Tagged: Carrera Modern GT
February 19, 2018 at 10:46 AM #11872Radial TAParticipant
FROM ARY’S INITIAL PROPOSAL RULES NOT PUBLISHED YET – FINAL QUARTER RACING CLASS
“Factory stock” Carrera GT Class: WEC /IMSA – year range TBD but definitely no cars prior to 2013. I will be sharing more details during the club meeting.</p>
Analog models without magnet + stock everything (wheels, motor, gears, etc).– CG Slotcars Carrera guide adapter + Slot.it wood guide.– NSR 5230 Supergrip (20.5 x11) rear tires + Stock front tires.– Polarity switch can be removed and wiring replaced.– Chassis sanding is allowed for float but gap should not be larger than the thickness of a credit card.
— Aston Martin Vantage V12— Audi R8 LMS<— BMW M6 GTLM<br — Chevrolet Corvette CR7 — Ferrari 458<— Ferrari 488>— Ford GT RC— Lamborguini HuracanAre you crazy? Stock gearing, plastic wheels??>Ok, as far as the plastic wheels go — yeah, we need to give it a try. I have checked the wheels of 10 or so Carrera cars I have purchased in the past 4 to 5 years and found all to be round and centered.>Now, instead of changing the car gearing, each racer will be able to change the voltage of their lanes. We would still be limited to the power supply range (6 to 16 volts) but that is plenty to allow all cars, regardless of weight, to reach their maximum potential.</p>
>Car list may be changed.</p>
May 7, 2018 at 3:08 PM #12204
May 10, 2018 at 4:41 PM #12233
DIBS – Lucas Stable
001 – Carrera-27559 BMW M6 GT3 -Team RLL, No.25- USA // renumbered as #21
002 – Carrera-27533 Analog 1/32 RTR Ford GT #68 // renumbered as #21
May 20, 2018 at 2:03 PM #12278
Notes on the CG Guide Adapters: The ‘Standard’ size fits the BMW and Ford-GT. The large size can fit if sanded down. I recommend sanding down the adapter, not enlarging the chassis hole, (b/c a replacement adapter is easier to get than a new chassis). Reference Ary’s video.
Warning: It does Not take very much sanding to make the large adapter fit. Be sure it slides in easy, without warping from forcing it. Also: These are 3D printed items and the track facing part of the adapter has a rough finish that needs careful sanding to smooth it.
Removing Rear Magnet: The magnet behind the motor is held in with a U-shaped clip. Try and pry it out with a small flat-blade screwdriver. If it sticks, you can very very very carefully pop out it out from the bottom of the chassis by placing the screwdriver on one side of the exposed part of the magnet and popping it with your palm. Carefully!
July 23, 2018 at 12:37 PM #12843
Ary – in the BMW M6 GTLM, the chassis wells for the front body screws bulge into the wheel well, these may interfere with Slot.It wheels – when trying to fit them into the wheel-well so the tire is not visible outside the fenders/wells.
Can we flatten the round part of the screw-well that protrudes into the wheel-well? It’s basically a minor filing operation with a emory board (no major loss of chassis material and hence weight).
July 23, 2018 at 12:40 PM #12844
As of Saturday July 21st, Steve is the series manager for the Q4 Carrera GT series. Congrats, Steve!!
July 24, 2018 at 11:18 AM #12845
Interesting. Steve doesn’t look Brazilian. Good luck to him. Looking forward to it.
August 31, 2018 at 5:02 AM #12965AutoramaKeymaster
Steve, I am not sure about what would be the best way to describe it in the rules but need to add that we allowed the removal of the “cup” portion of the mounting posts.
August 31, 2018 at 10:21 AM #12967
August 31, 2018 at 10:20 PM #12972
Hey all – planning on joining the group for this series – looking over the cars that are allowed, I’m planning on picking up this version of the Ford GT (Carrera 1/32 Evolution Ford GT Race Car #67) and then being brutally trounced my first few races. 🙂 If there’s any reason this won’t meet the requirements, I’d appreciate a note. Hope to make it out to the Rally event to meet some of y’all.
September 4, 2018 at 10:11 AM #12979
First off, welcome!! Yes, the Ford GT is an allowed model to run in the series. Bring it by on a Saturday and we can answer any questions you have about the series.
Look forward to meeting you.
September 7, 2018 at 12:05 AM #12988
Question from the newbie.
the rules say regarding rear wheels/tires
– Rear Wheels: Stock Carrera or Slot.it’s (or similar) ‘17.3 x 9.75 mm’ short hub alternatives.
I am having a devil of a time finding 17.3×9.75 in stock anywhere. I have found a 17×9.75 (and easily found 17×10). Does the “OR SIMILAR” item in the rules allow for slight differences as long as the wheel has a 15mm hub and the tire measures 20mm diameter in tech?
