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Old 01-20-2009, 06:52 PM   #31
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Dale you got PM..
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Old 01-21-2009, 12:28 AM   #32
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Love the paint, can you tell me what paint was used or if this was a custom paint? Would like to use this for my p905.

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Well - the P909 body is finally ready to race!

I failed to include in the body's description that the P909 was submitted to EFRA before the annual homologation deadline. I assume it will be approved. It's also been sent to ROAR.

Aero performance was the absolute and primary goal with this design - but where it was possible - (where it wouldn't have any negative effect) I included a few styling cues from that perenial bridesmaid 1:1 car - the Peugeot P908 LM racer. Ya - I know - it's a stretch - but that's the nature of the beast these days.

We still include body (side) stiffeners with each body. Question: Do you guys use them? I know they are not legal in Europe. Not sure of the reasons.

They go into full production on monday the 19th of Jan. Suggested retail is $35 (unlike the rumours out there) and street price will probably end up being a few bucks below that.

Best wishes in the New Year to you all!


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Old 01-21-2009, 02:17 PM   #33
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I recieved a pm from a very well known and highly respected 1/8th on-road specialist yesterday. He'd been testing the P909 body. His words were only positive regarding his testing results. For me, his pm was extremely encouraging....I mean....in a huge way!

Thanks for send it! (you know who you are)

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No problem Dale! Its a great body!
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Old 01-21-2009, 02:23 PM   #34
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No problem Dale! Its a great body!


I thought Dale was talking to me, but he used the word well respected and I caught on....lol
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The Body is in Stock! Just arrived, it is Still Warm, Fresh from the Oven
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:42 AM   #36
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espesso1967;

Regarding your question about the paint on the P909 used in the press release photos: We were trying emulate the look of the 1:1 Peugeot 908 LM cars. These cars were primarily finished in raw carbon fibre with a few painted-on white, red and blue accent stripes. Therefore we painted this body on the outside. This is ok for a display body only impo. The inevitable on-track wear and tear will be much more evident when the paint's on the outside. It's just not as resilient a finish as high gloss lexan and thus it will show scratches, scuffs and abrasions very quickly. Then there's also the issue of "fuel proof paint." (yikes!?)

If however you do want to paint a body this way, it's quite simple. Scuff the body on the outside (except where the inner color is supposed to show) with fine #0000 steel wool or wet sandpaper, then blow on a thin coat of black or dark grey primer. Then lay on a couple thin coats of hi-temp engine enamel (spray bomb) purchased from Eastwoods or any automotive parts retailer like PepBoys, Advance, NAPA, Kragen, O'Reilly etc. http://www.eastwoodco.com/jump.jsp?i...ORY&itemID=403
We used DupliColor "Cast Coat Iron" #1651 engine enamel for this project.

Thanks for asking.

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Old 01-26-2009, 05:19 PM   #37
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Dale,
Can you tell us how long it "normally" takes to get a body approved through EFRA and ROAR respectively?

Thanks - anxious to try it out!
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The body is already EFRA approved.
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Kami...
You bringin any of these bodies to sell @ the WinterNats
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Old 01-30-2009, 12:32 PM   #40
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BACK IN STOCK !!!
http://kamikazercracing.com/proddetail.php?prod=150430
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Has anyone run this body on the MRX4X yet and settled on a mounting position (mm from front bumper)?

Have just got my hands on a couple and very keen to try it out.
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espesso1967;

Regarding your question about the paint on the P909 used in the press release photos: We were trying emulate the look of the 1:1 Peugeot 908 LM cars. These cars were primarily finished in raw carbon fibre with a few painted-on white, red and blue accent stripes. Therefore we painted this body on the outside. This is ok for a display body only impo. The inevitable on-track wear and tear will be much more evident when the paint's on the outside. It's just not as resilient a finish as high gloss lexan and thus it will show scratches, scuffs and abrasions very quickly. Then there's also the issue of "fuel proof paint." (yikes!?)

If however you do want to paint a body this way, it's quite simple. Scuff the body on the outside (except where the inner color is supposed to show) with fine #0000 steel wool or wet sandpaper, then blow on a thin coat of black or dark grey primer. Then lay on a couple thin coats of hi-temp engine enamel (spray bomb) purchased from Eastwoods or any automotive parts retailer like PepBoys, Advance, NAPA, Kragen, O'Reilly etc. http://www.eastwoodco.com/jump.jsp?i...ORY&itemID=403
We used DupliColor "Cast Coat Iron" #1651 engine enamel for this project.

Thanks for asking.

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Mr. Dale, I was wondering why you wouldn't make something similar to real GT1/GT2/LMP class cars that race in the Le Mans for example? I think they would look super bad arse, plus break the mold of the same thing over and over again. The reason I claim the molds are the same is because I had been gone from the hobby for 5 years. I come back and I see that body designs had not changed, save for a closed canopy now instead of that really bad looking LMP design with the midget driver.

I am pretty sure people would pay the extra bread to get real-looking cars especially since the bodies would be functional like they are in the 1:1 scale cars.

So what's the deal?

BTW, I think that is a very nice looking body and excellent work! I plan on running that body on my Motonica P81.
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Something like this:



But paintjobs can do a lot:
http://www.rc-junkies.com/modules/xg...s_11.thumb.jpg
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But paintjobs can do a lot:
http://www.rc-junkies.com/modules/xg...s_11.thumb.jpg
YES!! That body looks fantabulous to say the least. However, despite the best paintjob or worst, it still has that whale but in the back.

I think a lot of people would agree that it is time for Nitro scene to evolve in many ways, especially with bodies. It's kinda sad that I been gone from the hobby for 5 years, I come back and see that barely anything has changed.

Not trying to dog on anyone or Dale's very nice looking P909 body. Just saying it is time to break the mold and get some fresh ideas and looks.
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People will buy whats fast. Dale, or anybody else, can make the most beatiful body ever, but if it doesnt handle good, I wont buy it. 1/8th scale on road is about going fast, people that are in it for the looks should try RCGT.
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