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Old school Plafit exel with exhausts extensionAuthor: Henri van Gool, Category: Technical, 09 Mar 2010, 3353 view(s)
My old BMW M1 procar was still running without exhausts. The exhausts were situated at the original car, just beneath the rear bumper and outside the back of the car. When placed outside the body, the exhaust pipes will be easily smashed off in a race accident.

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Kick my assAuthor: Henri van Gool, Category: Technical, 26 Jan 2010, 3076 view(s)
Racers like asses. That is why race babes are so attractive. That is the same with race cars. The asses are important for ground effect reasons and for the looks. Many time when we build a car for a race, there is no time left for a nice ass. An other reason to pay little attention to it, is not knowing how to put the fragile parts of the model at the back of the car. I have tried to make it solid and thorough and would like to share this with you.


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SB Acura further detailedAuthor: Henri van Gool, Category: Technical, 18 Mar 2009, 3095 view(s)
Breaking news: after a long time of silence, Soul Brothers Acura has arrived in the last stadium of finishing the car! Whatch the pics now. See the huge progress that has been made by team captain Henri van Gool with support of Tamar Nelwan.

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Low cost Showboard including lightning systemAuthor: Henri van Gool, Category: Technical, 08 Dec 2008, 3077 view(s)
At races I have met several slotracers who showed their cars at nice homemade boards. Is it possible to make such a show board at low costs (for economic reasons )? full story...

RFH F 365 GT4 BB/ The making offAuthor: Tamar Nelwan, Category: Technical, 21 Nov 2008, 8178 view(s)
Here's the story of how we contructed the Ferrari 365 GT4 BB body we raced at last weekend's "Big Wheels @ Spa" event in Germany. Starting point for this project was an old airfix kit of the #75 N.A.R.T 1978 Le Mans version that Gabriel bought from Stefan Kuhn
At first I did not think much of Gabe's choice, which was obviously motivated by the fact that the car was about as low and wide as the Big Wheels rules allowed. But boy was it ugly....or at least I thought it was...until I saw this video
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Klaus hat ein neuen SitzAuthor: Henri van Gool, Category: Technical, 20 Nov 2008, 3027 view(s)
After a demolishing experience at Alsdorf last race, I was not in the mood for a funeral of my latest springoff: the Ford Capri Zakspeed.

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Remodeling a Tamtech Lancia Lc2Author: Henri van Gool, Category: Technical, 15 Sep 2008, 3429 view(s)
For some reason I like white colored cars. So for the Gr C Lemans Legends I chose the Lancia Lc2 in Martini livery. Unfortunately I was not able to finish the car in time as you might have noticed!
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The Bull is backAuthor: Henri van Gool, Category: Technical, 05 Mar 2008, 2806 view(s)
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Let there be light!Author: Gabriel Inäbnit, Category: Technical, 09 Dec 2007, 5126 view(s)
Let there be light! Many of you have asked and/or wondered how RfH builds the lights, flaming pipes, position/marker lights in mirrors and break lights. In this article you will receive an overview on the building blocks of our lights as well as some tips and tricks.
article is a work in progress
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Team Modena heads for AlsdorfAuthor: Henri van Gool, Category: Technical, 10 Oct 2007, 3022 view(s)
Team Modena/Dutch Age Racing has refreshed its car for their 3rd appearance at the Spa track in Alsdorf. Still clad in Le Mans 2006 colors the Aston Martin has been thouroughly tested on the wooden sixlaner in Almere. Highly motivated teamcaptain Henry van Gool decided they needed something "extra" to express their high hopes for the race. full story...

Cars&Models: A reference list for 1/24 SportscarsAuthor: Tamar Nelwan, Category: Technical, 23 Apr 2007, 2564 view(s)
Modelcar (slot)racing means building scale(d) models of 1/1 racecars and (after all those hours of carefull building something most people cherish in a showcase) going to the track and actually race them...hard.
As this website's theme is Sports Endurance racing from the Gr. C era till present, our aim was to build a database with references to all the Group C, GT, GTP and LMP's that have been modelled in 1/24 or 1/25 scale. As it turned out this was a gigantic task and even though we've put these pages live..one that is far from finished.
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New Sportscar Models 2007Author: Afolabi Osu, Category: Technical, 18 Feb 2007, 26268 view(s)

By the end of februari most modelmakers have presented their 2007 releases at one of the big toy fairs. Of course we do not all have the ability to go there and skoop the latest news, but with some determined surfing on the web and e few calls to those "who were there" its amazing what info you can get.
For "modern" sportscars 2006 was a "vintage" year, we got the whole flock of GT's, DBR9's (Spark, Renaissance and MFH), plenty of F575's (Carrera, Fuijimi, Redline, Technomodel) and finally the big and bad assed MC12 by Ejan.

For 2007 the Gt pickings are less rich, even though there are plenty off untouched cars out there (somebody do the Spyker in 1/24 please.. I know its ugly..but its Dutch) No seriouly it seems the focus has shifted back to sports prototypes and some come form a very unexpected source......

