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Haha, got your attention now...

These F1 cars are all looking stunning and I'm getting really interested in building one now. I mean, how hard can they be? There's less chassis than a GT car... lol

Big descision is what to go for... I need something easy, 'cos it'll be my second and a half scratchbuild ever. I would like to be able to use existing stuff, rather than have to go out and buy a whole load of new bits, so is there a catagory which will allow slot.it size wheels?

Erm... basically just need a load of help so any info that you guys can provide would be great.

Thanks a lot!

Lotus

PS. Doesn't have to be a Lotus...
 

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Lotus, you could go a variety of routes. Patto has the PETG bodies, and even has the MJK-30 chassis which fits them. Or you can use a resin shell (easier I think to get there than here), and scratchbuild a chassis. I like the BWA wheels, but I think the Slot.it PA04 rims are a similar size to the BW32003 for the rear, though I don't think Slot.It has a narrow rim for the front like the BW32001 (the BWA rims are my choice, I'm sure others will suggest different stuff!). Slot.It gears are workable. You don't need to spend a fortune.

So c'mon... jump in, and just do it!
Besides, you have until October!
 

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Right.

Link to Patto's anyone?

I shall save it in my Favourites from now on...

Cheers for the advice and incouragement. I'm definatly taking the scratchbuild option. Who can guess which space-age material I'll use for the chassis?

Lotus
 

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Fergy , intes still learning to solder , I pre bent and cut him a brass chasis last year and we havent seen the results yet he made good progress then stopped .
but his popsicle car ws out standing ( should have eaten theice cream before installing the guide though)
 

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how about the mrrc one? Does anyone have some comments and or advice regarding the mrrc brass one? I have seen a couple but have no experience of them what so ever. The one I am thinking of is also part of the 'eagle' kit... I think.

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ok grah... I found it the other day and now have 2 soldering irons


I'll got round to it when I have finished playing with plastics


Tell ya what, if someone sends me all the right bits and peices to build one I'll build it but am skint atm


Grah did you try to ring me before?
 

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ok grah... I found it the other day and now have 2 soldering irons


I'll got round to it when I have finished playing with plastics


Tell ya what, if someone sends me all the right bits and peices to build one I'll build it but am skint atm


Grah did you try to ring me before?
 

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Why is everybody suggesting chassis?

Isn't it a Proxy Race?

Doesn't that mean you build your own car?

Why would I want to send an effectivly unmade RTR to a Proxy Race?
It'll do no better than other cars made from the same chassis...

Gonna scratchbuild it!

Correct Fergy, CF is the way of the future...

Lotus
 

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QUOTE Correct Fergy, CF is the way of the future...

Carbon-fibre under a '69 Cosworth? You do realize that the time-space gods are currently deliberating on a suitable punishment for you?


 

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Hi

Well, you did say EASY.

I also recommend the MRRC BRM P261 kit. The chassis is a reinterpertation of the old Mono F1. AND it projects below the body, and it needs a lot of work to make work.

However, it is an easy way to LEARN about the working problems in this size of car. You can build it run it in less than an hour and use it as a self teaching aid. In the U.S. it is only about 40bucks.

Fate
 
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