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SCX Classic Rally Proxy 2011 Final (Round 12)
Rally Norway



Welcome to the final event of the SCX CRP11 season, Rally Norway!

A long tough season is about to come to an end, and before arriving at the final the cars have competed through 11 events in 7 countries around the world.

The cars have some battle-scars so they will get a thorough inspection before we start.

While you wait for the results from the tech inspection enjoy some good footage and sound from the real Rally Norway:


Stay tuned


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A quick update:

All the cars are getting service and a shakedown run today.

The service includes:
- Visual inspection
- Braid cleaning with WD40 and a small wire brush.
- Lubrication of all gears and bushings with Super Lube.
- 5 second tire polish on sandpaper to clean of old junk
- Tire cleaning on a wet rag (water)

Then the cars get one warm-up lap on the main track to allow me to adjust the controller (Slot.it SCP-1), followed by a 5 lap timed session at 12 volt, where the fastest laptime is recorded.

I am about halfway through the field right now, but at least 4 cars needs repairs before the event, 2 of them are not drivable at the moment, but will be fixed.

I'll report back later today with the "qualifying" laptimes and comments on each car when the shakedown test is done.

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SCX Classic Rally Proxy series 2011
Shakedown test

Results and comments from the 5 lap shakedown test on track-1
Note that this is just a test, the results do NOT count in the event



Note: See attached file at bottom of this post for the PDF version of the sheet.

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About the tracks:

Track-1 is a flowing road style track that has a higher average speed than track-2.

Preview of track-1 ("pace car" at low speed):

Track-2 is tighter than track-1 and is rally loop using both lanes as one continuous lane with the SCX Rally Chrono Pack.

Preview of track-2 ("pace car" at low speed, 7.5v):

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Repairs:

A couple cars needs repairs before I can test them:

Car #10 - Mr.M - Escort MKII
The weight was loose inside the car, please confirm if this is the correct placement before I glue it in place:


Car #17 - Col de Turini - Lancia 037
The rear bushing holder on the right side was broken. I will try to repair it with epoxy and styrene or wood before the event starts.


The cars are very dirty after competing around the world for almost a year


Any questions or speculations?

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Weight on the Escort is int he right place - thanks - it even looks like a Mr M car now!

Is that a SlotIt gear on the 037?
 

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Tore,
The tracks look great! Thankyou for your kind words ref the Escort, stability was the aim but I agree on the motor, though it may be more tired now than when it left! I have a feeling it is only a RX-42 rather than 42B. The Altaya I have been working on here IS a 42B and it makes a substantial difference, much more sprightly. Thanks for all your efforts on the cars with maintenance.... close to a year on the road, round the world and hopefully a lot of fun for the slottists - it's to be expected there would be wear&tear. Enjoy the running - all the best.
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Hello Tore,
Don't worry too much about my Lancia Rally/037 but feel free to fix it any way you think though.

Many thanks, Leo
Previously known as col_de_turini

Edit: It had an MB Slot crown when I last saw it, but I think Gazza replaced the crown grear when he re-built it down-under.
 

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Yes, the time for the Renault 5 surprised me too. I've always had issues with the R5's strange rear tires, they have a high profile with big ribs and struggle to grip as well as the other SCX tires on this track. The tires on Bruno's R5 are very worn so I think it's a combination of the reduced tire diameter and less ribs that made it possible to clock that time. It's a demanding but very fun to car drive when you get it right.

The wide Lancia's are usually good on this track, and my 037 was first developed here 2 years ago, so it's virtually "built for this track". The general grip level on the track was also good during this test, so cars that have done good on more slippery tracks can feel top heavy here, and cars with low grip on other tracks come alive when they get the power down here.

But don't put too much in to the fastlap times. 5 laps gives a "first impression" of a car and can reveal some problems, but it takes more to really explore the limits. Some cars are easy to take to the limit while others will need more laps to get there. And the number of deslot's will also be crucial for the final result, so expect some of the "slower" but easy to drive cars to do better when we get to the stages.

I'm repairing cars today and consider whether or not to do a 5-lap test on the other track before we start.

