wesleyb82 wrote:Heynow. I built something very similar to this, I think you posted on the project page. Anyway, I just wanted to chime in and let you know that ours only does 16mph and it was lifting the wheels up around corners. I was reminding my son every time out to take it easy around corners but yesterday he got a little crazy and dumped it doing... somewhere around full speed. He was covered up and wearing a helmet so he came away almost unscathed but I just wanted to share that at those speeds, wheelbase and turning radius the thing dump over and ejected my son. It doesnt have a seat belt and I think in this scenario it was a good thing bc he got away from it and wasnt dragged. Idk what to think or do next, but I do know...... it was fregging scarey to watch. Anyway build looks awesome, I want to see the parachute in action, that's insane.
Glad your little guy is OK, I checked out your vids and that thing is a rocket! I am hoping the wider stance of the stang will help with stability
Project "Nightmare" will not be a drive around ride on, we have around 6 other highly modified gauchos, rzrs, gators, etc for that. It is a purpose built machine for drag racing in a straight line with an area with enough shut down space. ( I am not sure the solid live axle will like turns either
). I am building a trailer for our F150 to drive down to the park, unload it and let my son fish for kids lunch money/pink slips against any cocky kid thinking they can beat this pony.
I am hoping Discovery channel picks us up for a reality show called "Sidewalk Outlaws"
I took a traxxas rc timing system and extended the wires to allow the pre stage, stage and the working count down tree to be in front of the drivers (on a separate base), it also has the finish line beams that record and light up which lane won, just like the real deal (pics coming soon).
The parachute is coming along and I even think the very first prototype will work!