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Old 11-09-2012, 03:34 PM   #31
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Yeah the long tail was nice too but I would have preferred a separate wing element between the fins which is why I liked the short tail so much. Plus I used to make a graphite wing mount that zip tied to the rear pod and made the short tail look even better
I left part of the wing transparant when i painted a nissan p35 235mm body this year. Then it kind of looks like the wing is separate. Looks well on the circuit.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:37 PM   #32
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I'd love to see smaller touring bodies on 12 scale chassis.
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The fact is it is easier to make a wedge bodyshell than it is a realistic looking WGT shell.
I agree, now show me a realistic looking WGT shell. The offerings from Protoform and Parma may as well be wedges as far as I'm concerned. In my opinion, there is/was no better looking bodies than the realistic GTP bodies from the early 90's. I still remember my Mercedes and wish there was a newer version.

I'd also like to add, though a little off topic, that the best looking car at this years IIC was the 12th scale using the Tamiya GTP body.
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Are the rules for WGT in the States still 1 cell? This is probably part of the problem if they are. When you start using different batteries, it instantly makes it harder to get into a class.
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1s batteries are the norm in 12th scale, less expensive, and NEVER require balancing. Batteries should not be the issue.
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A few of these bodies would be cool.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/2BTE2sL...FACCB23854&amp
A BMW Z4, and a 458 Italia please!!!
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amen. what is this world coming to when people want to put a speed 6 on a 12th scale
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I ran the first 1/10 onroad nats with a TRC in Birmingham Alabama.. My batterys were not up to snuff with the other cars so I went to the local shop and picked up 3 packs. After testing them for 3 laps they seemed ok. When the race started I found out I had 3 minute batterys for 4 minute races.
In the main a bud of mine gave me a pack to use. It was fast but it did not get me out of the F main but my time was the same as the 3rd place a main winner. I think it was the Parma driver but I can't remember his name. I did win the F main with no problem. I still have some of those old cars.
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There is a decent amount of WGT approved bodies out there, just a little difficult to get nowadays.

- PF Chevy Corvette C6
- PF Sophia
- PR Gianna GT
- Parma DB9 GT
- HPI Toyota Supra GT
- HPI Dodge Viper GTS-R
- HPI Mazda RX-8
- HPI Saleen Mustang
- HPI Nissan R34 FT-R

All these meet standard WGT rules and don't run over the 205mm width limit. All are based on "production" front engine/rear wheel drive cars as well. None go over .30", All meet standard Roof height, Wing & windshield specs to be legal. Club rules seem to be a little more forgiving.

* Oh and I forgot my personal FAVORITE & current body....
- The McAllister Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano.


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I ran the first 1/10 onroad nats with a TRC in Birmingham Alabama.. My batterys were not up to snuff with the other cars so I went to the local shop and picked up 3 packs. After testing them for 3 laps they seemed ok. When the race started I found out I had 3 minute batterys for 4 minute races.
In the main a bud of mine gave me a pack to use. It was fast but it did not get me out of the F main but my time was the same as the 3rd place a main winner. I think it was the Parma driver but I can't remember his name. I did win the F main with no problem. I still have some of those old cars.
cool story. WGT is coming back all over. Even all the way over here in Alaska. With Xrays update to their T-Bar to X-Link, Serpents update from Link to Link Tube and now the release of AEs 5.1... CRC updates ect ect... it's coming. HobbyWing jumped on board and made their solution of an ESC to run 1s w/o a r/x pack like the VTX1 esc but cheaper. Def a drivers class. Cheap, easy on wear and tear and an easy solution to clubs where they need another class. I heard even Kyosho and HB are working on WGT cars.
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MXRICH I hate to tell you the first 1/10th nationals was held in Tulsa OK.(1986). This was the first race that Associated built a 10L several nights before the race and won the nationals with Tony N. The Alabama race was 1988.
As for the bodies In was designed as a GT class. I tried to get it started with the Porsche GT1 body for several years before someone got the GT car bodies of choice. If you want to race a Pan car WGT is your class. If not fine a 1/12th and run. The bodies will come when the economy returns?????
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:17 AM   #42
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That Ferrari body from McAllister is a fine looking body!!! Damn!!! It looks nice, if only McAllister was easy to get a hold of overhere...
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1/12 bodies won't fit right on wgt cars. They are much too small.

Take a look for a protoform mulsanne lmp
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The Protoform Mulsanne LMP is the same body just renamed (Porsche GT1). It was made both in 235 (wide) and (narrow) 200mm.
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It was a far more realistic rendition of an actual race car than any VTA car I've ever seen.
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I bought (and sold) some old Associated 1/10 pan bodies recently, and they were actually really well detailed. It shows how far we have gone from "realistic". These were race bodies but they represented the real thing pretty well.
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