Password: Log In:

Notices

Car Action World's Fastest RC Car Challenge! What car are you going to build to break the world speed record for RC cars?

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #626  
Old 07-30-2006, 05:33 PM
Dan Chase Dan Chase is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: 08-01-2002
Location: California
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Nice Car, Rainman! I can't wait to hear how the day went! See you at the drags!
__________________
Dan Chase
[url=http://members.aol.com/danimation/FastElectricGroup.html/]Devil Mountain Water Boilers[/url]
Reply With Quote
  #627  
Old 07-31-2006, 01:24 AM
southwesttour southwesttour is offline
Member
 
Join Date: 03-25-2006
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
It's my understanding the Nic Case turned in a time in his converted NTC3 4wd car at around 134 mph. (Converted from NITRO to Electric) Then the car was crashed on another run, so Nic went back to his 2wd Custom Works Intimidator and ripped off a speed of 160 mph. Clearly KILLING the field with a 1/10th scale car.

(Hopefully the info sent to me was close...)

GREAT JOB NIC~
Reply With Quote
  #628  
Old 07-31-2006, 08:19 AM
Craps Craps is offline
Certifiable RC Zone Addict
 
Join Date: 11-05-2003
Location: Mt. Holly, NC
Posts: 1,835
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by southwesttour
It's my understanding the Nic Case turned in a time in his converted NTC3 4wd car at around 134 mph. (Converted from NITRO to Electric) Then the car was crashed on another run, so Nic went back to his 2wd Custom Works Intimidator and ripped off a speed of 160 mph. Clearly KILLING the field with a 1/10th scale car.

(Hopefully the info sent to me was close...)

GREAT JOB NIC~
Yes it is and somebody correct me if I am wrong, but Nic's 2 cars and Charlie Swanka with Novak were the only 3 cars that went over 100 mph mark.
Reply With Quote
  #629  
Old 07-31-2006, 11:40 AM
fasterthanspeed's Avatar
fasterthanspeed fasterthanspeed is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 02-06-2006
Location: Brea, California
Posts: 745
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Craps
Yes it is and somebody correct me if I am wrong, but Nic's 2 cars and Charlie Swanka with Novak were the only 3 cars that went over 100 mph mark.
Yeah thats true. Rainmantoo reached about 97 mph.
Reply With Quote
  #630  
Old 07-31-2006, 02:08 PM
rainmantoo rainmantoo is offline
Member
 
Join Date: 03-28-2002
Location: Yucaipa, CA
Posts: 31
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Almost 3 Digits

Yea.......98.6 mph. Missed it by THIS much. Kept spinning the tires at speed......not a good thing for 60 year old reflexes! No one else was able to slide their car between the "tank traps" at 90+ MPH though. What skill.

Jim or Rainman or Raindood

Last edited by rainmantoo; 07-31-2006 at 02:11 PM. Reason: added color commentary
Reply With Quote
  #631  
Old 07-31-2006, 02:16 PM
rockpiledriver rockpiledriver is offline
Member
 
Join Date: 07-21-2006
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by rainmantoo
Yea.......98.6 mph. Missed it by THIS much. Kept spinning the tires at speed......not a good thing for 60 year old reflexes! No one else was able to slide their car between the "tank traps" at 90+ MPH though. What skill.

Jim or Rainman or Raindood
Your "old man reflexes" manage to beat me off the line on a regular basis.

Congrats Jim on winning the idividual trophy.
Reply With Quote
  #632  
Old 07-31-2006, 03:51 PM
NotWalkinBlind's Avatar
NotWalkinBlind NotWalkinBlind is offline
Certifiable RC Addict
 
Join Date: 05-04-2004
Location: SC, USA
Posts: 5,012
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by rockpiledriver
Your "old man reflexes" manage to beat me off the line on a regular basis.
I thought they were going to be single vehicle top speed runs... y'all ran a few head-to-head acceleration runs just for fun?

BTW, explain what the "tank traps" were.
Reply With Quote
  #633  
Old 07-31-2006, 03:54 PM
rockpiledriver rockpiledriver is offline
Member
 
Join Date: 07-21-2006
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by NotWalkinBlind
I thought they were going to be single vehicle top speed runs... y'all ran a few head-to-head acceleration runs just for fun?

