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Thread: World's Fastest RC Car Challenge

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    Me and 2 friends will hopefully be going and we are taking the following

    My HPI NitroMT with a hyper .21 8 port (still considering the picco .26 actually). Custom chasis and suspension and HEAVILY beefed up drivetrain. Also going to toy with an idea for the transmission but cant say what just yet

    My friends Mad Force with I forget which engine but its gonna fly...geared up pretty high and custom chasis and suspension work

    My friends eletric rusty with a brushless setup.

    Sorry I cant give that many details about their 2 cars...dont know that miuch since we havent talked and I dont feel like typing all mine out specifically what Im doing to my truck

    We are also going to build an eletric onroad from scratch pretty much...make our own chasis, shock towers, a arms, steering linkage....all of that...should be fun
     

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    Here is what I bringing... 1/5 scale Jetcat P70 turbine powered
    (in the pic its stock G23 power)

    The other drawing is my guess at the track.... I need to know
    how far the run up was before the Start / Finish line...
    The shape may not be right on, but it measures 1/2 mile ID..

    It looks like we will have 300-400 feet to get up to speed without
    getting to far into the turn.. Same to stop..

    If someone knows more about the track size / radius ect.. let me know
    is I will refine the drawing..

    Eddie Weeks
    http://www.corpcomp.com/weeks1/
     

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    Looks sweet Eddie! Swoopy!

    YGPM
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fastcar
    Will the racing speed run area be sprayed with some sort of traction compound like sugar water, vht, or grape soda???
    If sugar water or grape soda is used, everybody's car needs to be able to run well with thousands of ants out there.
     

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    ok guys, i feel i can comment as i wont be in the country for the race, as you are all wasting time arguing over what speeds you can get....i am new to rc but i have years of racing a porsche 3.7 rs full size all over the world. alot of your ideas sound great, and yes at the end of the day, down force and gearing are the most important, but what about the fun factor if i was there i would be racing a trash can with an elastic band, at least you would be remembered, you are never going to beat the factory teams....we all know there budgets it was the same with the full size cars, so just have fun...ioh yes and in case your intrested somewhere on the web there is a ntro powered car that does over 200 mph these things were the forunners of rc, but it is a tether car,(goes round a 200m track tied to steel wire, amazing to see, just put a search in for tether car, if you have problems finding it let me know and i will find it and post a link, enjoy
    michael
     

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    i found the link for the 200mph teather car guys, have a look let me know what you think...
    http://videos.radiocontrolzone.com/2..._nitro_cwh.zip

    michael
     

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    Yeah, but tether cars don't have steering system, nor do they have receiver or servos, no brake or throttle management either.

    They can run skinny tire as well, because handling is no issue.

    By the time you add all that stuff onto a car, it will become way bigger, with more frontal area and your top speed will decrease.

    It's not the same game at all.

    Only my 0.02 Euro

    DFF
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotWalkinBlind
    If sugar water or grape soda is used, everybody's car needs to be able to run well with thousands of ants out there.

    but at least they'd be able to get plenty of traction....thats why this needs to be done on a dragstrip.....and a speed run is 300 feet as far as I know...maybe their needs to be to records....
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaFF
    Yeah, but tether cars don't have steering system, nor do they have receiver or servos, no brake or throttle management either.

    They can run skinny tire as well, because handling is no issue.

    By the time you add all that stuff onto a car, it will become way bigger, with more frontal area and your top speed will decrease.

    It's not the same game at all.

    Only my 0.02 Euro

    DFF
    i realize that a tether car is a different game i simply put the link there for all the people who said a nitro engine could not reach 200+mph,
     

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    what will be the body of choice, mclaren? lambo? i think one of those, with lexan added to be more areo
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fastcar
    but at least they'd be able to get plenty of traction....thats why this needs to be done on a dragstrip.....and a speed run is 300 feet as far as I know...maybe their needs to be to records....
    Plenty of traction? Ahem. That would depend on how many ants come to the picnic... if there are a good many out there, the situation could become rather tenuous.

    It could be worse than when fullsize cars go off the racing line and get "in the marbles."

    I know I wouldn't want to be standing anywhere near the track if a car went wacko on ants and did a snap roll.
     

