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May 18, 2023 at 10:52 PM in reply to: One-Off Races for Fun #19023
I would really like to try a race with the race consisting of some laps on each track without re-tuning between laps on the tracks. what would work and what might work is the objective and we could run the existing cars from either a rally or big track series. (As long as the 917’s don’t bottom out on the rally track. :o!May 13, 2023 at 8:13 PM in reply to: RevoSlot Group 2 Rally Series #19014
Trying to debug the guide jamming problem and discovered the wires were grabbing the front wheel axle holders. I tied the wires together close to the front, and the wires are behaving, as is the car. I also changed to the deep wood guide which is short tailed already. No noticeable difference until I fixed the wire binding problem. I am hearing some thumping on the crossover joint.May 13, 2023 at 12:28 PM in reply to: RevoSlot Group 2 Rally Series #19013
Looking at the cars as a whole I believe this was not run using rally cars because during the recent event someone pointed out my Alfa and other cars lacked navigators. Mine is a model of a SCCA track car, as are others. We should have called this a hill climb rather than rally. Oh well.April 30, 2023 at 1:02 PM in reply to: 2023 Policar Vintage F1 Series #18969
Don’t remove the spark trail generator. It will reduce the realism of the car as it accelerates and the rear squats. (Of course this is not from the official class manager)
Thanks for putting this on the forum for those of us who have not tried to setup our car yet.April 7, 2023 at 11:55 PM in reply to: 2023 – BRM Group 2 Series (Q3) #18890
UN BOX BOX BOX! (with a German accent)
I finally tried the BMW 91 Kleber Le Mans on my power strip and it was noisy. After a few hours I stopped it and later opened it up. On the track it was a 5.5 second mess. The front axle assemblies were fully tight, so I loosened them and lubed the bearing surfaces. They are cambered axle holders. Down to 4.5 seconds and with some practice 4.3. I am tempted to slap a BMW sticker on the chassis and run in the prototype class of Le Mans. The sedan is slowing it down, specifically where the front tires rub the fenders.
The Lexan rattles so I dabbed some Shoo Goo on the edges and that helped.
For some reason other than lead trigger finger it de-slots randomly in the button turn blue lane. Maybe I am driving randomly trying to find the braking point and intensity. Or is it torquing itself out of the turn? The spring loaded guide might be “wrong”. No weight added. No front auxiliary driving lights added. HMMMMMM.March 29, 2023 at 10:08 PM in reply to: 2023 – Monte Carlo ’72-’82 series #18877
Carry over from 1971. Still raced in 1972. I may not run a narrow tire car.
March 26, 2023 at 4:05 PM in reply to: RevoSlot Group 2 Rally Series #18873
- This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by Radial TA.
I practiced on the rally track last Thursday during the day. I had a noisy car that got quiet without the body, and noisy with the body. It was the loose Lexan interior picking up and amplifying every vibration. Cured that with strategic dots of Shoo Goo. Ran some more rally track laps and could hear a “click” twice on the long straight. (My front tires are not excessively trued.) One click where the spring loaded guide compresses a the first valley-to-uphill transition, and once after the hump on the next valley-to-uphill transition. Testing showed the guide tapping the chassis. No dragging or scraping the track.
On the rally track the speed is less, so the Lexan vibrates much less, but was still noticeable. Without the timer running I have no idea how well it was running, but my 914/6 seemed faster immediately after the RevoSlot runs.February 19, 2023 at 11:14 PM in reply to: 2023 Policar Vintage F1 Series #18762
I agree with the maintenance of the cars. Wear and tear should be tolerated. I have not checked to see if parts are even available if broken, not just falling off. We should take special care to check cars and track for parts after heats. Some of our cars, maybe even group C, have soft plastic wings and other parts in a replacement kit. My car has clipped the walls and collided. but is intact as far as I can tell.February 16, 2023 at 10:45 AM in reply to: RevoSlot Group 2 Rally Series #18758
I’m running the blue Alfa. This would be very difficult to modify the car number so hope no others run this.
February 2, 2023 at 9:25 AM in reply to: 2023 Policar Vintage F1 Series #18721
- This reply was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by Radial TA.
I am running the March of Sir Jackie Stewart blue number 1. Runs great since I have not taken it apart or crashed into the wall. Have not looked at youtube yet.
January 4, 2023 at 5:50 PM in reply to: 2023 – Ford vs Ferrari #18603
- This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by Radial TA.
I finally got my GT40 together and ran laps this afternoon. Pretty stable with one tungsten weight.December 23, 2022 at 9:38 AM in reply to: PROPOSAL-Try New Track in Pflugerville #18592
Marty, let me know when you go to the new Pflugerville track. I can bring my 1/24 BMW and group c Mercedes. I don’t mind getting the BMW gooped up a little since we don’t seem interested in running those gt cars again.
As a better option to me would be renting a car that they have set up.
Radial TADecember 15, 2022 at 10:17 PM in reply to: 2023 – Monte Carlo ’72-’82 series #18574
Radial TA found this in the 1972 Rally list. Will run wider than 8mm tire class.
SRC 52006 – Porsche 914/6 GT #118 – ’71 Monte Carlo Rally The green and yellow car from last year that Steve drove for me during the heat of summer.
Have not settled on a narrow tire car and may not bother.December 8, 2022 at 11:05 AM in reply to: PROPOSAL-Try New Track in Pflugerville #18571
I have 3 1/24 scale cars including 2 that we ran previously. BMW GT coupe and MB group C. I would be glad to allow sponge tires and goop that fit inside of the fenders. If tires outside of the fenders are the only option that would be ok too. When do you think the regular racing would happen?November 28, 2022 at 12:13 PM in reply to: Proposed 2023 Race Series #18517
I tested my 1/32 RevoSlot Alfa Romeo on the rally track yesterday and it does not hit the track on the main straight hump. My tires have not been trued, so car is out-of-the-box ride height. It took the turns fine, but the track was so dirty, by the third lap the tires lost grip up hill running clockwise.