Lipo Shootout 2 – Top Speed Test
Each pack was “blind tested”, meaning the lone test driver did not know what brand of battery he was driving during each run. We enlisted the help of Castle Creations factory driver Tim Mohr to do the wheeling for this test. Mohr drives for a battery company not involved in the test (MaxAmps), and has extensive experience doing high speed runs. He kept making passes until he was satisfied he had made the best pass possible on each pack. In the first shootout the large body of a short course truck was really a limiting factor to top speed, so this time a stadium truck was used. The stadium truck was equipped with foam tires (no tire sauce was used), Castle Mamba Max Pro speed controller, 24/87 gearing, Mamba 9000 kv motor, and JConcepts high downforce body. A Bushnell radar gun was used to measure the speeds.
|Points||Manufacturer/Battery||Top Speed MPH|
|2||Common Sense||55 mph|
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Remember: The tests are all scored by points, lowest to highest. The lower the score the better, like a game of golf.
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