Friday, March 20, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

CRISPYSQRL and BoostCrzy looking for big numbers

CRISPYSQRL and BoostCrzy are good friends working on some top speed cars. BoostCrzy is working on a Traxxas 4-tec, and CRISPYSQRL has a Castle Creations powered Team Associated TC4. They both have awesome threads going. BoostCrzy's build thread is here. CRISPYSQRL's build thread is here. So far BoostCrzy has gone 91.4mph:

BoostCrzy's 87mph run:

CRISPYSQRL has gone 82.9mph

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Castle Creations 9000KV Motor in RCCA

Radio Controlled Car Action took the new Castle Creations 9000KV bruhsless motor for a spin in a TC4. This thing is a rocket! Here's what they had to say:

I pegged the throttle. The car took off like a rocket but still was manageable to control. The radar gun clocked the first pass at 66mph. I was very impressed. There was no cogging at start, and the motor was cold to the touch after one run. I made more passes and was able to get 67mph out of the motor. I probably made about 15 passes, and the motor was still cool to the touch. The motor ran great and could have been geared a lot higher. I will definitely gear up and revisit this motor; I think I could easily have hit 75 or 80mph...

Check out the full article here.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Video: Speed Freak's flying TF-5

Speed Freak's
first speed attempt in his Kyosho TF-5. His setup is a Mamba 7700 with a Mamba Max speed control, 3s and gearing of 3.79:1.

Video: Gernot K. Mittlere-101mph

Gernot has a website describing his project:

Not having found satisfaction in my job so far, I was looking for a new challenge that ought to match my idea of creativity. Finally, I found back to the construction of model cars – an activity which had been one of my favourites since my youth and I focussed mainly on remote-controlled model helicopters. Moreover, I started developping a competitive electric Speed Car that arrived at a speed of 163,3 km/h. This successful piece of work inspired me at last to train as a CNC Programmer/Machinist and a CAD Operator to start up my own business in model making.

E1-Speed Car Specs:

Wheelbase: 260mm
Width: 200mm
Chassie driving weight: 1860 gr
Tire Diameter: 57mm vo; hi 62 mm
Ground clearance: 7.5 mm vo, hi 8 mm
6 mm Ground clearance, front axle Range: 6 mm
10mm Ground clearance, Rear axle: 10mm
Translation Module 1: 2,14-2,91: 1
LiPo Battery 2 X 2S LiPo pack
Motors up to 1500 W