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Building the Most Powerful RC Car in the World

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  1. Kevin Talbot

    Kevin Talbot

    4 ай бұрын

    Epic project! I think foams are the only tires that have halve a chance of holding up

    • Alex Joseph

      Alex Joseph

      4 ай бұрын

      I am your subscriber

    • ProjectAir


      4 ай бұрын

      Thanks Kevin! Yes I think I’ll have to do some experimenting!

    • Ramon Ellince

      Ramon Ellince

      4 ай бұрын

      @ProjectAir you should try trust vectoring some time 👍👍👍👍

    • The noob fisherman

      The noob fisherman

      4 ай бұрын

      @ProjectAir you guys should do a collab once please please please please 🙏

    • Dwagi Playz

      Dwagi Playz

      4 ай бұрын

      I want too see a 200 mhp run ok promise

  2. PCBWay


    4 ай бұрын

    This is so SICK! Thanks so much for bringing us this, James 🥳🥳🥳

    • Goincommando361


      4 ай бұрын

      For sure.. Yes Thanks for bringing PCBWay to us.. very cool service along with a very cool project That design is a record breaker woo. Good luck!!

    • steprockmedia


      4 ай бұрын

      We viewers appreciate the sponsorship.



      4 ай бұрын

      Wait, his name is James?

    • tjo alla prenumeranter

      tjo alla prenumeranter

      4 ай бұрын

      @MADHOUSE-CHAOS exactly what i thought

    • PCBWay


      4 ай бұрын

      @Goincommando361 You just made our day! ✌✌

  3. Alexander Gräf

    Alexander Gräf

    4 ай бұрын

    I think PCBWay is one of the best sponsors the maker scene has ever seen, because it's actually useful.

    • Kissa


      4 ай бұрын

      yeah i noticed same, and i actually might use them at some point!

    • Juuso Juuso

      Juuso Juuso

      4 ай бұрын

      Actually blends in the video unlike the insufferable ones do

    • MiscDotGeek


      4 ай бұрын

      I agree. They've even sponsored my very small channel for some projects, and it was quite welcome.

    • Al Hunt

      Al Hunt

      4 ай бұрын

      Is the 'B' supposed to be bold and not the 'PC'?

    • Alexander Gräf

      Alexander Gräf

      4 ай бұрын

      @MiscDotGeek Even if the sponsoring is literally just allowing a maker to get their PCBs related to the project for free, it is still useful.

  4. acid


    4 ай бұрын

    We don't necessarily like to see the crash --> repair --> crash --> repair cycle. I think many of us appreciate the iterative process, the clever design(s) you come up with, and the reward of seeing the larger goal eventually accomplished. Keep up the good work.

    • engineeredlifeform


      4 ай бұрын

      I would buy "crash --> repair --> crash" on a T-Shirt though ;-) Maybe like the 'recycle' logo?

    • nunya bisnass

      nunya bisnass

      4 ай бұрын

      You saying you don't like how my relationships function?

    • Fluff Squirrel

      Fluff Squirrel

      4 ай бұрын

      @nunya bisnass Those don't sound like relationships... just sayin

    • Goatskip


      3 ай бұрын

      I enjoy those build-up videos! This is real engineering and design!

  5. UAVr128


    4 ай бұрын

    Looks very cool. PLEASE make sure you have configured and tested your radio failsafe this time so if you lose radio signal it goes to zero throttle and brakes on!

    • ProjectAir


      4 ай бұрын

      Don’t worry I shall be!!

  6. Tom G

    Tom G

    4 ай бұрын

    Well done. I was a little nervous that your poly rope would melt on full power test. Looking forward to part 2 and a speed run record.

    • Bruce


      4 ай бұрын

      I was rather nervous a stone or two got yeeted through the cars windscreen.

