Originally Posted by zattan
Sorry for the bad comment.
It really looks like a F1 in shirt mini skirt.
And more like a mix breed than a F1.
Well it is a mixed breed but how is that any different then using an exotek chassis and tamiya parts? Or using any of the yeah racing or 3 racing on any other chassis? If you think about it any upgraded car that wasn't built completely with that manufacturers parts is a mix breed.
To be honest it is the independent suspension and gear diff that got me back into the f1 cars. I ran an old f102 years ago and had a blast but I'm glad to see that something besides the solid axle and the ball diff has moved into the f1 class. So far it is taking a lot of experimenting and tuning to get this car to run right and its still being worked on but it has tons of potential. I love the tuning aspect of the hobby so I'm having a lot of fun with it. Don't get me wrong, I love the straight axle cars and I am about to start a f103 group c project but the fgx just really intrigued me.
As far as the mini skirt.....I think you are referring to the rear body work. I will agree I wish I didn't have to trim it but I think it came out ok. Besides this is a race car and not a concours show car. I have definitely done worse to keep a car on the track.
I appreciate the honest comment though. The fgx definitely isn't for everyone especially when you start building a full blown conversion. Yes of has its shortcomings just like any other car but the fun is in overcoming and performing just as well as the more traditional cars. So far I'm only .2 seconds off of the record lap and the car had a medium push that night. Made some chassis adjustments tonight to hopefully get rid of the push.
I can't say enough good things about the rabbit though. Tough as nails and comes back for more. I will also have to give credit to the f104 front arms. Very durable.