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#1 MSwiss

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 09:06 AM

With the reports of a few broken guide posts, I was working on this project before I left on vacation.

After hearing of two more posts breaking at BP this Saturday, I'm going to go ahead and announce it and start to take orders and will start working on them in approximately one week.

Pinned with 1mm/.039" wire, from the top of the post, to almost the bottom of the blade, I'm only adding $1.00 to the price.

Unthreaded - $6.50.
Threaded - $7.00.

Six (6) piece minimum on orders for guide flags only (can be a combination of pinned and unpinned).

Smaller quantities can be ordered with orders that have other items on it.

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Shown with the pin all the way through.
I did this on a few to confirm the pin was in the approximately middle of the blade.


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Posted 26 June 2017 - 10:51 AM

Put me down for a six-pack!


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Posted 26 June 2017 - 11:19 AM

Very nice, Mike – good upgrade!!


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Posted 26 June 2017 - 02:51 PM

That is very slick. Gonna have to try that myself since the ones I have... uhhhhhhh... didn't come from Chicagoland Raceway.


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Posted 26 June 2017 - 04:41 PM

I guess the good news is it seems to be happening only good hits on Gerding tracks.

BTW, I wonder if this is the first post ever on Slotblog from the top of Pike's Peak. LOL.

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 05:13 PM

Don't stand too close to the edge, it may be too tempting for Jackie! :D 



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Posted 26 June 2017 - 07:35 PM

I had a good question.

I will continue to boil them, like I did for the last 100, or so.
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Posted 27 June 2017 - 04:22 AM

Not much oxygen up there is there? It will make you goofy...  :wacko2:

 

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 01:09 PM

That is genius at work! Anxiously awaiting 



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Posted 27 June 2017 - 01:16 PM

Not genius, just bringing back a technique that has been used for quite a long time.

 

Consider the lowly guide flag...


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 01:56 PM

The difference is the RF doesn't come with the hole molded in.

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 02:00 PM

Yes, I realize that and you're using smaller wire than I did with the Parma guides, not that that should make any real difference.

 

In the computer world, Mike, what you're doing is called "value-added manufacturing." LOL...


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 02:31 PM

No, in the computer world he's "enhancing a feature."


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 07:51 PM

Huh? Illegal modification? LOL.

There is mention of the guide flag in our rules. Maximum blade length and thickness.
The RF obviously meets that criteria.

P: In the Can-Am rules, section C-6.

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 09:09 PM

Well... not in those areas! LOL..


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 09:51 PM

You need a drill press holder for your Dremel.  :) Home Depot has a Milescraft rotary tool drill press holder for less than $35.

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 12:19 AM

If you think you can get the hole in the middle of the post, and through the middle of the blade, every time, just using a drill press, I'll sell you some $5.50 guide shoes you can practice on. LOL.
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Posted 28 June 2017 - 12:22 AM

Cheater, Sam,

You ever break a pinned guide?

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 10:45 AM

I don't know if this is legal in iRRA, but if you want to protect your guide you could add this little wire around the front of it like Bryan Warmack did!! I don't think he's had a problem since adding this!!

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 12:45 PM

Looks like the old Trinity "Flexi" stamped steel chassis idea. You hit the wall and bent the guard and you were done. But, at least the guide flag was ok.


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 02:03 PM

Bryan might have installed it, but Philippe ran a wire flag protecter on his Retro cars three or four years ago. I run hardbody cars on a track with reduced voltage. We never break flags. :)


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 02:05 PM

Here in Texas, a guy named Larry Wilman was cutting chassis with a bumper like that out of saw blades back in the '70s  Heavy sleds with C-can open motors.

 

Not an exact quote, but the best I can remember:
 
"Bumpers on slot car chassis are there to protect you and damage the other guy."
 
Larry was a punch it and hope kind of guy, so his chassis
were quite effective against the opposition.  :D 


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 02:46 PM

You ever break a pinned guide?


Not due to a broken-off post...

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 02:48 PM

Brings to mind this cool chassis entered for the 2011 Dynamic Challenge Thingie proxy race.

 

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 02:50 PM

I built this chassis in about '90 or so.

 

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