February 12, 2017 at 5:47 PM #10358
2017 BTCC Series rules have been posted and are up for discussion: https://austinslotcarclub.com/2017-racing-series/2017-btcc-series/
Please let me know if I missed a car from the approved list. If you would like to add or change something, please give a reason for the modification.February 13, 2017 at 12:08 PM #10435
What I have observed this year is that there are not any penalties for body screws falling on the track during races and I was told there is no need for taping screws.
Wings also are not treated as proposed. We could change the rule as shown to reflect recent practice:
February 15, 2017 at 2:23 PM #10439
- Wings must always be in place at the beginning of the first heat for that car. If a wing becomes detached from a car, the race will not stop for a wing incident. The car may run the car’s next heat without the wing, or upon the request of the car’s driver, an additional 2 minutes between heats will be granted for repairs, but the car must run without a wing if the repairs fail.
chapracer65ParticipantFebruary 15, 2017 at 5:42 PM #10440
I would also like a Honda and would do a paint modification to distinguish my car. However, is one of the BTCC Scalextric cars better than the rest, or worse than the rest, based on dimensions? I have checked the dimensions of the stock cars, not accounting for replacement parts, on the internet, and found the following mm or grams:
Honda L=131; H=40; WB=82; FT=58; RT=58; Weight=74
BMW L=136; H=42; WB=83.5; FT=58; RT=59; Weight=70
VW L=150; H=42; WB=85; FT=58; RT=58; Weight=81
MG L=146; H=42; WB=85; FT=58; RT=59; Weight=72February 15, 2017 at 11:51 PM #10442
Great questions Randy! I am curious on the gurus ideas on the models – I would guess that lower and wider and lighter are a good baseline (e.g. MG, BMW), but curious about the wheelbase effect (e.g. are the MG and VW prone to fish-tail b/c of their length and wheelbase?)
The issues about the screw and wing rules is a recurring one. I agree that we should either – enforce them or re-write them or delete them (note we seem to arbitrarily enforce them on a case by case basis. These rules are rather verbose esp. since they rarely result in hazard penalties.) We should discuss these in a future monthly meeting.
... Fire up the willing engine, responding with a roar! Tires spitting gravel, I commit my weekly crime... Rush - Red BarchettaFebruary 16, 2017 at 11:40 PM #10453
Ill try this one
Attachments:March 6, 2017 at 10:21 AM #10510
I bought the red and white insurance MG and a shapeways slot.it chassis Sunday. I hope to amend the livery to a Scotland theme adding blue words and a flag in various places.March 11, 2017 at 10:21 AM #10531
If we are doing the whole dib thing I just ordered this car
"If everything seems under control you're just not going fast enough" - Mario AndrettiMarch 15, 2017 at 9:06 PM #10560
Wheels rules need to be checked. Self reminder.March 19, 2017 at 1:30 PM #10561
When the wheel and tire sizes are updated, please list the makes and models of wheels and tires and the vendors who have those available. I’m not finding hubless wheels in a size I guess is correct and the same as the stock scaly wheels.March 24, 2017 at 9:54 AM #10568
Are we changing back to a 15.8mm wheel? The rules need to get updated so we can get parts in.March 29, 2017 at 7:59 PM #10579
Changing rules to allow 15.8 to 16.5mm wheels.
Have not made my mind regarding tires but I’m leaning towards not allowing Slot.it’s zero grips — too wide.
Ary.March 29, 2017 at 8:02 PM #10581
Wouldn’t that be up to the series manager to decide?April 10, 2017 at 7:59 AM #10677
Rules updated: Minimum tire width is 8mm.April 15, 2017 at 10:59 PM #10714
I have a question about filing the body on the MG6. As you can see in the pictures, there are 2 tabs that protrude from the bottom of the body under the trunk. On the factory Scalextric chassis, there are 2 slots for those to sit in. The Shapeways chassis from Slot.it doesn’t have these slots and thus the chassis will not sit correctly under the body. Can I cut these tabs on the body off to all for the chassis to fit under the car properly?
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