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StevePond 05-12-2004 02:34 PM

World's Fastest RC Car Challenge
 
RC Car Action is throwing down the gauntlet! We want to see who can build the flat-out fastest RC machine on the planet. We’re keeping the rules simple, and anyone can enter. You’ve got a year to build whatever you think it’s gonna take to be the fastest, and it'll all go down at the Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, CA (Exact date to be announced. The event will be scheduled not earlier than June 1, 2005).
• For complete rules, [url=http://www.rccaraction.com/rc/news/car_challenge.asp][b][u]Click Here[/u][/b][/url].
• See how Team Associated's Cliff Let pushed his RC10L30 to
over 110mph! [url=http://www.rccaraction.com/rc/articles/need_speed.asp][b][u]Click Here[/u][/b][/url].

cretin 05-12-2004 02:52 PM

sweet. i have seen threads over the years about "how fast is your car?" it's about time we had something like this.

Fidelio 05-12-2004 03:12 PM

rules link isn't workin for me. since i can't see the rules atm, i hope you put limits on scale in there. ;)

StevePond 05-12-2004 03:14 PM

It's up now. This is going to be awesome. The gears are turning already...

StevePond 05-12-2004 03:15 PM

FYI - there's not much in the way of rules. It gets too complicated when there are too many rules, so the size limit is anything 24 inches or less.

ddesros2 05-12-2004 03:19 PM

This is an excellent idea!! Should have Guiness Record Book people there because the current record may fall!! :D

Fidelio 05-12-2004 03:22 PM

yeah, i just wanted to make sure no one took a ford festiva, put r/c mechanisms in it, and won the contest. :p

Vmax911 05-12-2004 03:27 PM

[QUOTE=Fidelio]yeah, i just wanted to make sure no one took a ford festiva, put r/c mechanisms in it, and won the contest. :p[/QUOTE]

Don't worry, a ford destiva would NOT win the contest.

:D

Fidelio 05-12-2004 03:30 PM

the rules don't specify if it has to be a standing start or if rolling (or assisted) starts are permitted. other than that, looks good and should make for some great high speed trials.

StevePond 05-12-2004 03:36 PM

It doesn't have to be a standing start or a rolling start... it's up to the driver.

Interstate 05-12-2004 03:37 PM

I wish I could enter that! Think my 85mph super nitro has a chance at anything?

StevePond 05-12-2004 03:39 PM

[QUOTE=ddesros2]This is an excellent idea!! Should have Guiness Record Book people there because the current record may fall!! :D[/QUOTE]

That's for certain.

Fidelio 05-12-2004 03:45 PM

lol i'm going to find someone with an r/c jet and a release mechanism to drop a 4tec off the bottom of the plane 10ft before the trap. :p

(now i'm just giving you a hard time) :)

Krasi_5000 05-12-2004 03:50 PM

sounds like a cool thing to do. I wonder how fast the next record will be ??? Ahh the unknown hehe. We will definetly need this on tv or something.

nis720 05-12-2004 04:20 PM

Definetely keep us posted on what date you plan to do this..... I'll definetely be there to see this.

kartrun 05-12-2004 04:29 PM

Steve, When can we sign up?

Interstate 05-12-2004 04:36 PM

So steve, any plans for bringing back your super nitro with a few modifications? ( :D )Or any plans for a new project???

biker dude 666 05-12-2004 04:40 PM

do you guys think a monster truck could win? not that im going to enter but it would be cool to see a monster truck. :cool:

howielong 05-12-2004 04:45 PM

Wow sick challenge. On/off switch. 2 turn Bl motor. 24 cells. I think i said enough.

mwcet8k 05-12-2004 04:47 PM

Question. Will the speed runs be in a straight line, like full size speed record attempts? Just wondering since Irwindale Speedway is an oval track. If the plan is to run the cars on one of the straights, are the straights completely flat or do they have some banking?? What about using a drap strip?

mwcet8k 05-12-2004 04:49 PM

[QUOTE=biker dude 666]do you guys think a monster truck could win? not that im going to enter but it would be cool to see a monster truck. :cool:[/QUOTE]
Not a chance. Not aerodynamic enough and way too much rolling resistance.

Interstate 05-12-2004 04:51 PM

you could win the fastest monster truck award!

Ferrari_Spyder 05-12-2004 05:35 PM

so couldnt you have like 5 24" long tires in a line with gyroscopes on them and a one liter gas motorcycle engine driving all five tires?

[]-[]-[]-[]-[] = ^^^^^^^ really fast

if i had 100K id do it.

dirtbike 05-12-2004 05:39 PM

twin engine nitro tc3

PeterV 05-12-2004 05:42 PM

Vehicle speed will be measured by running the car through an electronic speed trap (likely to come from Race America), and you can use as much of the speedway as your radio range will allow to get up to speed.

I hope we see lots of creative stuff. A monster truck may not challenge Cliff Lett's 111mph record, but it sure would be cool to see a monster pushing 80mph! I'd love to see a three-wheeler in the mix, motorcycles, a Tamiya King Hauler with 100 cells in the trailer...wild stuff.


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