Now to figure out a paint scheme and a chassis. Much as I LOVE the chase-cars chassis - we have a possible V8 Muscle class at the club next year and this could be the Daddy - with an HRS chassis, a Slot.It Orange can motor and one of GregK's magic turbo chips
@choc-ice - Remind me how you do the chrome? Some kind of pen if I remember right. I need to get one as it saves a ton of fiddly masking.
And Mercury Cyclone - hmm - let us know when you start making them!
@racing streethawk - GregK does a diode upgrade on the C7005 SSD in-car chip. The diode upgrade allows you to run more powerful motors without blowing the chip. For example - I run a Slot.It GT40 with a 22k 170gcm motor with no problem. With a standard chip it would probably blow up. I think people have run 22k 300gcm motors with a GregK chip with no problem. The standard chip tops out around 20k 130gcm but it depends on how tight the motor is and how much current it draws.
A side benefit of the upgrade is that the motor gets fed about another 1.5volts over the standard chip. Happy days!
They are inboard because it appears to be mounted on a Chase-Cars chassis so plenty of body roll.
By the shape of the wheelarches it looks like it should be easy to get quite a wide track for a conventional chassis. I hope so or I will have to find another car to use in the V8 muscle class and put a chase-cars chassis under my one so it can race my '57 Chevy hot rod.
One of the 3 shells in existence arrived in the post this morning. It's a good mould. Only one place that needs a tiny bit of filler so it's up there with the best.
It doesn't look like it will be too hard to get a wide track. Some careful dremelling and it will be nicely sorted.
The body is actually slightly wider and longer than the SCX Barracuda - and I thought that was a big beast. The Roadrunner will certainly be an imposing racer.
The shell weighs in at 40.5g but after removal of flashing, wheel arch infill and window infill it will drop a few g. Which of course will be replaces by the vac formed glass and interior that was supplied with the car. So I reckon the finished, painted body will weigh in at about 40-45g. As the whole package will need to weigh about 95g to run successfully around my track I think I will have about 15g of weight to add really low down on the chassis - happy days.
I just made an enquiry about having the shell metallised. A technical nickel coating was £65 - not too bad I thought - until you look at it and it's the same as satin black so £7 for a rattle can then!!! The glossy nickel/chrome finish was quoted at £160 for a one-off. Blinkin' 'eck. Much as I think it would look cool I'm not paying that much for a car I will be bashing about in full-on digital racing.
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