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#1 Dominator

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 11:00 PM

Here is my new Can-Am/Coupe chassis... The Jackal. 

 

Ready to run weight is going to be right around 105.8 grams. Standard build will have a removable center weight (3.8 grams) making it easy to switch/tune between Coupe and Can-Am. The center weight is machined from standard brass while the other pieces are machined from half-hard .064" brass.  

 

Three standard rail configurations for this is .055" inner rails/.062" outside rails, .062" inner rails/.055" outside rails, and four rails of .062".  The last configuration I would only recommend for high speed tracks (like Port Jeff) as it will likely be too stiff on any other track. 

 

There is also a tutorial attached showing how I prep and build the chassis. Suggested retail for these is $65 and discounts available to raceways.  

 

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 12:23 AM

Here is the tutorial.

 

Attached File  Jackal Tutorial.pdf   2.7MB   269 downloads


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Posted 30 November 2017 - 01:20 AM

Nice!

 

A well thought out design that should be easy to build without tricky wire bends.

 

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 08:17 AM

Nice tutorial!


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Posted 30 November 2017 - 08:33 AM

Great looking kit. 


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Posted 30 November 2017 - 08:55 AM

Thanks guys, there will be some at Port Jeff this weekend racing and in the case ;)

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 11:26 AM

Very nice Dom.

 

Is the stated 105.8 RTR weight with or without the removable center weight and is the motor bracket angled like the Chicagoland or hypoid?



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Posted 30 November 2017 - 11:47 AM

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 11:58 AM

Very clean and nice looking kit.  :)


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Posted 30 November 2017 - 12:20 PM

Very nice Dom.
 
Is the stated 105.8 RTR weight with or without the removable center weight and is the motor bracket angled like the Chicagoland or hypoid?


Hi Kevin,

The 105.8 is with the center weight. The motor bracket has a 2* angle like the Chicagoland.
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Posted 30 November 2017 - 01:28 PM

Step 8 of the tutorial, the measurement may be 2 - 15/16



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Posted 30 November 2017 - 03:14 PM

Yes Dennis, 2-15/16" is the correct measurement for the bend in step 8. I'll correct the tutorial tonight and re-post it.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 05:01 PM

Here is the corrected tutorial for the Jackal.  Only change is to step 8 as Dennis noted for the length of the outside rail for the bend.

 

Attached File  Jackal Tutorial.pdf   2.7MB   71 downloads


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Posted 07 January 2018 - 07:13 PM

Took 2nd overall in coupe at the Retro East race at The Race Place in NJ.  The Jackal was set up with 15/16" guide lead, 3-15/16" wheel base, .055 outside rails, and .062 inner rails.  Race ready it ran at 111 grams.   Also set 2nd fastest race lap.

 

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 04:23 PM

Took 1st in both Can Am and Coupe at NERR yesterday.  Racing was held at 1010 Raceway in Bristol, CT on their Olgilve King.  Ran the same car and just changed tires.  Thanks to David Panich and Woody Hazelwood for choosing to run their Jackal's yesterday too.

 

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 11:16 AM

Congrats to Preston Selfinger finishing 3rd in the B-main Coupe Retro East race at Speedzone in NJ running the Jackal. Preston used the same car to win the C-main in Can Am and was running 3rd in the B-main before lady luck intervened. Thanks Preston for choosing to run the Jackal.

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 12:03 PM

For those building the Jackal in the UK, here is the tutorial for making the removable center center weight to meet the UKRRA rule for center hinges. 

 

Attached File  UKRRA center weight.pdf   217.78KB   45 downloads


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Posted 01 April 2018 - 09:22 AM

New Rail design for the Jackal.  Qualified 9th yesterday at The Race Place in Farmingdale, NJ in Cam Am for the Retro East series race.  As usual with retro east the racing was really tight.  I took the B-main win and 3rd in the A-main.

 

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So here are some details about the design. It's been a couple years since I ran any car with .047 rails but thought it was time to revisit it after building the new Mossetti retro chassis for Bob Hughes. Chassis was built with a 15/16" guide lead, 3-15/16" wheel base, 6 rails of .047, and .062 center spine/wishbone design with .016 brass limiter in the middle. Ready to race weight with Koford wonder rears and JK fronts was 106.5 grams.

 

There was an obvious gap between the bottom of the brass and the top of the .047 rails. I filled this using bullet proofing to limit not only rotational flex but also the vertical (or bowing) of the chassis during high speed cornering. The chassis had a great soft feel to it for the Hurricane (an Engleman design) at The Race Place in Framingdale, NJ. The harder the tire I put on the more it hooked up! The body of choice of this design today was the Parma Ti22 NN short (#1050). The next tuning adjustment I am going to try is replacing the bullet proofing with either some .015 or .020 wire ran the full length.

