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Old 12-24-2004, 06:12 AM   #61
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Love the idea and styling Josh. We could probably open up the styling and function a bit if we went back to the old school wing mounts on the rear pod (is it still legal?). Then you could design the wing independent of the body and you should be able to get better wing surface area and downforce out of it too. Whaddaya think?
Ron Atomic ran one just as you described at the 2004 Snowbirds and made the A-main with it in stock 12th scale!! It was awesome looking. Oh-and it was made by CEFX!! If I fnd a pic of it-I'll link over to it.
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Old 12-24-2004, 06:28 AM   #62
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Old 12-24-2004, 05:40 PM   #63
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One more things that you guys havent yet noticed about that could put every other body designed obsolete is flexable wings it would be extreamely easy to design one for these body especially becuase the lexan is flexable its used in formula one on every car. i know a coupple people who have designed these wings and its fairily simple it would make these cars extreamely effecient on medium to large tracks too. it would be cool to have the change to design one of these too
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Old 12-24-2004, 07:26 PM   #64
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Does anyone have a link to where i can get this body. I checked Joshs web site and did not see them. Thanks for the help.
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Old 12-24-2004, 07:37 PM   #65
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Here's a link: http://www.shopatron.com/index/184.0.949.0.0.0.0
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Old 12-24-2004, 09:49 PM   #66
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fraz - Mounting the wing on the pod is no longer legal by ROAR rules. Also, it isn't as effective for 2 reasons - #1 Currently, as you get more downforce you push down on the body posts creating more chassis "squat". If you mount the wing on the pod, then the downforce actually pulls back on the pod making the car lift causing it to perform worse over bumps and have very inconsistant handling from low to high speeds. #2 The added unsprung weight (especially high weight) makes the rear pod more difficult to control.... I have tested this and always prefered the bodies as they are now vs. a body with the wing on the pod.

wes - Remember, you can't scale air so even though we are running scale speeds of 500pmh+ it still doesn't mean that we can drive our cars on the ceiling like an F-1 car. Quite simply, we are still running at 25-45mph... Even at those speeds our bodies do flex quite a bit. If you actually look at the back of the new P-LMP900, it has many ribs molded in different places to try and stiffen up the body as downforce was lost due to body flex during testing. Also, we aren't allowed ground effects like F-1 and the real LMP's are so we have to make due with what we can mold into a simple shape as the rules state no add-on pieces of anything to a 1/12 body......
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Hey Josh, I sent you an e-mail because I needed to add more stuff, so if you could check your email before you ship my order I would appreciate it. Thnaks and Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!
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Old 01-03-2005, 05:22 PM   #68
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The UPS man just delivered my body. Thanks for the fast service Josh. It looks great, even mask's for the headlight covers. The back looks stronger in person. Since I'm a wall banger, I think a little Shoogoo in the risers for the wing will make it stong enough to dent the 2x4 walls!
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Old 01-03-2005, 05:50 PM   #69
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Hi Josh,

I'd like to give one of these new shells a go.

Have they been ordered into the UK yet? If not is there any way I can order one direct from the US. Only problem is I don't have a credit card, only a debit (Maestro) one. I can pay by paypal if there is anyway you can accept it.

Let me know via PM or email

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Old 01-03-2005, 06:05 PM   #70
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I paypaled mine from his web site, no problem.
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I paypaled mine from his web site, no problem.
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I read this...

"Shopatron currently accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover only." and assumed it wouldn't have a paypal option
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Old 01-03-2005, 07:01 PM   #72
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Your right I did use a CC card. I guess I bought too much that day and lost track!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-04-2005, 12:25 AM   #73
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I'm sorry I looked at this thread. That body is so nice looking I ordered one.
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Old 01-04-2005, 12:29 AM   #74
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Dumb question and I should have thought about this first, this body will fit a Team Associated RC12L4 won't it?
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Old 01-04-2005, 07:33 AM   #75
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SteveB - It fits... We had a few guys mount it up on different cars just to be sure.....
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