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Kevan

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About Kevan

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  • Birthday 04/24/1959

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  1. Virtual RC has been round many years now, you use your normal RC transmitter and receiver with a dongle, the cars feel fairly realistic to tune and drive. You can change anything in VRC that you can change on a real RC car and as of today there are over a quarter of a million users. Virtual Slot Cars need to be controlled by a Slot car controller or it's just an arcade game. Tuning options would need adding, tyres (sizes and compounds), ballast (various amounts and positions in the car), chassis tuning in all it's various ways, motor type and orientations and positions in the car, gearing, ride height, body mounting, track surface...in other words a LOT of work. Although I've not raced RC since 2015 I used to use VRC to try different things for my real RC car, VSC could be useful for the same reason.
  2. 'Any DTM car' needs changing to 'Any pre-2021 DTM car' as DTM is now a GT3 only series.
  3. Kevan

    Really ?

    I'm not driving that ****!...
  4. Sadly the slotcartel stuff is no longer available and hasn't been for a couple of years but the green is the best, I'm down to my last bottle so started experimenting... Tea Tree Oil works on rubber, as does Olbas Oil, probably because of the Eucalyptus Oil. 50/50 lighter fluid and NSR light oil left to properly mix in a bottle for 24 hours works really well on rubber. I've used some R/C 1/12th foam tyre treatment for the last 9 months, Spider Grip Green with 20% NSR light oil mixed in. ...currently trialling some bicycle chain oil...seems great so far.
  5. Not only is the airgap between the motor and track going to affect the reading but magnetic field strength isn't a linear relationship, it's exponential. If you raise the motor 0.1mm and measure the mag effect, then lower the motor 0.1mm the change in magnetic effect readings aren't going to be equal, the nearer the motor is to the track the faster the magnetic effect rises. So the same motor in two different cars can give you wildly different readings.
  6. You can get a lot of track on an 8x4 board as long as it's a single lane Rally track.
  7. I got a 'we're planning on getting the drawings into CAD some time in the future'...so not holding my breath any longer.
  8. I must admit I've got braver as the decades slowly drift by...
  9. ...I sent them a message asking for any possible 3D files...if you don't ask you don't get...sometimes you still don't get but it's worth a try.
  10. I've realised it's probably a Cheetah with a Holden V8 engine so not a Holden at all. https://www.cheetahcars.co.nz/ But if anyone knows of availability for slot car use it would be appreciated.
  11. I was watching a couple of youtube vids of Targa Rally's one of which was the Targa Bambina, one of the cars entered was a 1972 Holden Cheetah... I've searched high & low but no 1/32 or 3D printable file is out there...or have I just looked in the wrong places.
  12. Filament printed bodyshells are definitely better printed at about 45 degrees but resin printed bodyshells print just fine flat on the bed or inclined a couple of degrees.
  13. When researching 'best' printers you always hear the name Prusa mentioned...I gave up on my Ender in late 2020 and got a Qidi X-Plus...I gave up on that in late 2021 and got a Prusa i3 and realised after the first print that I'd wasted a grand on the first two machines. As far as resin printers go, the Mars Pro was OK but small and was replaced in 2021 by an Anycubic Photon Mono X which has a big enough plate to print most 1/32 bodyshells (the Ghostbusters Ecto1 had to be tilted at 45 degrees though.
  14. Yeah that thread is tuning gold for newcomers and the lesser experienced.
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