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Old 03-25-2012, 01:59 AM
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Default DC Plasma's first Speeding Ticket 155mph

DC Plasma raced the Texas Mile today and ran a 134mph in the 1/2 mile and 155mph in the full mile. From a standing start. You can see the first uploaded video by Mike Dunn here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6x-z...ure=plpp_video

Kind of neat from second 44 to 55 the jet engine sound of the run.

We ran at 210motor volts on the new helwig brushes.
Stock netgain motors otherwise. and a single zilla and half rated battery current at 1200 amps.


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Old 03-25-2012, 07:27 AM
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I was expecting an actual speeding ticket Last time I heard someone bragging about one was for 25 in a 15. I'm sure 155 would make headlines, but don't know if the coppers could catch up!

It's hard to imagine those speeds in an older car. My bug feels crazy fast at 70; over double that would be suicidal (though I hear they can take flight at ~160)

What's the top speed you've reached, or is the mile speed terminal velocity?
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Congratulations on the Awesome Run!

Was that dust kicking up off the tarmac the second half mile, or magic smoke leaking out of the motors?
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Was that dust kicking up off the tarmac the second half mile, or magic smoke leaking out of the motors?

I didn't smell any smoke, and I didn't even get the motors above 180V. I normally go to 200V in the 1/4 mile.

The dust was terrible. The event was crazy, there were more 1000Hp cars there than I have ever seen. There was tire rubber down the entire track, also dust, rocks, asphalts pieces, trash,

The best run was 257 MPH by a Camaro. The guy needed a parachute to stop in 1/2 mile.
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Here is an in car video from the 155mph run.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw1UE...PpdVcwUWQk4%3D

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This is the run chart from the 155mph run. See the overdrive shift in the middle. We ran at 1200max amps on the battery where the factory rating is 2500amps max.

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The event was crazy, there were more 1000Hp cars there than I have ever seen.
Welcome to my world, where the phenomenal is only average. Ed, the chief of T&S is a good friend of mine.

Glad to hear it was dust not cooking motors. I've run the half mile at Sandhills the last couple years, not sure the motors will withstand the abuse for the full mile.

Congratulations again for being the first EV to run the event!
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Congrats John, great stuff!
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DAMM , you got there before me , DAMM !! Did you use a Gearvender Overdrive before I had a chance too ?
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DAMM , you got there before me , DAMM !! Did you use a Gearvender Overdrive before I had a chance too ?
Were you trying to get to The Texas Mile or to 150mph?

Yes, we use a gear vendors overdrive. Just one for now, thinking of a second "multi" unit for the run at 200mph.

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