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Nz Proxy Race 2012 - Round 1

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#1 SlotsNZ

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:18 PM

Hi all,

qualifying was run tonight. I was unable to fix the last 2 cars in time, so they were given 999 second times, I'll work on those tomorrow or Thursday.

Thanks to GJH-NZ and Craig S. from club who came over and did the qual with me.
And yes, ONE car hit the floor - my own entry, first corner, first lap......but I don't think I did any damage apart from a missing stack or two, hopefully find int he morning light.

First snip below is with all the Category B cars together at top, 2nd shot is the overall positions.

I also ran my 2010 and 2011 CanAm entries to give a comparison. They are in green at bottom of first picture.

And lastly, qualifying from the final round, Round 9 last year on the same track. As there are several re-entered cars, this is quite an interesting comparison as well.

My 2011 car was 0.08 slower tonight than last year.
macs car is .12 FASTER than last year. Albeit, his car has been worked on for this event, my 2011 car has just sat around and used for informal racing with no TLC for 6 months.

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Qualifying LAST YEAR

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:50 PM

Hi Mark,

Great to see the series underway.

Did Bunyip glue the other rear tyre?
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:52 PM

I presume so, one seems glued, one seemed like never been glued, but I only lifted it part off the hub to see how loose it was.

I think better he take a penalty and I'll fix it.
I think you need to take him aside and give him a spot of tutoring on car tuning. Your car is much better.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:59 PM

I think you should make him take the penalty. I told him he should have taken more time to prepare. I'll pass on the bad news.

I hope mine will improve as the series progresses.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:04 PM

Yahoo - so it begins :)

Happy with the Alfa, was worried the gearing may have been too tall, but the longer race will confirm one way or another if it make's the Alfa easier to drive or not.

The Mclaren meshing will sound a bit rough as had to trim the gear teeth down a bit to get the ground clearance and hadn't done done much milage - should get smoother thru the rounds. The shudder in the corners is that when you brake into the corners - maybe too much brake on controller, I setup my cars to flow thru the corners rather than the squirt and brake.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:34 PM

Hi Mike

yes that's when I got the shudder, but more brake means later braking, faster cornering - well that's my style anyway.
We haven't set any "stnading orders" for dirvers or controllers, other than - make each car do as many laps as possible in the alotted time.

So for racing each person will set up to suit.

The Alfa is very drivable on my smaller track, has enough speed for larger ones, so long s it has enough brake.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:49 PM

More than happy. I thought i'd be well down this year Like last time I am gunning for first un-podded car home.

Thanks for the fast info - and big shoutout to SlotsNZ for putting his hand up again for this proxy.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:02 PM

I'll settle for smooth and predictable at this stage. Was going to change out tyres on this bus, but time is a tyrant, and when prospective 908 race car karked it...mad flurry, then into post. :blink:
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:35 AM

Thanks for getting my car running for this after the body drama.

Why is Stigs car in class A this year,when it is the same width and under 80mm wheelbase?

Edited by kalbfellp, 07 March 2012 - 12:37 AM.


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Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:28 AM

So both Malaysian entries didn't make qualifying - too bad. If they can be fixed by race day, then OK,, otherwise I think they'll have to be returned to me. So much for getting the cars ready for the race early!??
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:36 AM

Sorry to hear this Lim as those two entries looked good.
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:54 AM

View Postkalbfellp, on 07 March 2012 - 12:35 AM, said:

Thanks for getting my car running for this after the body drama.

Why is Stigs car in class A this year,when it is the same width and under 80mm wheelbase?

Hi Phil that's my error, I thought I had set the wheelbase short enought to push it into class A, as that was my stated intention on forum in the washup last year when I added the change with a max. wheelbase - I didn't have your car here to actually measure.
I'll transfer it to B as it does comply, but I had never felt as a vehicle it belonged in group B as it is so much larger than all the Group B cars.
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:58 AM

View Posthaystack, on 06 March 2012 - 08:02 PM, said:

I'll settle for smooth and predictable at this stage. Was going to change out tyres on this bus, but time is a tyrant, and when prospective 908 race car karked it...mad flurry, then into post. :blink:

Hi Chris

it seems much smoother than last year, more predictable. You must have done some work on it haven't you?
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:26 AM

Mark I thought that was the intention re the Honker, when the " man in white" found it still complied he made some " Clarkson" type comment about New Zealanders, that I could not repeat in public!
Limiting the guide length may have been the way to go, as his car has the guide well out in front of the axle.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:30 AM

he's such a damn cunning coot. I suspect he has a mixture of english and tasmanian blood running in his viens.

i can imagine the comment - - but I am used to them . . . I have a whole club full of guys :lol: :D or should it be :ph34r:
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 07:35 AM

View PostSlotsNZ, on 07 March 2012 - 04:58 AM, said:

View Posthaystack, on 06 March 2012 - 08:02 PM, said:

I'll settle for smooth and predictable at this stage. Was going to change out tyres on this bus, but time is a tyrant, and when prospective 908 race car karked it...mad flurry, then into post. :blink:

Hi Chris

it seems much smoother than last year, more predictable. You must have done some work on it haven't you?
I did manage to stiffen up the rear, and limit the chassis deflection that allowed the back rail to scrape in the corners while cocking up the opposite front!

You'll see the fix when you take the top off for the pics. ;) Also used old style popsicle fix to limit front axle travel.
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:14 PM

The last 3 cars have had repairs done.
Bunyip just a tyre glued, Phang and Chenglaw had their tyres replaced.

I have applied some penalties as per the schedule in rules. I'll put it all up with the results later tomorrow night.
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:12 PM

After rushing and getting my car ready I'm surprised and very happy to see it in the middle of the pack, after seeing all those 'Flat 6' motors I wasn't sure how the Orange endbelled 612P would go.
Front tyres are Slot-its and rears NSR Ultra's, (I Think) we usually use WD40 in our club (Launceston One Thirty Second Club - L.O.T.S) so I am not sure how to get good grip without treatment, but still happy with the qualifying postion, lets hope the wing doesn't come off first crash. :D
Thanks for the quick info Mark and good luck to all racers.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:59 PM

Heya Shane

car is lovely to look at lovely to drive, very smooth. It is a little down on lateral grip which is why it didn't qualify higher. But it is very stable, so it may actually gain a spot or two on the night.

it is surprising in proxys how it isn't always the potential lap time of a car that rules the results.

As Phil could tell us after organising many proxies and competing n goodness knows how many, it's about building a car that performs well on a variety of tracks and is easy to drive, and not prone to desltting easily when an unfamiliar driver takes the reins.

- I think that the wing being centre will reduce the likelyhood of it being taken out.
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:34 PM

Hey Mark, would you be broadcasting live the first round at your track? If so, which channel and what time?
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