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they have to rethink that rule...=)
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any updates on 'The New Physics'?
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The car is now running with a 8.5T Tekin sensored motor and that's given it a boost in terms of pick up and speed - so much so that the buggy is now able to clear the triples on the track.

I find that tire selection is less crucial on a FF than on a rear wheel driven buggy. A good tire will give better forward bite but since the car won't spin out a worn tire still gets it round the track in a jiffy. Worn (or wrong) tires on my RWD will make a buggy near impossible to drive on the loose-medium tracks we run here.

Still getting more track time to get more accustomed to how to get the best lines out of the buggy - to cut the tightest lines my throttle finger has to adjust to a different style of driving.
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Jonathan, I hereby pre-order an Atomic-Carbon FF conversion kit!!! With a bodyshell!

GET BUSY!!!
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Jonathan, I hereby pre-order an Atomic-Carbon FF conversion kit!!! With a bodyshell!

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Do I get any commission? lol!
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Where do you but delrin from? And how do you cut it? CNC?
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Where do you but delrin from? And how do you cut it? CNC?
I'm not from the UK but I get my Delrin and G10 from a local supplier of industrial materials. It's cut by a CNC-enabled Sherline mill.
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Awesome project! Reminds me of the late 80's when I built my own FWD buggy. Great job.
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this is such an inspireing project !!

first of all, concratulations on the awsome looking and handeling car !! (predatoresque? :P)

i have decided to do 2 projects now, a 1/6th nitro onroad fwd car (using my dead schumacher big 6) and my A level DT project a mid motor, fwd buggy like this one, but with the weight still far forward...

as i said, great little car, you should be very proud !!
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Old 17-06-2010
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Thanks guys. As you can imagine this car continues to turn heads at the track both in terms of looks and handling too. It keeps up fine on high traction days, but it truly excels when things get dry and loose.

With some recent changes in our track layout, the only real area where it suffers a tad is when there is any need for a sudden burst of speed. We have this set of whoops on a table top coming right after a turn and with my Cougar I can just about jump these at a go with a burst of throttle up the jump. The FF Buggy doesn't accelerate as hard due to wheel spin and the design of the track doesn't allow it to carry enough speed through the turn to clear the whoops. Car is killer and more than makes up on the rest of the track though. Will have to practice some different lines... I may clear this yet!

FF Buggy received a shell makeover and clean-up too...



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shouldn't front wheel drive cars run in 4wd class ?
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According to the brca rules it would be legal

23.1 Two wheel drive cars (2WD) are those having only one pair of driven wheels on the same axle. Either the front or rear axle may be driven.
brca says yes. im racing....
thanks blood clod this rules. i am awaiting my ff car as i speak. racing 2wd this sunday i hope.
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brca says yes. im racing....
thanks blood clod this rules. i am awaiting my ff car as i speak. racing 2wd this sunday i hope.
and EFRA? (I can't find it)
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Thumbs up WTF!!!!!

O MY GOD"!!!!!! WOW!!!!! EH!!!!!! ERRRMMMMMM!!!!
I LOVE IT!!!!! Looks very FUNKY.......NICE WORK DUDE
BIG THUMBS UP FROM ME!!!!!!!
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It is considered 4wd with ROAR, but not with BRCA, not sure about EFRA
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A very cool car, i love it
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Old 21-06-2010
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Thanks guys, the car has been performing very well and I'm thinking of running it in an upcoming local race just to see how it stacks up. From the picture posted earlier some of you might have also spotted that it sports a new bumper that's pretty heavy duty... lol.
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I'm thinking of running it in an upcoming local race just to see how it stacks up.
If/when you do, please post some vids.
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Old 23-06-2010
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wow what a cool car,
i was gunna say name it grasshopper as it looks like one but as a car is already called grasshopper, how about the dragonfly, as it looks like one of those too with the wing mount being the big tail ??

or how about transformer, as if you look at your 3rd pic down in the result on page 1 it looks like a transformer if you look sideways at the pic
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Was just thinking arfter reading this thread it needs a hydra drive system of a losi xx from the 90s this would probably help the traction ??
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