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    by Published on 28-02-2012 09:55 AM

    Well everyone, after a few delays and much anticipation I am happy to announce the 3rd Subscribers Draw for 2011/12 and Fred has up'ed the ante again.

    Thanks to RC Hobbies, our prize this round is a 1.3m long, 26cc gas powered, fibreglass hull, ready to run RC Boat.

    The prize can be viewed on the RC Hobbies website here:

    In a nutshell, the specifications of this great price are:
    Product Specifications:

    Length: 1310mm
    Beam: 400mm
    Height: 260mm
    N.W.: 7.5kg
    G.W.: 15.7kg
    G.W.(W/ Radio): 16.3kg
    Radio: 2-Channel AM Radio
    Hull Material: Fiberglass Composite
    Prop Size: D78XP1.4
    Power System:Gas 26cc engine

    Due to the late release of this promotion, the price will be drawn on Friday 9 March 2012 at RC Hobbies. I will get Fred to come back to me with timings for the draw.

    I would like to thank Fred and the RC Hobbies team for yet again supplying an awesome price for the AUSRC.COM community. Those of you that have been around AUSRC.COM for a while know that Fred has been a long time supporter of our site, and frankly I don't think we would have seen the success, growth or longevity without RC Hobbies ongoing support.

    For those of you unfamiliar with RC Hobbies, please vist them at

    by Published on 02-10-2011 12:44 PM

    Hi Guys,

    Fred from RC Hobbies has done it again, and bumped the prize value of the October draw up to $549. And this time it is 1/8 Scale, 4WD and Brushless.....

    The Subscribers Promotion for October 2011 is the new Thunder Tiger MT-4 G3 4WD Monster Truck.

    The all-new MT4 G3 is ready to convince your neighbors that the brushless power rules! Powered by the high torque IBL-40/20 2000Kv brushless motor and twin battery packs, the MT4 G3 can pull wheelies, back flips and get air off the jump easily!

    The differentials of the MT4 G3 are equipped with steel spiral bevel gears to help it handle the brutal torque of the IBL40/20 2000Kv motor. The MT4 G3s 3mm rigid aluminum chassis and brace are securely mounted and the brace cover features vents to keep the batteries and electronicscool. The MT4 G3 features full CVD drive shafts and high quality bearings to deliver maximum efficiency to survive from the outrageous torque and abused operation.In addition to this, the ACE RC cougar 2.4GHz radio system is also included right in the box to give you the most long-range, convenient and reliable radio control.

    For more information, visit the RC Hobbies link here:

    The draw will occur late in October at RC Hobbies at a time to be decided. We will publish the date and time so people can attend the draw if they wish.

    To be eligible for the promotion, all you need to do is have a current AUSRC.COM Subscription on the day that the promotion is drawn. The prize includes postage to any Australian address.

    The draw is structured as follows:

    Bronze Subscribers (Annual Fee $25) = 1 Entry
    Silver Subscribers (Annual Fee $50) = 2 Entries
    Gold Subscribers (Annual Fee $75) = 3 Entries
    Platinum Subscribers (Annual Fee $100) = 4 Entries

    Good luck to our eligible members!!

    by Published on 20-06-2011 11:38 AM

    Since 2007, AUSRC.COM has offered paid subscriptions to it's members to assist in the up-keep of the forum, and to offer it's paid subscribers some additional functionality in relation to forum features.

    In 2011 with the introduction of Subscriber Promotions, these subscriptions now provide additional value to our members.

    A summary of member benefits for each of the subscription levels is detailed below.

    Additionally, the support that you provide to our community will be always be seen as your profile will display your subscription badges forever.

    To access the subscriptions, simply click on the "Settings" link on the top right hand corner of the screen. This will take you to your profile settings and in the left hand menu bar you will find "Paid Subscriptions". If you have a PayPal account this can be done quickly and easily and your added benefits will immediately become available.

    For those of you that would like to subscribe but do not have a PayPal account, please PM AUSRC directly for alternatives.

    Apart from that, we have the fine print:

    While being an AUSRC.COM subscriber gives you the added benefits above, you are not entering into a contract with any person or organisation or getting any guarantee of anything in return for you giving away your money.