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    well I know one thing... if they don't use any sort of traction whether it be sugar water or VHT these fast car will not get hooked up and run the MPH everyone is looking for.....
     

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    I agree... so somebody just needs to put a dish of VHT out there and see if the local ants think it's groovy... we already know what they'd think of the other options.
     

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    I haven't read this whole thread but my first thought was one of those gas teather cars that already go so fast and convert it to RC radio.there is a vid someware on them. How fast did they go ? close to 200 if I remember. There was 600 pounds of force on the wire at that speed. Imaging one of them running around the whole track.
     

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    Yea they had a discussion about them a few pages back. They arent a real r/c though and people tend to get pissed when they are compared. I dont blame them because a car on a string doesnt count.

    Quote Originally Posted by auto2
    I haven't read this whole thread but my first thought was one of those gas teather cars that already go so fast and convert it to RC radio.there is a vid someware on them. How fast did they go ? close to 200 if I remember. There was 600 pounds of force on the wire at that speed. Imaging one of them running around the whole track.
    -----====Speedtester====-----
     

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    What I see Brewing here is a tire war ! For even an 1/8th scale car to go 150 would require about 17,000 rpm at the wheel with 100% traction. It must sustain this rpm while all the dynamic loads are placed on it and maintain it's physical integrity and traction. GOOD LUCK !!! Who makes or has the ability to make such tires ? I remember when speed runs of the early 90's were limited by tires literally exploding in the mid 80's range. Has tire technology come that far?
     

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    I'm going to use the new tires from Hoosier. They'll be somewhere around 8 to 10 inches in diameter. But even Hoosier says they're not rated for these kinds of speeds. Guess there's only one way to find out.

    Mike
     

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    I wonder how fast my project nitro dump will go.It's fairly light from the store, and it would give me an advantage possibly. I won't take it to the copetition, thouh. Too far away.
     

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    Is Air Power Ok.......i Might Have To Build Up Another Air Dragster ...lol...wish I Could Find My Pics And Time Sheet...grrrrrrr
     

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    Are there any serious competitors out there? Any News on what manufactures will be out there? Most of you are talking about pipe dreams,, anyone have a 3 digit car yet? How about 120mph anyone there yet?

    Broke another personal record on the 4th of July.... Onward and upwards...

    Anyone that wants to bet on if there car will win against mine, I will take the bet... However I play for the car you drive so beprepard to hand it over...

    Good luck guys... Glad to see that the competition is still in the clouds...

    The Scientist
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC-scientist
    Anyone that wants to bet on if there car will win against mine, I will take the bet... However I play for the car you drive so beprepard to hand it over...

    Good luck guys... Glad to see that the competition is still in the clouds...

    The Scientist
    Isn't this posted in the wrong thread?
    Mike
     

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    I will bet you, a case of bear, my turbine car will smoke anything
    out there... If I can keep the rubber on the rims, its all over with...

    Eddie Weeks
    http://bellsouthpwp.net/w/e/weeks1/car.html
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieWeeks
    I will bet you, a case of bear, my turbine car will smoke anything
    out there... If I can keep the rubber on the rims, its all over with...

    Eddie Weeks
    http://bellsouthpwp.net/w/e/weeks1/car.html
    Oh Yeah, Well I'll bet you a Carls Junior Six Dollar Burger that my car will kick your cars ass after you've finished smoking the other guys car. (If I can keep the rubber on the rims too.)


    Mike
     

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    A case of bear might be a bit heavy.
    I cant wait to see some new pics of your turbinemobile.

    Quote Originally Posted by EddieWeeks
    I will bet you, a case of bear, my turbine car will smoke anything
    out there... If I can keep the rubber on the rims, its all over with...

    Eddie Weeks
    http://bellsouthpwp.net/w/e/weeks1/car.html
    -----====Speedtester====-----
     

  25. Bring it.... Don't sing it.. 
    Half the fun of all this will be the smak talking before hand...

    But if I loose I will buy the beer.... I am flying my Isobar Jet
    this weekend in Shreveport, but will get back to working on the car soon.

    There are no secrets at my camp, mostly because I know not
    many people are going to do what I am doing...

    As soon as I get it running I will post all speeds good or bad.... hahah

    You know.. I have not had this much fun in quite a while...

    ps... Keep your busted slowpoke car at the house.

    Eddie Weeks
     

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