Doug 412, like the picture and statement. I sure dislike rice cars, Honda, Toyota, etc., yech. I did like racing against those little wimpy cars but few would line up next to my drag cars. They did not like losing by 1/2 the track or more. Is a 57 Chevy station wagon allowed in the hearse class? If they are sign me up for 2.
Yes Dave, station wagons or anything as Doug, has described. Used a P/M VW bus (chopped) last year. Could always slap skirts on one.......... lol. Been seeing some crazy ones on net. Saw a 57 chopped lowered, never did before. Looked pretty good !
.318 amps, Yes, amps out of warts are a joke. Think the VA or volt/amp is a relativly new term used to make the public think they are getting more than they actually are. Transformers used to have amp ratings, them milliamps, now volt amps. Milliamps are 1000th of an amp so warts that say 500ma are 1/2 amp. 500 anything sounds like more than 1/2. Now we have va. This is not the same as amps, and probably more deceiving. To figure amps from volt/amps, applied voltage must be known. A = Va÷V. Think it was 7va or A = 7 ÷ 22 = .318 amps.
Hearse rules are for body only........ anything goes ! KEEP IN MIND THE LOW AMPS ! ! ! Inlines dominated last year, 3 ohm won........ barely, races were.all close. 1/8 mile so gearing may play a bigger role.
Pretty pathetic power there. .318 amps x 22 volts = about 7 watts!!! I think my watch battery can put out more power than that. I will have to see if my adjustable power supply can go that low for testing purposes. I think I could beat that kind of power with one of my old Aurora 20v DC transformers. If I remember right they were in the .7 amp at 20v range each.
Yep, power from warts is loooooooow. Blame that on AW. Wouldn't doubt they tell people to buy batteries soon. But 7 watts are seven thousandths of 1 amp........ atleast the warts are 3 tenths. Don't know if cars would even run on watts. Bet AW knows how low they can go.......... lol. They have been heading that way........ hope they hit bottem with 7va.
Forgot to mention - as for tunning , don't let all the hub bub about timing sytems, power supplies, and tracks fool.you. Yes , they can all help tunning a car. However none will do for you what needs doing to make any slot car faster. That is eliminate friction. And none are necessary to win races either. I use a 13v wart, 15" plug track thats so worn it's more like 12 for all testing..... what I have room for. Won three events this year, TQ at two other events, think the only MM's that did .3's this year were mine. So all the bells & whistles aren't needed. Kind of the idea behind the event. Let people that don't have adjustable supplies and timing systems feel like they can compete.
Not me or others like me that know alittle about slots, but new people that are learning. Or thinking of joining the site & racing. Been on my mind lately , all the talk of how important it is to have all these things in order to compete. Must seem daunting to those not versed in slots and thinking of joining. To me the site's intent is help those new to the hobby and have fun at the same time. Touting all the goodies has to give the impression it will dent the wallet good just to get started. Wrong message for first impression.......... think we need more of how easy it can be to join in if we want more people to do so. Instead of can I afford this being the first thing on ones mind.
Guys, no offense ment..... had nobody or particular subject in mind. Think most of us use the most recent post feature. And it's great to have the wealth of knowlege that is posted regularly. Only source that , I have. But if you were new, looking in, happened to look at most recent post......... you'd be lost in the tech. Thats what that was about, wondering if that little box on the home page that says getting started is enough. Or if we're scaring poeple away ? All of us !