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  • Testing a Thunderslot McLaren!

    Had some fun testing a Thunderslot McLaren F1Fan was building. Those cars are so nice!
    Rob

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7AVVceeRww

  • #2
    Now I can’t sleep...... thank you for this

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    • Cgyracer
      Cgyracer commented
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      Sir Brumos RSR You can't sleep....you are THE CanAm Champion and everybody is aiming for you! Just when you think you built a good car there will be a Heli_ca to prove you wrong! No sleep!

    • Brumos RSR
      Brumos RSR commented
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      All the more reason not to be able to sleep. And now we have these McLaren videos going viral of some of the top proxy builders in the sport..... these two cars will be 3/10ths faster come race time so get ready everyone. Time for a glass of Uncle Nearest and melatonin.

  • #3
    Thanks Rob. Was looking at my Lola tonight. Made a few axle height adjustments and was looking to going to a flatter piece of led and filling the whole pod. Also was going to add a little on the sides. My car weighs 68.7 grams. It finished 7th in 2019. From the video looks like I can add 5 more grams and kick the front wheels out some more. I know I need to true the front tires. They definitely were not flat on the setup block. Hoping to crack the top five this time and hopefully get some podiums.

    Tony sleep well.

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    • Brumos RSR
      Brumos RSR commented
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      Your car was coming on strong near the end of the proxy and with the upgrades will be a contender. This proxy will be as competitive as the GT3 and WC in 2021. As I said....can’t sleep

  • #4
    Thanks very much for this comparison. For those who choose an entry other than ThunderSlot, you can see how high the bar has been set.

    So many factors affect tuning but, I believe, tire choice and prep is certainly a major factor. After you finish your tire truing procedures, do you treat the surface with a solvent such as lighter fluid to achieve the polished, smooth appearance that I have seen on some entries?

    This next Can Am proxy has a high level of interest. I think that it will be difficult to even qualify, let alone prepare a car that can compete for a top 10 position, but that’s where the goal resides.

    Thanks again.
    Bob G. ..... Boston, North Shore

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    • Cgyracer
      Cgyracer commented
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      I have either wet sanded with soapy water or if I'm in a rush I use lighter fluid on good quality paper towel to smooth my tires. Either process I do.
      The CanAm is going to be a competitive proxy!
      Last edited by Cgyracer; January 13, 2021, 01:29 PM. Reason: spelling

  • #5
    That was great , will you try F1fans car with out the rear tungsten and see what happens before sending it back , Also are the fronts off the track or just touching ?

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    • Cgyracer
      Cgyracer commented
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      Hi Courtney, I'll check his fronts at home. All done testing his car I'll be mailing soon.

      The front tires are just barely off the block .
      Last edited by Cgyracer; January 14, 2021, 08:54 AM.

  • #6
    F1Fan will take a few tenths off that car once he gets serious about that car or the next CanAm car. We do know everybody is building smoother and faster cars every year and just when you sit down and think you have a good car and it's not possible to improve anymore a Camber or Heli_ca comes out and sets a new standard.

    In 2019 CanAm - BrumosRSR and DRW21 set the standard (my 3rd place car was not even close to their level).....this year who know's who will set the standard? Who will it be? That's what is fun about Proxy racing.

    Rob

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    • #7
      Great video Cgyracer, and even better to be helping others too, even if you have to race with/against them - means more fun for more people and better racing because of it too. Well done.

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      • #8
        Nice video Rob, both quick cars!

        Zack

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        • #9
          Great video Rob, it was fun to watch.

          Chris
          "I don't make mistakes. I make prophecies which immediately turn out to be wrong "
          "And that just shows you how important the car is in Formula One Racing"

          Murray Walker

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          • Aloha
            Aloha commented
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            Honestly it was painful to watch as we all know you both will be even faster after you fine tune further. Oh woe is me or should I say us.....

        • #10
          Watched your video last night, very interesting and helfpul, thanks! Is there a weight limit for this proxy?

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          • Brumos RSR
            Brumos RSR commented
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            No weight limit at all. Winning car last year was 65.2 grams.

          • SlotCat
            SlotCat commented
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            OK, thank you.

        • #11
          Fantastic presentation Rob: you are really raising the bar in terms of sharing information and doing it in a brilliant manner. I am still amazed at the performance of essentially stock Thunderslots. Very curious to see if they will again dominate the series this time around or if someone will find some magic to beat them.

          Two detail comments/questions:

          * Finding a hard chassis for McLarens or Elvas is proving to be an all but impossible task. I see Chris got creative and used a Lola T70 chassis in his car. I coincidentally checked last night after speaking with him: it turns out the body mounting positions are identical for the Lola, the McLaren and the Elva. I keep measuring tiny wheelbase differences but that is likely down to pod movement and poor measuring technique.
          * I am curious to how loose the pods were. Do you recall at all? Also notice you have some tape on the pod, Chris has none.

          Looks like this proxy is going to be a knock-down, drag-out battle!! Lap times for the two McLarens are comparable to most of the the GT3 cars (except for Leon's, but he does not count because he has some kind of mutant car!)

          Going to be interesting....

          Alwyn

          EDIT: Needed to add: I was mightily impressed with the use of the head mounted camera to aid in car tracking! Excellent idea exceedingly well executed. Also like the fact that you did the video in 4K as I use a 4K monitor 😊
          Last edited by SuperSlab; January 13, 2021, 11:48 PM.

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          • Cgyracer
            Cgyracer commented
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            Both pods feel just a touch loose, about a half turn loose. The two chassis look identical, F1Fans is stamped "Thunderslot Lola"

            Thanks for the nice comments Alwyn. Biggest issue with 4K I notice is the time spent waiting rendering / compiling the video on the PC and then again the upload time onto YouTube. Just these two processes alone took me about 4 to 5 hours for a 20 minute video.
            Rob

          • SlotCat
            SlotCat commented
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            Gotta agree with SuperSlab, great job, love watching it!

        • #12
          Excellent video and beautiful track. Was the camera on the top of your head?
          Bob Edwards
          Northern VA

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          • Cgyracer
            Cgyracer commented
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            Haha yes I had a GoPro Hero 7 Black strapped to my heard. Everywhere I looked......the camera looked.
            Rob

        • #13
          Thank you from all us first time proxy racers. Great video !!

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          • #14
            Big upps to Rob for taking the time to pull this together and to both Rob and Chris for their willingness to openly share set ups.

            It's vids like that help the shed some light to the rest of us cave dwellers.
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