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I was wondering if anyone had any experience of the resin bodykits made by Ditech of Germany.



A quick pic just help jog some memories.

The reason I ask is cos on Sunday I purchased a rather fine Ditech resin kit of the BMW 320 Group 5 racer (from the MK swapmeet) - a real beast of a machine, and I thought what on earth type of chassis is gonna fit this machine?

A Slot-it HRS chassis would seem too small and there is no fixing posts on the inside of the body to mount the chassis to - I was wondering about a TSRF (is that right?) metal chassis, but I just don't know.


Help... please!

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Hi Mark...That is an impressive beast.

If you can let me have the dimensions of the body, I can probably let you know a suitable chassis for it.
It does look like a TSRF would fit but they are pretty expensive in the UK.

In what way is a Slot.it chassis too small, I have a few mounted on cars that look to be larger than the car you have. As for mounting posts, if you use the slot.it you can always use their side mounting lugs which just are glued on, but posts are better and really very easy to make.

If you get stuck I can let you have some info and pictures on how to make them, or you can just take a look at the Scratchbuilding forum and see what others have done.

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Hi Gecko.
That's an agressive looking machine!
What are the wheelbase and track?
The main limitation of the HRS chassis is that it needs to be under a wide body. There is provision for one normal post mounting at the front of the chassis, you can make the body post with styrene tubing, but usually body mounting is done via the side arms. Pockets are glued to the body sills and the sides are flexed to mount the body. Most resin bodies wouldn't like this too much.
I only have a small amount of experience with a TSRF chassis (in 1:24 scale). Do you think a sidewinder layout would fit under that body? I'd guess not.
I'm sure I've seen other inline adjustable chassis kits announced on this forum. Try checking back.
Hope this helps.
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Lowrider.
 

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TSRF will fit, also the 1/32 Schoeler or the new Plafit Mini.
As thsi is a big an heavy body I personally would tend to use a Schoeler with brass underpan...
 

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Thanks for all the info guys.

Thomas, where could one purchase a Schoeler brass chassis from that would ship to the UK?

Lowrider, I have had a bit of experience with the side mounting lugs on the HRS chassis and found it hard to fix the lugs in place and provide a tight fit - so would probablt prefer something different.

Also, Alan, the body measures 150mm long and 70mm wide (at the widest point) narrowing to 63mm wide at the front - any advice / guidance would be most helpful.

Cheers guys,

Mark
 

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Ditech

They have their own site here (see above) and packed full of interesting stuff it is! Especially 1/32 scale slot stuff. It is only in Germanbut there are pics of almost everything.

Gecko they do their own chassis, which might be worth a look, especially at the price. I posted some details below for you..

Technische Daten ( Technical Data)

Gewicht (Weight) 21 g - Länge (Length) 90-120 mm - Breite (Width) 37 - 55 mm - Radstand (Wheelbase) 61 - 94 mm

Reference number: DP C 32-001. It is €25.00 for what you see below.



Their tents, pavilions, trailers and 1/24th stuff is also wonderful.

Anyone experienced this Company before? I am willing to count on help from thomas here :)
There isn't much on the German scene he does not know or has not tried.
 

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...I know the DiTech-chassis - as I know the Parma Excaliber - and I did not mention these as they are NOT competitive!

Give the Schoeler a try - most of the german E-shops sell them. @ Swiss - my 1/24 Alcan-BRM is running on the bigger chassis which has them same principles - and whe I remember right, I showed you how to assemble the 1/32-chassis once

Plafit Super 32 - €41,41

Schoeler Puma Messing Chassis

24€ plus the cost for axles, wheels, ball bearings, motor, guide...
available at Jens Scaleracing
This is one of the best shops in Germany where you can get everything you need for scratchbuilding! Dieter jens speaks english and his shop descriptions are partially english - so give him a try!

The completely assembeled chassis with 4 ball bearings is 55€ - a lot of money but usefull if you've just 2 left hands and 10 thumbs

Buy the parts - it's much cheaper! And you will recieve one of the best chassis available!

What I forgot to mention is the Sakatsu

More or less the level of the old Plafit Mini - and is a RTR-chassis for 56€ - but sponge-tires and most of the times wheel sizes which don't fit the car.
Best would be to send Dieter a mail and to ask him what he suggests.
 

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Thanks for the info Swiss, I did see Ditech's own chassis but I have heard elsewhere on Slotforum that Ditech are pretty bad when replying to emails and my German is rubbish!

However, Thomas I have just emailed Dieter jens and hopefully he will be able to come up trumps with a solution - many thanks for the contact.

I will let you know the outcome and any progress.

Mark
 
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