Getting Started In RC

Welcome to SHRCCC – Surrey and Hants Radio Control Car Club!

We are a friendly R/C buggy club based in the Surrey and Hants region. We race 1/10th scale 2WD and 4WD off road R/C buggies (Modern and Vintage) and 1/10th scale truggies and trucks on a purpose built AstroTurf racetrack, with lots of jumps for off road fun!

R/C car racing can be a daunting arena to get to grips with, whether you’re an enthusiastic youngster, an adult getting back into the hobby, or starting out for the first time. There is an overwhelming amount of products on offer; chassis, motors, batteries, tools, tyres, the list goes on and on!

With this handy quick start guide, we aim to get you set up with a competitive buggy and all the extra equipment necessary to get you racing without becoming overwhelmed at your first race meeting.

This handy guide has been split into separate articles, each one covering a particular aspect of the hobby.

If you would like to download and keep this guide, the link is below.

Getting Started in RC

We really hope you enjoy racing with us. Now let’s get started!

David Laycock
Editor & SHRCCC Member