You know what? We are lucky. We are lucky, because thanks to this hobby we have a chance to meet people as our today’s guest.
We still remember the first time we met – it was on our favorite Warsaw Weekend Meeting spot – “Kazurówka” hill, Ursynów in Warsaw. It was cloudy and not very warm. I don’t remember which rig I was driving back then, but I remember that his blue Toyota seemed to be so tiny next to whatever I was driving! Fun thing is that his rigs are more real 1:10 scale than the ones we usually drive, like SCX10 or TF2.
First thought was that they may have problems with keeping up with rigs of the rest of the group but god, how wrong I was! These guys are going everywhere – and I mean it – EVERYWHERE. It’s not only because they are built very well, but also because our today’s guest is a really good driver 🙂
Getting back to him – we don’t have enough words to describe how nice, willing to help, fun and kind person he is. If there is a meeting coming, there is 99% chance he will be there (probably with his son 🙂 ). If we are building something on the track – he is there with the tools. If there is a meeting to promote this hobby and the group – he is there. He is such a big part of Warsaw Weekend Meetings and our RC journey, that we can’t (and won’t even try) imagine it without him now.
Ladies and gents, with a great pleasure we present to you answers to our “5 questions to:..” from someone, that we will describe in two words – true friend. It’s Rafi!
- How has your RC adventure started and what was your first RC?
I don’t remember when it was exactly, but I was a few years old. At the end of 80’s my parents, I don’t know how and from where, gave me and my brother two wire controlled cars – Polonez and Fiat 125p. Those were the most beautiful times of fun, peers on settlement were jealous, because noone had cars like that. Unfortunately playing with them didn’t last long, brother disassembly his Polonez (as kids do 😉 ), and my Fiat after some time ended under a wheel of a 1:1 Fiat – there was nothing left after dad drove out of the garage. Next rig that I had a pleasure to drive was my coudin’s Ferrari Testarossa (it took a lot of time until we got anything RC-related from parents again). I don’t remember who was the manufacturer of the Ferrari, but it was radio controlled with an anthena and it had “second turbo gear” – great fun, first slides, first street comps with friends etc.
- Which RC (that you own or owned) is your favorite?
My favorite rig is of course the one I have – two Toyota Hilux build on Kulak base with NIKKO bodies – that are unique now. Why favorite? I built them by myself not knowing much about RC. it was hard to choose parts so it would work and it is what it is at the end – for me one of a kind, exceptional, unique and strangely enough they work really great.
- What is your dream RC?
My dream RC is 2013 Mex – ARB-Yota-Montieer yellow Limited edition, but unfortunately it’s high-price for me. I started a new build and I hope that during winter time I’ll be able to finidh this project (I can’t say anything more – it’s a secret 😉 ).
- What do you like the most in this hobby?
Making childhood dreams come true with my son, that I somehow “infected” with the hobby and the sure thing – WWM meetings [Warsaw Weekend Meetings] – thanks to which I met a wide spectrum of very nice people with a passion.
- What are 4 things that you always take on your RC adventures?
I try to always take my son with me, but he is not a thing 🙂 . When it comes to things – batteries for radios, spare battery (son always discharge them faster than I do), something to drink for him and good spirits. I usually don’t bring spare parts and tools as I assume that nothing should happen.