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Old 12-17-2013, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by v_squared View Post
The body built is similar to f1 bodies. The trick is getting the rear wing in place. I find it easier if you have a dremel. I used a dremel with a cutting wheel to make the slots on the body for the rear wing support.
I did the same thing, then slid the uprights in and mounted the actual wing to the uprights and stuck it to the body
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by ercwhtsd View Post
I did the same thing, then slid the uprights in and mounted the actual wing to the uprights and stuck it to the body
All ya gotta do is build one body and the light goes off. The second body will be much easier.
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Originally Posted by celt View Post
John,

No doubt, we've not even begun to explore the potential in this chassis. It is deceptively tunable. I think most of the race research is happening a little south of here

Vue and I are mindful to rotate left to right and it's all good for fun. low maintenance. club racing.
I'm looking forward to putting mine down and hopefully keeping up with you two.
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...found the answer...
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:15 PM
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So I have been very busy and thus absent from the discussions around this car and the powertrain choices for them.
I have an idea and it may not be a good one but its an idea.
To me the appeal of Lemans racing prototypes is the variety of chassis and power trains that are competing.
My idea is that in the spirit of LeMans you allow multiple powertrain configurations.
I would allow 25.5, 21.5 2S blinky. OR 17.5, 13.5 1S blinky.
I realize there are major speed differences between them, and in the end this might cause for a huge mess. However I think if you change up the racing format and have a UF1 style qualifying system you could run a 15 or 20 minute main, or run a certain number of laps for the main, this would dictate running a pace instead of an all out sprint. Also the track will have a limitation based on grip and layout. Its just an idea, might make for some very interesting racing.
I still have a good stock of cars, spares, and bodies. I am low on some of the hop ups , but I will be getting more.
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Old 12-18-2013, 05:34 AM
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Originally Posted by trackdesigner71 View Post
THanks for the comments...I reckon going with the 21.5 while this gets rolling is a good idea (I had a thought for a second about having 17.5 for LMP and 21.5 for LM1/LMPC but that can come later after the class gets a more solid base of core racers)
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Oh, and the new Audi R18 Generation 4 is going to be released today in case anybody is about to paint a body (me).

Here is a teaser, I don't know if this will be the final livery tho.

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Originally Posted by BP SHADOW View Post
.... I would allow 25.5, 21.5 2S blinky. OR 17.5, 13.5 1S blinky....
I think the idea of multiple speeds is cool for the LM1's but I would rather see these LM1 style cars have a fixed motor limit and then run with maybe WGT cars and/or USGT cars.

I think the idea of the UF1 style event would be perfect for this.

Let the LM1 and USGT cars qualify with 21.5's and let the fast USGT drivers mix it up with the slower LM1 drivers. That would make a perfect Le-Mans series. I would think WGT could get into the mix but they are pretty quick. Maybe bump them down to a 17.5 1S and they could run too.

Lets get MORE cars per class to race with instead of another non-traditional spec class that only 3-5 people race. Nobody likes racing against 5 cars every week, lets race against 20-25!
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Originally Posted by liljohn1064 View Post
I'm looking forward to putting mine down and hopefully keeping up with you two.
Pictures?
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Originally Posted by liljohn1064 View Post
YeEeEeAaAaH!!!
Sorry man, I had too
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Originally Posted by nrtv20 View Post
I think the idea of multiple speeds is cool for the LM1's but I would rather see these LM1 style cars have a fixed motor limit and then run with maybe WGT cars and/or USGT cars.

I think the idea of the UF1 style event would be perfect for this.

Let the LM1 and USGT cars qualify with 21.5's and let the fast USGT drivers mix it up with the slower LM1 drivers. That would make a perfect Le-Mans series. I would think WGT could get into the mix but they are pretty quick. Maybe bump them down to a 17.5 1S and they could run too.

Lets get MORE cars per class to race with instead of another non-traditional spec class that only 3-5 people race. Nobody likes racing against 5 cars every week, lets race against 20-25!
If you really want it in the spirit of LeMans, you'd have USGT with 21.5T and LM with 17.5T motors. The real prototypes are much faster.
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Originally Posted by celt View Post
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That's pretty much undecided. I have to get to work on the body.
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Sorry man, I had too
That is funny. I would just love to hot glue about 4 pounds of gold and cubic zirconium to outside of my LMA. Then I'd be rollin'.
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Originally Posted by fredswain View Post
If you really want it in the spirit of LeMans, you'd have USGT with 21.5T and LM with 17.5T motors. The real prototypes are much faster.
True but 21.5 in a pan car is noticeably faster but not so much that a track would have problems running the cars together. Either way it would be cool to see.
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Personally Id rather have the LMP/LMPC LM1 cars running on their own and then run the WGT and USGT cars run by themselves. I think the LM1 cars are good enough that if you get 3 or 4 guys running laps with them in between rounds during club races, they can sell themselves enough that people will want to pick up a car and give it a shot as a second class, or as a first class that won't break the bank. If I were to update the rules I suggested a few pages ago, Id go with something like this for a baseline ruleset:


LMP Class

Chassis: any F1 style chassis (including LM1)
Motor: 17.5 (Open)
Battery 2S 7.44v
Body: Speed Passion LM-A
ESC: Open
Tire: Open
Drive Ratio: 26/72
Minimum Weight: 1200g (that's grams for those who aren't sure)
Minimum Ride Height: 6mm

LM1 (or LMPC)
Chassis: Speed Passion LM1 only
Motor: 21.5
Battery 2S 7.44v
Body: Speed Passion LM-A
ESC: Blinky/Sportsman
Tire: Kit Foam (No truing of tires)
Drive Ratio: 26/72
Minimum Weight 1200g
Minimum Ride Height: 6mm
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