06-14-2014, 04:59 AM
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Saskatoon, SK. Canada
Right, Thanks! Thinking about it after I notice the body was the typical 1/8 and that it was running foamies, no doubt a 290-300mm
The new design takes into account the todays battery, speedo and motor technology and makes best use of it. The 1/8 speedo, 2 x 3S batteries and a 2000 KV brushless motor as complete package make the Viper 977-e accelerate like crazy and achieve very similar or even faster laptimes than gaspowered. Run-time is already close to 5.5 minutes as well.
We choose for the 2 x 3S batteries as those are easy to get everywhere, and enable playing with balance / weight well too.
Why run a 1/8 scale EP onroad racecar ? Well there are some reasons:
- The sheer speed and power
- No noise in tracks where this is an issue ( sometime only eveningtime )
- No mechanic / helper needed to race
- Just different , try something new
- Lower running cost is possible but depends on proper use of speedo and batteries
For existing Viper 977 gaspowered drivers, we may also offer a conversion kit, so at end of season they can convert their GP 977 into EP to give it a try.
Final testing is in full progress and soon production can start.
Designed for 6s power, these things are blistering fast!
Who races a Mazda Sedan...? Honestly...? :D