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#26 MSwiss

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 03:41 PM

I assume a Slot-it?

Is it inline or sidewinder?

IIRC,they have both.

If so, are the pods for both interchangable?

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 04:43 PM

Yes they are interchangable but since I use the long can they need to be either inline or angle winder. The Porsche comes standard with an angle winder pod that I replaced with a stiffer one. As you can see there are six screws holding the pod. I used three different screws from front to back. The back two also include the magnetic suspension. The from screws I use to limit front to back movement, the middle up and down as well as yaw and the reach for the vibration reduction. Those are I think wonder rubber mounted on Slot.it rims using the 2_True tire truer. LOL

 

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As you can see there is a lot of weight being used. The total car weight is around 110 grams. The fronts are independent and they don't touch the track except when going around a corner and I'm running on two wheels. ;-)


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Posted 09 January 2015 - 05:26 PM

When I tried to discuss making them a little faster I was basically told to get lost. LOL

At least they didn't castrate you. Lol

I hosted a few BRM events in conjunction with the iHobby show and got a dose of their inflexibility.

I was sitting there at 1am while the drivers that made the final did the mandatory motor replacement.

Which would of been fine, except even though there was 8 racers, it had to be done in 4 shifts, only 2 drivers at a time, because that was the most they felt the 1 or 2 race stewards could keep an adequate eye on, to prevent cheating.

When a racer had a minor part fall off, after getting torpedoed, he had to stop and reinstall the part under time.

"It's his responsibility to keep his car out of that situation".

When we held some other events for 1/32 cars, he couldn't understand why I asked if racers needed lane stickers.

"You're going to allow them to go back in the slot?"

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 05:57 PM

Oh and as far as castrating you've not met my little knife. Used this when I was in S&R.

 

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 04:32 PM

Saturday 1/10/15 results. I made the 58 Plymouth my own and raced it on the flat track. Jim Crider wins on the King. Neil Isler makes a return to commercial racing, and takes the win in the Flexi "run what ya brung" race.

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 04:39 PM

More shots from Saturday night. Good times had by all.

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 10:32 PM

I was just talking to Dave Geehring and he mentioned that he , Rick and J.P. were coming by Saturday night to race.


Should be fun.
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Posted 16 January 2015 - 08:37 AM

Try to talk them into staying over for Sunday's races! Would be good to have them :good:


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 12:52 PM

Your news about our Saturday night hardbody race series made my week; Mike :D

 

Gonna be a blast racing with our friends from NW Indiana!

 

If you show me how to race direct with the key board; would love to see you compete too with the Cuda you built (I really liked driving that car myself!)


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 02:05 PM

Watch out for Ricky (Stagen), he takes no prisoners! LOL
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Posted 16 January 2015 - 02:58 PM

Yeah but Stagen's "King Track Program" $ucks  :laugh2:  :laugh2: Just ask him...


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 03:00 PM

What kind of chassis and motors you guys run in these?



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Posted 16 January 2015 - 03:29 PM

It's a mix of FCR's, stretched Womps and B & E steel.

In a nutshell, anything goes, but it has to be a solid chassis.

No moveable pans or shakers.

Motors are asst. Proslot minimotors and asst. FK's.

Tires must be 1" plus, which IMO, is what makes them cool(er).

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 07:25 PM

18 racers tonight, a new record.

16 in the first race on the flat track.

15 in the second on the King.

11 in the third for flexible on the King.

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 01:45 PM

Big fun last night, especially with 4 South Bend racers in attendance.

On the Flat track, Edmalyn Sy took the B Main, while Sano Dave dominated in the A.

On the King, Dennis Clark, romped in the B, running A times, while Brian Meharry took the A.

In the Flexi Fun race,Dave Geehring took it, with Dennis 2nd, and Neal Isler 3rd.

Brian Meharry was the winner among the JK Indy cars.

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#41 Dennis David

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 05:15 PM

While we all look up to those that win the big events like the Checkpoint it's these small weekly races that mean the most for the rest of us.

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 05:24 PM

That's great Mike. Any starting line up pics?

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 05:32 PM

Maybe Brian will post some here, but there should be something on the Mid-American Hardbody FB page.

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 07:28 PM

Flat track results n junk. I don't care what happened....my chick won.

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 07:36 PM

King track results. Dennis Clark wins the B. I think I misplaced the A main results. No one cares though....we're just having fun.

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 07:31 PM

Please don't take this wrong but i think the cars would look a lot better if you used narrower tires front and back. You could do that if you used Scaleauto Procomp tires. They actually work pretty good on a commercial track and come in 4 compounds. Just a suggestion.

 

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 09:15 PM

I'm pretty sure those are 3 mm axle for 1/24th scale. Kinda pricey too if I'm not mistaken (about 19 bucks a pair?). Our rear axle is 1/8" and 3/32" or 1/8" in the front. We try to keep the cars budget friendly, and the parts can be bought at most slot shops.


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Posted 20 January 2015 - 09:44 PM

Dennis,
I agree with Brian.

Easy availability is all important to me.

Also,FWIW, the 1/8 axle Scaleauto are the same width as the B & E, that I carry.

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#49 Dennis David

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 09:47 PM

Understand absolutely. Yes you would need to use the 3mm version which come in a narrower width, 3mm axle, gears and different bushings and they are pricier.

 

Brian, I really like your chassis which I hope to see in person this Saturday at SCR. I think if more people knew about your chassis they would sell like hotcakes. ;-)


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Posted 24 January 2015 - 02:40 PM

Thanks Dennis. Still in the infancy stages here at B&E. Our original run of chassis and tires was marketed towards Chicago area hardbody racing and I thought I'd be sitting on the first run for a couple years. We unexpectedly sold out to racers all over the map. A new run is coming soon. We'll see where this ride takes us :)


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