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#1 Rgpracer

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Posted 10 August 2022 - 02:55 PM

Soooooo, I know these questions I've been asking lately are very rookie, stupid questions, but I learn by reading and asking stupid questions. When would you pick one or the other? I've read a lot about both, so, as many other classes, how do you choose which model you would use? They say the 43 is top notch, but they also say the 26 is top notch.

I am 65 and retired military, I can build you a fighter jet, drag car, dirt stock car and even drag slot car, just learning this type of car and loving it... please bear with me and my "101" questions.

Thanks,

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Posted 10 August 2022 - 03:17 PM

It is confusing but look at the JK web site and the C26 is the order number for the C43. Looks like they are the same chassis. 

 

If that is a dumb question count me dumb. I did not know until I looked just now.


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Posted 10 August 2022 - 03:35 PM

I was under the impression that the C26 was the "thicker" version of the C43. 

 

I could be wrong too lol 


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Posted 10 August 2022 - 03:41 PM

Aren't they the same thing?

 

I think one is their internal stock number, the other, the model number.

 

Collectively they are known as the "Aeolos" chassis.

 

The thicker chassis is known as the C26T.

 

Hopefully the manufacturer will make a comment.


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Posted 10 August 2022 - 03:47 PM

C43 c26 same thing
C43T c26t are the thicker version
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Posted 10 August 2022 - 04:26 PM

Ray, if you watch YouTube videos, James Cleave, of England, did a series of 6 or 8 videos this spring on setting up the Aeolos chassis.


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Posted 10 August 2022 - 04:54 PM

Awesome Bill.....thanks and thanks to everyone else for their input.
Ray

Ray, if you watch YouTube videos, James Cleave, of England, did a series of 6 or 8 videos this spring on setting up the Aeolos chassis.


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Posted 10 August 2022 - 06:35 PM

Soooooo, I know these questions I've been asking lately are very rookie, stupid questions, but I learn by reading and asking stupid questions. When would you pick one or the other? I've read a lot about both, so, as many other classes, how do you choose which model you would use? They say the 43 is top notch, but they also say the 26 is top notch.

I am 65 and retired military, I can build you a fighter jet, drag car, dirt stock car and even drag slot car, just learning this type of car and loving it... please bear with me and my "101" questions.

Thanks,

Ray

 

Ask as many questions as come to mind.  There's a ton of knowledge on Slotblog.  Way more than I'll ever understand.  So, ask away ... it's the best way to learn.

 

Hey ... I'm a retired sales guy.  I lived by "if you don't ask, you don't get."  

 

And yes, the Cheetah 43/26 Aeolos chassis is top notch.  Especially for flatter tracks and in classes where there are weight limits that level the field a little.

 

 

 

Ray, if you watch YouTube videos, James Cleave, of England, did a series of 6 or 8 videos this spring on setting up the Aeolos chassis.

 

I think James' builder's series is excellent.  I've been racing for a good amount of time and still picked up a pointer or two.  If nothing else, the series is a "good checkup from the neck up."

 

 

 

The "Tech Tips by James Cleave" videos are all linked in the "General Technical Info & Advice" section of Slotblog.  Here's the link to Episode 1 on building a JK C43  http://slotblog.net/...centre-section/


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Posted 10 August 2022 - 11:00 PM

Have you visited 3:16 raceway yet? There is a lot of knowledge and talent floating around there. 


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