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charlesx last won the day on April 14 2021

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About charlesx

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    Formula 3 Driver
  • Birthday 12/04/1945

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    New Plymouth, NZ
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    Slot cars 1/32nd and 1/24th metal; Family research/history and DNA; Neighbourhood Support; reading; Slot car proxies; slot car building/modifying and tuning; painting (art) not house. I am retired so plenty of time. Watching motor racing on TV.

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  1. Hi Oldman. Thanks for getting car back so quickly. Has been a joy to have a drive with it in Proxy trim. The MJK tyres are not as sure footed as my usual rubber tyres but the car is still very predictable. Ta again for a great proxy. Regards Charles Le Breton (charlesx)
  2. Hi Shaynus. Thanks for your kind words. Do not recall much about car now except the short time period I had to get in post. Much of the time available in fact revolved around the final livery. Good result was as much luck as anything as I hardly had time to test and then not with final setup. It was 3rd Camaro I had setup though so that no doubt helped although the options were very limited with this build. My other builds were definitely not standard Scaly. Do not recall guide/front tyres setup either but I usually try to get guide as entrenched as possible. If setup is good however guide depth is not as critical. The standard Scaly rule however probably limited what I could do as I think I elected to retain front plastic wheels and probably tyres. Cannot wait to get car back so I can see final results of my work. Once again a big thanks to everybody involved with this event including the Mandurah Slot Car Club. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  3. Thanks for kind words BOV. Hopefully Camaros will put up a good show next year. Peter it was Sports Racer that encouraged me to enter this event but I never expected to beat him. Oldman always said points system would balance out in the end and it certainly did for me. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  4. Thanks for a great proxy everybody. After Round 7 result was not at all sure I would make it but always hoped for at least a podium. Interesting that no less than 9 cars completed the full 40 laps in the last round. This must have made for a very close competition. Congrats to Tank and Oldman for their podiums. Also a big tahnks to all the other entries, organisers, marshals and drivers for providing such an excellent competition. Big thanks to Oldman, Tank and Shaynus for a great series. It is the first time I have won a proxy for quite a while. Perhaps it's a forerunner for Supercar series for 2023. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx).
  5. Good write-up on Armchair Racer Mac. Well done. Regards Chas Le Breton
  6. Thanks for your kind words Pepsi62. I am still in absolute disbelief and fully expecting the bubble to burst sometime. Regards Chas Le Breton
  7. There is also Syd's group in South Perth. Mandurah and Syd's groups both run wood/non-magnet as far as I am aware. Regards Chas Le Breton
  8. Hi all. Well wonders never cease. 4th, 6th, 3rd, 3rd and now 2nd. Surprising now too that car not as dominant speed wise but perhaps getting even easier to drive with less de-slots. Great work and a big thanks to drivers. Nice looking track TANK. 6 lanes - very impressive. Regards Charles Le Breton (charlesx)
  9. Congrats TANK. I have just realised your car has finally cracked a ton presumably having won all its races in round 4. C Le B
  10. Hi Bingo. I have one of the blue ones left so will use that. C Le B
  11. Hi Bingo. Hear what you say about NSR F1 but think they are a bit tougher than you suggest. Perhaps if you are adding weight they are more likely to get damaged but then they do not need weight despite what some people like to think. Rather than leave F1 out however I have come up with a graduated plan for different F1 models where I have tried to equalise makes of cars. Not entirely successful but it does help. Let me know if you want details. I am about to use one of your 3D guide holder replacement parts. Gave one to somebody else but he said it failed. I will try to do better. They do not seem as strong as I would have thought but time will tell. I have found the Slot-it HRS ones very good and have never broken one. Regards Chas Le Breton
  12. Hi Oldman, Shaynus, Tank and all. Thanks for another great round. Not sure whether my car is getting better or the drivers are getting more used to driving what I thought might be a bit of a beast. I am most appreciative of all your efforts on my behalf and everybody else's of course. Looking like TANK is getting into an unbeatable position but the other podium positions are all still in the melting pot. Best of luck to you all. Regards Charles Le Breton (charlesx)
  13. Thanks for thinking of me Sports Racer. I suppose that is better than being sent home. I am off to the NZSCA 1/24th Metal Car Nationals tomorrow morning so I will start thinking slow particularly when I am racing my Wing Car. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  14. Thanks Sports Racer. There is a new Cahooza RTR 21.5 or 22000rpm motor that has just come out. Hobbies Plus, Palmerston North, NZ stock. Have not tried but intend to get one. Personally I like the one motor option with the Slot-it Orange although even these can vary. I would have thought they were widely available as it is also the standard Group C motor. Re the Cahooza option I believe this may their first foray into providing a RTR motor. They are a top metal car engine provider. Regards Charles Le Breton
  15. Hi Sports Racer. Thanks for the analysis of the 5 top cars. Interesting 3 x in-line and 2 top cars both SW. No AW's. Most not particularly heavy and some interesting placement of weight. Disappointed that quite a few of the cars did not have wheel inserts as I personally see this as a real RTR thing. Good summary to help with development of 2022-3 car. Hopefully next proxy will not take quite as long. Excellent comparison for my in-construction Mercedes DTM car. Currently weighs 87.78gms with original body and interior but with older 3D chassis, in-line layout with Slot-it pod and, orange motor, ali wheels and rubber tyres. Will be interesting to see how this ends up. Appreciate your effort Sports Racer. I no longer believe you build tanks. I would have thought 85-90gms was a quite acceptable car for what is quite a large car. I think my completed Bathurst 1000 proxy car weighs right in the middle of this range. Regards Charles Le Breton (charlesx)
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