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Hi

Can you elaborate on the two types of material the chassis is available in?
I see they are available in plastic white/black and Metalic Plastic (alumide)
Is the Metalic Plastic stiffer or heavier?
Thanks
KK
 

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Track Master
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Thanks for the quick reply.
Once you upload the Lotus 78 I'll purchase all 4 in the Metallic Plastic and report back

Cheers
KK
 

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Thanks Andi, I ordered all 4 in "Metallic Plastic" this morning.
I'll report back on the materials properties when received.
Looking forward to these builds!

Any plans for mods on the earlier scaley McLaren M23 and Ferrari 312T?

Cheers
KK
 

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I received all 4 of my chassis in Metallic Plastic and painted them with several fairly heavy coats of Flat Black.
These are a great balance between strength and weight.
I've assembled all 4 with stock gearing, Fly FF050 motors, alloy wheels and Urethane tires and I must say they all run wonderfully.
No weight required and Swiss Watch precision!
Thanks Andi, keep them coming. My shelf queen SRC Renault and Ferrari and Fly Williams now compete with any scratch built brass chassis 70's F1 car I've built to date to the same specs. The Fly Lotus 78 was workable "as stock" but none of my Fly Chassis cars run like these do. The instructions posted were also quite helpful.
I'll post pics when I get the inserts completed.

May I suggest a somewhat modern Modern F1 chassis offering or two.
These new Chassis's and pods with a hot motor could propel modern F1 cars to new track records!
Modern F1 cars should be FAST, really, fast, maybe the fastest cars in ones collection, but anything outside of the All Slot range is not very workable unless you scratch build or brace, but let's face it, that's not in everyone's wheelhouse. It's also no where near as easy, or as simple to do a chassis swap with go fast parts. The four 70's cars I just assembled with wheels, trued tires and independent front axles took about 8 hrs, where as one scratch build would have taken me about the same amount of time.
Maybe an All Slot compatible chassis that uses the Policar pod (something for a generic body). I'm not sure but it's possible one of the major manufacturers like SCX, Carrera or Sclextric are generic enough up front to try? Maybe this is of no interest to you? LOL

Anyways, just wanted to say thanks and keep up the good work.

Cheers
KK
 

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Hi Andi

Great minds think alike I guess! I enjoyed the race this morning as well.
From what I hear and from owning some of their F1 offerings in the past is that the Carrera F1's suffer from having the guide pivot behind the front wheels.
Sort this out, which you will, and you probably have a winner. I run on copper tapped routed tracks for the most part and gave up magnet racing some time ago. Other than the guide lead issue I remember my old Carrera F1's ran particularly well but were no match for the Scaley's with the FF050 motors that our club currently runs. We also created an F1U (U-for Unlimited) open class. Nothing really exists other than the All Slot cars for the Non Scratch builders in the group and these run well but there's room for improvement here. Anything with a Policar pod, for any brand, would be a step in the right direction when it comes to Modern F1 cars. Carrera's price point is always attractive and they are readily available almost everywhere as are the SCX cars in this part of the world. What we're doing to them is not what they were really intended for so everything other than the body shell would pretty much be a throw away, parts bin or resale item. I look forward to hearing and seeing what you come up with.

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