This should be the fastest car.
For sure it has the most motor. It's a 1/32nd scale UOP Shadow with a
100,000 rpm Koford / Pro-Slot hybrid motor in it. Russell Sheldon built this
car (I think) for the 1999 Marconi Proxy race which was going to be held on
Revell track. They wouldn't let him race it because of the serarium (is that
spelled right?) magnets inside the motor. Russell gave it to me to see if it
could run with the Fly Rotor Motor cars I built.
The car was set up to run on a fairly flat track and there was just no way it would make it around my layout. Got taller rear tires but still need some taller fronts and / or to shim the guide. Just haven't spent enough time with it.
There is a lot of changes in elevation in this track and you just plain need
some ground clearance. Need to change the gearing and spend some time
with it. When I got the car it had 5 traction magnets in it. I added 4 more
for a total of 9 and it was still not enough. Car de-slots pretty easy still. It's
BLAZING FAST in a straight line tho.... Magnets are just not in the right place yet.
The Fly Rotor Motor cars haven't been running for a while now. Need new 1"
wide 7/8" dia. slicks and I've got to order them. They need a new set of gears too but I may go to 64 pitch instead of 48. The modified Fly cars use a Parma #499 Super 16D Rotor Motor w/ adjustable timing. They have 3 traction magnets.
The front one is adjustable in height with the turn of an allen screw.
They have 1/8" rear axles (for strength and durability), 1/24th scale Parma
"The Blade" guides, and of course Pro-Track chassis underneath.
The fastest I've ever got them to run was an AVERAGE of 18.5 feet per second.
That was back when the track was at 154 feet. I've added nothing but straights
so I think I can get them to run near that speed again.
The fastest car so far is this orange one.
It is a lexan bodied Pro-Track Mercedes CLK
with a Pro-Track chassis, carbon fiber axles, and ball bearing bushings. It AVERAGES about 16.63 feet per sec. It weighs 64.2 grams with 3 traction magnets.
Track record so far is 13.583 seconds.
The three fastest cars on this track use a Pro-Track chassis.