Jump to content
supercharged

Nxgn Slotz

Recommended Posts

I haven't posted any pics for a while, so I hope I can still remember. Anyway, it started as a cheap house class on those cheap Ebay chassis'.

 

IMG_0058.jpg

I dont know if anyone has tried this, but it is a lot of fun.

 

IMG_0029.jpg

Cheers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mate that looks like an awesome idea.

 

How much do you reckon to set one up, I'd love to try it.

 

Details?


Cheers Grant

20191120172309-193d8f3b.gif.......................................................20170306174707-b4015afe.gif

Home Track..........Corvette C1 Build..........McLaren M1A Build..........Maserati 300S Build..........Allard J2 Build..........50's Diner..........Iso Griffo A3C

 

3D Printed Adjustable Chassis..........3D Print Projects

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Supercharged. Just curious, what bodies are those cars from? Dont look like Scaleys but could well be. Also, any photos of how you mounted them would be greatly appreciated by the community.

 

Regards

 

John

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have had a go of this VR racing. It is a whole new dimension to slotcar racing. Well done Pat, but dont give to many secrets away. This could be the next big thing to hit slotcars.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here's a few more photo's.

IMG_0080.jpg

This is what it looks like from above.

IMG_0082.jpg

This is a view from the FPV.

IMG_0086.jpg

This photo is taken of the TV screen with a receiver so the marshalls can watch as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello John, yeah they are all scaley bodies, but with some modifications. On the Falcon and Commodore, I had to move the front wheel arches back about 4-5mm to fit the chassis', then I flared the guards to accommodate the width, the Chevy Nascar almost fitted perfect so I didnt bother modifying it. Patto's stickers all round. I put the mabuchi style motor in so I could fit the battery for the camera and transmitter that's in the car. I wanted to have it so that all cars have the same chassis, I can put any body on any chassis. Each car has over 40 channels to choose from. Hello Grant, surprisingly, its not as expensive as you may think, buy a new car ,camera ,transmitter, battery FPV(goggles) for about $200. Cheaper than some other makes out there and easier.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've had a go at these as well. lots of fun, even better if you have had some drone racing expierience.


A man without a woman is like a neck without a pain.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah Andrew, you took to them like a duck to water. Definitely an advantage if you fly drones. Not going to be for everyone, but might bring in some young blood.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This could be a nice idea also for digital racing, especially for large event with 15+ cars on a large track (thinking here DiSCA 24h Le Mans).

With digital having power always on the rails, you would not need the battery (maybe a capacitor to keep the connection in case of deslots).

However, having that big camera sticking out the windscreen/hood is not that appealing from a modelling point of view.

Oh, by the way, Carrera is doing something similar but in 1/24.


Cheers

G

 

"I am an expert at the top of my field when mowing the lawn".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They have a battery in the chassis so if there is a derail, cameras are still running(you'ld burn the guts out of the camera running on track power, camera only runs on 3.5-5vlts). If they went into production you would definitely put a smaller camera in a better position. This was just for a laugh for a house class and to see if they would fit into a 1/32. They do take a fair bit of punishment though, same gear they use in drones.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Guys,

 

A friend of my daughter is fascinated by this concept. Have you got any footage recorded from the driver's viewpoint that you could post up, to give us all a feel for what its like as a driver?

 

Thanks,


Graeme

~~~~~~

 

(Life is like a sewer....................What you get out of it depends on what you put into it!)

 

My Website

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pat probably still has the cars but we never went back to camera cars after the one night we all tried racing them. Lap times are about double compared to racing without a camera and goggles.

Fun to try once but not for the serious racer.

Cheers

Paul


May the downforce be with you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was wondering about that, and looking for video of the cars on the track from a spectator's perspective.

Sure, the cars will have to go much slower for the POV driver to have any hope of accurate control, but from the driver POV, the cars would still seem quite fast, wouldn't they? Were the drivers wanting to go faster, or were the spectators bored? ;-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...