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#51 Duffy

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 10:12 PM

Duffy, I like that leadwire holder made from what looks to be .032 piano wire.

Oh yah. the shaker pin mounts're 1/32 too.
So, not all 1/16th.
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Posted 27 February 2011 - 10:13 PM

My head is spinning, but it looks great. ;) :popcorm1:

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 10:17 PM

Nice chassis'. I dabble with building, as I'm a 61 year old novice I will probably never reach the level of most great scratchbuilders, but I try. I do like reading these threads, as I get some good ideas from them. I built this over the last couple of weeks. There is a rear air diffuser that was installed after this pic was taken.
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Posted 27 February 2011 - 10:47 PM

Ken,

It's ALL good. Scratchbuilding your OWN car, making brass and steel stick together with solder, and seeing it go 'round the track is a feeling like no other and not that many people practice the art. Good job!
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Posted 27 February 2011 - 11:30 PM

Thanks Tex. If it will go around the track I'll be happy. It's not the first one I built, but it's better than the others. It's the first one I've built with floppy pans, and amazingly enough they actually function.

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 12:14 AM

Thanks Tex. If it will go around the track I'll be happy. It's not the first one I built, but it's better than the others. It's the first one I've built with floppy pans, and amazingly enough they actually function.




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You fully understand what scratchbuilding is all about. The joy of seeing what you have put together from bits and pieces actually go around the track. To me, that's half the battle.

When it goes around really fast and works as you anticipated, well that's just icing on the cake!
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Posted 28 February 2011 - 09:49 AM

It's difficult to get actual 1/32 scale cars to run and handle well, because of the narrowness of most of them. The wider cars, like Can-Am's, etc. do well. I'm getting ready to start on my retro Lotus 40, in 1/24, following your thread on the other forum. It's fun to see something you built look like, and run like a slot car, and you did it all yourself.:D

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 09:02 PM

"Difficult" is a comparative term. (No, really, look it up!)

I, who have no skill and no Race Cred, have commented often on Racers' critical judgments of classes they don't prefer. I watch Hotshots in CanAm throwing their controllers down in frustration when they try Jaildoor, and then wonder why I, who can't keep my CanAm in the slot, am blowing by them with my JD car. I claim, it's because I have no set-in-stone expectations of what any ONE slot car should behave like. If they're different cars, why say any one's harder to drive? They're--different.


I've been building 1/32 cars lately, because I just dig 'em. A couple weeks back, I handed two--one narrow, one wide--to a real racer, who just had a ball putting up laps with the little darlings. Both of 'em. He had comments about the handling on each, liked the wide one's speed and also mentioned how surprisingly well the narrow one manages corners. We talked some about changing the motors, the tyres, a few other things. But--no dismissal, no condemnations. Sure, they weren't 1/24 Retro, but they were fun and surprisingly fast; and, well, surprisingly fun.

The difference is, no expectations.

--Just as a capper: has anybody recently said it's "difficult" to drive Retro, based on running glued-down Wing racing?

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 01:08 PM

Hi

So, last night, the pick up fun class was "fifties indy cars using GE and 36d motors". Cars that you have to drive all through the bank.

Besides "expectations" Duffy, sometimes it is "what do you think is fun".

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 09:24 PM

Duffy, that's exact reason why I like 1/32 cars, I just dig 'em, and they take up less room, so I can have more of 'em.:)

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 12:58 PM

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Ken, and that is where we differ: I see a different scale as an excuse to have more cars!

Bob Schleicher holds that the issues with working inside `1/32 and SCALE for a scratchbuilder is the closest we get to "art".

I have always enjoyed just seeing some of the interesting ideas people come up with. While some of racing involves finding the winning car, so much of the stuff on slot blog is someone clearly doing it "just because". Every time the "whiners" start obsessing over restrictions and rules and such, seeing some of the folks around here just doing it for the joy of the build reminds me that "all is not lost".

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 08:44 PM

I do 1/24 too, just when I go to commercial tracks, as 1/32 looks a bit odd on the big tracks. I always had a soft spot for 1/32 since I was a teenager, but the faster cars were mostly 1/24, so like most of my fellow racers that's what I ran.:) Here's a 1/32 Scalextric Mini Cooper body I made a chassis for.
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Posted 07 March 2011 - 09:39 PM

Okay, hey: credit where it's due--

Remember, Pablo was telling me how to set up a front end, way back on page 1 of this endless gobblygook?

Well, when I was setting up the front end on the Oxcart torsion chassis, I was looking around for the Cred Shot on that crossframe strap you
see in post #47, and--found it. Right here:

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--one of Rick Moore's wild wiry things, back on that selfsame pp. 1.
So, it do do good to review once in a while.

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:42 PM

Duffy,

Yep, that sure does look like CMF3's 1307-C build.

Please do not ask what the numbering system means as I have absolutely no idea. He explained it to me at one time, but I did not completely understand it.

