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Old 10-07-2003, 01:02 AM   #1
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i have an unknown brand alfa2.0 and a HPI alfa2.0
both were supposed to be nitro 200mm bodies,but the unknown one is a lot wider.
Where is the 200mm/190mm measured from?
would it differ from different (model of)bodies?
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Old 10-07-2003, 01:10 AM   #2
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For nitro bodyshells, if you measure the bodyshell itself from side to side, it would be 205 mm in width which conforms to IFMAR rules.

I always thought Alfa 2.1 was for 200 mm nitro and Alfa 2.0 is for 190 mm electric...
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205mm where?wheel arcs/fenders?front or rear?
middle skirting?
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Old 10-07-2003, 01:23 AM   #4
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I believe the not more than 205 mm measurement applies for every parts of the bodyshell width wise from the left edge to the right edge except the width of the wing which needs to be not more than 200 mm. This is what IFMAR says anyway.
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Is there any minimum measurements then?
seriously i have this 1/10 body which is 215mm in the middle..
i guess my HPI shell is ok.
Anyway,the Alfa 2.0/2.1 means difference in version(like protoform releasing an updated version etc)i dont think it signifies body width.
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Is there any minimum measurements then?
seriously i have this 1/10 body which is 215mm in the middle..
i guess my HPI shell is ok.
Ummm, then it's illegal then? Is this measurement taken after the bodyshell is fully cut? Perhaps you'll get a different measurement then... Just guessing.

Minimum measurements for nitro bodyshell width is 175 mm while the wing minimum width measurement is 125 mm.

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Anyway,the Alfa 2.0/2.1 means difference in version(like protoform releasing an updated version etc)i dont think it signifies body width.
I don't know about HPI bodies but for Protoform bodies, Alfa 2.0 is for 190 mm and Alfa 2.1 is for 200 mm. Same goes for the Stratus...
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If u think ur right then it must be,Master InitialD!
i was just guessing
i have an illegal shell then,dang it.
it's just been painted and cut.
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Old 10-07-2003, 01:54 AM   #8
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Why are you worried about the shell being illegal?
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Old 10-07-2003, 02:06 AM   #9
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yes,in race-anything-Malaysia no problemo!!
but i was more worried that i was conned into putting a 190mm HPI alfa on a nitro car which would make me the butt of many jokes
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Well, since you already painted it, mount it on the car if you're unsure. See if it looks funny or weird...
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thw wheels are covered..as the wheel fenders are definitely 200mm thereabouts,but in the middle it;s a little constricted.
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If the wheels are covered, my guess is that you got the right shell. The Alfa is generally known for the middle being constrictive and narrow.
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Old 10-07-2003, 02:18 AM   #13
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ok,thanks. u da man!
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