I have reverted back to the SG+ for this round. While I know the LifeLike is mighty quick, it did prove a touch fragile and I've had a frustrating time snapping pick up plates and motor probes. I think I've knackered four motors now! I don't know why I've got so heavy handed all of a sudden.
I spent a merry couple of hours last night ohming armatures and measuring motor magnets. For all those who have not read Robin's excellent tech articles on the website, they are a must read if you want to learn how to unlock more performance in your cars.
I'm about to put the first chassis together. I'm going to bring a spare car with standard magnets but small wheels and high gears to see how that looks. And there will be another Mega G running which Rob will be driving which will be interesting.
There'll be another rookie on the grid next week in the shape of my brother Jon which will be interesting. We spent a bit of time building up his chassis on Saturday and a few more hop up parts are on the way from Lucky Bob so I'm hoping he has a good debut race event. I don't think he'll be able to race every month but it is possible.
I`m bringing a few rookies of my own, my brother and his family are over from Aus and are keen to join in at the next meet, I might even be able to persuade my dad to race and what with my other brother taking sometime of work aswell, there could be 7 Coombes on the grid, I`m just thinking of the massive payout Coombes will get on the Family Fortunes Championship table
Now I just gotta prep up enough cars for us all to race.....
Wow Simon that is one serious Coombes contingent on the grid! And yes, will you have enough good parts to build 7 race cars plus spare cars!
I think this looks like one of those evenings where we all need to chip in and support Race Control in getting everyone on track in good time and keeping marshals at their posts for each pair of heats.
That's a tough choice. A car which has had most of the glitches ironed out amd consistently reaches the A final but is on the ragged edge to do it or a super quick and grippy car which has not reached its potential yet so will need developing.
I've been laid low with man flu for the past couple of days (felt bad since Tuesday) but did manage to turn my five brand new Mega G chassis into two potentially very quick cars. Of the rest, two are a bit bent around the traction mag holes and maybe scrap already.
Still got to work on the SRT, trim tyres for the MR1 and make sure I have bodies for everything. Maybe tomorrow!!
It`s what I`m seriously lacking at the moment, some decent lexans.
Got four cars prepped up so far, two super G`s one Tyco and thanks to Gareth, remembered all the Tomy bits and pieces in my scraps box, so threw together an SRT, which looks pretty good on my test track, spend some time today on a life like and maybe a mega G, ready to be trashed Wednesday night by my younger brothers and their kids
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