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Russell Sheldon
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I've just received my copy of the December 2004 issue of GSR magazine, which has these pictures of the masters of the Fly Porsche 917LH, BMW M1, Renault 5 Turbo and Lancia 037:-









Apologies for the poor scans.

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Fly has got to do better than that, with the 917LH. The front is just WRONG! Why can´t they see that

And normally Fly are the "masters of detail"! Well, not this time around, it seems


Danny (who just loves those LH´s)
 

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Russell Sheldon
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I have to agree that they've got the nose of the 917LH all wrong. Its far too "square", which can be seen from the great black and white picture that Scott has posted and the picture below:-



In fact, if Fly do the 1971 Rodriguez / Oliver Gulf version, the nose needs to be different to the other LHs as well.

Chassis 917-043 (the "hippie" liveried car above, beautifully made by Proto Slot Kit) was supplied to Martini Racing for the 1970 Le Mans 24-Hours. In 1971, 917-043, still with the proven 4.9 litre engine instead of the more powerful 5.0 litre twelve used in shorter races, was assigned to the Gulf-Porsche team for Pedro Rodriguez and Jackie Oliver. The Gulf entered 917-043 had revised bodywork owing much to French designer Charles Deutsch (famous for his Deutsch-Bonnet race cars) with a shorter nose, semi-enclosed rear wheels (now 17" wide to better handle the 917's power and the chassis' 36-64 weight distribution) and a full-width rear wing between the fins.

Top Slot makes a nice model of the Gulf car:-



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Russell
 

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QUOTE (dannyboy @ 5 Jan 2005, 11:30)Fly has got to do better than that, with the 917LH. The front is just WRONG! Why can´t they see that

And normally Fly are the "masters of detail"!

that's as maybe but they've not shied away from a touch of "well it's close enough" when it comes to 917 variants. Specifically the Jagermeister 917/10 they released that was actually a 917/30.

Hopefully they'll sort it out, but the fact that it seems to be fitted with the 917k light pods makes me think that they've decided to use those to save a bit of cash... It's those lights that are resposible for the squared-off front.

The others look nice. I wonder how much the 037 is based off the Group 5 Beta montecarlo...
 

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"Specifically the Jagermeister 917/10 they released that was actually a 917/30."

I thought the 917/30 was a variant of the 917/10 built by Penske Racing
in the US for Can Am racing only?
 

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QUOTE (PeteN @ 5 Jan 2005, 16:52)I thought the 917/30 was a variant of the 917/10 built by Penske Racing in the US for Can Am racing only?
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The actual Jagermeister Porsche as driven by Vic Elford in the Intersere at Hockenheim was a bit of an odd duck- being neither fish nor foul I feel. Many people call it a 917/20. According to sources I have... when Elford drove the car it was still in "Test Car" specification.

Here is a pic...

 

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I really admire your attention to detail. I am one of those people who became interested in slot racing and did not know anything about 1;1 racing other than NASCAR. Slot racing has fueled a fire in me to know more about the 1:1 racing world, and I think if I lived somewhere I could get to Rally Car racing on a regular basis, that is the race of choice for me.

Ron
 
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