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Old 08-09-2009, 06:36 PM
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I know this forum reaches far & wide, so I thought I would add this thread & see what kind of interest there is in the Universe.

These guys are called the WWPA " Weed Wacker Pullers Association ". All of these vehicles are custom fabricated & powered by chain saw engines. There are 3 classes that pull. With two of them being competition classes & one as an exibition. I got a chance thanks to Jim from Nsayn Racing to drive his truck for this event. I never expected to do as well as I did, it definitely turned out well. Feel free to comment & let me know if this is something that happens in your area. I have met many people throughout the U.S. that are interested. If I can help hook people up & make this small side of R/C grow. I will gladly help out.

Let the comments flow !

MY First WWPA Pulling Experience Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y3ka...e=channel_page



Video of Gas Truck Class: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYsg9...e=channel_page

Here are a few of the other trucks pulling:

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Old 08-09-2009, 06:40 PM
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nice stuff man
what sort of weight are you guys pulling (pounds)
Old 08-09-2009, 06:44 PM
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Quater Scale Legends has a 1/4 scale Puller. Its HUGE!
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nice stuff man
what sort of weight are you guys pulling (pounds)
In the truck class. I believe we were pulling like 168lbs.

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COOL I like pulling! Would be nice to see what is under the bodies.
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This gives you an idea of what is under those bodies.





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In the truck class. I believe we were pulling like 168lbs.

Now, I really got a tickle out of this pic! Yeah, with a large displacement chain saw engine with the right gearing and right rear wheels, 160+ lbf pull is possible.

Good luck and post and please do post up your build
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Is there different classes? Is there a max engine size?
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Around here there are classes from 10th scale up to these Monsters. The Truck class has an engine size limit 33 cc & length & weight limits. Same for Gas Tractor class too. I forgot in the original post about the Killer Modifieds. These are Crazy !!! With a weight limit & length, You can power as much as possible. These guys are running up to (4) 30+cc engines on some & they are Wicked. This too is a competition class. The exibition tractors, Mainly only 2 of them, get some show time, because there is not enough around to compete. Weighing 60 lbs. The one here at the show, a JD6030 was pulling 400 lbs at one point. It was everything they had weight wise plus a car battery, I think I have that part in video too. Here is some more cool pics. & coverage:

Gas Tractor Class Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z9dA...e=channel_page









Modified Tractor Class Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5g5q...e=channel_page







Exibition Puller Video , Jim from Nsayn Racing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVWng...eature=channel

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http://wwpa4fans.com/
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Nice find on the official website, Killer!

Oh, and looker, I am totally digging the multi-engine rigs. When I saw multi-engine rigs for nitro engine pullers, I so wanted to make one. But seeing the gassers in such a configuration, but sclaed up, I'm totally inspired.
Damn, I wish I had a CAD-CAM.
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Yikes!

How many motors does the black one with flames have?
4?



Is there a video of that one in action somewhere?










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Those are some sick machines!!! Here is my setup. The sled is over 6ft long just by itself. The truck is 4WD. This setup was said to pull over 500 pounds.
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Yikes!

How many motors does the black one with flames have?
4?



Is there a video of that one in action somewhere?

The video link is just above the picture. The youtube video has a 2 engine a 3 engine & the 4 engine.

Make sure the sound is up for the video. It's CRAZY in person !





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Cool stuff! Nice to see theres a community of peeps doing strange things like me out there!
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The video link is just above the picture.
Yeah I saw that just after I posted.
Sweeeet machines!





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mate those machines are feral!!! Good stuff!!!![8D][8D][8D]
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Default RE: Largescale R/C Gas Powered Pulling

Do any of them run glow plug fuel or alcohol?
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Do any of them run glow plug fuel or alcohol?
Yes, Several of them are running alcohol. I know one guy was experimenting with a nitro blend too.

I normally would not post a link, but this Pulling area of R/C is small & could use support. This site has lots of pulling news.
http://www.rcmt.net/
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Love the multi engine ones... they also have a yahoo group http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/rcpullingtractors/

The garden tractor pullers are pretty wild to.. http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/EGTPA/
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I know of some running a blend of glow plug fuel (nitro) in there HPI Baja. [X(]
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While I appreciate all the work that goes in to building these pulling machines, both RC and full scale ones, and love watching them, I've always thought it's crazy to send all that power straight in to the ground like that. [&:]

Just imagine how FAST they could go with different gearing.


Awesome videos though, and it never ceases to amaze me how huge the RC hobby is worldwide and how many different "genres" there are.
Dragracing, drifting, rock crawling, monstertruck tug of war, pulling etc.
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Those are cool!
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Default RE: Largescale R/C Gas Powered Pulling

hey looker very cool thread man...

i love the look of some of those machines,custum builds are always very intresting too.

i have an fg beetle and i recently built my own tralier out of stainless mild steel....its heavy but my beetle has a very strong motor....here is a video of it in action but the tyres were flat and i didnt notice until LATER LOL

the car i was towing was a comp nutech model [heavy also] but this beetle wouldnt have had any problems only for the flat tralier wheels......

i will have better vids soon....

nice one looker.......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAiPEOr6vOI

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Thanks for all the great comments !!

dc2 man : Neat set-up with the trailer. I can see where the tires on the trailer were flat & causing lots of drag.

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