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Old 08-06-2004, 05:23 AM   #31
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As an engineer myself, I have a firm belief in K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Stupid. Where i work it is better to make things easy so that I am not the only one that knows how to fix it. that way i don't get called in everytime it breaks since the tech's have a good chance of being able to fix the problem.
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Old 08-06-2004, 06:22 AM   #32
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Actually, there was a 200 MPH tether car that I saw a video of a long time ago. You could probably find it in a search. I saw it on the RC CAR ACTION site in the video section. It was pretty cool.
I have that video and it's something to watch.....

I liked the guy that had to tether the cable until the car got up to speed and then jumped on the pole...... You can see the MPH on the wall as the camera follows the car...
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wow ajg... i get it now... u got it up to 90mph holding it in the air... is this how u get all of your ratings?????


wel wel well he is talking rpms of the axle.. well that explains it all....u know i can make anything on the planet go 200mph holding it in the air...


dude u seriously need some help.. u sound dumber and dumber every post....

mas for tires, thery used to do the speed run every year at the velodrome..... either cars would take flight, or they would have the tires blow out and send the car blazing into the wall......
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I remember reading about the insane speed runs back in the day. Guys were running brushless motors back then.
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yep and 20-40 cells o the cars.. they would spend thousands on woven super areo cars.... it was insane... i guess that why they called it insane speed runs..


i remeber hpi had a car they spent tousands on.. it took flight flew into a wall, and nothing was left... those old vids were cool
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Old 08-06-2004, 11:16 AM   #36
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wow ajg... i get it now... u got it up to 90mph holding it in the air... is this how u get all of your ratings?????


wel wel well he is talking rpms of the axle.. well that explains it all....u know i can make anything on the planet go 200mph holding it in the air...


dude u seriously need some help.. u sound dumber and dumber every post....

mas for tires, thery used to do the speed run every year at the velodrome..... either cars would take flight, or they would have the tires blow out and send the car blazing into the wall......
Dude, you have problems! I said I got 96 mph holding it in the air. I did that to see if the tires would hold up. I got 70 mph on the ground driving it!!! And no that's not how I get my speeds!
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its been a few months.. have u gotten any proof of your speed runs????? when u have proof ill belive it..

how did u figure 90 mph holding it in the air testing the tires??? im just curious
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For testing the tires I used venom speed meter.

Also, I'm going to make another video after some new stuff for it comes in (being shipped). I'm also going to use a radar gun.
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be sure to give us the vid i wanna see it
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Alright.
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the kmh divided by 1.6

close enough
No, multiply by 6 and drop the last digit........
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anywhere we can get hold of these old videos of insane speeds and crashing into walls????
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INSANE SPEED RUN!
Associated TC3 tops 95mph,
L30 pushes past 110!
FEBRUARY 2001

FROM RC CAR ACTION


Associated's Cliff Lett, a veteran of past "Insane Speed Run" challenges set out to do a little RC speed record breaking for the Guiness Book people recently. Cliff brought a 14-cell TC3 and his well-traveled RC10L30 "Insane" car to Irwindale Speedway for a run through the radar. The final result? Cliff got his TC3 up to 96.4mph, and the L30 topped out at 111mph before Cliff had to scrub speed to turn the car (or else hit a wall at over 100mph!). We'll have more pics here soon, and you can look forward to an exclusive report on the event and an inside look at Cliff's amazing machines in the May issue of Radio Control Car Action.

The A-Team's achievments even made it to the mass media, with appearances on television and a write-up on Popular Mechanics' website!
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INSANE SPEED RUN!
Associated TC3 tops 95mph,
L30 pushes past 110!
FEBRUARY 2001

FROM RC CAR ACTION


Associated's Cliff Lett, a veteran of past "Insane Speed Run" challenges set out to do a little RC speed record breaking for the Guiness Book people recently. Cliff brought a 14-cell TC3 and his well-traveled RC10L30 "Insane" car to Irwindale Speedway for a run through the radar. The final result? Cliff got his TC3 up to 96.4mph, and the L30 topped out at 111mph before Cliff had to scrub speed to turn the car (or else hit a wall at over 100mph!). We'll have more pics here soon, and you can look forward to an exclusive report on the event and an inside look at Cliff's amazing machines in the May issue of Radio Control Car Action.

The A-Team's achievments even made it to the mass media, with appearances on television and a write-up on Popular Mechanics' website!

See, we got to understand that a drag style run (straight line, one run) doesn't really qualify as a fastest car run. You got to maintain your top speed for two laps! Even full scale land speed record runs two times forward then back. If they maintained their top speed between those two runs, then it is considered a qualified run.
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