Friday, February 27, 2009

Jack's brushless 4-Tec

Jack has a nice setup to get his 4-Tec up to 75 mph and a lot more potential for future runs:

I recently decided to try for some top-end fun with my electric 4-tec...currently setup with the following:

CF chassis
4300kv BL motor (EZrun)
60amp BL ESC (EZ-run)
4000mah 3s1p LiPo
35p/78s gearing
Futaba 3PM FASST radio

....(Current GPS speed as of 2/26/09 - 75.2mph)....all testing is done with a Garmin forerunner 101 GPS mounted on the car.


The body looks very aerodynamic with some custom vertical stabilizers:

(the body is an) HPI Stocker.....with my custom vertical stabalizers of out of doors from a stadium truck body

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Another insane Traxxas Rustler shooting for 100mph

From "PBO":

I know of up to 6 Rustlers attempting to crack the 100mph mark

There seems to be a lot of comment about nearly every aspect of each attempt, so I thought I'd throw my effort into the ring for a bit of flaming

Feel free to comment...


Motor = Neu 1515 1.5d
Lipo = 2 x Thunder Power 4S (3300 30C) in parallel
Gearing = 34 spur, 25 pinion Mod1
Wheels = Jato
Arms = RPM
Trans = stock
Shocks = Big bore
Shock towers = custom 4mm alloy/3mm CF
Chassis = custom 4mm alloy
Servo = stock
Body = XL5 modified
Front wing = inverted XL5 rear wing
Rear wing = BRP super wing
Wing mounts = custom alloy/CF

Video: Todd Commons 1.275s Top Fuel Extreme

Todd Commons from the QMDRA ran a 1.275s pass in his Litespeed Electric Extreme Dragster on 4s making it the quickest pass in Australia.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Insane Speed Run-April 25th @ Encino Velodrome

The first event of the 2009 ISC season will be at the Encino Velodrome April 25th, 2009. This is how R/C speed runs started in the late 1980's. They weren't straight line events like in '06,'07 and '08. Here is a Montage of Clips - of the 1990 & 1992 R/C Thunderdromes

Worlds Fastest R/C Driver Nic Case testing his Schumacher Mi3 on the high banks of the bicycle velodrome Encino track in 2007:

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

DJ's 89 mph "Sheeba" Traxxas Rustler

DJ said this about his equipment:

Rustler VXL / Medusa Motor / 6s PolyRC lipo...
89 MPH ready to do mid 90's as is...
but revamping to do 100+
120 is the goal.

DJ is almost at Sunny's record of 90 mph. Sunny currently has the fastest Traxxas Rustler in the world:

Monday, February 9, 2009

HPI brushless cyclone 12 fast speed car project

Check out this wild HPI stretched cyclone. There aren't any specs on the car or how fast it was going in the video. This is definitely a cool project.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Adam Drake's Guinness World record attemp-Longest R/C car jump

Adam Drake attempts the longest r/c car jump.

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