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Turbinator goes Fast

Post by AuotonomousRX » Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:58 pm

Dave Spangler in the Vesco Turbinator II has gone 482.169 mph at World of Speed
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Re: Turbinator goes Fast

Post by Stayt`ie » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:09 pm

quick calculations show approx. 30mph gain mile to mile, that things nowhere near maxed out 8)
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Re: Turbinator goes Fast

Post by AuotonomousRX » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:39 am

And the back up

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Re: Turbinator goes Fast

Post by momec3 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:31 am

Well done. Next step?
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Re: Turbinator goes Fast

Post by Stayt`ie » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:37 pm

Consistant 8) ,, im wondering if pulling the thing up has them not taking the next step, how much braking length do thay have on this course :?:
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Re: Turbinator goes Fast

Post by momec3 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:03 pm

Good point. Be interesting maths to see the required horsepower difference for the next 18mph.
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Re: Turbinator goes Fast

Post by Stayt`ie » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:35 am

Just watched the video footage on Slims site,, there was still more braking track when he took the exit,,

Interesting point, is that with these 450 cars is getting the things up to speed in the short distance before the end timers, you have to be north of 400 at the mile timing lights 8)

Yup, your gonna need horsepower to push you thru at those speeds, but also you have to get it to the ground to be up there to do it :)
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Re: Turbinator goes Fast

Post by momec3 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:19 pm

So its a drag race. A long one. Amazing in car video. The acceleration past 300 was something.
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Re: Turbinator goes Fast

Post by DLRA » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:00 pm

Stayt`ie wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:37 pm
Consistant 8) ,, im wondering if pulling the thing up has them not taking the next step, how much braking length do thay have on this course :?:
They need almost twice the distance to pull up.
I was reading something the other day and this came up, I was surprised at the start, but when you think about what the brakes have to do , let alone the parachutes, it starts to make sense.
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