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Land Speed Rocket Car

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Now that the Max Q is down to its last couple runs later this month then being retired to the shelf and freshened up for the 24' BOTM....I am starting a new venture...The Guiness Land Speed Record for R/C Rocket Cars...currently held by the "Black Knight" at 210.11 mph...my car will be designed to pass that mark...it will be roughly 40 inches long, 3.5 to 4lbs....3 engines...and based on 2 Bolink dragster chassis...it will have 3 wheels (two rear/one front)...will need help funding it so donations welcome...stay tuned...this won't be an overnight journey.
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Going to run it in the same parking lot... ? Zoooooooooooom!!!!😁
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Frankentruck wrote: Tue Nov 07, 2023 3:00 am Going to run it in the same parking lot... ? Zoooooooooooom!!!!😁
Absolutely not!!!!!!
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Good luck and keep us posted :D
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coxbros1 wrote: Tue Nov 07, 2023 2:57 am 210.11 mph... roughly 3.5 to 4lbs....
I can't do math, but I pity anything that gets in its way. :lol:

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Is this going to require renting an airstrip? Don't think my donations will cover that.
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Do you have a local drag strip? :lol:
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BattleTrak wrote: Tue Nov 07, 2023 2:12 pm Do you have a local drag strip? :lol:
Indeed, I-57 drag strip is very close by :mrgreen:
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BattleTrak wrote: Tue Nov 07, 2023 2:12 pm Do you have a local drag strip? :lol:
Yes, as R6cowboy mention, I-57 dragstrip is about 25 mins away...I can test it there when all winter when they are closed..I hope
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Here, drag strips only close for about a month. Mid December through mid January. Track conditions suck in January and February but the air is awesome.
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coxbros1 wrote: Tue Nov 07, 2023 9:05 pm Yes, as R6cowboy mention, I-57 dragstrip is about 25 mins away...I can test it there when all winter when they are closed..I hope
I'd imagine the concrete barrier walls could be dangerous in an instance where car doesn't go straight. Something to keep in mind.
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Ohhh...she'll go straight...won't be like The Max Q!
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Made some headway today...99% of the stuff is just thoughts in my head...but I have the front steering system figured out, which was gonna be a big hurdle...it's a single wheel inside the body in the chassis, and the chassis is very narrow...pics to come soon
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Awesome idea, but will that work well with the axle in front of the kingpin?
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