RC Truck Racing Package for Two or Four at Top Gear RC Raceway (Up to 52% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Drivers race remote-controlled RC trucks around hairpins and over dirt embankments on enormous, newly renovated track

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Two battery packs included with each RC truck rental. $5 fee for additional battery pack. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Remote-control cars are especially fun if you're a kid without a driver's license or a wizard whose spells don't work on cars. Make magic happen with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $15 for RC truck racing package for two ($30 value)
  • $29 for RC truck racing package for four ($60 value)

With both packages, each person will receive one rental truck and two charged battery packs. Battery packs last between 25–30 minutes. Click here to see photos of the course.

Horsepower: An Estimate of Engines' Energy

A fine-tuned engine performs at peak capacity, running smoothly and generating more horsepower. Read on to learn more about horsepower and what it means to work.

An engine that packs a lot of horsepower is an engine that is ready to work. The 18th-century engineer James Watt coined the term to help sell steam engines to mills and mining operations. Watt estimated that an average horse, per minute, could perform 33,000 foot-pounds of work—meaning it could pull 330 pounds a total distance of 100 feet. It was just a rough estimate, but Watt's calculation has endured as an official unit for measuring engines' work.

The Benefits of Horsepower

The Model T only had 20 horsepower, but modern cars have left Henry Ford's creation in the dust. Popular cars, like the Camry or CR-V, house engines that provide 150+ horsepower, an ample amount for running errands and towing kids' wagons behind them. High-performance luxury cars, meanwhile, boast more than 700 horsepower for more powerful acceleration, and trucks that need to carry heavy loads often fall within the 300–400 range.

Bonus Points

  • The unit could have just as easily been ponypower, since Watt originally calculated that an average mine pony could do 22,000 foot-pounds of work. To arrive at horsepower, he simply increased that number by half.
  • Watt's work on work was so influential that a fundamental unit of modern science bears his name.
  • Incidentally, the electrical equivalent of one horsepower is 746 watts, or roughly the same energy it takes to totally shred a Van Halen guitar solo.

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