Actually, it'll take more than just another 10k to be competitive these days. But there's no longer a need for custom parts as the R/C manufacturers these days optimize their chassis design so much that there are updated parts of chassis every year or so. Here's a video that might entice you.
The XO-1 is the latest all-electric supercar to come out of Traxxas. With blistering performance figures such as a 0 to 100 km/h time of just 2.3 seconds and a top speed of 180 km/h (100 mph), it packs quite a punch right out of the box. That's right; the Traxxas XO-1 is packaged as the world-fastest ready-to-race radio-controlled car. Priced at just over US $1,000, it will surely be on the top of everyone's Christmas wish list.
At just over half a meter in length, this 1:7 scale supercar is powered by a 25.2 volt Mamba Monster Extreme speed controller and a Traxxas Big Block brushless motor to propel it to supercar speeds. They also employed a robust shaft-driven AWD system to put all that muscle to the ground. But besides raw power, aerodynamics too plays a huge role to hit the 180 km/h mark. So to keep the XO-1 glued to the pavement, it's equipped with a streamline body, high-downforce front splitter, smooth undertray, and rear diffuser. Still, keeping a car this size in control at such high speeds is no easy feat and that's where the all-new Traxxas TQi radio system comes in.
This project started out in September 2011. Fabricated my own fiberglass chassis, bought all the parts needed and spent 2 months experimenting and designing parts. Finally, what started as a Tamiya F103GT is now an F103GT mini. Wheelbase is 225mm and overall width is 161mm.
It’s a supercar that was 10 years in the making. One of the most head-turning, heart-stopping street cars ever designed. A limited edition, V10, 200mph work of art… and it’s now available for your 1/10th scale touring car.
PROTOform is proud to release its rendition of the Lexus LFA body for R/C drifters, USGT Class racers and supercar enthusiasts alike. The LFA features sleek, yet muscular styling and includes two rear wing options: a racing-style lexan® wing, or a molded nylon wing for a true to scale, exotic look. This officially licensed product is designed to fit 200mm touring cars but will also easily fit your 190mm chassis with the use of wide-offset wheels or wheel spacers.
The PROTOform Lexus LFA is molded in genuine .030 Lexan® material and comes with protective overspray film, window masks, detailed decal sheet and hardware to mount the struts and wing.
Transform your R/C touring car into a supercar with the PROTOform Lexus LFA!
An 86 Tamiya RC Competition was held yesterday at the Toytoa Caravan. Entries were grouped by age where one finalist from each age bracket gets to race for the grand prize of a full Tamiya RC kit. Well, some of my friends who race in sanctioned races showed up and took up all the 6 spots in the finals.
During the elimination round, the throttle was turned way down because the inexperienced drivers would just turn these RCs into bump cars. But for the final race, we asked the organizers if we can go full speed since they're all very experienced racers.