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Old 11-21-2003, 06:25 AM   #571
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I'm sure it wasn't ALL the body...but one racer at our local track went from a combination of Corally/Ascari to CRC/CEFX in stock and instantly added 2-2.5 laps to his times..taking him from mid-to-lower portion of the A to the top...

Everybody seems to be raving about the stability of this body!!! Guys running in the lower mains have noticeable differences as well..cars seem to have steering and traction...without sacrificing speed??

I don't know what thickness Lexan was used...but the bodies feel nice and solid like a heavyweight body (they don't seem to flop around like a piece of paper)...yet they're light?

As far as the speed + traction..maybe Josh has some experimental Lexan that's blended with Teflon to make the bodies slipperier as they cut through the air?
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Thanks for the info Kraig ........ I see that the CEFX LMP900 will be legal , so I'll stick with that for now .

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Old 11-21-2003, 06:50 AM   #573
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.....or, he figured out how to get the air to go around and over the car instead of under it?

It won't be long now, RC bodies, wind tunnels, NASCAR rules, Handford devices, Ray Evernham setting up your car.............
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Old 11-21-2003, 06:53 AM   #574
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oooohhh will the tech inspectors get cool little gauges to make sure that the kick-up on the rear wing isn't too tall as well?
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Old 11-21-2003, 07:28 AM   #575
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KMac - you hit the nail on the head about the body. Just looking at it you can see Josh is trying to get the air to flow. The Ascari body doesn't do that. There is no chance for laminar flow on that body. This accounts for the performance differences reported here.
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Old 11-21-2003, 07:49 AM   #576
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Yeah...I can use fancy-schmancy engineering terms here too...

It's just too early to strain my brain like that to root through the archives between my ears and pull out all my engineering training...

The fact is..the 'big-guys' that have been doing bodies for years don't seem to have accomplished what Josh's company did on the first release?

Now that I look at it from that perspective...no wonder Ernie'd have his undies in a bunch?
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Josh- what handling difference would I experience from mounting my servo flat as opposed to mounting it at an angle. This is for the AE front end. Thanks
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LMAO !! Ernie got suspended
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The fact is..the 'big-guys' that have been doing bodies for years don't seem to have accomplished what Josh's company did on the first release?
It's really no different than NASCAR. Guys like Earnhardt used to dominate until 1 sharp team came along and did a lot of areodynamic work and blew everybody away. It took Earnhardt years to recover. Same thing with the R/C bodies. Now that Josh is probably going to blow them away with his performance bodies, the other mfr's will be doing kitty flips trying to catch up.

Now, watch all the new bodies start coming out in the next year, ALL of which will probably outperform their previous versions by a wide margin. The "big guys" never really had to step up their game because nobody else was. Now that David has punched Goliath right square in the nose watch what happens.

Kudos to Josh for recognizing the need, developing the body(s) to the next level, and leaving the other mfr's no real choice other than to get off their arses and start working on their bodies!

The next year should be fun to watch.
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I'm almost afraid of the new Stratus-monstrosities that the other companies will create....

It's jsut hard to get all revved up about a hi-performance RC when people ask what kind of body you run on such a wicked machine..and you replay "A Dodge Stratus!!!! "

Then again..nothing quite says "the pinnacle of automotive engineering" or "the ultimate performance machine" like Dodge Stratus does...
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Then again..nothing quite says "the pinnacle of automotive engineering" or "the ultimate performance machine" like Dodge Stratus does...
Yep...sho does.
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Windsorguy - It's just GE lexan...lol... Nothing fancy... Also, I will promise everyone now...lol... I will not make a Stratus!!!

Matt - With the servo up you will tend to have more steering in highspeed corners. With it down you will have more steering in hairpins - just remember to adjust for bumpr steer - this makes a huge difference!!
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Hey Josh
I can't find the CEFX web site Where can I purchase the CEFX 12 scale body?
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What are your thoughts on the type of Sedan body you may design and produce? With the high praise you are getting from your 1/12th body...can not wait until the sedan body comes out!

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Windsorguy - It's just GE lexan...lol... Nothing fancy... Also, I will promise everyone now...lol... I will not make a Stratus!!!

Matt - With the servo up you will tend to have more steering in highspeed corners. With it down you will have more steering in hairpins - just remember to adjust for bumpr steer - this makes a huge difference!!
thanks, what am I going to have to adjust to get the correct bump steer between the two?
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