Friday5 With Team Driver Shay Brand

Friday5 With Team Driver Shay Brand

On this version of the JConcepts Friday5 we discuss to Georgia group driver, Shay Model!

1. How did you get began in RC? Was it racing immediately, or did you bash automobiles earlier than you discovered concerning the RC race scene?

I obtained began in RC after I was round 8 years outdated. The primary RC automotive I had ever had was a Traxxas T-Maxx that my dad introduced residence randomly someday. We bashed across the yard with it for a short while, after which we discovered about RC racing and that was all it took. We’ve been hooked ever since!

2. In your opinion, what courses have you ever observed that appear to be in a decline? And the way would you attempt to resolve this so there’s extra participation?

I’d say in my native space there was a noticeable decline within the quantity of Truggy entries at a number of the native/regional degree races. I feel that is primarily because of the greater price of 1/8 truck tires vs. buggy tires. There are a number of totally different model tires and plenty of tread patterns, so it may well get fairly costly for the typical racer to try to sustain with altering observe circumstances with all of the choices. One resolution to try to assist this might be to restrict the tread choice for 1/8 truck to only a few key patterns that cowl a broad spectrum and simply persist with these. JC has achieved an awesome job with this with offering the Reflex, Triple Dees, and Ellipse. With these three patterns you’ll be able to cowl just about each racing floor and keep aggressive!

3. When you’ve got been racing for some time now you’ve got in all probability glued up 100s of tires. So what gluing ideas do you’ve got for starting racers?

I’d say the 2 largest components to gluing tires is preserving every thing clear and getting comfy along with your tools. I at all times use pure Easy Inexperienced and a regular blue store towel to wash the bead of the tire. You even have to verify your comfy with the glue you utilize. Discover a viscosity that fits you and keep it up, it makes the method a lot simpler when your used to the glue and know what to anticipate. I personally choose a thinner glue, however no matter you’re feeling extra comfy with is what you need to use.

4. Title one JConcepts product that you simply really feel is neglected by many however you discover it very helpful. It might be a device, tread sample, wing, and so forth.

I’m an enormous fan of the JC Dirt-Tech foam grip for the radio wheel. It’s necessary that your radio feels tremendous comfy in your hand, particularly for these lengthy nitro mains at bigger occasions, so it’s superior that JC gives this as an choice so as to add just a little further customization and luxury to the radio!

5. Title one factor individuals is likely to be shocked to find out about you.

Earlier than I ever obtained into RC racing I needed to race Motocross. I used to be round dust bikes ever since I used to be little, and I even had a detailed cousin that raced as properly. However, sadly my dad and mom didn’t let me get into racing as a result of they didn’t need me to get harm, which is a part of the rationale I ended up in RC racing to start with. However, I nonetheless get pleasure from driving after I’m not on the RC observe and I’ve even gained some RC buddies alongside the way in which that like to trip as properly!

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