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pchan0
2005.11.16, 10:34 AM
Before you guys flame a new product, please wait for its release before making an assumption that this body is this or that. Introducing Atomic's own pan car body that has a 98mm wheelbase with the widest +3 offset front and rear for the MR-02 chassis.

Picture courtesy of MMS HK forum.

P.

ruf
2005.11.16, 10:41 AM
Wish the nose of the ****pit was more pointed like the newer 1/12 bodies. Looks like tons of downforce though. Should be strapped. We did learn a few things about front offset on pancars from Joel Johnson that we will apply later. ;)

machine
2005.11.16, 10:42 AM
I don't like the white color you think they would have painted it at least. :0

j/k looks goof so far, looks like it would handle well with all the down force. Bout time that someone started to break away from the scale bodies and make something solely for racing.

pchan0
2005.11.16, 10:49 AM
It's time for a super custom paint job!

ARN
2005.11.16, 11:12 AM
looks to be a great product....I hope it doesn’t hang up to much on rcp rails...
i look forward in getting one! :D

ARN
2005.11.16, 11:17 AM
. We did learn a few things about front offset on pancars from Joel Johnson that we will apply later. ;)
feel free to elaborate. ;)

byebye
2005.11.16, 12:57 PM
looks to be a great product....I hope it doesn’t hang up to much on rcp rails...
i look forward in getting one! :D

He's got a good point.

-Byebye

ARN
2005.11.16, 02:23 PM
It's time for a super custom paint job!

once i get one and paint it i will send you a pic via e.....

bda52
2005.11.16, 03:30 PM
Reminds me of the old L&M Can-Am car. Would have been sweet if it were open ****pit though.

Any pics of the chassis?

pchan0
2005.11.16, 04:09 PM
Reminds me of the old L&M Can-Am car. Would have been sweet if it were open ****pit though.

Any pics of the chassis?

I don't think it would fit a mid oil damper if it is a open cxxkpit body.

lfisminiz
2005.11.16, 07:57 PM
Looks like good possibilities to me. At least its something different.

ruf
2005.11.16, 10:55 PM
feel free to elaborate. ;)Still need to test out the theories at this scale.

reggiethedorf
2005.11.17, 12:53 AM
does this mount the same way as autoscales ? is it made of lexan ?

byebye
2005.11.17, 02:16 AM
Still need to test out the theories at this scale.

I wonder the weight? You replied to a post of mine in another thread in regards to the Murci being a pig(weight wise:)). If this one is made of lexan than I think it will be a demon and perform in a higher class. The more I look at it the more it looks like the batmobile of old though. With a little paint work it could look very racey.

Correct me if I'm wrong. I have yet to see any lexan mass productions in this design that is as easily compatible as Kyosho's ASCs or equivelant. I think when producing any kind of custom body one should consider the front body plates already available.

I'm no plastics expert so I don't know how hard it is to integrate somthing like that. It does look promising though.

-Byebye

pchan0
2005.11.17, 07:50 AM
Body is white plastic, not lexan. Comes with front and side clips.

byebye
2005.11.17, 07:52 AM
Body is white plastic, not lexan. Comes with front and side clips.

Cool!

-Byebye

Breeze
2005.11.17, 09:47 AM
I have been waiting a long time for a real GTP body, now I can't wait to get one!

EMU
2005.11.17, 01:40 PM
I love the body :D Cant wait to get it. Will it be compatable with MR02 clips, or will those have to be modified.

EMU
2005.11.17, 01:51 PM
I love the body :D Cant wait to get it. Will it be compatable with MR02 clips, or will those have to be modified.
Will they only be making this single body? Or are they making a few of this style. I hope that they make many of this style, it is one of my favorite groups in racing :D Any idea when it will be released?

I have been ordering a few 1/24 lexan slot bodies which I plan to convert to a modified MR02. (I also ordered the CP Cup Car 2 conversion kit to mount the bodies).

pchan0
2005.11.17, 02:04 PM
Will they only be making this single body? Or are they making a few of this style. I hope that they make many of this style, it is one of my favorite groups in racing :D Any idea when it will be released?

