Just got the body from Billy Bowerman last saturday. I finally painted it and took it to my local hobbyshop's track:
As you can see, this would be a perfect testing ground for any nitro sedan car. Fastest lap time was done by Jelich posting a 14.3 second lap with his electic brushless modified sedan. My fastest lap time was posted 2 weeks ago with a time of 14.1 with an average of 14.8 seconds during a five minute session with my nitro sedan using the status 3.1. Next week, I will post some times using the same procedures I did today. I believe I can hit a high 13 second lap with the civic body depending on track conditions !! Unfortunately, the timing wasn't set-up today because they are having a off-road race tommorrow. We usually practice and test on wednesday's and friday's. Today, I tested bodies and did afew comparisons with 3 other bodies ( 3.1 status, Parma M, and the kawahara IS250 ). Here are afew shots of the civic before testing:
After setting up the car for track conditions, I used the status 3.1 as a baseline just because i've used it so much at different tracks and conditions. Once I found a good set-up, I started to push the car to its limits using only one tank of fuel for each body without changing any set-up. This is what I came up with the following three bodies (3.1, IS250, Parma M):
Stratus 3.1 : Least amount of steering and most rear end stability
Kawahara IS250 : Most amount of steering with least rear end stability
Parma M : Medium amount of steering with Medium rear end stability
Then came the central civic
. First thing I noticed was the stability going through chicanes, straightaway, initial entry / mid corner / and exit out of corners. I hung out with Josh Cyrul yesterday and he was very interested on how the body handles as well, " The windshield looks pretty narly !! " he mentioned. The body was very stable throughout the whole powerband. The rear end never broke loose and the body steered effortlessly with stability. Corner speed felt alot more higher under load with control. So, to my conclusion:
Central Civic: Most amount of steering with most rear end stability !!
I wish serpent had found this body alot earlier
. Thankyou serpent.