Nic Case’s R/C Bullet Breaks 200 MPH (w/video)


The R/C Bullet doing it's thing (via PoleCam)

The R/C Bullet doing it’s thing (via PoleCam)

Nic Case and his R/C Bullet

Nic Case and his R/C Bullet

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
CD Adapco

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:

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Ouch, that would hurt if it hit you in the ankle!

I wonder how they kept it on the ground? At speeds like that I would think that the air flow underneath would lift it up. Pretty cool!