods to Install on a Hilux”
Getting into a hobby is something that doesn’t only take a bit of dedication but also a lot of knowledge on the subject matter of said hobby, the terminology, the equipment and the different processes and rituals all need to be observed and practiced by beginners. One such hobby is RC car racing which has many forms, and going for the general description of the hobby is simply useless since an off road RC racer will have a different idea to an RC drifter, so what you first need to look for are the different types of RC’s and how they differ in mechanics, rules and environment. The type of racing is based on the type of RC car one might have at their disposal, so to choose what type of racing you’ll be doing you’ll also have to choose the type of RC you’ll be using. Continue reading “A Beginner’s Guide to RC Cars and Their Variations”
Australia is known for its vast outback which has such a varying landscape that you could be in a lush rain forest one day and on large sand dunes the next. But how exactly do most people get there, how do people prepare for such a long and arduous task? Well there are many different things to consider, the vehicle for one you should have a 4WD for the trip. It’s a bad idea to go through the outback in an ordinary car since the dirt roads are simply too difficult for a 2WD vehicle. And even with a 4WD drive you’ll need a few modifications to ensure that your vehicle will be ready for every situation that you may come upon on your journey.