BTW, explain what the "tank traps" were.
No Jim and I compete against each other at MHRA Drag Racing events, where he schools me on the tree all the time.
Reply With Quote
  #634  
Old 07-31-2006, 06:02 PM
fasterthanspeed's Avatar
fasterthanspeed fasterthanspeed is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 02-06-2006
Location: Brea, California
Posts: 745
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by NotWalkinBlind
I thought they were going to be single vehicle top speed runs... y'all ran a few head-to-head acceleration runs just for fun?

BTW, explain what the "tank traps" were.
Tank trapsa are foam blocks that devide the drag strip. Rainman manuovered to the other side of the track and went between two tank traps that were 3-4 feet apart while going 85mph.


Did anyone get a picture of the little whitesh grey car when it jumped up int the air 10 to 15 fifteen feet up into the air, landed and kept going?
Reply With Quote
  #635  
Old 07-31-2006, 06:20 PM
TPhalen TPhalen is offline
Member
 
Join Date: 01-30-2003
Location: SoCal
Posts: 152
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
That would be my car. Ya, my uncle was there and got that on video. As soon as I can get it from him, I'll do some voodoo and get it up on the web. Problem is, getting it from him.
Reply With Quote
  #636  
Old 07-31-2006, 07:34 PM
jwm931 jwm931 is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: 07-31-2006
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by IBJAMMIN
Well I was doing some research to see what is out there kart wise and found this its a kids kart with a wheel base of 30in and 5in tires thats 35in OD from the back tire to the front tire with a live axel you can mount just about any motor to it very easy electric or gas it's 1800.00 RTR lol with a 50cc motor.

To get into the 150mph plus range I think this would be a great platform to start with?
LOL, when my son is old enough (turns 2 soon) I plan on making him a brushless kid kart. Been driving my wife nuts about it for 18 months..

There have been real electric cars running out at the salt flats for years, anyone know the speeds?
Reply With Quote
  #637  
Old 07-31-2006, 10:34 PM
IBJAMMIN IBJAMMIN is offline
Member
 
Join Date: 02-18-2006
Posts: 353
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by jwm931
LOL, when my son is old enough (turns 2 soon) I plan on making him a brushless kid kart. Been driving my wife nuts about it for 18 months..

There have been real electric cars running out at the salt flats for years, anyone know the speeds?

Ohio state university built a 30ft car called the buckeye bullet that ran 271mph for the metric mile record

another car called white lightning holds the mile record at 245mph with 6120 AA size batteries and 2 200 hp motors.

Another interesting fact is the first ever speed record for cars was set with an electric car around 1915?
Reply With Quote
  #638  
Old 07-31-2006, 10:38 PM
Akura2 Akura2 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 03-28-2001
Location: Paramount/ CA
Posts: 514
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by TPhalen
That would be my car. Ya, my uncle was there and got that on video. As soon as I can get it from him, I'll do some voodoo and get it up on the web. Problem is, getting it from him.

I got that on video too... the last time you did it... if I can get my computer at home up and running I'l take a look at the video and see if it's good enough to post and see anything...

Eventhough I took the RC Bike win, I never like to see anyone's rig go up in smoke.... thanks for the challenge, Tony and I hope to see you at the Superbike Challenge in September... or sometime soon at one of the club races @ SV
__________________
He who KNOWS he's stupid is actually kinda smart
Reply With Quote
  #639  
Old 08-01-2006, 10:13 AM
NotWalkinBlind's Avatar
NotWalkinBlind NotWalkinBlind is offline
Certifiable RC Addict
 
Join Date: 05-04-2004
Location: SC, USA
Posts: 5,012
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by fasterthanspeed
Tank trapsa are foam blocks that devide the drag strip. Rainman manuovered to the other side of the track and went between two tank traps that were 3-4 feet apart while going 85mph.
On purpose?
Reply With Quote
  #640  
Old 08-01-2006, 10:33 AM
rainmantoo rainmantoo is offline
Member
 
Join Date: 03-28-2002
Location: Yucaipa, CA
Posts: 31
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Pure Skill

Actually, they're 50' apart but when you're standing on a K-Rail 500' away with your hands shaking & your knees knocking, they look real close together. Really no skill involved......it definitely was all luck! Isn't that a great picture of the crapster car? Check out the reverse lock on the steering & the "growing" rear tires.
Reply With Quote
  #641  
Old 08-01-2006, 11:55 AM
balang_479 balang_479 is offline
Certifiable RC Zone Addict
 
Join Date: 04-20-2006
Posts: 2,542
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Isn't that a great picture of the crapster car? Check out the reverse lock on the steering & the "growing" rear tires.
yeah amazing picture, and what an amazing car. So what was the problem with the car again?

