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Old 07-26-2005, 11:42 PM   #1
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Default Nitro clocked at 200mph! Check the video ppl.

This freaked me out a little....

Click http://www.ssrcracing.com/rc-videos.html

Scroll down to bottom of the page & click the video clip of this 200mph nitro r/c.
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Old 07-27-2005, 12:36 AM   #2
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i believe thats fake. notice the number 3 on that sign, it just reapeats over and over as if looped. and car isnt heavy enough for 200mph for it to stay stuck to ground and no one could could steer that.
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Old 07-27-2005, 12:47 AM   #3
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Nobody is steering it it's just on a rope holding it to the circle. The body can create enough downforce to hold it to the ground, dont see why it wouldnt be real honestly. The thing is this definately doesnt qualify as an RC car.
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Old 07-27-2005, 12:48 AM   #4
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look at the flags....
I don't think it's looped

Steering?, it's on a wire.....
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There is another video like that I forget what site..its real though
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Old 07-27-2005, 01:02 AM   #6
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Its real. Its what they used to call 'spin-dizzies' as you can see they're quite fast.

Not RC, there is not control involved. they just go flat out until they run out of juice, and no steering as they're tethered to the pole in the center.
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Old 07-27-2005, 01:06 AM   #7
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Default tether cars.

There called 'tether cars', they require no steering & the sheer pull on the central poll is enough to keep it grounded, let alone any kind of downforce produced due to the cars shell design.

Anythings possible, well my God tells me so anyway!.....lol
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There's a tether car track here on Long Island. I think there's only 3 in the country. The club has a video showing a car hitting 207 mph. Tether car racing goes back to the 1930's.
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Now that I've actually looked at the video, that's the Long Island track.
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that video is so old it use to be on rccaraction in there video section
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It is tether car and it is absolitly correct they go 200mph in .60 size engines.
World record if I am not wromg is 327 KPH which slightly more then 200MPH.
I have never made tether cars but for 17 years made tether boats and speed there is less then in cars, but still .60 engines go 140 MPH, .15 engine with air prop 200MPH, but water is harder to get good grip then on road.
In fact 2 weekends ago i went to see race of tether cars in LA and saw Steeve O'Donnell were racing tether cars and it was really fast. On .29 engine Steeve almost broke the US national record. Unfortunately track wasn't that good condition and he lost about .5 MPH and record still there ( I think it is still Steeev's previose record).
Very ammesing race and very ammesing hoq those cars built-drive train if you spin it (without motor) by wheels with fingers-will spin more then a minut.
They are also very sensative with track condition, more sensative to weather conditions.
Unfortunately all tether racing (cars and boats) is getting down-no new guys comming there and it will disappear completely soon ( I hope I am wrong-I spent many many years in tether racing and really love it).
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Everything you want to know about tethered speed model cars:
http://www.speedmodelcar.com/
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hmm ive heard about tether cars before. the local track i visit, the owner of it (Dana Smeltzer) was telling us about them. he said tahts the first r/c experience he ever received. looks cool, but kinda boring to me. build a car and let it loose on a string? ehhh.

but i have to admit, the speed is cool!
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Does seem a little pointless, but very cool on the whole concept. I Guess if your into speed & the sheer art & perfectionism of fine tuning an engine to do exactly what these things do, go very fast, then it's a great thing to whitness & practice.
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Hi guys.
Here is another great hobby-control line airmodel.
Check video there-might very interested too.
http://www.flyrc.org.uk/record/control_line.htm
http://clvideo.ifrance.com/parramon.htm
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