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Old 07-28-2005, 11:22 AM   #46
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But think about it, they clocked a 1/12th scale car at 111mph (give or take 1 or 2 mph) That's 1/12th the size of a real car! Doesn't that mean its going to be 1/12th the speed? Because don't radar guns clock it as a 1/1 scale?

Example. Let's say a 1/12th scale is doing 15mph. When a radar gun clocks it's speed, does it clock it like it would a 1/1 scale car? Or would it read it differently due to it's size.....? I'm not making any sense am I?

WHAT????? How can you publically post that question with me as your neighbor???? Radar/Lidar measures time over distance, doesn't matter the size of what you are clocking.... I've clocked rain at 12 MPH... Now does that mean hat a raging flood consisting of millions of gallons of water is move at a billion miles an hour due to it consisting of zillions of raindrops???
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so technically i was right
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Old 07-28-2005, 01:45 PM   #48
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Have EP and GP cars, and you are twice happy.
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Yup ! ....and twice as broke !
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Run the EP and GP car with the same remote........on the same track, then you can find out the answer........................as long as they are both in control.

P.S....on our track, EP car with 6-9T motor does has a better best lap time and overall time then GP 200mm TC car...on a 120x200 track. if anything bigger (like 1/8th race car track.....) I doubt EP has the power to compete with 1/8th all power 21 engine cars....
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Although the car itself may be moving at a blistering pace the air around it is always going to be at a scale of 1:1 Therefore any true (and acurate) comparisons between one scale car and another (say 1/12th to 1/10th or even 1:1) cannot be made. Rather good estimates can be made but it's not going to be perfect.

My suggestion, if your looking for speed is to spend the money and get an EP car with a ton of room on the chassis, add a brushless motor to the car with a huge batt pack (say 10 cells although 7 or 8 would do) and have fun. to get a Nitro car to go fast is too much effort.
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My suggestion, if your looking for speed is to spend the money and get an EP car with a ton of room on the chassis, add a brushless motor to the car with a huge batt pack (say 10 cells although 7 or 8 would do) and have fun. to get a Nitro car to go fast is too much effort.
Remember the 100MPH Super Nitro? They had to get a .21 Conversion and custom made pulleys and spur gears and junk. I thought it was cool to find out they needed 40lb springs just to keep the chassis from bottoming out... Ain't that some downforce.
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to get a Nitro car to go fast is too much effort.

Nahhh ! ....How much effort do you need to open your wallet and pay for a JP modified 21 engine and then put the smallest spur with the biggest pinion onto the car ? .....the only problem is finding a runway long enough to test the car at top speed.

Most pple aren't getting the max outta their GP car as engine tuning is almost like Black magic !
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