 

If there is interest in having this design put in production please PM here or post on my Dominator Custom Chassis Facebook page. At 106.5 grams its a tad heavy for some Can Am racing but that can easily be fixed and I already know where the weight needs to be trimmed. Also please comment if you think if the nose should be slotted for 6 or 8 rails of .047.

 

Thanks to all the racers who ran Dominator Chassis yesterday at Retro East. I'll post Kudos when the race report comes out this week.


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Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:02 AM

At Retro East at The Race Place in NJ this past weekend in Can Am Dan Wiegand ran a Dominator Ready to Race Jackal. Dan was running up front in the D-main until a guide broke. Thanks Dan for choosing to run the Jackal.

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 06:49 PM

Slot the nose for 8 rails. Builders can then add a filler if desired or experiment with a split rail design
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Posted 07 April 2018 - 09:34 PM

Congratulations to Josh Crutchfield taking 2nd in Can Am at Tri-State Slot Car Raceway at the ORS series race with the Jackal. Josh Also TQ'd using .059 inner rails and .062 outside rails. Josh's builds are well known and is a fierce competitor. Thanks Josh for choosing to run the Jackal.

 

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 07:40 AM

The Jackal TQ's and wins at NERR this past weekend at 1010 Raceway in Bristol, CT. Thanks to Bruce A Ladd and Ralph Griffin for choosing to run their scratchbuilt Jackals.

Congrats to Dan Wiegand finishing 3rd in The D-main at Speedzone in NJ at the last Retro East series race using the 6-rail Jackal. Dan was leading by 5 laps until a controller issue cost him a move up spot. Thanks to Tim Wiegand for choosing to run his 6-rail Jackal too.

Thanks to all the racers in NERR and Retro East who chose to run Dominator chassis this season. More designs are in the works for this year so stayed tuned.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 06:48 PM

The Jackal sets the pace in Can Am at Retro Palooza!

In the G-main Robert Hazelwood takes 3rd. In the F-main Doug Griffith takes 2nd and Sue Wiegand (Tim) 3rd. Doug conceded the move up and gave it to Tim.  In the E-main Frank Blenkhorn wins and moves to the D-main.  In the B-main I took the win to move to the A-main. In the A-main I was able to hold off "The Don" Keith Libby to take the top spot and give the Jackal it's first premier retro race win!  I set mine up with 4 rails of .062, 15/16" guide lead, and 3-15/16" wheel base with a Parma Lola T-163 body.  RTR weight 101.5 grams. 

 

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Thanks to Gary Clinton, Peter Lentros, Ray Lee, and everyone who choose to run the Jackal in Can Am this weekend

 

Jacakal results in the coupe race from Retro Palooza.  In the FK class Frank Blenkhorn won the B-main and placed 2nd overall. Frank ran a .062 inside/.055 outside rail combo with 3-15/16 wheel base. I believe Tim Wiegand was 1st or 2nd in his main using the 6-rail version of the Jackal.

 

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Thanks to Peter Lentros, Ray Lee, Dan Ebert and Dan Wiegand for choosing to run the Jackal in Coupe FK. (Picture below of Frank's 2nd place coupe with the center weight and lead weight removed for Can Am).

 

In Pro I had the only Jackal and managed 5th with the 6-rail Jackal. Car was awesome just needed a motor that didn't take a few laps to get fast.

 

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If you ran a Jackal this weekend and I missed you it wasn't on purpose. Please feel free to post your results with the Jackal and where you finished on my Dominator Chassis Facebook page.  Thanks to everyone who choose to run a Jackal this weekend.

 


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Posted 15 September 2018 - 08:28 AM

Congrats to Aaron Rothstein qualifying 2nd and finishing 3rd in Coupe at the Retro Rumble at Fast Eddie's in Pinellas Park, FL. Aaron used a Dominator ready to race Jackal (the pink one). Congrats also to Donny Caron finishing 3rd in the B-main in Coupe using a Dominator ready to run Jackal.

Thanks to all the racers who ran Dominator Chassis yesterday.

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 09:54 PM

Due to the increase of brass the price of kits will be going up $2 to $67.  The pricing for brass sheets went up in the spring and I was hoping for it to come back down but that didnt happen.

 

Please stay tuned for new chassis designs coming out soon.  I would like to thank everyone who has purchased my kits, built chassis, and ready to run cars so far this year. The racing season is about to take off and I look forward to hearing about individual successes with Dominator Chassis. Please feel free to share your success and builds on my Dominator Custom Chassis Facebook page.  Thank you for your support.


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