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Old 07-22-2012, 11:12 PM   #1
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So who thinks this is an accurate speed reading, is this R/C actually doing 70 MPH???

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That looked a little more like 30 MPH to me, what do you guys think?
Here's my ancient 13 gallon 5.9 running 2WD for a comparison, tell me the first vid has 40 MPH on me...

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Old 07-22-2012, 11:16 PM   #2
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That looks a lot faster than 30mph, and also quite a bit faster than your Savage.
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:19 PM   #3
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That looks a lot faster than 30mph.
But does it look like 40 MPH faster than me, AKA 70 MPH?
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:23 PM   #4
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The radar gun seems legit. If you notice it picked up the car headed the opposite direction at about 27mph.
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:37 PM   #5
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The radar gun seems legit. If you notice it picked up the car headed the opposite direction at about 27mph.
+1 I was about to suggest the same thing.
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that does not look or sound like 70 MPH ......I do plenty of speed testing and that does not look anywhere near the speed the radar gun is saying............50 MPH tops...
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2 and 1/2 seconds to cover three white spaced lines on the road, puts it well under the 70 mph speed
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each white line = 10 ft

space in between = 30 feet

70 miles * 5280ft/ mile = 369,600 feet/ hour

(369,600 feet/ hour)/ 3600 sec/ hour = 102.67 feet/ sec

102.67 feet/ sec / (40 ft/stripe) = 2.5 complete stripes/ sec

I didn't get out a stopwatch or anything, but using Sam's time and above math, that Savage is doing 65 mph.
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:04 PM   #9
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that does not look or sound like 70 MPH ......I do plenty of speed testing and that does not look anywhere near the speed the radar gun is saying............50 MPH tops...


well shows what I know...I am going to retract my statement... i have been informed from a very trusy source that video is legit, and the fellow who made the video holds several top speed records...
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idk looks fast
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idk looks fast
Yeah really fast If you want real speed, electric is the way to go.

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