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Hi All

here is a small project of mine. I like the BMW M1 and I have read many times the splendid article on Slotracinglemans.com (http://www.slotracinglemans.com/newforum/news.php?action=view&catid=7&aid=146) about building 20 identical cars from scratch.

Fly has done a good job in providing lots of liveries but the actual cars are still Fly-ish.

Carrera is coming to rescue with its 1/24 and 1/32 range. But especially in 1/32 there are just too few liveries available.

Thanks to Olifer we can get the 3D printed chassis for the Fly M1.

So I have decided to have a go at building a good looking digital racer.

First off, the full interior tray is too deep for the 3d chassis so it needs to be chopped.

But it is so beautiful and rich of details that I wanted to retain as much as possible.

Here is what I did with mine. I chopped part of the driver and seat.

Reuse as much as possible of the interior floor and central console.

Here are the results:

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Overall weight is below 9 gr. I had to chop part of the back because it was interfering with the motor.

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Then I worked on the car body. To to be honest not much to do except for removing a bit of glass from the roof:

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The body alone is 17.5 gr

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With the interior we go up to 26 gr. A bit on the heavy side but not too bad:

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Next I concentrate on the chassis. I have prepared it with a Sw pod using the 16K MRRC motor.

The front wheels are the original coming from the car. I have glued the tires, coned them and then covered with CA.

The front axle has been replaced with a slot.it one. I have installed a SP15 digital chip to the car.

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I then detailed the chassis with the bits from the Fly chassis: motor and exhaust pipe.

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And there how it looks with the body on:

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The car goes really well. Despite the body being on the heavy side, the car handles pretty good. It is not as quick as a sideways group 5 with similar setup but not that far off.

Now I need to convince the other guys to buy more M1 and chassis. ;-)
 

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Nice job Gio. - very tidy - They are such a nice looking car, worth some effort.

When we were setting up our Revell stockers in HB, we "sectioned" the glass a bit more radically, just leaving the visible and a lip to glue with, or in some cases, a very thin front the back strip a couple of mm wide to get that high weight as low as possible and dremeled the interior so it was much thinner. - Upshot -you may be able to lose another gram or two.
 

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Hello Gio

Great post and nice job on modifying the interior, The car looks very nice with the added/ transplanted engine detail and the stance is just perfect.
If I may make a suggestion....

After all the work you've put in making the interior..why don't you send it to Munter so he can draw a master from it (just the tray, so with out the driver, steeringwheel and fire extinguisher and rollcage) and make vacvormed copies.
I guess that way you'd safe at least 4-6 gr and it will make converting these cars a lot easier for your friends (and the cars a lot stabler and faster as well
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One of the nicest rewards you can get for your work is to see other people benefit from it as well.

with kind regards
Tamar
 

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That would be possible...and the windows too.
 

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Hi All

thanks for your comments.

Tamar, I knew that you would have suggested that about the interior ;-)

To be honest I thought of it too. But then I run the car and it goes ok.

If we are going to race this as a digital class, I will put in the rules that the interiors have to be a close match to what I have here.
 

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Hello Gio
I would not dare to try to tell you how to start up a series
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..in this case, lighter weight and better handling would be secondary benefits.

After all, speed is relevant, if all go faster...there's no advantage
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No here the main benifit would be ease of implementation.
For your digital M1 class all participants need to modify their interiors in order to make room for the Chip and the prescribed SW motor.

You would like to convince your friends to also build a M1, so why not give them a helping hand
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A standardised vacformed interior tray would make it a lot easier for them as they wont have to go trough the same trail & error route of cutting up and re glueing their stock interiors like you did.
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rgds

Tamar
 
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