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Old 05-12-2004, 02:34 PM
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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).
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Old 05-12-2004, 02:52 PM
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sweet. i have seen threads over the years about "how fast is your car?" it's about time we had something like this.
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Old 05-12-2004, 03:12 PM
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rules link isn't workin for me. since i can't see the rules atm, i hope you put limits on scale in there.
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Old 05-12-2004, 03:14 PM
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It's up now. This is going to be awesome. The gears are turning already...
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Old 05-12-2004, 03:15 PM
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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.
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Old 05-12-2004, 03:19 PM
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This is an excellent idea!! Should have Guiness Record Book people there because the current record may fall!!
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Old 05-12-2004, 03:39 PM
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This is an excellent idea!! Should have Guiness Record Book people there because the current record may fall!!
That's for certain.
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Old 05-12-2004, 03:22 PM
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yeah, i just wanted to make sure no one took a ford festiva, put r/c mechanisms in it, and won the contest.
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Old 05-12-2004, 03:27 PM
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yeah, i just wanted to make sure no one took a ford festiva, put r/c mechanisms in it, and won the contest.
Don't worry, a ford destiva would NOT win the contest.

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Old 05-12-2004, 03:30 PM
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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.
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Old 05-12-2004, 03:36 PM
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It doesn't have to be a standing start or a rolling start... it's up to the driver.
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Old 05-12-2004, 03:37 PM
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I wish I could enter that! Think my 85mph super nitro has a chance at anything?
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Old 05-12-2004, 03:45 PM
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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.

(now i'm just giving you a hard time)
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Old 05-12-2004, 03:50 PM
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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.
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Old 05-12-2004, 04:20 PM
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Definetely keep us posted on what date you plan to do this..... I'll definetely be there to see this.
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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.
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Old 05-12-2004, 04:49 PM
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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.
Not a chance. Not aerodynamic enough and way too much rolling resistance.
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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.
lol

if u dropped it off of a HUGE cliff lol
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So steve, any plans for bringing back your super nitro with a few modifications? ( )Or any plans for a new project???
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Old 05-12-2004, 06:10 PM
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So steve, any plans for bringing back your super nitro with a few modifications? ( )Or any plans for a new project???
Sure, I could bring it along. I plan on building another car, so maybe someone else can drive the HPI.
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Sure, I could bring it along. I plan on building another car, so maybe someone else can drive the HPI.
MR POND I would Fly All the Way from Australia for that Opportunity And I would Not Be afraid to Put the SPANK Down on it either....*Gets on Knees In a Preyer Position*....lol...
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Old 05-12-2004, 04:45 PM
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Wow sick challenge. On/off switch. 2 turn Bl motor. 24 cells. I think i said enough.
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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?
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Old 05-12-2004, 11:24 PM
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This is a way cool idea!Long over due,IMO.But I have a few questions,if anyone can help:

Is it just one class,with respect to vehicles?So an MT concievably would be racing up against a rail car?

Does anyone know the size of the track(not just distance around,but end to end )?

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