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#1 pbj59


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Posted 23 March 2006 - 10:47 AM

If you want to concentrate on the modeling aspect, these chassis are great and ready to use for model kit bodies:
(hope Jairus & Greg dont mind links here)
I have used these under some revell models, like the c-5 corvette, and the porsche. It has an adjustable wheelbase and I recommend using the pin tube mounts. It can be modified to fit other bodies and there is a list of bodies that fit out of the box.
There is an organization with rules for racing these, but they are good just for fun also. If you are interested in this, look here:
They also have ready to run cars, but you guys want to build your own, right?
If you want to be faster, the lexan bodies are much lighter and less top heavy.
The motors require a little more power than a standard power pack delivers, so there is info on that if you want to use these on a home track. There are lower powered motors available for that.

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 05:10 AM

The cars are supplied with Gevon rubber tires suitable for plastic tracks. Not for use on wood tracks.

The above quote comes from the link you posted. I'm curious about the wood tracks part since wood tracks might have various kinds of racing surfaces. Do you have any experience to suggest what surfaces they might work on? I'm not a plastic track racer but my next home track might get a formica surface.