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arch2b
2011.12.11, 06:47 PM
This will be held at Hobby Works in Fairfax, Virginia

arch2b
2012.03.24, 09:55 AM
got notice giro-z is shipping! still need to order the bridge materials though.

arch2b
2012.03.28, 07:05 PM
good news, giro-z arrived today. bad news, it arrived in bits and pieces. i just can't catch a break:rolleyes:

TheRinger
2012.03.28, 08:23 PM
That really sucks ray, sorry. If you could tell me what materials and measurements that are needed to make the bridge and I'll try to make one.

arch2b
2012.03.28, 10:22 PM
PN will ship a new kit when it arrives. it took a couple weeks to get what i have so it may be a couple weeks more :confused:

i was just about to pull the trigger on 2x2x72 aluminum u channel. my idea is to make a channel bridge with bent rod legs (http://mini-zracer.com/mini-zgallery/data/960/medium/42.jpg). i've got half a dozen sketches like that one with various designs for attaching through a rail, folding under the track, resting inside rail pins, etc. thinking strong, very small footprint and very small sightline/profile. i wanted to use pvc u channel but aluminum is actually half the cost, go figure. the 2x2 u channel will aid in keeping the pickup sensors accurate. i've not found 1/8"-1/4" rod or have tools to bend it though.

TheRinger
2012.03.29, 11:40 AM
I'll dig around and see what I can find. I know I don't have any 2x2 aluminum u channel at work but might something that would work.

arch2b
2012.03.30, 07:12 AM
can someone provide measurements for rail pin? i need the pin diameter and distance between centerlines of holes in rails. one set of legs i intend to make will anchor to rail pins. i may also make a set that folds and rests on the floor.

arch2b
2012.03.31, 09:25 PM
anyone have access to a bender jig? i'm not sure i can bend 1/8"-1/4" rod with hand tools. also, anyone weld? 1/8" rod is still flexible and may need some reinforcing bars spot welded to make the frame rigid. i bought a couple 1/8"x36" rods today and will order the aluminum channel this weekend.

arch2b
2012.03.31, 09:53 PM
never mind, ordering a wire bending jig as well. found one that will work and is cheap.

arch2b
2012.04.05, 09:31 PM
thanks to mike ., i have some GPM tires to try as well.

TheRinger
2012.04.06, 03:24 PM
Where did mike find them?

arch2b
2012.04.06, 03:33 PM
it's mike, he's got stockpiles of parts like trailer park hoarders do cats and dogs :p

arch2b
2012.04.07, 06:31 PM
i started work on the bridge today. got the channel stencil work done and painted. i made a bent rod leg prototype.
http://mini-zracer.com/mini-zgallery/data/960/medium/IMG_13532.jpg

http://mini-zracer.com/mini-zgallery/data/960/medium/IMG_13561.jpg

turns out the bent rod i got from lowes, 1/8"x36" is about 8" to short to do what i want. the prototype is just the basic shape and features. the final leg needs additional bends to add rigidity to the frame and provide anchor points to the channel. anyone know where you can buy 1/8" steel rod at least 48" long? the jig works but is rather basic. it makes it very hard to get all the bends without twisting the frame. a good bench vise and some large pliers would plumb things up but i have neither. also still need to find the right clamps. i know they exist as i've used them before but can't find them anywhere. it's a throughbolt clamp with the clamp plate that has curved pockets on either end to hold wire flat to a surface.
http://mini-zracer.com/mini-zgallery/data/960/medium/IMG_13601.jpg

arch2b
2012.04.08, 02:44 PM
finished the base coats today. just need to do the clear coats in 48 hours.

http://mini-zracer.com/mini-zgallery/data/960/medium/photo73.JPG

http://mini-zracer.com/mini-zgallery/data/960/medium/photo211.JPG

TheRinger
2012.04.08, 08:31 PM
Nice job ray.

vash
2012.04.13, 08:43 AM
Looks really good. Don't think we will make this one, have mid day game

LeProf
2012.04.13, 03:18 PM
I will also be missing this one:(
Hope you will be able to enjoy the new track:)

Ray: the bridge looks real good;much more fancy than my 1" pvc bridge...

Rene.

arch2b
2012.04.13, 06:17 PM
Sorry you guys can't make it. I'll be there about 10:30.

LeProf
2012.04.14, 08:04 AM
Change of plans; Julien and I will show up --- maybe around 11:30. Will try to fit the vacuum in the car -- but toolbox already fills the front trunk and the rear one is rather small...
Hope Dwayne will make it -- Julien counts on it...

Rene.

JoeOvercoat
2012.04.14, 10:42 AM
Good Day All - I am interested in both watching the race and joining the race (I have transponders)...but I have been searching these pages but cannot figure out when the race is on the 14th: can anyone link me to the thread/post that explains when the race will be? I know where HobbyWorks is.

TheRinger
2012.04.14, 04:52 PM
I am buying 2 wide L's for Hobbyworks. Problem solved.

arch2b
2012.04.14, 06:40 PM
Good Day All - I am interested in both watching the race and joining the race (I have transponders)...but I have been searching these pages but cannot figure out when the race is on the 14th: can anyone link me to the thread/post that explains when the race will be? I know where HobbyWorks is.

Sorry I missed this post. There is a running schedule kept here, http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37392

JoeOvercoat
2012.04.15, 10:05 AM
Thank you. I hope to make it to the upcoming races, if only to make some movies for YouTube, but perhaps make it into the field myself.

arch2b
2012.04.15, 10:06 AM
your welcome any time, to watch, race, video or whatever. :p