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Old 12-06-2008, 07:09 AM   #1
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Guys,

I'm trying to complete a new layout of a track for an upcoming major event in Canada and I need some assistance.

I do drive one but for some reason I can't recall how quick it is! I need to know in length, feet, how long of a distance a buggy will cover before it hits more or less top speed?

Can you please help me out!

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Do not even think of having your main straight less than 175ft.

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Do not even think of having your main straight less than 175ft.
Dude,

Its and indoor venue and space is limited!

I am trying to get at obstacle clearing!

Sorry guys, should have been more clear in my original post!

Also, for track conditions, blue groove to be considered! This dirt it the s..t! Tons, I mean absolute tons of traction, can you say "HOLESHOTS".

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I need to know in length, feet, how long of a distance a buggy will cover before it hits more or less top speed? ...

... No pm's please, this thread is a great place to post your opinion!
Answered your question with my opinion. didnt see anything about jumps eh???

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If you get RC Car magazine, at the end of each 8th scale buggy test they have a graph that shows how quick they accelerate. Most buggies can go 0-100ft in a tick under 3 seconds and reach their top speed in approx 5 seconds. Not sure what that translates to but I'm guessing around 150ft.
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Lawrence,
I can't wait for this race and I know you will come up with something great.

If you consider the recent review of the Hot Bodies D8 in Xtreme RC it took 1.87 seconds to go from 0-60 feet with a speed of 32.6mph.

Top speed was obtained at 145 feet at 38.9mph. Now this was with a Trinity EB mods motor and I know some other configurations would be in the 42mph range.

So if you take this data, even with a short approach after a corner (say 1 second of acceleration time) you will still probably be going at least 20mph when you hit the first jump.

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Old 12-06-2008, 05:43 PM   #7
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Guys,

Thanks for the info, but I did some calcs (did I mention I love math!) and figured some stuff out!

Thanks for the help again guys!

And Kane, no worries man, Delmo and I have discussed some good stuff and its gonna be sweet!

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