The chassis handles awesome and if I am not mistaken, he took a 3rd place in Can-Am the first time out with the chassis.

Rick is like a spider that puts all sorts of .039 and .047 wire in all sorts of bends to form his chassis. They are quite interesting. Kind of like works of art that must just be looked at and enjoyed. Very technical chassis.
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Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:56 PM

Awesome Mini-Cooper :ok:
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Posted 08 March 2011 - 09:09 AM

Thanks Pablo. It now resides in Florida. I gave it to a friend that lives there.:)

Nice chassis Duffy! I can't figure out how you guys solder that many things together in a small area. My stuff would be falling apart, or moving at the least. I like the front axle mount, very strong looking.;)

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 09:46 AM

The secret is lots of heat so you can solder one piece before the one next to it unsolders.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 09:49 AM

The secret is lots of heat so you can solder one piece before the one next to it unsolders.



Knowing when to move the iron is also very important! :rolleyes:
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Posted 08 March 2011 - 10:07 AM

When it comes to amassing wire with solder, personally, I find having no idea what I'm doing beneficial. It keeps me away from not trying something I don't know I can't do. :blink:

Thanks for the cred Duffy. Glad I could add to the confusion. ;)

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:19 AM

Duffmaster, with your permission, Sir ? :

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I dig polka-dots :)
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 01:04 PM

Didn't that chassis have a different mini body on it when I had it up here? The new local Mini dealership had their steelwork up last time I was by. :)

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 02:27 PM

A wonderful example of wheels that are not centered in the wheel wells!

Noose will get'cha!

Oh, that's right, Minis are not on the approved body list!
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 05:33 PM

Duffmaster, with your permission, Sir ?

--But for Minis, maybe "WEEdoo" would be more appropriate.
And it's good that we're all signing our names to the cars, or else it'd be down to "WHOdun"...

I dig polka-dots

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 07:43 PM

I love (the paint job on that) driver ! :D
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:22 PM

You are right Pablo, like a slumber party! :rolleyes:


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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:27 PM

He looks well-fed :laugh2:
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Posted 10 March 2011 - 08:55 AM

Cool Mini Pablo! I built one of those a few years ago, sans the nice chassis. Mine had the old faithful Parma International 32 under it, with a Mura G12. It was a speed demon, to say the least, yet handled well. I still have the chassis somewhere, the car itself no longer exists.:D

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 05:33 PM

There may be hope for me yet.

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 06:20 PM

Love the warning sign! :laugh2:


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Posted 04 April 2011 - 11:44 AM

Hi

there was a huge dust up about 10/12 years ago in the Amish community over the warning sign. They don't allow ostentatious displays in their society and thought that the law requiring them to have warning signs on their rigs was forcing them to violate the tenets of their religion.

The government insisted saying that the public roads needed permission to be there!

But in Amish country, they still hold a grudge over that one.

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 07:28 PM

Since Nesta's been posting locked-down chasses and looking to shave grams: a bump up.

Now, I do not agree with what Nesta's trying to do, building a minimum-mass car to go fast...I believe a good-handling car, one I can
drive and stay within my comfort zone, is better than a hare-lap hottie that I can't keep on the track for a whole heat. That's my goal, to
find a ride I can turn a good heat with and have some attention left over to watch the road ahead. So:


For more details on OXCART, see post #47 in this thread.

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I finally got to give this one some quality time, and she delivered big-time.

A Vanity Shot with motor & wheels & stuf would really be extraneous; I mean, you've seen all that, right? but Oxcart with PD and a beater
T-160 bod tipped at 101.2 gr, and I couldn't get it to misbehave no matter how I tried (and believe me, cars misbehave for me!). Obedient
and smooth, rear end slides out nicely and I can lose it rear-first if I'm indiscreet, so I'm pretty happy with it. A 30-lap average (5.6 at SAL's
King) was .4 sec quicker than my not-so-good best, and a local Hot Shoe was turning .3 off the top laps for this track when I handed this
to him. Pretty good without extensive rubber-picking and related fussiness.

Currently I'm running 8/29 on this car, and being light enough I still have plenty of brakes (actually I dialed back my brakes a little to keep up
momentum in the corners)--once I get a little better in my driving I can go to a 7 pinion like normal Yumens and dive deeper into the corners;
but I'm not that good yet.

Comin' along, though. Pretty darn happy right now.

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 07:44 PM

Hey Duff, that's pretty neat!

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 08:22 PM

You are starting to scare me, Duffy :o
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Posted 16 June 2011 - 08:50 PM

Duffy that is way sweet and I might copy it if you don't mind! :)


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Posted 16 June 2011 - 09:00 PM

You are starting to scare me, Duffy

Hm. What d'you mean, Pablo? You always struck me as a not-easily-scared kinda guy. Well, you never actually struck me, I'm kinda big & provisionally-imposing-like, but still.

