Monday, August 31, 2009

Video: 100 mph brushless Team Associated RC8

Mike used a Castle Creations 2650kv on 6S a 25T pinion, custom fitted 34t spur gear, ofna foam tires and adjusted the suspension to reach these insane speeds.Mike had a couple comments about the run:
We had no need for the gyro, it go pretty straight the way we setup it.

The wing really have a role to play, run a buggy without wing and i guarantee you will lose control over 50mph, it will spin out. :)

We did changed the wing though, the stock RC8 wing had too much downforce and the buggy was lifting slowly the front end, we had no steering over 75mph lol and sometimes it was lifting slowly, that buggy is very controllable!

Its an ofna hi downforce wing that we have cut a part of the downforce...
just to have the right amount of downforce at 100mph.

We set the rear with a slight toe-in, barely, cant say the degree...i have no idea lol

we try to have the best contact with the road with the camber.
And the most important is to adjust them so its the same left and right, everything need to be very precise... if the car slightly pull left or right it will slow it down.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Video: Mike Peperni's 78mph SC8E

This is what Mike said about the run:

We wanted to see what kind of top speed we could get out of the SC8!
the setup had plenty of power to move the truck, but the way the truck is made it is very light over 70mph, sometimes it was getting airborn! We used a Neu 1515 1.5d, MMM esc, on 6S (2X 3S) ThunderPower 40C 5000mah and ofna rubber tires, didnt had the foam tires available at that time...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

New contender in drag racing

There is a new premium drag racing chassis to race against now. Urban Assault Racing has engineered a unique direct drive drag racing chassis. It utilizes a "Torque Tube" design to minimize distortion due to the high torque of today's brushless motors. Could this be the fastest 2wd R/C car available? First production "prototype" will be completed in the next few days with final production to start soon after. Check out Urban Assault Racing for more details.