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Round 4- Wagburn Rally

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Seems like round 2 just finished and now round 4 is starting :o As mentioned in other threads, the Raids won't be stopping by the Lilac City this year. Nobody seems to have a good time when they are running.

 

Sorry guys........

 

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Some scars are appearing after 3 years of use. Anyone with a blue or red car missing some paint???

 

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The foam rock wall at the end of the main straight has seen better days, but it has protected many deslotting cars from big impacts.

 

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There has been some earthworks on the main straight recently (note the exposed bar code). There were some minor but sudden elevation changes which caused some cars to get airborne twice which often caused deslots (see above pic :) ) The changes have been slightly smoothed out so the straight acts more like a straight than a runway. Besides, there is a big jump on the opposite side for getting air.

 

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Don't know why but I've decided to start a "wall of fame" with plates from previous proxies. These are about the only ones I could get off without ripping them. (anyone have any of the previous years plates?

 

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I guess you could say I've done a few now

 

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Ready for action

 

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Cars will get a run early this week. Hoping to do at least 2 stages on Friday.


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Gave the cars a run last night and they have all survived the trip up the federal highway. There was only one minor issue which was sorted. There are some interesting entries this year that drive very differently. The fun will be trying to work out how each car likes to be driven. Looking forward to Fridays stages now.

 

During testing a mannequin challenge went down on two of the stages, (why not go mainstream hey) unbelievable skill by those involved :lol: If you're not on social media or don't know what that is, google it. :)

 

 


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Things are underway. Cars were lined up for the public to check them out.

 

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So, finally some results.

 

WRC first up. The Ninco C4's dominated the field with all 4 filling the first 4 spots. Peter's Avant was defiantly the most improved, driving like an Avant should. It ended up down the field but much closer to the top times. AMCC's car feels rough this year, its not its usual smooth self. Most of the other cars were over powered for the twisty track.

 

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Hoping to have stage 1 of the Historics done by tomorrow.

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Wooooo Hoooo . Podium in WRC . Historics next, so holding my breath. Congrats to Rosco and to you Ben .

 

Cheers Craig


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Rossko, your cars always have the shortest odds at my place, they almost always go very well. Your C4 had a bit less grunt than the other 3 which gave it the advantage.

 

Yours was nice to drive Cure, but just couldn't match the C4's.

 

Ya just got me Craig, still 6 mins of racing to go :)


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Hoping to have stage 1 of the Historics done by tomorrow.

 

So that didn't happen, BUT, Stage 2 of the WRC did! I brought the short track into the lounge room, and while the family slept, I did 325 racing laps. Also big thanks to Shadow Rusty who helped me out after I had a faulty cable for the timing. Cheers mate B)

 

Phils and Charles car obviously enjoyed the more open stage as they were right up there on the money. It was so close you might as well call it even :D

 

The lighter SCX and Avant cars are enjoyable to drive, just don't have the pace or consistency of the pointy end.

 

Still 4 minutes of racing left, so anything can happen.

 

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Glad the replacement worked...

Sourcing the parts, and making up the cable in ~1 hour was a nice challenge...

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Before I upload the results of Stage 3 for the WRC (which will probably be tomorrow), I thought I would add some pics and comments for the WRC cars.

 

Firstly, take a look at this. This is Stage 3 the winning second place cars laps times. Its a great example of what you need to achieve to get a good proxy car.

 

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To the cars. These comments are mainly based on the longer stage 3 which was over 4 mins long and is 35 laps of my longer track.

 

Mivsons WRX wanted to keep the wheels locked to the track surface, which caused it bind up on tight corners. It also lacked a little power which could be useful to try and break the traction

 

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Boss's Ford was easy to drive but it lacked rear grip which made the times slow.

 

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Peter Gunn (Avant) Much better than last time. Still a little light which caused a few deslots over the bumps and a little taily in the rear.

 

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Cure99 A joy to drive, but just lacked consistency with a few deslots.

 

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BenM Winner here last year with almost no changes and it was off the money this time round. The guide just wasn't as planted as it was last year so it had a few deslots as well.

