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Old 11-18-2013, 02:27 PM   #1
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Congrats to NIC CASE on another Guiness WORLD Record

Last December I had the pleasure of meeting up with Nic Case for a World Speed Record attempt at a rural air field near Bakersfield California.

Nic has been on a quest to break the 200 MPH mark for several years, and has put countless hours into his designs with help from a lot of his friends...and while that big number still hasn't been reached - he did break his previous record on that cold December day, and now several months later GUINESS has given him the proper recognition for his 171.96 MPH run.


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Great story, thanks for posting
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This is one of those DANG! Moments.

Makes you stop and think, 170 mph in a full scale is fast.... In an RC... Gosh. You wouldn't see it go by.
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...at least we (r/c guys) don't have THIS problem...

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Nic Case posted this on his Facebook yesterday



If for some reason the pic doesn't show up - it's a pic of the timing trap speed from his attempt to go 200 mph this week... The Speed was 184.77, up approx 13 mph over his most recently recognized WORLD RECORD.
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:08 AM   #7
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184.77 MPH......WOW! Nic is sneakin' up on that magical 200 mark!

He's definitely a one-of-a-kind type of guy......like having our own "Mickey Thompson" in the modern world of RC.

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The VIDEO to go with the Photo...

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Story from the FUTABA Facebook Page:

Well...if a Worlds Record was not enough, Nic Case went out a shattered his previous speed!

Good news!

The latest run went 184.77mph !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think we are on the right track.

Slightly lighter, better belt configuration and better batteries made for one wicked ride!

The bad news;

We got kicked off the track by the airport police.
Evidently, homeland security is cracking down on us R/C people.

Only one run - so no new record......

The hunt for a new location or the permit process has begun.
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