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herman
2014.10.30, 07:52 AM
just got mine... looks really beautiful...

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0478.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/hmc_jr/media/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0478.jpg.html)

pet peeve.... looks like the rear wheel wells are to high... guess i'll have to do some lowering somewhere
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0480.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/hmc_jr/media/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0480.jpg.html)

also looks like the splitter towards the front wheel well is the first thing to go during a fender to fender or sidewall collision
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0478.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/hmc_jr/media/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0478.jpg.html)

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0487.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/hmc_jr/media/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0487.jpg.html)

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0490.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/hmc_jr/media/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0490.jpg.html)

herman
2014.10.30, 08:02 AM
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0513.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/hmc_jr/media/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0513.jpg.html)

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0486.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/hmc_jr/media/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0486.jpg.html)

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0502.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/hmc_jr/media/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0502.jpg.html)

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0503.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/hmc_jr/media/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0503.jpg.html)

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0483.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/hmc_jr/media/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0483.jpg.html)

herman
2014.10.30, 08:06 AM
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0489.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/hmc_jr/media/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0489.jpg.html)

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0494.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/hmc_jr/media/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0494.jpg.html)

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0495.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/hmc_jr/media/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0495.jpg.html)

used pn rims in the next two pics (offset front 1mm; rear 2mm)
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0520.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/hmc_jr/media/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0520.jpg.html)

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0524.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/hmc_jr/media/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0524.jpg.html)

herman
2014.10.30, 08:10 AM
specs... ll 98mm
offset front 1.5mm; rear 2.5mm
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0529.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/hmc_jr/media/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0529.jpg.html)

mleemor60
2014.10.30, 08:16 AM
Body weight? Hood vents open to underside or blocked off? Headlight covers flush mounted or slightly recessed? Nose kibble molded in or added on? Photo of body underside? Please! Especially the front.

herman
2014.10.30, 08:24 AM
dummy chassis... well not that it matters (to me at least)... but looks like kyosho has kinda lightened the newer dummy chassis by not adding a cover to it... (top old chassis, bottom new chassis) i guess that kyosho will save a bit by doing away with the cost it takes to make the cover...

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0527.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/hmc_jr/media/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0527.jpg.html)

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0528.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/hmc_jr/media/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0528.jpg.html)

mleemor60
2014.10.30, 08:31 AM
Perhaps I didn't make myself clear enough. My apologies. I would like to see the underside of the "body" not the chassis.

How about the other questions?

Blackwolf
2014.10.30, 11:08 AM
Great pictures, and that is a good looking body. I agree that the rear end needs to be lowered a tad though

arch2b
2014.10.30, 11:42 AM
it was only a matter of time. i don't know of anyone besides myself and maybe 2 others that have used the battery tray in the dummy chassis to support lighted autoscale display.

herman
2014.10.30, 12:47 PM
Body weight? Hood vents open to underside or blocked off? Headlight covers flush mounted or slightly recessed? Nose kibble molded in or added on? Photo of body underside? Please! Especially the front.

sorry... i was composing my dummy chassis post when you got to post your question... and i guess when i hit submit... your post got in before mine did... thus my post didn't actually mean to address your questions... ;)

now lets see... body weight... i will have to find my scale first... a good and very pertinent question, feels lighter than my petronas sc430 though, but i may be wrong...

hood vents are well blocked off... the one on the front fenders go through... there is something like an air scoop at the back, just before the rear spoiler... it is slotted through, and may have an effect of bringing some air into the body...

the rear edge of the rear windshield (the side closest to the air scoop) doesn't completely connect to the body... there is like a 2-3mm space between the body and the windshield in that area... i guess a picture would be indeed better... you can actually see it in the rear view picture i posted (4th pic, post #2)

headlight lenses are quite flush with the body, and there are lightbuckets where you could add led lights if you wanted to (just front though, no rear)

as for the nose, the front lip is part of the car's moulding (or is it molding?), pretty much like the ferrari 360, and the newer lexus sc 430... it does have two winglets on both sides that are added (not moulded or is it molded?), so i highly suspect that they can and may come off in a head on collision...

i do hope to get another one if and when i get the time... believe the yellow one is also a looker... i think this will easily become one of my favorites...

i will try to post some more pics... its 1:53am over here... lol... :D

lfisminiz
2014.10.30, 05:44 PM
Looks like a GOOD racer! :)

TheSteve
2014.10.30, 05:53 PM
I see that front splitter being wedged under an RCP rail if you run the car quite low. For now I will watch others drive it as I am heavily invested in the Audi R8 but I do love McLaren's.

mleemor60
2014.10.30, 07:53 PM
Thanks Herman. That gives me what I need to plan modifications.

lfisminiz
2014.10.30, 08:43 PM
I see that front splitter being wedged under an RCP rail if you run the car quite low. For now I will watch others drive it as I am heavily invested in the Audi R8 but I do love McLaren's.

