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New Guinness World Record—FASTEST BATTERY-POWERED RC CAR

Nic Case’s “R/C Bullet” hit 171.96mph!

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It’s official…Nic Case holds the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Battery-Powered Radio Controlled Car at 171.96mph!

Nic Case is no stranger to high-speed radio control cars with numerous records and championships under his belt. In fact, Nic can be credited with the previous Guinness World Record for the Fastest Battery-Powered RC Car that was based on the Schumacher Mi3 and reached a world record speed of 161.76mph. Nic set this record back on October 4 of 2008. (As I write this news story, the Guinness World Records website still shows this record as the fastest. From what Nic told us, Guinness takes quite a while to update the info on the website. This is the link to the page on the Guinness site listing the "Fastest Battery Powered Remote-Controlled Model Car (RC)".)

Today, Nic Case has a new official Guinness World Record for the Fastest Battery-Powered RC Car named the "R/C Bullet" that reached an impressive 171.96mph! The car was built from the ground up by Nic and features a unique drive system and a body that was designed using a wind tunnel to have high-downforce and low drag.

A little background about the world record: The record was run back on December 19 of 2012. Then in March of this year he ran again, but without any improvement on his 171.96mph speed. At that point, due to that result and getting up there in years, Nic retired from speed running...that is until when on April 13, 2013, Nic’s 17-year old nephew, Chris Casey was killed by a hit and run driver. This tragic incident made Nic rethink his retirement and decided to continue breaking records. He applied to Guinness for that late December 2012 run and it was recently made official. Nic’s goal is to break the 200mph mark!

We would like to congratulate Nic Case on his official Guinness World Record and wish him good luck with his next speed attempts!

NIC WOULD LIKE TO THANK HIS LOYAL SPONSORS

  • Castle Creations — High Voltage ESC's
  • Neu Motors — High quality speed
  • Futaba — Best range of any radio
  • PowerEgde batteries — Consistent power
  • John's BSR tires — The fastest tires in the world
  • RW Racing Gears — Precise and durable
  • Ford — The best team
  • RC4WD — Machining support
  • Team Tamale — Machining
  • PROTOform — Aero Guru
  • CD Adapco — Virtual (CFD) wind-tunnel

Video of Nic’s impressive run!

Nic Case's R/C Bullet at 171mph - Fast RC Car (0 min 45 sec)

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Old Nov 18, 2013, 09:22 AM
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Nice job, and also good on him that he mentions all that helped achieve the records in the credits.
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Old Nov 18, 2013, 09:39 AM
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Wow. What an awesome sound as it passed... way to go Nic!
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Old Nov 18, 2013, 12:25 PM
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Thanks Guys
A lot of good people helped, and they deserve credit.

Should be able to get another run in before the end of the year.
The new body (I'm calling it Version 26) Is inspired from my nephew, Chris -R.I.P.

If all goes well - I'll post what comes of it.......... Fingers crossed.
Cheers
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Old Nov 18, 2013, 01:13 PM
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Thanks Guys
A lot of good people helped, and they deserve credit.

Should be able to get another run in before the end of the year.
The new body (I'm calling it Version 26) Is inspired from my nephew, Chris -R.I.P.

If all goes well - I'll post what comes of it.......... Fingers crossed.
Cheers
N
Yes Nic, please keep us in the loop. We are pulling for you to hit that 200mph mark! GOOD LUCK!!!
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Old Nov 18, 2013, 11:49 PM
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Sir, congratulations.
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Old Nov 19, 2013, 12:29 AM
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Stunning achievement Sir, Congratulations.
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Old Nov 19, 2013, 05:26 PM
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OK Paul
But I cant promise a 200 mph run just yet. This December - just trying some new things out.
Thanks for the props!
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Old Nov 19, 2013, 07:52 PM
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OK Paul
But I cant promise a 200 mph run just yet. This December - just trying some new things out.
Thanks for the props!
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Any improvement on that record will be impressive. I understand how exponentially harder it is every mph faster you go when at the speeds you are running at!

Go get'm!
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Old Dec 04, 2013, 09:46 AM
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UPDATE from Nic Case

From Nic Case:

Good news!
The latest run went 184.77mph!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think we are on the right track.
Slightly lighter, better belt configuration and better batteries made for one wicked ride!

Nic Case's R/C Bullet at 184mph (1 min 18 sec)


The bad news...
We got kicked off the track by the airport police. :-(
Evidently, homeland security is cracking down on us R/C people.
Only one run - so no new record......

The hunt for a new location or the permit process has begun.
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Shame about the kicking. Criminals that run havoc run free, and creative people are banned from executing their hobby, not harming anyone.

But the good news is the new speed record, even though it's not official, it's a great result.
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thats a great achievement in rc history.
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It's Digitally Official

Yes...
They finally updated the GWR website ..............
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/...odel-car-(rc)/


In today's digital age, it all seems real now.
Very soon , another shot ---------- the Bullet is cocked and loaded
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Old Mar 12, 2014, 09:33 AM
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Yes...
They finally updated the GWR website ..............
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/...odel-car-(rc)/


In today's digital age, it all seems real now.
Very soon , another shot ---------- the Bullet is cocked and loaded
N
Awesome!!! It is about time that site got updated.

Looking forward to your next attempt!

Thanks for keeping us in the loop!
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Old Mar 20, 2014, 08:16 AM
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OK
Back home from running the RC Bullet. And the result is ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 188.87mph

This time with a 182.55 back-up!

Video soon
N

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