Tagged: 2019 Series Candidates
August 13, 2018 at 11:06 AM #12891
OK everyone, it’s the time of the year again to discuss what series we want to run next year. I’ll again compile the series and get out a survey next month for us to vote on and then further discuss in the annual meeting in October.
Couple of guidelines this year for the suggestions:
- Make sure you come with at least a framework of rules for the series.
- Look at the cars available
- Buy a car and run it first
This is to eliminate some issues we had this year.
Keep in mind, Group C will still be run and some kind of series on the rally track. This leaves 4 series to determine.
-ShawnAugust 14, 2018 at 12:34 AM #12897
Look at the Cars Available = a) find what models are available from b) what vendors and c) what are the price ranges. Naturally this applies to any allowed parts upgrades, esp. tires.
Run It First = we need you to be able to speak to your actual experience running and tuning the car. It would Also be great if you let a few other members try out the car(s).
... Fire up the willing engine, responding with a roar! Tires spitting gravel, I commit my weekly crime... Rush - Red BarchettaAugust 25, 2018 at 1:34 PM #12942
The list of my proposed options are below.August 25, 2018 at 8:00 PM #12943
Daaaahhhhmmm … thats a few years worth Marty! Thanks – lots to think about : )
... Fire up the willing engine, responding with a roar! Tires spitting gravel, I commit my weekly crime... Rush - Red BarchettaAugust 27, 2018 at 11:14 PM #12955
I am lobbying for a Slot.it McLaren M8 D/E class. They are sub 4 second capable near stock. Specs: Motor: stock 23k. Tires: Slot.it F30s. Gearing : Open Voltage: 11v. Sidewinder configuration. Handling is excellent. In testing, car has proved to be durable with little tire wear. 5 models built plus white kit.
John (Lotus Jr. )
Attachments:August 27, 2018 at 11:30 PM #12958
All Slot.it McLaren M8s made are currently available from Electric Dreams at reasonable prices. These are really fun to drive.
John BAugust 27, 2018 at 11:48 PM #12959
I am also lobbying that we support Kings by making an effort to have one class that we order the cars from them, as we did with the Scalextric British Touring Cars. They sell Scalextric, Slot.it and BRM.
John BSeptember 2, 2018 at 11:40 AM #12976
Are the Slot.it McLarens competitive against the Thunderslot Lolas? Could they made competitive with gearing choices? Let’s race this month after a regular race.September 4, 2018 at 10:09 AM #12978
I’m going to say no as I’ve never gotten a Slot.it to run 3.6s. I’m thinking the Thunderslot would own the Slot.it in that series.September 4, 2018 at 3:52 PM #12980
I would like:
1) RevoSlot with slot.it rear bearings and 3/32 axles, gears, wheels and tires. This may also impact the front bearing, axle, wheel, tire change. Tires may need testing, but it should be easy to pick. I would not pick a Marcos, but am OK with it if it is comparable to the Porsches.
2) Slot.it McLaren M8A stock except maybe tires.
3) ScaleAuto 1/24 GT we have just been running.
4a) TransAm Scalextric 1/32 with 3D chassis, and running gear. I have a ’70 Camaro running good, and a 3D chassis to build a 1970 Mustang. The stock rear track width is a few mm wider for the Camaro, but I will be able to check the 3D chassis conversions before October and we can test drive them.
4b) If not TransAm I like the suggestion Marty made that we run Scalextric BMW E30 M3’s with 3D chassis and running gear. I especially like the Ref. C3782 Mobil 1 in honor of my late father-in-law who was the Mobil oil distributor for Pomona in the early Mobil 1 days.
5) Rally Targa Florio as suggested by Marty with Fly bodies on 3D chassis. I have an eligible Fly car from way back to convert.
6) 1970 LeMans with Fly bodies on 3D chassis. I have 2 eligible cars to convert.
7) ThunderSlot Lolas and McLarens if comparable. Is anyone testing the McLaren M6A?
8) Group 5 again with some control on unobtainium parts.
9) Group C again.
10) Maybe some other ideas we see between now and October.
September 10, 2018 at 4:58 PM #13009
- This reply was modified 5 months, 2 weeks ago by Radial TA.
My only proposal for a series next year is for Thunderslots. The rules would remain the same and new Thunderslot cars would be evaluated and allowed if they are comparable. It would be great to get some cars other than the Lolas. Given the parity with the Thunderslot cars my preference would be to keep it a Thunderslot-only series.September 11, 2018 at 3:50 PM #13012
The Alfa Romeo Slot.it cars listed mostly have 35 in the serial number except for the first one the has 45. Reading the notes, the 45 is a new version with new features, some slightly different dimensions and a 21,000 rpm motor which is different. Are the differences small enough to leave all of them competitive?September 12, 2018 at 5:27 PM #13013
I have put the Scalextric 1970 Mustang together with a 3D chassis as a sidewinder. The 70 Camaro on the 3D chassis as a sidewinder is about 3 mm wider at the real wheels than the Mustang fenders. The main problem is the sidewinder gear hub and slot.it wheel are too wide for the Mustang fenders.
Both cars could be assembled as inline which would allow the Camaro to run with tires well within the fenders and equal to the Mustang inline. Tests completed showed that the inline pod gives ability to set rear track width the same on Mustangs and Camaros. Can also use hubless wheels to get as close to the chassis as possible.
The inline pod will require cutting the bottom of the cockpit off to clear the motor.
I am going to stop testing here until we decide if this will be a 2019 series.
September 13, 2018 at 1:09 PM #13014
- This reply was modified 5 months, 1 week ago by Radial TA.
CanAm-McLaren [Spec]-I’ve got a virgin M8D (from Kings) I’m itching to use!
Rally – Targa Florio 1970 [Open], or Porsche 908 [Spec]
LeMans [Open]-or- Slot.It DTM [Spec] – both sound fun.
1/24 – BRM TransAm; (or if we do 1/32 TA, BRM 917/F512)
Econo-F1 – Scaley Hi-Impact Formula with FF motor upgrade; or PoliCar – PCAR02 Lotus 72B
1/32 TransAm [Open]- Lets be realistic (but not historically scale-correct) this time and allow F30s and 3D-Chassis; don’t waste time on Dawgs (don’t list 15 cars, when only 3 are actually competitive)
ScaleAuto 1/24 GT – Would prefer saving SAs for races in Pflugerville.
Revo and ThunderSlot – both great series, but maybe wait until more bodies are available and tested. 2020 or 2021 perhaps (e.g. we can buy them in 2019 but race in 2020)
Group-V – we’ve ran at least twice; perhaps give some one-time series a chance to re-cycle?
*Reminder* (a) you do not need to list GP-C (b) let’s avoid ShotGunning every single series we have ever done, or (c) or shotgun a dozen new cars and brands -without leaving any room for recycling series and cars we have *already* spent lots of Time and Money tuning. (d) Rather than repeat 2018 series, lets consider recycling a race from 2016 or earlier. We had fun this year – but let’s consider back-logging the brand/models from 2018 to reruns in 2020+.
... Fire up the willing engine, responding with a roar! Tires spitting gravel, I commit my weekly crime... Rush - Red BarchettaSeptember 21, 2018 at 1:32 PM #13050
I have discovered that I would have to modify the 3D chassis rear rail next to the pod to make room for the inline motor set up on the Mustang. That would still leave the Mustang fenders narrower, and with extensive mods to use tires that same width as the 70 Camaro. Therefor, after some consultations with other members I am dropping the full Trans Am suggestion.
We could do a 70 Camaro class on 3D Olifer chassis with many restrictions.
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