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#3101 j-slot

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Posted 27 May 2021 - 05:39 AM

There has been no posts for a while, so here's my recent build.
 
It's a lightweight CanAm Plus, a kind of torsion design.
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#3102 John Luongo

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Posted 27 May 2021 - 05:43 AM

well done, sir! very clean and innovative design.



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Posted 08 June 2021 - 10:43 PM

New Can Am Plus for me for Retro Palooza modeled after my Jackal design. Comes in at 84.5 grams.

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#3104 Dave Buchholz

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Posted 08 June 2021 - 11:08 PM

Do you tumble the chassis to get it do clean after assembly? Please give details.

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Posted 09 June 2021 - 09:46 PM

I use bar keepers friend with a bristle brush, a brillo pad, and hot water. If it was a typical brass retro chassis I use Durosal metal polish.

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Posted 11 June 2021 - 12:50 PM

Can am chassis I built this week. .047 main rails, .032 wire pans. Weighs 51.7 grams

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#3107 Eddie Fleming

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Posted 11 June 2021 - 02:12 PM

nice chassis Justin. Where did you get the front plate?


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Posted 11 June 2021 - 08:06 PM

nice chassis Justin. Where did you get the front plate?


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Posted 28 June 2021 - 03:53 PM

Built my first ever car a few weeks ago. I have so much more respect for all you guys that make these things look like jewelry. 

I used one of Chance Overholts kits. This particular car is for a small flat 4 lane track so I opted to used 0.050 brass with 0.047 rails.

Got to race it for the first time this weekend and it worked great. Won the race and set fastest lap. 

I learned so much and now I cant wait to build another!!!

 

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Posted 28 June 2021 - 07:43 PM

for a first build, that looks awesome!


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Posted 29 June 2021 - 04:34 AM

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1/24 Retro type chassis for Sports/CanAm cars. Jail door style. Nothing fancy, but a continuation of my 1/24 Retro F1 chassis :-)

 

Bodies are Lotus 30/40 and McLaren M1A

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Posted 02 January 2022 - 10:44 AM

Getting ready to attend my first Checkpoint Cup in a couple weeks so that means some new builds. 
 
First up an anglewinder for coupe on the flat track. 1" guide lead, 4" wheelbase, and .047" main rails.  

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Next up a F1 for the King track. 1" guide lead, 4" wheelbase, .032" hand-cut brass, and .062" rails.

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Last is a pair of Can-Am with plates provided by Dennis Dominey. 7/8" guide lead, 3-3/4" wheelbase, .062" rails and wishbone. The wishbones are spaced the same.

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Posted 02 January 2022 - 12:38 PM

Here is one of my recent chassis builds. Outer rails are .047" steel and brass, while the inner rail is .047" steel. Chassis plate from my Canadian friend, Dennis Dominey. Chicagoland motor bracket. Chassis weigh is 59.8 grams, including the front axle.
 
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#3114 Eddie Fleming

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Posted 14 March 2022 - 01:30 PM

My new F1. All 1/16" brass .055" rails with CR bracket and guide tongue. I intended it to be heavy rather than adding weight after the fact. 112 grams ready to run, no lead.

 

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Posted 19 April 2022 - 06:55 AM

Some recent builds.
 
F1 and GTC, heading to Florida.
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Posted 19 April 2022 - 07:00 AM

F1 Prototype.

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Multi-rail torsion type CanAm.

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Posted 19 April 2022 - 07:20 AM

Akitani, those chassis are real pieces of artwork with some real neat ideas and amazing wire bending! :)


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Posted 19 April 2022 - 07:42 AM

Thank you, Mr. Katz.

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Posted 19 April 2022 - 11:57 AM

Akatani, great work. Your soldering and design work is flawless.


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#3120 Bill from NH

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Posted 19 April 2022 - 01:46 PM

He has been doing his fine work for many years. I first learned of Akitani through race reports on the J-slot website. That must have been close to 20 years ago.

 

I found some 1997 & 98 race reports from J-slot, so it's more than 25 years ago.


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Posted 19 April 2022 - 08:10 PM

JJ,
Thank you. Your various chassis designs are awesome. Please keep up your good work.
 
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Thanks for remembering me back in the day.
J-Slot web site was closed in 2003 due to my prolonged hospitalization in a car accident.

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#3122 Eddie Fleming

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Posted 20 April 2022 - 07:40 AM

J-slot

 

 I have spent some time looking at your 4 chassis posted above. The time thought and craftsmanship in them is amazing.

 

I look forward to your next chassis, and have no doubt they will be works of art.


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