  7. Mike Stallone

    Mike Stallone

    4 ай бұрын

    We come for the crazy builds, and stay because of your top tier storytelling James! Always a pleasure to be featured in these master pieces. One day we’ll have a race with my wheel driven car 🔥

  8. Clayre


    4 ай бұрын

    I love how much this demonstrates communities coming together for the sake of creative science. Between the RC company the CNC company the jet engine company putting forward parts to make this happen is cool as hell

  9. HawkerFury


    4 ай бұрын

    Hey dude. A lot of great engineering and time going into this. Its really cool. However …. please don’t use those printed plastic joiners to hold your ribs to the chassis plate. I would almost guarantee they won’t be strong enough. The threads are inserted from the same side as the piece they are secured to by the look of it, so they can pull out. You would be much better off getting some aluminium 90deg angle (it’s a stock extruded material). You could drill and tap the angle to bolt it together or drill right through and bolt through. Seriously, it would be a much stronger solution. At 200mph the pressure in the body will be huge. I wouldn’t be surprised if that alone ripped it apart. Good luck mate 👍 look forward to seeing it run.

    • Thomas PCGuru ENGINES

      Thomas PCGuru ENGINES

      4 ай бұрын

      I was shocked at that too. Also the flat bottomed box shape. Will take off. I'd use a jetplane fuselage with outrigger wheels.

    • HawkerFury


      4 ай бұрын

      @Thomas PCGuru ENGINES that’s a good point about the flat bottom. Potentially used correctly though it could produce a suction onto the road. But yes if air gets under it, its game over man. I just don’t want to see all this work fall apart around the chassis 😊.

    • That Guy

      That Guy

      4 ай бұрын

      I really hope he sees this but the comment doesn't have nearly enough likes as one would hope

    • Dries-Peder Janse

      Dries-Peder Janse

      4 ай бұрын

      That would only be a concern for the test he already succeeded at, while driving it's gonna have much less stress on that point.

    • HawkerFury


      4 ай бұрын

      @Dries-Peder Janse I fully disagree with that but we are all entitled to our opinions. I just don’t want to see all his heard work fall apart. A printed part with a thread hot inserted into it on such a joint really isn’t very good. I’m sure the fact he could draw it and print it nice and accurately was the most appealing part of the decision to do it that way, but for the structural integrity of the chassis I’m afraid it needs more work put into it than that.

  10. rockaholictom


    4 ай бұрын

    I am always so blown away at what we can do at home now. I have maybe intermediate 3D modelling skills and I still feel like a mad inventor when I print what I designed. Love the videos James!

  11. SpeedStory


    4 ай бұрын

    You can use tether car wheels (hard rubber with aluminum rims). They are easily good for 200mph+

  12. Courageous Cuber

    Courageous Cuber

    4 ай бұрын

    This is actually so cool! I can definitely see the improvement in your design!!!

  13. Future Eon

    Future Eon

    4 ай бұрын

    This project is absolutely mind-blowing! I believe foam tires could be the only ones with a fighting chance of handling the power. I'm curious to see how they hold up against the intense speed and force. Keep pushing the boundaries of RC innovation! 🚀🔥🏎

  14. jediklem


    4 ай бұрын

    Love all your projects! Really can’t wait to see some more of this 1! 🔥🔥🔥

  15. Gringoo


    4 ай бұрын

    4k for a jet engine sounds like a solid price. I’d be shaking to have that thing roaring up while it’s still a loan. Great ongoing project, really looking forward to the next part.

  16. six_twentythree


    4 ай бұрын

    I'm glad to see all these companies working with you to get this project on the road!

  17. dan725


    4 ай бұрын

    absolutely and delightfully mental! What you’re doing is just way too cool! Glad you got your dad to join in to help. And wow, a nice Jimny and a super clean Mini!! You have amazing taste in cars :).



    4 ай бұрын

    I absolutely love your cool videos of things you design and build. I can't wait for the video of this going down the track.

  19. Jonathan M

    Jonathan M

    4 ай бұрын

    ALWAYS a thrill when your next video comes out. I make sure I'm undisturbed to really enjoy it all. You and your projects are an inspiration young man.

  20. Jean-Marc Ducommun

    Jean-Marc Ducommun

    4 ай бұрын

    Great „Bloodhound“ project! You probably can’t imagine how it rejuvenates me! Youngsters like you make me hope that not all is lost and your father can be proud of you! Good luck!!

  21. Major Havoc

    Major Havoc

    4 ай бұрын

    Very cool project, can’t wait to see it perform on the runway 👍

  22. Alex Willis

    Alex Willis

    4 ай бұрын

    Wow the confidence with which you're taking on the records of the RC world is relentless!

