Who is 1i-rc?
1i-rc.com was founded with the sole purpose of spreading the word of the greatest hobby on planet Earth: RC! Our name comes from the fact that I only have partial use of one of my eyes due to Type 1 Diabetic Retinopathy. I used RC as a form of vision therapy to train my eye to focus on moving targets and adapt to changing light conditions. If it were not for RC I would not be able to function in day to day life now. I want to pay it forward to thank all of those who have helped me along the way.
My first exposure to the hobby occurred in 1995 when I saw a new Associated RC10T sitting behind the counter of the local hobby shop. The tires sticking out of the fenders and all of those bright fluorescent colors had me hooked. I thumbed through magazines, spent a lot of time asking newbie questions and learning as much as I could before buying my first hobby-grade RC- a ready-to-run Traxxas Rustler. I still have that truck hanging in my office to remind me of where it all began.
That was nearly a quarter-century ago and my passion for the hobby is stronger than ever. This site affords me the opportunity to combine my two favorite hobbies- RC and writing- in a way that can positively impact others.