I have been ordering a few 1/24 lexan slot bodies which I plan to convert to a modified MR02. (I also ordered the CP Cup Car 2 conversion kit to mount the bodies).

Hey Eugene, I believe this is the only style body that Atomic will produce. They got alot of work ahead when the AWD releases. ;)

Release date is set at late November to early December.

EMU
2005.11.20, 08:17 AM
Hey Eugene, I believe this is the only style body that Atomic will produce. They got alot of work ahead when the AWD releases. ;)

Release date is set at late November to early December.
Thanks for the update. I am sure that we will see quite a few nice paint schemes once these are released. I really do wish that they make a few more in this style, with a little more track friendly front ends :rolleyes: I am really liking Atomic products more with each new product they come out with.

herman
2005.11.20, 10:04 PM
hmmm... looks cool...

quite similar to...
http://www.mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=9630

from the thread...
http://www.mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12050&page=1&pp=15&highlight=r%2Fc+heaven

for more info on the body...
http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=12238

(taken way back in 3/2004... has it been that long???)

saw its performance on the track (two guys were using similar bodies)... really fast and planted... :D

herman
2005.11.20, 10:07 PM
here's a better pic...

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=9274

herman
2005.11.21, 04:28 AM
more pics...
http://img361.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p10007168hd.jpg
http://img361.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p10007214ur.jpg
http://img361.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p10007241by.jpg
http://img361.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p10007177yt.jpg

funky kinda rims and tires... :D

herman
2005.11.21, 04:35 AM
just found out the tires are also new... called atomic a.w. groved tires...

EMU
2005.11.21, 08:46 AM
Thanks for the additional pics herman. The car body looks really nice (good paint scheme too). Nice to see the size comparison with the Enzo.

lfisminiz
2005.11.21, 08:38 PM
Excellent herman. Looks like a good rolex/daytona prototypes to me.

ARN
2005.11.22, 12:38 PM
http://www.rcatomic.com/

so when is the release?

pchan0
2005.11.22, 04:57 PM
End of November.

herman
2005.11.22, 08:56 PM
when i saw them on a h.k. track some time ago, it reminded me of my brother's 1/8th serpent...

it was a blast seeing two of them run with the other cars... some word of caution though... you really don't want to run too close to a car ahead of you... you just might plow right through them :eek: .... this may cause some heated exchanges during and probably after a race... :o

HammerZ
2005.11.22, 09:00 PM
it was a blast seeing two of them run with the other cars... some word of caution though... you really don't want to run too close to a car ahead of you... you just might plow right through them :eek: .... this may cause some heated exchanges during and probably after a race... :o

I can see a whole field of these, the corner marshals will have there hands full.

InZane
2005.11.23, 04:20 AM
This is said to be the production version of the body.

ARN
2005.11.23, 10:57 AM
once i get one of these im thinking about making it an open-air drivers pit...

anybody know the expected price on these...and who will be selling them?

EMU
2005.11.23, 11:32 AM
once i get one of these im thinking about making it an open-air drivers pit...

anybody know the expected price on these...and who will be selling them?
No clue on price yet, but I am sure that EGRracing.com will carry them (they are the online store for Atomic). I would also guess that RC Mart would carry them as well, possibly the shop here as well.

pchan0
2005.11.23, 11:37 AM
Its around $15USD - $20USD, its a fair price for something that is really good.

Breeze
2005.11.23, 11:52 AM
I am drooling with anticipation :D

EMU
2005.11.23, 11:58 AM
Its around $15USD - $20USD, its a fair price for something that is really good.
I would expext it to be around that price, unpainted. If they make a package with wheels, paint and decals... They could raise the price a bit ;) $25 to $30USD or so...

The offset looks around Enzo offset, any confirmation about this?

Shaun
2005.11.23, 12:01 PM
What type of paint will work best to paint these bodies. All I have laying around is paint for lexan bodies.

Thanks

Shaun
2005.11.23, 12:05 PM
I would expext it to be around that price, unpainted. If they make a package with wheels, paint and decals... They could raise the price a bit ;) $25 to $30USD or so...

The offset looks around Enzo offset, any confirmation about this?

