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  • 2015 Flyslot LeMans Classic N. America Championships

    Flyslot has authorized Great Traditions (aka GTSLOTS) to run a North America race program for their LeMans Classic series of cars. Regional races are being scheduled, culminating in a North America Final race to be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015. The Finals will take place at Great Traditions, 831 Byberry Road, Philadelphia, PA. Track opens 8am, tech inspection starts at 10am, racing scheduled to start about noon.

    To qualify for the finals, you must finish in the top 4 of one of the 2015 Flyslot LeMans Classic regional races to be announced soon, or have a prior champion's exemption as a previous winner of a GTSLOTS championship final within the past 5 years.

    Any shops, clubs or slot car organizations interested in holding a regional event contact Robert Holt by phone (908-397-7886) or e-mail ([email protected])

    All drivers that qualify and plan on attending the “National Event” should take note that the following rules will be utilized and enforced. Modifications to these rules for “Regional Events” such as the use of different tires or other specific parts or rules are permitted with advanced notification given by the race director for the event.

    ELIGIBLE CARS:
    Flyslot “LeMans Classics” as raced in the World Championship of Manufactures and at Le Mans from 1969 – 1971 including the following cars:




    Chevron B21 (sidewinder) - #024101, #024102
    Ferrari 512S (in-line) – #707101, #707102, #707103
    Ford GT40 Mk II (in-line) – #708101
    Lola T70 Mk. 3B (in-line & sidewinder) – #F19101, #705101, #705102, #705301, #004301
    Porsche Carrera 6 [906] (sidewinder) – #F07101
    Porsche 908/2 (sidewinder) – #F20101, #003102
    Porsche 917K (in-line & sidewinder) – #005103, #005104, #005105, #005301, #F11101, #F11102, #706101, #055106, #055107, #055108
    Porsche 917LH (in-line) – #709101, #709102, #709103

    As they are introduced, newly released cars will be reviewed and added to the approved list if eligible.

    NOTE: This race series is for Flyslot manufactured cars, NOT cars manufactured by Fly.

    GENERAL:
    This will be a race series utilizing cars as supplied by Flyslot. Only those cars released by Flyslot and listed on the approved car list will be allowed. Only those replacement parts supplied by Flyslot or as listed in the rules below may used to replace parts. If the rules stated on these pages do not indicate a part or tuning method IS allowed, it is NOT allowed. Any variations to these rules must be approved in advance by GTSLOTS. All rules are subject to change.

    THE BODY:

    Bodies may not be modified, lightened, or cut in any way – including wheel wells, body posts, interiors, etc. EXCEPTIONS: Sharp edges and burrs may be trimmed or sanded slightly to permit clearance for the proper seating of the body onto the chassis and to allow for body float. All cars must start each race with all parts intact except for exhaust pipes, mirrors, wipers, and antennas. All cars must start with all wings and/or spoiler(s) in place as applicable if it came on the original model. Bodies and interiors can be custom painted, but all cars must have numbers and markings as is prototypical and look like race cars. Bodies must be attached by any and all screws locations provided by the factory, using any manufacturer’s screws, and shims are permitted to adjust chassis/body/spur gear/tire tweak and clearance. If body screws are run loose, tape must be placed over the screw holes in the bottom of the chassis. All cars must use the complete interior w/driver figure as supplied with the car. The front edge of the interior, front interior mounting posts, and detail mounting posts may be modified sufficiently only to allow clearance of a full front axle or do-it-yourself stub axles in replacement of the stock stub axles. An “in-line” body may only be used with an “in-line” chassis unless all missing detail/interior parts are replaced with those used on a sidewinder body of the same type car. All windows must remain transparent as is prototypical.

    CHASSIS:

    Flyslot chassis only. NO TRACTION MAGNETS. Sanding edges of chassis for float is legal. No more than .010” of material should be removed. If a standard credit card can be passed in the gap between the body and chassis, the sanding has exceeded tolerance and the car may fail inspection. NO modifications to axle mounts front or rear are permitted. Front axle ride height adjusting blocks must be in place if included in original model. (Note: Chassis may not be modified in any manner to fit gears.)

