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#1 Dominator

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 10:51 PM

I have been developing this for a while now and it is finally ready to roll out.

 

Introducing the first perimeter F1 kit. Standard build is with double rails of .062" and 1.365" motor bracket which give the car similar flex to a traditional eight-rail, .047" chassis with a 3/4" bracket. With the shaker pan inside the rails and behind the nose you won't have to worry about a crash that may result if the nose of the pan getting bent and dragging on the track. The result is a more robust chassis. 

 

All pieces are CNC machined from .064" half hard brass. The kit can be shortened to a 4" wheelbase by trimming the rear of the pans by 1/16". Suggested retail price for the kits is $65 with discounts available to raceways. 

 

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Chassis completed with rear bearings and front axle installed comes in at 52.7 grams. I have found that adding 3-4 grams of weight just ahead of the motor really makes this hook up on our flatter style New England tracks. Please note that if you choose to run a Parma BRM the pan movement will be restricted due to the way the body flairs in towards the rear and rubs against the motor bracket.

 

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#2 Tim Neja

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 10:55 PM

Very nice looking engineering.  It will be FUN to try one!!  Nice work!! 


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Posted 13 March 2017 - 11:36 PM

Very unique design!

 

I like like the way your kits avoid any tricky wire bending. :good:

 

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 08:09 AM

Cool

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 08:10 AM

Nice!! Now that is a kit that anyone can build--even beginners and get a good result!! :)  :) 


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Posted 14 March 2017 - 08:29 AM

Thanks for the compliments everyone. F1 i think can be really challenging for some with building and avoiding wrecks. When I made this kit I wanted to make sure the build would be simple and durable. Both goals were achieved :)

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 10:21 AM

Dom , Great looking chassis !!!!



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 10:50 AM

Bet u could sell a few at the R4

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 11:28 AM

Thanks Larry.

Hi Nate, I'm sure they would sell at the R4. I had two cars going out there with guys from New England but with the blizzard setting in plans got canceled.

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 12:57 PM

Looks Great!


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Posted 14 March 2017 - 03:43 PM

Thanks Howie

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 09:54 PM

Here's a tutorial on how I assemble the chassis.  Again nothing surprising here for the experienced builder but anyone new to building might find it helpful.

 

Attached File  FANG Tutorial.pdf   1.68MB   1298 downloads


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 07:16 PM

I received my kit today. It's the nicest F1 kit I've seen and look forward to building it and trying it out.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 07:44 PM

Looks awesome, Dom!! Congrats on a real quality product.


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 07:52 PM

Thank,s Russ. There should be a bunch at Rapid this weekend.


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Posted 26 March 2017 - 08:03 AM

Congrats to Vinny Cafazzo for making the A-main at NERR this weekend and finishing 4th with FANG. I snagged 3rd place. Peter Lentros made the move up from the C-main also using a FANG. Both Vinny and Peter used race ready built cars by me.
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Posted 31 March 2017 - 07:35 AM

Very nice kit Dom, built one for a customer and it went from in the bag to in the tumbler in an hour!
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Posted 31 March 2017 - 09:55 AM

Awesome, thanks Cap. Did you take any laps with it?

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 03:13 PM

Not yet, this weekend I will
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Posted 01 April 2017 - 04:25 PM

I'm building mine now--very nice precision parts!  I'm considering using an outer brass .062 rail instead of two piano wire.  Have you tried this yet? I'm thinking a little more bite for our MTT Flat track.  It would be relatively easy to change out if it's too much.  Should be able to run some hot laps with it mid next week.


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Posted 09 April 2017 - 06:13 PM

Congrats to Josh Crutchfield on finishing 2nd at ORS Series race at Tri-State Slotcar Raceway yesterday on their G11 king. Josh was only 1 lap out of first!
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Posted 10 April 2017 - 01:14 PM

How many laps did Josh run?? and lap times (fast Lap)

 

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 09:34 PM

Josh ran 325 laps. Judging from only the too 3 qualifiers looks like Josh was around mid 4.2. The ORS results are here.

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 10:31 PM

The car ran really well for first time out. I think josh was 4.2's as hot lap in some or all lanes. Track came around and got really bitey by the time we ran. it was a good show down run for sure
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Posted 10 April 2017 - 10:32 PM

Shake down*
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Posted 26 May 2017 - 05:49 PM

I have received some feedback about the steel guide tongue being too soft in some cases.  So I went ahead and made some new ones from 1095 spring steel.  These are .032 thick and are the same shape as the steel, just with no chauffeuring. These are also .4 grams lighter so you may need to add a little weight to the front of the Fang.  The blueing may come off when soldering depending on the type of flux you use.

 

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I am offering free replacements for anyone who purchased a kit who would like one.   I am also offering to replace any guide tongues on the Stalker and Fang chassis I have built for anyone.  Please send me the chassis only (no wheels, motor, guide, etc...) and I will install a new one free of charge.   Please message me here to get your replacement.


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Posted 27 May 2017 - 07:07 AM

Nice touch Dominic! The chassis that Cap talks about building above was for me. Very cool kit and good handling car, my only complaint was the guide being so soft. If you would kindly send me one of the harder guides I'd really appreciate it. I'll PM you my address. Again.. Awesome to see you stand behind your product in this way. Thanks!
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Posted 27 May 2017 - 07:21 AM

Thanks Frankie and my apologies once again for the soft tongue. I'll have a new in the mail today for you.

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 06:50 PM

Received the new harder guide tongue, I'll get Cap right on getting it installed! :) Thank you Dominic for the awesome service!
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Posted 01 June 2017 - 09:30 PM

No problem Frankie, Thanks for choosing to run the FANG.
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Posted 14 June 2017 - 09:17 AM

Dom:

 

I have a customer who would like one of these chassis.  Please advise as to pricing and how to order as they apparently not available through ERI or Eagle.

 

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 09:14 AM

Just finshed mine.  I really like it.  Any chance future additions could have an elongated slot rather than a hole for the front axle?  I had a heck of a time getting the nose down to minimum IRRA front clearance.  Other than that, this thing is hard to mess up, even for me.



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 11:11 AM

Hi John,

Yes I will be making the front axle slotted to allow for different size jig wheels on the next run.
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Posted 23 June 2017 - 11:33 AM

Thanks for the reply Dom.  And congratulations on your chassis.  It is amazingly well designed and made.  Everything about it is so precise and perfect.



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 05:48 PM

Just file the hole a smidge. A 3/32" chain saw file works great.


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Posted 26 September 2017 - 07:43 AM

Congratulations to Josh Crutchfield for taking 2nd with a Crutchfield built FANG this weekend at the ORS KOR series race at Tri-State Raceway in Ohio on their Gerding king (G11).

Thanks also to John Good and Bob Fulmer for choosing to run the FANG this weekend. John built his from a kit and qualified into the A-Main.

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 07:14 PM

New update to the FANG. After listening to suggestions I slotted the front axle opening to allow for different size jig wheels. From the original position, the hole moved down .010" and up .015" creating .025" of movement. All chassis kits shipped going forward will have the new design.

 

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 08:52 PM

The FANG with the steel/brass rail combo worked awesome yesterday at the Retro East series race at Hudson Valley Raceway on their flatter style King track. Qualified 6th, had the 2nd fastest race lap, and finished 2nd in the main against a field of mostly 8 rail cars (.047 wire and 3/4" motor bracket). Car ran at 111 grams using the Parma M7 body, med thunder rears, Cyr front wheels, Chicago Land threaded pinned Redfox guide, 15/16" guide lead, and 4-1/16" wheel base.

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