Rear offset is Enzo(+3) Front is also(+3)

pchan0
2005.11.23, 12:28 PM
I would expext it to be around that price, unpainted. If they make a package with wheels, paint and decals... They could raise the price a bit ;) $25 to $30USD or so...

The offset looks around Enzo offset, any confirmation about this?

I don't think a package deal with a painted body with wheels and decals would only cost $25 - $30USD. It should be more, but they will never release this.

Info has been posted before about wheel offset and they are +3 front and rear.

EMU
2005.11.23, 01:48 PM
I don't think a package deal with a painted body with wheels and decals would only cost $25 - $30USD. It should be more, but they will never release this.

Info has been posted before about wheel offset and they are +3 front and rear.
Im blind, I missed that in the first post :p

Just releasing the body will be enough... With Atomic decals, it is more of a promotion for them... Paint is asking a bit much, although I didnt say a painted body, I said with paint ;)

ARN
2005.11.23, 04:35 PM
The offset looks around Enzo offset, any confirmation about this?

from the underneath pic I would defiantly say enzo offset can be used....
but as you know you can always go smaller....

ARN
2005.11.23, 04:37 PM
Its around $15USD - $20USD, its a fair price for something that is really good.

well then it looks like i will be getting 3 or 4... :D

ARN
2005.11.23, 04:39 PM
I am drooling with anticipation :D

amen...also, pchan0 you will need to start a new thread for custom paint pics of this specific body....a mini contest of sorts... :D

ARN
2005.11.23, 04:41 PM
What type of paint will work best to paint these bodies. All I have laying around is paint for lexan bodies.

Thanks

i will be doing mine in enamel & acryl....plus ofcourse an emamel gloss coat!!!

Twenty-Se7en
2005.11.23, 07:47 PM
They look durable... could make some great rental bodies if you're in to that sort of thing. I personally will want a couple because of the GTP styling... I think it will look pretty sweet at this scale. I will choose not to use dish rims though :D Can't wait till they get out there and in some shops... makes me excited about another body :D

pchan0
2005.11.23, 09:15 PM
amen...also, pchan0 you will need to start a new thread for custom paint pics of this specific body....a mini contest of sorts... :D

How about me doing the competition where I get to pick the winner? I'll provide the prize!

ARN
2005.11.23, 10:49 PM
How about me doing the competition where I get to pick the winner? I'll provide the prize!

lol, so what prize do you have in mind for yourself?....lol

Shaun
2005.11.25, 02:10 PM
For all that want to get the Atomic body. RC Mart has them in stock. $22.50

McLaren F1 T3
2005.11.25, 02:16 PM
How about me doing the competition where I get to pick the winner? I'll provide the prize!
thats not fair because the one that is closeset to a hara paint scheme will win. :p

ARN
2005.11.25, 06:26 PM
For all that want to get the Atomic body. RC Mart has them in stock. $22.50

and comes with wheels....wow

ARN
2005.11.25, 06:29 PM
well ive ordered one...i will see if i like it ...if so, then i will need to get a couple more just for shelf queens.....(maybe i can get better at the airbrush by then.....)

ARN
2005.11.25, 06:34 PM
just found out the tires are also new... called atomic a.w. groved tires...

i will try and get some of these and test them on the rcp......

pchan0
2005.11.25, 10:20 PM
http://www.rcatomic.com/main/modules/news/article.php?storyid=122

lfisminiz
2005.11.26, 10:10 PM
A couple of them racing on the track painted up...very cool!

arch2b
2005.11.26, 10:18 PM
not my style but damn if those painted ones don't look cool :cool: with the offset wheels it looks like it would be a very stable body/setup.

byebye
2005.11.26, 10:22 PM
I think I have to see them around the track. I'd like to see a ALMS P1 body. It's similar to this one but not so batmobileish.

-Byebye

PTRacer
2005.12.02, 06:19 AM
Has anyone tried the body in a racetrack??? How did it go???

warfile
2005.12.04, 12:34 PM
well ive ordered one...i will see if i like it ...if so, then i will need to get a couple more just for shelf queens.....(maybe i can get better at the airbrush by then.....)

