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#1 David A. Stahl

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 11:04 AM

What thickness is your choice? I want to use it on a flat track...

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#2 Bryan Warmack

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 11:41 AM

David,

I think most everyone runs .005" Lexan. A 24" x 24" sheet from McMaster-Carr is about $3! Part number 85585K102.

Lots of rear spoilers!
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Posted 16 December 2016 - 12:50 PM

If you don't feel like making your own, Mike Swiss sells precut and pre-bent rear spoilers for $1.75/each, IIRC.


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Posted 16 December 2016 - 01:56 PM

I use .007", along with Swiss selling them I believe Hi-Speed now sells them.

A guy from Michigan does bulk packs of them that I use, but I can't remember his name.

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#5 Tom Eatherly

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 02:11 PM

Cap,

Would it be "Big Steve's"? .007" prebent rear spoilers.
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Posted 16 December 2016 - 02:17 PM

Good product.

Retro rear spoilers prebent for slot cars .007 thickness
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Posted 16 December 2016 - 02:25 PM

Just ordered a pack of Big Steve's .007" pre-bent. Thanks for the info...

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 02:30 PM

Aha! That's where I got 'em from!

Thanks, Tim.
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Posted 17 December 2016 - 12:00 PM

Yes, those are them.


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Posted 17 December 2016 - 12:03 PM

How many in the pack? I need six...


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#11 David A. Stahl

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 12:17 PM

Five for $2.99 on eBay with free postage.



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Posted 17 December 2016 - 12:18 PM

Retro Steve's comes five to the pack.


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Posted 19 December 2016 - 11:07 AM

Now you have a real dilemma David; two legends have recommended two choices.

 

What is a guy supposed to do? :laugh2:

 

BTW, have you bought anything from our two local raceways, or do you plan to buy everything on EBAY? :dash2:


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Posted 19 December 2016 - 01:43 PM

Anybody race on EBay lately? What kind of track do they have?
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Posted 19 December 2016 - 02:16 PM

They have all kinds, unfortunately it's going to cost more then track time and a race fee to use it LOL
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Posted 19 December 2016 - 02:35 PM

Yes I buy from Mid America but I like to look on eBay and see what I need...



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Posted 25 April 2017 - 08:03 AM

When it comes to spoiler thickness,a thin spoiler lets say 5 thou will give less bite in the corners and more straight speed and a thicker lets say 7thou  spoiler will give more bite in the corner and less straight speed . A thicker stiffer spoiler will actually under load press the rear of the body down over the rear wheelwells which will actually create a lift action to the front of the body.All of the factors relate to how well the car handles obviously. I build one off scratch built chassis's and  the spoiler is a very important part of the equation. I have raced my new chassis designs and am constantly tweaking on these parts of the car.As the race progresses the car changes it either gets loser or tighter.I am at the tighter stage,I have to free the car up. I can bend the spoiler back during lane change but by that point I have already overheated my motor and it has dropped off in speed. I can start the race with a harder tire to free it up,I can build the back of the car lighter to free it up.Or I can use a thinner and or lower spoiler to free it up.These are all options that  take time to test. The only way to see if it will work is to try it in a race,and sometimes this can cost you points,I know first hand.....


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