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Diecast-Proxy-Race
26.10.2021 @ The Desmo

to make this race a race series is already in discussion, some guys offered their track to host a leg of the race series. Roland, DDuesentrieb, Boro

Rules:
  • diecast body, roof made out of metal
  • cockpit inlay, clear windows - can be done, but not necessary, black windows okay.
  • scale apperance - so close to scale as 1/43rd slotcars normally are ...
  • Carrera Go! Motor (or SCX compact) (no "tuning" motors!)
  • width of rear tires: max. 6mm (contact surface to track), rounded edges will not be included in the measurement
  • minimum weight of the whole car: 70g
  • no cabriolets, no open wheel cars, no cars without a roof
  • no formula cars
  • ONE car per entrant
  • no fluid may leak out, no grease, oil or braid juice may pollute the track, no tire glue or similar
  • teams may ask for a special voltage where the car should be run.
  • car must have a body that looks like a car, race look prefered, but not necessary
  • no silicone tires, rubber and PU are fine
  • no pin guides (like carrera or artin), rotating guide is minimum requirement
  • all tires have to touch the track
  • cars must run 20 qualitfication laps on lane 1 prior to the race. Cars must get a fastest lap in this heat under 12 seconds to qualify for the race.
  • transport box: the box that contains the car while arriving at the Desmo will be used for return shipping! please use a box that is big enough and sturdy enough!

the track: app. 24m. 3 lane wood track, latex paint, copper tape for the rails - magnets have no effect
the race: race will be run in lane 1, 25 laps practice, 25 laps race, the slowest 5 times will be deleted
the power supply: each lane has a seperate adjustable powersupply, 1.25 to 19V @ 3 Amp available
the timing: IR light bridge and laptimer 2000
the controllers: available controllers: 90/75/60 ohm parma eco, 45/35/25 Parma eco, 25/18/13 parma eco, 15/11/8 parma eco

entry fee: entrants will pay the cost for return shipping, car will not be returned before entry fee arrived.
in the case this will get a race series: costs for shipping between races will be spread evenly between all entrants.

anyone interested?
 

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Anyone else have a build going? I'm toiling away on mine. I'm using the rubber tires that came on the diecast for the rears and they seem to work pretty well. I ended up making aluminum wheels all around, and found a bag of o-rings for $5 that should provide a life time supply of front tires.
 

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pfuetze - 26.10.2021 (Holz, Slot 3x6mm)

WollVieh - 14.11.2021 Go Schienen

ElCheffe, 5.12.2021 Go Schienen

Arkay 4.1.2022 (Holz, Slot 3x6mm )

DDuesentrieb. 30.1.2022 Evo-Schienen

Update on dates ....
this is the actual schedule for the race series!
 

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Diecast Proxy 2021

It is a new type of race! Racing heavy metall diecast bodies on a slot-track - at least i did not hear about it before!
The cars have been surprisingly fast! And they are powered "only" by a stock 1/43 Carrera Go! or SCX compact motor!
Thanks to all entrants, it has been a fun race! And the scenery did not suffer, not one damage!

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The RACE!
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Slotti143 - Porsche 962 on SCX compact chassis
Sadly the nice Porsche had silicone tires mounted.
And the rules clearly state only rubber or PU tires.
DQ







Claus - Benz
The high and narrow car wanted to do a barrel roll in nearly every corner!
Good brakes and good acceleration! Droparm with rotating guide as pickup.
I did not see any advantage in this construction on my flat track. Maybe on a plastic track with banked curves.







Cameron - Challenger
Good running car, but running rough.
Drifted nicely and under controll, no tendency to barrel roll.
Great driving car!
 

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Marius - Lambo
The line between Drift and Grip is not visible at all, hard to hit the spot.
Guide sitting a little too high in the chassis, could have used the extra depth.
Long gearing, accelaration could be better.
Looks great on the track.
When opening the tight body mounting screws handling improved a little.







Peter - Clio V6
One of the weakest motors in the field hits one of the heaviest cars. heavy body, full driver with roll cage and constant light kit. Hm .... not a good combination.
But the handling of the Clio is awesome. A great driving car.
Tires could have used a little more grip. The ortmann tires seem to offer this little bit of extra bite that let´s the Clio loose extra time.







Holgi - Honda NSX
A great running car! But the motor is really stressed with all the weight of the body.
Great light kit and runs really smooth!
Looks awesome on the track!
 
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