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THE VRC EXPERIENCE EXPLAINED

01.05.2020   18 comments

There is still doubt by many r/c racers about the realism of VRC sim and whether it is good for them to start using it next to their real r/c activities. A sim never reaches 100% realism, not even in professional F1 or aircraft simulators. When we started the VRC project back in 2005 we had no idea how close we would get, with both graphics and physics. Because after all, our r/c sim is about these 2 things, contrary to most other sims where the physical feedback plays a very important role in the whole experience. I ask 5 minutes of your time to explain.

Our aim was to create realistic looking cars and tracks so that the visual experience of the sim would be just like in the real world. I honestly think that we have come a long way, especially considering that we developed the graphics engine and all the 3D graphics ourselves which took us 9 years to where we are now.

In 2005 we departed on an experiment we had no idea of where it would lead us, what we could achieve. The task was simple: make the car... read more

2020 VRC WORLDS SPEC DATES & TRACKS

29.04.2020   17 comments

This is the schedule for the upcoming 2020 VRC Worlds Spec classes starting June 3rd.


June 3rd till 15th

1:8 Electric buggy at Barco Offroad
1:8 nitro GT3 at Lloret de Mar
1:12 electric at Lausanne CRF
1:10 nitro NASCAR trucks at Fiorano

June 10th till 22nd
1:8 Rally X at VRC Rally-X 2
1:10 nitro sedans at Sao Paulo Jundiai
1:10 ISTC at VRC Carpet 4
1:10 electric NASCAR trucks at Fiorano

June 17th till 29th
1:8 Nitro buggy at NEO 2
1:8 nitro sportscars at Melzo
1:10 SC Truck at Silver Dollar 2
1:8 nitro NASCAR trucks at Fiorano

Alle events will have 3 rounds:
Qualifying Wednesday till Sunday (5 days)
Semi Finals Monday till Thursday (4 days)
Main Finals Friday till Sunday (4 days)

MESSAGE TO ALL VRC MEMBERS

10.04.2020   87 comments

Dear valued existing and new VRC members,

COVID-19
We are now 3 weeks into the global covid-19 or corona crisis. It has taken the world by surprise, and the sudden surge in new VRC members and online activity taken me by surprise. I only wished it would have been under more positive circumstances that r/c racers from around the world found their ways to VRC. I am pleased and even flattered that VRC now serves as an alternative for real r/c racing and can only hope that many racers will discover how realistic VRC is. No sim reaches 100% realism, but you will soon find out that after some practice, finetuning set-up and adaptation to racing on a monitor, VRC can offer the same thrills and excitement as real r/c racing. Finishing a qualifier on the edge gets the adrenaline pumping just as much. Could this mean a second life for VRC? How long will it last or will VRC fall back to the pre-corona levels I don’t know.

VRC PLATFORM
The surge has led not only to more activity in online racing and especially mu... read more

VRC PLATFORM ISSUES

28.03.2020   28 comments

The email notification system which sends around notifications for events, forum posts but also support requests for password resets, account activation and genereral support questions to VRC (me mainly) has stopped working since last Wednesday. That means that I am not informed about any issues being raised through this system as the emails simply don't arrive in my mailbox. This is the first time this has happened in 9 years. Seems like we are hit by our own 'corona' virus...

Pls. don't start sending personal emails in stead, I can't handle all these mails. We need to have this crucial notification system restored as soon as possible.

Around the same time all rounds 2 of the official events seem to be blocked. I have asked our developers to look into these issues with great urgency. I hope they will be able to spend time on VRC immediately.

Again appologies for all these problems. It shows once more the importance of good and frequent system survailance and maintenance, and for this we are in need... read more

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