Columbia, Missouri RC club

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Since: Jan 13

Columbia, MO

#1 Jan 10, 2013
I am wondering if anyone would be interested in starting a RC car/truck club for Columbia. The only one I know that exists is for RC flying stuff.

At this point all I have is a 1/36 micro truck to drive. I am planning on getting something bigger in the near future.

There is a track at Cosmo which at this point looks like it sucks, but it's there and if we organize we could clean it up and use it for the bigger cars and trucks. I would have to build another little track for the micros though.

We could also rent space somewhere carpeted and create a track there, especially for the small ones.

I am interested in any ideas or tips, any kind of interest at all.
LosiMan66

Columbia, MO

#2 Jan 19, 2013
I have often wondered what has happened to the RC scene in Columbia. I have three large scale brushless trucks and go to Cosmo once in awhile and never see anyone out there. You might find it difficult to start a club since not too many people are into organized RC groups around the area as of lately. I would be interested in trying to maintain the RC field at Cosmo, we either use it or loose it.

Since: Jan 13

Columbia, MO

#3 Jan 19, 2013
I'm not sure, I'm just getting into the hobby.

I recently got a 4x4 brushless traxxas stampede, so now at least I can match the common racing scales. I wanted to offroad a lot though, not ready for a racer.

If you wanted to set up a time to meet out there and try out the track, and also we could maybe do a trail run the little section of the trail that is right there close to the baseball diamond.

Since: Jan 13

Columbia, MO

#5 Jan 20, 2013
The Traxxas Stampede is a good choice for an off-road basher, I have one as well as a Slash 4x4 for racing.

Yes lets definitely meet up out there and check out the condition of the track, hopefully its not too muddy! I'll PM you.

Since: Jan 13

Columbia, MO

#6 Jan 20, 2013
I went out there yesterday and it seems to me they are working on it, improving! There is a fresh pile of dirt in the lot that was freshly scooped...some jumps in the dirt area. Also I saw the black plastic drain tubing off to the side, looks to me like they are about to build some walls.

Since: Jan 13

Columbia, MO

#7 Jan 21, 2013
I don't know if they are really working on it or not. That black tubing was from before, they pulled it so they could redo the track, maybe they'll put it back into place but since its been setting off to the side for almost a year I kind of doubt it. The dirt/sand is for the baseball fields, they just use the RC parking lot for storage since its the least used. I am going to contact parks and rec in order to get permission to cut down the trees on the rock crawler area before they get out of control. The track needs built up so it isn't so muddy all the time but that would probably take lots of dirt and a front loader/back hoe which would cost a lot to rent. If we got a RC club going we could appeal to local businesses to help fund such a project but we would also need lots of members. Also some metal stands need to be built so we could have competitions out there, its difficult to race your RC truck from ground level. I think if we built it they would come, racers & spectators alike however we probably need to raise about $50k in improvement capital. I think Columbia needs this because they certainly don't need the 20 something youth sitting at home playing violent video games all day, they need healthier forms of entertainment that everyone can enjoy where they can meet other people in the process and get a little sun. The RC club was going to build a asphalt track on the flat area out there however that never happened either, too bad. I wish I was rich and didn't have to work 50 hrs a week, that would be the first thing I would do! Anyhow we could try and regularly meet out there on Sundays this Summer, maybe if we run our trucks for half the day we can slowly draw some interest and maybe get a club going.
Mighty

Columbia, MO

#9 Feb 5, 2013
we should definitely try to start a club back up! rc cars/trucks are so much fun!
Mighty

Columbia, MO

#10 Feb 16, 2013
I was out at the track today and someone was actually there! And he was a nitro fan aswell! Ill be there tomorrow around noon if anyone wants to come race me!

Since: Jan 13

Columbia, MO

#11 Feb 17, 2013
I can probably make it at noon, how muddy was the track?
mighty

Saint Louis, MO

#12 Mar 6, 2013
Hey man sorry I didn't make it out, I did make a facebook group called como rc just so people can more easily talk to each other. I'm going this weekend, hopefully saturday around noon
Nitro

Columbia, MO

#14 Apr 13, 2013
I'm interested in a local club as well. I've emailed P&R about volunteering to maintain the track but no reply yet. As soon as it dries up, I'll be in the dirt with a few of my vehicles. I also plan on prepping the asphalt to run my car.
mighty

Columbia, MO

#15 Apr 13, 2013
I made a facebook group called como rc just to help find more people and coordinate getting together
Nitro

United States

#16 Apr 15, 2013
mighty wrote:
I made a facebook group called como rc just to help find more people and coordinate getting together
Cool. Although I don't Facebook it's good to know someone is moving forward on this. I hope we can use the track enough to warrant P&R to put more time into it. I hope it's a happy medium for a short course and monster truck layout. If the parking lot was cleaned up a bit it should fare well for sedans.
mighty

Columbia, MO

#17 Apr 15, 2013
Well I usually post on the fb group when I'm going to the track so it just helps trying to get more people out at the same time. I think rc is more fun with more people and more trucks :-)
Nitro

United States

#18 May 4, 2013
Anyone know of a good location with a nice smooth blacktop to run a touring car
Nitro

United States

#19 Aug 7, 2013
Nitro wrote:
Anyone know of a good location with a nice smooth blacktop to run a touring car
Blacktop hockey arena behind the skatepark

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