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#1 bosmeck

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 05:14 PM

This is an incredible 1/24 scale Olsonite Eagle slot car scratchbuilt by Jairus.

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Brilliant CAR, Jairus.
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Posted 31 August 2008 - 05:16 PM

I second that. :)

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 06:27 PM

Nice... Verrry Nice. :good: :good: :good:
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Posted 31 August 2008 - 06:39 PM

Dan..Dan..did ya see this? Sweet!

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 07:24 PM

"Brilliant" is right! Lovely car!

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 08:45 PM

Excellent, Jairus!
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Posted 31 August 2008 - 08:48 PM

Wow! That's one sweet car! What are the exhausts and suspension made from?
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Posted 01 September 2008 - 09:10 AM

Wow! I sure does look like the "level of the bar" has gone up... a whole lot!

Jairus you have set a very high standard for us mere mortals to strive for!

I am blown away.

Bosmeck,

So, what kind of lap times can you wring out of it? Will it run the donut wide open? :shok:

Tossedman,

I would have to believe they came from an out of production model kit such as this:

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 09:37 AM

Sorry for not answering sooner.

Nearly the whole car came from this kit. Here are some additional pictures taken during the building.

The body, exhaust pipes, stacks, and details came from the kit. The chassis is scratchbuilt and the droparm with weight came from eBay -
not sure of the make, Buzco I think.

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 09:50 AM

Excellent build quality and excellent photo quality too, as we would expect from those two. :-)

However, the driver should be positioned much higher in the cockpit. Dan was (and still is) a tall man and his helmet normally was a bit higher than the roll bar. At least the driver figure should look over the Perspex screen. :blush:

Thanks for showing (and inspiring) us. :D
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Posted 01 September 2008 - 10:57 AM

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 01:44 PM

Actually, Dan was NOT tall and it was Dan who was positioned TOO HIGH in the cockpit, due to the size of the phone book that he sat on while driving. He chose to use a Los Angeles phone book, when, in fact, a Corpus Christi phone book would have been perfect.

And speaking of "Perfection," this Eagle which Jairus built for the Olson twins, IS Perfect, as are most of his creations!

I can't help but notice the similarity between Jairus's creative process and my own. Well, I guess I should clarify, Jairus and I both start out with all sorts of parts scattered across our benches. Pretty much, that's where the similarity ends...
(sigh).
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Posted 01 September 2008 - 01:48 PM

Bill, that was very funny. :laugh2:

I think. :mellow:

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 05:35 PM

I think Jairus used the phone book from my city (Middelfart - don't translate that!!! - which is fairly thin)

LOL, LOL!
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Posted 01 September 2008 - 06:26 PM

Hi Jairus,

Beautiful car! :wub: . Thanks for sharing it with us. :)

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 10:37 PM

It sure looks good, midget driver or not... :)

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 11:37 AM

Actually, Dan was NOT tall and it was Dan who was positioned TOO HIGH in the cockpit, due to the size of the phone book that he sat on while driving. He chose to use a Los Angeles phone book, when, in fact, a Corpus Christi phone book would have been perfect.

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Quote from Wikipedia:

"Gurney's unusual height for a race driver caused him constant problems during his career. During the 1.5-liter era of Formula 1, Gurney's head and shoulders extended high into the windstream compared to his shorter competitors, giving him (he felt) an aerodynamic disadvantage in the tiny, underpowered cars. At nearly 6' 3", Gurney struggled to fit into the tight Ford GT40 cockpit, so master fabricator Phil Remington installed a roof bubble over the driver's seat to allow space for Gurney's helmet. In a fortunate error, the Italian coachbuilder which built the body for the 1964 Le Mans class-winning closed-cockpit Cobra Daytona GT coupe driven by Gurney and Bob Bondurant mistakenly made the cockpit "greenhouse" two inches too tall - the only thing that permitted Gurney to fit in the car comfortably."

Here's a photo of Dan in the car, and despite having no helmet on, his head is obviously higher than the screen:

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None of this of course takes away from Jairus' spectacular build...

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 01:18 PM

HEY!

It was a stupid vacuum-formed driver that I modified to fit a decent driver's head.
I had nothing else to work with at the time... or now.

Sheesh... you "pro"-racers squash the head down into the sholders and think nothing of it.

For heavens sake... :tease:
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Posted 02 September 2008 - 01:35 PM

With your driver, the car would have won instead of finishing in second place because of better aerodynamics! :laugh2:

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 02:17 PM

Jairus:

None of this of course takes away from Jairus' spectacular build...

I was not making any comment about your car, just trying to correct some factual inaccuracies about one of my 1:1 scale heroes.

I'm sorry you took it that way, it was not intended as a criticism.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 02:55 PM

WARNING: If you think that's bad, don't get PdL started on the true shade of color on a McLaren! :D :D :D

So much DRAMA for such small cars....
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Posted 02 September 2008 - 03:01 PM

Better believe it! :laugh2:
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Posted 02 September 2008 - 04:00 PM

Or better yet, tell PdL that the color is all wrong on his T54 Cooper. Man, that thread went on for pages and pages over at the Atlas F1 forum...

Dennis,

Jairus can tell me if I'm wrong, but I don't think he was too upset. Look at that last emoticon...

And Jairus,

Please keep in mind that when people with lesser talents view masterpieces, they have to find fault somewhere just to keep their egos intact!! LOL!!!!

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 11:13 AM

Hi,

One of PdL's gifts to me because of our friendship was getting to be at a quiet get-together with Dan. He IS taller.

And an extraordinarily nice guy.

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 10:08 PM

Hey Jairus,

Beautiful job!

It would be great if you could share with us some of your modeling tips. Your attention to detail is spot-on.

Thanks for sharing.

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