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What Is New Within The 2013 Apc Car Classes ?

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Hi all,

 

This year's APC will feature the following car classes :

 

1) Super32 GT Division 2

 

2) Mini-Z GT

 

3) 1/24 Historic's

 

4) 1/24 Group C

 

5) 1/24 Formula 1

 

6) 1/24 Japanese GT (GTJ)

 

7) 1/24 Formula LeMans (non-championship race only)

 

In the following threads we will have a look at all these classes and highlight the changes from last year's APC.

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Super32 GT Division 2

 

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Plafit's only 1/32 race class.

 

This year we will only race Division 2 GT cars (front-engine and small mid-engine cars). Please refer to the official body/car list in the Technical Rules section.

 

New for 2013 in this class :

- 16mm Racing Wheels

- Bodies with tinted windows (not black) allowed but must use original driver interior

- Updated body/car list

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Mini-Z GT

 

 

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One of the most popular Model Car Racing class nationwide and also worldwide.

Kyosho's beautiful RC bodies in approx. 1/27 scale offer a practical and attractive entry level to get into larger scale hard body Model Car Racing with metal chassis.

 

New for 2012 in this class :

- Fox II Motor

- Updated body/car list

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1/24 Historic's

 

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First of the two APC 1/24 Lexan body championship classes.

 

As in previous APC's all car entries in this class will receive concourse points (maximum 20) which will be added to the overall race result.

So, please make sure that your car is well presented and features all obvious detail parts.

 

New for 2013 in this class :

- No changes to the regulations.

The production of the 1300 Excel Chassis system came to an end last month and there will be no supply available anymore from Plafit. However we still have a reasonable good stock of chassis and all parts so that there is no need to exclude the 1300 Chassis system from this year's event and maybe also in 2014.

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1/24 Group C

 

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First of the Plafit hard body class where the body is built out off a static plastic model kit.

 

No regulation changes for this year. Again, this class will be raced as a team event with a one car, two drivers, three lanes per driver format.

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1/24 Formula 1

 

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The second Plafit car class with a vacuum formed Lexan body set. These cars should be one of the fastest around the 6-lane Xtremetrax track.

 

New for 2013 in this class :

- Fox II Motors

- Only two bodies are allowed to be used (ACE 24923 + ACE 24924)

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1/24 Japanese GT (GTJ)

 

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This is a true international class especially popular in Japan and it still is the main event at every APC.

 

New for 2013 in this class :

- Fox II Motor

- T-Plate 1705GS can be used

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1/24 Formula LeMans

 

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The new Plafit 1/24 LeMans type Sports Car Class will make it's first appearance at this year's APC in form of a 1 hour team race event on Saturday afternoon.

This format is based on the original 1:1 Formula LeMans car class which features all the same LMP type cars (one chassis-one body) using the ORECA FLM09 Sports Car.

With this class the Plafit 1800SLPJ (SLP2) will be used with optional Carbon parts and Fox II Motor. The body kit is made from vacuum formed Lexan and includes most detail parts including the LED light set. The average weight of a completed body including body mounts is only 18 grams. This results in a very good car handling and will make this a very quick and nice to drive car class.

 

At present new rules for this class are drafted which can be viewed here :

https://picasaweb.google.com/100400793531523576905/2013Regulations124FormulaLeMans#

 

For the 1/24 Formula LeMans 1 Hour Team Race at Xtremetrax, we will have six equal prepared race cars available. There will be 3 drivers per team racing two lanes each. Interested drivers will be selected from the race organizer. There are 18 drivers required. So, on your APC Entry Form you can indicate if you want to take part in this team race. There will be no entry fee for this event. The six FLM race cars might be available for sale after the event has finished.

 

It is planned for the 2014 APC in Queensland on the Plafit Masters Track to have the 1/24 Formula LeMans Class competing in a longer team race (4 hours) within a day-night format. This way we could incorporate a proper Australian Plafit Endurance Championship within next year's event.

 

Cheers

Werner

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1/24 Japanese GT (GTJ)

 

GTJAuslot_zpsb7bc7257.jpg

 

This is a true international class especially popular in Japan and it still is the main event at every APC.

 

New for 2013 in this class :

- Fox II Motor

- T-Plate 1705GS can be used

if you use the 1705gs t-plate does that mean you run bearing holders instead of axle blocks?

