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Old 01-31-2003, 07:47 PM   #1
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Default R/C drag racing???

im not sure if this is the correct spot to put this, but if it is,
POSt ur dragsters, i just got a Bolink funny car, im still finding a switch for the speedo, and some good batteries. Come on show your dragsters!!

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Old 02-01-2003, 02:30 AM   #2
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Hi guys. Greetings from Malta.

We have been playing with dragsters a bit here.

The pan car rear end is the easiest to use, but I have now built a rail with a Corally C4 touring car back end - with gear reduction - and it is lots better.

The rear is still a solid shaft but driven by a belt pulley. With this system you can use big rubber tyres which twist just like real dragster rear tyres and give fantastic take off grip, and you don't fall into gearing problems.

We run 10 cells, using a Novak Tempest speedo.

Motors - anything between 6 and 10 turns.

It is ballistic. We ran it at a real 1/4 mile meeting on a 1/4 mile drag strip. We had to follow it in an MGF sports car as otherwise you loose sight. My son Josh controled it from the passenger seat while I drove the MG.

Up to 2/3rds of the strip the dragster was still accelerating away from the MG, and I was doing over 70 miles per hour.

It's good fun. I tried a two speed gearbox but haven't yet got it to work satisfactorily. That should help.


Joe from sunny Malta.
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Old 02-01-2003, 09:56 AM   #3
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hey john,

that sounds like a lot of fun
So ur saying u did about 80? THATS CRAZY!!!!!
that is the exact electronics setup i want to use, except use a switch speed control. Do you have any idea what u did in the 1/4 mile?? if i could do 100MPH i think we could do like a 14.5 or something around that.

- Since i dont have a belt do u think i could convert, or would it be a waste of time?? also what kind of tires are u using in the rear??

right now i have a new body, rear tires, a switch and a new servo saver to get me started. Oh, what kinda of batteries did u use in ur dragster??

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ok yours took 1/8th mile to do 80...in real 1/10 RC drag racing there are guys hitting close to 80 REAL MPH (not scale) in 132' (1/10 scale 1/4mi) THAT is MOVING in a nitro car no less

and don't use a ESC for a drag car...too much resistance, the 25A microswitch works better
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