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I've been trying to race these 1/32nd scale cars for a few months now. I'm starting to think I was never meant to run these things
I've really only got two organized races and three or four practices under my belt but I'm getting clobbered something fierce. Jumping from HO to this big scale isn't going as easily as I thought. If this keeps up my ego might deflate a few millionths of a millimeter


It doesn't seem to matter how many cars I buy for various classes, I always need more. It doesn't matter which tires I run, they're the wrong ones. If I buy magnets, they aren't allowed. If I don't buy magnets, they're required? I got brass to build my own chassis and it turns out I'm only allowed to race stock plastic chassis. I bought a couple of dozen motors fully intending to modify and blueprint the things and I'm not allowed to open them up now.

After a tremendous number of set backs and foul ups on my part, my next race is supposed to be January 8th and you know what? I'll be there
 

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My first club racing debut was awful, rather naively I attended a club feeling quietly confident, relying on experience driving slot cars at home 15 years before.

Needless to say I came away completely humbled.


With reference to club rules & tuning, it took me weeks to get up to speed!

Perservere it pays off.
 

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QUOTE It doesn't seem to matter how many cars I buy for various classes, I always need more.

Aha! Welcome to the Slot Addicts association Mr Bill.

As for competing, a damn good trouncing is all part and parcel of the fun and even the good racers get butt kicked on occasion. I am used to getting thrashed at nearly every Club I visit so the odd good result is a welcome bonus to the great time I have regardless.
I love setting up my cars as I think will work well on the track I am visiting and have got more than used to being proved wrong


The first win is the best - bragging rights come swiftly after and bluff works wonders!


Stay with it and give us a report of the first win you get at a Club track!
 

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QUOTE (Swissracer @ 19 Dec 2004, 05:41)I love setting up my cars as I think will work well on the track I am visiting and have got more than used to being proved wrong

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I am beginning to do some racing, after building a track at home, etc.

Can someone provide more details about what types of "setup" you do for racing? What types of things do you modify?

TIA
 

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Hi Bill

Hmm. See, if you are going to club race, you have to be very untypically male!

First, you should READ THE RULES!

Grin.

After you have read these rules, you should realize that the guys who wrote them are not professional rules writers. There will be a lot of "Well everyone already knows what I mean" rules. This means for you that you have to do another atypical thing...ASK QUESTIONS. Ask REALLY STUPID questions. Rules writers are really Stupid people and you must not assume anything.

Third, you must ask the other racers. I know, I know, this is difficult for a Heroic Driver and Builder. Now, dont really BELIEVE anything you are told. RACERS LIE. What does work is WIMPER and borrow a car. If you like the way it works, do this cunning plan. Say "it started making a noise inside the body, it might have picked something up...don't give me another car, lets just open it and LOOK".

Grin.

AND LOOK.

Then go home can copy whatever you see. LOOK QUICK. You probably won't have long. Also, when the body it put back, WATCH. How tight does he do the screws. Little things like that add up.

Prof.Fate
 
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