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off-roadkill 11-18-2003 08:48 PM

worlds fastest rc car
 
if you thought nitro are the fastest rcs sit down and lison to my story
World's Fastest RC Car
Cliff Lett's remote-control car can reach speeds of up to 111 mph.

There are three basic rules for racing remote-control cars.

1.Wash and wax your car regularly, but don't throw it in the dishwasher.
2.Steer clear of miniature donut shops. That's where the miniature Highway Patrol hangs out.
3.Do not challenge Cliff Lett to an RC car race, because he will beat you. Easily.

Lett is the head of the design team at Team Associated, a sort of mad scientists' laboratory for RC cars. His modified RC10 L3O Insane Speed Run car posted a speed of 111 mph at a speed-record attempt at Irwindale Speedway in 2001.
That speed has been verified by the folks over at Guinness World Records, and it leaves the official posted record of 59.09 mph in its dust. Lett's record isn't on the Guinness World Records site yet, but he's got the certificate to prove the record is legit.

there you go you nitro people nitro is not faster
heres what cliff used in his speed run
1.Use a Reedy-modified motor with less than 12 turns. Make sure your speed control can handle the turn motor you purchase.
2.Increase the size of the motor pinion gear or decrease the spur gear size.
3.Use a Lehner brushless motor (XL 4200) and Schulze 18-128 brushless speed control.
4.Use Reedy Extreme racing batteries. Use seven or more cells, depending on your speed control limit.
5.Pick a car body that's more aerodynamic. Make sure the front of the body isn't blunt or flat. You want the body to be rounded and smoothly shaped.

BlaQuest A.K.A Lab 11-20-2003 03:52 PM

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thats some fast stuff man

mattyk6 11-21-2003 01:20 PM

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So, which is it? A brushed or brushless motor? You listed both.

I know that you can reach speeds that high with either motor, but which did he use?

Matt

Jarret 11-21-2003 01:32 PM

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3.Do not challenge Cliff Lett to an RC car race, because he will beat you. Easily.
Maybe in a top speed race but there are cars that could easily beat his car on a track.

off-roadkill 11-21-2003 09:22 PM

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he used a bushless i think

johnnyride 11-22-2003 03:05 PM

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i seen a car that goes 200+ no lie. i know you think im crazy but its true.

caseyddr 11-23-2003 12:17 AM

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ORIGINAL: johnnyride

i seen a car that goes 200+ no lie. i know you think im crazy but its true.
1. tethers dont count
2. this post should be deleted fast, this topic was discussed MONTHS ago, before i was even on this board.

caseyddr 11-23-2003 12:24 AM

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ORIGINAL: off-roadkill

Lett is the head of the design team at Team Associated, a sort of mad scientists' laboratory for RC cars. His modified RC10 L3O Insane Speed Run car posted a speed of 111 mph at a speed-record attempt at Irwindale Speedway in 2001.
That speed has been verified by the folks over at Guinness World Records, and it leaves the official posted record of 59.09 mph in its dust. Lett's record isn't on the Guinness World Records site yet, but he's got the certificate to prove the record is legit.

there you go you nitro people nitro is not faster
heres what cliff used in his speed run
1.Use a Reedy-modified motor with less than 12 turns. Make sure your speed control can handle the turn motor you purchase.
2.Increase the size of the motor pinion gear or decrease the spur gear size.
3.Use a Lehner brushless motor (XL 4200) and Schulze 18-128 brushless speed control.
4.Use Reedy Extreme racing batteries. Use seven or more cells, depending on your speed control limit.
5.Pick a car body that's more aerodynamic. Make sure the front of the body isn't blunt or flat. You want the body to be rounded and smoothly shaped.
first of all, the motor should be a single turn, duh. 12 turns wont do crap when u want speed, 2nd, brushless can't keep up with brushed motors when it comes to such power at that lvl of competition. 3rdly, its not necessarily the reedy batteries he used, its HOW MANY HE USED! my god, do you notice they were all Associated products? man... And with your #5 HOW OBVIOUS IS THAT! omg this shouldbe deleted.

johnnyride 11-23-2003 02:04 AM

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i didnt know. i just call how i see it. im alitte new. i didnt even know what a tether was. it makes sence now why they call it tether. just like tether ball.

mgs9 09-26-2004 01:01 PM

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Hey people, you know this event Called "The Worlds Fastest Car " held by car action is held this june. How come I can't find much about it on this forum?

