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MiniFormulaIndy
12-23-2009, 10:44 PM
I thought I'd be the first. I build R1 powered and CBR1000rr powered Mini Formula Indy cars. Not to sell, because I'm still learning and I lose money on every one that I've done so far.
[smilie=gun_chair.g:

They run about 150mph and I'm too scared to go any faster, they seem to get real "light" over 140. I'm working on the aero package and studying F-1 cars in the wind tunnel on the internet and on TV, I've got some ideas about how to get the cars to pull themselves back on the ground and also take full advantage of the downforce created by the wings. The 2010 car will be done in the spring and I'm working out some driveline theory with the specailists from this site.

I need to get one of these things out on a road course to really "stretch it's legs" and see what it'll really do. I'm here in Ohio and run on drag strips and oval tracks, usually 1/2 miles. My cars throw up times faster than NASCAR cars and keep pace with Super Modifieds and winged 410 Sprint cars. At less than 10K to build, it's not bad. That's fast fast for cheap money.

Anyone else run Asphalt??

Post away!

Bugpac
12-24-2009, 06:55 AM
How about some pictures, I have seen 3 cylinder snowmobile powered Mini Formulas before, I think they run them at Road Atlanta as well, havent got over there to see them yet tho..

MiniFormulaIndy
12-24-2009, 07:00 AM
All my pictures are huge. I'm not sure how to get them small like you guys do- They look like they're attchments? I host each image then insert 'em. (this makes for a huge picture.) I posted in the driveline section and they are BIG. I'll put up a ton of pics in here if you can explain to me how to get them small, without resizing each image. I've got a bunch and would love to share.

MiniFormulaIndy
12-24-2009, 07:31 AM
On second thought, since I'm the first post in this section, I will re-size and host a bunch of pictures and get them up throughout the day. It's the least I could do. This site is so cool and I've learned alot from reading archived & old posts. Some of these cars are truly inspirational.

Bugpac
12-24-2009, 08:12 AM
On second thought, since I'm the first post in this section, I will re-size and host a bunch of pictures and get them up throughout the day. It's the least I could do. This site is so cool and I've learned alot from reading archived & old posts. Some of these cars are truly inspirational.

Download a free image resizer, or in windows you can resize them i believe..

ProtoDie
12-24-2009, 08:48 AM
We play on asphalt sometimes
http://www.protodie.com/images/ProtoLite%20Burnout.wmv


also clay dirt tracks, here is a 1/4 mile oval
http://www.protodie.com/QUARTER%20MILE%20TRACK%20TEST.wmv

I am looking forward to seeing your car finished,,,and running

MiniFormulaIndy
12-24-2009, 12:55 PM
I like the video on the asphalt, but can see that the buggies that aren't set up for dirt ovals don't run very fast times. It's all about stagger, wedge and bias on the ovals. I'm going to do pics today, I just got home from work. I also have video of the last unsuspensded car running on asphalt. I'll get some stuff up.

MiniFormulaIndy
12-24-2009, 01:07 PM
Here's last year's oval track car, from the rear, with the rear axle "zeroed" out, for the drag strip. I'll get more up soon.

http://miniformulaindy.com/indysite/rearendstcopy.jpg

MiniFormulaIndy
12-24-2009, 01:19 PM
LAST YEAR'S CAR- No Suspension. Ran fast as heck on the tracks. Sold to a guy in Colorodo. Shipped it from Cleveland.


http://miniformulaindy.com/indysite/r1dash.jpg


http://miniformulaindy.com/indysite/r1fside.jpg



http://miniformulaindy.com/indysite/r1front.jpg


http://miniformulaindy.com/indysite/r1track.jpg

millbilly
12-24-2009, 02:02 PM
That looks like it would be fun!!

AtvNut
12-25-2009, 10:41 AM
YouTube - Superlites at Teesside (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4yy3fyKImQ)

MiniFormulaIndy
12-25-2009, 10:46 AM
That is friggin' AWESOME. Where are those guys from??

Bugpac
12-25-2009, 10:51 AM
That is friggin' AWESOME. Where are those guys from??

Drakarts in Europe... :)

bdkw1
12-25-2009, 11:44 AM
Any rules against ground effects? That would be a better choice than large wings for down force, a lot less drag associated with it.

The Kar Audio Guy
12-25-2009, 11:59 AM
[quote=MiniFormulaIndy;179216]LAST YEAR'S CAR- No Suspension. Ran fast as heck on the tracks. Sold to a guy in Colorodo. Shipped it from Cleveland.


I see a few of the cars at the tracks around here(denver,boulder area). they are pretty quick on really long straights, but cant hang in the corner compared to my modified 125 shifter kart.

but I'm not really comparing apples to apples. it is cool to pass one on the inside of a corner looking up to these machines.[smilie=wink.gif]

The Kar Audio Guy
12-25-2009, 12:02 PM
CU and CSU have a F1 SAE group, you may be able to pick up some good ideas and info. just a thought.

cool cars

AtvNut
12-25-2009, 08:22 PM
Any rules against ground effects? That would be a better choice than large wings for down force, a lot less drag associated with it.

this would benefit the rich and the poor would suffer got to keep it equal

MiniFormulaIndy
12-26-2009, 05:23 AM
I'm going to use underbody effects in addition to the wings. Mainly a diffuser and possibly undertray channels.

tonka
02-05-2010, 02:10 PM
YouTube - Crosskart TDS-Racing @ RAM Festival 2007 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsFvgk0jH_0)

ProtoDie
02-05-2010, 05:38 PM
Very cool,

I know Rage buggies & Drakart have a lot of racing going on over the pond,,,

I could not 100% be sure but looks like Drakart
Suppliers of Off-Road Race buggies. (http://www.drakart.co.uk/)

Man I need to get to a track[smilie=gun_chair.g:[smilie=alright.gif]

ProtoDie
02-05-2010, 05:39 PM
:o I guesss I should have read the previous threads,,,oh well