News of July, 2014

ROB GILLESPIE VICTORIOUS AT RC EXCITEMENT SC TRUCKS BATTLE

10.07.2014   4 comments   Category: Event publications   Video: 1 available

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US National champion Rob Gillespie has added another victory to his laurels, edging out Nicolas Loriot (FR) and Billy Caley (US) after a hard fought 8 minute A-Main final at the 2013 Shout-out layout of RC Excitement. All 3 front runners lead the A-Main for several laps, the race was decided in the last 3 laps! In the end less than 2 seconds were between the 3 podium finishers.

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Gillespie-Loriot-Caley

7 Seconds trailing the leading trio Barnebas Toth (HU), Kirby Backemeyer (US) and Antoine Rosseti (FR) had a race of their own, with Toth securing 4th in the last lap, and Rosseti passing Backemeyer to claim a top-5 finish. Martin Wollanka who leads the Series and TQ-ed wasn’t able to start this race due to ‘real life’ r/c racing commitments. With 3 drop results in the 8 race series he can afford to skip 1 or 2…

A-Main final:
1 Rob Gillespie US 30 08:01.077
2 ... read more

Todd 'Doc' Wasson leaving the VRC project

08.07.2014   19 comments   Category: Site news

We regret to announce that our physics developer Todd Wasson will no longer be involved in VRC Pro. Todd has decided to part from the project after having worked on the physics engine, the chassis and car handling for over 14 years.

Todd, who has been working on the VRC project from his hometown St. Paul in Minnesota, has contributed greatly to what VRC Pro is today: state of the art r/c racing simulation software. Todd did an excellent job translating all the input and feedback he received from us and from testers into superb on- and off-road car handling, which are recognized by r/c racers from all over the world as being amazingly realistic.

Todd’s departure means that, after 14 years of non-stop development, physics development is now ‘completed’. In the world of simulation there is of course always room for more improvement, but those improvements would have only been marginal given the extremely high realism attained. Especially after the last physics update of May 2014, the physics and everything... read more

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