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Old 09-29-2005, 07:28 AM   #211
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Here's a great article on aerodynamics:

http://users.pandora.be/elvo/c7/index.htm
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Old 09-29-2005, 07:50 AM   #212
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The pro driver tends to get a handle on it a little quicker than the rest of us because they are smart, talented and dedicated.


I don't know about smart, but talented and dedicated yes, smart is the guy that took the time and make this happen he is the one that making the $$$ that to me is smart the drivers are fanatics for rc cars, how many of the top racers are making any real money not many if 1% that would be an overstatement they get everything for free, they have the time to test the free products that they get so yes they are going to be talented, but for the guys that pay for what they racing they can go so far with what they can afford, and yes you are correct in your statement it answer all questions.
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Old 09-29-2005, 07:51 AM   #213
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Thanks daleepp for the "behind the scenes" explanation. I know that the development and production of bodies is not an easy process. However, since Protoform/Proline has the technology and knowledge, could a few more aerodynamic body choices be produced? Or, is the obtaining of the licensing from the "real" manufacturer more difficult than most of us can comprehend?
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Old 09-29-2005, 07:56 AM   #214
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teamgp: Well all I can say is "THANKS A LOT BUDDY!" How am I supposed to get anything done in my shop when you go and put an article like THAT in front of me! Geeez.
LOL!
Seriously, it looks like a lot of good information and seems to touch on every aspect of the topic. Question: where did you find this web site and who is the author?
Regardless, thanks for posting the article. Much appreciated.

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Old 09-29-2005, 08:05 AM   #215
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JLock: Regarding the whole topic of licensing - with all due respect I'd rather not discuss it in this kind of an open global forum. If you want to PM me and give me a few days to respond - thats about the best I can do in this regard.

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Here's a great article on aerodynamics:

http://users.pandora.be/elvo/c7/index.htm
Thanks. My evening reading is saved!
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Old 09-29-2005, 10:15 AM   #217
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where did you find this web site and who is the author?
Regardless, thanks for posting the article. Much appreciated.
No problem, I'm here to serve!

I saw someone else post it on a body topic either here or on the XRAY forum in the past. I read it and applied a few changes recently to my chassis & body setups accordingly. Here is the top link for the website which has a lot of good information on other topics. I'm not sure of the guys name, but there is an email address and a pic of him in the About section.

http://users.pandora.be/elvo/
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Old 09-29-2005, 11:15 AM   #218
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teamgp: WHOA! - even more good stuff to read. I think the smoke detector in my home will be going off when I get down to reading all these articles and trying to understand it all.
The RC Land Speed Record car article looks particularly interesting. It tends to make Associated's Cliff Lett look pretty darn good. After all Cliff went even faster than this cat using a lo-tech Associated 10L loaded up with an Aviox brushless and a bunch of cells. (not to mention it being covered by a modified PROTOform P35 body) He also ran 97 mph with a Monte Carlo HS bodied TC3 the same day at Irwindale Speedway. I love that stuff.
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Old 09-29-2005, 11:47 AM   #219
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If I'm correct, the guy who wrote the R/C car ahdnling guide, also had a lot of the information published on the Team Orion website.
Oh and has anyone else noticed the shaver underneath the picture of the solar car?


@ Dale; The G6 looks good, but given I've never run foams (and there are very few places that do over here), i don't know how popular it will become in the uk.
Still, I've got a dodge3 being whipped up for the indoor season, I prefer that over the mazda, seems to rotate better.

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Old 11-19-2005, 07:50 AM   #222
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To anyone who might be interested:
I did go ahead and make a few small improvements to the G6 mold. It seemed to work very well (original version just finished 1-2 in stock at the Gate's "Halloween Classic" and TQ'd stock at IIC in Vegas) however a few respected pro-level racers felt it could use just a tad more steering. Changes were made about 3-4 weeks ago and feedback from team drivers has been all positive. The G6 is still a "hi-bite carpet" specific body though. (Thanks for your help guys!)

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how can you tell the difference in the 2 bodies?
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Old 11-19-2005, 08:58 AM   #224
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rezalb8891: The changes are not terribly obvious. The hood has a slightly different contour, but the most obvious change is the shape on the leading edge of the front w/openings. Has more of a crisp flared edge and slightly more pronounced front splitter (lip).

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so if we order a new g6 from like horizon we will most likely get the new version?
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