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#401 Jaak

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 04:51 AM

That is great news Mike.

Only gripe I have on my car is that the decals where thick and did not take any shapes well.

Read online that I need a decal solution to pull that off.

 

Planning on bugging you later on for another body and doing that with the decal solution ,


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 02:11 PM

The tension increases! :crazy:  :shok:  :clapping:  :bomb:  :dance3:  :heat:  :hi: 


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 02:13 PM

I'm going to shoot for next Tuesday.

 

Stay tuned.


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 02:20 PM

:good:  :)  :sun_bespectacled:


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 05:38 PM

Mike showed me some of the completed cars for this proxy race series idea and I was smiling .. as in ear-to-ear! .. without even seeing them on his flat track racing! Man; they are fantastic!

Being a newbie I did not know what proxy racing was not to mention the pros and cons of this type of series. But; reading this thread I have a decent idea now.

With that said; these cars and incredible, and I think anything that gets them visibility (e.g. proxy racing)is really important.

In fact; after I saw the cars Mike showed me I looked for some vintage Indy film footage and found an amazing one. Check out the start-ups and racing from a retro-weekend at Michigan Intl. Speedway. The engine sounds alone are priceless.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 06:47 AM

Once more the tension increases! Will # 17 have its first inches on wheels? :laugh2:  :good:  :clapping:  :victory: 


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:41 AM

How many cars will run?

 

Would be cool to see qualifying... maybe one selected driver Qs' all the cars .... part of the show, Indy style.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:01 PM

Found my missing Halibrand insert on my back straight! Will have manta re-install it before the race.


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Posted 05 November 2013 - 11:06 AM

The race is not tonight.

I was having computer issues,that finally got resolved on Sunday night,so I didn't recruit for tonight.

Now that everything is resolved, I'll start recruiting again for next Tuesday.

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 04:15 PM

Hope nothing to serious will be looking forward to this one  :good:


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Posted 06 November 2013 - 05:44 PM

Computer is all fixed and my IT guy has all the issues resolved.


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 04:52 AM

Fabulastic  :good:

 

 

 

(Fabulous and Fantastic rolled up in one :sun_bespectacled: )


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 10:56 AM

Fantabulous too. :D  


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Posted 11 November 2013 - 07:21 PM

With today's holiday, too many guys were no-go for tomorrow, so I'm going to shoot for next Tuesday.

 

Sorry for the delay.

 

With running on 2 tracks, I really need most of my top drivers.


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Posted 11 November 2013 - 07:35 PM

Ray said I got a real hot motor ... or was it the motor got real hot?... I forget.   :wacko2:  :laugh2:


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 08:26 AM

Mike no rush from me and no apologies needed I am sure we all know that you are doing your best  :victory: 

Bob no offence but to give myself a better chance I hope it is option two :tease:


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:12 PM

With today's holiday, too many guys were no-go for tomorrow, so I'm going to shoot for next Tuesday.

 

Sorry for the delay.

 

With running on 2 tracks, I really need most of my top drivers.

Running these cars on the King should be REAL interesting! I'm in for next Tuesday.


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 03:56 PM

Don't forget to " BLIP THE BANK"!!!!!!!


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 04:13 PM

Before next Tuesday, I'm getting in 8 of the new electronic controllers that are coming out with the programmable auto-blip feature.


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 05:33 PM

:huh: Hope they blip at the right time.... :)


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 05:36 PM

The controllers have GPS and detects from the special lane stickers when the car is approaching the bank.


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:31 PM

I want some of what you're havin'

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:21 AM

The controllers have GPS and detects from the special lane stickers when the car is approaching the bank.

 

Do they offer a model that works in every other corner?  Like...the flat ones....it's not so much the bank that gives me trouble... :sarcastic_hand:


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 05:52 PM

Keep chuckling guys. Carrerra just came out with wireless controllers. Haven't had a chance to check out how these work, but.......



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Posted 15 November 2013 - 06:27 PM

Scorpius has had wireless digital and analogue controllers for more that 12 months...

Its pretty clever, but I don't think it knows when to blip the bank.

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