    ALLOWED MODIFICATIONS TO THE CHASSIS/BODY:

    In order to foster competition and create parity between the different models and drive configurations of Flyslot cars, the following approved modifications are being permitted on a car by car basis (Note: all modifications should be made in a clean and professional manner and not deter from the proper “look” of the car):

    General (all cars):
    - As there has been a reported shortage of some parts for Flyslot cars at this time, the use of older “Fly” parts as replacement for damaged or broken “Flyslot” parts is allowed. However, the car body must be one of the cars that are on the approved car list and must have all of the parts in place (original or replacement) that came with the original “Flyslot” car except those parts listed in “The Body” section.
    - It has been found that the motor wires should be routed over the pinion side of the motor and not over the motor can so as not to cause interference (pinching) with the underside of the car body. (Note: no material may be removed from the interior or detail parts for clearance of the motor wires except at the point of contact where the wires are soldered to the motor tabs and only sufficient to permit the proper seating of the body to the chassis.)
    - If using fabricated stub axles, some cars may require material removed from mounting posts for interiors and other body details for clearance of stub axle parts.


    Chevron B21 (sidewinder):
    - The engine air intake trumpet detail that resides between the inside of the body and top surface of the electric motor may be trimmed to allow clearance to the motor for pod and body float.

    Ferrari 512S (in-line):
    - The area on the bottom of the interior tray assembly between the driver and the bottom of the air intake detail of the engine may be shaved to allow clearance for the top of the electric motor can (including tape to secure the motor in place) to allow the chassis to fully seat in place within the body and to allow for proper body float.

    Ford GT40 Mk II (in-line):
    - Avant Slot 0.5mm offset axle bushings may be used to adjust issue with alignment of motor shaft and rear axle (see post #74 in this thread).
    - The area on the bottom of the interior tray assembly beneath the driver and the bottom of the air intake detail of the engine may be shaved to allow clearance for the top of the electric motor can (including tape to secure the motor in place) to allow the chassis to seat in place within the body and to allow for proper body float. (Note: sufficient material must remain to support the driver portion of the interior.)


    Lola T70 Mk. 3B (in-line):
    - The exhaust pipe openings on the rear of the body may be extended to the bottom of the body so as to allow for the chassis to properly seat in the body.
    - Avant Slot 1.0mm offset axle bushings may be used to adjust issue with alignment of motor shaft and rear axle (see post #74 in this thread).


    Lola T70 Mk. 3B (sidewinder): none required at this time

    Porsche Carrera 6 [906] (sidewinder):
    The pinion gear may be narrowed to a thickness of .110” or tapered at the end to allow clearance for removal of the pinion and to clear the gear side rear tire inner edge.

    Porsche 908/2 (sidewinder): none required at this time

    Porsche 917K (in-line):
    The area on the bottom of the interior tray assembly between the driver and the bottom of the cooling fan detail of the engine may be shaved and/or removed to allow clearance for the top of the electric motor can (including tape to secure the motor in place) to allow the chassis to fully seat in place within the body and to allow for proper body float.

    Porsche 917K (sidewinder): none required at this time

    Porsche 917LH (in-line):
    The area on the bottom of the interior tray assembly between the driver and the bottom of the cooling fan detail of the engine may be shaved and/or removed to allow clearance for the top of the electric motor can (including tape to secure the motor in place) to allow the chassis to fully seat in place within the body and to allow for proper body float. In addition the surface of the spare tire and/or the under body tail section where the two parts come into contact may be shaved to allow for body float.

    AXLES\BUSHINGS\WHEELS\TIRES:

    Flyslot or any other manufacture’s 3/32” axles, axle stoppers, and bushings (no ball bearings) are allowed. Bushings may be glued in place. Front stub axles may be replaced with a single axle of the correct length, stub axles fabricated from a shortened axle and axle stopper, or equivalent. (Note: on the Chevron the front body post mount prevents the use of a single axle.) Axle shims are permitted. Stock front and rear wheels and/or any style (or color) C. B. Design wheels (front – 15mm x 8mm only/rear – 15mm x 11mm only) are allowed. Stock plastic wheels may be lightly sanded for the purposes of truing. Wheels may be painted. CA (Super) glue may be used to repair loose or attach plastic wheels. Flyslot stock or Slot.it tires may be used on the front. Front tires may be both glued and trued. All rear tires to be supplied by race host (Regional) or GTSLOTS (Regional and National) on race day unless otherwise noted. Note: some rear bushings may require the removal (or notching) of the bearing flange where it comes into contact with the motor can and will be permitted only in the sidewinder chassis cars for the proper seating and alignment of the motor in the rear motor pod assembly.

    Approved rear tires are:
    “Quick Slicks” tire(s) #CB46 (.780”x.435”), #CB47 (.797”x.433”), #CB48 (.813”x.441), or #CB49 (.828”x.441”). Rear tires may extend past body by no more than .5mm. (.020”). No chemicals may be used on the tires. Tires are subject to change at the Nationals and due to availability some tire sizes may not be available. Regional hosts can determine tires to be used for their regional race.


