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#51 Eddie Fleming

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 04:58 PM

It is a thing of beauty.  :)  Now will it fly? 


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Posted 21 June 2015 - 05:14 PM

Will it tech with the clips on? Don't get 'bit' by that.    ;)


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Posted 21 June 2015 - 05:25 PM

Width spec always excludes clips and pins.

 

I think he's good to go. :good:

 

Beautiful build as always, Pablo. 


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Posted 21 June 2015 - 05:31 PM

Eddie, Bob, Sam, all I can say is, Happy Father's Day.  :)

 

Now, where did I put those doggone FK motor screws? :D


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Posted 21 June 2015 - 05:41 PM

Width spec always excludes clips and pins.

 

I did not know that, Sam.

 

Good to go Pablo, Happy Daddy-O Day 2U 2.

Where are the other kids on Fathers Day... Snakebite I and II.

 

Very cool, should have good brakes.


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Posted 21 June 2015 - 06:05 PM

"Where are the other kids on Fathers Day... Snakebite I and II."

 

They're snakes - you'll never know where they are, until they bite.  :icon22:


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Posted 21 June 2015 - 06:59 PM

Just the usual attention to detail:

 

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 05:54 PM

SB III is fully assembled.  :D  As usual, all parts were inspected, perfected, and installed with 100% TLC.

 

Clearance between .078" wire rails and rear wheels is tight. Three Slick 7 .023" steel spacers on each side do the trick, but I may need to narrow the insides of the wheels just a hair. No problemo.

 

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She passed all my tests to ensure IRRA® legality and good performance:
- Drivetrain test
- Flag tilt test
- All four wheels touch, roll, and have equal footing
- Rear ball bearings are perfect, and roll free to the point of balance

 

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I slapped on an old, used IRRA® body (with a nice Jairus-painted driver) and weighed it - 109 grams total.

 

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Bunky, keep your mitts off it !!   :P
 


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Posted 22 June 2015 - 06:12 PM

Sweet!!!


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Posted 24 June 2015 - 03:27 PM

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 09:31 PM

When do you plan to test it to see how it compares to SB 1? :)


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Posted 25 June 2015 - 07:38 AM

That's not possible, since I've never driven SB I.  :)

 

SB III test 1 August, if not sooner. No doubt in my mind it will work just fine.


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Posted 25 June 2015 - 09:31 PM

On what type of tracks should these SB's run to their full potential? :) How competitive have 1 & 2 been against other contemporary  chassis designs? 


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Posted 25 June 2015 - 10:02 PM

I can say that SB I was very competitive in the only race it's been in, better than either of my two best chassis on the Jacksonville Hillclimb in a recent GRRR race. Didn't have a great finish (sixth out of 13) but that was more driver/motor issues than chassis.  

 

There have been a few "technical issues" with the first chassis but those are being worked out (i.e. repaired) and have been completely corrected on SB III. I think SB I has a lot of potential but needs a little more development time to reach its full potential.


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Posted 07 July 2015 - 06:37 PM

SB III is 100% ready to "bite".  :)

 

Body is a Parma 1143.  Interior/Driver paint by Jairus Watson:

 

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 07:51 PM

Which shade of Manta Ray orange did you use on this body? Do those Jairus interiors make your car run faster, or just look faster?  Are they a speed item or a maintenance item? Wing car racers could take a lesson. <G>


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Posted 07 July 2015 - 08:08 PM

Model Master #4703.  :)

 

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 08:52 PM

That's a good question, Bill. I'm going to start a new thread tomorrow, because this poor quality control issue on slot car parts keeps coming up... not just paints, but other things as well.


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Posted 08 July 2015 - 01:37 AM

Snake skin lace would have served that body well.


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Posted 08 July 2015 - 10:19 AM

I'll be taking the repaired Snake Bite I to the Tom Thumb Six-Hour Enduro and see how it performs there. I only got a few laps on it there the first time and it showed a lot of promise. Who knows, it may be our enduro car. I'll post SB I performance results one way or the other. 


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Posted 08 July 2015 - 12:14 PM

That's great news - now SB I and SB II can test "mano a mano".  :friends:


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Posted 08 July 2015 - 03:13 PM

Wouldn't that be "mamba a mamba"?
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Posted 01 August 2015 - 11:06 PM

Whatever you want to call it, Bob :)
 
SB III track test #1 today was inconclusive due to several factors:
- flexi race environment
- track had been cleaned and re-spray-glued (can't read scum patterns without scum :D)
- the (Hawk Retro) motor was a complete dog (first time I've ever had that problem with a Hawk Retro)
 
All I can say is she didn't have any bad habits, and she straightens out and snaps straight quicker at corner exits than any Retro car I've ever driven. Jay Guard probably knows what I'm talking about :wink2:
 
Track test #2 will be at Peachtree City next weekend. If she handles well there, she may actually race.
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Posted 12 September 2015 - 03:15 PM

August at Peachtree City results with proxy driver Red Valantine weren't good. He had a slow motor, and got beat up pretty bad.
The car came back to the Ranch for repairs and a tune up.  Brass tongue connector was found to be bent. It received new bracing and went back to the driver.
 
Today at Ralph Thorne's Outlaw Series race at Talladega, Red qualified fourth, and finished fourth, out of a field of about 20 plus. That makes my day :dance3:

WTG, Red. :good:
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Posted 13 September 2015 - 08:31 AM

It looks good and runs well, Pablo. I think Red would rather I not inspect it between heats in the race but what can I say.  :good:

 

Good run, Red.


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Posted 13 September 2015 - 01:43 PM

Thanks, Eddie.  :)


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Posted 13 September 2015 - 04:48 PM

Go, Big Red! He was lucky to have Eddie pit for him. Keep that sweet snake away from the oval whatever you do.


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Posted 13 September 2015 - 06:15 PM

Now you need to build one for your own box. :D


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Posted 13 September 2015 - 09:06 PM

This one is his, I'm just finding the bugs for him to squash. If it gets any better it won't need a driver. I'm just glad he trusts me to do it.

 

Thanks, Pablo!!! :D


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Posted 15 September 2015 - 03:13 PM

It's yours now, Red.  Drive it like a rabid bat out of a cave on steroids.  

If it breaks, send it back, I'll fix it. :hi:


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Posted 15 September 2015 - 06:13 PM

Thank you Mr. Pablo! I enjoyed testing it for you and I will continue to enjoy running the heck out of it for both of us. Look out guys, I'm coming for you! :D :D :D


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