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  1. #1
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    Ultimate XO-1 test spot located!

    Just letting you guys know I have finally found an awesome spot to run this thing flat out. As we all know by now, a lot of the time our speed runs are really limited by the place and not the car. I found a huge section of brand new highway that is under construction and closed to traffic. Almost completely deserted. Probably about 4 lanes wide and brand new pavement. Perfectly straight and visibilty for miles. Has a slight grade in both directions (up one and down the other) so I should have mega range. I hope to test on it in a day or two.

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    You are lucky !!! Til the highway opens of course. I was going to finally try and hit 100 mph on saturday and it started to rain !!!
    Maybe next weekend.

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    I want to see a video of someone driving a car and following the xo-1 on a highway at night or a long straight road. That would be the best way to get top speed.

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    Check out page 9 XO-1 Superspeedrun. He has some other videos also. I think theres another member on here that has some really cool vids also.

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    Made a few passes at this spot yesterday. Finally got the car to the point where it pretty much stopped accelerating. Held 107 for about 3 seconds and barely tickled 108 right as I dropped the laundry. Traxxas batteries. 6s.

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    Congrats!

    No video?

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    Video or it didn't happen. hehe
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    You might of found the ultimate test location but ive found the ultimate test driver lol


    On you marks get set GOOO!!

    More like the ultimate chewer

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    I wish her all the best

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    When you are hitting 107-108 what does it show for telemetry ?? I need to search for another spot.

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    Yeah, that's all I have. I've been waiting for the traxxas gps module but apparantly that thing is a unicorn.

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    you will be suprized by the gps or radar gun compared to the telemetry
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    Ok, so it turns out that the ultimate test spot is not yet so ultimate. The road is what I would call "pre-paved". There are a lot of heavy equipment marks on the road. I didn't notice them at first but after doing a back flip at 108 I took a closer look. As soon as they pave it for the last time I'm sure it will be amazing but right now I might have to find a spot where they haven't tore the pavement up so bad. I'm sure I just need to walk down it a little farther. It did make for some pretty entertaining go pro video though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheStenchOfSpeed View Post
    Ok, so it turns out that the ultimate test spot is not yet so ultimate. The road is what I would call "pre-paved". There are a lot of heavy equipment marks on the road. I didn't notice them at first but after doing a back flip at 108 I took a closer look. As soon as they pave it for the last time I'm sure it will be amazing but right now I might have to find a spot where they haven't tore the pavement up so bad. I'm sure I just need to walk down it a little farther. It did make for some pretty entertaining go pro video though.
    Would love to see your video!!...as I am sure everyone else would.

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    Yeah when are you going to post the video?

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