sosidge the Tech Master:
Man... you as so
right. That name is
all wrong. I now can honestly say regretably (thanks to you)...... I don't know why I bothered. So stupid of me. Doh! Man....I should have never stopped going to the "Daily Affimation" 12 step program with Stewart Smalley. Don't know why I got out of bed today.
Believe me sosidge - my very next body design will have something more appropriate for a name. Ya - I'll call it the..... Black Wedgie.....or maybe something more hip like the Atomic Wedgie.
Seriously guys - I didn't write the body rules for 1/8th on-road nor did I author the "laws of dynamics" that are at work with this particular class of r/c car. The 1/8th on-road car is the personification of the word "extreme". I'm just working within the rules as they are written.
I personally think it's kinda ridiculous that CanAm style bodies have been the staple body design until the last few years. I think it's purely because they lend themselves to the drastic downforce requirements of this class. QUESTION: have any
of the the "modern era" body styles like Domes, Audi R8's, R10's, etc maintained even a hint of the look of their real fullsize counterparts? I think not - but that's only my opinion. And BTW - what is a "Whip" anyway? According to the rules we are supposed to design in a semblance of reality and quite simply the UOP Shadow had the swoopy upper deck prolile that I was after. I also had the priviledge of seeing Jackie Oliver race the real car at Mosport back when I was a kid. The memory is indelibly etched into my mind as "stinking AWSOME". The "music" of that injected 454 Ratmotor was like the actual sound of thunder. It was just brutal - period. (I'm getting goodbumps just writing about it)
Anyway - just to comment on the "tall sides" as mentioned by Scottyoo: the sides look much taller than they actually are because of the upper deck profile, but they're not much higher than the other popular 1/8th on-road bodies in use currently.
The Protoform Shadow is
in stock at Proline and ready to ship to distributors right now - if you're curious about availability.
Thanks for all the comments guys - the nice ones as well as the negative ones. Have a great weekend!
Dale Epp - Protoform Race Bodies