It’s gonna sound ridiculous but…
…he attemped Recon G6 in Austria in 2015, we were there also. We know each other – his logo is on our website in our “RC friends” section, our logo is on his website in “Links” section. We had our RC Nennox tshirts on, he probably had one with his logo on, too. And we DIDN’T MEET! Whaaaaaaat???!!!! It is possible we did, but didn’t realize who was who (if that’s even an option with big logos across the chest 😛 ).
So as you can imagine, our today’s guest is one of the awesome RC maniacs, that we are looking forward to meet this year in Austria 😉
We admire his work – not only he has a nice collection of RC, he not only post pictures of them on his Instagram, he also has a website, Facebook with tons of followers, YouTube, Pinterest.. (scroll down for all the links!). I think we can say we have similar approach to the hobby – making new friends, having fun and, in “spare time”, show a bit of our adventure on the Internet 😉
With a great pleasure we present to you an RC maniac, that lives in Austria, but has a very Italian name 😉 We are looking forward to meet him during 12. OTA Globetrotter-Rodeo (this time for real! 😉 ). Ladies and gentelmen – it’s mr Charles Ferrari aka Remote Addicted! 😀
- How has your RC adventure started and what was your first RC?
It all started long time ago 🙂 It was Christmas 1991 or 1992 – cannot remember exactly anymore 🙂 My older brother got a Tamiya Thunderdragon on his Birthday. A futuristic looking beast. I knew that I just want such a remote controlled car. Some month later – on Christmas – there was something awesome under the tree. It was a Tamiya Grasshopper 2 – a little bit smaller and slower than the Thunderdragen but perfect for me. This was the beginning of my beloved hobby. It was a joy building the little buggy an driving the hell out of it. My brother and I drove the buggies nearly every day. But with the days passing by the buggy and the hobby fell into oblivion. Maybe because my brother had something else to do, maybe because I just didn’t want to drive alone, maybe puberty 🙂
Almost 20 years later – 2012 – a buddy invited me to their private Nitro Buggy Race. They drove those loud, stinky, dirty and fast buggies on a friend’s private track and this was the time when I restarted with the hobby. I knew that I need such a stinky, loud buggy even if it will cost me a lot – and it did. I just raged through RC forums, blogs, manufacturer-websites and finally purchased a competition buggy. A Team Associated RC8.2 Team Factory. It was a great feeling. Building and driving was a joy. Now almost 4 years later I got some more RC’s to have fun with.
- Which RC (that you own or owned) is your favorite?
There are always some RC’s that aren’t that much fun and there are RC’s that make a lot more fun. I actually have 22 cars/trucks standing behind me and I drove them all a lot. But if I had to choose only one, I would take the Team Associated Sc8.2e Factory Team and my Axial Scx10 Jeep 😀 The Tamiya Grasshopper (It’s a Black Edition Re-Release) always reminds me when the whole thing started. The RC8.2 Factory Team always reminds me when the whole thing started again. The onroad competition car (a Team Associated TC6.1 WC) was a birthday present from the whole family. The SC8.2e is my bashing and racing beast since 2013. The Losi Mini 8ight was the first electric buggy after the restart of the hobby. The Axial trucks opened the doors to the most awesome RC community ever in 2014 and all the RC’s brought new friends which are like a second family.
- What is your dream RC?
I still have so many RC’s on my bucket list and the list never gets empty 🙂 There’s probably no special RC that I would call a dream RC. Let’s see what’s coming next. Maybe a tuber chassis truck 🙂
- What do you like the most in this hobby?
It’s all about fun, friendship and competition. I love that I met a lot of great people which now are friends. I love spending time with those friends. It’s always an honor driving around with people you like a lot. It’s a joy and a pleasure and you’ll never regret it having such a blast with those guys. I like it that a lot of people still think that our RC’s are toys. They just talk behind your back but as soon as they see the RC moving, they cannot stop watching it. Competition is also a thing that I love in this hobby. It’s something that everyone has – ambition. Everyone wants to give the best they can. It’s honestly not about winning and showing that you’re the best – it’s the time you spend with friends and fighting a little bit in the hobby that keeps us all together.
- What are 4 things that you always take on your RC adventures?
First of all my RC/RC’s, a cam/gopro, way too many lipos (I always want to be on the safe side), some tools to tighten some screws. The funny thing is that if something breaks I never have spare parts with me 😀
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