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#1 Pablo

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 10:27 AM

What are the cool F1 guys using for WB/GL these days (with the McLaren M9A body)? Thanks

 

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 01:09 PM

Varies depending on the style of track and the weight of the car!  Dealer's choice!!  :laugh2:


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Posted 13 March 2020 - 01:57 PM

I recently had a well-known builder tell me he starts at 4" WB and 15/16" (.9375) GL. The JK kit is a hair shorter on the GL at .932, and those cars have won plenty of recent premier races. I'm not sure what the fast guys do for the WB, but I suspect they're at 4" or 4-1/16" depending on the track.
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Posted 14 March 2020 - 05:53 PM

Pablo, not too many are running the M9A bodies. Most are still using the Parma M7 with a few using the O/S version.

I have been playing with the Red Fox M9A since it came out. While at times I like it over the Parma M7 come race time I'm back to the old reliable Parma M7.
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Posted 14 March 2020 - 06:35 PM

Thanks Dom, I appreciate it. I went with my original plan and set the WB at 4.0 and used the rear hole in the CR nosepiece. I think I made the right decision  :D


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Posted 14 March 2020 - 08:27 PM

as far as guide lead goes, I always locate the guidepost such that the guide flag will fit under the body, while turned at an angle so the front corner of the flag will still fit under the body, without being seen from above...


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