  23. Zion mcbride

    Zion mcbride

    4 ай бұрын

    I think this channel is just so skillful and creative. Keep up the good work!

  24. The Ordinary Carper

    The Ordinary Carper

    4 ай бұрын

    Please feel free to do longer videos if you're able, I'm sure people would like the idea as much as I would.

  25. Simon Bunker

    Simon Bunker

    4 ай бұрын

    Your dad's comment it exactly the reason to keep watching this series! Looks ambitious - so many potential engineering challenges.

  26. Air-headed Aviator

    Air-headed Aviator

    4 ай бұрын

    This is looking fantastic! Hoping great success. When it comes to highspeed RC getting enough grunt and making it strong always seem like the most fulfilling part of the design. It gets more tricky like you mention killing lift, and ensuring at whatever attitude these very fast cars don’t become very fast planes. Its interesting how Arma’s body design handles lift pretty well with its reflexed shape, I wonder if their guys could offer some data!

  27. MC's Creations

    MC's Creations

    4 ай бұрын

    Fantastic work, James! It's looking crazy! 😃 Looking forward to the test run! Stay safe there with your family! 🖖😊

  28. Pablo668


    4 ай бұрын

    This is an absolutely fantastic project. I'm really looking forward to seeing it run. Love the design and the workmanship. I think real life speed record Jet cars had their wheels made entirely out of aluminium. This could possibly be a path to follow. Perhaps you could get someone to dynamically balance whatever wheels you do end up using.

  29. Doughtinator


    4 ай бұрын

    absolutely incredible!! love it

  30. Meta Tech HD

    Meta Tech HD

    4 ай бұрын

    🔥🚀🏎 What an epic project! Building the world's most powerful jet RC car is truly mind-blowing. I can't even imagine the speed and power it will have. When it comes to tires, I agree that foams seem to be the best option for handling the intense forces and maintaining stability. It's fascinating to see how technology is pushing the boundaries of what's possible in the RC world. Can't wait to see this beast in action!

  31. Braeden Fischer

    Braeden Fischer

    4 ай бұрын

    I love your channel man, its a beautiful engineering based channel that does not even close to have enough recognition, your going to go far

  32. Franco Rossi

    Franco Rossi

    4 ай бұрын

    this man has a serious dedication. I just discoverd your channel and your works are really good, keep up the good work gl with your next build :)

  33. MiscDotGeek


    4 ай бұрын

    Very, very cool. I think you'll want to make wheels that are much much larger so that they can turn at far lower RPM.

  34. The OAG RC

    The OAG RC

    4 ай бұрын

    Love the engineering on this and your aspirations to get this going! Good luck with the next phase 😎

  35. Ben Willcox

    Ben Willcox

    4 ай бұрын

    Been in the rc world for years and the most helpful thing is always local advice. The guys out there running them where you are will be able to give you the most applicable advice for you, especially regarding wheel/tire choice and suspension settings.

  36. Kim John

    Kim John

    4 ай бұрын

    This is awesome, can't wait to see a great series abt the jetcar. Smashing work young sir!

  37. JRags


    3 ай бұрын

    I think Making a progressively angled wing powered by the jet exhaust(more thrust=more angle) would be cool/interesting to see if it could be useful or not.

  38. Daedje


    4 ай бұрын

    Definitely want to see the twin engine version of this one. I'm sure that's why they gave you 2.

  39. Pierre Selenne

    Pierre Selenne

    4 ай бұрын

    This was so SICK! I loved the projet thanks for showing us, James.🎉

  40. LexusUK


    4 ай бұрын

    Great to see someone taking a different approach. Feels like all the electric guys have reached the limits of motors/batteries so perhaps jet is the way to go. Wishing all the best for future speed runs. Would love to be involved in the project.

  41. James


    4 ай бұрын

    I think it needs a cockpit containing a Race Rabbit. Will make it 15% faster for sure.

  42. Travis Olander

    Travis Olander

    4 ай бұрын

    Years ago, I first saw one of JetCat's engines on a table being spooled and I immediately wanted someone to do this. Props for making it happen. For traction and straight line, consider 'fan car' downforce (a la Chaparrel 2J, BT46B). You'd need an esc/li-ion/FPV motor, or two.