Do you get it yet?

arch2b
2005.12.04, 12:36 PM
chuckyluv had one at yesterdays gtg
http://www2.mini-zracer.com/gallery/album749?page=1

it seemed quik and stable. a great plow to scoop other car up and right out of the way

williams F1#3
2005.12.04, 12:38 PM
chuckyluv had one at yesterdays gtg
http://www2.mini-zracer.com/gallery/album749?page=1

it seemed quik and stable. a great plow to scoop other car up and right out of the way
HAHA,
Nice paintjob! :p

warfile
2005.12.04, 12:57 PM
Thx arch2b, it's really a nice body!

Twenty-Se7en
2005.12.04, 02:21 PM
I hope these don't discontinue it very soon, I need to convince some people to get them... I love how it is a perfect replica of the larger scale cars... Can't wait to get mine :)

warfile
2005.12.04, 02:26 PM
I order 2 bodies 15m ago, for me and a friend! Hope to get it by friday! :rolleyes:
They really are beautiful! :p

Twenty-Se7en
2005.12.04, 03:34 PM
Where did you order from? Are they in the shop yet?

warfile
2005.12.04, 03:43 PM
I order from r c m a r t ! I don't think the shop has them, yet!

fast4buy
2005.12.04, 03:59 PM
Looks like a no brainer to decorate with decals and adhesive film and then redecorate when you get bored with the old design. Can't wait till mine is delivered. Let the customising begin!

Twenty-Se7en
2005.12.04, 04:06 PM
I think I may go with one of those color changing paints with a really nice gloss coat over it... I think that would be pretty sweet.

lfisminiz
2005.12.04, 06:30 PM
Got the body yesterday. Sweet !!!!!!!!! Now i need time to decal or paint it.

lfisminiz
2005.12.04, 06:31 PM
How do you think the body looked decaled but not painted?

williams F1#3
2005.12.04, 07:18 PM
How did the new tread tires perform?

arch2b
2005.12.04, 07:28 PM
i think you could get an equally nice job done with decals over paitning. you certainly would not care as much when it got pummeled on the track;) having seen your extensive decal work i would think it would be a peice of cake for you to just decorate it.

the body was surprisingly light weight. the detail is nice and the lines are clean.

lfisminiz
2005.12.04, 09:05 PM
Thanks for your opinion and compliment.

T Man
2005.12.04, 09:51 PM
I ordered two of them today. I can't wait to get them!

Shaun
2005.12.05, 02:54 PM
Well I just finished puting some decals on my Atomic body.

bda52
2005.12.05, 03:07 PM
Well I just finished puting some decals on my Atomic body.

That looks really good!

Shaun
2005.12.05, 03:24 PM
Thanks bda52. Here's a better pic.

Twenty-Se7en
2005.12.05, 04:14 PM
very nice Shaun. Nice black Enzo in the back. That's not the Adban version is it? Looks sweet nonetheless.

lfisminiz
2005.12.05, 06:16 PM
Nice job. For the first body im decaling it also. Maybe down the road ill paint one.

Shaun
2005.12.05, 06:24 PM
very nice Shaun. Nice black Enzo in the back. That's not the Adban version is it? Looks sweet nonetheless.

No it's not the ad band Enzo. I wish it was. It's an Iwaver Enzo body.

Twenty-Se7en
2005.12.05, 08:16 PM
Ahh... how is the Iwaver enzo? Is it as narrow as most of the others?

Shaun
2005.12.05, 08:42 PM
+3 offset for rear and +1 for the front.

warfile
2005.12.06, 02:02 AM
Nice work Shaun, can't wait to have mine! :cool:

ruf
2005.12.06, 09:08 AM
Ours are on the way! A good number of these are presold to locals, but a couple will make it onto the internet shop. We'll find out how fast Express shipping is! :)

warfile
2005.12.06, 05:05 PM
Sorry for my question but i've a lola vds video to show you, how can i post it?

warfile
2005.12.06, 05:12 PM
It's in my gallery in the VDS album! :D :p :rolleyes:

chuckyluv
2005.12.06, 09:27 PM
i felt like another set of stickers was more my style and i changed it up some, the painting will be a later option on this but as othrs stated vinyl is easy and can be chaged in minutes!!

lfisminiz
2005.12.06, 09:52 PM
Love it chucky! Looks good. Grandamerican rolex racing, here we come! Ill have mine upwhen i get time to do it.

