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Old Oct 06, 2005, 01:31 PM
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Electric 1/8 Scale Hydros Video

This video was shot at the Cleveland Area Fast Electrics (C.A.F.E.) pond this last weekend with over 100 boats in attendence.
Check out heat 2 for some side by side racing and a STUFF on the back straight!

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Old Oct 07, 2005, 06:01 AM
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My cable connection's a bit slow and I only downloaded heat 1. From that, I reckon a rescue boat could have finished second
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Old Oct 07, 2005, 07:13 AM
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You can almost tell this was the first time most of them had run, still some bugs to work out, water leaks servos ect.
One of the boats not on the vids is the boat that finished 2nd at the Internat against the Nitro 1/8ths. also at the same race in Open Cat the two electrics finished 1st and 2nd against 1.0 inch Nitro motors.
Electrics are getting there Fast.
Check out heat 2 side by side with a STUFF on the back sraight.
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Old Oct 07, 2005, 02:00 PM
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The electric boats compare well. They must be down on max power, but have the advantage of useful torque at all revs. The next step for the i/c brigade to try to regain ascendancy would seem to be auto gear change.
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Old Oct 07, 2005, 03:17 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by martin richards
My cable connection's a bit slow and I only downloaded heat 1. From that, I reckon a rescue boat could have finished second
ROFLMAO!!! Good one!
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Old Oct 08, 2005, 09:52 AM
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The first and second place boat in heat 2 are running mid 50s (mph)
The boat that finished 2nd at the Internats against the Nitro 1/8 scale
was running low 60's before the cooling tube broke inside the boat.
We are just starting to find out what combos work.
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