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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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mag article 1/24 drag

July issue of Hot Rod, page 12.
claiming 140 MPH

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Is that in 1/24 scale MPH or actual MPH?
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Real MPH I would expect, at a 140 1/24th scale MPH a car would appear to be hardly moving. Actual speed would be 5.83 MPH or 8.56 ft/sec. I could not remember how fast my 1/24th cars used to go, I did keep records, the fastest car that I could find a record of was a wire frame Gp. 12 car and that averaged a 1:1 27 MPH around a 150 foot King track. Too bad that I did not record any times for my Group 27 cars.
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as Rich states, that is 1:1 MPH.
do a search for Hot Rod July issue slot drag and one of the top links will be to the article.
Dave Nap has been around a very long time and is well known in the 1/24 slot drag racing ranks.
some 12 or so years ago Bill Iane of Long Island made documented passes in excess of 150 MPH and ET range low 0.4s to high 0.3s on 55 foot Drag Trax timed formica track at about 16 volts.

it doesn't mention track type, timing system or voltage in the article however.

also, back then no one in that scale was using neo magnets, cobalt segmented magnets were trick then.

sadly, there are few and far between 1/24 drag tracks in the northeast now.

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