World's Most Badass R/C Car Modeled After Real Life Race Car
The Ten-T is 18 inches long and 6.2 pounds, and operates like a real race car (but at 1/10 of the size).
Check out these specs, via PopSci:
- The Ten-T has a built-in telemetry system, which is a collection of sensors that submit stats on speed, temperature and battery voltage to the handheld remote. This is one of the first R/C cars to have this feature, which operates similarly to a pro race car.
- The single-cylinder, 3.4cc gas engine provides 1.8 horsepower, and burns a mixture of methanol, nitromethane and lubricant. It is capabling of propelling the 6.2-pound car up to 45 mph in a few seconds.
- It also has dual disk brakes, front and back, and adjustable suspension.
"Gas-powered remote-control cars provide realistic racing fun. They burn a gasoline-like fuel called nitro (made of methanol, nitromethane and lubricant) with miniature internal combustion engines. Losi's Ten-T gets even more authentic by adding a starter that works like a diesel engine's. Nitro cars are usually hard to start: You have to pick them up, use a hand-held motor to spin the engine, and simultaneously work the remote's throttle.
With the Ten-T you just hit "start" on the remote. That turns on the car's own electric motor, powered by a 7.4-volt lithium-polymer battery. The motor turns a starter shaft behind the engine, which spins the crankshaft until the engine's suction draws in fuel. Meanwhile, the battery also lights a glow plug, similar to a spark plug, in the engine. The plug's hot element, combined with the compression of the fuel-air mixture when the piston rises, ignites the fuel. Then the plug keeps glowing, and the fuel keeps burning, until you're ready to call it quits."
The Ten-T retails for 500 big ones. If you're interested, you can find a retailer through Losi's site.