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Old 06-16-2014, 06:37 AM   #31
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There were 2 of these at the track sunday, both guys said they made the car too twitchy, but rotated better than most bodies.
What I saw was 2 fast cars that had awesome rotation and cant wait to try one.
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There were 2 of these at the track sunday, both guys said they made the car too twitchy, but rotated better than most bodies.
What I saw was 2 fast cars that had awesome rotation and cant wait to try one.
Thanks for the feedback. As with anything an aero change like that will need some chassis setup tweaks to suit the change in aero balance. I also look forward to playing with one. It's obviously been designed/aimed at high traction tracks with this years WC in mind.
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Just got one of three mounted and ready with very quick paint job.. We leave for the 3rd round of the ENS in Hockenheim tomorrow. The track is very long and I think it will work great there.

A big thank you to Dale, Eric and everyone at Proline\Protoform.

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How did it go? Do you know who of the front runners were running one or did they stick with the tired and tested SRS-N?
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Thanks for the feedback. As with anything an aero change like that will need some chassis setup tweaks to suit the change in aero balance. I also look forward to playing with one. It's obviously been designed/aimed at high traction tracks with this years WC in mind.
The track I was at sunday always has super high traction.
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Just recieved mine with the post today , will be trying it this coming weekend on af low/medium (sunday) grip track. Let you know on next monday
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:38 PM   #36
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Hi guys!

It seems only Sweden's Alexander Hagberg was willing to take a chance on running the all new PROTOform VRS-N at the hotly contested ENS Race at the Hockenheimring in Germany.

The results seemed extremely encouraging. Alexander qualified 8th overall and when the nitro-fumes settled he had bagged a 4th place finish - as well as the 3rd fastest lap in the A-Main!

I have not had a chance to communicate with him, but I'm sure he will be home today or tomorrow and hopefully he'll have some valuable information for me.

ENS 1:10 onroad [ENS-1:10-o] - Race time: 45:00 - Mode: Groupstart - Track Condition: Dry - Starttime: 15.06.2014 14:39:38
Pos Nr. Pilot Nr Pilot I Laps Endtime Besttime Mediumtime
1 5 Dankel Eric 132 45:16.682 19.785 20.586 PROTOform SRS-N
2 3 Völker Ronald 131 45:12.861 19.829 20.697 PROTOform SRS-N
3 2 Leino Teemu 130 45:05.843 19.493 20.829 PROTOform SRS-N
4 8 Hagberg Alexander 130 45:19.531 19.651 20.921 using "new" PROTOform VRS-N

5 6 Hächler Silvio 129 45:01.554 20.063 20.951
6 11 Nähr Patrick 128 45:03.246 20.221 21.103
7 12 Schäfer Patrick 128 45:04.192 19.906 21.121
8 10 Alexander Thilo 128 45:13.835 20.067 21.200
9 4 Green Mark 126 45:04.722 19.695 21.474
10 9 Gruber Toni 121 42:13.371 19.984 20.931
11 7 Wischnewski Dirk 111 39:18.483 20.017 21.247
12 1 Greiner Dominic 79 27:52.783 19.550 21.207

Thank you Alex.......you're quite the wheel !!

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A few comments about the first race with the Protoform VRS-N racebody - from Alexander Hagberg:

http://racepf.com/blog/2014/06/alex-...-vrs-n-at-ens/
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Thanks for the feedback. As with anything an aero change like that will need some chassis setup tweaks to suit the change in aero balance. I also look forward to playing with one. It's obviously been designed/aimed at high traction tracks with this years WC in mind.
Forgot, but 1 was on a nt1 and the other on a 747. They both said too twitchy but great rotation.
The xray only had it on for 2-3min but the guy with 747 ran it the whole day
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So I have mounted the body and can see a few differences already, just in the way it coupd be mounted. I normally mount the SRS with the front wheels. If you do the same with this body, it will be very forward compared to the SRS. I am going to tey a few positions including mounting it a little more back. I will let you know after this weekend.
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So I have mounted the body and can see a few differences already, just in the way it coupd be mounted. I normally mount the SRS with the front wheels. If you do the same with this body, it will be very forward compared to the SRS. I am going to tey a few positions including mounting it a little more back. I will let you know after this weekend.
Same finding here DJ, so I did two bodies one with the front wheels and the other 5mm back. One question how are you setting the rear wing?? flush with rear of body or xx backwards??

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A few comments about the first race with the Protoform VRS-N racebody - from Alexander Hagberg:

http://racepf.com/blog/2014/06/alex-...-vrs-n-at-ens/

Well we qualified terribly. Even though the track looked similar to US tracks it wasn’t. The traction was very low and yet the track was very open and flowing. We struggled to find the steering we needed but it had nothing to do with the body. Finally got the car pretty good for Loran in the main. After a bad start she worked he way to the lead but a small bobble in a bad place resulted in a front shock shaft pulling out of the shock end and she ended up 4th. Learned a lot though and we didn’t go over there for it to be an easy race so it’s not all bad news.

Enough of that, the VRS on the Hockenheim track was, for us anyway, more locked in the rear. So for us the SRS was a better choice since we needed tons more steering. We had no time to test body positions or adjust the setup for the body. We will race the Byrons Challenge this coming weekend and will test the VRS there. That track is never low traction so the VRS could be a pretty nice option there. We will see. Just on looks alone the VRS looks pretty cool I think.

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Old 06-30-2014, 05:39 PM   #42
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The new PROTOform VRS-N body seems to be working nicely - as seen in the results of the 2014 Byron World Challenge results. A TQ and a Win!

Hey JJ - thanks for taking a shot at trying something new and different - in the racebody dept.

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