Nesta, as I said in the earlier post about this build and pretty much through this whole thread, what I've been doing is trying to build frames that (1) will withstand the punishment I inflict on 'em by being stone-dumb, and (2) specifically study certain types of movement and dynamics. Oxcart was a first try at what we've misnamed "Torsion" but haven't come up with a better term for--allowing my outer pans to flex with some amount of rear limit, not quite locked-down but not real loose ether. Like we've heard works well on fast tracks. So.

And, just for now, all I can say for sure is that I've lucked out.

It's not the fastest car in my quiver--that's a Rick Moore 1220-C wire frame, which has been pushed .1 sec quicker by some abler guy--but it is the one I can drive the fastest! And that's the whole difference, that's what I'm looking for at this point.

But I don't know why that's true, yet. Trying to isolate the factors that go into the motion dynamics--substituting a midpoint bite bar for the rear stops, for example, and comparing--will tell me more about what's going on here, and how far I might take the idea.

Dunno yet.



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Posted 16 June 2011 - 10:01 PM

Scared as in, it's WAY out of the box thinking......
but it just might work........ :D
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Posted 17 June 2011 - 04:36 AM

Scared as in, it's WAY out of the box thinking......but it just might work........ :D

Oh, I don't know. Simple torsion frame damped at the back, nothing real fancy but some overfussy wirebending just for fun. How out of box is that?

In a hobby with no real science and a lot of ideas bouncing around, we might argue that there is NO box.


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Posted 17 June 2011 - 04:44 AM

I agree. :D
You da man, Duffmaster ;)
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Posted 17 June 2011 - 05:03 AM

Pablo, Duffy just plain scares me. Glad I move to the south before I had to meet him in person. Lol....

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 07:44 AM

Pablo, Duffy just plain scares me. Glad I move to the south before I had to meet him in person. Lol....


I have heard Duffy is coming south just to meet you!
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Posted 17 June 2011 - 09:48 AM

Now I won't be able to sleep.

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 10:20 PM

Really nice chassis, Mikie!
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Posted 17 June 2011 - 10:27 PM

Run it Duffy it looks great, I would run it for ya! :laugh2:



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Posted 18 June 2011 - 08:50 PM

Now I won't be able to sleep.


Y'r darn right it's comin'--9/24 at the Viper Pit. Wearing my Game Face, Produce Midriff, Fish Codpiece, Lederhosen and Rubbershirtsen just to be PC. You don't know Fear 'til you've seen a Duffy in full Aspect. Don't make me any faster, really, just more entertaining.

I'll get back on-topic tomorrow morning: tired now. But, there're things to talk about with the Oxcart, based on an extended shakedown last night at Speedzone, and the story should be educational to some.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 12:51 AM

I wish I could be there to meet you and see your works, Duffmaster.
Unfortunately, I will be fishing in Mexico that weekend.

They don't have Cod in Mexico, but please advise what is a "Fish Codpiece" ?
Will it work on Tuna as well ?
I want to be prepared :D
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Posted 19 June 2011 - 07:55 AM

They don't have Cod in Mexico, but please advise what is a "Fish Codpiece" ? Will it work on Tuna as well ?

Whatever fits in there, I guess. In my misspent youth I did a stint with a Commedia dell'Arte theatre troupe, playing traditional comic plays with a set ensemble--I was the Harlequin character, and he typically has an enormous codpiece packing the front of his pantalones, to sorta balance out the profile of my overtubby belly padding (back then I didn't bring my own padding to the gig like I do now). The girls in the troupe quickly dubbed my rig Il Grande Provolone d'Amore. I chose to take it as a compliment.

What's this got to do with slot racing?

For those still reading as I publicly stumble through my painful learning curve: I got a few more opinions the other day about how this car works when in competent hands, and I notice differing ideas coming from guys with different preferences in cars. And keep in mind, all of this still boils down to your car, one track, on one day.

One guy didn't like the looseness of the rear end at all and wanted some weight near the rear tyres. I'll try it out.

Another thought the behavior could be from too much wiggle off the pans back there, from all the silly bends in the backstop wire, and suggested I try stiffening it with a bit of wire bracing. I'll try that out too. One change at a time, test, compare.

By the way, those silly bends kinda had a porpoise: I needed to snake around the rear tyres (gettin' pretty zoological here, huh?) in order to get into that hole in the bracket--the one R-Geo said he made for this kind of thing, and which I see he no longer uses!

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The next build in this line will have a more conventional wire-in-tube treatment affording the same motion with way less fussiness. --& while I'm being brutally honest (no, really I am!), now that I've plotted out the elements I wanted in this chassis, I can make more with simpler construction all-round. All those multi-bend wires may look elegant, sure, but anybody who's done this stuff knows I've got a big bin under my desk just chock-full of mistakes.

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