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DC Plasma's first Speeding Ticket 155mph

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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.

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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DAMM , you got there before me , DAMM !! Did you use a Gearvender Overdrive before I had a chance too ?
I wanted 150-180 mph , oh well just gotta aim higher . But I'm setting my car up to road race . But for the next year an a half , it will be a 34mph "Loook at me" show car til I save up the money .
If you started slower , do you think you could have gone faster and needed to use less amps an volts ? Did the wires get very hot ? Hot wires slow down the power a little . I was gonna put the controller right up front behind the grill in the air to cool it . and put a fan on it too . I live in Nevada so I thought it should be there to cool it faster . But even if I use 2 gauge wire , it's still alot of wire for my dirict drive car (10 ft motor to switch , 12ft motor to controller/main power)
Are you gonna use seperate ducted air and fans to each of the motors for your 160 mph try ?
I was thinking of sucking the air out too. Are you reading my notes ?
AUUHGG , THUNDERBIRD !! Lighter and going to the body shop Friday . I just can't seem to get a controller to work for me . The motor turns and changes direction , but I might not have the power to go thru the controller because I can't charge the battery's yet . (very low budget an no one to help)
Going to use two motors , one per wheel . Or one motor direct drive . And I will be putting the controllers or controller up front to cool it .
But I want higher RPM's from the motor . The main 3.00-1 an 2.80-1coming in the mail . Is 150 Amps the basic amount needed to get high speed geared cars like ours off the line in a ok manner ? I"ll be using a 6.00-1 gear to drive around for a little bit .
How many amps ? My short term goal is only 45 MPH .
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