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#1 MG Brown

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:57 PM

The chassis is designed for their dNaNo series of 1/43 scale R/C car bodies...

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 02:14 AM

It will never catch on. :laugh2:
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 03:37 AM

Is it possible that they picked the wrong name?

Dslot?

Think about it. :shok:

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 04:08 AM

Actually I understand the name came from Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize.
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:18 AM

Reminds me of the Toyota MRD when it came to France. MRD pronounces like the word "sh*t" in French! Guaranteed success! :laugh2:

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 12:28 PM

:D Can't imagine why they would make their first venture into slots 1/43 scale. They really need to use proper English in their printed ads too!!!!

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 01:05 PM

Because they can utilize the R/C parts they already have.
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 01:41 PM

RE: Ads- having worked in the International division of a large company, I see the Engrish (as we used to call it) as being typical of a Japanese company. At least there was an attempt at an English translation unlike some small garage companies in Japan who don't bother.

RE: 1/43- It is my feeling that the bodies and licensing of the decorations on the bodies are a major cost of RTR slot cars. By using the already existing dNaNo 1/43 RC bodies, wheels, tires, a huge cost savings was realized. Also- there seems to be somewhat of a market for 1/43 Group C cars...
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 02:32 PM

Kyosho in Germany was/is run by a former slot car racing 1974 Group 7 European champion... Bernd Mobus.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 02:57 PM

English is taught in all schools in Japan. It is their second language.

However it is my experience that the verb usage typically leaves an American unaware of whether something is done, in process of being done or will be done. Quite confusing.
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 03:48 PM

Engrish dot com

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 02:24 PM

1/43 because there has been no progress/upgrade to the dnano cars in 10 years, so it make sense to use what you already have.
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 12:13 AM

Reminds me of the Toyota MRD when it came to France. MRD pronounces like the word "sh*t" in French! Guaranteed success! :laugh2:

Notice a trend here Toyota has it TRD (Toyota Racing Devolp) in English it's Pronounced TURD
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