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Extreme Slotting - "The Final Run"
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Further to the point above I had revised the Rules in regard to Category R5

R5 Class (Dakar Classic Sprint Race) Standard RTR models from Scalextric, Carrera, Ninco, Fly, Revell, Avant, Scaleauto, Team Slot etc. Any upgrades or modifications are allowed. No RAID specific RTR vehicles are permitted which are specified within the Category’s R1, R2, R3 & R4. But parts can be use in order to scratch build suitable models if they comply with the rules below.

Technical Rules specific to R5
 Resin or 3d printed hard plastic moulded bodies are permitted. No lightweight vacuum formed shells permitted. Chassis can be as supplied as in RTR models, modified or with 3d printed replacement and Brass & wire chassis are permitted. Motor type and orientation is free choice. Interior can be original or a 3d representation lightweight replacement. Interiors must include both driver and navigator, wheels must have inserts and all parts fully painted. Drop arms if used should have a maximum active drop (braids to front wheels when in maximum open position) of 2cm. Guides with suspension fitted is highly recommended. Maximum practical track clearance should be used depending on model. 

Additionally as it was suggested to me, I think it is a good idea for this event that 3 cars can be entered for any of the 5 categories, so the fee structure will be different from the usual.

Event Fees
The Event fees are £8.50 per vehicle, only 3 category's can be entered (maximum 3 vehicle entries)

Remember that there is no Team prize for this Proxy, each Category has its own winner.
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#32

Hi Graham, just trying to clarify (and this may have been explained before), but where are we taking the group 5 drop arm measurement to? It says braids to front wheels, where on the front wheels, I would assume the closest part of the wheel to the braids? Also, its max 3 cars entered across 3 classes, but you have previously stated you can enter 2 group 5 cars, is it 3 cars across three classes or can you do 3 cars (2 in group 5 and 1 in another class)? Not that I will probably enter 3 but just in case. Cheers Graham, its shaping up to be a great, and interesting event. 
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(5th-Feb-23, 01:14 PM)Mike174 Wrote:  Hi Graham, just trying to clarify (and this may have been explained before), but where are we taking the group 5 drop arm measurement to? It says braids to front wheels, where on the front wheels, I would assume the closest part of the wheel to the braids? Also, its max 3 cars entered across 3 classes, but you have previously stated you can enter 2 group 5 cars, is it 3 cars across three classes or can you do 3 cars (2 in group 5 and 1 in another class)? Not that I will probably enter 3 but just in case. Cheers Graham, its shaping up to be a great, and interesting event. 
The active drop arm height is the distance between the lowest point of the front wheels (when the car is held upright) and the additional drop height of the guide/braids) from that point.

I have expressed an opinion that more than one vehicle could be entered from Category R5 or even R4, but I would not consider it for the R1, R2 or R3 as we will normally get sufficient vehicles in these categories of the similar type anyway.

I guess I would prefer it to be 1 vehicle entry per entrant for each Category, but I am kind of waiting for feedback as to what the level of interest is in the R4 & R5 category's is going to be. But to make it worth running the Category we need at least 5 or 6 entries per category.

I am remaining open on this issue, but would like to keep to the "status quo" on this at the moment.
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#34

Thanks Graham, that makes sense to me. I'll be entering 1 in the ninco class and 1 in group/Class 5 please.
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(5th-Feb-23, 02:01 PM)Mike174 Wrote:  Thanks Graham, that makes sense to me. I'll be entering 1 in the ninco class and 1 in group/Class 5 please.

I hope it does, it is a difficult thing to judge if there really is a demand or not for a "Dakar Sprint category" , even the R4 "Truck " category is a bit of a trial thing, but I was interested to see that at Wye Valley Club last year there was around 5 or 6 running, so I though I could accommodate that if we widen the scope of the R3 Procars to include lighter Scratch build vehicles of a similar construction.

Really I am just trying things to widen the scope and interest of this Proxy a little more, we had 14 entrants last year, if we could attract a few more it would help with the financial side as much as the fun side of running it.
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#36

It's an R2 Touareg and an R4 Truck for me please. 

Any more truckers out there?

I love puttering with gears
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(5th-Feb-23, 03:07 PM)BARacer Wrote:  It's an R2 Touareg and an R4 Truck for me please. 

Any more truckers out there?

Umm Trucks  Cool

my Merc will be  Sun

   
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#38

I have a Mitoos rolling chassis. 107mm wheelbase, needs a bodyshell, where's the best place to get Raid bodyshells?

Life is like a box of Slot cars... Cool Drinkingcheers
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(5th-Feb-23, 07:46 PM)Kevan Wrote:  I have a Mitoos rolling chassis. 107mm wheelbase, needs a bodyshell, where's the best place to get Raid bodyshells?

For the sake of seeing it get run and so you can make use of the Mitoos I might sacrifice one that I am getting from Remonslot.
It is a Scania Lonestar Truck a project I was thinking of doing, which I bought along with another body shell.
I think this one is a 107mm wheelbase and I would sell it at cost price.
   

If anyone else is interested I also have this Mitsubishi Pajero body kit which I bought a few years ago
   
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#40

Wavegreen Good Morning
so here is our initial Entrants List for this year

   

It is a big welcome to classicchrisk (Bangers Racing) who are trying some off road slotting and has a big surprise in the Dakar Sprint as well as running the Ninco.  Sun
Also new to off Road slotting is BARacer who not only is entering for the first time, but will also become our 7th Host for the Proxy  Handshake Truckers beware!

 A welcome back to Mike174 who once again will try for that elusive Ninco 1st place after being so near once again last year. And this year fancies his chances in the Dakar Sprint.
And Makem  (who unusually is not last in this Proxy) also returns with his previous years runners  Tease

RoadRunners (me) will try my luck with a Mercedes Truck, in addition to running in the ProClass and will enter the Dakar as well....as long as I can find something off the shelf suitable.
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