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#1 j-slot

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 09:35 AM

I will post photographs of our D3 cars.
Please let us know your impressions and advices.


Morio Hashimoto 's beautiful paint job !
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He uses Dennis Samson's F1 Chassis and R-Geo "Samurai" kit for Can-Am.
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Rear section of his Lotus56 body is cut off boldly. Is it allowed ???
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Kamoshita (Kamo) 's excellent craftsmanship.
He uses Hanada Can-Am kit's motor bracket and nose section for his F1.
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This is NOT a TonyP chassis. Kamo's complete reproduction !!
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Always fast "Tebu" Satoh seems to become a good scratch builder.
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Hanada's F1 car, of course using his F1 kit prototype.
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And his awesome detachable and variable weight mechanism.
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Posted 08 May 2011 - 10:07 AM

I'll be working with Akitani to get these pictures visible. I want to see them, too.

Stay tuned...

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 10:24 AM

Repost my F1's photos.


Using Hanada F1 kit prototype.
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Full-scratchbuild chassis.
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Ferrari and Honda(!?).....
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I tested them today,
They need some modifications for better run.


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Posted 08 May 2011 - 01:13 PM

Beautiful workmanship, as expected. :)
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Posted 08 May 2011 - 03:45 PM

Great stuff. Nothing but class and style. The paint and chassis are works of art. Can I borrow one to smoke Oscar at BPR on the King track Please.
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Posted 08 May 2011 - 03:55 PM

Great craftsmanship! And I love the Honda and Ferrari; a realistic livery is always best.
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Posted 08 May 2011 - 07:01 PM

Amigos of The Rising Sun,

Such great works of art, each car a masterpiece.:D
I am sure the cars will run fast on your king track.
Thank you for your updates.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 08:17 PM

Kamo has made a Ready to Race D3 F1 car for Miyamoto, who will come back to race D3 cars on our race day of May 22.

The car is built with Craig Correia's IRD D3 F-1 chassis I asked him to build five pieces for Japanese racers last autumn.

I raced a F-1 car built with one of them at the Check Point Cup this January.

Yesterday, I tested the Kamo car at my King, hitting 4.56 after just a few laps.

The car could have run much faster, but I stopped running to save the car for Miyamoto to race.

Kamo painted True Scale's Honda RA301 and Lotus 56 Indy Turbine car.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 09:46 PM

Thanks Cheater for sorting out the pics. Absolutely great stuff!!
Do any of the racers in Japan know Yoshi Akiyama? A wonderful guy and VERY GOOD racer who ran in many of the early D3 races at Buena Park but is back in Japan now. I didn't see his name on any of the reports.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 11:34 PM

Thanks Cheater for sorting out the pics. Absolutely great stuff!!
Do any of the racers in Japan know Yoshi Akiyama? A wonderful guy and VERY GOOD racer who ran in many of the early D3 races at Buena Park but is back in Japan now. I didn't see his name on any of the reports.


Bryan,

I have asked D3 racers here about Yoshi but nobody knows him.
Maybe he is a Pla-Fit guy.
I am going to send a PM to Yoshi through this blog.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 12:44 AM

Outstanding cars and chassis!

Although there is no specific D3 rule against removing the rear of an F1 body, the SoCal D3 racers do not cut off the rear of the Lotus 56 body. This particular body looks great and removing the rear portion of the body degrades the look of the car. Most other F1 bodies do not have a complete rear body section and therefore are ok to remove the rear portion of the body as long as the crown gear and rear portion of the chassis is covered when viewing the car from above.

It's very obvious that many of the Tokyo D3 racers take pride in their worksmanship and appearance of their cars. Congratulations to the Tokyo D3 racers for their excellent work.


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Posted 09 May 2011 - 05:44 AM

It's very obvious that many of the Tokyo D3 racers take pride in their worksmanship and appearance of their cars.
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You got that right Keith!
Even better then some of the guys here in the USA. AND they have been at it a lot longer!

Way to go Haruki,and all the Racers in Tokyo :clapping:

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 08:24 AM

Although there is no specific D3 rule against removing the rear of an F1 body, the SoCal D3 racers do not cut off the rear of the Lotus 56 body. This particular body looks great and removing the rear portion of the body degrades the look of the car. Most other F1 bodies do not have a complete rear body section and therefore are ok to remove the rear portion of the body as long as the crown gear and rear portion of the chassis is covered when viewing the car from above.

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Keith,

Thank you for the explanation concerning D3 F1 body cutting.
I did not chop off my Lotus56's rear section for the better look.

Akitani

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 05:22 PM

I have receive RTR Can-Am cars from John Gorski.

Look very nice and very fast.

Thanks, John.

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 09:21 PM

Haruki you are a very lucky man to get Gorski chassis and they sure Jet. ;) I can hardly wait to get one of yours! :)


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Posted 14 May 2011 - 10:19 PM

That Sunoco Lotus 56 looks SCHWEET!
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Posted 15 May 2011 - 09:15 AM

I made this chassis because I had been interested in Bryan Warmack's Can-Am car at the Checkpoint Cup.

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This color Lola T160 was driven by Pedro Rodriguez at Japan Can-Am 1968.


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Posted 15 May 2011 - 09:28 AM

Looks good.

Let's us know how it works.

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 10:30 AM

Akitani one word "Beautiful", lets hope goes as good as it looks. ;)



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It's our duty to remember the past so we can have a future.

Pistol Pete you will always be in my memory.

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 11:23 AM

John, Nesta,
I tested it today. It is fast enough to cruise at about 4.5~4.6 seconds on our King track.Posted Image
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Posted 15 May 2011 - 02:40 PM

I'm not surprised at all, because I have seen Bryans and that one is so fast. ;)


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It's our duty to remember the past so we can have a future.

Pistol Pete you will always be in my memory.

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 11:37 AM

The third Tokyo D3 (Can-Am and F1) is held at Cheerio Speedway on this coming Sunday.

I have prepared two cars each for each race.


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I hope they work well...

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 11:55 AM

Akitani, excellent cars. The workmanship is outstanding.


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Posted 19 May 2011 - 12:44 PM

Beautiful cars..

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 08:33 AM

I have just finished to assemble a new Can-Am chassis for the next Tokyo D3 scheduled on June 19.

I will test it on this coming Sunday.

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