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#1 rvec

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 04:02 PM

Ron came over to Electron Raceway to do some testing. He brought along a brand new car for our Sports Car class - a great looking Porsche 918. The wheel openings are huge so full size wheels are no problem. The width and wheelbase is about the same as the Ferrari 458. Below are some images. Now I have to get one - They are cooooooool!

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 10:55 AM

WoW!!  That's an awesome car.  Nicely done in all aspects especially the choice of color.  Is this a fantasy build, or a copy of a 1:1.


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Posted 30 January 2016 - 11:27 AM

WoW!!  That's an awesome car.  Nicely done in all aspects especially the choice of color.  Is this a fantasy build, or a copy of a 1:1.


Fantasy. Ron bought two. Here is the box. The Martini decals look good but I don't want two black 918s out there so here are some images I got off the internet. I have not yet decided how to paint mine. I do like the Gulf colors and I have some Gulf decals I purchased a long time ago.
 


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Posted 30 January 2016 - 03:04 PM

This looks like a welcome addition for hardbody fans!

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 03:19 PM

This looks like a welcome addition for hardbody fans!


Ron told me the car can either be build as a Spyder or coupe. I will build as a coupe because our class specifies closed cars (although the Spyder would be faster - less weight and lower CG). I have decided to make it a Gulf car. I just ordered some pactra orange stipping tape so I won't have to wait for two different colors to dry.

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 12:01 AM

I need to get that kit. Would love to run a spyder.

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 11:36 AM

It has been some quite a while since I worked on my 918 project. I simply did not have a chassis for it. The chassis has now been ordered and it was time to finish up the body. I stuck with the Gulf Porsche colors as I had planned. I just competed most of the decals. The finish is matt but will gloss up after with future wax. Anyway attached are a few images

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 07:18 PM

More progress. I finished with the decals and used Future to make it all shine. I also began work on the Scholer chassis

Body by itself shown below

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Here is the step by step process

Stock center section shown below

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Center section is too wide to allow adequate side pans. Center section is 2.36 inches wide and is trimmed to 2 inches. Also filed bump ins for smooth mounting of side pans. Motor cooling hole is drilled

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Axle hangers reamed out to fit 1/8 in. axles and mounted on the chassis. (front wheels are too small. I will mount larger ones later)

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Body test fit

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Posted 04 May 2016 - 06:30 PM

Some more progress. Finished the side pans

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 06:31 PM

Almost finished. All that is left is to fabricate and install a front pan,interior tray and install windshield. Images attached

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 09:39 AM

It has been quite some time since my last post on the 918. The car was finished in June but had many teething problems. Most were rectified before the car made its debut in the True Scale Sports Car race at Electron Raceway on 10/26/16. The car managed a second place finish in that contest.

It still bugged me that the car seemed to be much slower down the straights and have way too much brakes compared to my 458. I took another look at the car after the race and noticed that the motor mount was bent a few degrees impacting the gear mesh and creating too much friction. I fixed the problem and lap times improved dramatically. I look forward to the next race which is tentatively scheduled for 11/9/16.

Below are images of the finished car

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