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Video: World's Fastest RC Racer

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William K.
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Impressive indeed.
William K.   6/2/2014 2:34:55 PM
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That is quite a race car, the video would have been even more impressive showing it from a standing start. And certainly steering, or, more correctly, aiming, is definitely quite a challenge, although watching from behind should allow one to keep the vehicle in the center of the track.

A discussion of the actual driving process would be very int6eresting, I am sure.

kufman
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kufman   6/2/2014 9:31:52 AM
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RC cars running ICE powerplants actually lag behind in the speed department when compared to the electrics.  Brushless motors and LiPo batteries have given electrics a big advantage.  The main problem for ICE power plants is gearing.  They can't go from 0 to 188mph with a single gear.  They would need 4 or 5 and then range becomes an issue. 

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Cabe Atwell   5/20/2014 11:46:54 PM
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That would be interesting naperlou, however the modifications would probably be extensive.

ttemple
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ttemple   5/19/2014 9:39:50 AM
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I would say steer gently, and from behind!  I wouldn't want that thing to get away and come toward me.

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GTOlover   5/19/2014 9:36:18 AM
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Steer?Steering is probably like a top fuel dragster, hope it stays straight and hold on.

I think I would worry about it hitting a rock and flipping! They must carefully sweep the road prior to the run.

Daniyal_Ali
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Daniyal_Ali   5/19/2014 2:53:24 AM
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This is amazingly fast Cabe. If it wasn't for the sound we would not even notice it going past us. One question though, how does one steer it? I couldn't even see it.

Greg M. Jung
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Greg M. Jung   5/18/2014 12:53:30 PM
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Amazing use of miniaturized technology.  Very impressed with the clever solution for the motor inertia issue.

far911
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far911   5/18/2014 3:19:16 AM
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Naperlou you absolutely right... it must be crazy fast. Yet fun to play with. 

naperlou
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crazy fast
naperlou   5/16/2014 1:31:50 PM
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Cabe, now that is crazy fast. 

It looks like it would be fun to design and build.  I wonder what speed one could obtain from a small ICE.  Now that would be interesting and would involve many different challenges.

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