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    I decided to weigh the car.
    1/32 sized brass chassis build, Camaro body from Monogram Snap Kit.
    Finished weight. 122 grams
    122 GRAMS? Well, ok then. I really don't know if that is heavy for a home built brass chassis car. But it "sounds" heavy. Then I went looking for a quote by Colin Chapman. This one. "Simplify, then add lightness."
    And I also found this quote by Colin Chapman, "Adding power makes you faster on the straights. Subtracting weight makes you faster everywhere."
    So I started removing weight. Removed a few brackets and drilled a few holes. Ok, more than a few holes. But done and now the complete car is a svelte 114 grams.
    Let me add a picture of the chassis.
    Click image for larger version  Name:	lightened chassis.jpg Views:	2 Size:	2.62 MB ID:	80152
    As a comparison, my Carrera MB Stihl DTM weighs 112 without the rear spoiler.
    Now to box it up and ship it.

    Scott
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    Last edited by noddaz; February 7, 2021, 05:56 PM.
    Why doesn't my car run like that?

    Scott

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    Consider a Revoslot slot motor or a 20k 200grm/torque motor and have it ready for the O2.0 Trans Am Proxy. I’m a 104 grams on my car which finished 15th last series.
    The Jester
    of Da Lou (St. Louis) but from
    the Soxside (Chicago)

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    • #3
      "Adding power makes you faster on the straights. Subtracting weight makes you faster everywhere."

      I'm with Mr. Chapman on this.

      The Corvette C6R I entered in this year's GT3 proxy weighs 87 grams and is powered by an NSR 19k King. It's currently 8th in the series, competing against a grid of 26 other cars not one of which is turning less than 25k at the crank.
      Team SCANC
      Woodland Trace Raceway - SlotZuka - Bent Tree Raceway
      OFI - Buena Vista Motorsports Park - Slotkins Glen
      Leadfinger Raceway

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      • #4
        We will see what Harry thinks of this car first. I sent to him for his Brass AM Challenge. I hope I don't embarrass myself too badly.

        Scott
        Why doesn't my car run like that?

        Scott

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