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Old 06-28-2013, 09:51 AM   #8836
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Back in the sixties Indycars (I cannot remember the organization's name) and Formula 1 were exciting due to innovations from small shops. Today the rules are so confining due to cost containment.

I remember many years ago, /12 scale cars were made from torsion boxes of plastic before fiberglass and graphite. Many years ago, I was racing carpet oval with a bunch of RC10s. I lower my rear shocks, fit a 1/12 scale front end on my chassis and covered it with a BoLink Lola. I was fun.

Maybe there should be a class where the car has to have a scratch built G10 fiberglass chassis, set motor and let the racer's imagination go from there.

On another note, what glue is preferred for foam inserts? I am currently trying Elmer's rubber cement. Takes awhile to dry, so I am placing them in spray can tops to dry.
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SLAMMIN' my forehead on the work bench time & time again

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On another note, what glue is preferred for foam inserts? I am currently trying Elmer's rubber cement. Takes awhile to dry, so I am placing them in spray can tops to dry.
I use 3M trim and weatherstrip adhesive from the auto parts store. I have come across both black and yellow and both do the job well. Very sticky but still flexible. Bonds almost instantly. Use just a thin layer on both ends. I hold the ends together for 20 seconds and pop the inserts into the tire.
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:04 PM   #8840
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test fit the body to the chasis no 1 the next photo shoot wil br with a finish car and outside !!!! just hope you guys like it !!!

















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All that work and they are on unrealistic slicks
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But you are right the huge middle wing looks wrong. I will try to add some elements on the rear wing in the next step and win the upcoming race in style
Remove the middle wing as it will stop air getting to the rear wing. I used to run my old F1 with similar extensions on the front wing. If you want more rear downforce have a look at the TRG wings, white, black or advance, much more downforce than any Tamiya rear wing.
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:53 PM   #8843
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I think this is FANTASTIC!!! The BEST I've ever seen!! How did you do the tail pipes? Are you going to add the rear view mirrors? ABC Hobby in California has the vintage style bullet shaped chrome mirrors if you're interested.
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I like the fact that your club is more relaxed on the rules but I gotta say if I was running there that I would definitely have a problem with that rear wing you put on. The front one isn't very noticeable but the rear one is a bit of an eyesore, just my opinion of course. Increasing the height or angle of the stock rear one or adding a second deck underneath would look a lot better.
.......a BIT of an eyesore???..........This is what happens to every class now....Guys cant win so they want to morph the car..what's next?...cab forward F1???.........
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.......a BIT of an eyesore???..........This is what happens to every class now....Guys cant win so they want to morph the car..what's next?...cab forward F1???.........
Easy killer, besides the early 80's F1 cars were cab forward with the drivers legs in front of the axle centerline. Throw me a text in the near future, I may have some info that is of some use to you
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.......a BIT of an eyesore???..........This is what happens to every class now....Guys cant win so they want to morph the car..what's next?...cab forward F1???.........
To make the car better is the spirit of prototype car racing. F1 did wings located in the middle several times before. But you are right I don't know one car that looked good with this modification.
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To make the car better is the spirit of prototype car racing. F1 did wings located in the middle several times before. But you are right I don't know one car that looked good with this modification.
....If the cars need to be "better".....just add foam.....
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Hi. After a lot of hard work finally finished my version of Lewis Hamiltons
2013 F1 car on a Ferrari F60 body. I had to use Teal color vinyl tape as
I didn't know how to paint it with a spray can. I heard that Brad Palmer
was not painting any more bodies so I had to try it myself. I just wish I
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This question is for those who have painted their Lotus 49 VF1 body in the classic Lotus color scheme of green with the yellow stripe: Did you use the Tamiya polycarbonate paints? I would prefer to have the body airbrushed, but I can't find any of the Tamiya poly paints in the little jars for airbrushing. The poly paints seem to only be available in a spray can for some reason.

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