Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Traxxas X0-1 100mph out of the box*

It looks like speed run cars are gaining mainstream popularity. Traxxas has designed an off-the-shelf 100mph car:

100+mph Out of the Box
NEW Castle Creations Mamba Monster Extreme Speed Control
NEW Traxxas Big Block Brushless Motor, Powered by Castle
NEW TQi 2.4GHz Radio System with Docking Base
NEW Integrated Speed, RPM, temperature, and voltage Telemetry System
Factory Equipped with two Traxxas Power Cell 3S 5000mAh LiPo batteries
All Wheel Drive

Suggested Selling Price $1099.99

*Unlock the 100+mph speed only with the Traxxas Link App.

Unlocking 100+mph speed capability requires the Traxxas Link Application (download from the App Store) and an iPhone or iPod touch (sold separately). iPhone and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

RC Car Action has more details.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Results of USR 2

The Ultimate Speed Run 2 happened November 13th in Fontana California.

Here is a conclusion of the events:

USR Wrap Up

Post ISC Admin on Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:28 pm
Just got home from the USR. I am tired, beaten and a little bit dirty but I had a great time. The turn out was better then we all expected and the weather was maybe the best ever.

I will compile all the runs and get them posted asap. Only two records fell large scale (116 mph) and Open wheel (103 mph) and a few new members were added to the 100 mph club (Brian, Tom, Nick and Tony) Congratulation guys!

Some current record holders seemed to struggle today but it didn't effect guys like Richard Tompkins who might have laid down the most impressive set of runs ever witnessed at an ISC event, out of his 9 runs I believe all but one (spur gear death) were between 111 mph and 117 mph an unbelievable feat out of a 2wd 2 cell full bodied car. Tom Kendall in his 2 cell car worked and worked all day trying to sort out its ill tempered need to go everywhere but straight and then in the his final try with the daylight fading dropped a run of 102 mph to earn his spot in the 100 mph club. Brain B gets the iron man award recording 14 runs in his IC big block dragster with a best of 101 mph. The hard charger award goes to two guys making their first appearance at a ISC race, Tony L in his very first run took the open wheel record with a run of 103 mph and not to be out done his partner Nick Steel destroyed the large scale record on his first pass with a run of 114 mph but that wasn't enough he made one more pass and bumped his own record to 116 mph. (the records page has been updated with these new speeds)

Thank you to everyone that came out to support the ISC in our yearly event only 364 days until we get to do it again.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

147 mph "Super Schumacher MI3"

"Dayan" has reached 147 mph in his Shumacher MI3 using a Mcallister oval 197, reinforced sides and front, motor is a neu 1512/1d on 4s.

Road to 200 mph update (Video)

Team Associated and Nic Case have created a new video showing their progress to break the 200 mph barrier with an RC car. This video contains many more details on Nic's car, The SR11. Nic talks about the equipment

The car ,the SR11, is based on the NTC3 and is designed by myself and Curtis Husting.
Power is supplied by a 1521 Neu motor, 12 cell PowerEdge LiPo battery, and the sophisticated power management of a Castle Creations HV speed controller. The gears are the finest made 32 pitch hardened steel version by RW, while the radio will be the Fasst System from Futaba and the tires are from BSR.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Nic Case's attempt at 200mph delayed

Nic is making sure everything is in working order for his attempt at 200mph. The run will be delayed.

The Jan 16th date has been postponed.

Lady Speed will have to wait a few more weeks.................
Gotta get it right first , then we'll go for the sweet taste of LS.

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Road to 200 - Team Associated: World's Fastest R/C Cars

From the ROSSA forums:

Nic Case will be running his car on Jan 16th at the Ford Arizona test track. He is pretty confident that he will get 200mph or more. In the mean time I am continuing to prepare my rocket car and will be testing it in Jan or March, depending on weather. The planned speed is 180-200 and 220mph in stages. Also on the horizon is Brett Smith who is building a new turbine car with planned speeds of over 200mph and another team in the UK are building a twin turbine car for 200mph plus. These are only the ones I know about.

It looks like its going to seriously kick off in 2011 and ROSSA will be at the very heart of it all