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  • #10003
    AutoramaAutorama
    Keymaster

    All,

    2017 WRC rules have been posted and are up for discussion: https://austinslotcarclub.com/2017-racing-series/2017-wrc/.

    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. We will vote on changes at our club meetings.

    Ary.

     

    • This topic was modified 3 years, 10 months ago by AutoramaAutorama.
    #10085
    AutoramaAutorama
    Keymaster

    Calling dibs on the SCX Ford Fiesta RS WRC “ST-RX43”:

    #10090
    BarkingSpyderBarkingSpyder
    Participant

    Dibs – Subaru Imprezza – Avantslot Body on HRS2subaru-imprezza-puma-avanta-slot11351009

     

    ... she's got real fat tyres and everything !!! ... Deep Purple Hiway Star

    #10096
    turboman93turboman93
    Participant

    Ninco Subaru WRC Impreza P. Solberg

    2016-12-22-20-22-53

    #10097
    BarkingSpyderBarkingSpyder
    Participant

    Shawn – sweet!

    ... she's got real fat tyres and everything !!! ... Deep Purple Hiway Star

    #10106
    Radial TARadial TA
    Participant

    This is the car I have owned for about 2 years already and will run the body unless the OG’s show me it is crap.  What kind of chassis do I need to put it on to have a competitive car?  Scalextric C3524, 2013 Monte Carlo VW Polo R WRC #7.  In spite of my beginner car building skill, I’m glad that we are running a series with possibility of broad selection of slot car brands and good mix of cars represented.


    c3524-380

    #10107
    turboman93turboman93
    Participant

    Randy,

    Sloting Plus makes a 3D printed chassis and lexan interior for the Scalextric Polo WRC.

    https://www.pendleslotracing.co.uk/blog/sloting-plus-3d-chassis-conversion/

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 9 months ago by turboman93turboman93. Reason: Corrected the 3D chassis from Scaleauto to Sloting Plus
    #10114
    MitleidMitleid
    Keymaster

    looks like I am going to try something a little differant then my original WRX idea.
    Pug 207

    "If everything seems under control you're just not going fast enough" - Mario Andretti

    #10117
    turboman93turboman93
    Participant

    Nice, Steve!!  Stock chassis or 3D?

    #10118
    ButchButch
    Participant

    Jordans Car Subaru Blue

    #10124
    MitleidMitleid
    Keymaster

    stock as they come it looks fairly decent

    "If everything seems under control you're just not going fast enough" - Mario Andretti

    #10131
    MitleidMitleid
    Keymaster

    I recommend a revision of the rules in this series that allow for the individual racers to adjust the voltage for their own stint. This series spotlights how fast a racer can drive his car around the track, why not let the racer tune the track to the car’s utmost ability?

    Not to mention that different brands are designed to run at various voltages. While NSR runs fast at 12 volts; brands like SCX and Ninco are designed to run at a higher voltages (14-18 volts).

    What are your thoughts?

    "If everything seems under control you're just not going fast enough" - Mario Andretti

    #10133
    AutoramaAutorama
    Keymaster

    I recommend a revision of the rules in this series that allow for the individual racers to adjust the voltage for their own stint. This series spotlights how fast a racer can drive his car around the track, why not let the racer tune the track to the car’s utmost ability? Not to mention that different brands are designed to run at various voltages. While NSR runs fast at 12 volts; brands like SCX and Ninco are designed to run at a higher voltages (14-18 volts). What are your thoughts?

    Voted to be implemented on Club’s January meeting.

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 9 months ago by AutoramaAutorama.
    #10141
    turboman93turboman93
    Participant

    What was the vote on this?  IMO, we should keep it the same for everyone.  I see issues arising as voltage is adjusted, racers complaining that the voltage wasn’t exactly set for their cars, blah blah blah.  Seems to me like a point of contention that could be easily avoided.

    #10144
    BarkingSpyderBarkingSpyder
    Participant

    Vote of members present was unanimous in favor of allowing voltage adjustment by racer.  The issue came up – in part – b/c cars like SCX are designed for 18v and if the stock motors are used to drive the AWD they would be at a disadvantage at a lower fixed voltage.  We could go into several details on voltage defaults for various brands etc. but members present were open to the idea, mainly b/c the voltage did not affect any other racers and the racer makes their own choice.

    Racers **cannot** complain; they set their own voltage and succeed or fail as a result. If you want low voltage for reliable handling and results are too slow … tough luck; ditto for high voltage for faster laps and resulting fly-offs.

    Members present: Ary, Steve, John, David, Alejandro, Roy, Rich, Randy, Russ, Brett, Mark

    ... she's got real fat tyres and everything !!! ... Deep Purple Hiway Star

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