    GEARING:

    ONLY the Slot.it 12 tooth 6.5 mm pinion and the 34/36/38 tooth (ratios – 2.83/3.00/3.17) 19 mm sidewinder spur gears for sidewinder configured cars and the Slot.it 8 tooth 5.5 mm pinion and the 23/24/25/26 tooth (ratios – 2.88/3.00/3.13/3.25) in-line spur (standard or offset) gears for in-line configured cars are permitted. Driver may apply grease to the gears.

    GUIDE BLADES/BRAID/ELECTRICAL:

    Only the Flyslot stock guide blade is allowed. Any manufacture braid and wire can be used and must be attached to the guide/braid through the use of Flyslot eyelets and may not be glued or soldered.

    MOTOR:

    Regional Events (2 options available):

    Option 1 – Handout motors (GTSLOTS black endbell short can also known as the Piranha 21.5k – rated 21.5k @12volts) who’s price would be included in the race entry fee would be available for purchase from GTSLOTS (contact Rich at GTSLOTS or technical contacts shown below for pricing and availability) to the race host prior to the race date. Motors will be pre-tested and marked with an ID code (a report form can be supplied including motor test data); racers will provide their own pinion gears (12 or 8 tooth); trim the motor shafts as required; and will be responsible for the proper soldering of the lead wires to the motor tabs without overheating the tabs and causing damage to the motor. No chemicals (example: Voo Doo drops, etc.) shall be added to the motors. For the sole purpose to hold the motor in place, motors may ONLY be attached in place in the motor pod or chassis by using a single piece of tape supplied by the race host. Holes may be cut out of the tape to allow for cooling over the motor vent holes. Racers would receive their handout motor on arrival at the event, have the opportunity to test/practice with the handout motor before the start of competition, the option to purchase a replacement motor prior to the start of competition, and keep the motor(s) at the conclusion of the event.
    Option 2 – Motors provided by the race host or racers themselves using the appropriate Slot.it 12 tooth or 8 tooth pinion. It is suggested that the motors of the top 5 finishers be tested at the conclusion of the event to confirm legality with the results (if tested) provided to GTSLOTS along with the event race results. (NOTE: Contact GTSLOT technical contacts shown below for additional information on the testing of motors.)

    Nationals:

    Only the provided handout (GTSLOTS black endbell short can also known as the Piranha 21.5k – rated 21.5k @12volts) motor is legal for the National event and will be supplied by GTSLOTS. Motors will be pre-tested and marked with an ID code; racers will provide their own pinion gears (12 or 8 tooth); trim the motor shafts as required; and will be responsible for the proper soldering of the lead wires to the motor tabs without overheating the tabs and causing damage to the motor. No chemicals (example: Voo Doo drops, etc.) shall be added to the motors. For the sole purpose to hold the motor in place, motors may ONLY be attached in place in the motor pod or chassis by using a single piece of tape supplied by the race host. Holes may be cut out of the tape to allow for cooling over the motor vent holes. Racers would receive their handout motor on arrival at the event, have the opportunity to test/practice with the handout motor before the start of competition, the option to purchase a replacement motor prior to the start of competition, and keep the motor(s) at the conclusion of the event.

    WEIGHT:

    Weight may be added to the inside of the chassis. NO weight may be attached to the underside of the chassis.

    LIGHTING (Optional):

    May not be added.

    TRACK VOLTAGE:

    Suggested 12 volts (Note: track power will be set at 12 volts for the N. America finals and the GTSLOTS regional races)

    RACE PROCEDURES (as to be used at the N. America finals and GTSLOTS regional events):
    - All participating race cars will be inspected to ensure rule compliance. A few test laps (the number to be determined by the race organizer) will be allowed prior to the final inspection.
    - It is the responsibility of each participant to make sure that the front spoiler, chassis, and spur gear of their car has sufficient clearance to the track and pickup rail surface so as not to rub under race conditions and will be inspected for such clearance.
    - Cars will be impounded after the inspection process and drivers cannot touch their cars unless done under “green flag” race conditions under the observation of a race official.
    - Any controller is permitted, provided that the controller does not store an electrical charge.
    - The race director for the event (the race organizer holding the event) will have the final determination if any questions or conflicts arise.
    - For any clarification of the race procedures being used at the National Championship please contact:

    Robert Holt by phone (908-397-7886) or e-mail ([email protected])
    Bob Kuss by phone (610-996-0595) or e-mail ([email protected])

