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Old 11-19-2012, 05:54 AM   #1
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How do I work out how fast my Thunder Tiger Sparrowhawk DX Drift goes
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Calculating would be a good guess at best as things like drag from toe in or out, bad bearings, poor gear mesh or aerodynamics can play a huge factor in how fast your car can go besides the obvious of motor size and number of battery cells used.

Best is to measure it..... radar gun, drive next to it in a real car (not recommended) or measure a known distance and have someone time how long it takes your car to cover that distance. Yes math will be required. LOL
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Calculating would be a good guess at best as things like drag from toe in or out, bad bearings, poor gear mesh or aerodynamics can play a huge factor in how fast your car can go besides the obvious of motor size and number of battery cells used.

Best is to measure it..... radar gun, drive next to it in a real car (not recommended) or measure a known distance and have someone time how long it takes your car to cover that distance. Yes math will be required. LOL
Thanks that sounds like a very difficult way to measure speed
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Stopwatch, measuring tape, and calculator.

Measure out a distance. Get the car up to speed and cross the distance while timing how long it takes to cross it. Then, calculate speed.

Say 20m is your distance and it takes 2seconds to cross it. Then:

speed = (20m / 1000m/km) / (2s / 3600s/hr) = 36kph
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Hmmm, is there an echo in her? LOL Yep, measure, time then math.
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Speed is irrelevent with drift cars.
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Speed is irrelevent with drift cars.
I don't use it as a drift car anymore
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I don't use it as a drift car anymore
Ah......then a radar gun is the easiest method. Otherwise, you'll need to set up a specific distance and then time yourself between the start and end and do some math.
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Ah......then a radar gun is the easiest method. Otherwise, you'll need to set up a specific distance and then time yourself between the start and end and do some math.
Ok
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What did I just read? Wow!!!!!!!
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How about telemetry data....
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You don't need to start 20 different threads... Almost all of your questions have been answered many times previously. Spend a little time using the Search function... it is your friend.
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Ah......then a radar gun is the easiest method. Otherwise, you'll need to set up a specific distance and then time yourself between the start and end and do some math.
Ha, is that another echo I hear? LOL

Back to the top and we will see if it happens again......
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