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#1 Jairus

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 08:34 PM

Coming soon to a Detroit track November 30.  Get your entries in soon.

This is my vintage entry.  Not sending anything in for the Unlimited class, but Ron Hershman will not get any chance to touch this one!
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If it looks a bit familiar... it should.  I built it as close as possible to this vintage car now residing in the LASCM.

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Body is a Shinoda GT by Gene's World and one of my favorites.
Chassis a Detroit Slider.
Motor Champion can with a Thorp arm. with ball bearings. 

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Respectfully submitted,

P.S. mailing out tomorrow.


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Posted 05 November 2019 - 06:01 AM

Goodness gracious Jairus...that is a beautiful car and body.  Hubba hubba!


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Posted 05 November 2019 - 08:32 AM

Another beauty by Jairus!

Didn't you summit a Detroit Slider a year or two ago?

I seem to remember it there (and I drooled over it for about an hour!)


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Posted 05 November 2019 - 09:34 AM

Yes, a Red painted Shinoda "Bullet" for the second race . 

Eliot wanted it so I sold it to him.  It was actually in the video I posted.
This one is pretty much the same chassis but fitting a 16d motor while Eliot's has a 26d motor bracket.

Frankly, I have loved that one in the LASCM for years after I first viewed it when Philippe posted it.  Just needed a reason to build it...


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Posted 21 November 2019 - 11:34 AM

Jairus, would you clear this up for me. You have built them and seen them in action. Do they have this detail correct?

 

"And they got even faster with an ingenious engineering trick: the Detroit Slider, an adjustable wheelbase that compressed under deceleration to give a short wheelbase in corners, then expanded on acceleration for straight-line stability''

 
 

 

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Eliot Erlandson

 

 Casey Putsch from Genius Garage has an in-depth video interview with Erlandson about The Shinoda Reunion, and a solo video about his Shinoda-body slot cars and other "thingies."

 
 
 
 

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Posted 21 November 2019 - 12:20 PM

Martin, unfortunately Eliot got it backwards.  Wheelbase expands for the turns and compresses for the straights.
But the biggest advantage is not the wheelbase change, but the rattle effect of the tubes on the rails.  This provided the builder uses smaller wire inside the tube. 
But a longer wheelbase does give a slight advantage when cornering.


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Posted 22 November 2019 - 11:15 AM

That's what I thought. It made sense that when the car is given power it rear wheels would drive it forward and shorten the WB.

then when the rear wheels are slowed it would lengthen the WB.

But as you say the body isolation is the biggest advantage.

Had to question it because it is now in a published article to be misunderstood by many. 

It is in this article,

https://www.roadandt...lot-car-racing/


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Posted 22 November 2019 - 01:05 PM

Yeah, I heard the video of the interview.  Eliot sent it to me.
Not worth making a fuss.


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