Fastest RC Cars
Some of the fastest
radio controlled cars and trucks as
posted on Youtube. Click on the links in the RC Car
column to watch the video of their top speed run. Disclaimer: Please
never run your rc car on the street. Safety first.
Below is a photo from the http://www.fast-rc.co.uk/ forums by
Maxit. It is a 1/5th scale HPI Baja going 117mph. Wow.
Below is a 1/10 Traxxas Rustler that did 114mph.
battery are designed
with "s". 1s = 3.7v, 2s=7.4v, 3s=11.1v, 4s=14.8v, 5s = 18.5v and so on.
Surprising to see Traxxas Rustlers (an off-road stadium truck chassis)
do over 100mph.
Team Associated TC4 at 143mph. Motor and esc are Mamba Max
MM7700. Battery is 3s (11.1v) 3700mah Lipo. Tires are BSR Purple/35s.
Spool front and rear with metal gears, 6 degree caster blocks and
McAllister Sebring GTP body. Source: Nic Case.
Photo source: http://www.fastestrc.blogspot.com/
Those are modified with
powerful motor, higher voltage batteries and large pinion / small spur
gearing for top speed. For out of the box, here are some of the claimed
International Radio Controlled Speed Challenge
Official ISC Speed Records for Straight Line (http://iscspeedrun.com/index.html)
And a great forum about speed events and fast rc car projects (www.fast-rc.co.uk).
Open Electric: 161.76 mph Nic Case
Electric 4 cell: 143.54 mph Nic Case
Electric 2 cell 2WD: 119.09 mph Tim Smith
Electric 2 cell 4WD: 106.53 mph John Shultz
Electric 1 cell: 70.03 mph Kevin Osman
IC Open: 117.56 mph Mark Davidson
IC Big Block: 120.25 mph Marc Davidson
IC Small Block open: 93.40 mph Marc Davidson
IC Small Block 2WD: 85.12 Gary O'Connor
IC Small Block 4WD: 89.95 mph Bernard Heredia
Mini: 114.11 mph Nic Case
Large Scale Electric: 116.85 mph Nick Steele
Larger Scale (Open Wheel/Truck): 103.81 mph Tony Lateef
Large Scale IC: 97.96 mph Bernard Heredia
Motorcycle: 92.32 mph Lito Reyes
Archived Fastest R/C Cars
Here was my research done
some 9 years ago.
an rc car go? Very fast. Gas
powered RC cars can accelerate for 0
- 60 mph in less than 2 seconds.
real cars can do that?
My rc hall of fame is based on my
However, I am sure there must be some cars who should be on
this list. Kindly let me know... and I will update this page
you have a fast rc car? Let me
know and I will post its speed and details on this page.
Which is faster, gas or electric cars?
Based on what I know... the hall of fame
cars are all electric cars. So for ultimate top speeds... electrics
seem to dominate.
But if we are talking about racing over
30 to 60 minutes long, gas cars can consistently post the fastest lap
How fast can RC cars go?
Stock electric trucks (10 to 15 mph)
Stock electric buggies (15 - 20 mph)
Stock electric pan cars (25 - 35 mph)
Modified touring cars (30+ mph)
Nitro touring cars (40 - 50 mph)
1/8th scale off-road (40+ mph)
1/8th scale on-road (70+ mph)
Dragsters (70+ mph)
R/C Speed Hall of Fame
L3 Oval racer
RC electric dragster
According to General Category
scale on-road gas
scale on-road electric
scale on-road electric
scale off-road electric
Where to Buy Fast RC Cars
At your local hobby shop
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