Book – Essential Off-road RC Racer’s Guide


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Paperback book – 330 pages, full colour.

“Highly recommend. If you want to get faster and have more fun, don’t buy titanium ball studs, buy this book.” – Rob McLean.
More customer reviews are at the bottom of this page.

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A complete guide to electric radio control Off-road vehicles (1/10 scale Stock/Modified and 1/8 scale). It contains everything you need to know from basic how-to guides to advanced techniques used by world champions. Everything you need to drive faster is in this book whether you’re a beginner, club racer or pro driver. Step-by-step guides, advice for every setup option, checklists, and more.

Driving faster is a process:

  • Determine the fastest racing lines around a particular track – we show you how
  • Changing the setup of your car so it is easy to drive those lines quickly – comprehensive advice
  • Practising driving those lines – most effective use of practice time

We provide you with the information you need to fast track your success, whether racing or bashing. This essential addition to your pit space is packed full of information that will give you the edge, in an easy to read format with examples:

  • Step-by-step guides
  • Advice for every setup option
  • Checklists
  • Troubleshooting
  • Case studies
  • Quick reference material

With Pro Tips from IFMAR World Champions

  • Bruno Coelho (2-time 4WD winner).
  • Billy Easton (2WD winner).

More Details

  • Every car setting from A-Z (Ackermann to Wings); what they do, how they work, effects and advice (96 pages).
  • How to drive faster. Includes setup theory, fast driving tutorial, and how to apply this theory to any track (35 pages).
  • Every aspect of jumping. Includes how to optimise your jumps for fast lap times (17 pages).
  • Tyres: track surface terminology, tyre selection criteria with examples, tyre guide, gluing, inserts, direction, additive, warmers, balancing and more (28 pages).
  • Case studies for clay, packed dirt, dirt, astroturf and carpet. Describes actual race meetings, and how skilled drivers approached their setup, what changes they made and the results. Setups of world champions, European champions, US champions and national champions of many other countries (70 pages).
  • Quick reference checklists. Covers all of the common problems and situations you might encounter. Car is spinning out? Wanders on the straight? Doesn’t have enough steering? Hard landings? Won’t jump far enough? Flips over? We’ve got you covered (19 pages).
  • Tech Talks by Ray Munday (2WD & 4WD Australian Champion).
  • Beginner’s guide.
  • Covers all motors and speeds from 21.5T to the fastest Modified motors.
  • Vehicles include:
      • 2WD and 4WD Buggy (1/10).
      • Short Course Trucks and Stadium Trucks (1/10).
      • 1/8 scale eBuggy and eTruggy.


“The detail is better than anything I have seen, described in a way that makes sense, with things I can try in my driving. Any racer that wants to be competitive should read this book.” Guns RC


This product is a paperback book. If you’d prefer the eBook you can buy it here.

If you’d like both the book and eBook then – as an option – you can add the eBook to your order here at a significant discount. You must order the physical book to qualify for the discounted eBook.

Additional information

Weight .635 kg
Dimensions 22.86 × 15.24 × 2.2 cm