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The Renault 5 is done. I've done some guesstimating with the weight placement but it should be close to as good as its going to get.


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Nope, not until I figure out if this one is going to be fun and easy to drive. If not, i'm thinking to get a bunch of Ninco 1 Camaros and Mustangs.


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Nope, not until I figure out if this one is going to be fun and easy to drive. If not, i'm thinking to get a bunch of Ninco 1 Camaros and Mustangs.

 

Camaros and Mustangs! Now that sounds cool! :D

 

Chevy vs Ford :ph34r:

 

What could be better!

 

Oh yea. Ford vs Holden???


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Well now that you mention. Aussie V8's. Seemed to have died really. I guess no one really wants to race. Again if Nascar and Aussie V8's were raced together then it would be interesting. Any thoughts?


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Well now that you mention. Aussie V8's. Seemed to have died really. I guess no one really wants to race. Again if Nascar and Aussie V8's were raced together then it would be interesting. Any thoughts?

 

Pretty sure everyone's gotta V8 so we should definitely put them on the schedule. I loved racing them. As far as adding Nascar to the mix, they wouldn't compete, and personally I wouldn't modify a Nascar to try, as I prefer mine strictly to Nationals rules.


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I like to see comparisons. I know it can be done by times but maybe this Ford v Chev v Holden would be interesting thats all. Your Nascar runs pretty fast Craig. I would say it would compete easily against the V8's


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V8s have the advantage of NSR tyres, and low CoG due to weight, smaller diameter wheels/tyre combo and no interior. Plus V8s have more body float. Only my opinion but I'd rather see v8s race solely against v8s.


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wear something warm,it can be bloody cold in my shed.would'nt mind seeing a couple of trucks on the track just to see how they go.

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wear something warm,it can be bloody cold in my shed.would'nt mind seeing a couple of trucks on the track just to see how they go.

cheers

Viv

 

Maybe we can drag the track into the house??? :P


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we're waiting for the mezzanine with the chap in a tux and a bunch of lever arms to pull for dispensing the amber liquid - did I mention an open kitchen would be good, - - so we can see the slaves cooking up salt an pepper squid, eye fillet and so on.

 

We'll need a video feed, so those of us with tired trigger fingers can watch the others downstairs racing, while we rest up, and gather our strength for remaining heats.

Shouldn't be too hard for a man of your profession to knock up a plan for this....

 

You HAVE a couple of trucks, I'd rather see yours exit stage right at the end of the main straight than mine.

- of course "the dedicated one" could stand on the outside with a net and catch the flyers as they go through.


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wear something warm,it can be bloody cold in my shed.would'nt mind seeing a couple of trucks on the track just to see how they go.

cheers

Viv

 

$10 says JK will still wear shorts :lol:

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wear something warm,it can be bloody cold in my shed.would'nt mind seeing a couple of trucks on the track just to see how they go.

cheers

Viv

 

$10 says JK will still wear shorts :lol:

 

No one would dare take that bet Craig :rolleyes:


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Anything happening this week guys?


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Dont know Craig. I hear the Black Widow is nearly ready to go. Saw Mike whern I went to see his new shop. Wow its a new era for Jet Leathers. I guess its down to the track owners

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It's still last week isnt it?

 

Sunday is the first day of the week in most cultures :rolleyes:

 

Mac is away on Thurs so.....somebody else needs to build a track.


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Sorry Guys - I'd put my hand up but I'm in Auckland this week and oveseas the week after.

 

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you can all drag your sorry tails back to Oakland. But give me a day to think about classes . . .

I'd like to try the breakout again - but on the PROPER basis that the car isn't supposed to be capable of breaking out, that means it you get behind, the guy in front is still pushing hard, and can still have "offs" enabling you to catch up..... anyway, watch the space, as arnie said - "I'LL BE BACK"


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Okay, classes for this week.

 

65 to 80 sports

Group C and LMP combined - will run this class at 10 Volts due to power versus track size/lack of size

V8 Supercars (if we have enough guys with the cars, otherwise a breakout race set at 6.6 seconds - with double lap loss if you break out, so don't even try racing something that can break out..... :) mwaa haa haa )


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I'm surprised Trackmate doesn't have a proper breakout race format, which would allow individual breakout times and staggered starts. It really wouldn't be that hard to do.

 

Otherwise it just becomes luck of the draw as to who has a car specifically tuned to go close to the common breakout time without being able to go faster.


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What would be good is a breakout based on how many laps you think you could do within a time period I.E 2minutes = 120secs / 6.6 secs = 18.18 laps. So you clock in what you think your specific car could do per lap x 120 secs which equates to your breakout lap. Hope that makes sense. If you do more then the extra laps are deducted off what you clocked in Again I.E 18 laps If you did 20 then 2 laps are taken from your clock in of 18 laps .So you end up with 16. Too much to think about? Would be interesting I reckon

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ok but....

 

1. How is the winner determined?

 

2. What's to stop me from going as fast as I can until I know i'm going to reach my goal, then slow down so that I don't breakout my lap count?

 

In proper breakout racing specifically in drag racing, you specific your own breakout time, then the guy with the larger breakout time starts first. The other racers go at intervals based on their breakout time. The winner is the first to cross the line without going faster than their breakout time. In theory if everyone drove their breakout time it would be a dead heat. It was created to allow drivers with differing ability and budgets to race together, kinda the problem we face with slots.

 

To translate this to slot racing we need staggered starts and individual breakout times. If I had an SDK for the trackmate hardware I could whip a timing program up in a few days.


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WAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY too complicated craigs. That is more like a "points race" in velodrome cycling to my thinking, and much more strategy than slot racing.

 

I don't think you've grasped the 2 principles I am trying to get across for breakout racing.

 

it is/can be used for two main reasions - in my experience. - well 3, but the 3rd doesn't isn't part of my current radar.

 

Firstly, it is a chance for guys to get some non club-class-cars on track, even wildly different ones.

(I think I have one sorted for Thursday night, a Spirit version of the Renault 5 Turbo rally car, straight from the box apart from spreading the braids, and lots of fun to drive.)

 

Secondly, by making sure people choose a car which is supposedly incapable of breaking out, it draws the racing together, so a slower driver can choose a car which is natively faster, and nymyre gets something I've superglued the fronts to the wheel arch when he wasn't looking.

 

So it makes for close racing.

 

if we had a fixed location club track it could also enable a defined racing class such as GT, with a and b cars, even a,b, and c, to draw racing closer together - not for all classes, or all the time, just for a change, and toi give some different guys the feel of the podium - unless they are tall of course, in which case Mac would tell us they don't need one LOL

 

Having experienced it at one location in Oz, and at CMRC in ChCh, I saw how good it was for the guys there.

 

- And the 3rd reason clubs use it, is to "cap" the amount of time and expense some guys spend on cars getting that last half a pfiffle out of them, thus forcing everyone else to follow suit if they want to compete.

 

see yas thursday


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