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  • GT Qualifying/Race Results-Terry's Targa Track

    Guys,
    GT qualifying has begun. I'll post results in groups of three and announce the next group to run to keep it suspenseful. Sound good?

    Terry

  • #2
    Nah, I think you should start with the Prototypes ...

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    • #3
      Real cars start with the lesser cars, wind up with the fastest. With slot cars, it's a good idea to run the slower cars first so the driver(s) can warm up, and so the track can be run-in, especially when you are cleaning the tires every few laps to start.

      Go Terry!

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      • #4
        BYOB fellas. This is going to be good!

        GT Qualifying. New cars added in bold.
        Note: All cars received multiple tire cleanings to help achieve best lap.

        11.334 sec. #48 Gulf Capri RS Turbo, RecklessRacer. 2 deslots. Very challenging to drive, I like it. Smooth driver that needs to be pushed to make go fast. Car is geared too high for this track and seems to leave the car lacking punch coming out of the corners. Ortman tires let the rear drift in unpredictable places. Both deslots occurred down the hill in front of the Mausoleum. Very early braking will prevent deslots in that area come race day.

        11.349 sec. #16 Capri RS Turbo, Smokeio. 2 deslots. Another Ortman tire, high geared car makes for a challenging driver. 23k blackcan loves this track even with the 2.67 ratio. Smokeio's Capri was the first (so far) to deslot after the straight and once in the S curves. Ortman tires let rear drift too much in corners.

        11.424 sec. #26 Lancia Beta Montecarlo, WPSOKO1. Zero deslots. Very smooth and easy to drive. This 23k is geared closer to what this track likes. It feels like the car is flying on the track. I'll be taking notes from this one.

        11.599 sec. #95 Capri Rs Turbo, PeteN95. 1 deslot. With the 17k motor, this car really needs a lower gear. It drives very nice and Ortmans chattered a couple of times in the corners. I can almost hold the controller wide open the whole time. The one deslot occurred in front of the Mausoleum.

        12.083 sec. #7 Capri RS Turbo, Davols. Zero deslots. Not sure of the brand of tire on this car, Ortmans? This car took many tire cleanings to get it to hook up. The tire contact patch looks narrow compared to cars with the same width of tire. Drives good just not very consistent in the traction department.

        13.937 sec. #53 Lancia Beta Montecarlo, TR3. 8 deslots. This cars spur gear rubs the chassis while negotiating left hand turns. The tires seem to be somewhat out of round along with the axle bushings moving causing this one to deslot everywhere. Impossible to drive. The car can race with the tires being a bit out of round but the spur rubbing and the axle bushings are going to plague this car at every track.


        Next three to be qualified:
        -Dennis Samson
        -Spirit Racer
        -Robert Livingston
        Last edited by Terry Noe; 01-04-2007, 05:35 PM.

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        • #5
          Wow, now that's service....Excellent Terry! And I'm very interested to see how Bruce's Capri does. I'm thinking the tires might work well there.
          Last edited by DaveKennedy; 01-04-2007, 03:24 PM.

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          • #6
            I hate low voltage. And now there are two more big tracks with the same thing!

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            • #7
              If Smokeio's car is challenging I'm dead. Go (easy)Terry!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by PeteN95 View Post
                I hate low voltage. And now there are two more big tracks with the same thing!
                Hmmm . . . GPR Headquarters is working on this . . .

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                • #9
                  Hey, I'm fine with low voltage! A good light car - such as an 87 gram Flunder - runs just fine on low voltage!

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                  • #10
                    Da suspense is killing me...be back at 10.

                    Having Fun - Da Vols

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                    • #11
                      Pics from the track

                      GT class waiting to be qualified.


                      Smokeio experiencing dead mans curve. Just ask Dave K what its like.


                      GPR Class of 2007

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                      • #12
                        TR3's car was difficult to drive on my track. We had sudden deslots, too. Glue the bearings in and trim the chassis away from the gear, and see if you can keep it in the slot. I believe that 7 grams of weight (or so) is needed near the front axle to keep it planted.

                        You should not tune any of the cars, but if they cannot be driven, minor fixes can be done.

                        Edits:
                        I have to add that we ran on 13.6v, and did the best we could with the cars, as-is.

                        DaVols Capri has Fly Racing Type D rubber tires. They would not hook up at all on my track, even if sanded clean.
                        Last edited by Robert Livingston; 01-04-2007, 06:24 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Super job so far Terry!

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                          • #14
                            11.424 sec. #26 Lancia Beta Montecarlo, WPSOKO1. Zero deslots. Very smooth and easy to drive. This 23k is geared closer to what this track likes. It feels like the car is flying on the track. I'll be taking notes from this one.
                            Woof, woof. Wayne has another dog.

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                            • #15
                              Nice drive Terry. To paraphrase Dennis , "Easy does it" and Smokeio's first piece of advice (that I actually listened to), "Just make laps."

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