  43. Evan Barnes

    Evan Barnes

    4 ай бұрын

    You're almost certainly pulling a bunch of extra air into the thrust tube with the Venturi effect, I wonder how that changes the overall thrust and final exhaust gas velocity. Super cool project!

  44. Adam Zin Alabdin

    Adam Zin Alabdin

    4 ай бұрын

    You should make a rc plane with 2 jet engines Awesome video! I hope to see more of these kinds of videos

  45. Anthony Townsend

    Anthony Townsend

    4 ай бұрын

    For wheels, I'd be going with something like a solid polyurethane disk then maybe use active aero, well basically a rudder for steering. Or if you want to steer with the wheels, using solid blocks of rubber sandwiched between aluminium disks with screws going through like a beadlock.

  46. Simonize41


    4 ай бұрын

    Marvellous. I’m loving this!😈 Here’s to part two!👍🏻

  47. names policy

    names policy

    4 ай бұрын

    Amazing build, can't wait to see what it can do. I think there are much better options for range instead of spektrum.

  48. t hammer

    t hammer

    4 ай бұрын

    This is amazing! Would love to see an afterburner on this! How about adding one?

  49. bowieinc


    4 ай бұрын

    I find it fascinating how a jet engine can pretty easily be held back with a string until it has forward momentum. I suppose you could just use your brakes to start but would there be an advantage to actually having one tied off to allow you to go to max rpm before releasing so the vehicle would reach a faster top speed closer to where you are, helping you be able to control it easier? I have no idea what I’m talking about. Just thought I’d throw it out there.:) great video:)

  50. Rocket Cello

    Rocket Cello

    4 ай бұрын

    So, you have a few options for wheels: something similar to the Bloodhound SSC, which are solid aluminium-zinc alloy disks, which can deal with 10 200 RPM. You could coat the rims with latex or something to give it something akin to tyres. You could also do foam based stuff (as some other people have suggested), which could deal with the heat really well due to the air pockets, but they might have too much give. Personally, if I was making this, I'd do aluminium disk for the main wheel, with layers of rubber and foam. But I don't know how that'd be made. But hey, experiment and have some fun! For all I know what I've just said is utterly useless and can't be done.

    • sevenravens


      4 ай бұрын

      Maybe Goodyear or Perrelli would sponsor some special rubber tires like F1 race cars. 😜

    • Thomas PCGuru ENGINES

      Thomas PCGuru ENGINES

      4 ай бұрын

      Aluminium disks spun up with spray on ruuber from a can. Yesss then check they lathe true

  51. Give it a try guy

    Give it a try guy

    4 ай бұрын

    Pleased to see you haven't given up really looking forward to more, as far as heat protection around the nozzle in other projects I've used the materials out of hair dryers it's very resistant maybe you can get a piece and test with blowtorch you will be impressed. Great work maybe add fuel ring in the afterburner 🔥😎✔️

  52. Mad Drialan

    Mad Drialan

    4 ай бұрын

    "As long as I don't damage them, I don't have to pay" - has crashed the car twice before 😂

  53. Tom Dees

    Tom Dees

    4 ай бұрын

    Dude...I love this stuff 😛 I'm just an old-fart retired Air Force C-130 driver...that machine you built is just beautiful !! I Can't wait to see the beast going full throttle 😎

  54. LEG"O"CY


    4 ай бұрын

    This is why U r the best of the best! Creating great projects about RC cars and other things!

  55. Steve Murphy

    Steve Murphy

    4 ай бұрын

    Absolutely brilliant! At such high speeds it seems like the slightest turn of the steering wheels would result in a huge turn. How did you overcome that?

