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#1 iv_man

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Posted 30 December 2022 - 11:44 PM

Gidday You Lot,  Happy new year from NZ - first to cross the dateline!  (approximately 6.25 hours to go....)

 

Here many of our local tracks have a thing for 24th scale F1.  Even when 24th racing was scarce in the 80's & 90's we raced 32nd scale including F1. 

 

In summary we often make out that we don't really like them, they're hard to tune, set up to handle well etc.  Yet we persist!

 

Our accepted chassis of choice is the current JK C30 and many racers here have got them running really nicely.  But they are a good deal more work than the equally popular C43 that we use in LMP.

 

On and off there have been musings of coming up with something different.  In discussion, around 4 years ago, I was inspired by a real enthusiast of the hobby here to help come up with an alternative. 

 

Here's to you Darren MacLeod #17 (now lost, but not forgotten) and the encouragement and nudge you gave to see the beginning of many interesting chassis projects.  The first being the DM17 F1 Chassis.

 

Are there any other 24th scale F1 flexis out there?  Have you created anything - show us what you've got.

 

 

The photo below is of a freshly built example belonging to Ron who races in Wellington NZ.  Excellent work putting that together, it looks great!

 

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Posted 31 December 2022 - 05:16 AM

Nicely done!


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Posted 31 December 2022 - 07:58 AM

Give a look to the JK F1/Indy it is the same center section but it has two different pans, wide for Indy car and narrow for F1. This is a 1/24 chassis and we race them box stock but we allow the RTR indy body.
https://jkproducts.c...indy-narrow.jpg
https://jkproducts.c...1-indy-wide.jpg
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Posted 31 December 2022 - 08:23 AM

Give a look to the JK F1/Indy it is the same center section but it has two different pans, wide for Indy car and narrow for F1. This is a 1/24 chassis and we race them box stock but we allow the RTR indy body.
https://jkproducts.c...indy-narrow.jpg
https://jkproducts.c...1-indy-wide.jpg

 

The C30 mentioned in the original post is the JK narrow Indy. / F1


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Posted 31 December 2022 - 01:34 PM

That new chassis looks good, but it wouldn't fit the traditional description of a "flexi". Especially if it is cut from spring steel. But if you like running it, use it as a spec chassis for your own series. It's not about the chassis, it's about setting up a program everyone can get behind. 


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Posted 31 December 2022 - 03:43 PM

It's not a Flexi and it's not a scratchbuilt. I'd recommend moving this thread to a more appropriate forum.

 

That's just my opinion. It is a cool car, thanks for showing it  :good:


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Posted 31 December 2022 - 04:56 PM

Give a look to the JK F1/Indy it is the same center section but it has two different pans, wide for Indy car and narrow for F1. This is a 1/24 chassis and we race them box stock but we allow the RTR indy body.

 

The two JK open wheel chassis are very good runners with a little tweaking.


That's thirty minutes away. I'll be there in ten.
 

 


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Posted 31 December 2022 - 05:02 PM

 

The two JK open wheel chassis are very good runners with a little tweaking.

 

Yes, one of those is the C30 I mentioned that we all use here.


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