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Welcome to the 1/5th Scale Large Scale On-Road Section, known as 1/5th Scale LS Racing.
This is the most realistic form of racing compared to real size touring cars both in terms of handling and technical aspect.
1/5th Scale Cars are run on tarmac tracks. They run 23cc 2 Stroke Engines, similar to strimmer engines. They are rear wheel drive driven and have a single speed clutch & diff set up. Running 4 wheel disc brakes, normally hydraulic based but also cable based depending on brand.
The great thing about 1/5th Scale Cars is that you can get full competition, aluminium & carbon based cars or you can also get the highly popular FG Mini Car, which is a stripped down, shorter wheel based 1/5th Scale Car, which is great for beginners or those on a budget.
This scale of R/C Racing is all about having fun, racing with a smile and learning as much as possible among fellow racers. With tracks all around the UK & Northern Ireland, its easy to find a track near you.
The Large Scale Off Road (LSOR) of the BRCA is one of the newest sections and covers the largest scale of off road model vehicles on the market with BRCA affiliated clubs throughout the country.
Our national race series is open to any make of off road vehicle whether that is two or four wheel drive, 23, 26 or 30cc petrol powered. Brakes on our petrol powered models can be a single layshaft rear brake, hydraulic or air brakes front and rear which all help to stop the large scale cars which are capable of speeds in excess of 50mph from their two stroke petrol primed engines.
As a rule the top end kits are complete with everything apart from radio gear, engine and fuel. Ready to run kits are also available with everything apart from fuel making large scale off road racing available to all. All models can be modified as and when needed to the drivers specification.
The BRCA national series runs throughout the summer months normally from March until October with our drivers visiting all four corners of the country. When the national series is over the majority of the clubs then run interclub meetings over the winter months, giving you all year round off road racing.
Within the national series the BRCA run four classes, 2 wheel drive buggy, 4 wheel drive buggy, short course and open class with drivers competing for either National, Junior and clubman titles. Our normal race format is to run three rounds of qualification heats to determine the days qualification positions. Either single or double sided finals are undertaken based upon the drivers qualification position and by the end of the day we have our class winners.
Whilst the national series drivers may be competitive we have one of the friendliest and helpful series around so why not come and join us?
Not only is large scale racing popular in the UK, with numbers increasing year on year but also within Europe & there are many opportunities to enter European race meetings.
If you would like to join the largest form of model car racing in the world, with clubs all around the country, then visit the BRCA club section above for more details on your local venue, pay them a visit and see what you are missing out on.
R/C Bikes provide something a little different from the usual car racing. They look fantastic on the track, with extreme lean angles, power slides and wheelies. Weighing in around 2Kg and reaching speeds in excess of 70kph they offer an amazing spectacle in any weather, wet or dry you will see them battling for every inch of tarmac.
Piloting a 1/5th bike is an acquired skill, as is setting one up to be on the pace of the leaders, but that is the main attraction. Many RC Bikers are real bikers, some are even ex-racers still looking for the ultimate thrill but with that extra safety factor!
Electric bikes use much the same equipment as the Electric cars, but there are less rules - essentially the MotoGP-e class has no rules other than that the bike must use a 7.4V battery pack, whilst the Moto2/3 class stipulates the use of a 17.5T brushless motor (in ‘blinky’ mode) or Mardave G2 brushed motor. The difference between Moto2 and Moto3 is the rear wheel - Moto3 uses the same size wheel front and rear, whilst Moto2 uses a larger, MotoGP-e sized wheel. Nitro (MotoGP-n) bikes can use any engine size(!), whilst Sidecars are electric, and again utilise the Mardave G2 brushed motor.
For up-to-date and detailed information, the best option is to have a chat with our bike racers at your club who will give you all the info you need to get started in bikes.