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David J
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Very informative and comprehensive review though I think you'd have to be a big fan of the 1:1 car to be forgiving enough of this models shortcomings to actually buy one. Artisan is one thing, poor quality is another, one shouldn't expect to have to take a dremmel to a new model to get it to fit together right. For me it reminds me too much of those poor quality F1 cars that Scalextric used to knoock out in the 80's.
 

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Firstly Andi great review, I really enjoyed the read, It's good to get the view of somebody who's prepared to tinker, I hope your comments are taken on-board, because like you say it certainly is a good looking car, though I think I would have gone for the McLaren MP4/2C. I can think of plenty of members at our club who would completed the work you have, to get the car to run well almost as a matter of course, I think they'd probably switched it to a Slimline too.

Looking at the body mounting screws, do the protrude below the chassis that would effect it if you wanted to lower it so could they be counter sunk into the chassis? I'm sure that's something we'd have to consider...

I like the car though I'm just not sure its for me right now.
 

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Interesting review Andi. Thanks for posting it.

I think I shall be tempted by one of these in the new year. (I wonder if the body would fit on a Flt March 761 chassis?)

It is a pity about the short-comings though and I did think the rear wings look very tall on all the cars in the photos on the web site.

Cheers,
Philip
 

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Thanks for the review! Interesting car and reasonable price even with the issues, except for the out of true wheels. I assume there are no wheel inserts either?
 

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Finally got the car on a proper track last night.

It actually runs very well competing with my NSR P68!

Very stable and quite fast with the huge motor.

Screws could be countersunk. Slimline could be inserted with more holes in the mounting plate. March chassis may fit but why if this car didn't have the DFV? there are no wheel inserts.

Front wishbones are a little flexible in serious crashes but bend back fairly easily!!

I'm going for the Mclaren next.
 

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This car appears to have a few snags - but it is a fraction of the price of some RTR resins I can think of. I'm very tempted...
TED..
 

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Read the review and looked at the website last night translated through the browser.

Is it me or do the pics on the website appear to have less of the quality issues present in the actual photes like the car from the review?

I love the fact that someone has decided to step out and have a dedicated range comprising not just those cars/drivers which are famous, but the rest of the field as well (Toleman, etc as proposed). Unfortunately as you say the quality is an issue, i've never really been a big fan of resin molds for this reason and haven't been able to buy one to date - maybe somthing will one day change my mind.

Still i'm very interested in their product and wish these guys the best, hopefully they can address some of the noted issues (please , please) and i may yet buy one or more - until then my money keeps going to slot.it, fly and others.
 

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Thanks Andi for a great review, nothing short of the effort you put into your own builds!

I'm beginning to be a fan of F1 cars of this era, mainly because of Andi's infectious enthusiasm. We discussed an exciting idea that he had on a visit to the 8-lane track at Gubbio a couple of nights ago. Let's see what happens there.

I love this car too. It's a great shame such obvious faults appear. We can excuse small errors and omissions but some of these are huge. I didn't have a drive myself, I was much too busy trying to beat my lap record with my Mosler! Andi's Tyrell is nearing completion too and that is awesome.
 

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Hi Guys.

Yes the quality issues have to be resolved, and possibly a different motor, but a bigger worry for me is the chassis !!.

Most "Scalex" clubs ( I can only speak for the UK ) whether they run on plassie or routed, require a car in standard class racing to be mounted on its original plastic chassis.

This is a metal chassis. Who is Nonno aiming at for its majority market ?.

Plenty of collectors, and individual home racers, wont be bothered by that, but I am speaking of the larger market.

Just a thought.

vbr Chris A.
 

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Since in Italy the only 'national' classes are slot.it, ninco and nsr there are currently no F1 classes so Nonno don't need to worry about'existing' classes as there aren't any!!

As I understand it he's trying to create a whole new class of just his cars here in Italy where as I say F1 sloting just doesn't exist. In my opinion that is admirable. Given his limited runs I don't think he cares about the majority.
 

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Nice review.

I first thought than since the targeted NSR & Slot.it I had hoped that it would be a plastic 'shell. Now I worry that the bodyshell over the front suspension looks like a candidate for a break in the event of a front end impact.

But it isn't expensive and it is a good looking car!

With the magnetic downforce of the SongNA it should be quick on plexi or steel tracks!!
 
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