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Thread: World's Fastest RC Car Challenge

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    I'am a veterian of 5 Insane Speed Runs held by NORRCA, and come race day alot of you will be in for a big surprise.
    controlling a car that far away from you at ANY speed is not easy.
     

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    OK - I have been reading many posts on this board and I have a question for the people that are spnsoring this thing. A lot of people are thinking we drive the RC all the way around the track.

    I was thinking it was just the straight away. What is it?

    This stuff rocks!
     

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    BTW - here is what I have been working on:
    http://studysession.com
     

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    This is from a post by moderator PeterV on the first page.

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    Vehicle speed will be measured by running the car through an electronic speed trap (likely to come from Race America), and you can use as much of the speedway as your radio range will allow to get up to speed.

    Later,Randy
     

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    My guess is most will use the turn to get up to speed,and actually use the straight for their run,then the next turn as a run-off,or slow down area.But,ya never know how people will plan it.
     

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    Can you use custom built motors or engines? Can you us a fuel source other then batteries or liquid fuels (gas)?
     

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    1. Wheel-driven vehicles only. Vehicles powered by thrust (jet, rocket, propeller, etc.) are not allowed. Turbine power is allowed only if the turbine is used to drive the wheels, not for thrust.
    2. Vehicles may be powered by engine(s) or motor(s) of any number and configuration.
    6. The vehicle must remain operable after its speed runs. Sacrificial motors or power systems that are inoperable after a run are not permitted.
     

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    How long is the straight away on the track?
     

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    I am unclear as to the total length limit, is it 24" or 40" ?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevePond
    After considerable discussion, we've decided that the intial length rule of 24 inches will be increased to 40 inches (1016mm) to accomodate 1/5 scale cars. The overall length of the longest body from FG (Mercedes CLK) is 37 inches, so we added a few inches to allow for some custom body work.

    The rule was changed to open the contest up to people that want to try running bigger cars. I don't anticipate any other changes to the rules or to the venue. Thank you to everyone for their feedback.
    Thank to steve pond
    mgs 8)
     

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    you guys think some real car company, say ferrari, would enter in this for the heck of it? or atleast partner in with another to break it together?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by rx78gp03s
    you guys think some real car company, say ferrari, would enter in this for the heck of it? or atleast partner in with another to break it together?
    Sure.
     

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    Like this one? Unfortunately,it's 1/3 scale.Prolly too big.
     

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    Man, that is SWEET!

    Quote Originally Posted by crank throw wei
    Like this one? Unfortunately,it's 1/3 scale.Prolly too big.
     

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    That should be right up your alley Mike.Something on that order is on my docket before I die.Just have to figure what car to do,and when I can find the time.
     

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    I don't think even I would have the patience to do a project like that. That car could easily fetch a million dollars. But I doubt that much would be enough to get the guy to sell it. Did you see the dashboard with all the little gauges? His attention to detail is absolutely amazing.

    I've got it a little easier than him. I'm designing everything from scratch.

    Mike
     

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    Mike, I forget if you've told us what body you're gonna run.
     

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    Fiberglass.

    Mike
     

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    There's a smart aleck everywhere ya turn these days.

    What body, not body material.

    How would this work?
    http://www.rustyiron.com/engines/sandimas00/willys.jpg

    Oh, my goodness, ladies and gentlemen... Mike just sent me a pic by email:
    http://my.hsonline.net/~street37/icons/willys.jpg
     

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    Uh, sorry. Here's an artists conceptual drawing.


    Mike
     

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    ...chuckle... OK, popsicle breath... come on... please tell us.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotWalkinBlind
    ...chuckle... OK, popsicle breath... come on... please tell us.
    Thought you might get a laugh outta that.

    What body? Don't know. Do you think there's any real difference between any of the NHRA Funny Car bodies? They may call them Camero's or firebirds, or whatever, but in reality, they're just Funny Car bodies with a different paint scheme.

    Cheers,
    Mike
     

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    Since we are on the body subject, do they make a Jaguar XJ220 body, i think that car looks awsome.
     

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    I think a regular body would be best, with a good chassis set up and good suspention, cause i bet that track ain't little car friendly==bounce=bounce=bounce!!!
     

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    Well If I had a large amount of funds, here is what I would do....

    I would get a 1/4 scale car, as well as a Gas Turbine to power it! I would go for a descent size, and also modify the thrust to weight ratio! Then I would put a Batmobile body on the car! They also make after burners for the Turbines, if your a member of the AMA they are illegal to have under them in the US, but for a car, there are no little rules such as those! HAHAHA That would get you your fastest RC car! If you really wanted to get complicated and expensive, you could have the turbine hooked up to a differential, and have it actually turn a set of wheels, rather than just push the car......

    just an idea!
     

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