Friday, December 17, 2010

The Road to 200 - Team Associated: World's Fastest R/C Cars

From the ROSSA forums:

Nic Case will be running his car on Jan 16th at the Ford Arizona test track. He is pretty confident that he will get 200mph or more. In the mean time I am continuing to prepare my rocket car and will be testing it in Jan or March, depending on weather. The planned speed is 180-200 and 220mph in stages. Also on the horizon is Brett Smith who is building a new turbine car with planned speeds of over 200mph and another team in the UK are building a twin turbine car for 200mph plus. These are only the ones I know about.

It looks like its going to seriously kick off in 2011 and ROSSA will be at the very heart of it all

Monday, December 6, 2010

Nic's 114 mph RC12R5

Nic's 143 mph RC10TC4 4s car

Set-up info on the TC4
Car --------------------------- Associated RTR TC4
Motor ---------------------------------- Neu Motors 1409 1D 6700Kv
ESC---------------------------------------Castle Creations Mamba Monster
Gear Ratio-------------------------------------36 spur x 30 pinion
Tire--------------------------------------------BSR purple foams
Radio -----------------------------------------Futaba 4PK 2.4Gz
Servo ---------------------------------- Futaba BLS252 Brushless
Battery--------------------------------------- PowerEdge 4s 3700MaH
Special setting------------10% neg Expo throttle curve --- Low timing
Body ----------------------------------------- Sebring GTP
Caster ------------------------------------6 degrees
Rear Shocks ---------------------Red springs 80wt #2 pistons
Front Shocks ---------------------Gold springs 80wt #2 pistons
Tow-In -------------------------------- 1degree front, 2 degree rear
Record speed.--------------------------------- 143.54 mph

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Video: Nic Case doing some "flight" testing

Nic Case doing some "flight testing" in September.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Video: FG sportline with NOS

Running a FG sportline with a 2 speed, big power pipe, SS535 Body, 26 cc Zenoah, GRP tires

Video: ISC Ultimate Speed Run 2010. 1/5 Baja action (Bad Language)

First report from the 2010 ISC Ultimate Speed Run-Records Broken

Tim Smith reporting from the 2010 ISC USR.

New ISC Records from USR 2010 Fontana

Open Wheel: Greg Hurtado, 102.30 mph
Mini: Nic Case, 114.11 mph
IC Open: Marc Davidson, 117.56 mph
IC Big Block: Marc Davidson, 120.25 mph
IC Small Block: Marc Davidson, 101.01 mph
2 cell Electric stock 4wd: John Schultz, 106.53 mph
2 cell Electric Stock 2wd: Tim Smith, 119.09 mph
4 cell Electric Mod: Nic Case, 143.54 mph

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Videos from the 2010 ROSSA speed run

150 mph rocket car

Rocket Explosion

2010 Speed Championship Kevin Simms' 4-cell TC5 at 120mph

Jays 2cell flip Kevs 4cell flip and Tonys rocket 150mph

kevin Simms.2 cell, 4 cell and rustler
2 cell 106mph,4 cell 120mph rustler 105mph

More videos here.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Results from the 2010 ROSSA speed run

The 2010 ROSSA r/c speed run was held September 11-12th in the U.K. Here are the initial results:

Class winners

2 Cell
Kevin Simms
New Worlds Record

4 Cell
Kevin Simms

Electric Open
Andrew Lewis

Electric Open Wheel
Kevin Simms
New Worlds Record

IC Small Block
A J Lovering

IC Big Bock
Alan Simms

IC Open
A J Lovering

Jacob Collins

Check here for more information.

Monday, September 6, 2010

NIc Case's testing video -162mph

Video of Nic Case's testing from September 1st. 162 mph.

Shakedown test of Nic Case's
Associated Speed Run Car -- at 162mph
Sept 1st 2010
The Fastest R/C Car I've ever run.

Next time, we'll put the speed trap 200 feet further down track..

Thanks for the support of these People;
Curtis Husting -- Area 51 Design Works
Cliff Lett -- Team Associated
John Foister -- BSR tires
Bryan Blaser -- Professional Photography
Tracy Case -- Videography
Evan Chapkis -- PowerEdge batteries
Scott Cramer -- Futaba Fasst System
Joe Ford -- Castle Creations
Steve Neu -- Neu Motors
Neil Stubbington -- RW Racing Gears
Dave Kruse -- Metal Rubber
Mak Miura -- Field Support
Greg Hutting -- Flexible Support
Matt Shumaker -- Preparation Support
John Trino -- Field Support

Looking forward to going Faster!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

ISC Ultimate Speed Run 2010 canceled

The ISC Speed Run 2010 in Topeka has been canceled due to lack of entries. Rich Zeller of Heartland Park Topeka made this announcement on Tuesday July 27th.

