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Bugger...

Slightly narrowed flexi Wheels fit lovely...

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So I put the WhiteTurd on the track for its first shakedown.

 

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It goes ok. It's a full 1.2s per lap faster than the last Metro I built a few years back and it's faster than the car I built for the BMW Bash.

 

Aim high Ladies. It's only gonna get faster from here.

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Couple of questions about the track for an outsider...

 

1. What voltage??

2. Length of the Straight

3. Tightest Radius

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There are a few tracks. Most run at 12V. Straights range from 1m to around 5m. Tightest radius ranges from pretty tight to bloody tight.


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some tracks are fast and flowing and some are tight and technical

so will need to tune a good all rounder

 

here is my track

 

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will try and get pics of the the others but as photobucket has blocked most of the pics we might have to take new ones

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I'm tempted to do another car. I'm sure I didn't push the parcel far enough with the WhiteTurd.

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Yeah, I think the boat is so far out on this one Shadow Rusty could come over to the mighty Hawkes Bay in it.

 

My main straight is about 2 metres followed by a sweeper which tightens about 2/3 of the way around. Tightest radius is 150mm (300mm diameter hairpin with a slight slip of the router, almost a kink in it).

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Yeah, I think the boat is so far out on this one Shadow Rusty could come over to the mighty Hawkes Bay in it.

 

My main straight is about 2 metres followed by a sweeper which tightens about 2/3 of the way around. Tightest radius is 150mm (300mm diameter hairpin with a slight slip of the router, almost a kink in it).

 

if you use a wood guide it would pay to try and get a good guide turn for Pedro's hairpin

inside lane is pretty tight and cars with big guides and very limited turn can bind a little

otherwise so long as it is easy to drive you will do just fine


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Personally I'd make it fast as hell and easy to drive but y'know.... whatever floats your boat.


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Pedro's Track.

 

Mac, I think we need another rule, NO changing motors between rounds, you have to make it work on speed tracks, looking at yours Chris and Mac, and technical tracks, like Pat 's and mine. I don't know where to put Dave's probably nearest to neutral.

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Here's mine - red lane has a tight hairpin over the top - not as tight as Pedro's though...

 

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Mac's mantra might be on the money "fast as hell and easy to drive "

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A quick paint job and some clearcoat and The WhteTurd is looking more like a race car...

 

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Looks Hawt.


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Well it is Gulf-ish. I went with the paint on hand - bright orange and a Bentley blue. The blue was my first attempt with auto paint. I was typically heavy handed.


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Well it is Gulf-ish. I went with the paint on hand - bright orange and a Bentley blue. The blue was my first attempt with auto paint. I was typically heavy handed.

Looks awesome & you probably didn't raise the COG too much ...

 

I was going to deviate away from a race car look but now not so sure...


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Painting has commenced, progress picture a couple of days away, I'm a bit slow with the watching paint dry process.

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As you probably guess I'm more your primer in the morning; paint in the arvo; clear coat in the evening kinda guy.


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