I heard that the tyres didnt handle too well on that tarmac?


And how will you solve it to make it more controllable?
Reply With Quote
  #642  
Old 08-02-2006, 01:38 AM
Craps Craps is offline
Certifiable RC Zone Addict
 
Join Date: 11-05-2003
Location: Mt. Holly, NC
Posts: 1,835
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by balang_479
yeah amazing picture, and what an amazing car. So what was the problem with the car again?

I heard that the tyres didnt handle too well on that tarmac?


And how will you solve it to make it more controllable?
Chemicals or different tires!
Reply With Quote
  #643  
Old 08-03-2006, 04:11 AM
joracer21 joracer21 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: 05-01-2005
Posts: 19
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
here's a vid of the 134.4 run but theres no vid of the 160

www.racers-haven.com

click on the link to the right of the page
Reply With Quote
  #644  
Old 08-03-2006, 07:53 AM
Bart_Banaan Bart_Banaan is offline
Member
 
Join Date: 03-17-2004
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 175
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Congratulaions to all involved! A great event, with great cars and a great speed!
Thanx for sharing this through the internet.

My website has made a 'report' based on all the info found here in these forums!
http://www.RC-Junkies.com/modules/ne...p?storyid=1126
Reply With Quote
  #645  
Old 08-03-2006, 03:43 PM
NotWalkinBlind's Avatar
NotWalkinBlind NotWalkinBlind is offline
Certifiable RC Addict
 
Join Date: 05-04-2004
Location: SC, USA
Posts: 5,012
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by joracer21
www.racers-haven.com

click on the link to the right of the page
Thanks for the vid, joracer.

Holy crap, I can't believe you guys were just standing around down there at the traps.

I woulda been crouched down behind that wall like a turtle in a mortar attack... maybe holding a mirror or a video camera up with one hand in order to see.

Yeow. If that thing had glitched and rolled and/or gone airborne, one or more of you guys coulda been looking at some major dental work and/or plastic surgery.

I realize the chances of that happening may have been relatively low, but I just gotta say, "YEOW" one more time. Heh heh.

All that said, I'd like to say that I think that CW body with the rear side dams is probably one of the slickest and most stable bodies for top speed competitions.
Reply With Quote
  #646  
Old 08-03-2006, 03:58 PM
46u's Avatar
46u 46u is offline
Member
 
Join Date: 11-15-2002
Location: Macon, GA
Posts: 375
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Question did they have a speed trap or only use hand held radar gun? Are there any links on this event in English and articles?
Reply With Quote
  #647  
Old 08-03-2006, 10:48 PM
___rollin___'s Avatar
___rollin___ ___rollin___ is offline
Member
 
Join Date: 12-28-2005
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 330
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I'm speechless, that's probably the single most amazing thing I've ever seen in my life. That 160mph run must have been a amazing site to see!
Reply With Quote
  #648  
Old 08-04-2006, 05:23 PM
balang_479 balang_479 is offline
Certifiable RC Zone Addict
 
Join Date: 04-20-2006
Posts: 2,542
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Truly a site to behold...



Damn that was fast, Nic case how did you hold it in a straight line..
Reply With Quote
  #649  
Old 08-26-2006, 03:07 PM
Mister_Anderson Mister_Anderson is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: 08-26-2006
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Congrats to Nic on his 134.4 M.P.H. run and all the other entrants on their personal speed records.
Where were the speed runs held at? What about next year? I'll think about throwing together an R/C for the competition.
I know the contest is already over but for next year the Die-Hard Speed demons need to check this out. I have a copy of this issue in a box somewhere I may have to put it to work. Anyone who makes these techniques work in R/C I would love to see pics.
Thanks,
Chris
Reply With Quote
  #650  
Old 08-26-2006, 10:59 PM
46u's Avatar
46u 46u is offline
Member
 
Join Date: 11-15-2002
Location: Macon, GA
Posts: 375
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Very well done! Did they use a speed trap or just the hand held radar guns?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

»Upcoming Races & Events



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:54 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Designed by: vBSkinworks



Privacy Policy | Terms of Use
2013 Air Age Media 88 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897 (203) 431-9000  USA