Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road
Speed Runs   what distance >

Speed Runs what distance

Speed Runs what distance

Old 08-14-2015, 09:37 AM
  #1  
Tech Initiate
Thread Starter
 
n2mini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: NC
Posts: 41
Default Speed Runs what distance

For the folks who like to do Speed Runs. Have you ever played with the distance to see just how long does it take to achieve your top speed. I know that will vary depending on what your top speed is, gearing etc etc. Mainly for speeds of say 80 MPH or more. No right answer just always wondered after seeing some videos at times..
n2mini is offline  
Old 08-14-2015, 04:28 PM
  #2  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (24)
 
phildoggg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: N.C.
Posts: 676
Trader Rating: 24 (100%+)
Default

1/4 mile here.. i Stand about in the middle and make passes. where about in nc are you?
phildoggg is offline  
Old 08-14-2015, 05:52 PM
  #3  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (38)
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 406
Trader Rating: 38 (100%+)
Default

check out Tim Smith Racing's podcast on iTunes. He talks a BUNCH about speedruns.

North Carolina, represent!
xjwolfpacker is offline  
Old 08-14-2015, 11:39 PM
  #4  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (9)
 
SWTour's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Hot Mountains of S.E. Arizona
Posts: 3,014
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

Nic Case used Airport Landing Strips/Air Fields when ever possible - but that was in his quest for 200 mph.
SWTour is offline  
Old 08-15-2015, 02:57 AM
  #5  
Tech Lord
 
Roelof's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Holland
Posts: 12,466
Default

We have done some speedruns on an oval bicycle track.

My Micro RS4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrSV-doeQgM
Roelof is offline  
Old 08-15-2015, 03:49 AM
  #6  
Tech Initiate
Thread Starter
 
n2mini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: NC
Posts: 41
Default

I'm in Winston Salem.. Currently have a HPI Sprint 2 Drift Car ( MINI Cooper painted up like my 1:1 car ) HPI 2wd SCT and a Traxxas Slash 4X4 SCT w/1/8 scale Motor. I run 3s on it but it's capable of 4s and while speed runs aren't really my thing might do a few at some point just to see what it/I can do without completely redoing the truck for it.. I was just wondering after watching videos if anyone has done them and say had a top speed of 80 mph and then kept shortening their run to see how short of a distance they could run and yet achieve their top speed..
n2mini is offline  
Old 08-15-2015, 04:30 AM
  #7  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (24)
 
phildoggg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: N.C.
Posts: 676
Trader Rating: 24 (100%+)
Default

Well if you are talking short distances drag racers do over 100 in 132 ft. crazy what they can do.
phildoggg is offline  
Old 08-15-2015, 10:25 AM
  #8  
Tech Prophet
iTrader: (9)
 
Billy Kelly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Far south suburbs of Chicago area
Posts: 17,805
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

We did 100ft drag race at hobby store few years ago. I've found the 100-150 feet is good distance for most of my vehicles. Have to leave room for stopping.
Billy Kelly is offline  

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.