Tigger N. Bennie 09-26-2004 02:00 PM

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ORIGINAL: 7.2volt
Hey people, you know this event Called "The Worlds Fastest Car " held by car action is held this june. How come I can't find much about it on this forum?
Could it be because you didn't use the search function?
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/Goin...1974790/tm.htm

studysession 09-26-2004 02:27 PM

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First off thew original person who posted this thread - has his facts wrong. The car that did the 111MPh had a 2turn brushless motor in it. The TC3 that did 96MPh is what had the 12 turn brushed motor. Here is a link to the article with the full story of what what used and gear ratios and every other detail.

http://www.rccaraction.com/rc/articles/need_speed.asp

t to the maxx2 09-26-2004 03:16 PM

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the tc3 had a 10 turn brushed double

studysession 09-26-2004 03:27 PM

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If you read the article I posted the link for - you would see in the TC3 had the following:

RACE GEAR

• Transmitter Airtronics Caliber 3PS
• Receiver LRP Phazer
• ESC LRP V7.1
• Batteries Reedy Zappers 2400mAh (14 cells)
• Motor Saiko Racing machined motor can with neo magnets and Reedy 12-turn double armature, brushes and endbell
• Servo Futaba S9102

I do not see a 10 turn double in the list. I see a 12 turn as I stated before.

And the car that did the 111MPh had the following:
RACE GEAR

• Transmitter Airtronics Caliber 3PS
• Receiver LRP Phazer
• ESC Aveox F5HV
• Batteries 1000mAh 2/3 sub-C batteries (24 cells)
• Motor Aveox 1409/2Y 2-turn brushless motor
• Servo Airtronics 94151

If you ask me, you can setup the same equipment and use the same # of cells but with todays battery technology you can get much higher speeds. In an interview Cliff let on saying that he could have gotten higher speeds with the car. I believe to take the gold at next June's RC Car Challange speed event, http://www.rccaraction.com/news/car_challenge.asp -- it will take making your car hit in the 150's or you do not have a chance.

studysession 09-26-2004 03:37 PM

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One more thing - Cassy - Not trying to bust on you and don't take it personal - But You need to do more research on brushed motors.

If Cliff Lett can take a 12t motor that Mike Reedy himself put together do 96MPh - I would not be making comments saying 12t brushed motors are crap. Making the car go fast is not always brushless. I personally do not run brushed motors because they have a lot of maintence to keep them in peak condition. That is why I run brushless. But some blokes I know can make a brushed motor out perform most brushless anyday. I personally do not have the know how to make brushed motor to have that kind of performance. That is why I run brushless.

Some guys I know back in the US run RC electric drag cars. They go 135ft for their race against a clock. They get 85MPh 1.61 seconds in 135 ft. They use brushed motors and not brushless.

I would not be surprised that it is a brushed motor that walks away with being the winner in next years event in California.

mgs9 09-26-2004 04:06 PM

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Actuly I did use the search function thats how i fond this thread. I didnt see the thread you started, Studysession.
Buy the way, how is youre car comming? Theres this guy Sigurd Ruschkow you should know him, hes working on a car to break the speed record. It looks like he knows what he is doing, you might have some competition.:D

studysession 09-26-2004 04:22 PM

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Personally - we all have a lot competition. There are many people and companies that are not posting anything or talking about it. I really think there will be loads of fast cars there. It is will tough.

I started my project before that was ever anounced.

As for my car - I am waiting on parts at the moment.

mgs9 09-26-2004 05:35 PM

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Hey lets move the convo from here to your thread study.

Carnutz68 09-26-2004 05:39 PM

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I watched the vidio on the 200mph car. Sorry but i was not impressed. To me it was like throwing a rock with a engine on it. Now on the other hand what studysession is doing taking a car just like we use and try to control it, now thats impressive. I cant wait to see what speeds can be reached this time.:D:D:D

t to the maxx2 09-26-2004 06:15 PM

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A Saiko Racing machined motor can with super-strong neodymium magnets and a Reedy 10-turn double armature produce the rpm needed to propel the TC3 to near-buck speeds.

t to the maxx2 09-26-2004 06:18 PM

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studysession 09-27-2004 12:29 PM

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I would love to see someone break the record using a 4wd touring car. That would be very cool.

mgs9 09-27-2004 06:34 PM

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yea it would. That wont be my old touring car lol. I have an old 4-tech that I can only get to top out at 40mph, max.

quadzilla122 06-17-2007 11:39 PM

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how fast does the megatech dark thunder dragster go? it said 0-60 in 2.5 seconds so that must be the fastest.

DaveG55 06-18-2007 06:40 AM

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ORIGINAL: quadzilla122

how fast does the megatech dark thunder dragster go? it said 0-60 in 2.5 seconds so that must be the fastest.
Not even close



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