When the white bodies come out, the front will get trimmed down for me.;)

herman
2014.10.30, 08:53 PM
just found my scale... :D

weight
mclaren 30-31 grams
petronas sc430 39-40 grams

so i guess it is lighter

herman
2014.10.30, 09:28 PM
Thanks Herman. That gives me what I need to plan modifications.

interesting... what type of mods do you plan? oh i also forgot to mention that a significant portion of the window has been hollowed out under the roof of the body (this helps with bringing the overall weight down as well as lowering the cg - center of gravity)... guess kyosho picked up on this material saving method as well... :D

KWT
2014.11.01, 05:04 PM
Kyoshosan posted the weight comparison with the the 458 and R8.

http://kyoshosan.blogspot.com/2014/10/mclaren-x-ferrari-x-audi-weight.html

mleemor60
2014.11.01, 05:59 PM
That is promising. Should come in around 25.5gr if you start with a white body. Can't wait to pick one up and tweek it.

byebye
2014.11.01, 07:36 PM
Beauty! Can't wait. Thanks for posting.

herman
2014.11.07, 03:53 AM
mleemor60... took some more pics of the mclaren...

l-r nsx, hsv, 458, sc430, mclaren 12c
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0550.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/hmc_jr/media/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0550.jpg.html)

and under
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0551.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/hmc_jr/media/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0551.jpg.html)

herman
2014.11.07, 04:00 AM
other pics...

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0556.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/hmc_jr/media/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0556.jpg.html)

slots through the fender...
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0558.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/hmc_jr/media/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0558.jpg.html)

and at the rear (air scoop?)
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0559.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/hmc_jr/media/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0559.jpg.html)

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0560.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/hmc_jr/media/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0560.jpg.html)

front winglet...
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0561.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/hmc_jr/media/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0561.jpg.html)

front fender
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0562.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/hmc_jr/media/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0562.jpg.html)

herman
2014.11.07, 04:05 AM
inside the body
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0569.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/hmc_jr/media/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0569.jpg.html)

lightbuckets will allow front led lights if you like...
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0571.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/hmc_jr/media/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0571.jpg.html)

front detail... lip, winglet and headlights... lip doesn't look too bad, not as far out as other bodies, winglet may come off during collisions, and the headlights look almost flush with the body, probably recessed a tiny bit but hardly noticable...
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0572.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/hmc_jr/media/mclaren12gt3/IMG_0572.jpg.html)

mleemor60
2014.11.07, 05:15 AM
Thanks Herman. Those are the ones I needed. Now just have to wait for the "white body"

art4242
2015.01.09, 05:16 PM
It looks like the unpainted body is coming soon or is now available in Japan. Found this on a Japanese hobby shop site.

mleemor60
2015.01.09, 05:30 PM
The number is MZN163. Kyosho America doesn't even have it on their list yet. I will wait though.

dameetz
2015.01.10, 01:47 AM
I ve got the white body last month and painted it (pic below), I trimmed the front lips a bit and didn't bother to fix the front canard and the front wide body fender. I tested on rcp track, the handling is almost similar to my lighten F458 with a bit more agile and its currently my favourite body for mod and stock.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x640q90/912/otaUET.jpg (http://imageshack.com/f/pcotaUETj)

Cut some rear holes for air duct.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x640q90/904/tZ6LSu.jpg (http://imageshack.com/f/p4tZ6LSuj)

With mock wheels installed
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x640q90/904/g6gFkq.jpg (http://imageshack.com/f/p4g6gFkqj)

herman
2015.01.10, 06:00 PM
Nice... :D

machgo5go
2015.01.10, 08:32 PM
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Still nothing beats and ASC on track!

KWT
2015.01.10, 10:37 PM
I don't think the body will hold up. We had one racing today and it was leaving parts all over the track.

art4242
2015.01.27, 11:19 PM
I finally received an unpainted white body, I ordered it from Japan which took about 2 weeks. For those interested, weight of the bare body itself is 19.0gm, and the windshield 4.0gm. See attached photo.

The windshield in particular is much lighter than previous Kyosho ones, for example the Kyosho stock windshield on the 458GT2 weighs 8.0 gm.

I just finished painting it. All up weight is 26.6gm, which includes the following:
- body with front splitter shaved and rear diffuser carved open
- stock spoiler and screws
- body side clips
- headlight lenses and buckets

I was a bit heavy with the paint and glue, it can probably be a little lighter. I will try it out when I head to the track next week.

briankstan
2015.02.20, 12:51 PM
I have a few shots of mine in my gallery here.

http://www.saltlakemini-z.com/forum/index.php?action=gallery;su=user;cat=204;u=1

herman
2015.02.20, 04:56 PM
I have a few shots of mine in my gallery here.

http://www.saltlakemini-z.com/forum/index.php?action=gallery;su=user;cat=204;u=1

Pretty cool :D

lfisminiz
2015.02.20, 07:30 PM
I have a few shots of mine in my gallery here.

http://www.saltlakemini-z.com/forum/index.php?action=gallery;su=user;cat=204;u=1

Looks good. I now have 2 ready to go. For some reason i havent really got to do much testing with it yet. :confused::)

art4242
2015.02.20, 09:21 PM
I have a few shots of mine in my gallery here.

http://www.saltlakemini-z.com/forum/index.php?action=gallery;su=user;cat=204;u=1

Nice paint job.