  56. Vtecgostututu


    4 ай бұрын

    I have been watching these series since the beginning. Nice work James! Huge support to you and I hope you will break that speed record 💓

  57. Sido Jens van der Veer

    Sido Jens van der Veer

    4 ай бұрын

    love to see people learning and progressing eventhough you have setbacks and that the companies want to help you is amazing and this is why i love engineering. love

  58. Linecraftman


    4 ай бұрын

    another amazing project! I really loved the shots on 10:31 and 10:32 of the heat diffraction! As you pointed out, aluminum tape should help with the engine heat as it'll just reflect the heat away! For the wheels, maybe worth considering making them out of aluminium? Since RC car tires love to separate from wheels at high RPMs (much like the Thrust2 car or the new bloodhound SSC)

  59. Mark Mellors

    Mark Mellors

    4 ай бұрын

    I've built a few projects with wheels at ~12krpm. supergluing standard RC tyres to their rims and adding kevlar thread between the treads has always worked for me. I'd have thought rubber-based RC car tyres would hold up better than foam wheels for your project. Something that should be easy for you to build and test

  60. NotequartoCR


    4 ай бұрын

    I believe that if you add some kind of device that increases the amount of mass of the car relative to the ground like a small turbine pointing to the ground, maybe you can increase the control of it and maybe the drag

  61. boltonky


    3 ай бұрын

    Wicked project, i would def be more geeky on testing. I would be interested myself to know how much thrust it actually makes and what effect thrust tube has (as in theroy its sucking air too which can create cavitations and other weird ground effects + how much flex the steel struts to the chassis under power. SUre your having fun and i enjoyed watching it instead of working haha

  62. Tsopni


    4 ай бұрын

    I wish that your videos were little bit longer and more detailed. Great work, can't wait to see jet car in action :)

  63. Slikx666


    4 ай бұрын

    The only thing I'd say is make sure you have the rake of the car set correctly so you have a small amount of aero downforce and the thrust is pushing the car into the ground very slightly. All jet powered cars are set higher in the back to create downforce without creating drag. Good luck with the running of the car, it looks awesome. 😎👍

  64. lifeatspeed 200

    lifeatspeed 200

    4 ай бұрын

    As a heat shield use a thin paper card on the plastic then put the metal shield on and that will give a barrier of insulator between hot metal heatshild and plastic. Or just wack some exhaust wrapping on the plastic bit. Hope this helps.

  65. MrCheese


    4 ай бұрын

    Cant wait for part two. im sure you will break the record twofold, the sound of the jet engine wirrring up to throttle is amazing!! 🤩

  66. khoa tran

    khoa tran

    4 ай бұрын

    Such a dope project! I sincerely hope your car hits 200 miles! Honestly, like all past legends and absolute genius masterminds, the ideology lives on, Not Fast Enough :)

  67. Lod dude

    Lod dude

    4 ай бұрын

    Could your augmentor tube be 'bleed' fed from under the floor pan to enhance downforce 'suction' at speed? - if nothing else, it might vacuum all the grit off the track! : )

  68. Michael Caine

    Michael Caine

    4 ай бұрын

    Hi, have you considered using the Venturi principal as used in passenger airliner's escape chutes as a way of increasing the amount of air coming out of the thrust tube? I noticed the bell shape of the tube inlet and it made me think of how escape chutes inflate quickly and efficiently using small pressurised cannisters. Your prototype was probably already using the Venturi principal because the bodywork was not fitted. Provision for extra air intake over the engines needs will need to be included. Hope this helps and the best of British luck. Think BIG and go for 150mph.

  69. Dave Cooper

    Dave Cooper

    3 ай бұрын

    Hi - nice project. I have a wind tunnel at home that I used to design my full-size Le Mans sportscar. The tunnel takes 1/10th scale models (10%) and runs at up to about 100mph or so, scale speed. Our camera shoots at 11 frames per second and, at the moment, I only measure drag and do flow visualisation tests - smoke and cotton tufts mainly. It's a fixed floor tunnel but I may upgrade to a moving floor next winter. The 'sting' and sensors could be also be upgraded to measure centre-of-pressure movement, downforce and general stability. You are welcome to use it. I live in the North Wiltshire area. You could also consider using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics). Once very expensive but, nowadays becoming more affordable....

  70. TM


    4 ай бұрын

    Bro coulda integrated the shocktowers into the jet engine mount so he could mount the shocks and upper wishbones into that, and gotten that jet exhaust a LOT lower down. Still looks quite nice already.

