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#21 Graham Lane

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:40 AM

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:15 AM

Going great guns Luf . Hope your enjoying it. Graham ,Ive seen most of your posts ,your never lost for words :D
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:21 AM

Why what word were you looking for, maybe we can help :P
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:17 AM

as the fastest non australian on that list so far I have to say im very happy :D I think my car likes the northern hemisphere a lot better!

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:22 AM

Just looked at the stats again, 0.07 behind Slotcarmann and 0.01 ahead of Haystack - smallest margin possible there. Wow.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:00 AM

So... Two Rounds in Luf Land. I'm so excited to know my car is going to get to drive the Targa. Hope it doesn't shame itself after such a great start on the Climb.

Can't believe how tight the times are. Mexico has to be up for the consistency award at the moment with only 0.05 difference between Stage 1 and 2 on the climb.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:33 AM

Well done Ember, looks and performance :rolleyes:

Your words are ringing my ears Gazza, glad the car is in Canada :ph34r: :blink:
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:11 PM

Trying to get my head round this I noticed the cars were run at 9 volts. My car is the only one in Team Umbria that has lead fitted. Not much, but possibly enough to slow it down a shade on a hill-climb like this compared to the rest of the team. I wonder how many of the other cars have lead fitted and what it did to the results.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:21 PM

Graham, mine's got some weight added to it. Can't remember how much it was though. It's probably not the heaviest in the field, but it wouldn't be the lightest either as it's still got all its bits attached, lights and all.

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#30 Graham Lane

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:48 PM

Hmmm. Maybe that theory goes out the window as I lightened my car by removing the allowable bits such as lights, wing mirrors, etc.

I have to blame something. At least it wasn't my driving!

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:55 PM

Mine still has all it's bits and some added weight too, around 96 grams all up from memory.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:09 PM

Mine is around 95g with all the lights etc. removed. When testing the motor was so slow at anything less than 11v. Suppose you have got to have at least one bogey round. However a 9v my car would have been flat through every corner!

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:24 PM

Just had a pm from Luf (this morning actually) and all of you that are worried about traction (or the lack of) will be happy to know that the Targa stages will be run in reverse .........that is it'll be all up hill

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:23 PM

Think torque might be more of a worry than traction if it were to go that way somehow.

So.... Is it Monday night yet? Or Tuesday morning? Or... Are we there yet? :P
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:35 PM

The track is steeper than it looks. :P but with a good run up it should be OK
The last two years it was run the clockwise direction. Will have to see how times compare.

Just to clear up how this event will run.
This round (#3) will be run in 4 stages. An extra stage to normal. This means there will be an additional set of bonus points up for grabs in the round ie: 3, 2 & 1
Some thought there could be two rounds here but the rules clearly state that with each round, cars should run for approximately 8 minutes (fastest car).
The hill climb is only 120 seconds with three runs - no where near 8 minutes.

Stage 1 Hill Climb = approx 2 minutes
Stage 2 - 4 will be 10 laps on each of the three Targa lanes. 10 laps = approx 2 minutes for the fastest car on each lane.

This should give the total event a time of about 8 minutes for the fastest cars. Times will be added with three runs on the hill climb (Stage1) to each of the three stages on the Targa track.

We may get the results of the 3rd Hill Climb run tonight and Luf hopes to run the three lanes of the Targa track during the week.


I was lucky enough to race on this track last year. There is a kink at the top of the mountain that was hard to see due to height and it can be hairy through the village. Will be interesting to see how they go.

Edited by Ontheflipside, 08 May 2012 - 09:39 PM.

It can't be all that bad. I did remember I forgot

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:51 PM

Oh! I knew I forgot something... Didn't expect to see Round 3 being run so soon.
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 02:45 PM

I can't see any reference to 8 minutes! Even if it did the rules state 'hosts are free to decide' and 'as long as they follow these basic guidelines', so you can't therefore interpret guidelines as rules. Please don't think I'm splitting hairs or kicking up a fuss. I'm happy to run the cars for 8 minutes, or thereabouts.


4. RALLY FORMAT

In short, rallying is a time trial sport where the cars race against the clock while completing defined stages (routes). A rally event consists of several different stages, often on various surfaces (tarmac, dirt, gravel, ice, snow, etc..), and the car that completes all the stages in the least amount of time is the winner of the rally

In our slot car series the track hosts will arrange the events in a similar style as in real rallying. The hosts are free to decide how they want to present their rally event and organise it, as long as they follow these basic guidelines:


1.Each rally event is divided into 3 stages. Each stage is a single race (stint) within the event.

2.Ensure timing system delivers to 1/100 sec accuracy. Eg: Race Co-ordinator http://www.racecoordinator.net/

3.Each stage (stint) has a set amount of laps (distance).

4.All cars in each stage are driven by the same driver who is suitably experienced on the event track.

5.When possible each stage to be completed on the same day.

6.Sufficient track marshals to ensure deslotted cars are rectified (ideally) within 2 – 3 seconds.

7.After each stage the cars are ranked by time used to complete the stage. The 3 fastest cars in each class receive stage points.

8.The times from all 3 stages are added up to make the event time which rank the cars to receive time points.

9.Time points + stage points = event points which gives the final ranking and determines the winners of the rally event

Edited by Graham Lane, 09 May 2012 - 02:46 PM.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 02:56 PM

View PostGraham Lane, on 09 May 2012 - 02:45 PM, said:


1.Each rally event is divided into 3 stages. Each stage is a single race (stint) within the event.

Well... this guideline says 3 stages and Round 2 was adjusted to 2 stages.

Actually lads, wasn't the 8 minutes run part of the OzRally rules? Could that be the confusion?
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:18 PM

8 minutes total time, was a nominal figure that everyone has settled on, no big thing

I think that amount of time was settled on as it gave a good run of the car and a good indication of it's potential
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:43 PM

Still in the dark ........

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