Some people have quite firm views on this that tend to revolve around either following prototype practice or making room for a full interior in the model.
While poll 'results' don't mean a great deal, a separate post by Nuro tickled my curiosity on the general feeling about motor positioning.
But don't take it too seriously!
Just building one at the moment should be ok for thursdayI,ll post some pics tonight ,Ive been going to try one for while ,the one which was entered in last years alms proxy handled quite well but was a bit underpowered
Doesn't that chassis qualify more as a front mid-engined, a la RX-7 and certain TVRs?
Initially I thought front motored Flys were a neat idea but they certainly don't run well on our track when you take the mugnut out. No, correction, they are rubbish and a big disappointment.
I can understand the desire of manufacturers to include a full interior but the presence of such a cabin is never the reason to buy for me - all I ever do is look for an attractive paint job on a shape that appeals in 1:1.
If a manufacturer is serious about making models intended for the slot use, as opposed to static models (ain't that what diecasts are for?), then in my view the motor has no place being up the sharp end at all. And, to please both the speed crazed morons and the Wankels of this hobby, they should design the thing to perform with, and without, the little ferrous fiend.
If you want all your cars to go as quick as poo thru a goose then it will matter greatly. I agree with Scott that the front motored cars go ok relative to their class, i,e, non mag capri from Fly goes fine against other Fly similar types. Quick enough and a different kind of drive. That`s what I`m after
Bit of progress with the front engine chassis. Its now got side pans and a body,
The body is a vacform corvette by Larry Shephard ,I think it looks great I just hope I can do it justice when I paint it.
I tried to get the weight distibution as near to that of a rear engine as possible the car currently weighs in at 97g and balances just to the front of the pivot giving a near 50 -50 distribution ,I gave it a run at preston and it handles surprisingly well now I have fitted the pans .The motor is only a scaley at the moment ,A v12 might be the next step or a cheetah as I have a few spare.
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