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Post by gpraceman » Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:29 pm

I finally finished the SCUD Launcher that I started on last season. I slimmed down the body to make it look more to scale with the BSA wheels and went from 8 wheels to 12, as that looked better to me. It raced in our November Awana race and was actually the fastest of the Outlaws. Though, it didn't win because we never rewrote the Outlaw rules to allow for longer cars. At least it will be ready for the next Mid America race.

18-1/2" long
2-3/4" wide
4-1/2" tall
20.0 ounces

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Here's my wife's car. She named it "Arkey".

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Post by whodathunkit » Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:04 am

Wow -we... :o The SCUD launcher looks very nice Randy. :bigups:
If that don't get more racer's wanting to join in the class b big rig race.. I don't know what will.

You'r Wife's car Arkey has a cool paint job.
Look's like she has spent some time as well painting all the wood & nail details.


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Post by Speedster » Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:21 am

Those Units are COOL!!!!
Will the back end of the Scud clear the curve on a Best track?



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Post by gpraceman » Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:02 pm

Speedster wrote:Will the back end of the Scud clear the curve on a Best track?
I guess that we will find out at Mid America. No problems on a Micro Wizard track.


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Post by whodathunkit » Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:34 pm

After seeing all the wheels on your Scud launcher Randy.

What about the BMW 4219 Eli With 42 wheels & 19 engines.. clearing the curve?
Take a look at this dream car design.
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It is designed by a 4-year old by the name of Eli.

It ("just-might") be a fun one to try building as a derby car sometime!


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Post by gpraceman » Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:06 am

That would be a cool build.

The issue with clearing the Best Track curve is how far the outermost wheels are from the ends of the car. That may be more of a concern with my scud launcher's rear, but that car should be fine as long as the nose is given some clearance.

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Post by whodathunkit » Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:54 pm

Randy,
Do you know if the Mid-America class b big rig rules will be the same as last years rules or not?

If so last years rules for the max weight in the class b was 25.0 oz.
So you still have room to add 5 oz of more weight on the Scud launcher..
if the rules stay the same as last years for the b class.

That should help push the Scud launcher threw the Curve. ;)


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Post by gpraceman » Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:03 pm

Not sure on the rules. I can remove the chassis and put in more weight, if necessary.

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Post by Laserman » Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:50 pm

These are cool!

That BMW would be awesome Whoda.



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Post by whodathunkit » Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:21 pm

Randy..
Is the Scud Launcher ready to roll for the Mid America class b big rig race ?

Should be a fun race this year.. Good Luck to you!


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Post by gpraceman » Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:25 pm

It's as ready as it's going to get. Hopefully, it will travel well.


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Post by whodathunkit » Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:03 pm

Yeah I hear what your saying!
Trying to find a box' the right size & big enough to pack them up in is the pits.
Ended up making my own box to pack up the Plum Crazy rig in.. hope it holds up for the trip.

And that every one will enjoy watching the racing this year.

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Post by whodathunkit » Fri May 06, 2016 8:44 pm

Wow !! The Big Rigs were fast tonight !
Cool designs by Mario Rinaldi with his two rigs.. Big Stick & Snarl Softy.

Randy ,
You'r Scud Launcher was fun to watch as well Congrats to ya!

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Post by gpraceman » Sat May 07, 2016 8:06 am

Whoda,

Watching them race was fun, though we didn't stand a chance against QuadDad's entries. :( He was creative in his meeting the minimum height rule, with his little antennas. Your semi is a work of art. :thumbup: It's better in person than seeing a photo. Well done on that!

We do need to get some more entries going in this division. The key is having kits available. I've been trying to put a bug in the ear of the Jewkes and Derby Evolution, who are here at the race, to carry some. If someone was selling kits, we might even see the adult leagues give them a go. There are certainly a lot of challenges to building and racing them, especially the traditional semis because of the two parts.

Maybe next year I will build a traditional semi.


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Post by whodathunkit » Sat May 07, 2016 11:02 am

I here you on QuadDad's entries.. And that we did not stand a chance.. his entries were very cool looking as well .

I think what I liked best about watching the race via the web lastnight..
was seeing how every one ran with different wheel set up's & spacing configurations on the rigs.

Like you I was also hoping to see more entries for the 18 wheeler and class b rigs.
Yes it would be nice if someone would offer up the kits as the BSA 18 wheeler kits are very hard to find these days.

The only 18 wheeler kits that I know of that can be found on the web.. are from Indy Products.
http://www.indyproducts.com/-Phantom-50 ... _p_12.html

Or at http://www.scoutshop.ca/Search?data=18+wheeler+kit
For their 18 wheeler Scout Truck kit.

Beta crafts used to have the 18 wheeler kits in stock.
Right now there out of them.
http://shop.betacrafts.com/

Then Randy at Maximum Velocity has the 18 wheeler wheel & axle sets on his web site for building your rigs with.
http://www.maximum-velocity.com/htm/5463.htm

You are right about there being more to building the big rig 18 wheeler trucks .
And having to use the loner axles and all 18 wheels and a pin for the trailer.
Where the class b rigs have been 19'' long frame trucks with 8 single wheels or more lately!

I myself would like to scratch build an 18 wheeler using the max-v axles and wheels.
If the rules would open up to do so for next years big rig 18 wheeler class.

Thanks for the kind words about my rig.. However yours was the work of art!
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