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#1 Camber

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 11:20 PM

Hi all,

After about 10 months development, a V8 class in 1/24 scale is now available at slotworx.com.au. Featuring lexan bodies on a chassis that is dimensionally fixed, the concept was to provide a high performance and easy to build car. Five models are available, I will put up a pic of the Nissan in coming days.

A draft set of rules is being established; the idea is to race these cars pretty much out of the box without expensive performance upgrades (even with the oilites). The cars have been tested at a number of tracks around the country and refined to a level of performance that ideally suits a full range of drivers from novice to elite. Setting track records is definitely not the goal of these cars, but they are no slouches either.

Spare parts is an area I looked at with 21mm x 13mm rear tyres a common size in GT class racing, as is the 44t rear spur which these cars come with. Combined with no performance upgrade parts, it should be a relatively economical class to race.

My goal was to provide a car that is friendly for novice builders with complete build instructions. I also wanted the novice drivers to be not too far behind the front runners….close, fun racing. There is nothing worse than good drivers being hamstrung by poor cars, loosing interest and ultimately falling out of the hobby.

The kits come in 2 levels:

Stage 1 has everything you need to build a complete car less motor and decals. This allows the customer to use a preferred motor for the track and they can pick a favorite livery.

Stage 2 kits are less wheels and rear spur gear.

Some pics:

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Cheers,

- Cam

Edited by Camber, 13 March 2015 - 11:08 PM.

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 05:30 AM

Looks great Cam
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Posted 13 March 2015 - 06:01 AM

Nice work Cam. They look the biz. Have you a website or preferred contact point? I'll put them up on the Auslot FB page.
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Posted 13 March 2015 - 06:56 AM

Thanks Gaz and Lynne.

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 07:01 AM

Fantastic mate - you can be proud of your creation.

Cheers,

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 08:05 AM

Finally! :)

These things will sell like hot cakes!

Just had a look at the site, fantastic, everything you need.

I really like the detail, even lead wire mounts on the chassis.

Well done!,

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 08:46 AM

They look Awesome, All the best Cam great work.
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Posted 13 March 2015 - 09:18 AM

Awesome Cam , there's space in my box for one of these for sure ....nice job with the bodies / chassis / liveries too .

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 10:43 AM

Sorry Cam but you missed something. Where is the 1/32 one? A body would be great then we could fit our own chassis.

Apart from that - amazing cars. Well done.

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 03:44 PM

Thanks for all the intellect and hard work Cam. This is going to be a great class and I'm looking forward to seeing a full grid at Xtreme Trax and all those Ford victories.

You are running a Ford aren't you Cam... Cam, you there?

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 03:51 PM

Fantastic work Cam. Whilst we run 1/32 I will definitely be indulging myself with one at least one of these.

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 04:17 PM

Wow, wow and wow. Brilliant stuff. Aussie cars, Aussie made. Cant wait to own a few...

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 04:48 PM

Still can't believe what you get for the price. All the detailed parts like the window surrounds, 3d prinded rear wing uprights and wheel inserts. Absolutely nothing to add, other than a motor and pinion. Also the accuracy is amazing, couldn't measure a difference in the left side right side wheel base, no jiggy jig required here.

@steve38 - fords are much slower than the Holden, even thought they are practically identical. Its just the blue badge.....

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 06:52 PM

Thanks for the replies

View Postcharlesx, on 13 March 2015 - 10:43 AM, said:

Sorry Cam but you missed something. Where is the 1/32 one? A body would be great then we could fit our own chassis.

Regards Chas Le Breton

The thought of 1/32 has crossed mind mind a few times.

View Postaussieslotter, on 13 March 2015 - 04:17 PM, said:

Wow, wow and wow. Brilliant stuff. Aussie cars, Aussie made. Cant wait to own a few...

Rick

They would make great digital cars.
Easy to mount the sensor on the guide, lots of room for the chip, durable body and chassis.
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Posted 13 March 2015 - 07:11 PM

Brilliant stuff Cam,

fine looking cars and superb detail,I'm envious (jealous) of you guys who can run 1/24!

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 10:27 PM

Nice job they look bloody good, what are the bodies made of?

I like the idea of the class to, keeping it stock as & everyone on teh same wheel base, wheels & tyres, motor etc is the way to go
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Posted 13 March 2015 - 11:17 PM

View Postsilver rocket, on 13 March 2015 - 10:27 PM, said:

Nice job they look bloody good, what are the bodies made of?

I like the idea of the class to, keeping it stock as & everyone on teh same wheel base, wheels & tyres, motor etc is the way to go

Cheers silver rocket,

The bodies are 0.015" lexan and very tough. Having the same chassis also means you can use as many different body models as you like and only need one chassis.

I have updated the first post to show the Nissan.

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 11:43 PM

The cars do look AWSOME Cam. The choice of wheels is excellent and is almost a perfect match for the current gen cars. Wish I built my track to suit 1/24 cars now

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 09:44 AM

Who's doing the decals? Internal or external fit?


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Posted 14 March 2015 - 10:21 AM

Pattos Decals and internal fit





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