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Old 09-19-2013, 01:06 AM   #16
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Here's a link to YouTube video of Nic Case's R/C car going 171 mph in April 2013.

http://youtu.be/Va7Hc-Hq1qQ
This was the fastest run I've seen by Nic - I don't know if he submitted it to Guiness or not, as the video I shot was crappy - This was the first "SPEED" pass of the day, on the day I was w/ him - and who would have thought, the fastest of the day. This was shot on Dec 19, 2012.



Here's the whole video from this run at normal speed w/o title and credits.

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ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.
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This was the fastest run I've seen by Nic - I don't know if he submitted it to Guiness or not, as the video I shot was crappy - This was the first "SPEED" pass of the day, on the day I was w/ him - and who would have thought, the fastest of the day. This was shot on Dec 19, 2012.

That is awesome! Thanks for sharing your pics and videos! So now we know the bar is set at approx. 171 mph.
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Yep, you're right. It does have two wheels in the front.
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:56 AM   #19
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I'm pretty sure it has 4 wheels just like the Deltawing.
It is a Deltawing, just with batteries and motor, and a hardtop. Built by the same people.
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:21 PM   #21
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Here's a video of the 1st official entry in the Turnigy 5000 Competition.
http://youtu.be/oFw3HBmaIes

John Elfes, from Sydney, Australia drove his 1/8 Scale Electric Buggy at 176.6 km/hr (109.7 mph). Not too shabby.
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The biggest issues going after Nic's record will be tires, aero, and the ability to harness the HUGE power required without destroying the drive train. There is a reason only two people have been anywhere near those kinds of speeds.
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Also, GPS speed is not as accurate as people believe. That's why the official Guinness record can only be set using an electronic timing system.
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Also, GPS speed is not as accurate as people believe. That's why the official Guinness record can only be set using an electronic timing system.
You say "GPS speed is not as accurate" as "an electronic timing system". I have conducted speedometer experiments where there are 4 methods of speed measurement: Mechanical Speedometer, Radar Speedometer, GPS Speedometer and a Laser-Line Barrier Timer.

Using the Laser-Line Timer as a base-line measurement, the end result of the experiment proved that the Mechanical Speedometer was the least accurate and the Radar Speedometer was the most accurate. The GPS speedometer was very close (+/-0.0014 Miles per Hour) to the Laser-Line Timer. In the case of setting a Guinness World Record for speed, a Laser-Line Barrier Timer will more than likely be used by the GWR officials.
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I would love to see some serious contenders trying to hit the R/C 200mph mark (That's like what.... 320 Km?)

I was sure Nic Case would have hit it several times by now - but so many things need to align perfectly -- and you get so few chances on a track day.

Some of the guys who use to race on the Oval Velodrome with us started using their 1/10th Scale Oval Pan Cars for "SPEED RUN" Cars - running strickly w/ High Speed Oval Velodrome "Stock Car" bodies, and a 2 cell lipo and a few made the 100 mph club

But doubling that - going for 200 mph is a whole different game.

I know Nic Case took his buddy - R/C Body Guru DALE EPP (PROTOForm) to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah this summer - maybe for a hunt for small scale speed ideas??
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I am almost certain that the difficulty level goes up exponentially as speed increases. When you combine the forces from vibration, centripetal force (pulling apart the tires), aerodynamics of the body, bumps in the road surface, etc. etc. and think about how the magnitude of each force is multiplied (or even squared), you have a big challenge to say the least.
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Anyone have an idea of the data plug on the Quanum GPS Logger that is to be used. We need to be able to plot on a computer and I have not seen any post anywhere what the data plug is. Anyone know???

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New BENCHMARK for those wanting to beat the Guiness Record - Guiness has accepted Nic's run from last December as the new OFFICIAL speed.

I got a call from Nic letting me know they accepted the video I shot of his run - so 171.96 is now official!
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Congratulations to Nic Case once again! Now the official speed to beat is 171.96 MPH (276.74 KPH). That is incredible! I am sure a bunch of guys (including me) are scratching their heads trying to figure out how to get their cars to go faster and faster. Thus far only 2 "official" attempts are logged for the Turnigy 5000 prize.
  1. John Elfes from Australia got his 1/8 scale E-Buggy to go 109.7 MPH.
  2. Martin Bruckbauer from Germany got his touring car to go 113.6 MPH.

Still a long ways to go in order to reach 172+ MPH.
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