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Posted 28 October 2018 - 04:00 PM

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 06:51 PM

Niels, your new work today is still just as clean as your first work I saw online years ago. Are you still using John Dilworth  F1 bodies? With these cars, do you find that certain F1 bodies handle better than others, or does it not really seem to matter? I notice some of your MK 1 chassis use solid drop arms, others have drop arms with a hole. Is this a case of using whatever you have on hand at the time of building, or are some of the chassis intentionally made a few grams lighter in order to work better on certain tracks or during certain track conditions?


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Posted 29 October 2018 - 05:12 AM

Niels, your new work today is still just as clean as your first work I saw online years ago. Are you still using John Dilworth  F1 bodies? With these cars, do you find that certain F1 bodies handle better than others, or does it not really seem to matter? I notice some of your MK 1 chassis use solid drop arms, others have drop arms with a hole. Is this a case of using whatever you have on hand at the time of building, or are some of the chassis intentionally made a few grams lighter in order to work better on certain tracks or during certain track conditions?

Hi Bill,
Yes, I still use JD bodies.
I don't think the actual choice of body type matters, but the bodies has different wheel bases and that may influence the car's behaviour on different tracks. A longer car may be more stable, but mostly I race the bodies I like :-)
The drop arms have changed. The ones with a hole were to give people a choice of how heavy they want the cars, but normally we put on extra weight in these cars, so I changed back to solid droparms. 
Personally I prefer a heavy car, which is more stable and that suits my driving style :-)
I have also built many other chassis type, but a weight trimmed Mk.I is just as fast as anything else. I set the drop arm to minimum movement and experiment with weight distribution front/rear until the car runs like i want it.

 

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 06:19 AM

Thanks for your response Niels. :)


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 10:45 AM

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