September 7, 2018 at 9:50 AM #12990
The common wheel to use is the Slot It 17×10 in either aluminum or magnesium. You can use a Slot It F30 tire in 20×10 or a BRM shore 25 in the 20×11 size. Either of these tires will work. The Slot It tires are far more consistent and provide good grip. The BRM tires are a little wider but do not always perform well. I will have all of these items at the track this Saturday if you are planning on being there. I can also show you some other tips for better performance.
September 9, 2018 at 3:05 PM #12999MitleidKeymaster
So upon reading the rules and then reviewing the current setups of the members at the club who had cars there. John has CB wheels Randy has Scaleauto wheels and Mark has CB design wheels. All of them are “similar”. I have decided to change the rule to be simply 17×10 mm max. I hope this does not ruffle any feathers.
September 13, 2018 at 1:26 PM #13016
Are Ninco N80754 PRORACE EVO 3 Wheels 17.4 x 10.2mm hubless with realistic spokes allowed?
September 21, 2018 at 3:47 PM #13052
KEIN – what if the wheel physically measures 15mm at the rim, and 17.1mm at the rib? (regardless of its spec on paper?) I just checked them last night.
September 24, 2018 at 6:37 PM #13056
Alright, what times are people running in setting up their cars? I have a 25K motor with 9×23 gearing and a 112gr car that needs my 1/24 controller with all of its brakes and the best I can run is 4.18 on the edge and 4.22 without pushing at qualifying pace. Anyone else had time to run their cars?
September 24, 2018 at 8:30 PM #13061
I doubt my results are of much interest (ha!) but I’ve been happy to see a 4.4x at the absolute limit and I suspect there are a couple tenths still in there by doing a few more tweaks to help with acceleration and top speed. 4.5 consistent laps aren’t too tough. So…I am buoyed by your times since I don’t think they’re completely out of the ballpark for me…by the end of the season!
October 1, 2018 at 5:10 PM #13093Radial TAParticipant
My car is a rabid dog. I tried the old F30 ‘s that barely pass inspection and ran a best of 4.5xx, then tried new trued NSR. and new trued F30’s. Never better than 4,5 and most 4.6-7. I was running without marshals and got a mile of chasing the wrecked car. I will not be at practice Thursday until late if at all. However, I got a new golf course schedule that does not include Saturday so I can get to meetings and practice. I added some weight but did not get to run many laps. More stable but needs the 25k motor I guess.
October 2, 2018 at 1:55 PM #13103
Good luck with it Randy!
October 2, 2018 at 3:52 AM #13096
Marty – as far as I am aware, you and David have some of the fastest practice times so far.
I won’t say you guys set the bar for us – since that got me in trouble last time 😉
Obviously these are temperamental beasts, esp. in the weight/balance tuning. Gear selection also seems to be crapshoot – with 9/23-25 (@25k mtr) seeming to be the range where torque and RPMs have to be balanced. They aint thunderslots or revos : (
October 14, 2018 at 11:11 PM #13171AutoramaKeymaster
I have adjusted the body float gap thickness.
Should we adjust the tire diameter to 1mm smaller than the current requirements? From 20 rear and 19 front, to 19 rear and 18 front?
October 15, 2018 at 10:06 AM #13172
I appreciate the adjustment to the credit card rule but I don’t know about the 1mm smaller diameter tires. The glue in guide adapter on both of my cars have been put in at a depth to account for the larger diameter. I don’t know if they would work with the smaller diameter of the front wheels. I will check on it.
I can tell you that increased float makes a huge difference in the performance of these cars. I am running my body screws all the way out and allowing the body to have tons of float.
October 15, 2018 at 8:45 PM #13191
I agree about the guide being already set for the current tire diameter. Either I’d have to find a way to break the current guide free (which…I suppose…may not be that horrible with these 3d printed critters and a bit of dremel action), or buy another chassis to use smaller diameter wheels. Thus, I’d not be a fan of this option…especially if it turns out to be an advantage.
What’s the driving idea behind offering a smaller diameter wheel? If it is just to make things faster…since we’re all already working under the same limitations, I don’t see a need for it.
October 21, 2018 at 12:04 PM #13242
Are you offering to *allow smaller diameter tires (esp. the rears) to (a) accommodate clearance in the rear wheel wells – esp. if we have very loose body screws (and hence can have interior rubbing in a corner) (b) allow for tire wear.
November 22, 2018 at 10:47 AM #13354
“Traction compounds are prohibited.”
Does that include putting nail polish on front tires (anti-traction compound!)? I’ve had to cut down my zero grips to get them somewhere between minimum legal and hilariously too tall, and that makes them a bit grippier than before.
November 22, 2018 at 11:39 AM #13355
We have allowed nail polish in the past but I will leave this up to the series manager to decide. You might want to reach out to him directly and post his reply.
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