Roger
2005.12.07, 01:25 AM
This is a sweeeet body. I just ordered mine and I should get it in a week or so.

pchan0
2005.12.07, 07:39 AM
This is a sweeeet body. I just ordered mine and I should get it in a week or so.

Roger, do you still do 1/8? You got any site where it shows alot of painted 1/8 bodies? I'm looking for a simple scheme with bright colors to do.

ruf
2005.12.07, 08:57 AM
Simple? Nah... Check out Brainspeed or Just Way! :D

Roger
2005.12.07, 11:44 AM
Roger, do you still do 1/8? You got any site where it shows alot of painted 1/8 bodies? I'm looking for a simple scheme with bright colors to do.

hummmm, the only sight that first comes to mind is rctech.com. Just open up the forums and look under the paint catagory. There is alot of paint schemes for all applications (1/10, 1/8th, etc.... ). There is another painter by Kolors by Kropy. He's does alot of 1/8th scale paint jobs. I believe he has a website, but I don't have the URL.

machine
2005.12.07, 08:23 PM
So how does the body work on the track? Any reviews yet?

Twenty-Se7en
2005.12.07, 08:33 PM
Man this body is so nice... I hope that it continues to sell so it doesn't go the way of the do-do like some other unmentionable third party GT bodies... :(

lfisminiz
2005.12.08, 08:24 PM
I did get to take some HOT laps with the body. I would say it ran and handled very good. I rounded off the front corners a little. No sticking in the walls. Looking good!

warfile
2005.12.08, 08:49 PM
Any pictures ;) of it? Mine only arrives on monday! :mad:

lfisminiz
2005.12.08, 09:15 PM
Theres some pics of 2 other guys. I think its this thread. Ill post mine when i get to decal it.

EMU
2005.12.09, 01:27 AM
Got mine today. No time or paint, so no work done to it... I may run it blank on Saturday (unless somebody else has it, then I will use some electric tape to make it distinguishable). I plan to round the front corners a little as well.

pchan0
2005.12.09, 06:18 AM
Here is a sneak peak at my bashing body... :cool:

warfile
2005.12.09, 07:21 AM
Really nice ;) ! I'm loking around for a nice paint job to do when my arrives!
great work!

Twenty-Se7en
2005.12.09, 08:25 AM
Very nice pchan0, sweet job. Bashing body, wow... my bashing body is a crappy CLK painted by hand with no windows or lights... lol

pchan0
2005.12.11, 05:43 PM
Hey guys, just got from back the track and thought I would drop in here a little review of the VDS shell. From the ENZO to the VDS with the same set up but now with just the different front offset and VDS body I was able to shave .2 of a second from my previous lap record. Here is some characteristics of the body that I found from the ENZO to VDS, much quicker/more aggresive turn in, smooth mid corner and exit the rear is PLANTED. It is also very consistant from lap to lap, a very good all around body. This thing is way beyond DIALED! One word of advice though, the front end is very weak and will crack easily if you are running on an Ozite track with wood barriers, my friend broke his on his first pack of batteries. Luckily mine is still in great shape. :)

EMU
2005.12.11, 07:28 PM
I had a chance to run the body last night as well. At my track we are restricted to only use the body in the mod class. I cant really complain, because that is the best place for this body anyway. I shaved a little off the sides of the body with a dremel because it would scrape a little during turns. With that solved, this body hooks. I had a pretty good setup with my car in my Enzo body. With this body, I clearly had the best car on the track. I broke one of the side clips after running the whole night, but besides that, these was no damage. If you graze a wall on RCP, it will catch and spin you around.

lfisminiz
2005.12.13, 08:17 PM
Had a chance to run body at our gtg. Put it on my maclaren set-up with no changes. Hooked up very well. I had rounded the front corners also. Had no trouble catching on walls. I just decaled body. Held up well except scuffs. Might be able to clean them off? Maybe clear coat next one. One thing i can say is if someone wipes out or you get into them, in front of you, it scoops right under them like a plow.