Here is a pic of the cars when they arrived



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SCX Classic Rally Proxy series 2011
Stage-1 results
Track-1: 25 laps, outer lane, Counter Clockwise, 12v (7 amp)
Controller: Slot.it SCP-1
Timer: Ninco N-scorer (light-bridge)

After the shakedown test last weekend cars that needed repairs got fixed during the week. Then at stage-1 each car got a tire cleaning (spinning wheels on a wet rag) and a couple warm-up laps to get some heat in the motors and let me adjust the controller to each car before it ran the stage. The overall grip level on the track was very good throughout the stage, so a few cars became top heavy, but most of the cars did very well and even broke their fastlap times from the shakedown test during the stage.

STAGE-1 Comments and statistics:
Sorted by class, then stage time


PDF Version: http://www.scxworldwide.com/ipb/index.php?...p;attach_id=780

Event time and score sheet after stage-1
Sorted by total time after 1 stage


PDF Version: http://www.scxworldwide.com/ipb/index.php?...p;attach_id=779

Read and analyze


BTW: How do you like the "consistency percentage"? Quite fun to see that the calculated percentage seems to reflect the comments i wrote during the stage. But what does this percentage really tell us? the short answer is the consistency of that car on that track driven by me, but could it tell us more, like the "hidden" potential in a car?

Planning to run Stage-2 Sunday afternoon.

Stay tuned...

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Stage-2 is starting NOW!

Stage-2 is 10 laps on the new rally-loop (approx. 3 min per car) at 12 Volt using a Professor Motor diode controller (modified sensitivity) and the SCX Rally Chrono Pack.

This stage is a lot tougher than stage-1, with sharp turns, rough surface, grass sections and a very difficult off camber turn.

Results will be posted "live" here: http://www.scxworldwide.com/ipb/index.php?...ost&p=51253
 

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STAGE-2 Comments and statistics:
Sorted by class, then stage time


Event time and score sheet after stage-2
Sorted by total time after 1 stage


Congrats to the stage winners in each class, and Gazza who took the overall stage win.

It looks as the last stage will be run this coming weekend, but if I get time to do it earlier I will try to post a notice as soon as possible.

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Stage-3 Preview

Presentation of stage-3.

Stage-3 will run on track-1 (same track as Stage-1) but in the opposite direction using the inner lane, which makes it very different to drive compared to stage-1.

The inner lane has tighter turns and in the opposite direction it gives us a challenging dip at the end of the straight where the fast cars will catch air into the braking zone. The hairpin is very tight and will be taken "downhill", so the ability to drift will be crucial.

As the video show it will be a bumpy ride



The track is being prepared and the voltage will most likely be set at 12 volts.

Will return with a schedule later.
 

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STAGE-3 Results:

Sorted by time


Sorted by class


Congrats to Kidvoltage, Scott & Teamred with the stage win in their respective classes, and a double congratulations to Teamred who also took the overall stage win with his Porsche 959.

The event results will follow shortly...

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SCX Classic Rally Proxy series 2011
Rally Norway FINAL

Final result after 3 stages



Congratulations to Teamred, Jexy1 and Kidvoltage with the respective class victories, and again Teamred took the overall event title and may be addressed as the king og Norway, at least for a couple days


Pictures from the event will be posted soon, but before that let's take a look at the final series scoreboard:

SCX Classic Rally Proxy series 2011
FINAL SCOREBOARD



I'll post the top-list with pictures in the score thread later, but for now:

Congratulations to Gazza, Ontheflipside and Kidvoltage, you WON the whole seires in your respective class!

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Well done to Tore for running the championship - a thank less task, but fun for all.

Congrats to the winners in each class.
 

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Tore, thank you for all the work running this stage and organizing the whole proxy series. The comments on the cars were great.

Also, thank you to everyone that that run their stages.

Congratulations to Gazza for his fantastic car, fast, heavy and stable. I am also very happy for Ben M whose Toyota Celica did so well, even after surgery. Anyway, there were lots of great cars in the series.
One of my favorites was the Renault Alpine of Devious Dave.

When the cars passed through my tracks I did not get a perfect feeling for all the cars because my tracks were just too unpredictable.
I am curious to know if adding weight to my car would have made my car perform better in the whole series but if at the same time it would be worse for me as a driver.
I guess I will find out when the car comes back.
 

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Hello Tore,
Many thanks for all your efforts in getting this Championship started and providing this great finale.
Congratulations to the winners.
Also many thanks to all who were actively involved across the world.

Gratefully yours. Leo.
 
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