Tagged: Rally Car Setup
- January 17, 2017 at 3:11 PM #10163
Is the NSR Fiat Abarth S2000 legal for the series? It raced in WRC events in the S2000 class just like the Mini and the Peugeot 207 (Avant Slot).
MartyJanuary 22, 2017 at 8:33 PM #10179
All, major changes have been made to the series rules, please review a.s.a.p. and discuss them here.
January 23, 2017 at 4:06 PM #10182
- Shawn will manage this series henceforth.
- Clarification of the WRC category and cars allowed in the series.
Question about eligible cars: I was looking at Auto Art rally cars and came across several that would appear to be eligible models but have earlier liveries. Examples:
Mitsubishi Lancer from 2002 rally
Subaru Impreza from 2004 rally
Peugeot 206 from 2003 rally
Ford FocusRS from 2003 rally
Did these cars change from 2002-4 rallies to 2005+ rallies? Does the model have to be specified as a 2005-2015 livery? Is it specific to the car (Peugeot 206 changed but Ford FocusRS did not, etc.?) I see some cars do not specify year. If I come across others, should I ask before purchasing?January 24, 2017 at 9:42 AM #10183
The Peugeot 206 and Mitsubishi Lancer VII didn’t compete in 2005. The Mitsubishi Lancer IX and X are the appropriate models. The Ford Focus RS and Impreza of those years did. The livery doesn’t have to be in 2005+, only the car model.
Please post to this forum if you have any questions before buying a car. I’ll monitor on a daily basis.January 24, 2017 at 12:02 PM #10188
The following has been added / revised:
January 26, 2017 at 1:56 PM #10194
- Guide may not project beyond the body when aligned for straight, as viewed from directly above. Exception to the rule applies to the guide keel (only).
RussellJanuary 26, 2017 at 2:29 PM #10195
What about the “pro” series of SCX like this one: https://www.132slotcar.us/store/product_info.php?cPath=22_47&products_id=2929
How much of an advantage is four wheel drive?
The “pro” series claims other benefits like aluminum wheels, lightweight body, and adjustability. I wanted the Sainz car but could take one of the pro cars if needed. Is this series of cars better?
ThanksJanuary 26, 2017 at 7:03 PM #10197
Yes, the Xsara ran in 2005 and is legal. I have exact SCX Pro car that I can bring to the track in a couple of weeks. I’m camping this weekend for scouts otherwise I’d bring it on Saturday. The 4 wheel drive system is a subject of debate. The Pro cars are better than the regular cars as they have all the parts you’d be replacing in the standard car.February 27, 2017 at 1:41 PM #10476
Thanks for the information about the VW upgrade. I have ordered the parts through King’s and they say everything is showing as available as of 2/26/17. All parts I have never used so it should be a learning experience.March 1, 2017 at 11:15 AM #10497
Sorry Ary, but what is really changed? The Keel is the fin/blade and the longest part of the guide, hence the only component of the guide that could be visible from under the nose. Also, how is this different from any other series where the general rule is that – from above, you are not allowed to have any part of the guide (aka. the keel/blade) visible from under the body, spoiler or the chassis.
What am I not understanding … I do not understand the impact of the change b/c it appears there is no effective change.
... I gotta 427, Z-28 a thousand horsepower straight outta the gate ... Frank Marino, "Bottom of the Barrel Blues" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUCRaGmoMt8March 1, 2017 at 1:47 PM #10503
Guide may not project beyond the body when aligned for straight, as viewed from directly above. Exception to the rule applies to the guide keel (only).
The rule is to prevent guides being mounted beyond the body but still allowing guides, such as Scaleauto’s, where the keel go past the forward most point of the base, to be used.April 27, 2017 at 7:31 AM #10769
John sent this through email and I wanted it collected here:
You are the WRC series manager. Apologies for this not being on the forum but I still have not mastered that beast. Ordered a Scalextric Ford Fiesta WRC car because it has a Sloting.Plus chassis and vacuum interior available for it. The Stobart Fiesta came new in the box with the windows blacked out. The rules specify clear glass. Other than buying another car, can I just install the vacuum formed interior with the drivers and navigator painted and move forward?
- This reply was modified 10 months ago by turboman93.
Attachments:April 27, 2017 at 7:32 AM #10772
Sorry but the high impact cars are not allowed. We determined that we wanted a realistic looking car so the clear glass and full interior are required. You’ll need another body.May 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM #10813
I see 1 Ninco 4 wheel drive car, but the Electric Dreams site might not be showing which ones are 4WD. Is Ninco the only brand of 4WD. Is there a more informative site with 1:32 rally car info?June 1, 2017 at 8:06 AM #10881
I wouldn’t get too focused on the 4WD thing. In my experience, it really hasn’t helped or made a difference in the performance of the car.
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