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Love the new LeMans class Werner.

Do you have the parts available to build these cars as yet?

So are the drivers picked at random by race organiser and placed into teams?

 

Would be interested to see if any of the new guys we introduced to Plafits through our recent Mini Z enduro are keen on competing in any classes.

 

Looking forward to this event, the variety of racing and different formats with Plafits is hard to beat, the premier race event on my calender.

 

- Cam

 


Hoo Roo

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Would be interested to see if any of the new guys we introduced to Plafits through our recent Mini Z enduro are keen on competing in any classes.

 

 

If anyone has any spare loaner cars, you can count me in!


Brooksy

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Love the new LeMans class Werner.

Do you have the parts available to build these cars as yet?

So are the drivers picked at random by race organiser and placed into teams?

 

Would be interested to see if any of the new guys we introduced to Plafits through our recent Mini Z enduro are keen on competing in any classes.

 

Looking forward to this event, the variety of racing and different formats with Plafits is hard to beat, the premier race event on my calender.

 

- Cam

 

 

Hi Cam,

 

Yes, the 1/24 Formula LeMans Cars will be very popular according to the response for this new class so far and they will go sensational around the Xtremetrax 6-laner.

Still doing the last touch-up's to the body mould and we are also waiting for another shipment of Plafit SLP2 Chassis.

After that the car and all it's accessories will be available.

 

Yes, at the APC we will select and create six teams out off drivers who indicated their interest to race within the 1/24 FLM Team Race on the APC Entry Form.

We will see how we go with the time schedule on Saturday afternoon as the aim is to have a 1 hour team event with these cars. We even might dim the lights around the track to let the Xenon LED's on the cars do their impressive work......

 

Cheers

Werner

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Hello Werner. Is the Porsche 917 required to have the headlight inserts to be legal for the canam class. Thanks.

 

Remember Chris,more detail more points for concourse.

 

You'd want to be aiming for an 18 point car at least. Especially with the Porsche. Racing will be close in this class and i bet results in the end will be determined by concourse.

 

regards shane a

 

team thunderbird

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Posted Yesterday, 01:38 PM

Hello Werner. Is the Porsche 917 required to have the headlight inserts to be legal for the canam class. Thanks.

 

Hi Chris,

 

No. There is nothing in the regulations about compulsary body detail.

However, as Shane already pointed out, as far as concourse is concerned it is very much recommended to present a good looking car with all necessary detail in this class.

Just looking through my Porsche 917 photo archive, on some occasions this car raced with some sort of head light covers or taped-up head lights. This would be a way around if you do not want to use head light inserts.

 

Cheers

Werner

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Werner,

 

When mounting rear wings on GT and Group C cars, can foam be used as the uprights or is it only rubber that can be used?

 

Cheers Jerimiah83

Edited by Jerimiah83

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Werner,

When mounting rear wings on GT and Group C cars, can foam be used as the uprights or is it only rubber that can be used?

Cheers Jerimiah83

 

You can use both materials but rubber would be the better choice as it is firm and can be used in thin stripes or sheets to create wing support mounts.

For the 1/24 GTJ cars there are pre-cut rubber wing mounts available (see last year's thread : http://www.auslot.com/forums/index.php?/topic/15142-what-is-new-within-the-2012-apc-car-classes/ )

 

Cheers

Werner

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Hi Werner,

 

Just wondering if the Can-Am rear wheel tire size can come down in diameter a little bit. I have found the RTR wheel that comes with the 1700C chassis is around 24.2mm but has a hollow in the middle. By the time they are ground true, you are on or below the 24mm in the rules.

 

Thanks,

 

- Cam


Hoo Roo

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Hi Werner,

Just wondering if the Can-Am rear wheel tire size can come down in diameter a little bit. I have found the RTR wheel that comes with the 1700C chassis is around 24.2mm but has a hollow in the middle. By the time they are ground true, you are on or below the 24mm in the rules.

Thanks,

- Cam

 

Hi Cam,

 

Not really keen in changing any regulations so close to the APC........

The Plafit 811715B-RTR have an overall diameter of 25.0mm and after measuring a few new sets of these I can confirm that they have the correct dimensions.

We will however keep this in mind during the tech check session of the 1/24 Historic's.

 

Cheers

Werner

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