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#51 Pablo

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 03:38 PM

.047" wire bite bar weighs 0.7 grams.

DRS SS .050" bite bar weighs 0.4 grams.

It's a high speed full punch banked track so I don't mind losing 3 thou of wiggle :laugh2:

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 04:18 PM

Don't stop now. You have me smiling already. I take it your shooting for 68-70 grams. Or lighter than that?

Have you tried asking the person you're trying to beat how to trim weight? He's lighter than that but I can't pry out of him how. :wacko2:

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 04:50 PM

Red, have you ever known me to NOT finish a build?  You have me mistaken with somebody else.

There is always a seven-day "pause" every other week when I go on my work marathon to bring home the bacon, other than that I've been working practically every single day on something since about 2001.

I'm glad you are smiling, that is why I'm doing this, so maybe someone can pick up a tip here and there.

I'm not "shooting" for a particular weight, that is not my style. I am just making it as light as possible, and in the end, it's gonna weigh what it weighs.

Why do you suggest I ask "the guy" when I'm already "driving the train" right here in front of everybody?  This is not mystery stuff, the parts are readily available through normal channels. No matter how good of a car I build, I'll never be a World Champion driver. I'm just a mechanic. OK, Red?  :D

Now, here is the DZ Brace. Custom-made from .047" wire, tinned and secured. (Didn't have a fancy one. :) )

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 04:55 PM

Red, have you ever known me to NOT finish a build ?  You have me mistaken with somebody else.

 
Um, who could be the slot-slacker he is referring to? Red, don't mix me up with Pablo.
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Posted 18 August 2013 - 05:03 PM

:victory: Not easy to beat him but it can be done. Great build, Pablo! Build on... :D

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 05:05 PM

It really helps to have Bobby and Vince on your side. :crazy:

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 05:49 PM

Pablo, this is the first time I've checked out one of your builds. I was just thrown into the computer age. I went kicking and screaming all the way. Don't know your pace.  

Bob: guilty conscience?

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 05:55 PM

Bob: guilty conscience?


Red, welcome to the computer age.... :wacko2:

Guilty :blush: ... Sometimes, but on this one I've been told that crap from 'the man' himself directly. :ireful3:
 
And off we will go... Wheeeeee... :roflmao:  :roflmao: 
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Posted 18 August 2013 - 06:14 PM

Got it.


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 06:21 PM

Red, have you checked out "Pablo's Builds"?

I'm not the best on the planet, but I keep building anyway, with a lot of help from my friends...


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 06:29 PM

My front wheels setup. Slick 7 ultralights with #6 Danco O-rings. Rule says they must touch and roll with flag on a recessed block. They meet that requirement.

 

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 06:54 PM

Oh, I like the lightweight front wheels plus the minimalist front stub axle, instead of all the way across!

 

Definitely following Colin Chapman of Lotus fame with "build in lightness".  :D



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 07:35 PM

If you use a the smaller O-rings and smaller diameter axle stub and leave about 1/8" side play, let it flop, you can reach the same outcome when it's off the guide. Plus less weight.

 

Just a suggestion.


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 07:43 PM

Red, you want me to redo my front wheels to save how much weight?

 

Smaller O-Rings than pictured will save how much?

 

Please think before you post.


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 08:05 PM

What's the title to this thread again?  :wacko2:  :laugh2:

 

:clapping: Snap out of it, Pablo...

 

Go get a waffle, it's almost Monday and you have a boot camp to run... :diablo:


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 08:13 PM

Pardon me. Won't happen again.


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 08:17 PM

Red, you are my buddy, I know you can take it, just like Gator Bob, thick skin.

Therefore no need to treat you with kid gloves, this is manly slot building.  :ok:

 

Gator Bob, Red has already passed Pablo Boot Camp, if this guy gets access to wing cars, look out....


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 08:28 PM

Marklin Train wires go straight to the braid, without clips.

 

Saved 0.5 grams.

 

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 08:51 PM

JK thin spur gear with hollow Alpha set screw.

 

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 09:05 PM

:bomb: No problem, Pablo. How much weight did you save shaving the motor terminals? Already been to boot camp USMC.  

 

Where do you get the train wire and how light is it?


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 09:16 PM

Good comeback, Red.  :laugh2: :good:

 

Please, in the future, make suggestions BEFORE I make permanent decisions.  :laugh2:

 

How many years were you in USMC ?  I have lots of respect for USMC.

 

If you did 20 years, My hat is off to you. If you did four years, then quit, don't even talk to me. :)


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 09:45 PM

Four years was enough. I  enlisted in '69. got real lucky, no jungle. Things were pretty shaky, decided not to press my luck. Used to race Gp20 and open wing cars semi-pro in Bellflower, CA. in the' 70s. My reflexes were a lot better 40 years ago.

 

What about the wires? :dash2:


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 09:53 PM

Red, that is Marklin Train wire, got it at Amazon.com.

 

Send me a PM if you want a sample.


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 09:59 PM

:crazy: I'd like a sample but what's PM? I know what a BM is but somehow I don't think they're related.  :laugh2:


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 08:03 AM

PM = Private Message. Click on the person's name, then click on "Send Message".

 

Not recommended for regular racing; I'll probably have to replace it after each race


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