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#1 MSwiss

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 08:14 PM

A local racer spotted this and shared on my FB page.

 

It was constructed by a man by the name of Sherman Collings.

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 08:39 PM

Whoever Sheman is, he certainly knows how to bend wire & brass rod. I don't think I've ever seen such a detailed space tube chassis before. Thanks for sharing the photos Mike. :)

 

P.S. I'd like to get a look at the guy's chassis jig(s), but I wouldn't be surprised if be builds sub-assemblies for a later final assembly.


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Posted 06 November 2019 - 08:55 PM

wow, now that is the bomb. What craftsmanship and a really great racing Porsche, flat 8 and light weight. 


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Posted 06 November 2019 - 09:36 PM

Phenomenal build!

 

Thanks for sharing Mike!

 

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 09:37 PM

I have been wondering how a space frame like that runs.  Zero flex but cool as heck!
Need to build one I guess.

:)


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Posted 06 November 2019 - 09:40 PM

Whoever Sheman is, he certainly knows how to bend wire & brass rod. I don't think I've ever seen such a detailed space tube chassis before. Thanks for sharing the photos Mike. :)

 

P.S. I'd like to get a look at the guy's chassis jig(s), but I wouldn't be surprised if be builds sub-assemblies for a later final assembly.

I just noticed these pics are really making the rounds on FB.

 

He appears to be from Chambersburg, Pa. and races here;

 

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Eight-time G7 King track single lap world record holder

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 10:11 AM

That is taking realism to the nth degree. The only thing he could have done better would be if he actually made the frame

from magnesium tube like the real car. Magnificent. For a long time I have wanted to do a chassis like that for a Maserati

birdcage. Might try it, now. 

 

PS; note the proper "scuffing" of the front tires!



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Posted 07 November 2019 - 10:12 AM

Thank you for those pictures Mike. That's a nice track lay-out those fells have.


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Posted 07 November 2019 - 10:19 AM

I have been wondering how a space frame like that runs.  Zero flex but cool as heck!
Need to build one I guess. :)

No reason for it not to run fine.

Especially with the brass plate in the middle, to lower the CG.

Some things in slot racing defy logic.

In our Hardbody racing, the FCR is still a top chassis.

It's essentially a brass board.

At the last race we had, on Saturday, I ran fast time by a half a tenth, and finished a straightaway behind the winner, who was running a much more flexible chassis.

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 10:32 AM

Sherman not only races there, he owns the track.

 

I (and four or five others) helped him install the braid some years ago:

 

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Sherman is a member of the IHSR (Interstate Home Slot Racers) group.  You can see the IHSR banner on the right side of the photo in post #6.  They are on SlotBlog; you can look them up here

 

They race 1/32 cars on various member's home tracks in PA, MD, VA and WV.

 

 

 

 


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Posted 07 November 2019 - 01:23 PM

I have the good fortune to be a member of that group.  Sherman is a builder and driver par excellence.  He is also an all around good guy and very generous with his skills and knowledge in helping others up their game.  We have half a dozen routed tracks in an area spread from northeastern W.Va to the Harrisburg PA area.  Our season runs from September to May with roughly 2 racing days per month drawing 12-18 drivers and a few summer "special events" like team enduros.

 

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 03:34 PM

My comment on chassis stiffness is a chassis will be less stiff if it's constructed using 60/40 solder rather than  a silver solder. I would think that a space frame 's stiffness would depend on the type of material used for the tubing as much as it's design.


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Posted 07 November 2019 - 09:31 PM

I love space frames.......especially this one.  :wub:


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Posted 08 November 2019 - 12:18 AM

Totally gobsmacked. Mike, thanks for sharing this amazing car. Sherman if you're reading this, simply amazing!!! Stig, how did you get so small?



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Posted 08 November 2019 - 12:33 PM

True master builder.

Thanks for posting 


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Posted 08 November 2019 - 01:15 PM

22 likes.

That could be a record.

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 01:36 PM

23 :)


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Posted 08 November 2019 - 07:20 PM

That Car is absolutely stunning.


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Posted 09 November 2019 - 04:08 PM

Thank you Mike for sharing, it's a very nice achievement.
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