A few Rally videos from Belgium

Peter of A.

New member
Hi there,

I don't post often, but I spend a lot of time on this forum, reading, and watching your builds, witch are awesome by the way. So, well, today, I decided to be brave, and post some of my modest videos I did with a bunch of friends. We starting to have a decent group of drivers here.

We are more RallyX than CZRally (we don't run behind our cars). So, here is my videos, hope you'll enjoy them.

In the rain

Peter.
 

alan

New member
:rock: Can I come hang out with you guys? You've got a good thing going on there. (When we rally, we also like to stand still and let the Tx/Rx do the work.) Thanks for posting!

Can you give any pointers on how to make such nice straw-bales?
 

Peter of A.

New member
If I can come to Armature Alley, you've a spot on our track :D

About the straw-bales, we found them a couple of years ago in a rc-farming event, but we can't find them anymore. It's a pitty, they are awesomly scale ! Saddly, we tend to loose at least one of them on evey rally. Too much banging :(

We still trying to source the device witch built them, and, once again, this year, we'll go the this event, trying to find the guy with the bales maker :)

This is not the easyest way, but I guess we'll have to give it a shot pretty soon seeing how fast we smash ours...
(vid?o is in french, but you don't really need to understand)
 

alan

New member
Great 'how-to' link! Thank you. I've really been wanting to make some realistic bales for a long time. It looks like the guy in the video might be using cut up rope or something...

See you at Armature Alley!;)
 

generis

Maybe take up knitting.
These are really good, Peter. Please keep adding to this here, we love these. Great inspiration and ideas for our own tracks and RC fun! Thanks!
 

alan

New member
I have sisal twine downstairs!2thumbs Thanks for your help, Peter, and best of luck with your moving plans!
 

Peter of A.

New member
I have sisal twine downstairs!2thumbs Thanks for your help, Peter, and best of luck with your moving plans!

So, did you try with your sisal yet ?

New video is up :

forgot the straw-balls this week end tough :/

Porsche is really rear engine mounted/rear wheel drive (M06), so, it was a bit harder. Most of other are XV01.
 

imthatguy

Putting it in "H"
Good stuff! Nice to have some friends and organization. Watching all this on-road makes me want to put one together again.
 

Peter of A.

New member
Nice!

Is the Porsche a Tamiya body?

How about the black rally car; It looks like an Escort MK2 (?).

I think you've already seen it but here's the successful straw-bale outcome (thanks for your initiative):

http://scalebuildersguild.com/forum/showthread.php?21249-1-10-Straw-bale-Method

Yup, saw your topic about the straw-ball. It looks awesome ! I'll really need to build my own device like yours !

About the bodies, the Porsche is indeed a Tamiya 934 (I've been told they get hard to find and kinda expensive ?)

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Chassis is a classic Tamiya M06, extended to the max, and switched back A-Arm to the front, and rear are now TL01's. You still need a bit of offset on the rims tough.

Pretty common rally car back in the days.

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And the black rally car (witch is actually midnight blue) is indeed a Ford Escort mkII. You can find the pretty easily on eBay from a Norwegian guy. We have a lot of them, as we really like them, but they are super easy to break !

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You need to cut the front bumper on the XV01 to fit them as they are quiet short nosed. Like the Rally Legend's 151.

We had a black car tough, the Quattro :

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it's from Carson.
 

alan

New member
Great cars! Thank you. I'm quite smitten with the Escort but $75 (shipped) for a fragile body could be painful..
 

Peter of A.

New member
You might be able to find them in a LHS or something ? The brand is Retro Racing.
Still, for that price, you won't get the windows masks. You just get a few sponsors stickers, front grill, and rear sticker lights. Plus a set of wheel (minilite like) Those on the Vaillant Escort up here. And body is split in half. You've to glue it (front clip/rest of the body). So, yea, at the end of the line, it's an expensive fragile body.
There are a few more pictures if you want :

with HPI vintage tires. Fit waay better the era of the car.
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an attempt with some M-chassis wheels.
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the real one :
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All those aren't mine tough. Credits goes to Evoced, but I don't think he is registered here.
 
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