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#26 Nonfractal


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Posted 17 March 2021 - 12:44 AM

The key component you are missing is humans :)
One way or another find a club or venue with like minded people.
If it means traveling distance, go to a swap meet or slot festival and make a weekend of it.

For me, the high points of the calendar in the uk are the Gaydon motor museum national
Slot festival and whatever open invitation meetings are being run by any of the clubs.

Analog vs digital?
They are just different aspects of the same hobby.
A good idea to buy cars, parts and controllers that can do both so that you can flip between them opening up twice as many opportunities to race.

Wood or plastic?
I can't advise you on a home track. I don't have one. I pick up my gear and go to clubs to race.
For me, "home" is for construction and tuning.
It seems obvious though that plastic is an easier route to building your own track.
Wood and plastic require different tuning techniques.

Lots of blog forums out there with lots of information.
Slotforum, slotracer.online, auslot.
Lots of clubs have their own websites.
Also , there are lots of resources on youtube.
Search for SodenCine (john soden) for great footage on european 24hour digital endurance racing.

If you really are living in a place with no interest, no clubs , no venues then research "proxy racing" where you build cars to compete around the world against other remote constructors,

Hope this brain dump is not too much in one hit :)

Alan W
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