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Old 02-27-2008, 04:52 PM   #16
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Actually, CRC makes the only 235 car but will require a conversion to do so. Corally is 225( I still dont understand that one ). The rest are 200mm. I think 235mm cars are cool but there is too much working against them to help them come back.
My speculation on that one is that Corally is catering to the racers in Europe and U.K. and the few here and there in the U.S. that are still buying their chassis. It could also be because they had their 10 pan in development earlier than this consortium... (were they even consulted with the original group of MFGs?)... In any case, that is all speculation.

On a positive note, I got to see the Formula Pro10 chassis in testing on the track last night and it looked great.
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We did talk to robbie but the car was already in developement. I just found 225 to be an odd number. Sorry for the thread hijack. Back to info on the new Speedmerchant car. The car looks great. Best of luck with it and i hope to see it do very well.
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Old 02-27-2008, 06:37 PM   #18
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Some Pics of the test vehicles.

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thats a sweet car it looks like it can fly by the side peices
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That Diablo looks WICKED!! A super car class would be a lot of fun.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:54 PM   #22
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Some Pics of the test vehicles.

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Oh man bruce!!!! They look killer Great, now i want more bodies.
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I saw the new pro 10 in action last night, the one with the diablo body on ,,,,, powered with a 10.5 bl novak and this car is sweet and super fast and fun to drive,,, just think of it like a over sized 1/12 on rails
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How did you guys like the other bodies as opposed to the vette? All i have run is the vette and rx-7. The vette felt better than the rx-7 to me.
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Hi Jason,

The Vette is very good all around. Easy to drive with a nice balance.

The Viper is a little more "planted" but a little pushy. Probably really good on a larger track.

The Diablo looks cool, but really doesn't work too well for racing. It's hard to mount with all the vents, and the rear vents are right over the rear tires, and tend to rub under hard cornering. It rotates really well...it might be good for a small track with lots of 180's.

Other good HPI 200mm bodies are:

350Z Nismo GT = Pretty neutral...rotates well.

Supra GT = Very good...feels a lot like the Vette.

NSX GT = Good again, rotates very well, but a little twitchy.

Silva GT = Very good..really neutral and easy to drive.

911 GT1 = Good, a little more aggressive than others.

Over the years we’ve done a lot of body testing with 19-turns in our SpeedSpec cars. The body can be a great tuning feature on 200mm pan chassis. I really think we will have several “good” bodies to use in this class, although they still might be layout dependent.

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Hi Jason,

The Vette is very good all around. Easy to drive with a nice balance.

The Viper is a little more "planted" but a little pushy. Probably really good on a larger track.

The Diablo looks cool, but really doesn't work too well for racing. It's hard to mount with all the vents, and the rear vents are right over the rear tires, and tend to rub under hard cornering. It rotates really well...it might be good for a small track with lots of 180's.

Other good HPI 200mm bodies are:

350Z Nismo GT = Pretty neutral...rotates well.

Supra GT = Very good...feels a lot like the Vette.

NSX GT = Good again, rotates very well, but a little twitchy.

Silva GT = Very good..really neutral and easy to drive.

911 GT1 = Good, a little more aggressive than others.

Over the years we’ve done a lot of body testing with 19-turns in our SpeedSpec cars. The body can be a great tuning feature on 200mm pan chassis. I really think we will have several “good” bodies to use in this class, although they still might be layout dependent.

Take care.-Bruce
Yeah, the center of pressure on that Viper body is definitely further back than most others. I wonder how the Carrera GT, Zonda and the Saleen work?
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Hi Jason,

The Vette is very good all around. Easy to drive with a nice balance.

The Viper is a little more "planted" but a little pushy. Probably really good on a larger track.

The Diablo looks cool, but really doesn't work too well for racing. It's hard to mount with all the vents, and the rear vents are right over the rear tires, and tend to rub under hard cornering. It rotates really well...it might be good for a small track with lots of 180's.

Other good HPI 200mm bodies are:

350Z Nismo GT = Pretty neutral...rotates well.

Supra GT = Very good...feels a lot like the Vette.

NSX GT = Good again, rotates very well, but a little twitchy.

Silva GT = Very good..really neutral and easy to drive.

911 GT1 = Good, a little more aggressive than others.

Over the years we’ve done a lot of body testing with 19-turns in our SpeedSpec cars. The body can be a great tuning feature on 200mm pan chassis. I really think we will have several “good” bodies to use in this class, although they still might be layout dependent.

Take care.-Bruce
Thanks Bruce. I will be trying the RX-8,the 911 Turbo, and probably the Skyline. I will post one here how they work. I really think it is cool that the cars will work great without the "body of the week" on them. Its real hard to decide on a body because they all look so good. I will let you know how some of the others work. So far the vette seemed to be the most comfortable to me. That viper does look mean though
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Yeah, the center of pressure on that Viper body is definitely further back than most others. I wonder how the Carrera GT, Zonda and the Saleen work?
I think Adrian said he wanted to get the saleen. I will see what he thinks.
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Hi Jason,

The Vette is very good all around. Easy to drive with a nice balance.

The Viper is a little more "planted" but a little pushy. Probably really good on a larger track.

The Diablo looks cool, but really doesn't work too well for racing. It's hard to mount with all the vents, and the rear vents are right over the rear tires, and tend to rub under hard cornering. It rotates really well...it might be good for a small track with lots of 180's.

Other good HPI 200mm bodies are:

350Z Nismo GT = Pretty neutral...rotates well.

Supra GT = Very good...feels a lot like the Vette.

NSX GT = Good again, rotates very well, but a little twitchy.

Silva GT = Very good..really neutral and easy to drive.

911 GT1 = Good, a little more aggressive than others.

Over the years we’ve done a lot of body testing with 19-turns in our SpeedSpec cars. The body can be a great tuning feature on 200mm pan chassis. I really think we will have several “good” bodies to use in this class, although they still might be layout dependent.

Take care.-Bruce
Hey Bruce, I know that HPI makes 3 Lamborghini bodies. Have you had a chance to test the Murcielago and/or the Gallardo?
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I'm trying to find a 200mm Ferrari enzo or Spider type body...I think Kyosho makes them but they might be 190mm
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