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#1 MSwiss

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 08:01 PM

After having these field tested, the last 3-4 months, by some of the top racers in the country, and not hearing of any downside. I've decided to officially announce these.
 
Racers may of noticed these on quite a few, winning and podium cars, with the brass rectangle, visible in the top view of the post.
 
While the top guys don't hit stuff, as much, they have related about taking some real bad hits in practice, with the post support doing it's job.
 
The inspiration behind these, were racers, were occasionally still snapping their guide post, even on the stronger graphite version of the Red Fox guide, so I came up with a way to both Low CG, weight them, and provide even better post support than when I was pinning the original, "new" Red Fox non-graphite flag, starting a few summers ago, with a piece of .039" to .045" wire.
 
Instead of using just common, 1/4" x .025", K & S brass strip, I had a somewhat complex shape, CNC milled, from top .025" brass, to both provide a .093" wide strip to reinforce the post, which is also, even wider at the non threaded part, at the base, to absorb the load, at the back of the guide tongue.
 
The neat part is the vertical slot, in the back, of the post "seals" up, when threaded, as the bottom pic shows.
 
With having the post supported, I'm now comfortable enough to offer the Red Fox dyed plastic, in a Low CG version.
 
I will try to honor color choices, if possible,on the dyed plastic, but at least in the beginning, I won't be stocking many.
 
New style in either graphite or plastic - unthreaded - $10.00 each
 
New style in either graphite or plastic - threaded - $10.50 each
 
Same $$ discount available to legitimate raceways, as I have with the original Low CG flag.
 
I will continue selling the original Low CG flag.
 
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Before threading.

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After threading. Nuts go on, no differently.
 
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The reflection of the brass makes the pic less clear, but you can see how when the guide  hits something, the brass, at the base, absorbs the hit.
 
The brass is glued throughout the inside of the blade, so the glued surface area, is infinitely more, than a piece of round wire.
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Posted 12 June 2019 - 05:20 AM

Nice evolution engineering of a good idea.
How about an edm steel piece with a square hole that you can fill with lead or tungsten for the next evolution
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Posted 12 June 2019 - 05:41 AM

  Maybe one made with depleted uranium. :)


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 07:20 AM

or add wings to the blade.


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 07:35 AM

Maybe one made with depleted uranium. :)


Armor piercing guide flag, incase I run out of 45 acp, lol
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Posted 12 June 2019 - 08:51 AM

Nice evolution engineering of a good idea.
How about an edm steel piece with a square hole that you can fill with lead or tungsten for the next evolution

Lots of ways to do it.

I'm trying to keep it affordable/not super-time consuming.
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Posted 13 June 2019 - 05:09 AM

I haven’t broken mine, believe me it was not from lack of trying.


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Posted 13 June 2019 - 02:13 PM

I hit an F1 square in the middle of the straight at R4 with no damage the guide, great piece Mike
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Posted 19 June 2019 - 03:46 PM

I've been hard at work, filling orders as fast as I can.

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Taking a flash pic, of the plastic version, gives one a pretty good idea of the internal structure / design.

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For those who have already gotten these, and might think, it appears I haven't shoved the insert, all the way, up into the pocket, this shot shows what one is seeing, is the CNC milled, outer radius.

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 09:33 AM

You are spending a lot of time on these. I hope you are seeing some return, I would hate to see a really good idea go away

because there is no payback. 



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Posted 20 June 2019 - 10:42 AM

It's like anything else.

The more you make, the more proficient you get at it.

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 02:27 PM

Mike,

 

I recently ordered 6 of your original-design weighted flags via Tapatalk. No reply. Have you not accessed that message service recently? I ask as that is my usual form of communication with you.

 

Thanks,

 

Bernie


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Posted 20 June 2019 - 02:53 PM

I never received anything in my PM's.

 

I'm guessing it shows "not read yet", on your end.

 

I've never been on Tapatalk, but I do see

'Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk'

in previous orders, from you.

 

So, you still want 6 of the old style, threaded?


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Posted 20 June 2019 - 05:19 PM

Yes, please
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Posted 20 June 2019 - 05:26 PM

Got it.


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 03:44 PM

Hello:
I would like to buy these great guides, I'm from South America,
How could I do?
Thank you


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 04:03 PM

Hi Carlos,

Thanks for the inquiry and kind words.

PM me here, with how many you would like.

Threaded or unthreaded?(my threading is 10-32 U.S)

When they are ready to ship, I will contact you with the amount and you can PayPal or provide me me with a CC#.

You can also contact me at;
mikeswiss86@hotmail.com

That is also my PayPal address.

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 08:15 AM

Thanks for your answer.


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Posted 05 August 2019 - 08:09 PM

Congrats to Keith Libby, Gary Clinton Jr., Vinnie Cafazzo, & Joe "Chubby" Salzman, on sweeping all the podium spots, at last Saturday's, NERR / Retro East, "Battle of the Colonies", at  Bristol 1010 Raceway, using various versions of the CR Low CG, Red Fox guides.

 

Keith TQ'ed both classes, won GTC, and was runner-up in Can Am, to take the "Governor of the Colonies" award.

 

Gary was the Can Am winner, and 3rd, in GTC.

 

Vinnie Cafazzo was the GTC runner-up.

 

Chubby was third in Can Am.

 

Keith ran the integral pinned, graphite guide in GTC, but used the newly released, integral pinned, "plastic" guide, in Can Am.

 

Keith also uses my CR021, lowered nylon guide nuts.

 

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 03:59 PM

Congrats to the fast cats in Retro East, at their season opener.

 

CR low CG guides took 4 of the 6 podium spots, including both TQ's, setting 3 records, at the annual John Gorski Sr. Memorial Race, at Fast Tracks Raceway, in Bally, Pa.

 

Jimmy Williams Jr. TQ'ed Stockcar and Can Am, with TQ records, and won Can Am, with a new lap record, used the pinned Red Fox, graphite, model.

 

Keith Libby was 2nd in both Stocker and Can Am, using the pinned Red Fox, low friction nylon, model.

 

Brian Cochrane was 3rd in Stocker, using the original, older style one, invented in 2018.


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Posted 02 September 2019 - 01:02 PM

Congrats to Gary Clinton Jr., on taking the Stockcar win, at the NERR season opener, at Speedy's Fast Lane, 2 Saturday's ago, using the original CR weighted guide (2.4G).

 

Dominic Luongo was using the newer model (2.5G), with integral post protection, to take 2nd in Stockcar.


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Posted 02 September 2019 - 03:15 PM

At our last GRRR race at the Race Place in south Daytona I actually had a chance to do an AB comparison. Definitely faster and easier to drive with the weighted guide on my stockcar.
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Posted 02 September 2019 - 06:58 PM

Using the weighted guide for some Flexi, GTP and Group F Cars. on a 145ft reversed hillclimb . I may not have the fasted cars, But they are staying in the slot better now than they did with conventional guides.

 

The "flexi" is a Proslot sealed PS2002 in  a JK C21

The GTP is a Proslot  sealed PS4002 ina JK C43 "Aeolos"

My group F is a typical box stock perimeter chassis  with a sealed PS4002 as well

 

I doubt the better performance has anything to do with my driving skills. I credit the flags from Mike for cutting 1-2 tenths off my best laps in any of the cars. At least now  I am in the middle of the pack instead of the back.


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