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#1 wwwace

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:25 AM

Hi all,

The new layout for the Plafit Masters Track for the APC 2012 has been released :

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For comparison the 2010 track is shown here :

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The direction of racing has still to be decided, also where the start/finish position will be. As soon as I have the info I will add it to this thread.
Two more photos during the track alteration at the Plafit factory in Yokohama :

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The track will soon be on its way to Brisbane.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:31 AM

Lots of marshalls needed for that one.

The race director will need a bigger whip.
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:26 PM

View PostGarry J, on 10 July 2012 - 10:31 AM, said:

Lots of marshalls needed for that one.

The race director will need a bigger whip.

LOL think you are right. 8 should be enough but i did count 9 possible spots. I get the feeling it will be a case of if your not racing you are marshalling. Lets hope there are at least 16 entrants per class. The track looks more technical and more of a drivers track than the previous layout. Sill at 51 metres i doubt anyone is reaching for their small pinions just yet. Not thrilled with the kink going under the bridge. Could be very expensive for time if you have an off there but maybe the track will run left to right and it won't be an issue.

Edited by first corner crash, 10 July 2012 - 12:32 PM.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 02:46 PM

Great looking track is it ferridor or black gloss paint?

With the photos being taken at the Plafit factory is there a Plafit website?

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:17 PM

Ray,

It's made from a laminated board with a slightly textured surface. Think kitchen benchtop.

Grip was OK last time, once we spray gooed it.
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:43 PM

View PostRatracer, on 11 July 2012 - 02:46 PM, said:

Great looking track is it ferridor or black gloss paint?
With the photos being taken at the Plafit factory is there a Plafit website?
Ray

Yes there is, Ray.
Go to the APC website front page and hit the "Banpro" banner.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:38 PM

Wow, what a great track and opportunity. Anybody that lives for slotcars should not miss this event... Australia is a long way from the Slotcar mainstream and only a hanfull of our top drivers have ever had the luxury of going to International and American events with sponsorship or travel incentives.. The rest of us have to pay the big bucks.
Here we have the unique situation where an international track is coming to us... For just the cost of a local airfare ( or a few tanks of fuel ) you can race against Australia and Japans best with the same car everyone else has. Werner and Plafit bought the first version of this track to Australia two years ago for a great event. Virtual unknown drivers to the National scene had some outstanding results. Here's your chance, so what are you waiting for...
See you at the APC
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:54 PM

Hi all,

The direction of racing has now been established, also the starting position :

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Cheers
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:30 PM

OH crap, with the start line that close to a corner i will be half a lap down after half a lap.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:56 AM

Hi Werner,

Can we have a diagram on hand controller wiring. Or do the interstaters just need to run a extension on what we have. I believe you run female plugs on your controllers up in Queensland.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 10:25 AM

Hi Werner,

Could we also have voltages for all classes.

Thanks

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:47 PM

View Postjazzbell, on 04 August 2012 - 08:56 AM, said:

Hi Werner,
Can we have a diagram on hand controller wiring. Or do the interstaters just need to run a extension on what we have. I believe you run female plugs on your controllers up in Queensland.
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View PostCamber, on 04 August 2012 - 10:25 AM, said:

Hi Werner,
Could we also have voltages for all classes.
Thanks
- Cam


....There are two controller connection choices with the Plafit Masters Track.

1) The "American System" with three banana plugs in sequence red-black-white (from left to right).

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2) The QLD System with round earth pin sockets where you need a round earth pin plug on your controller with the colors as shown below.

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Of course with the wire colors it also depends on the brand of controller you are using. For that you have to refer to your controller manual.

All practice and racing will be done on 12 volts track power.


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Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:21 PM

Hi Werner

I Think at the last two APCs the 1/32s,Group Cs, Mini Zs and Cam Ams run on 13volts and the F1 and JGTs ran at !2v
I think there was a switch on the Plafit master Track to change the voltage.
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:38 PM

View Poststicks, on 07 August 2012 - 08:21 PM, said:

Hi Werner

I Think at the last two APCs the 1/32s,Group Cs, Mini Zs and Cam Ams run on 13volts and the F1 and JGTs ran at !2v
I think there was a switch on the Plafit master Track to change the voltage.
Rodney

Yes, in 2010 we did use two voltages but this year all will be run on 12 volts.

Cheers
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