I have been running mine for a few races now, feels very similar to my 458 body with no setup changes. Maybe a little more agile.

At first I thought it was a bit weak above the front wheel arches due to the grill cutouts, but it's been through numerous traction rolls and (unintentional) contact with other cars without anything breaking.

briankstan
2015.02.20, 10:12 PM
Looks good. I now have 2 ready to go. For some reason i havent really got to do much testing with it yet. :confused::)

Nice paint job.

I have been running mine for a few races now, feels very similar to my 458 body with no setup changes. Maybe a little more agile.

At first I thought it was a bit weak above the front wheel arches due to the grill cutouts, but it's been through numerous traction rolls and (unintentional) contact with other cars without anything breaking.

thanks guys, i think it'll be a good track body from what I see of the track time I have. I'm going to change a few things and run it for awhile and see what I think. I'll mount this one onto my brushless car and use the Mclaren LM on my stock car. :)

briankstan
2015.02.21, 07:56 PM
Here is a little video of mine running

http://youtu.be/Lp6JmJj1DCY

lfisminiz
2015.02.22, 12:04 AM
Looks good. So what are your thoughts?

briankstan
2015.02.22, 12:22 AM
Looks good. So what are your thoughts?

I need some more time running it, but my initial thoughts are very positive. The body handles well has good steering and feels really planted. Time will tell on the durability of the body.

JesseT
2015.03.01, 02:49 PM
Is it just my body or a feature of all these McLaren bodies, that the side clips are very loose? If they are glued to the default position, the body has nearly 4mm of free side to side movement. So, I had to move and secure the side clips some 2mm clear of their places on both sides to prevent the body from shaking itself loose.

Very light and nice body othervise. With all small parts omitted, painted and lexan windows installed, the body is at 21.8g before any additional lightening.

briankstan
2015.03.01, 03:26 PM
mine wasn't that loose but a little. I used a rubber band and my heat gun to tighten the body up. it doesn't shake or rattle any longer. :)

lfisminiz
2015.03.01, 06:39 PM
Is it just my body or a feature of all these McLaren bodies, that the side clips are very loose? If they are glued to the default position, the body has nearly 4mm of free side to side movement. So, I had to move and secure the side clips some 2mm clear of their places on both sides to prevent the body from shaking itself loose.

Very light and nice body othervise. With all small parts omitted, painted and lexan windows installed, the body is at 21.8g before any additional lightening.

They are a bit loose. The body is pretty flexible. I use "blue tac" putty type stuff on my side clips for serious racing....hold well.

Solo1
2015.03.29, 07:49 AM
for you guys racing this body if you haven't added some glue around the front body mount i would as i have cracked mine across the splitter along the bottom of the body clip in the little indent right up to the headlight from a high speed hit in a rail!

byebye
2015.03.29, 01:42 PM
for you guys racing this body if you haven't added some glue around the front body mount i would as i have cracked mine across the splitter along the bottom of the body clip in the little indent right up to the headlight from a high speed hit in a rail!

Good to know. I had the front splitter on mine crack the first day. I had to reinforce it.

briankstan
2015.03.29, 04:03 PM
there are 2 of us running them at our club and we haven't had any issues as of yet. I'll keep watch as I haven't taken in high speed hits with it on the front (yet !).

so far the body is handling great on my brushless car, and it just looks cool :)

RussF
2016.04.15, 04:32 PM
I painted up another McLaren 12C GT3. I went with a non rc theme and put some decals from one of my favorite tv shows on the body. Its for racing so none of the cool little body bits are applied except the wiper.

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj171/Bash_N_Thrash/SOA2_zpsxw3harvs.jpg (http://s272.photobucket.com/user/Bash_N_Thrash/media/SOA2_zpsxw3harvs.jpg.html)

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj171/Bash_N_Thrash/SOA3_zpsxr6hzgoa.jpg (http://s272.photobucket.com/user/Bash_N_Thrash/media/SOA3_zpsxr6hzgoa.jpg.html)

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj171/Bash_N_Thrash/SOA4_zps0xwligov.jpg (http://s272.photobucket.com/user/Bash_N_Thrash/media/SOA4_zps0xwligov.jpg.html)

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj171/Bash_N_Thrash/SOA5_zpseo2cqucw.jpg (http://s272.photobucket.com/user/Bash_N_Thrash/media/SOA5_zpseo2cqucw.jpg.html)

lfisminiz
2016.04.15, 06:50 PM
Looking good! One of the best bodies out right now.:)