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Old 01-03-2003, 11:04 PM   #61
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How about a Trans Am Jaguar XKR? 200mm of course. The ROAR rulebook says any body, that has actually raced in competition, is now legal...

I also wish we could put some of the little winglets on the noses of our cars...they work really well. I realize they could get easily knocked off & broken.
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Old 01-03-2003, 11:42 PM   #62
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Guess we'll find out once the first bodies are made, but it's going to be tough to get some of the newer style bodies to be functional in the RC scale..

I suggest this only because the RC lexan bodies only replicate the top surface of their real counterparts whereas race cars these days also rely on the aerodynamics of the under carriage..

It'd be interesting to see new innovations in under carriage aerodynamics for the RC world..
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Old 01-04-2003, 05:20 AM   #63
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I'll be grateful for any new styles of bodies, my only suggestion would be thicker Lexan!
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Old 01-04-2003, 05:43 AM   #64
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I thought that underbody aerodynamic aids were outlawed in RC?
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Old 01-04-2003, 11:26 AM   #65
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I have looked into underbody aerodynamics, and it may be possible to make them. But I did some research and university dave is right, they are banned from RC. I have a couple ideas for them though.
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I thought that underbody aerodynamic aids were outlawed in RC?
Yeah, I was just pointing out that some of the current real-scale body designs only work because they rely on aerodynamics underneath the car so I wasn't sure if they'd 'work' as well on the RC scale given RC cars don't have under carriage aerodynamics..
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Any more pics yet? im desperate to see what the bodies look like .... modellor are you making decals and paint masks to go with the bodyshells?
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I hope you have permission from the car manufactures to produce these bodies. I guy here in Thailand started making bodies and Toyata, Honda, BMW, Benz, Nissan, Ford and GM had him arrested for copy right violation. Needless to say he is now out of business and had to pay a fine but no jail time.

The guys in our club managed to purchase a few bodies from him real cheap before he got busted. If he kept his mouth shut and just sold to local racers he would propably still be making bodies.

He got greedy and tried to market his bodies world wide, be careful.

The reason the price of car bodies is so high is that the companies that make the bodies have to pay a little to the car manufactures for each body.
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The reason the price of car bodies is so high is that the companies that make the bodies have to pay a little to the car manufactures for each body.
That makes sense. One the other hand, protoform(proline) comes up with bodies that arent based on a 1:1 scale. The price is still up there like the rest. hmmm, they sure dont come up with any new truck bodies for touring cars. I guess cuz they would handle like crap like the others do. BTW the new Nissan Altima and Infiniti G35 Coupe tc bodies look very nice. The G35's rear looks like the tail lights are looking at you.
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Thats a good point.

We are not going to produce exact scale copies of the real car for our GTP badyshells. They will look similiar but with slight alterations and will be named different. This excluded us from having to worry about paying for the use of the design.

When we start to design TC'c we will be contacting the manufactures to arrange to use their designs. But thsi will not be for a year or two yet.

As for stickers and masks. We will not be including sticker sets with our GTP/Lola shells. We will be including stickers and masks with the TC's when they are available.

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So how goes the progress on the GTP bodyshells? whats next up after the Mazda modellor
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I am waiting to hear from Steve as to the body position but I know that he was hoping to make the first complete shell today or tomorrow.

After the Mazda we had decided to do the Nissan GTP '92.
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Has the Porsche 969C been requested yet?

If not it gets my vote.
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It is a big favourite. We get a lot of requests for it. It would be one of my favourites too. Was always the best downforce body in 1:8th scale. We will be doing it for definate.
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Sweet!!!

it'll be great to see more GTP style bodyshells available
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