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Old 05-19-2006, 07:31 PM
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Finally took the time to put the GPS on the buggy and.......

33.8 MPH and 256 Degres F

Should be able to brake 35 mph with a little more space and fine tuning but that about it (which is already plenty for me )

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Old 05-19-2006, 08:28 PM
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i acutally got 41 mph out of mine using a radar gun and 20% nitro.
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Old 05-19-2006, 10:29 PM
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i acutally got 41 mph out of mine using a radar gun and 20% nitro.

Do you have the stock gearing ?
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Old 05-19-2006, 10:38 PM
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How did you read the speed? I've got a Garmin Etrex it'll read the speed but won't save a top speed. I think[:-]
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mine did around 60kph (measured time on 40m distance)
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Old 05-20-2006, 07:14 AM
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How did you read the speed? I've got a Garmin Etrex it'll read the speed but won't save a top speed. I think[:-]
I ran next to it when my wife was driving it.......

The Meridian, have a instant speed, average speed and maximum speed reached reading.
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Old 05-20-2006, 07:17 AM
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stock gearing, 2 speed trans, 20% nitro. The meridian gold give you maximum speed, i have it!!
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Old 05-20-2006, 07:24 AM
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Ran along side HUH? OK.. Mr AUSTIN. LOL...... I just tell everyone it does 80MPH! I read it somewhere....[sm=lol.gif] The Etrex does to just found out foolin with it . Thanks guys! I'll have to see what I can get outta mine now.
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I just tell everyone it does 80MPH! I read it somewhere....[sm=lol.gif]
my tamiya mini cooper does 130!! LOL.
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130 in 1:18 scale ? so it is more like 7.2 :P
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I ran alongside the Tornado yesterday holding the GPS and got 30.9 mph! ran outta road! LOL I rebuilt the rear diff and was the first time I ran it flat out on the road. Got that top speed reading just after it shifted to 2nd and lost control. Gotta get to a big parking lot, I'm thinkin eroof's 41 is about the most you'll get with a stock setup.
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41 is actually prette good. Bear in mind that hpi mt2 18ss (better engine) does like 75kph , if our tornado can do like 65-70kph it is really decent result for taiwan cheap engine . Mine did 60kph for sure on 16% nitro, should be 65 - 70 with 20% and some fine tuning.
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