Post by David Mitcham on Mar 20, 2019 14:40:36 GMT -5
I have entered the Policar F1 scratch build race to CSCRA rules at the UK Slot Car Festival in May. This may turn out to be a foolish move as I would be the first to admit I am not the greatest driver of slot cars. I was wondering what should build when Mel Ault offered me a pre-production Tecno TF71 Formula 2 shell. I thought it would be a real challenge to fit the Policar motor/gearbox into what is a very small car - the wheelbase is only a scale 65.3mm. Anyway I've had a go and surprisingly it all fits after moving as much resin as possible from the body. In addition its performance is really good and not at the nervous beast I was expecting given the small dimensions. Nevertheless I'm hedging my bets for Gaydon and building a Brabham BT48 in parallel - see my other thread. Here are some pictures.
Unfortunately, I will be not there this year, so I will miss to see this wonderful car in the race. You have developed a very special way building the suspensions, that I like very much. Please show us the ready car, too. I wish you good luck in the race!
Best regards, Taffy
-> One day, when the Brexit clouds have swept a way, I´ll go to the festival again... <-
Post by David Mitcham on May 5, 2019 15:00:17 GMT -5
The Tecno is finished - apologies for not posting other details of the build. Here are some photographs of the finished car. For such small, short wheelbase car it goes very well; not as quick as the Brabham BT48, but not far off, and a bit more tricky to drive. I'm going to see which car is best on the Policar track at the Slot Car Festival before deciding which to race.
Yes, that is stunning. Great looking car David, I think your model looks better than the real thing. Love to see these less frequently modeled cars. Thanks for posting. Good luck if you choose this car for the race.