Car #14 Robert Livingston USA
Weight 56 Grams
Front width 48.5 mm
Rear width 50.15 mm
Rear tire width 6.8 mm Height 21.65 mm Wheelbase 72.6 mm
Gear ratio 9/23 Slot It
Robert did a great job detailing this car out, much better than last year.
Now for the bad news. This car was a rocket on the low grip Carrera track last year and was very quick through the esses. The mods to the car made it harder to run through the esses and would get stuck sideways in the third shallow Esse to the left. The car seems very fast on the straights though. Hopefully the car will not develope the hoppping in the corners like on the stickier tracks last year.
Car #17 Bantoft Tasmania
Lotus 25 with low exhaust
Weight 61 grams
Front width 49.4 mm
Rear width 50.5 mm
Rear tire width 6 mm height 20.4 mm Wheelbase 73.6 mm
Gear ratio 9/24 Slot It
Wow this car is tall, he did a great job fabricating the suspension but he made it just a touch too wide in the rear which even with 6 mm wide tires it was too wide by .5 mm. This car was tippy since it was so tall and on such skinny rear tires but was only one of two cars that got a very fast on the straights.
Car#23 Ecurie Martini USA
Weight 58 grams
Front width 51 mm
Rear width 50.2 mm
Rear tire width 7 mm Height 21 mm Wheelbase 72.1 mm
Gear ratio 8/20 Wizzard Brass HO gears
This car has the Beardog chassis under it and has 13 inch wheels. It is also too wide.
This car also has the brass HO gears which make a great amount of noise. It handles extremely well and is Very Fast Plus down the straights.
Some of our cars are a mm or less over the 50mm width mandated by the rules. Is there a penalty? The odd part of this finding is that I used the same rear axle, wheels, and tires as last year! I must not have squoze it together hard enough when I was reassembling it.