I want to thank the people who signed up we are sory it came to this, but with lack of turnout the plug is being pulled.

Rich Zeller

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tim Mohr Record RC Long Jump at Big Squid RC Ramp Bash - 176 feet

Here are some others:

Adam Drake 144'

Richard Saxton 137.3'

Gadget show:

The classic house jump with Josh Cyrul:

Friday, July 9, 2010

ISC Ultimate Speed Run August 15,16 2010

The ISC has announced their Ultimate Speed Run for 2010. It will be held at Heartland Park in Topeka Kansas. Softpacks will be allowed:

Soft packs okay at Topeka only!!!!!!
Apparently the Topeka local practice is to run soft packs and our rules were based on what is run locally here. The hard case rule has been in effect for several months so this really shouldn't have been such a late surprise. Maybe we should have alerted y'all to that change better, maybe y'all should have read the rules closer. Whatever, we really want this race to happen so in the interest of racing unity we are withdrawing the requirement for hard cases for this meet only.

Because of the confusion caused by this issue we must bump the signup deadline to July 8th. That gives you two weeks to get signed up. The ball is in your court. At this point in time there is only one entry from anywhere east of the Rockies.

Looking forward to running at Heartland…..I'm signed up, my plane tickets are bought and my room is reserved.

-Gary O.

Nic Case shooting for 200mph

Here are the latest photos of Nic's new speed demon. This is what he had to say:

Here is the latest on my Streamliner build.
The car is coming along nicely; Area 51 Design Works (Associated) is doing an amazing job with all of their support. I’d imagine this will be a “rock-solid” car – once on-the-way. With all the input of experienced, talented individuals – the possibility of reaching 200mph with an R/C car, is in reach.

On August 15th, at Heartland park dragway -- we will find out if this beast can do it.
The power of a 1521 Neu motor, 12 cell PowerEdge Lipo battery, and the sophisticated power management of a Castle Creations speed controller, will be the propulsion of this wheel driven creation.
The Vulcanized tires are still in the making… The body will be the same CFD developed one as last year. The gears are the finest made – 32 pitch hardened steel, by RW. The radio will be the longest range I know of – the Fasst System from Futaba.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

ISC Side Street Speed Meet May 30th

The ISC is presenting a grass roots racing series called the Side Street Speed Meet May 30, 2010 Santa Rosa Ca. $30 pre-entry, $40 day of the event. This event will be limited to 30 entries. Pre-entry will close May 23. Entry form here. All classes will be run with the exception of electric open and electric mod.

ISC rules


10.5 spec class
Electric Stock 2wd
Electric Stock 4wd
IC Open
IC Big Block
IC Small Block 2wd
IC Small Block 4wd
Large Scale
Mini 11th scale and under
Open Wheel

Monday, May 10, 2010

1/10 scale 4x4 going for 100mph

I dont have any info on this car. I found it while looking at pics on the Jconcepts blog. These pics were taken at the Silver State Short Course race at 702 in Vegas. It looks like they will be attempting to get 100mph in a 1/10 scale 4x4. The event is this Friday, May 14th at Formosa.

Friday, May 7, 2010

New pricing on UAR drag chassis

Urban Assault Racing has new pricing on their popular drag racing chassis.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

HPI Vorza Buggy to Take on Long Jump Guinness World Record!

“Watch the Vorza Flux HP take on the Guinness World Records long jump for radio-control cars on The Gadget Show, premiering at 20:00 on Monday, the 26th of April, on the UK’s Channel Five! This isn’t just a simple matter of launching the car off a big plank: every jump attempt will be in the presence of officials from the Guinness Book of World Records, with official measurements and video replay to check the correct landing. The cars will be driven by The Gadget Show presenters Suzi Perry, Jason Bradbury, Jon Bentley and Ortis Deley. So this will not only be a test for the strenght of the cars but also a challenge for the presenters’ driving skills! With several kits from various manufacturers making the attempt, the competition will be fierce and the atmosphere intense!”

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