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Old 08-27-2006, 03:52 PM
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Very well done! Did they use a speed trap or just the hand held radar guns?
Hand held radar guns, although next year their going to use a speed trap.
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Old 08-27-2006, 04:46 PM
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If I am not mistake I thought for it to be an official record you had to use a certified speed trap? Do not take this wrong as I am very impressed with what all have done but radar guns are not all ways accurate. I am sure it is in the ballpark and close. But wasn’t the former 111 mph clocked my a speed trap?
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Old 09-18-2006, 04:45 AM
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The rules say 40 inches and i saw steve post 24 max so what is the real max length?
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Old 09-18-2006, 09:56 AM
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40 inches is the max. They changed it so 1/5 scale could also be in it.
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Old 09-26-2006, 12:36 AM
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Hey guys, I have been away from this forum for a while, but if Im not mistaken, wasn't this event sapose to happen in july?
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Old 09-26-2006, 12:47 AM
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Hey guys, I have been away from this forum for a while, but if Im not mistaken, wasn't this event sapose to happen in july?
Did you go back a page and read the post?
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Old 09-26-2006, 04:57 PM
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Did you go back a page and read the post?
wow so it did happen, I just figured there would be way more talk about it. 160, thats insane, my car can't even do that speed. Thats faster than I expected. I though the cars were going to go closer to 115-125.
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Old 09-27-2006, 08:39 PM
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well 60 with a monster truck is just funny.truck come out the box hitting 50 so this is a joke.i will be there next year with a madforce/t-maxx hi-fly. speed hit at 72 and will still spin tires. but 60 is just funny
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:31 PM
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why is this guy banned for saying this???? i 2nd what he said
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Old 09-29-2006, 01:58 AM
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This isn't my first rodeo... you're the same user.
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Old 09-29-2006, 06:51 AM
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Unfortunately, due to the size of the RC cars and vision restrictions, you want to get the cars accelerating as quickly as possible. In acceleration, weight is the enemy. Keep in mind that the "Heavy" cars they use for top speed runs at bonneville have a 13 mile course to accelerate and stop. We have less than a quarter mile before you wont even be able to see your car anymore. I would bet that Nic Case's car hit 134 mph in 1/8th mile or less. With RC Cars it's going to have to be Light and lots of downforce -and traction.
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Old 11-04-2006, 09:32 AM
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I should have entered in the MT class ,my "E" on NiMh 2 yrs ago 106kph
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Old 11-04-2006, 09:38 AM
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Theres the proof
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Old 11-06-2006, 09:01 AM
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i cant beleive people are in to r/c for fastest runs.... i mean yeah 160 wow that is amazing but whats the fun about it??? honestly people at the track all the time are talking about yeah how can i get WAY more speed out of my car when there sucking up the track running in to everyone already... r/c for racing man lol
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Old 11-06-2006, 02:57 PM
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Pigback, this was a "fastest" contest... this isn't what these guys do all the time... most race head to head on tracks like you do... this was just a side thing.
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Old 11-07-2006, 01:47 AM
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i cant beleive people are in to r/c for fastest runs.... i mean yeah 160 wow that is amazing but whats the fun about it??? honestly people at the track all the time are talking about yeah how can i get WAY more speed out of my car when there sucking up the track running in to everyone already... r/c for racing man lol
Whats fun about it? The look on there face when they see a cute little 1/18th scale RC18 go by doing 80+mph
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Old 04-25-2007, 09:58 AM
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I'm not a top speed guy myself. I would rather race on the track. But EVERYONE who has ever seen my r/c car outside of the hobby the first question is always "How fast will it go?".

What was the fastest 1/8 buggy?
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Old 04-28-2007, 01:24 PM
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ptpracing,

The fastest 1/8 buggy was 67mph powered by a Novak HV High-Voltage Brushless System (4.5). I'm pretty sure it was the 4.5.
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Old 05-07-2007, 02:26 PM
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I have a Tamiya Dark Impact 10th scale buggy that runs 64 mph. It should be easy to get an 1/8 scaler over 70.

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Old 05-08-2007, 12:25 AM
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People actualy do RC drag racing and LOVE IT! And what about the teather car guys breaking 200 mph every weekend? Im shur they are happy with their hobby. Just dont crack on what people like doing. To me Rock crawling is as boring as watching Golf...and both are huge sports.
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Old 05-08-2007, 08:30 AM
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Well said!

After all, can you imagine that people actually pay big money to bird watch? Then others like to hang themselves with hooks through their flesh.

It takes all kinds to make up a world!

I love anything technical, especially if it requires technical fabrication ability and involves speed!

Matt
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Old 05-08-2007, 08:36 AM
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Unfortunately, due to the size of the RC cars and vision restrictions, you want to get the cars accelerating as quickly as possible. In acceleration, weight is the enemy. Keep in mind that the "Heavy" cars they use for top speed runs at bonneville have a 13 mile course to accelerate and stop. We have less than a quarter mile before you wont even be able to see your car anymore. I would bet that Nic Case's car hit 134 mph in 1/8th mile or less. With RC Cars it's going to have to be Light and lots of downforce -and traction.
I know Nic personally. His cars weight alot more than you would think. He used up nearly 1/2 mile on his run. It took 1/4 mile to hit 134, then most of the next 1/4 mile to slow it down. Also, his 134 mph car has only a modest amount of downforce, but enough to hold the nose down. The big issue with short wheelbase cars is torque over at speed. The wind drag at 130 mph normally equals the traction of the tires, so downforce is needed. If there is too much downforce at the rear, the car will literally wheelie and torque over. So, front downforce is required to counter it.

Hitting 80 is not hard with a road car, 90 is pretty difficult, 100 is an order of magnitude harder, breaking 110 is extremely technical and requires a large infusion of knowledge and cash as well as tons of experimentation.

Matt
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:53 AM
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I so want to be hung on hooks from the celling. My friends have done it and was so COOL!
Yea that was totaly off the subject but...im one of thoes guys lol.
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Old 05-08-2007, 01:30 PM
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I know Nic personally. His cars weight alot more than you would think. He used up nearly 1/2 mile on his run. It took 1/4 mile to hit 134, then most of the next 1/4 mile to slow it down. Also, his 134 mph car has only a modest amount of downforce, but enough to hold the nose down. The big issue with short wheelbase cars is torque over at speed. The wind drag at 130 mph normally equals the traction of the tires, so downforce is needed. If there is too much downforce at the rear, the car will literally wheelie and torque over. So, front downforce is required to counter it.

Hitting 80 is not hard with a road car, 90 is pretty difficult, 100 is an order of magnitude harder, breaking 110 is extremely technical and requires a large infusion of knowledge and cash as well as tons of experimentation.

Matt

when you mean road car you mean a 1:10 sedan or any onroad racer??? otherwise what cars do you own.
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Old 05-08-2007, 05:28 PM
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10th scale touring car.

My Tamiya Dark Impact off road car is running 64mph and my TC4 is at 115mph in its previous guise, but it is almost finished with a rebuild to increase speed further. It ran 115 mph with a Vette body on 6S. Now it is running a hand laid carbon fiber wedge body on 12S. I will keep you all posted on the progress. I will begin a build thread when it is finished.

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