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Thread: World's Fastest RC Car Challenge

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    did you see there speed?
     

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    Steve- I have a couple of questions: what might be the size of some of the track irregularities? and also is there a minimum or maximum distance it takes to gets up to speed? also does the car have to start from a roll or still? thanks, this is fun stuff
     

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    i think steve needs to bring his sn lets make him

    JT
     

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    get a jet engine from a plane and strap it up to the back of any rc racer.. easy
     

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    Vehicles must be propelled via the wheels, they can't be thrust powered.
     

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    I'm just curious, does anyone know if this will be a single day or two day event. I won't be able to do much of high speed testing until I actually get to the event. Will we have time to do testing with the radar?

    It'd be nice to get the last of the bugs worked out before going straight into the run.
     

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    I would plan on having all your testing done before you get there. JMO
     

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    Well I can do most of my testing before then, but I won't be able to most of the super high speed testing in my area. Best i could do is 80mph runs. Anything more than that, I won't have anywhere to go with the room and surface necessary. Only hope is Bremerton Raceway letting me use their track, but that's a long shot.
     

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    Anything is possible -
     

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    Hmm, well I sent an e-mail to them so we'll see. Dunno if they even check their e-mail...lol Hopefully they'll let me do the testing there. It's an old shutdown military base converted into a race track. The length is probably over a mile long since they flew every kind of plane there. And the surface is an absolute DREAM.
     

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    I don't know if this question has been asked, but will there be liability insurance required to enter the event?
     

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    This is real real dumb idea but im curios if you would be allowed to do it. Would it be legal to add a crap load of helium containers all over the car to make it lighter?
     

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    I have a question - Can we use Gyro's to help with steering?
     

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    helium won't help make the car lighter, you'll increase its mass overall... and lose traction... bad trade-off.

    Don't see why gyro's wouldn't be allowed, rules are pretty open really.
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    I could probably get gyro's through sponsorship if they are allowed. It would help keep the car straight. Once I get up or around 80MPh the car becomes very hard to control.
     

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    so when is this again?
     

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    Hope you all are ready to loose. If I can gather the cash for the trip. I will be bringing a 109.2V rc car with a 28lb motor. My job is rebuilding large electric mining motors. I build this baby my self.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sigurd Ruschkow
    Today, 2004,
    there is a new line of Lehner's, the HiAMP series, and with those Lehner can make a 2250/5,
    and with that you WILL spinn more than 50 000 rpm under load.

    Sigurd

    I can't believe Lehner is making a motor series named HiAmp... They should've named it HighEfficiency or something more meaningful. High Amps just smoke unsuspecting controllers.

    -HiAmp
     

  19. Lazer Guided Car 
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    Could the car be lazer guided? $10 pen lazer and $30 kit from robotstore.com http://robotstore.com/catalog/display.asp?pid=144 could keep a car straight. And just have manual throttle and manual overide steering.

    yahoo id, trailranger
     

  20. Prize money? 
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    I'm not that rich, so putting alot of money into a an event with just a title at stake might not draw too many people into it. RCCA does gain from the event as they get a story and built up hype for it. Not only do they get a story, they will most likely do an article on each of the top performing cars, or the best enigneered ones. That is a lot of magazines sold. What would I gain from it, a ticket stub to Cali and a big credit card billl.

    Just for sponsers sake, RCCA what is your current monthly circulation rate? 50,000 issues?
     

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    You do know that you don't have to enter right?

    You get the honor of knowing that you're the best amateur builder for speed.
     

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    I think the turn out will be pretty high. When I talked to robinson racing about their gears, it sounded like there's been A LOT of people asking to get custom gears made.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailranger
    I'm not that rich, so putting alot of money into a an event with just a title at stake might not draw too many people into it. RCCA does gain from the event as they get a story and built up hype for it. Not only do they get a story, they will most likely do an article on each of the top performing cars, or the best enigneered ones. That is a lot of magazines sold. What would I gain from it, a ticket stub to Cali and a big credit card billl.

    Just for sponsers sake, RCCA what is your current monthly circulation rate? 50,000 issues?
    I doubt there will be a monetary prize, and if there is it wouldn't be near enough to even cover the cost of building a winning rig.

    Besides, it costs RCCA a bunch of money too. Flying themselves and all their equipment out to cali in the summer isn't exactly the cheapest. Neither is paying to rent a track. But getting insurance to cover people running 100+ mph mini land rockets?!? yeah, not the cheapest thing for them to run either.

    I think RCCA has its subscription base, and it will not drastically change just because on issue has these world speed record cars. Not many people would sign up for a whole year just for one issue. And the newsstands get what they get.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwong2001
    I think the turn out will be pretty high. When I talked to robinson racing about their gears, it sounded like there's been A LOT of people asking to get custom gears made.
    For most custom cut items I've usually started with Bill at RCAlloys.com. They are very creative and have a lot of contacts which usually means you'll get your custom part cut (at a cost). Outstanding service and quality.

    Some of their "custom" (one-off) parts I designed and had them do for my most insane project ended up becoming production parts for brand-name suppliers because of the results. --All in the name of the people in the hobby, I say... http://www.rcalloys.com/

    For bearings, turn to BocaBearings.com . Good stuff.

    Keep keepin' awn!
    -HiAmp
     

  25. Im interested, but Sponsers still want to know 
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    Trick, I understand the cost that RCCA pays out to host this event. Trick what I want to know is there any guarentees that say if you win an event you get 3 pages in the mag. This would greatly help out for those who are looking for sponsers to fly them and an expensive land rocket to cali.
     

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