Check out the new models made by Carrera and Scaleproduction. See which ace Revell Germany had up their sleeve and check out the new range of RTR Group C cars from BRM. After all that update yourself with some new kits by the usual suspect like Tamiya, Fuijimi et al. Oh and dont forget Techno model
Here's a summery of what Gert Klinge found on the web. All in all it gives you a good view of what we can expect for this year full story...

1/24 Digital slotracing...the future?!Author: Tamar Nelwan, Category: Technical, 31 Jan 2007, 6525 view(s)
The latest buzzword in the commercial world of slot racing being DIGITAL, is it possible to race 1/24 Scale cars in the same format? Well, with a little effort and some helping hints, those 1/24 Carrera Shelf-queens can now be raced in exciting, realistic multi car-per-lane racing, with real overtaking. Big Al got a bee in his bonnet, and produced a little gem of a track which can race both 1/32 and 1/24, and Analogue and last but not least, digital.. read and see for your self...is this the future of slotracing?. full story...

Converting a F430 into a F430 GTR (updated)Author: Henri van Gool, Category: Technical, 18 Jan 2007, 4406 view(s)
One of the most recurrent challenges for a sportscar modelracer is that there's no kit of the racecar he wants to build. But if you can get hold of a road version it is no so hard to covert such a kit into a proper racer. For those of you all that want to build a F430, I thought that these text and pictures might be helpfull.
Base kit is the Revel 430, not only is is cheap and sturdy, but with a little imagination you only need a few modifications to turn the street car into a proper f430 GT2. full story...

Vac Forming 1-2-3 making a simple VacformmachineAuthor: Alan Paterson, Category: Technical, 03 Jan 2007, 2893 view(s)
What do you do when you are on the other side of the world and need some light vacuformed interiors, but you can't get your hands on "Werksteile" because the shipping alone will cost a fortune. Well...you make do with what you can get, or...you start making your own. At least that's what Al Paterson did when he prepared his cars for the 2006 IMCA Worlds. And it really isn't that difficult, at least not after you've read "Big Al's" report on how he made his own Vacform machine and sucked himself into Worlds Concourse winning shape. full story...

Dodge Viper GTS (master making)Author: Tamar Nelwan, Category: Technical, 27 Dec 2006, 4918 view(s)
Ever since I saw the first Vipers run at Le Mans I really loved that car. There are some nice Viper kits out there...but unfortunately they are all 1/25.
Now for the modellist that's not a problem..its just a bit smaller...But I wanted to race my Viper, and race it competitively!
As the competition was running 1/24 bodies which gave them the max allowed trackwidth (83mm) my Viper needed to be at least just as big. full story...

Dodge Viper GTS (casting the silicone mold)Author: Tamar Nelwan, Category: Technical, 27 Dec 2006, 3757 view(s)
Part II of the Viper story.....Casting a silicone mold is actually a quite easy,......be it a little bit messy job.
For the average 1/24 GT you'll need � 600gr of silicone, 30gr hardner, some sheetplastic, tamiya putty or miliput and some mdf to make a box to cast the silicon in. Oh... and some Maskol, very handy stuff! full story...

Dedicated motor for Modelcars: Proslot's Euro MK1Author: Tamar Nelwan, Category: Technical, 27 Dec 2005, 6789 view(s)
Dan De Bella's Pro Slot Ltd has been designing and manufacturing high-end 1/24th scale (pro) slot racing equipment for many years and Pro Slot motors in particular have won numerous Pro Wing Car, Group and Eurosport World and National Championship titles. In 2005 Dan has also taken up 1/24 Modelcar racing. After speaking to a lot of Modelcar racers around the world he decided to produce the motor that everyone has been waiting for - one designed for slot racing and not for windshield wipers or electric windows!"
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The Plafit Excel chassisAuthor: Tamar Nelwan, Category: Technical, 22 Sep 2005, 3566 view(s)
The majority of the chassis used in the LMS Series are made by Plafit. This Japanese company builds several types of 1/32 and 1/24 chassis. In the LMS both the Plafit 124 "inliner" and the Excel "anglewinder" type chassis are allowed. Most teams however will opt for the Excel Chassis, as it offers the widest range in adjustability and gear ratios. full story...

Freewheeling frontwheelsAuthor: Tamar Nelwan, Category: Technical, 22 Sep 2005, 2552 view(s)
Allowing the front wheels to turn independently form each other will reduce the roll resistance in the corners. On a 85 mm wide slotcar this results in a better turn in.

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Plafit releases upgrade of Bison MKIIIAuthor: Tamar Nelwan, Category: Technical, 01 Apr 2005, 2944 view(s)

Plafit's last addition to its Motor range has finally hit the shops: The Bison MKIV, specially develloped for competition. Preliminary tests showed that the MKIV is not faster on top speed than the MKIII but runs smoother with better torque and brake.
Plafit specialist Mr Petry explains. full story...

Controller projectAuthor: Willem Kloppenburg, Category: Technical, 03 Nov 2004, 2806 view(s)
As you are well aware that the controller is pretty much the most important piece of hardware you are using while on the track, it seems useful to start a thread about it. Now one of our lead electronic wizards, [b]ERWIN RAMTECH BOERSE[/b] also known as TWEETY, has built many controllers. All with there own specific twists and tweaks. full story...

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