Tagged: 2019 Gumball Christmas
- July 7, 2019 at 1:13 PM #14402
Lets start posting here regarding rules et al for the Gumball Run.
... Fire up the willing engine, responding with a roar! Tires spitting gravel, I commit my weekly crime... Rush - Red BarchettaJuly 7, 2019 at 1:15 PM #14403
From: Russell Mill
Sent: Friday, July 5, 2019 21:21
I figure that we will need 5 marshals per race instead of 3. One at the north corner, one at the esses, one at the bridge. At the south end one person on the corner and the fifth person manning the button and marshalling from the corner to the driver station.
... Fire up the willing engine, responding with a roar! Tires spitting gravel, I commit my weekly crime... Rush - Red BarchettaJuly 7, 2019 at 1:17 PM #14404
From: Russell Mill
Sent: Friday, July 5, 2019 12:51pm
It looks like the track software will need to be edited for the Christmas party Gumball race; the software will not count a lap faster than 3.4 sec.
It looks like many of the usual chassis tuning, such as drag from the front wheels, independent front wheels, ball bearings, and any of the usual rolling resistance tweaks will be of lesser importance. Compared to the drag from magnets, the usual drag issues are, comparatively, much smaller.
The biggest tuning issue may well be the tradeoff between greater downforce, compared to the induced drag from the downforce.
... Fire up the willing engine, responding with a roar! Tires spitting gravel, I commit my weekly crime... Rush - Red BarchettaJuly 7, 2019 at 1:54 PM #14408
I don’t think we should use a grabber during a “hot track.” The primary concern for marshalling, especially for this race, is to pick up the de-slotted car as quickly as possible. The other cars will be coming very quickly and travelling very fast. We want to avoid an unnecessary crash. If it takes longer to re-slot the offender, that is on the driver for de-slotting in the first place. The grabber should only be used during a button caution.July 7, 2019 at 2:03 PM #14411
Only vehicles driven by Cannonball Baker allowed? 😉
July 7, 2019 at 2:05 PM #14412
Ok – no grabbers unless needed. Maybe some foot-stools for us short guys? LOLJuly 14, 2019 at 6:39 PM #14420
I would like to get specific with the rules as I have only heard them discussed. What was discussed was a commercially-available 1/32 chassis (no home-built critters) and a plastic body (no lexan). As usual, no silicone tires. That is the extent of the rules discussed – everything else is open (and thus, magnets are currently considered a requirement for massive speed). Is there anything else we need to consider rule-wise as we build these monsters?
--Stabn'SteerJuly 15, 2019 at 9:42 PM #14422
We may need to setup a Carrera track (I have a medium size one) for this event! Now we need a garage, BBQ grill and keg!August 7, 2019 at 3:17 PM #14462
Feeling optimistic today about racing by Christmas. One rule that I find difficult on some cars we assemble from scaley, carrera, etc., is the tires sticking outside of the fenders or needing to trim the fender well/lip. Are we going to allow tires to be free choice and not constrained by the fenders?
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