Originally Posted by Ed Delgado
Great, I would suggest 2 ideas for changes. The first would be to flatten out the side readiator/intercoller inlets and slightly angle the opening in the door for said ducts. This does not detract from the model's aesthetics, and helps the body handle better aerodynamically. Second would be to widen the rear wing fins as seen on later 962 customer cars and mold in a curved spoiler as in this Andy's 235mm Mercedes C11 body (car belongs to user 2wdrive).
Also, I don't know the size of the mold, but if I feel the closest scale measurements would be 2055mm for track and 270mm for wheelbase. This would make the body applicable to 1/10 Tamiya Group C/GTP chassis as well as Tamiya F104 Wide cars as well (a vary large market).
Lastly, the two most important features in the 962 is the shape of the front fenders and the shape of the cockpit. The 962's distinct and rather blunt nose is different from the longer 956 and is what was raced in the USA during the GTP era of the 1980's.
Hope this helps-thanks for listening.
We do have an angle at the bottom of the duct much like the pic of the white porsche you have. But, the thinking here was as with our Micro body the duct was cut out supplying air to the motor and batteries improving performance. BUT that said I think you may be right, I will take a closer look at that and add some more angle further up...
As for widening the rear wing uprights... I'm sure you know all the body rules make it illegal for the wing to be higher than the top of the car. The other reason I kept them to this size is we've found with our 235mm body when you add downforce that far back it tends to lift the nose at speed so you often end up with push in high speed turns when you need grip the most... Also our other scale bodies have not caught on as well because they are too long and don't turn as quickly (I'm told). So I'm not sure how much I can change these without adversely effecting performance. So what I think I will do is make the tool in such a way that I can remove the uprights and try different sizes until we find the best size
The other thing you mentioned, adding a curved spoiler...
That's a real challenge for us.
Most of the positive comments I've gotten so far is how scale this looks. And how it's not a "wedge" body.
You seem to know a lot more about the other potential classes for this body than I. If I leave the scale market and go into the "wedge" market by adding a spoiler, what classes will that body be legal and not legal in?
The car is already 205mm wide.... and for length I don't plan on putting a rear wheel cut out so you can cut out the rear wheel to which ever 10 -10.5.
Not sure what you mean about the nose length if you're suggesting I shorten it... That would be difficult, that would be a major modification, it would probably be better to start over.
Thanks for your comments
Looking forward to your response