  71. ᛒiking Viking

    ᛒiking Viking

    4 ай бұрын

    I was definitely expecting that nylon rope to melt from the jet exhaust and send that thing flying into the side of the building lol slightly relieved and slightly disappointed that didn’t happen 😜

  72. Impulsx


    4 ай бұрын

    Good stuff! A lot of engineering & over engineering can go into this project. You could use turbine exhaust to create vacuum/low pressure under the car for "down-force"/control issue remedy or "car not go flying". Also, at a low angle look down your path of travel and try to sweep away any rocks/gravel (easier if you have a "street sweeper" and not wanting to literally broom a looooooong generous width path.) Not sure if typical on your controller but variable steering control with speed, would help not over correcting at speed. IIRC most speed record vehicles run on salt/mud flats/ice for a reason, very flat and/or cold. Typically no visible suspension travel or very very stiff setups and aluminum/titanium wheels. Rubber tires (sorry I'm American) are good but it need to be made out of the correct material. heavy solid heat resistant rubber non-laminated/non-layered. Heat of the speed will cause delamination and catastrophe usually follows shortly after. The big Aircraft(Heavies not fighters) tires are retreaded with a +1in(+2.5cm) solid rubber layer and has a whole process to ensure the retread 100% bonds, vacuum/pressure mold, can't remember. P.S. Please use double hearing protection, my tinnitus still has me hearing the whine of APU's of military aircraft I worked on.

  73. Wheels RC

    Wheels RC

    4 ай бұрын

    Might be worth trying foam tyres. The ones from contact are very good and used widely in rc.

  74. Paul Bloom

    Paul Bloom

    4 ай бұрын

    Amazing project!! I would suggest some heat resistant tile material at the back, covering the plastic, rather than foil. You can buy kiln bricks for about £10 uk, and cut them by hand, as they are very soft and light.

  75. Jesse Du Preez

    Jesse Du Preez

    4 ай бұрын

    I would love to get a jet engine like your to make a RC rocket with it😊 I would suggest you use wheels made from solid resin coated in rubber.

  76. Stephen Fletcher

    Stephen Fletcher

    4 ай бұрын

    I would love to see an afterburner added to it. Amazing.

  77. Robert Jung

    Robert Jung

    4 ай бұрын

    This is looking great, what a nice project indeed! 👍💪✌

  78. Gedalia Koehler

    Gedalia Koehler

    3 ай бұрын

    Have you thought about making this autonomously controlled instead of controlling it by hand? Might be easier at these high speeds and as it moves further from where you're standing.

  79. PatrickRiccardo


    4 ай бұрын

    That looks great! Can't wait for part 2!

  80. William Strachan

    William Strachan

    4 ай бұрын

    The exhaust going into the thrust tube like that will draw air from under the body into the thrust tube. Could you use that effect to your advantage for eg. creating downforce/avoiding blow-over crashes, and forced-air-cooling of anything that might get too toasty?

  81. david tappe

    david tappe

    4 ай бұрын

    I’m so glad I watched your first try. This is insane now. Keep going.

  82. Nate Olmsted

    Nate Olmsted

    4 ай бұрын

    I had a horrible feeling that rope was going to get cooked on the full throttle test 😅 glad I was wrong! Epic project! Can't wait to see where it goes

    • Captain Limabean

      Captain Limabean

      3 ай бұрын

      It looked to be nylon or something like that amazed it didn't melt then stretch and break

  83. lazytik


    4 ай бұрын

    Regarding the lift created on bumps via the body, wouldn't it help to add cuts to the front floor so that any air rushing under it could escape through the chassis, if any creating pressure at the backside and therefore planting the car back on the ground? Interested in anybody with actual experience responding if this could work! Anyway, cool to see you follow up on the landspeed-RC-car, will watch closely! :)

  84. firewaffle1


    4 ай бұрын

    What are you 3D printing with? Is it PLA? I was wondering if PA-CF (Carbon Fibre Impregnated Nylon) Filament would be better for the engine mount as it has a higher melting point. Although this is an awesome project, can't wait to see what's next!

