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by Garry J
Sat Mar 16, 2024 11:33 am
Forum: Australian Slotcar Raceways
Topic: ALM Raceway
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: ALM Raceway

The old Red Racer / Margate track from Brisbane. Word is the new owner has replaced the worn pieces and done extensive re-braiding.

IMHO this is one of the best sedan tracks in the country.
by Garry J
Wed Feb 21, 2024 8:45 am
Forum: Australian Slotcar Raceways
Topic: Slotworx Raceway
Replies: 0
Views: 253

Slotworx Raceway

Slotworx Raceway
Cornubia, Qld
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by Garry J
Wed Feb 14, 2024 10:14 am
Forum: Brushless Information
Topic: DoSlot Brushless ESC's, Motor & Parts
Replies: 2
Views: 666

Re: DoSlot Brushless ESC's, Motor & Parts

I like this kit, and the idea behind it. - doslot1.jpg - If you're looking to get into brushless, but are a bit daunted by the cost of converting multiple cars here is your answer. Buy a Do Slot kit for one car and you only need buy motors for your other cars. Spare Velcro mounts and lead wire with ...
by Garry J
Wed Feb 14, 2024 9:49 am
Forum: Model Car Racing
Topic: Brushless Comes to Scale Car Racing
Replies: 2
Views: 2228

Re: Brushless Comes to Scale Car Racing

New Slotworx 110x motor mount kit for Plafit cars, commissioned by Werner of Ace Hobbies and available from Ace Hobbies later this week. Mount uses existing holes on any Plafit chassis with the 4 bolt mounting pattern. Werner tells me there are only a few Plafit chassis that don't have this bolt pat...
by Garry J
Thu Feb 08, 2024 3:42 pm
Forum: Brushless Information
Topic: Brushless slot car info & stuff
Replies: 29
Views: 7500

Re: Brushless slot car info & stuff

Some opinions from my own experimenting - You don't need anything bigger than an 110x motor. 1106 is a good size. Choose motor kv according to car weight and body configuration. 6000k and up are for light weight cars with some downforce, flexis and up. For model type cars, heavy with no downforce, p...
by Garry J
Thu Feb 08, 2024 2:46 pm
Forum: Model Car Racing
Topic: Brushless Comes to Scale Car Racing
Replies: 2
Views: 2228

Re: Brushless Comes to Scale Car Racing

We're already on it Stoo. I have brackets for 110x motors for Slotworx and Plafit chassis. Plafit brackets come in 2 heights for chassis with and without a hole for the motor and they require a hole drilled for a second screw to stop the bracket turning. SW2.jpg Plafit chassis bracket has extra long...
by Garry J
Thu Feb 08, 2024 2:05 pm
Forum: Upcoming Races
Topic: Windsor Slot Cars- Racing Schedule for 2024
Replies: 12
Views: 3009

Re: Windsor Slot Cars- Racing Schedule for 2024

OH, ok,... I guess I just 'assumed' (obviously incorrectly), that it would have been One or the Other, Not a 'Mix & Match' scenario as such. Not aware of it ever being 'Mixed' previously ;) :) It's perfectly legal under the rules, just nobody ever thought of doing it before. Doesn't mean it's r...
by Garry J
Thu Feb 01, 2024 5:46 pm
Forum: Brushless Information
Topic: ModelDrome. Great Service !!
Replies: 3
Views: 1226

Re: ModelDrome. Great Service !!

I'm referring to the specs you stated Stoo.
by Garry J
Thu Feb 01, 2024 3:23 pm
Forum: Brushless Information
Topic: ModelDrome. Great Service !!
Replies: 3
Views: 1226

Re: ModelDrome. Great Service !!

40 amps at 12 volts = 480 watts

80 amps at 12 volts = 960 watts

Without a huge heatsink that board wouldn't last a millisecond.

Sounds like they're quoting 'Maximum Drain Current' off a data sheet. Means nothing without some mega cooling.

I eagerly wait to be proven wrong.
by Garry J
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Aussie Retro Discussion
Topic: Its not fair
Replies: 31
Views: 30127

Re: Its not fair

I worked there for a while, and built the tracks. Never a manager though. The 'Hornsby Slot Cars' name probably came from Charles and Martins business when they took over from Peter Carolin. I think Martin may have held the lease on the building for some time. I left Sydney and moved to Brisbane a w...
by Garry J
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Flux
Replies: 19
Views: 28423

Re: Flux

Most Bunnings employees are like cockroaches, if you try to catch them they scurry off and hide under something.
by Garry J
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Aussie Retro Discussion
Topic: just some Text code Testing, Nothing to Read :)
Replies: 26
Views: 24041

Re: just some Text code Testing, Nothing to Read :)

Hmm,.. interesting!?,.. initially, the Race Report sheet was 'presented' inside a Scrollable Box, which is/was Good for NOT taking up too Much Space, Now it is being Shown 'In Full' !!??
Didn't I already say that.
by Garry J
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Aussie Retro Discussion
Topic: just some Text code Testing, Nothing to Read :)
Replies: 26
Views: 24041

Re: just some Text code Testing, Nothing to Read :)

If the track PC has internet access
by Garry J
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Aussie Retro Discussion
Topic: just some Text code Testing, Nothing to Read :)
Replies: 26
Views: 24041

Re: just some Text code Testing, Nothing to Read :)

You don't need to search for the files.

On the track PC go to the 'SETUP' tab in the software.

There's a button that will open a file manager window at the location where the files are being saved. Files are very small and are quick to copy so just grab the whole directory.
by Garry J
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Aussie Retro Discussion
Topic: just some Text code Testing, Nothing to Read :)
Replies: 26
Views: 24041

Re: just some Text code Testing, Nothing to Read :)

It won't look right in the editor but the format is right in the post. I've edited the css file so it shows all the text and you don't have to scroll. You might have to do a hard reset on your browser to show it - Ctrl + F5 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------...