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#1 Pablo

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 11:04 AM

Wire and rod rails, with the outer wire rail curved to form fit the fat body.

Classic rewound motor. I believe the body is a Cooper Maserati; correct me if I'm wrong please.

Built in about 2005:

 

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Tom Scott said it was the best handling F1 he had ever driven so I guess the curved rails worked :)


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Posted 25 October 2015 - 07:01 PM

I don't see how the curved rails would hurt or heip a chassis' handling. A chassis' weight, weight distribution, flex, wheelbase, guide lead, & a few other car components might. I don't recall ever seeing a brass rod vintage car that used curved rails for increased handling. I don't dispute that this car handled great for Tom on whatever track he ran it on. I think the good handling was attributed to features of the car other than the two curved rods. :)


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Posted 25 October 2015 - 07:23 PM

Concur.  I didn't mean to imply it was a speed secret, just something neat that worked :)

I do, however, stand by my theory that a stressed body is not a good thing.


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