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#26 Pablo

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 10:36 AM

Have your fun, yes I forgot the plaque :dash2: :laugh2:  Good thing I got friends doing Q/A on my work :D

The good news is, I have a WalMart employee searching for a new body as we speak :dance3:


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Posted 24 June 2017 - 02:08 PM

Try Big Lots stores. That's where I got the duckies for a block party a few years ago.



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Posted 24 June 2017 - 02:30 PM

The good news is, I have a WalMart employee searching for a new body as we speak :dance3:

 

Which diet did you tell him to try? :tease:


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Posted 24 June 2017 - 08:20 PM

Thanks for reminding me, guys :good:

 

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 11:08 AM

Hope it does all it's quacked up to. Last one , honest! :sarcastic_hand:


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Posted 25 June 2017 - 02:32 PM

Found the duckies. This time I got smart - kept the label and bought a spare body in case Cheater tears one up

 

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The kid in the photo looks just like Cheater, eh? :laugh2:

 

I'll save the 6 baby ducks for Bill (Hey Red - get it? - "bill" :)) in case he ever decides to start racing HO :laugh2: :laugh2:

 


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Posted 25 June 2017 - 02:34 PM

Use the ducklings for 1/32nd versions.



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Posted 25 June 2017 - 03:21 PM

A 1 liter soft drink bottle would make a more streamlined vehicle.  Paint it yellow & stick on a pair of craft store googling eyes, nobody will ever know the difference.  :laugh2:


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Posted 25 June 2017 - 03:25 PM

- kept the label and bought a spare body in case Cheater tears one up

 

That's what Duck Tape is for :laugh2:


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Posted 25 June 2017 - 03:38 PM

A 1 liter soft drink bottle would make a more streamlined vehicle.  Paint it yellow & stick on a pair of craft store googling eyes, nobody will ever know the difference.  :laugh2:

Doggonit, I knew the speed-crazed morons would infect my thread sooner or later :laugh2:


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Posted 25 June 2017 - 04:58 PM

A little more sano than the first one. Thick, soft rubber is hard to trim precisely :ambivalent:

A Cukras-style flower power decal will scare the competition

 

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 06:17 PM

Are you going to run it in at the track or do a water break in first? :D


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Posted 26 June 2017 - 12:30 PM

 

Shades of the past...being forced to listen to a younger family member's Sesame Street record...over and over..."the horror"...lol


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Posted 26 June 2017 - 01:34 PM

I think you might have given away that ABC body mounting jig too quickly. With  it, you could have had a flock of ducks done by now. :)


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Posted 26 June 2017 - 02:17 PM

Actually, that song made it onto the pop charts back in the late 1960's. I can't for the life of me remember the artist,

but comedy records were quite popular at the time. Ray Stevens being one of the more prolific writers.



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Posted 26 June 2017 - 03:11 PM

Are you going to run it in at the track or do a water break in first? :D

Cheater already broke it in underwater with Mr. Bubbles in post #31 :laugh2:

 

I have a more powerful motor with a 10T Slot It pinion just in case the car is able to handle it

 

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 05:43 PM

Don't think the tires will support the torque of a H-7. :shok: That duck might fly south early this year :sarcastic_hand:


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Posted 26 June 2017 - 05:50 PM

You're the motor expert but I don't think that's a H7, I think it's either a F7 or a MiniBrute.

Tell me if I'm wrong.


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 06:15 AM

YOU RIGHT! I BOW and WOW DOG GONE IT! :D


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 07:26 AM

The motor in the last photo doesn't have the can configuration of either one of Slick 7's MiniBrutes. It's probably a Falcon. I bought some dollar motors with closed cans & white plastic endbells that look like yours. I don't know what they are, but they got goobs or RPMs. 


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 09:00 AM

Track test results: at 10 volts it's slow but smooth and handles surprisingly well, despite being top heavy.

In fact, I think it handles well enough for more power. So I'll install the F7 motor for this Saturday's test at The Dungeon :scare:

 

Definitely the most popular car on the track, the kids were cheering "go duckie, go!!" :)


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:58 PM

Charlie McCullough trick - round off sharp corners of flag nuts where wires push against them.

I used a Dremel and small sanding arbor. Didn't cost me a penny and it made me feel good.

In a serious race car I'd highly recommend it

 

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New (used) Falcon 7 motor installed with a 10T pinion. The duck says "I can handle it, no problemo" :sun_bespectacled: Hope he's right 

 

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 04:25 PM

The little duck is going to sprout wings and fly with a Falcon in there

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 05:16 PM

Its your duck and you know what you are doing but I would have used a 7 or 8 tooth pinion.

 

Have fun.


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 05:42 PM

Eddie, the wheels ended up at about .720 OD.

A Falcon 7 motor geared about 3 to 1 with .750 wheels is very common - been doing it for years.

2.8 to 1 with .720 is not abnormal at all.

 

I don't blame you for disagreeing. Very few people actually understand slot car gearing as relates to rear wheel size.

This isn't my first rodeo with small cars, Eddie:

 

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