 

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Alexis Hard to pick a weakness with this one. Drives nicely and has the right amount of power. Only thing to add would be guide stoppers to stop the car over rotating.

 

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AMCC Easy to drive as always but sounding a bit rough

 

 

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Peter Gunn (SCX) Huge amounts of torque caused all the drama. On the shorter Stages 1 & 2 I didn't go anywhere near full throttle. When I did it had a tendency to take the weight off the guide and it would pop out on corners or over bumps.

 

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Gas Dominated the first stage and had his noise in front on stage 2. Great car but didn't handle the jump on stage 3 so well.

 

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Mel's was driving as if it was on rails :rolleyes: Very strong

 

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Team Red Just another strong Ninco C4

 

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Charles "Ninco Hop" X did NOT live up to its name this year. Joy to drive. I'm sure I've made comment every year, but I love to way it can slide through a corner, accelerate and keep the momentum going. The only thing that let it down was getting unsettled on the bumps on the straight and desloting

 

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Phil Bit of a wild one this one. Fast but a bit of a handful and unpredictable at times. A nice challenge to drive.

 

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Great pictures Ben and congrats on running the stage , think i,ve done it all wrong this year thought e Scoobie would have done better but both experimental have to get a Ninco C4 it appears , thought the Ninco C4's were anglewinders not seen a inline version ?

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Winners are grinners!!

 

Even though he had two deslots, Red still took the win in stage 3, Gas got effected by the jump too much which gave Red the overall win, just. Well done Craig and to everyone in the field. There were no bad cars this year, just fast ones and slow ones.

 

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French domination!

 

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Thanks for getting this Round of the WRC completed especially with the cable problem, thanks for Michael for his help.

My car is made for real men to drive! LOL. Just wanted to try something different this year.

Last year it was the French Pugs,this year the French Citreons, Fabian will be pleased.

Sounds like Codes should have looked inside the kids Pug instead of doing all the laps in the Raid car!

 

 


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Confused Ben all the Ninco Citroen rally cars on E bay and Pendal's are anglewinders ( Pendal's sold out) been looking around at them 50609 Cezam 50658 Kubika and 50598 E-art are the only one's i can find and all anglewinders, is there a chassis you can buy then to make them inline would you know as i have no idea on Ninco cars.

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Shows how long it's been since I looked at new cars. You are right, it looks like the newer ones are angle winders. You will have to find an older one.


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So, for the Historic guys hanging out for some results, here is the results for Stage 1.

 

Much to my disgust, Cure has fitted a more sedate motor in his Avant this year, but, it has clearly worked for him as he scraped through for the win. Peter's ever consistent MSC was right up there too. As you can see, the times were very very close.

 

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finaly.................... yessssssssssssssssssss

the car is lighter with a smaller motor, and still with plastic wheels.... but do not worry, it will brake down before the end of the serie.

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I think Curef99 is pleased somewhat chuckle , this year i have a feeling it will be more horses for courses in Historics

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Congrats Craigo for the round win...

Thanks Ben for the round great effort

 

Congrats curef99 great car you have there, be confident for your car !!!

 

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Hmmm, not a promising start for the big Porsche...

 

Thanks for running the stage, and looking to see if it improves on the next 2...

 

 

No worries on the cable, and I'm glad that it works...

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Stage 2 for the Historics and there is a familiar name up the top of the sheet with a bigger gap this time. Very surprised to see my beast up there. It does lack brakes so I was having to get off the throttle early (maybe that was a good thing). It was pretty consistent which helped. Phil won the hot lap contest but it was very tippy in the tight corners. If I went too fast it would tip, if I went too slow the drop arm would get pushed up and force the guide out, if it all went well then is stayed in the slot. Once again some very close times, so don't be too disappointed if you are a fair way down the list, as the time difference is not much. Plus it was a pretty big shuffle compared to stage 1.

 

 

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thanks for running the stage... it looks like stage 2 was not as good for the alpine.

By the way, i got the second track at one last night... now, i have 10 months to get a timing system on and we will have 2 SA stage again!!! yessss.

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By the way, i got the second track at one last night... now, i have 10 months to get a timing system on and we will have 2 SA stage again!!! yessss.

 

Nice work, Lenny's old one?


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