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#1 Wizard16

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 04:46 PM

My version of a lightweight 43.7 gram, for the Dallas flat track.

Mini pans in the back where to add weight as necessary. Eight rails of .047". Outside rails of .062". Guide tongue R-Geo .050". R-Geo motor mount.

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#2 Phil Worthy

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 07:08 PM

Looking good!

(Yes, pans to add weight, but I thought heavier retro cars work better, in general, on flat tracks, no? Does the Dallas flat track like a lighter car?)

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 08:31 PM

Nice work Diana. Be sure to let us know how it works.

 

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#4 Wizard16

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 10:54 PM

Generally flat tracks do like weight. But the Dallas track is a rhythm track with only one tight corner.  I think with the right flex and weight distribution 60/40 a light car will work. Plus the improved acceleration for the shorter straights on a short track should be a benefit...at least that's my theory. I'll test it at the race at the end of the month.


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#5 Eddie Fleming

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Posted 17 April 2016 - 05:51 AM

Fine looking Chassis Diana.

 

I see at least one idea I may borrow for a build.

 

Let us know how it works.


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Posted 17 April 2016 - 07:23 AM

If the track has traction out the wazoo then the closer to the minimum weight the better. On the King track at White House the lighter Can Am chassis where the fastest. Some of it was they where able to run 10/27 gears without over heating the motors.
Nice build!





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