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Old 05-27-2020, 10:03 AM
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Hello everyone. I am the US HARM distributor and announcing a new offering coming from HARM. They are known for their 5th scale products and they are now getting into the electric GT game. The new car is being called the EGX-1. The prototype is still in the testing stages and will soon be release to the public for racing. So, be on the lookout and get HARMed.




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OMG! What the wheelbase? It seems long ,very very long... Exactly what I want!
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Originally Posted by Airwave View Post
It seems long ,very very long... Exactly what I want!
That's what she said.
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Airwave,

Don't know the length of the car at this moment. Let me find out and get back with you on it.
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i've been waiting for this...

where can we find more info about HARM US products, your distribution, etc..
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Wonder if they got together with the old Technokit company???
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Originally Posted by 1/8 IC Fan View Post
Wonder if they got together with the old Technokit company???
Don't know on this one. Hopefully I will have more info on this new chassis this coming week so that I can answer a few questions that have been asked for some that are interested.
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Old 05-31-2020, 10:39 AM
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They are making both the SWB 325mm and the LWB 360mm version!
Saw that on facebook!
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I'll pass... I was hoping for something closer to 400mm... A real 1/8 touring car should have a 425mm wheelbase...
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Originally Posted by Airwave View Post
A real 1/8 touring car should have a 425mm wheelbase...
Would you show an example?
Last year's wtcr winning Hyundai i30's wheelbase is 2650mm, at 1/8 scale that would be 331.25mm.
DTM limits wheelbase to 2750mm, that is 343.75mm at 1/8 scale.
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I thought this thread was 1/5... not 1/8
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If we go by the DTM dimensions.
Our car's would be approx 244mm wide (max width. ie: body) and again approx' 343mm wheelbase at a strict 1/8th scale.

So, just using those dimensions as a rule of thumb for our cars. We are in the ball park with wheelbase, 325mm (SWB) and 360mm (LWB) But our width is considerably wider (310mm compared to 244mm !!)

But.......
if we look at this from a "Ratio" perspective then .......
At the width we currently run (310mm) and keeping the length-to-width ratio as seen in DTM (for example)
We would be running a wheelbase close to 435mm, again at a strict 1/8th of DTM.

So from that perspective and using the data given above for DTM. Airwave would be correct in what he is saying.

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Originally Posted by dtr View Post
Would you show an example?
Last year's wtcr winning Hyundai i30's wheelbase is 2650mm, at 1/8 scale that would be 331.25mm.
DTM limits wheelbase to 2750mm, that is 343.75mm at 1/8 scale.
i did not base my remarks on real car but on 1:10 electric touring cars which are 190mm for a wheelbase of 260-270mm

Honestly I've never raced a GT8, I've tried some of my friends' but never in race conditions. But I have the impression that the car would be more efficient in curve if the format was closer to 1:10 touring cars. I was suggesting that years ago and finally Serpent went with a LWB, so there should be an advantage, I don't know...
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i did not base my remarks on real car but on 1:10 electric touring cars which are 190mm for a wheelbase of 260-270mm

Honestly I've never raced a GT8, I've tried some of my friends' but never in race conditions. But I have the impression that the car would be more efficient in curve if the format was closer to 1:10 touring cars. I was suggesting that years ago and finally Serpent went with a LWB, so there should be an advantage, I don't know...
Long before I got into racing 5th scale, I raced 8th scale GT. I, along with some guys in Chicago and a guy in Tampa, helped to put this class on the map back when many in r/c thought the cars were a joke. Many of us had the Kyosho cars and a few had the OFNA DM-1 series cars. I own both the Kyosho GT1 (short) and GT2 (long) chassis. In my experience, if you are running on small to medium sized tracks or tracks with a lot of tight turns, then you want to go with the short chassis. For medium to large tracks that are open, flowing, and with free-flowing turns, then you want to run the long chassis car. The issues with the early cars were that you really could not adjust the caster like you needed. In the Kyosho cars, you had 7 degrees of chassis kick up and 16 degrees of caster in the block, making it hard to adjust your cars to steer like you wanted. A buddy in Greece made me some caster blocks with 6 degrees in them (the first to be 3D printed when that technology was new) which helped out tremendously. But, the advantages of "short vs long" chassis is moot if you can't make the adjustments you need to get the performance you desire.
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