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Old 01-23-2012, 05:36 AM   #3811
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I'm sure you know this already but the fastest way through a corner is slow entry and fast exit, it's all about getting the power down on the exit off the apex, entry speed helps but getting the right line and the power down as early as possible off the apex is the ticket, especially with the power to weight ratio and mental acceleration of these cars..
Well said James & texastc,

I'm lucky to be able to travel to an indoor UK carpet track through the winter (it is a 3 hour round trip...). The track layouts at Ardent Raceway vary, but the basic level of grip is impressively consistent. That allows me to work on handling and motor/speedo set ups.

The car is simply easier to drive fast when set up for the smoothest power delivery. An expected boost or turbo mid corner will either push it wide or break rear traction.

I'm finding it helps to have a car that turns in nice sharply, and will "rotate" through the corner.
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Currently doing up a McLaren body for my F104 Pro (soon to be X1 converted) and was wondering what paint to use to replicate the "chrome" finish. I painted the kit body with Tamiya PS-48 silver backed with black and it came out really nice but lacked the "flash" of the real thing. What would you suggest?
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Currently doing up a McLaren body for my F104 Pro (soon to be X1 converted) and was wondering what paint to use to replicate the "chrome" finish. I painted the kit body with Tamiya PS-48 silver backed with black and it came out really nice but lacked the "flash" of the real thing. What would you suggest?
Hi, You can use Spaz Stix polycarbonate paint in chrome.
PS Go to the Spaz Stix site and look for Mirror Chrome paint
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:39 PM   #3814
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i believe that is a f10 at lewis's feet!
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Yeah but who dressed him? That outfit is hilarious!
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What kind of rollout do you look for with a 21.5? I run foams on low- med traction carpet.
Blinky rollout starting at 68mm adjust to taste...
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:56 PM   #3816
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Is that a ratio for boosted or blinky 21.5?

I can help with boosted as we've run that a lot over winter. Less experience running blinky with foams, but I did run a couple of meetings with that set up.
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thanks for the starting point!
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i believe that is a f10 at lewis's feet!
I bet he could run the tires off that car in two laps just like he does his McLaren.

And maybe dressing like that is what caused Nicole Scherzinger to dump him.
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Yeah but who dressed him? That outfit is hilarious!
you can see the rest of his hilarity in his spread in GQ
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Finally finished by body!

Here is my Red Bull Sakura FGX;









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Nice work

What brand decals are they?
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looks sweet! as for 3racings body, i dont like the way that nose sticks out.
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For all of you not racing TCS rules:

If you could run any wing set (Zen, TRG, 3R, Tech, or Tamiya), what would you use? I plan to start practicing on a low-medium traction carpet, not sure about tires yet.
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For all of you not racing TCS rules:

If you could run any wing set (Zen, TRG, 3R, Tech, or Tamiya), what would you use? I plan to start practicing on a low-medium traction carpet, not sure about tires yet.
TRG advance, works great, but wreaks easily.
TRG standard, not so great, but last a eternity.
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