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i didnt see any 5.7 times at QPC Saturday? so what you suggest is 84mm rear spur max and 13mm rear tyres,yet you are running 84.9mm and 16mm tyres,i'm confused?

was playing with gearing and tyre size last saturday car went slower. with 13mm tyres make the car a tenth slower and stretched the spur widths since saturday and car is definatly faster the wider it goes.I am trying to make a point that if the cars are allowed to be too wide they will be too easy to drive just like several other classes we run. Maybe I am on my own in wanting a class that is a bit of a challenge to drive.

 

Anyway lets see more cars please

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I dont see many people putting pictures up Paul, you have several why havent you shown us your various versions of Modern GT?

All my cars are on the original thread that got closed down due to it being hijacked.....................I'll post them up again tonight when I get home.

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JGT Honda: on 1700G as per rules, I think some from this years APC may have seen it as Simon took it with him as an option.

 

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All these cars are very similar in performance, I also have a widened GFK on a too wide for the class chassis that is no quicker than any of these, its also true to scale...........

 

Will post a pic when it is finished.

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That's pretty much an exact copy of my Cam-am winning setup at this years APC. I think you might have been having a bit of snoop in scruitineering this year.

 

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That's pretty much an exact copy of my Cam-am winning setup at this years APC. I think you might have been having a bit of snoop in scruitineering this year.

 

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If you have a look on ace hobbies, its on the main page as the latest parts availible......no secret here

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Porsche 997: Scale auto body on an SLPJ, very fast and tough to drive.

 

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they all look great paul and I think the fast cars in this class should be tough to drive, they are all examples of what this class is about. Especially the slpJ chassis which is the perfect style and width of chassis. Keep them this size but make chassis manufacturer open. I love the maclaren, I want to build up a gt40 or a lambo just need to find the right plastic kit

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Hi Guys

Finally had the time to build up a dedicated GT car after conceding my GTJ Lexus is as fast as it's going to get . Luckily I had enough spare parts kicking around to put something together without robbing the piggy bank . This one looks to be a sharper tool altogether .

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The chassis is quite simple , 1700 with indipendant fronts . I found it quite easy to come in under the body weight limit and have to say it is almost impossible to drive this car out of the slot . I'm glad I took the time to build this one up because it has proved to be quite different to drive than other cars I have showing a good turn of speed and lively handling .

 

Cheers

Paul

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Hi Guys

Finally had the time to build up a dedicated GT car after conceding my GTJ Lexus is as fast as it's going to get . Luckily I had enough spare parts kicking around to put something together without robbing the piggy bank . This one looks to be a sharper tool altogether .

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The chassis is quite simple , 1700 with indipendant fronts . I found it quite easy to come in under the body weight limit and have to say it is almost impossible to drive this car out of the slot . I'm glad I took the time to build this one up because it has proved to be quite different to drive than other cars I have showing a good turn of speed and lively handling .

 

Cheers

Paul

looks great paul cant wait to see how it goes on track hopefully its not too fast....lol

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Hi Paul

They are ScaleAuto . I painted them up then machined the front to expose the metal . As pretty as they I don't think they are going to cut it for racing being too soft and flexable . Although the car is quick it has a chatter thru fast sweepers that I think is due to the wheels flexing . I'll test later in the week to know for sure . Very pretty though .

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it is almost impossible to drive this car out of the slot

 

 

Doesn't mean much Paul, you seem to have great difficulty getting anything to come out of the slot.

 

If you like I could give you some lessons, show you how it's done.

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it is almost impossible to drive this car out of the slot

 

 

Doesn't mean much Paul, you seem to have great difficulty getting anything to come out of the slot.

 

If you like I could give you some lessons, show you how it's done.

sounds like paul is having more trouble with being allowed to put his car in the slot....lol

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Well , that didn't last long . A couple of test sessions and then a total of 3 heats . I didn't think they would be the best for racing but I expected them to last a little longer than 3 heats over 2 weeks .

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They were a little wobbly when I bought them new and had to bend them back into shape before I could glue and true tyres . Andrew seemed to think bending them back into shape may have weekened them ?????? Maybe they are just too fine for heavy style slotcars but being designed for ScaleAuto cars you would think they would be up for it . I don't now how they would go on a 190 - 200 gram ScaleAuto . With some quality wheels it should drive better next time around .

 

Anyway , at least I'm pretty sure where the chatter was coming from ..... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Makes wheel inserts seem a bit more practical. At least you can reuse them if a wheel bends or breaks.

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nice photo quality.... it allows a nice close look at the burs on the edges of the wheel spokes..... has this been caused by removing more material than orig.designed ( for performance gains)........ or is this the orig. manufacturers finnish......... haha....... great pic.& interesting to read of slotcar parts having a fatiguing problem....

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Well , that didn't last long . A couple of test sessions and then a total of 3 heats . I didn't think they would be the best for racing but I expected them to last a little longer than 3 heats over 2 weeks .

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They were a little wobbly when I bought them new and had to bend them back into shape before I could glue and true tyres . Andrew seemed to think bending them back into shape may have weekened them ?????? Maybe they are just too fine for heavy style slotcars but being designed for ScaleAuto cars you would think they would be up for it . I don't now how they would go on a 190 - 200 gram ScaleAuto . With some quality wheels it should drive better next time around .

 

Anyway , at least I'm pretty sure where the chatter was coming from ..... :lol: :lol: :lol:

so it was your turn to drive the wheels off a car, wish I was there to repay the support I received at apc....lol

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Jason,

 

Well done with that 6.000 lap last night, pity you left the door open on white though. Must say, I get the distinct feeling that we'll be in the 5's before long, after all it's been done with these on EE.au, but alas not in racing as yet.

 

Cheers,

 

Jan

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looks like a good class.....maybe one to think about for national competition- tempt a few guys into racing on a larger level :)

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Jason,

 

Well done with that 6.000 lap last night, pity you left the door open on white though. Must say, I get the distinct feeling that we'll be in the 5's before long, after all it's been done with these on EE.au, but alas not in racing as yet.

 

Cheers,

 

Jan

 

Well that did not take long .... Jason is now running 5.9's on a regular basis and holds all the Modern GT records at EE.au with a Plafit chassis and a Scale Auto body. Obviously no need to go completely exotic to get the results. Good preparation and superb driver skill is all that is required. In fact since we dropped the 'commercially available' proviso for this class at EE.au, we have not had anyone even coming close to the 6.000 lap times with any of their 'custom' creations acquired from Europe. Our top drivers are all using Plafit, Schoeler, NDW and Do-Slot (RedBack) chassis and not spending the $400 plus on resin body and brass sleds.

 

Keep it up boys, well done.

 

Cheers,

 

Jan

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