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#126 Matt Sheldon

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 08:30 PM

Mike,

 

Does your pin penetrate into the blade at all? Not looking for specifics, just an observed question.


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Posted 16 November 2017 - 08:49 PM

I guess you never got any yet. LOL
 
Yes, of course.
 
I'm not sure if it would be much of a reason to do it, if it didn't.
 
It goes down about .250", or 80% of the way, down.
 
What's weird is on the one Ricky D did, in post #125, I see the pin, but I don't see the hole it came out of.
 
In the FB discussion on it, a few guys commented, that the guide wasn't pinned.

 

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 08:53 PM

I guess you never got any yet. LOL

 

Yes, of course.

 

I'm not sure if it would be much of a reason to do it, if it didn't.

 

It goes down about .250", or 80% of the way, down.

Not fast enough to need them, but I am on the backorder list.

 

Agreed, and why I guess I was looking for confirmation of where the shear point was going to be at.

 

Thank you!


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Posted 16 November 2017 - 08:57 PM

Where Ricky busted his, is typically where the unpinned ones, break.


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Posted 07 January 2018 - 02:23 PM

It happened, a red fox pinned guide broke at the Race Place yesterday . Edsel, driving his F1 in the straightaway took flight and smacked into the turn. The pin was still in the guide, but the plastic at the base broke. It broke below the guide nut so it just fluttered after that. The plastic threaded shaft just slid off the pin when he looked at it afterward. I still think it's a great flag and will continue to use them. PS I don't think any flag would have survived that shot.


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Posted 07 January 2018 - 02:41 PM

Common sense, if you you hit a wall hard enough the guide will break pin or not. The pin  does increase the force it takes to snap the flag but no plastic flag I know is break proof.


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 02:14 PM

I finally caught up with all my orders for these.
 
These wound up not being super aggravating, for me to do, so I will continue for the time being.
 
I wound up doing about 15 extra, if anyone needs ones shipped right away.
 
As James Grandi mentioned in the other thread I ran on RF guides, none of the surfaces are very flat.
 
I've experimented with flattening/truing them a bit, and have shipped and will ship some, that way.
 
Here's what they look like, although this pink one doesn't show it that much, from lack of contrast.
 
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i would like try a couple please pm me what i need to do to get like 5 ? ty


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 02:33 PM

Will do, Perry.

Do you want them threaded?

I took a break from making these over the holidays as I was too busy with parties and rentals.

On this latest batch of 200, I am making the extra effort to boil each color separately.

Otherwise the lighter colors take on the color of the darker ones.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 09:26 PM

Congrats to Jimmy Williams Jr., and Ed Sohl, on their wins, this past Saturday, at the Retro East race, at HVR, using C/R pinned Red Fox guide shoes.


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 09:33 PM

I’m thinking you should throw some potatoes in the water while you are boiling those guides. It sure would be flashy on your dinner plate. What could go wrong?
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:30 AM

Mike have you got your hands on any of the graphite ones yet?



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:25 AM

I was supposed to have some today, but it looks like UPS, with all the snow we just had, is a bit backed up.


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:29 PM

Mike have you got your hands on any of the graphite ones yet?

They made it in today.

 

They seem awful stiff.

 

I tried threading one dry, and stopped partial way, because it just didn't feel right.

 

I threaded an old Red Fox graphite flag,(again dry) and it was much easier / a totally different feel.

 

So I guess they might be better, worse, or the same, as the dyed, non-graphite ones.


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 03:28 PM

 

So I guess they might be better, worse, or the same, as the dyed, non-graphite ones.

 You're really going out on a limb with that assessment Mike! :roflmao:

 

The pink ones are still the fastest!


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 09:01 AM

This is another great reason to get these guides!

 

In our last race at Southern Colorado Slot Cars in Pueblo a month ago, I was trying to drive cautiously and just bring home my position (could not advance in the last heat). The track was much improved and most were punched down the straight and through the bank (not many launches on the straight all day - a sincere and heartfelt thanks, Rodney, for all of your work!). Accordingly, I was kind of committed to holding it punched (no time to react in the bank) and this happened:

 

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In the last 30 seconds of the last heat, one racer did manage to launch on the straight and bounced off the bank wall at about the same speed down as the corner speed I was approaching - it was like someone throws a right cross and the other guy leans into it!

 

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We "Formula 1 Crane"'d the cars out of the bank. I asked for my "one minute" to fix it. With the nut and the threaded post just spinnin' on the reinforcement post, all I could do was to "channel lock" the two separated halves down on the post and put it back on the track to ride out the last 30 seconds.

 

I don't think ANY guide could have survived this but I might have lost 2 or 3 positions if my race was over. This guide (in its first race!) gave its life so that my race could continue!

 

It's not "Colorado Tough" but it's pretty darned tough!

 

Mike, I will be needing more soon ...


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