    Your subscription constitutes a donation and donations are exactly that, a voluntary contribution to help with the forums upkeep and improvement. They cannot be refunded in part or whole at any time so please only donate what you can afford. Your donation does not guarantee your access to this site or entitle you to any extra benefits when compared to a non-contributing members account, except for those things listed in the table above.

    The AUSRC.COM community will however give you our sincere thanks.
    by Published on 28-08-2010 02:00 AM
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    Well, after quite a few weeks of testing, and a long night on the migration of the production server, I am proud to announce the official launch of AUSRC.COM v3. The site is now hosted on vBulletin 4 which is probably one of the most robust and well support community platforms available.

    So, what new features are available to our members:

    • A new look
    • All members now have access to a personal Blog
    • A new and improved iTrader system
    • A Chatroom

    Just to name a few.

    In the next week we will launch the Subscriptions, and we will be updating badges to recognise all of the members that have contributed in the past. Subscriptions will not only include additional forum features (like access to groups and albums), but they will also come with merchandise from the AUSRC.COM shop whih is soon to be launched.

    Clubs can benefit from the new Group features, and will now be able to control their own memberships to the Clubs "Private" group area. Some of this final setup is still to take place, and I will be discussing this with the various club leaders over the next few days.

    One of the biggest tasks we have undertaken is the re-writing of the AUSRC.COM rules, and an expansion of the member infraction system. Everyone will be required to read, and agree to the rules before they are permitted to post. I encourage you to read the rules carefully. We have made what I consider to be some significant changes in the area of "Informational Links and Content". I think this should allow for a far greater level of information exchange within our community.

    I would like to thank the members of the test team for their time to date. By no means do I think we have everything 100% right... but in the interest of getting the community back on line, I will work through any issues that arise over the next few weeks. Please post bugs or feedback into the "AUSRC.COM v3 - Bugs and Feedback" thread for actioning.

    A few things to note:

    • Embedded Video - the new vBulletin system has "broken" the way that video embedding used to work. As such any exisiting threads containing video content will now appear as links. If it is your thread, you can edit it, use the "Post Video" button to re-post the link, and it will come good. The Moderating team (if time permits) will also fix videos as we come across them.
    • Chatbox - I have left the chatbox on quiet a few pages, so let's see how it performs. If you prefer, you can click on the "Chatbox Full" link in the Navbar and keep it open, full screen, in a seperate tab.
    • The layout is different, so please take some time to look around. Use the chatbox if you are not sure, and hopefully some of the guys that have been playing with this version will be around to help you out.

    I don't expect everything to be perfect, so please speak up if you see something strange.

    But most importantly... enjoy the new functionality, and let's take the next step in consolidating AUSRC.COM as Australia's premier R/C community.

    by Published on 02-01-2010 12:27 AM
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    2. Sponsors

    Many of our members will already know Sid (cdis) as he has been a member of our community for many years. It is therefore with a great deal of excitement, that AUSRC.COM would like to announce that his new venture - ChargedRC - has become a sponsor.

    As always, I will let Sid introduct him self, but to get us started, here are some things lifted straight from his website.

    Were an Aussie owned family business. We specialise in Electric RC Aircraft, especially affordable EDF (electric ducted fan) military jets. To start off with, well just have whole aircraft kits, but were going to be getting in a range of LiPo batteries, decent and not break the wallet expensive airplane ESCs, motors, upgrade EDF units, chargers, glues etc. To begin with, we have 3 different lines/brands of RC aircraft Lanxiang (LX) Models, FlyFly Hobbys, and Starmax. Well be adding a few more in the very near future. We should also possibly be doing a couple of brands of helicopters, and their associated bits and pieces.

    Well also have a massive information area for new people to the hobby with a whole bunch of stuff ranging from battery care to aircraft setup and pre-flight checks. Weve also got our own forum section where well be putting the majority of our photos and flight videos etc, as well as any working non-stock power options for our kits etc. Customers and members of the public will be free to sign up and post away.
    While planes and "things that fly" have not traditionally been a big part of AUSRC, I hope Sid's new venture may convince a few of us otherwise.

    Charged RC Forum is HERE
    Website is

    Please join with me in welcoming Sid and ChargedRC onboard.