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Posted 17 May 2015 - 08:04 AM

Sealed motors coupled with production chassis are used in all of Electron Raceways classes. This formula limits the skill, time and cost necessary to field a competitive ride. I believe it is difficult enough to attract and keep folks interested in model car racing without introducing the complexities of scratch- building chassis and blueprinting motors. 
Production chassis selection took some time. I experimented with the TRSF, old brass ProTrack and even a stamped steel chassis. First, the chassis were tested in stock form and then with modifications. I was not really happy with any of the results. Finally, I heard that a group in the Portland, Oregon area was using the Scholer and Tifosi (no longer in production) chassis in a GT1 class. Both were far superior to anything I had tested. We settled on the Scholer because of its price point. The Plafit chassis is quite similar and due to its wider availability is allowed as an alternative. Particulars of the legal chassis are enumerated below.
 
For the longer wheelbase classes such as GT1, either the Pantera or 1/24 Intruder is optional
For the short wheelbase classes such as the Can-Am we use the 1/32 scale Intruder works best
As an alternative, the Plafit PL1700K Plafit may be used
 
In order to optimize the performance of the specified production chassis, we allow for the addition of brass side and front pans. The pans are relatively simple to fabricate and require no soldering expertise. Below are a few images of a legal Scholer chassis.
 


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