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Russell Sheldon
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Here's a picture of the finished R-T-R version of the Proto Slot Kit Team Martini Porsche 917LH - 1970 Le Mans 24-Hours:-



The next version to be produced will be the Porsche KG Salzburg Team Austria car of Vic Elford/Kurt Ahrens (DNF) which set the fastest lap in the 1970 24-Hours race, with a time of 3m21.05 (149.860 mph/241.176 kph).



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Russell
 

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Brian Ferguson
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Those long-tails leave me wondering what on-track performance will be like, but I absolutely love them! They are so "Le Mans"!!
LH's and Coda Lunga's.....


Thanks, Russell!
 

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Not a bad effort. Great looking overall but I think the actual cars had lower sidepods than the standard 'kurz' version - however, I'm being picky!
 

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Unless the LH Prototype that I have seen about is to be reworked- few will want the Fly version, I feel.
 

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"Unless the LH Prototype that I have seen about is to be reworked- few will want the Fly version, I feel."

Unfortunately, you are not right. Fly will probably manage to market the 10000 (or whatever...) that they plan to produce, counting on the fact that most slot-racing kids are not real "917-buffs" like you and myself. I was deeply disappointed when I saw the pictures of their new prototype "square-front 917 LH", and immediately started to work out how I would modify it to the real round-nosed front that the 1970-year 917 LH really had. Which includes molding, cutting, "dremeling" and otherwise ruining an otherwise decent factory paint-scheme (unless they manage to botch that as well...) and then finally paint it and apply an aftermarket decal-set.
Why in the buggering "xxxx" could the Fly Factory not have produced an exact model rightaway??? The 1970-year 917 LH was one of the most beautiful sportscars ever fielded by Porsche (or anybody else), and now Fly wants to take a cheap £0.95 production-cost shortcut! Just flat annoying, if you ever ask me...

Protoslot is the only decent choice, and then only to be raced very sparingly.
Those resin longtail-rear fins won't last much racing in my house I'm afraid!

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MG Brown
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Conrad:

What I was trying to elucidate is that I feel that the Fly 917LH prototype that I have seen does a poor job of replicating the 1970 version 917LH.

I feel that the purist will likely want the Proto Slot version as the lines appear more authentic to my eye.
 

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René 'Vialli' Christensen
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But ProtoSlot is only selling the shell. No chassis or interior.
So you have to buy a 917K beside the ProtoSlot kit!!!

Is it worth it or can you live with FLY's attempt?
 

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MG Brown
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DK:

The GB-Track 917 PA roadsters are selling reasonably cheap here in the USA so I am planning to use one of them as the "donor".
 

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MG: Do you realize that the 917 PA has a slightly longer wheelbase than the 917K? It may not matter, but thought I would mention it.
 

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Phil,
With all due respect, I don't think that they care.

QUOTE Protoslot is the only decent choice, and then only to be raced very sparingly.
Those resin longtail-rear fins won't last much racing in my house I'm afraid!

The Proto-Slot Kits bodies are produced by the same company which also makes most of the Slot Classic, Top-Slot and MMK cars. The resin in thick and strong, and I have dropped my MMK Aston DBR1 off a show table enough times to know that it can take it.
The 917LH kit includes everything you need to fit over either a FLY 908, 917 or GB-Track 917PA chassis. Please note that Porsche did not change their wheelbase from the 908 to the 917. So fitting is not an issue.
As far as the shape, it looks pretty good to me, but then I can't really see that close anymore...

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Dokk Pea von Cyclops
 

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As far as the shape, it looks pretty good to me, but then I can't really see that close anymore...

Regards,

What do you mean, the Fly-version or the Proto-slot-version?
The Fly version? Sheesh! What a laugh


Danny
 

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I may have spoken to soon with regards the 917K wheelbase compared to the 917PA. But I have a Fly 908/3, 917PA Spyder, and a 917/10 and they are 3 different wheelbases!? The 917PA being the longest and the 917/10 being the shortest. I will check the 917K tonight.
 
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