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  1. Alex, where did you get the resin Saab? Would love one on a chassis too... T
  2. Been a tough start to the fire season. We have a great crew supporting firies with catering both at staging areas and in Evacuation centres. My crew were at Braidwood early in Dec (see pics above) but thankfully only a few at the centre. The staging area support is more challenging- went to a small fire in Kybeyan (about 12,000 hectares) and fed 3 fire crews from a very dark corner on a fire trail. These people are amazing!
  3. Hi Alan, Car arrived back this morning. Thanjs
  4. Sad. Condolences for his family
  5. Thanks Maminmal. I cannot understand how, but will see what happened when the car gets back I guess. It suffered chassis damage last year on the final round as well, though that looked like it had thrown across the room. (Bent and twisted rear mount). Needs a new chassis anyway...
  6. Thanks guys. Still slow but a slight improvement on qualy. Cheers
  7. I gave a very well used Mazda 787B GP.C which was a rocket ship. A few years hard racing with a MB Slot Dodo motor wore it out though. Rear wing pretty banged up - I think that are lighter than the Slot.it version. Easy to set up using pod tuning though. Taught me a lot...
  8. Bugger. Thought 6’d do better here. Back to the drawing board for future years I think. Might need some of your Tassie motors I think...
  9. The same hobby shop I get metal rod from (in Canberra). Should be available anywhere plastic/metal hobby pieces are. Maybe try your local RC/plane store?
  10. Thanks guys. Improved from qualy which is good.
  11. I tend to run flat carbon fibre strap from the motor to the guide post with these chassis. Bracing the motor to the rear axle mount helps too.
  12. Nice. I think the munterworkx HT is a much better rendition than the one I used to build Beechey’s car for the NZ proxy...
  13. Thanks for the feedback. #6 is last years car. Ran a few laps at home but other than that, cleaned tyres and boxed it back up. I think the competition have progressed even further ahead this year...
  14. difinity

    Blue Flags?

    I’ve used a pause button - once - in the early 1980’s. we were racing open class wing cars running at speeds close to 200km/h actual. If one hit you at speed a light injury (was) broken bones and the risk of loosing fingers was great. Sure wouldn’t do that with scale racing - faster drivers need to learn patience to pass...
  15. Wow. 3&a bit 10ths down and effectively last. Bugger. Close racing though. Well done to those who time to actually prepare a car this year.
  16. In the ‘older’ days, we called it ‘having good magnets’. A stronger or higher magnetic field will create more torque, and if the brushes and arm wind allow, more rpm. With the sealed motors we run today, you can’t really adjust these parts to get the effect you want, but a higher mag motor can always be geared taller, giving more speed. I used a Dodo in one lemans car a couple of years ago to run on a commercial track. Had to gear it at about 1.4:1 to smooth it out. Undrivable on my copper braid track because it was so aggressive. The other advantage of these motors is in magnet racing as noted above. Best to find the motor you are allowed to run, and set your car up for smooth running (balance, gearing etc) rather than rely on the mag effect alone IMHO.
  17. Difinity’s car is the same as last year. Might be an SRP16, has PG tyres on rear, something unknown on the front.
  18. Hi. Cooper in the mail - should be there tomorrow...
  19. Hi Alan. Will put car I. Mail tomorrow and send payment. Sorry re delay in confirming my entry...
  20. Thanks Peter. I’ve got 3 - T70 coupe and spyder and the (orange) M6A. Chassis dimensions (track and wheelbase) seem to be the same, though the front of the M6A is a little different so not interchangeable. Compared to the Revell M6A it is much wider, though may still be to scale as they seem to model very different versions of the car. Performance with the Thunderslot tyres pretty good on wood, though I’ll end up replacing the motor with a 14k Jack Rabbit to meet our class rules. With XPG tyres and the JR, these cars are simply a joy to drive hard all day, need almost no chassis tuning and are very competitive against a well tuned Fly or SRC running their standard 18k+ motors. While expensive, not more so than the NSR Porsche or SRC once race tuned IMHO in Australia (all come to about $115AUD) in tuned mode (tyres, guide, gears, motor). Also, I think very similar to the RevoSlot in performance and much cheaper, albeit a different body class).
  21. Hi. Not in Wagga, but just a couple of hours away in Cooma. We have another racer from Jindabyne as well. Are members of the CARRACE club from Canberra. Happy to introduce you to my tight mountain track here in Cooma if you are interested...
  22. Hi Allan, no time to rebuild - if last years car is ok will pay you tomorrow (Mon). Otherwise I’ll need to stand down this year...
  23. Got mine - McLaren’s car. Is almost 10mm wider than the Revell version. Go very well though...
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