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  1. Thread: Track design

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    I see what you mean about the routing smooths out...

    I see what you mean about the routing smooths out the corners making it "easier". But how else do you account for "tail out" without affecting the available space? Or would you just make it tighter...
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    Mom graciously uploaded the Excel file for any...

    Mom graciously uploaded the Excel file for any who would like to "play" with it :)

    SLOT ROLL OUT (Excel)
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    I think he means axle bushings :)

    I think he means axle bushings :)
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    What tire size are you using at 13/37? If 1 tooth...

    What tire size are you using at 13/37? If 1 tooth on the spur is fine adjustment, tire size becomes critical. For example, if you mean 13/37 with .770 tires, and some one tries with .720 tires, they...
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    I agree 100%. Entry level should be about...

    I agree 100%. Entry level should be about simplicity. There is more than enough to learn about driving, gearing, prep and tires, to eliminate other variables makes it more appealing in my opinion....
  6. Thread: Arm Swap

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    Are the two arms the same timing? Higher timing...

    Are the two arms the same timing? Higher timing generally means higher amp draw.

    You mention the brushes are the same. Are they fully broken in on the new arm? If they are not fully seated on the...
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    This could be the ticket!...

    This could be the ticket!
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Pre-Parma-Champion-420-Turbo-Flex-chassis-/370603286256
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    I forgot body pins and pin tubing, are they...

    I forgot body pins and pin tubing, are they allowed or do you have to run body clips? Can the body clips be taped?
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    After reading the rules, a few things need...

    After reading the rules, a few things need clarified, but for the most part it is a simple and easy rules set.

    What is the minimum rear bumper height? You specify the front splitter but there is...
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    OK folks, some bad news (well in my opinion), the...

    OK folks, some bad news (well in my opinion), the project is about to go into Slo-Mo for most of the summer :( I engineer Formula Ford (actually one will have a Honda :)) cars over the summer and it...
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    I had Benny Hill in mind, but maybe Zip is right....

    I had Benny Hill in mind, but maybe Zip is right. Either way I don't see how they are going to clean rust off spring steel chassis... I think I'll just order the little whizz wheels!...
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    Here's what I found out with my test last night....

    Here's what I found out with my test last night.

    Gearing: first off the 10/40 on .650 tires is close to ideal gearing. To put the car in a more torque compromised state, I upped the pinion to 11....
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    I choke a Super Wasp in a Mack JRL, I couldn't...

    I choke a Super Wasp in a Mack JRL, I couldn't imagine a 12 in there :eek:. The little strap motor does look really cool in the flexi chassis!



    If you are sending the arm off, zap the mags and...
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    I think mini motors are a great way forward for...

    I think mini motors are a great way forward for slot cars and the PD wind (75 turns of 31 gage) seems like a strong "starter" wind.

    Here is the test mule: X25 with a JK Audi Coupe body...
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    Braid is available in different thicknesses. So...

    Braid is available in different thicknesses. So if the braid depth on the LTD is 0.030" or more and/or you need to route due to poor braid land, you can get thicker braid to bring the braid recess to...
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    Great minds think alike! LOL Those colors are...

    Great minds think alike! LOL Those colors are only for the F1 car, I'm not good at masking all those funky curves...

    My normal colors are the ones in the background.

    Speaking of running the...
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    For the comparison test, I loaded Motor #2 with a...

    For the comparison test, I loaded Motor #2 with a Koford Hawk-style arm (also freshly refurbished by Bill Bugenis). Due to the very short nature of #2,the arm took a bit of massaging to get it to...
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    This is my option too. It seems the more time I...

    This is my option too. It seems the more time I spend detailing a body, the shorter its life :o
    Here are some examples, all with Sharpie color pens on the driver. Each driver takes less than 5...
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    Yep, with the legs all set properly too!

    Yep, with the legs all set properly too!
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    Both of these are gorgeous! It's interesting to...

    Both of these are gorgeous! It's interesting to see the evolution of things. Today, ideas like static weight and "heavy" pans seem dated, but it's always good to look back at past ideas and see what...
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    I tool some time to look into the effort of...

    I tool some time to look into the effort of cutting ceramic magnets down. The donor can for Motor #2 was a S7 mini which the only thing I saved was the can and magnets. They are ceramics, but quite...
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    Bill Bugenis and myself might be the two most...

    Bill Bugenis and myself might be the two most knowledgeable people on the subject so I'll tell you what I know. First, the phone has not been reconnected.

    The demolition/rebuild is moving along...
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    Thanks for the heads up! And thanks to Jim for...

    Thanks for the heads up!

    And thanks to Jim for the excellent coverage, all while biting his nails to see if he might squeak into the main.
  24. Thread: arm balancing

    by pilmat
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    For Beuf's contact info, try here:...

    For Beuf's contact info, try here: http://www.oldweirdherald.com/articles/owhs-guide-to-motor-services/balance-by-beuf

    Not sure what you are balancing, but Bill Bugenis has a great service too. He...
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    Yeah, the browser on my iPhone would not put the...

    Yeah, the browser on my iPhone would not put the Twitter update on yesterday when in 3G, worked fine in wifi.

    I guess last night proved a bit late, even for an Owl :)
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