Wednesday, August 27, 2008

World RC Car Speed Championships. UK round - Sunday September 21st

The UK Round of the World RC Car Speed Championships will be on September 21st, 2008 at the Long Marston Airfield in Warwickshire England. It will be interesting to see the results from the UK race in September. The U.S. contestants will see what speeds they have to beat at their event on October 4th.

Sunny's Insane Traxxas Rustler

Sunny has his Traxxas Rustler ready to go with a Mamba Monster and Medusa motor and set everything up for some speed runs. It's powered by two 3S ThunderPower 2600mAH lipos in series for 6S and geared 18/34 (mod1). Tests will be done this weekend. Sunny's car is in the same class as Randy's Spare Parts Car. Can Sunny break the 100mph barrier? Is this the beginning of the battle between Sunny and Randy?? Stay tuned to find out...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Dave's "Sonic the Hedgehog"

Check out Dave's ride. This is what Dave says:

Chassis with motor, wheel, and tyre - 8000g
10s A123 cells - 800g x 2
Speed Controller - 500g
Radio Gear, Wiring etc - 500g
Body - 2800g

Total 13400g

Seeing peoples faces when it moves - priceless!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Video: Randy's "Spare Parts" car - 81 mph

Randy's 81 mph pass. Gearing is 32/81 with a 2.25 transmission ratio.

Randy had this to say about the day of testing:

Well, another good morning of testing. I was able to go 60 mph on 2 cell. This is with 4800 Elites. I believe I can still get some more speed out of the 2 cell if I have a little more testing room. Right now I am at my limits of testing where I am at. Its just a little too uneven and lot quite long enough.

My other batteries came in the mail on Sat. so I was able to do some testing on 4 cell. I got a 81 mph run out of it, although it blew over in the process. Other than blowing out tire on the last run of the day, no real damage. I will be able to reglue the tire.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Not speed related...but I'm a big fan of off-road

This isn't speed related, but I wanted to post some video and pictures from the 2008 ROAR Off-road nationals. The 2008 ROAR Electric Modified Off-Road Nationals were held August 15-17 at Hot Rod Hobbies in Saugus, California. I first got into R/C cars around 1989 and I got an Associated RC10 Team Car. I raced off-road for many years until I went to college in 1998. I attended the 1998 Off-road nationals when it was in Lake In The Hills, Illinois. Off-road racing is my roots to R/C cars. Associated's Cavalieri won 2wd mod and truck mod and Maifield won 4wd mod. Here are some videos and pics from the event.




Winning Equipment Used by Ryan Cavalieri:

Truck Modified

Team Orion Vortex 5.5 Brushless Motor

Team Orion 270mm Sensor Wire

Team Orion 3600 Carbon Edition Race Spec Battery

Team Orion Advantage Charger

Charge Rate: 3.6Amps CCCV

Geared: 17/87

2wd Modified

Team Orion Vortex 6.5 Brushless Motor

Team Orion 270mm Sensor Wire

Team Orion 3600 Carbon Edition Race Spec Battery

Team Orion Advantage Charger

Charge Rate: 3.6Amps CCCV

Geared: 22/81

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Nic's Mi-3 Streamliner

Nic is running a lengthened and narrowed Schumacher Mi-3. Wheel base is 21" and is 6.5" wide. He will be testing it in September. More info here.

What does everyone think Nic speed with this car will be? 140+mph? Let me know what you think in the comments.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Turbine Funny Car

This monster is 42" long and will be power by a MW54 that puts out 12-13 lbs of thrust. The body is made out of balsa. The designer/builder of this car lives in Malta. Check here for more info.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

AJ's Kyosho V1RRR with a .28 Picco

Kyosho V1RRR with a Picco .28 FTT ABmods Stage 3 drag mod. AJ is calling it the "V2RRR"

This thing will break 100 mph without a sweat. Read more about it here.