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Thanks to Russell's inspiration and help I've made progress on my entry for the F-1 race. Just like the original it's complicated as hell.
It started as a Classic shell...then the nose was rebuilt to incorporate a scale radiator vent, OK so I went this far and decided to create the tube and upper body like the real thing, this left an opportunity to include a scale interior.
The rear wing is modeled after the late season car, cantelevered out using carbon fibre wing supports, and the front are adjustable again modeled around a carbon fibre spar.
Next to be done is the top on the engine, windshield, dash wires, and oil cooler.
It's four wheel drive with a Scale auto can, squat ball bearings and epoxied and balanced slot-it arm.
If time allows the motor will be lightened considerably.

Chris
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Beautifull. Awesome.

Something that good is so much within the spirit of the rules that it can't possibly be breaking any of them. If somebody complains about 4WD, counter with the "drive as per prototype" argument. And it raced. I saw it at the British GP in 1969. Not very well but it did race! And I saw it again at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on the practice day before the sad fatal crash.
 

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Whoops, me not reading things properly, its a strap motor that would be illegal.

Never mind you now have some reponses to some other predictable complaints and its still awesome!
 

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Looks fantastic Chris! Typical Beardog class!!


BTW, I rather doubt anyone will build one of these with a strap motor
, but if one did it with stock mags, it would be quite legal.
Now then... where's my Dremel and that 46K Falcon can??
 

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Chris very kindly sent me some pictures of the chassis of his Lotus 63. The design, craftsmanship and execution is simply outstanding -- too beautiful not to share!











Kind regards

Russell

 

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While I was looking through my old magazines for pictures of the 4WD Cosworth F1 I scanned these from the August 1969 edition of MotorSport magazine. It shows the 63 in it's original guise at it's debut in Holland.





Hope these help.

David
 
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