R/C Car Aims to Hit 200mph

200mph? Fantastic!
200mph? Fantastic!
Radio control car enthusiast Nic Case is planning to obliterate the current R/C land speed record of 134.4mph, with a figure nearer 200mph.

Powered by a 29.6 volt direct drive motor, his home-made X2 R/C car has been months in development and can theoretically hit 274mph. However, the actual figure will be nearer the 200mph mark when you incorporate air and road-generated friction.

Nic has put special foam based tyres on the X2 which can deal with the stupidly high RPM, while a gyroscope will be used to sense if the car goes off course and correct its path.

That’s one R/C car that you don’t want driven into your ankles…

Source: Jalopnik

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  • imperialism2024 31 Jul 2007

    Once I had an R/C car that hit about 60mph. Unfortunately, the radio signal only lasted for about 150 feet or so until it was out of range. It kind of turned me off to fast R/C cars...

  • mk1fan 31 Jul 2007

    Wow. Now that's fast. Anyone else thinking 'Hamster' reinactment?

  • don logan 31 Jul 2007

    yeah, but with a HAMSTER!

  • Lordbenny 31 Jul 2007

    Is that the best pic you can offer? lets have a sideyways shot & some scale please. wink

  • RacingPete 31 Jul 2007

    I loved racing Radio Control Cars as a kid, up and down the country... though they would only reach upto 40mph, and you had to manage the batteries against the speed output of the motor or else you wouldn't last the 5 minutes for the race.

    I wonder if I can add all my previous R/C cars into my profile:

    • Schumacher Cougar
    • Team Associated RC10
    • Schumacher Procat

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