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« on: December 08, 2008, 07:57:38 PM »

Hmmm...

From what I know, cars are the most common of RC items.  I have seen more RC Car owners than RC plane or heli or boat owners.  But I am unable to figure out why there is so little discussion about Cars on this site  Huh?

I wanted to assure everyone that this site is for all RC hobbies, although there seems to be more activity so far about the airborne variety.  That is just a coincidence  Wink

So all RC car owners in Qatar, make this your home and post/discuss more  Clap
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2008, 09:49:24 AM »

Hmmm, where is all the support for the RC Car owners in Qatar?
If it wasn't for the resourceful bunch that built the track in the first place, this would be a dying hobby here in Qatar.
Without the contribution, resources and effort from a few determined people who enjoy RC, there would be no track at all.
There has been a constant plea in Qatar to establish a permanent location and track for all to use, but this has fallen on deaf ears for a long time.
The Qatar Scientific club has eventally built a track, but the question remains as to why they did not consult with the enthusiasts behind the hobby to build something worthwhile. One only has to look at what has been built in Kuwait & Dubai, with club membership to fully appreciate what it is that all the RC car owners are hoping will one day happen here in Qatar.
Why not develop the hobby with support from the local hobby shops and build a decent race track and sometime in the future there could be an international series of racing between clubs located around the middle east and possibly the world.
I am sure you would all agree!!
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2008, 08:56:26 PM »

Hi leslier -

Great to hear from a car owner after a long while.  I hope you do understand that this website has no affiliation/connection with any hobby shops or the QSC. 

And I totally agree that neither the QSC nor the local hobby shops are doing anything to promote cars.  If they are doing it, then the news is not getting to the right people.

I do remember that in the golden days of Pro Hobbies, they used to arrange races with prices at one of the local stadiums, and you could see pictures of the winners on their walls.  The first price was usually a pretty expensive car  Shocked

Let us hope that the Pro and all other hobby shops start doing more to promote this hobby.

My reason for starting this thread was mostly around, "why are people not discussing their issues, questions etc around using cars".  Or things like "what car have you liked the most so far" and so on.

Once I witnessed a QSC organized event where all RC models (except boats) were being demonstrated at the Qatar Foundation.  There were many types and sizes of cars, and fun races between them.  So I think QSC is also doing something, but not enough.

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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2008, 01:17:22 PM »

Hi Anwar,

It is a shame that no-one appreciates what it is that a few individuals have put together at their own personal cost.
There is a great bunch of guys that get together every friday and enjoy the hobby to the best of our ability.
The reason no-one uses the forum is we discuss what we have at the track. In the beginning there was use of the forum as a means of a plea to anyone listening to try and establish some sort of support, but that never materialised. Now we get together and discuss what we have and think at the track.
As for what car, you only need look at the local shops to realise that choice is not a key word by any means. You are completely limited to what they have and unless you like traxxas,hpi or kyosho then you have nothing.
If you do like them, then all you need to do is look at the pricing. Its absurd!!!
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2008, 10:50:23 PM »

Hi Leslier -

I think everyone appreciates what these few individuals have put together ! Clap  I am not sure why you feel it is going un-noticed and un-appreciated.  Now the authorities are a different story, as they are working from within several confines. 

Don't know much about cars, but one QSC technical staff member (of the aviation wing) once told me that they have been trying for a long time for official sanction to fly electric models under 1KG anywhere in Doha (obviously in open spaces away from crowds/structures).  But they have not got the go ahead yet, so it is not that the QSC can make things happen right away.

In other countries, it is the club members who join together in coming up with resources for their clubs.  So I am wondering why can't many of the car enthusiasts build a better track somewhere else ?  I am assuming it is a dirt track like the current one (but bigger/better), with no paving required.

I am sure people will pitch in once some one takes the initiative and issues a rallying cry......  Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2008, 11:05:38 PM »

If you are looking for suggestions about possible locations, I would recommend the area where we fly near Wakra  (please see this thread for directions:  http://rcqatar.com/rc-in-qatar/al-wakrah-rc-flying-field/ ).  It is about 15 minutes from the Airport area, and is secluded.   People do bring in and play with their full-size buggys there now.

You can build a big track there, and there are some natural elevation features on the desert ground, so that you can make your cars jump etc.  I suggest some of you to visit the area and pick a suitable location  :Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2008, 10:06:21 AM »

Looking at the last post, about the flying club get together location near Al Wakra, are there any HPI Baja 5B guys interested in getting together to take a look at it? The offer is there ... RC is RC ... whether car, chopper, planes etc. At the moment a few of us head to Sealine dunes on a weekly basis to race Baja 5B SS cars.
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