Monday, July 20, 2009

Rick Kelly's MoJet

Rick Kelly has been working on a scale R/C model of the Thrust SSC.

This was posted on LookForward:

20 May 2009

Rick Kelly's world speed record attempt today.

The Holden V8 Supercar driver Rick Kelly will attempt to break the Guinness World Land Speed Record today with his jet-powered remote controlled Red Bull Mojet T40 vehicle at the Holden Proving Ground in Lang Lang.

The Red Bull Mojet T40 is powered by two jet engines, creating 40 pounds of thrust and is a 1:10 scale replica of the Thrust SSC machine that set the outright World Land Speed Record in 1997. Kelly has built the Red Bull Mojet T40 himself from scratch and devoted over 750 hours of time into the project over a three-year period, with Wednesday’s record attempt the culmination of all that effort.

The world record attempt will take place on the 4.7-kilometre High Speed Ring at the Holden Proving Ground. The Red Bull Mojet T40 will drive around the course, with Rick Kelly following as a passenger in a chase vehicle, with the radio control hand unit to steer and operate the remote control machine. It is expected that the Red Bull Mojet T40, powered by its two jet engines that produce around 40 pounds of thrust, will reach speeds of around 150km/h during the world record attempt.

Rick didnt get too far. In this video, he crashes soon after he gets going. Here is some video of an interview with Rick and some more info about the car.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Video: Comparing Speeds of 3s and 6s, 75mph RC8e

From Mike:

My friend wanted to see the difference between a 3S and a 6S in top speed, using the exact same setup for both lipo.

Setup is MMM 2650kv combo
We run a 21T pinion wich is the gearing used or bashing.
First part is 3S with offroad tires, to give an idea we use 5S for bashing... lol

Then we installed the OFNA foam and tested the difference , 1st is 3S MaxAmp 5250mah 30C, 2nd 3S Thunder Power 4200mah 40C, and last is 6S PolyRC 5000mah 30c.

The 3S thunder power had more punch and even a little more top speed than the maxamp...

More info for the Ultimate Speed Run

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

ISC Ultimate Speed Run November 14-15th 2009

Get Ready for Ultimate Speed Run

The Biggest– most highly publicized Radio Controlled Speed Run ever!

Come compete for World Records – in the 12 separate ISC classes. This Straight-line Event will be 2 days of exciting action. It will be held at the Auto Club Dragway Nov 14th & 15th, 2009. All Info will be available very soon & entries will be limited to 60 (Entry will officially open July 25th) so acting quickly is advised. So, make your plans now - this is the Ultimate Speed Run. Bring It!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Video: Comparing GPS and radar speeds

Mike Peperni said this:

Just did a small test with my friend, i was holding the radar outside the car aiming the side of the road, as you can see it work pretty good, and i had the revo with the GPS on my knees,

My friend was trying to get 60 mph and hold that speed, 60mph= 97 kmh

It was made exactly where we do our speed runs.