  85. David Warren

    David Warren

    4 ай бұрын

    There was a period when land speed record jet cars used spun aluminium wheels (ie no tires, just aluminium), as they were the only things that would hold together at those revs. As they aren't driven , and don't need to grip in eg turns, they provided enough grip. Needed replacement pretty often though, I recall.

  86. Nick Jenkey

    Nick Jenkey

    4 ай бұрын

    Great project! I look forward to the next steps....I guess you could add rocket boosters too ;)

  87. Craig Files

    Craig Files

    4 ай бұрын

    Next time incorporate the thrust tube extension onto the engine not a separate item just use the same shape & taper of the original, you could also incorporate a simple after burner into this tube by injecting raw fuel through a ring with tiny holes spraying into the exhaust just before it exits the pipe you could do this with a simple valve radio activated from 1 of the fuel tanks, can't wait to see the runs

  88. blechnik


    4 ай бұрын

    nice project! about the engine mount melting: if you build an airduct around the engine and conncet it to the thrust tube, there should be enough air getting sucked around the engine to cool the mount

  89. labhusky3


    4 ай бұрын

    Love it. I've got no idea about wheels, but is it possible to make a decently fast wind tunnel using an EDF inspired fan plus Bernoullis principle in the upstream side? I know NASA uses essentially this for hypersonic test tunnels but I imagine 200mph is doable with enough back yard brains

  90. Eugene S

    Eugene S

    4 ай бұрын

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that thrust tube is probably doing more bad than good. If your concern is CG, you could always just add some extra weight to the very front to keep the wheels down, or maybe a front spoiler? You can make an adjustable front spoiler that would use a servo to pitch to add more drag depending on your current speed.

  91. SamuelP711


    4 ай бұрын

    I was thinking that some ground effect would help with the floor stability, then I thought about bottoming out and porpoising or bouncing at high loads at speed, some stiffer suspension would help this and I think would help the car without ground effect. Some C cups on the springs is a simple way of doing that (I think you know about this anyway with your experience). Drag is also a concern with ground effect too but would be less than traditional wings. This is quite interesting to me to get thinking about this, I'm an engineering student and one of my projects was building an rc f1 car with aerodynamics incorporated so I can't wait to see this progress.

  92. asperKacperXnxx6969


    4 ай бұрын

    fingers crossed! Love to see these improvements, im pretty sure it will brake the record!

  93. Icabod Psillycyberman

    Icabod Psillycyberman

    4 ай бұрын

    Pretty sure those tyres will not take 200mph-maybe contact Scorched RC and have a chat about what they used (they have the current record at 219mph) Great project and really interesting video-good luck😁

  94. Daniel Titcumb

    Daniel Titcumb

    4 ай бұрын

    wow. this is realy cool, and yes, as kev said, foam tyers are the only thing that will hold. good luck!

  95. James Dulin

    James Dulin

    4 ай бұрын

    The wheels will be a concern, but more importantly, the Track. A smoother, more level, flawless track is going to be clutch. Matching the wheels to the track is a good idea. Inline skaters use wheels that may be perfect for this. Also look at what their tracks are made of.

  96. Rawhide Lamp

    Rawhide Lamp

    4 ай бұрын

    For heat shielding you can buy kiln bricks or of available use some stone wool (commonly used for insulation) to stop that melting

  97. crazyjr


    4 ай бұрын

    The way you set that engine in the tube, is actually smart, not only will it bring in cool outside to cool that pipe, but said cool air will provide further thrust allowing you to gain more output than the engine alone, In the US in the mid to late 1990's they did a similar thing to the exhaust zoomies to drag outside air to make even more downforce than the typical exhaust pipes wound. it was even shown to pull something through the pipe (A rag I think) and shoot it like 50 ft. into the air at one race. Not sure if this was the intention by you, but very smart

  98. J JHW

    J JHW

    4 ай бұрын

    Cover the plastic mounts in Starlite, it's pretty easy to make and is extremely heat resistant.

  99. Jonathan S.

    Jonathan S.

    4 ай бұрын

    I have an 8s ARRMA Limitless Roller that goes about 125mph. Attaching a jet engine, brilliant idea! It's a great chassis!

  100. PhilippG88


    4 ай бұрын

    For heatshielding, try aluminum tape. Basically thicker aluminum foil with heat resistant glue already attached.