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Old 02-20-2004, 01:55 PM
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well, either one could be fast off the line...
But for the quickest off the line I'd have to say electric cars, just because they have all the power put to the ground all at once.
Nitro make up the difference for the later part of the track, nitro usually run more MPH becasue of the top end charge when they get into 2nd gear.
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Im looking for some rear street tires for my ST-15 what would you recomend. I have 2.2 inch rims. And do you spin your tires in bleach to get them sticky?
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DiscoQuinn - Very nice car! From what you posted, I take it is not yours?
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Well, first of all, we drag racers don't run rubber tires, we use foam tires and koford tire traction compound.
Tires, are you gonna be racing on just smooth surfaces with your truck?
Back when I first started rc cars bashing around with my rustler with a 9 turn and 6 cells, with street tires(rubber) all they would do is spin.
I suggest you run off raod tires simaliar to
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LX2988&P=0

But if you can find some foam tires that will work, that would your best bet.
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first of all, we drag racers don't run rubber tires
I wasnt sure if you did or not.
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ok thats alright......
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i am building an electric rail car right now and if you want i might be able to get you some plans.
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i am building an electric rail car right now and if you want i might be able to get you some plans.
Who???
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DiscoQuinn - Very nice car! From what you posted, I take it is not yours?

NO , sadly I have no idea whos it is.....But it looks so realistic, at first I thought it was 1:1!!!!!
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The detail is very nice.
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www.neweramodels.com has some awsome drag cars. i like them but would not use them, i just use my stadium truck for drag racing. and its hard to keep it in a straight line.
Old 02-22-2004, 10:10 AM
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www.neweramodels.com has some awsome drag cars. i like them but would not use them, i just use my stadium truck for drag racing. and its hard to keep it in a straight line.
New era cars are to heavy to make for a good drag car. But they won't break if you wreck them.
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wow...this is utterly amazing! This thread came back! I remember this was about 3 or 4 days before I took off to boarding school if anyone remembers that. Its back though wow!

haha
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proud owner of a bolink F/C
now b4 you all flame me for buying a bolink first off it was CHEAP <used off a friend of mine swapped him a case of beer for it>
2nd off we dont have a drag strip up here so it will be a strictly parking lot basher

anyhow im engine hunting for it has to be side exaust <i dont see how a rear would fit there>

remember strictly a parking lot rocket so RBs and Novas are out of budget and frankly more motor than i need

im looking at the OS .15CV hyper ,OS 15CV-Rand the TO .18PRO

anybody recommend one over the other?

i have no experience with either of these brands

im running a fantom .12 in my NTC3 and a ofna .26 in the savage

ALSO is there anyway to get arouns th hokey exaust setup bolink recomends and run a tuned pipe on this thing?

anybody know what manifold i need to do this????

good to see some other drag guys on here

ill have to make it a regular stop

TIA
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Whats all the debate about?? Why even compare drag racing to touring car racing. I thought the whole idea of both were to be the best you can be... see the result of your car setup and tuning, enjoy some exhillaration, get your adrenaline going and most of all have some fun.

I love both for what each type of racing gives you... the skill and precision driving of touring and on-road racing is great but you rarely hit top speed unless youre on a huge track. And I love the absolute rush of punching the throttle and going full speed.

By the way Im trying to make a staging light and timing setup with interface to a laptop using lasers and phototransistors. I have the phototransistors working fine but I need an electronic diagram of a staging light... any help with a link would be appreciated.

FastCar... nice rail and FC.

NN
The easiest way that I could think of to make a setup w/lights and timing would be to buy an old PLC and program that, you can online w/it with yer laptop. Make sure all your timers are copied to a register or maybe populate a data table for breakdown reults that can be printed... Go somewhere like ebay and search for SLC-150, it should be cheap and you can buy the PC interface unit, which you need to program the controller, it is MUCH easier than that old-fangled hand-held programmer. All of your sensors, I/O etc will work perfectly with this unit...
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Any one whosays drag racing isnt hard i would love to race any time GOOD LUCK!
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Real drag racing does take alot of skill, you know how much horsepower those real drag-racers have? 8000bhp!!!

But no racing takes more skill than formula 1 though (IMHO never driven one }...that reminds me there is a race this weekend If anyone wants to see some real driving skill watch speed channel tomorrow (sunday) at 7:30 AM or 9:00PM EDT on the speed channel...its great... 1500 Pound cars, 750hp, 22,000RPM and 4 g's in the turns (not to mention 0-100-0 in about 6 seconds)


Anyway, I'm not sure about RC Drag racing it probably is more of whos car is faster, but if both people have the same car then I guess it could be competitive.
moto gp is helluva lot more challeging to do than f1 u can crash a f1 and still be ok crash a grand prix motorcycle at 300km/h and see what happens to u . ever see them turn on these bikes it takes a lot of skill.
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i just replying to the first page i read. i ran a revo and now dragster. for me the off road was easyer, if you made a mistake you have more than enogh time to catch up. i always ran steady and consisant, and you would win. it always the guy running real fast and making mistakes that have a rough race.

but drag racing is something else. set up is key. but yes you can put high dollar stuff on it and go fast, but a guy who know how to set it up can make it a few tenths of a second faster.(same thing applys to offroad) but ill tell you one thing, it anit easy cutting consintant .4 second lights. and in bracket racing(which i run) a tenth of a second is a win or lose situation. i would like to go on but i thing this post is long enough..... [8D]
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That was 4 years ago... I doubt that they care.
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Rc drag racing isn't really a way to show any skill at driving them. Its basically a way to show how much money you have to put into the car.
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Rc drag racing isn't really a way to show any skill at driving them. Its basically a way to show how much money you have to put into the car.
Your statement is out in left field have you ever drag raced?
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ORIGINAL: AznAbyss952

Rc drag racing isn't really a way to show any skill at driving them. Its basically a way to show how much money you have to put into the car.
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Rc drag racing isn't really a way to show any skill at driving them. Its basically a way to show how much money you have to put into the car.
Your statement is out in left field have you ever drag raced?
Bud this thread is a bazillion years old
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Originally Posted by Bush Wacker
Which are fast or better off the line? Nitro or Electric?
my opinion the nitro is the fastest off the line .

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