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127.2 M.P.H.!

Old 07-29-2007, 10:48 AM
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Default 127.2 M.P.H.!

Congrats to Nic for the record [8D]

Yesterday was the Worlds Fastest R/C/ Car Challenge in California...
Top speed of the event : 127.2 M.P.H. (not bad, huh!? )

RC Car Action mag ran the show...there are details on their site.
http://forums.radiocontrolzone.com/s...d.php?t=240597
Old 07-29-2007, 01:32 PM
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Heres a pic.
Old 07-29-2007, 02:19 PM
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Default RE: 127.2 M.P.H.!

I'm a little bit disappointed, he got 134mph confirmed and 160mph unofficial last year. I would have liked to see that beat.
Old 07-29-2007, 02:31 PM
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Default RE: 127.2 M.P.H.!

heres the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEHh_NohxMc

the results from the event (from therczone.com)

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/7...ultspngen9.png

they say those are from the computer of rc car action at the event.

more on the drivers and their cars

http://forums.radiocontrolzone.com/s...d.php?t=240601
Old 07-29-2007, 02:42 PM
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Default RE: 127.2 M.P.H.!

Check this out
Old 07-29-2007, 02:52 PM
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Default RE: 127.2 M.P.H.!

That is one fast vehicle. I would actually make the front of it more scooped so it cuts the air more than hitting it caused by the flat front, I can easily see how you can go that fast with a brushless lipo mix, way to go man.
Old 07-29-2007, 03:03 PM
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Default RE: 127.2 M.P.H.!

Did you see a picture of the Savage. It's pretty wicked looking.

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Default RE: 127.2 M.P.H.!

the savage that got to 58.8 was a twin engine. its about 3/4ths down the page.

http://forums.radiocontrolzone.com/s...d.php?t=240601
Old 07-29-2007, 03:28 PM
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I didn't even get that far down the page at that point. The twin engine one is even better.
Old 07-29-2007, 03:35 PM
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Default RE: 127.2 M.P.H.!

ORIGINAL: hands without shadows

I'm a little bit disappointed, he got 134mph confirmed and 160mph unofficial last year. I would have liked to see that beat.
Yes but didn't they use a speed trap at this event whereas last year they used a radar gun?

Old 07-29-2007, 03:38 PM
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Default RE: 127.2 M.P.H.!

Did you guys see the dual engine lst (sts30 x 2 = like 3.8hp) only got to mid 30s. I can just see a $180 rustler xl5 passing it. LOL
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Did you guys see the dual engine lst (sts30 x 2 = like 3.8hp) only got to mid 30s. I can just see a $180 rustler xl5 passing it. LOL
I assume it was either geared incorrectly or they couldn't get it to not wheelie.
Old 07-29-2007, 04:04 PM
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Did you see a picture of the Savage. It's pretty wicked looking.

there is nothing "savage" about that
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Default RE: 127.2 M.P.H.!

On the link with all of the Cars/Truck picture there is a 3 engine dragster[X(] Thats CRAZY!

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Yeah man! Crazy...ya gotta love it [8D]

I would tend to believe the 127.2 m.p.h. through a timed speed trap mainly because of my experiences with RADAR guns...(they're a little "iffy" IMO )

I have a slightly modified Fusion and it's pretty fast for a basher, but the time/effort/enginuity it takes to get one (or more ) of your r/c cars over 100 m.p.h. is to be commended [sm=thumbup.gif]

(now...I wonder how much it would take to get my Serpent 950R to 100+ )
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Default RE: 127.2 M.P.H.!

Novak is making a showing out there too. I hope they share their setups
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ORIGINAL: drevil

I didn't even get that far down the page at that point. The twin engine one is even better.
yall see the 3 engine 1/8 scale the blue car lol
Old 07-30-2007, 09:41 AM
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Default RE: 127.2 M.P.H.!

WOW!!! thats some crazy cars, btw that "savvy" is just a scrawny hybrid between a MT, buggy and on-road.
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Default RE: 127.2 M.P.H.!

nice cars
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Default RE: 127.2 M.P.H.!

Here is the vid of Tony Lovering's 3 engine car.. 88mph then the tragic runaway crash..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJPcL6KvPBo
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Default RE: 127.2 M.P.H.!

It didnt look like it that hard.
Old 07-31-2007, 01:23 AM
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Default RE: 127.2 M.P.H.!

It happened right in front of me and it did hit hard. Remember, that's not exactly a light car! The damage wasn't really that bad, mostly front suspension parts, but it sucked that that was his best run of the day and it seemed like the car was still picking up speed after he passed the radar gun.

I can't wait till next year!
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Default RE: 127.2 M.P.H.!

Hi

Tony Lovering here. The run I did was a very short run up and the car just caught 2nd gear before the finish line. I was bringing the car back for a better run and the battery lead come out of the TX and the rest is on vid!

Since that run I have found that the car needed 3 tanks, one for each engine. I havent tested it at full speed yet but will on 17th August at Long Marston drag strip.

For a full story see my blog

http://ziggy12345-myspeedattemptcar.blogspot.com/

Cheers
Old 08-15-2007, 12:20 PM
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sorry to hear that man, you were looking good, i saw your earlier video when u were still testing the design, im pretty sure that was u right?

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