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#21 choc-ice

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 08:22 AM

I've got to figure out a way to slow this down so it's clearer to see (or maybe get someone to track it better with the camera), but here it is on the track

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 08:36 AM

Hope you're planning to have seatbelts installed.
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Posted 13 May 2011 - 05:43 AM

View PostEmber, on 11 May 2011 - 08:36 AM, said:

Hope you're planning to have seatbelts installed.
I think sliding across the vinyl seats is more authentic :rolleyes:

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 07:31 AM

But imagine the static build up with all those man made fibres.
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Posted 15 May 2011 - 05:38 AM

Slowed down, but still lacking in frames per second!



I made a terrible job of the windows, so I'm painting another shell up tomorrow. But the wheel centres are on, the new guide blade is on and the steering works right every time

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 08:45 AM

The attitude on the car looks so right. :)
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Posted 15 May 2011 - 08:42 PM


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Posted 18 May 2011 - 06:33 AM

Thats amazing. Looking forward to more.
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Posted 18 May 2011 - 07:44 AM

I've done the artwork for the graphics, hopefully they'll be with me by Thursday. Roof light fitted...

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 09:37 AM

Those shots just makes me want to go out & have good ol' fashioned car chase! :)

I used to be surprised that I was still surprised by my own stupidity, finding it strangely refreshing.
Well I don't now.
I'm over it!

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 10:06 AM

Looks great. Now, add in a sound chip with appropriate tyre screech sounds on steer and roll, and the world is your oyster. :D
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Posted 18 May 2011 - 11:12 AM

Would that chassis fit under the scalextric dukes of hazard dodge? and will it stand up to a jump over a creek/broken bridge/etc ? This project has so much potential for digital car chases.

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 03:45 PM

View PostEmber, on 18 May 2011 - 10:06 AM, said:

Looks great. Now, add in a sound chip with appropriate tyre screech sounds on steer and roll, and the world is your oyster. :D
In the early '80s I had a Scalextric sound system which did that and it was more annoying than anything!

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Would that chassis fit under the scalextric dukes of hazard dodge? and will it stand up to a jump over a creek/broken bridge/etc ? This project has so much potential for digital car chases.
That's a good quesion - for the moment I don't know the answer. I'll try and pick one up this weekend, then I can see how it looks for body clearance when the wheels turn. One of the changes (suggested by Ember) is to make the wheelbase adjustable so that shouldn't be a problem, but I don't know how the Charger's wide wheels will fit under the rear arches, and how to make the front wheels spin on the stub axles but not fall off. The police car has a nut that's hidden under the resin wheel cap.

As for how tough it is, once I've taken the car to the slot car exhibition on Sunday, it'll get tested to destruction to see where it fails. The steering joints for the hubs and steering linkage are all in double-shear so they're pretty tough
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Posted 20 May 2011 - 07:23 AM

Graphics arrived today, just in time for the slot car show on Sunday
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Posted 20 May 2011 - 07:50 AM

:D
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Posted 21 May 2011 - 11:32 AM

That is so awesome! Man I would definately buy one of those, you planning on selling them?

Can't believe the big companies can't produce anything like that, yet a sole individual can! Good work mate. ;)
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Posted 21 May 2011 - 05:22 PM

View PostMuscle Car Master, on 21 May 2011 - 11:32 AM, said:

That is so awesome! Man I would definately buy one of those, you planning on selling them?

Can't believe the big companies can't produce anything like that, yet a sole individual can! Good work mate. ;)
Yes, I'll be selling them, prices and delivery dates should be available in about 2 weeks. I'm trying to figure out how to get my costs down and how much is a fair price to sell for, and hoping that the difference is in my favour a little :blink:

It's nothing that the major manufacturers couldn't do, I'm a design engineer who loves cars, but that's nothing special I'm sure. The complexity and cost might be putting them off? Or the fact that cars going slower could be a good thing ;)
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Posted 22 May 2011 - 08:46 AM

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 09:07 AM

Choc-Ice. I am mighty impressed. You need to bring that model over to the Pioneer R&D Slot Hut. We could play for a whole afternoon before beer & chips.

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 12:21 PM

Thats bl**$y great mate ! Even looks like it goes ok too.
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