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CG Slotcars Chaparral 2J Quick Look with Video

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:41 pm

Here are some shots and video of the 2J CG Slotcars was kind enough to send me.

This is now the second 3D printed product I have looked at. I have to say I am impressed with the finish of this car and chassis. This material is stronger and has a very finished appearance compared to some of the early products I have seen.

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This car came fully assembled. And the most interesting detail note about this car is the WORKING fans.

They are just for show and detail. They don't really "suck" the car down and aid any traction.

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Chassis design is just impressive to me. Looks very eye appealing as well as functional.

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Anyway, to cut right to the chase...the video

Watch on youtube.com


This car doesn't really suck :)

I have some other chassis to show and test, so stay tuned.

Thanks CG Slotcars. Very unexpected and much appreciated surprise. Very professional effort all the way around.
-Harry

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Re: CG Slotcars Chaparral 2J Quick Look with Video

Postby nhdungeonracer » Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:02 am

Cool car!!

Nice work Matt!! :banana-dance:
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Re: CG Slotcars Chaparral 2J Quick Look with Video

Postby Vintage 1/24 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:45 am

This a great subject that really needed to be covered - Great use of the unique prototyping capabilities of 3D printing. I really like this toy.

I think there is a nod here or a hint to the customer that this needs to be taken further. The lattice work in the chassis can not be an accident or coincidence. It seems like the working vacuum fans need to be put to use.

I think 'tuning' this car will involve adding some thin plastic 'skirts' and blocking or ducting that suction to some of the chassis holes/lattice.

There was an inexpensive RC toy car, a merchandise tie-in with the Cars movie, that used suction to actually run on a ceiling. Air Hogs Finn McMissile. It was a light weight toy but it did use fan operated suction to run up walls and even across ceilings upside down!

Not saying you can get that level of 'stick' but there may be some fun had trying to get a magnet traction effect with this Little Sucker. Also it might keep the slot clean of small debris!
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Re: CG Slotcars Chaparral 2J Quick Look with Video

Postby ShotgunDave » Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:35 pm

Great review Boss and the video is great too. That car looks like it runs and handles really well. Nice effort from CG Slotcars.
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Re: CG Slotcars Chaparral 2J Quick Look with Video

Postby Changing-Gearz » Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:29 am

Thank you everyone!!

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Re: CG Slotcars Chaparral 2J Quick Look with Video

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:59 am

I've been looking forward to this for some time now. Congratulations, Matt.

And Harry, I predicted that you would say "This sucks!" sooner or later. Congratulations to you, too, for resisting the urge.

It looks like a great sucking car, though.
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Re: CG Slotcars Chaparral 2J Quick Look with Video

Postby noddaz » Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:26 pm

Looks nice! Great to see this out there and available...

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Re: CG Slotcars Chaparral 2J Quick Look with Video

Postby slotcarekidz » Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:27 pm

What volts where you testing at?
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Re: CG Slotcars Chaparral 2J Quick Look with Video

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:40 pm

12.
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Re: CG Slotcars Chaparral 2J Quick Look with Video

Postby slotcarekidz » Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:14 am

Thanks! Where the Fans moving when the car was going around? Im having trouble with mine.
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Re: CG Slotcars Chaparral 2J Quick Look with Video

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:37 am

Yes, work fine. In the video of the car running, that odd sound you hear are those fans.
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Re: CG Slotcars Chaparral 2J Quick Look with Video

Postby slotcarekidz » Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:26 pm

Yes, i hear it! On mine once the full weight of the car is on, the "fans" don't work. Lift the back wheels off and they work?

Any help?
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Re: CG Slotcars Chaparral 2J Quick Look with Video

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:35 pm

Other than double checking your wire connections, nothing I can think of.

I would contact CG about this. I am sure they will help a lot more than I could.
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Re: CG Slotcars Chaparral 2J Quick Look with Video

Postby RichD » Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:47 am

I doubt that the fans produce any downforce at all. Even if the car had skirts, running on a regular track with slots would cause a major loss of downforce, rather like the 1:1 car driving over a catch basin.
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Re: CG Slotcars Chaparral 2J Quick Look with Video

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:23 am

Of course they do not. I mentioned that in the review. They are just for show.
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