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Old 09-17-2011, 08:36 PM
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Exclamation of SLOP 1 Finale & We Have A Problem

OK it has been a busy week, bla bla bla. Who doesn't have a life outside of proxy slots? NO EXCUSE.

I need only SLOP 1 racers to give their input on this.

The big day was to be Sunday. So, I thought I'd make sure all the cars were in working order and take each for a spin. Good news - all cars seem to be in working order. Bad news - one of two things is wrong:
1 - There are four cars with guides that are too long to make it around the track.
2 - There are a few corners on my track that are too tight for reasonably sized guides.

I am not revealing the cars as this might influence the vote. Just assume the car is yours.

Solutions as I see it:
1- These four cars might as well forfeit this race.
2 - I am allowed to trim the guides on the four cars to allow them to race.
3 - I race the cars on the track that started all of this. But that track also has two spots that would need some reworking. Probably just sanding and then a retaping.
4 - The last race is canceled. Some boob made his track impassible.
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My vote is option #2.

#1 The first option is absurd.
#2 Is quick, easy, and will work. The cars with shorter guides get around just fine.
#3 Doable but not really fair to just pick a new track.
#4 Hey! That's not nice.

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Old 09-17-2011, 09:04 PM
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How about I send you a different guide, assuming I'm one of the troublemakers? I can't remember what guide is on my car, it may be a Slot.it wood guide...
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:37 PM
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Danni,

you may have my vote by "proxy"! Whatever you think is the best solution (hey, it's your track(s)!)! Whatever you think is appropriate is okay with me (as long as Harv doesn't win w/ me coming in last...).

Just run the sucker!



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Old 09-17-2011, 10:33 PM
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#1 & #4 would be inconsistent with the spirit of SLOP.

I am open to the other two options- #2 I have no problem with, #3 seems like a lot of work.


Chris

Thread drift: Do we need to specify a min rad for SLOP II?
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Old 09-18-2011, 12:39 AM
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#2 is my vote.
So the guide is too long in the blade? It's not that they bottom out ...right?

I say trim the guide. What ever you do to I can fix if needed after and as this is the last race it will not matter in the series.

(just fix my car's better so David's get's last place by enough points behind me so I win by 1 point......HA!!!!!!)
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Old 09-18-2011, 05:56 AM
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For SLOPpy Seconds... No turns should be tighter than 4 inches in radius.

I don't have a car in this but I say trim the guides

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Old 09-18-2011, 07:47 AM
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For SLOPpy Seconds... No turns should be tighter than 4 inches in radius.

I don't have a car in this but I say trim the guides

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Need to make a decision on this before we all get tracks finished. I am the point of painting. As of right now i have a 3.5" radius. I won't go any further on my layout right now. And what ever you all think is best will be fine with me.

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Old 09-18-2011, 09:04 AM
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Keith's 2012 track has one corner with a 7.5" diameter. We tested it with many different cars and haven't had a problem
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Old 09-18-2011, 06:05 AM
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#2 is the only real answer for this. Hack away. I don't believe that any trimming done for your track would make the cars inoperable for others.

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Old 09-18-2011, 06:50 AM
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I vote for #2
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:03 AM
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I vote for #2, but only because it's the last race. If it wasn't, I think it would potentially affect the outcome of other races. 50s
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:57 AM
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Trim and run them!
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Old 09-18-2011, 12:47 PM
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If you have a Carerra car, try it. If it works any slop car should work.

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Need to make a decision on this before we all get tracks finished. I am the point of painting. As of right now i have a 3.5" radius. I won't go any further on my layout right now. And what ever you all think is best will be fine with me.

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Old 09-18-2011, 01:31 PM
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Dean, Tried pushing a Carrera around it and feels like it wants to bind up being pushed. Could run some tape around it and hook the pyramid up to it and see what happens i guess. What ya think? 13v

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Old 09-18-2011, 03:59 PM
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Default test results.

Just ran some tape around my 3.5 radius turn. With 6v a Carrera RS Spyder went around ok.
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