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Posted 02 April 2018 - 03:37 PM

Question, in open racing where there are no weight or motor restriction rules nor the type of chassis (can use aluminum chassis), how light can you go before there are issues? If any?


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 04:06 PM

10 - 20 years ago we really tried to make light cars especially for qualifying - I did see some under 50 grams. on race they got then some extra reinforcements. Nowadays on fast full punch speedbowls it's not too relevant, I've not weighed my cars in a long time. No hollow axles, no qualifying cables anymore.


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 04:12 PM

Thank you for replying. See I figure there has to be a mass to handling factor eventually. Just wondering what it is if any? I figure too light and you lose traction or have handling issues or just a plain old de-slot?


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 04:26 PM

how bad you want to qualy for the A main?

 

.001 sec could be the difference...


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 04:36 PM

how bad you want to qualy for the A main?

 

.001 sec could be the difference...

 

Well I was wanting to put a Proslot Infinity arm in an aluminum chassis but keep wondering if this is crazy or what. 


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 04:36 PM

With Glue for traction......

& Wing's for down force......

Seems the weight issue is keeping the frame from collapsing in the corners ???

 

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 04:38 PM

Mario, As light as possible is the answer. I have seen a 27L car (steel frame) that came in at 40 grams.... I have also heard of, but not seen C12 cars that are under 40 grams. My C12 for this weekend's race at Koford's Raceway is right at 43 grams.. I'm sure I can get it lower than that for the Nats in August... Light=FAST on a superspeedway type track... :)

Tuning is done with tires and body configuration. :good:


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 04:43 PM

Mario, As light as possible is the answer. I have seen a 27L car (steel frame) that came in at 40 grams.... I have also heard of, but not seen C12 cars that are under 40 grams. My C12 for this weekend's race at Koford's Raceway is right at 43 grams.. I'm sure I can get it lower than that for the Nats in August... Light=FAST on a superspeedway type track... :)

Tuning is done with tires and body configuration. :good:

 

Oh! Ok! Awesome then! Thank you.  :)


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 10:36 PM

Beuf"s C12 at the worlds was 37.2 in 2010 at BPR  shoot most of my Grp F car come in at 52-53 grams at BRP at the Nat's because of the Track this year it was 70 grams all on the nose 

 

and a lot of this has to do with spray glue make it light and hit it hard at Tracy's in August things will be way light I'm sure 

 

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 10:12 AM

Beuf"s C12 at the worlds was 37.2 in 2010 at BPR  shoot most of my Grp F car come in at 52-53 grams at BRP at the Nat's because of the Track this year it was 70 grams all on the nose 

 

and a lot of this has to do with spray glue make it light and hit it hard at Tracy's in August things will be way light I'm sure 

 

jason

 

Wow neat! 


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