Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Traxxas X0-1 100mph out of the box*

It looks like speed run cars are gaining mainstream popularity. Traxxas has designed an off-the-shelf 100mph car:

100+mph Out of the Box
NEW Castle Creations Mamba Monster Extreme Speed Control
NEW Traxxas Big Block Brushless Motor, Powered by Castle
NEW TQi 2.4GHz Radio System with Docking Base
NEW Integrated Speed, RPM, temperature, and voltage Telemetry System
Factory Equipped with two Traxxas Power Cell 3S 5000mAh LiPo batteries
All Wheel Drive

Suggested Selling Price $1099.99

*Unlock the 100+mph speed only with the Traxxas Link App.

Unlocking 100+mph speed capability requires the Traxxas Link Application (download from the App Store) and an iPhone or iPod touch (sold separately). iPhone and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

RC Car Action has more details.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Results of USR 2

The Ultimate Speed Run 2 happened November 13th in Fontana California.

Here is a conclusion of the events:

USR Wrap Up

Post ISC Admin on Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:28 pm
Just got home from the USR. I am tired, beaten and a little bit dirty but I had a great time. The turn out was better then we all expected and the weather was maybe the best ever.

I will compile all the runs and get them posted asap. Only two records fell large scale (116 mph) and Open wheel (103 mph) and a few new members were added to the 100 mph club (Brian, Tom, Nick and Tony) Congratulation guys!

Some current record holders seemed to struggle today but it didn't effect guys like Richard Tompkins who might have laid down the most impressive set of runs ever witnessed at an ISC event, out of his 9 runs I believe all but one (spur gear death) were between 111 mph and 117 mph an unbelievable feat out of a 2wd 2 cell full bodied car. Tom Kendall in his 2 cell car worked and worked all day trying to sort out its ill tempered need to go everywhere but straight and then in the his final try with the daylight fading dropped a run of 102 mph to earn his spot in the 100 mph club. Brain B gets the iron man award recording 14 runs in his IC big block dragster with a best of 101 mph. The hard charger award goes to two guys making their first appearance at a ISC race, Tony L in his very first run took the open wheel record with a run of 103 mph and not to be out done his partner Nick Steel destroyed the large scale record on his first pass with a run of 114 mph but that wasn't enough he made one more pass and bumped his own record to 116 mph. (the records page has been updated with these new speeds)

Thank you to everyone that came out to support the ISC in our yearly event only 364 days until we get to do it again.

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