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gorp

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Andy , you are the most precise poster have seen covering the arc system.

I hope that at a minimum , you are able to cut and paste your answers to the repeated questions from new arrivals.

Scaly should be paying you for this work that helps their customer base succeed in using the products they manufacture.

gorp

 

gorp

636 posts

ginetta wheelbase is a little longer than 2000 nascar, ford gt,  and transam

but same as indy dallara so should be just fine

btw longest have seen are modern open wheel which is another reason here to avoid

gorp

636 posts

correction : scaly should make single shorts and quarters with the single halfs connections for digital track designs

gorp

636 posts

Had downloaded the free version of the train track years ago but found it personally useless here.

When running virus program recently it also quarantened it on my old mac.

Also have tried published designs to learn from but honestly believe some had never been built before printing.

 

So best advice can give is to just do it and see how design works out.

It helps to take notes and use a ruler to check parallel lines and a calculator to do the math if unable to handle the non standard designs.

There are numorous sites that give the diminsions of the curves and straights.

You will need short straights, at least 4 to make anything minorly creative and the scaly digital systems will also require certain track design requirements to function properly.

Believe scaly should make single lane shorts with the same connector as the singe straights.

 

Any serious discussion of track design would become complicated and long here.

So my best advice to learn track building remains just do it.

 

 

gorp

636 posts

Andy, thank you for the info and happy new year.

gorp

636 posts

When repairing broken lead wires at the guide end (a common repair here),

the front ferrite man is removed.

Have never noticed a difference between those with or without it at guide.

Of course the one on the motor is left on because why change what is working.

gorp

636 posts

No comment woodcote about the ff chassis parts ?

Really surprised anyone races the legend f1s.

Quit buying modern day f1 toys too for same reason.

My opinion is last great scaly open wheel are the indy danarra.

gorp

636 posts

My only question is what wouldnt work ?

Just the app or racing in general ?

gorp

636 posts

And a happy boxing day to you Andy, which we always celebrate here due to previous lifetime.

 

Will your writings be available by pdf for leisurely reading or possible through amazon ?

 

Have any idea what the axle to axle length is for ginette ?

Can tell alot about expected handling with that info and it does have the good can in it.

gorp

636 posts

say what ?

popping out mags on the standard can may slow it down for controlling (and also show the true handling of the design). 

popping out mags on the slim ff can which almost starts full on will lead to more crashes and expensive repairs due to smaller parts used than standard, so running magnet may be only safe option

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