    SCHEDULED FLYSLOT LEMANS CLASSIC REGIONAL RACES TO DATE (see posts later in this thread for more details):

    Paul Pearlman's Scalextric Track, Edison, NJ 3/29/15
    Mario Baskin's Carrera Track, Staten Island, NY 4/4/15
    Phase II Slotcars, Pasadena, MD, 5/9/15
    Overlook Hills Raceway, Abington, PA, 4/18/15
    Cloverleaf Store, Highland, MI, 4/25/15
    Main Line Hobbies, Plymouth Meeting, PA, 4/26/15
    Cloverleaf Raceway, Fenton, MI, 5/2/15
    Mount Pleasant Raceway, MD. 5/2/15
    Great Traditions, Philadelphia, PA, 5/9/15
    Robert Holt's Carrera Track, Plainfield, NJ 6/6/15
    Last edited by NJSLOT1_32; 06-02-2015, 08:13 AM. Reason: Parts/part #/modification updates

  • #2
    can the driver apply popcorn salt to the gears?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by martini917k View Post
      can the driver apply popcorn salt to the gears?
      During tech inspection there should be no evidence of applying a substance other than grease to the gears.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by NJSLOT1_32 View Post
        During tech inspection there should be no evidence of applying a substance other than grease to the gears.

        So you can use it as long as you clean it off before tech.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Racerdoug View Post
          So you can use it as long as you clean it off before tech.
          If the rules stated on these pages do not indicate a part or tuning method IS allowed, it is NOT allowed.

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          • #6
            Robert you can count on Clover Leaf Racing to have two regional races one on each of our track and if all goes as planned we should have a third track up and running in time also. We will also be running Quick slicks in all of our races.
            Mike

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            • #7
              Thanks Mike, hoping your schedule permits you and some of the racers in your area to come down to the finals in May.

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              • #8
                Holt build me 2 cars so I can race @ your regional $$$$$$

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by NJSLOT1_32 View Post
                  If the rules stated on these pages do not indicate a part or tuning method IS allowed, it is NOT allowed.
                  So no pizza grease,hand sanitizer, or toilet water either? Guess Dave won't be racing this year.

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                  • #10
                    I would like to have a NYC regional @ Mario's Raceway please. Also I'm kinda confused about what wheels are allowed is it only flyslot stock and C.B. Wheels only? Or can we run slot it wheels.

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                    • #11
                      Mario, we set the rules to either use the Flyslot stock wheels or the C.B. Design wheels so that the tires used on the rear wheels would be those designed for the Flyslot Classics cars. So basically no Slot.it wheels.

                      Bob K.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Lotus74 View Post
                        Mario, we set the rules to either use the Flyslot stock wheels or the C.B. Design wheels so that the tires used on the rear wheels would be those designed for the Flyslot Classics cars. So basically no Slot.it wheels.

                        Bob K.
                        Ok cool! But how do you use a flyslot stock wheels on the axle if wheels keep slipping off and you can't use flyslot stock axle cause the slot it inline gear won't fit the axle. So basically you saying purchase the CB Wheels am I correct? Or is there another solution?

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                        • #13
                          Mario, It is possible to glue the stock Flyslot wheels to a Slot.it axle, however if you wish to change your spur gear (inline or sidewinder) it's actually better to just replace the entire assembly with the Slot.it parts and the C.B. Design wheels. Usually the replacement wheels will also run truer and you will be able to space them better in relation to the chassis and body.

                          Bob K.

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                          • #14
                            The rules allow replacing the stock front setup with a straight axle...

                            Front stub axles may be replaced with a single axle of the correct length
                            The Fly Chevrons, and I assume the Flyslot versions as well, have the front body post in the way. As such, they cannot use a straight axle. Would replacing the stock setup with an improved independent setup be allowed? Such as something like this?



                            This setup has a Slotit axle that has been cut, and then a couple of axle stops to hold it all together. As you can see by the screw in the center, there's no way to get a straight axle across there..

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by nhdungeonracer View Post
                              The rules allow replacing the stock front setup with a straight axle...



                              The Fly Chevrons, and I assume the Flyslot versions as well, have the front body post in the way. As such, they cannot use a straight axle. Would replacing the stock setup with an improved independent setup be allowed? Such as something like this?



                              This setup has a Slotit axle that has been cut, and then a couple of axle stops to hold it all together. As you can see by the screw in the center, there's no way to get a straight axle across there..
                              would like to know also as I'm building my Chevron right now. Someone also makes metal stub axle replacements...would they also be allowed?

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