Long term project - Custom 1/10 Top Fuel style electric dragster
I'm thinking about building a scratch/custom 1/10 scale electric dragster. Not a funny car, but the Top Fuel kind. Im gonna see if i can most of the frame outta carbon fiber, and then maybe balsa sheeting for the bodywork. I know it's probably gonna be powered by 2x6-cell nicd's and a traxxas vxl with very high gearing. im going to have a CPU fan and a heatsink on the motor so i dont fry it one the first run. I am not sure if I will go through with this, but hopefully i will.
A few quastion are
-what axle can i use? I want a solid axle w/no diff
-what tires? Probably really fat foamies in the back and i dont know what in the front.
-what size? i try and research it a bit. should i just take the specs from a real top fueler and scale it down by 10?
-what steering set-up?
-I want a huge wing, maybe a 1/8 scale buggy wing? what mount?
-should i just use epoxy for the cf?
-would it be possible to get it less than say $250? I already have esc, motor, betteries, charger. I might use the radio i have or get a
better one, as a have a traxxas TQ2. I probaly wont go 2.4 cuz of the price. just a futaba compter radio.
-what motor mount should i use? are there any 1/10 pan cars that i can take parts from? the AE RC12 looks like it has a nice motor/axle
setup. would that be too small/weak for a 14.4v brushless dragster?
-is there any regulations to drag racing if i would want to compete? a website with rules? how long is the drag strip?
-do you think that this is going to work?