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Old Nov 16, 2012, 04:44 PM
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Full size Electric Bigfoot 4x4

Check out the electric motor on this puppy! Apparently it has already been crushing junk cars at monster truck shows (silently, of course).

Edit: here is the direct link. Yes, its electric, yes, it crushes cars. No gearbox, electric motor tied directly to the driveshaft.


http://www.bigfoot4x4.com/2012/1113_bf20.html
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 05:35 PM
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That sucker's pumping 504kW according to the guy that built it, and it only took them five weeks to build the thing... Sheesh
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 08:40 AM
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LOL watch the video - it sounds exactly like an RC truck! You can hear the esc whining. (video on bottom of page linked above).

Rant: I was around when electric model planes were picked on mercilessly- even when my planes flew as good or better than some glow planes (i.e. astro cobalt powered 4-star 40 back in 1994. I won a fun fly with it, but people still said "just wait until electric is a little cheaper/easier/more flight time). Now electric rc is common, but I still get picked on for my hybrid car, even though I give people rides to work and they say it drives nicely, and I get 55 mpg (new prius).

Anyway, I think in 5 - 10 years full electric cars will be as common as electric rc- not for everybody, but definitely more accepted.
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