The R/C Bullet doing it's thing (via PoleCam)
Just the other day, on October 28th, a video was posted that shows electric car history being made. No, we're not talking about anything you can ride in, but it's electric just the same, and it could have some serious implications in the performance of what will be parked in your driveway in a few years. This little beast broke speed records that are shared by only a very select few: the 200mph Club, and they have a Guinness certificate to prove it.
If you think this is the work of one guy in his basement, think again. Take a look at the team of over a hundred people who contributed to this effort:
Special thanks to my loyal sponsors
Castle Creations Neu Motors BSR tires Dinogy Batteries RW Racing Gears Futaba CD Adapco RC4WD Ford Protoform
Thanks for the support of these key people that contributed their time, effort and ideas:
Josh Riess –Key Field Support & Brainstormer Mak Miura – Massive Field Support John Trino - Inspiration for RCB, Field Support,Great advice & Brainstormer John Foister – John’s BSR tires, precision machining & Brainstormer Joe Ford & all the People At Castle Creations Steve Neu - For the great support & building the most powerful motors Mark Ferrira -- Battery support and Brainstormer Prashanth Shankara, Stephen Ferguson, & Joel Davison –CFD work Greg Copper -Key Field Support, Brainstormer & turning me on to the WFRCCC Tony Lovering - Brainstormer - ROSSA
Larry Bradshaw – Expert RCB machining Neil Stubbington - RW Racing Gears Scott Cramer ,Mark Willaims, Steve Kleiboeker - Futaba Gary O'Connor - timer back-up Mike - RC4WD for machining the wheels for the 161 run and the RCB2 Dale Epp – Aerodynamic support Danny Quinn - Field Support, Video of 134 run Matt Shumaker - Brainstormer Roger & George Phillips - Brainstormers Joe Giamona -- Key Brainstormer Brad Williams - Key mathematical support & Brainstormer
Freeman Thomas, Greg Hutting - Flexible Work environment & Brainstormers Bill Chaterlea - Advocate for Neu motors, Castle & Dinogy, Key Brainstormer Dale Beever - Aerodynamic support & Brainstormer Rob Donelson - Fabrication support & Brainstormer Dennis Flick - Brainstormer & Fabrication help Alan Messa – Field support & Brainstormer Eugene Jung – Fabrication support Robert Crysel - Brainstormer & machining training Tyler Blake, Jeff Nield – Artistic support Ron Anderson – Brainstormer Bill Swensen - Utah location support
Masami Hirosaka, Peter Vieira, Steve Pond, Gary Mc Allister, Tyler Riess David Mayhew, Bryan Blaser, Todd Commons, Lou Maldonado, Jill Anderson Richard Tompkins, Nick Maslowski, Mark Dawson, Frank Killam, Aaron Harpham, Dan Moynihan, Dave Kruse, Tim at SOS,Tyler Riess, Nick Steel, Brent, Lorna, Tabitha, Donn Natale, Brad & Josh, Steve Rodgers, Clint Akins, Dave Cornell, John Schultz, Dave Inkel, Shawn Palmer, Frank Amestoy, Curtis Husting, Mike Ogle, Paul T Glessner, Tim Kane, Evan Chapkis, Yusuke Makino, Mike Eskenazi, Rich Slejmar, Norm, Randy Smith, Marc Davidson, Mits Yamahata, Corey Farrow, Kenetic composites, Dan Fisher, Chris Smith, Aaron,Tommy, Mark & Robert, Billy Weeks ,Steve Earwood, Scot Petitclerc, Joe Myers, Lito Reyes, Greg Vogel, Jason Sams, Gregory Mone, Matt Higgins, Mike Velez, Vassmar, Dayan, Hermes, TJ Kendall, Cliff Lett, Richard Hutting, Gil Case, Butch Finkbeiner, John Clinard &
Tracy Case - My beautiful, wonderful & supportive wife
There also appears to be some more to the story as well: "These runs are in memory of Chris Casey's short life. This one's for you Chris "
As far as the specs go, the team's not talking, but there are a few hints, such as the NeuMotors connection (for those doubting that the screaming sound you hear in the video comes from an electric motor. Hey, we thought they were "silent".) To see more about the efforts leading up to this, see Nic Case's YouTube channel, here, described simply as "The fastest R/C cars in the world."
Here's the video, and our congrats to the entire team: