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Old 2012.03.05, 11:51 AM   #16
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cant you guys just cut the portion of the windows out and use the lexan from the autoscale cases as windows..
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Old 2012.03.05, 12:01 PM   #17
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Can the windshield area be removed and how does it impact the rigidity of the body??
I would not recommend cutting the body as it is very thin. The pillars would become very flimsy. Just imagine cutting a large hole the size of a window on a lexan body, it is comparable.
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Old 2012.03.06, 12:13 PM   #18
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More pics of the Cuda, now with clear coat.



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Old 2012.03.06, 04:43 PM   #19
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More pics of the Cuda, now with clear coat.



I like that last picture, the two go great together!
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Old 2012.03.06, 06:53 PM   #20
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Well, what about making the pillars stronger along with the side clip brace? Would give everyone options to fine-tune these to their liking.
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Old 2012.07.12, 08:48 AM   #21
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I am a proud owner of one of these bodies! I just received it last week.

First impressions; detail is great! Lines are not as solid/crisp as an autoscale due to material and production methods but to the same level of detail you would expect to see on an autoscale. It weights next to nothing! The material is sturdy yet very flexible, similar to lexan. It may get knock off the body posts but won't know until i get it on the track with other cars.

I uploaded images to my Gallery. there is one small printing error in the front bonnet, passenger side. You can see there is a small separation of the material creating a gap that would look like a misaligned hood seam.

As soon as i get the time, i will be painting it. I have a couple other projects ahead of it though. I'm sure i'll end up racing it just like it is for awhile though.
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Here is the Cuda by RKP, a german modeler









RKP's website with more pictures and build details (google translated).
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OK, I got the opportunity to put mine through it's paces yesterday and impressed for a tall, long and narrow body. There are draw backs; narrow front end restricts you to at most +.5mm offset before it rubs on the fenders, the narrow taper of the front fenders tends to lock the body/wheel on the rail vs. bumping off. The rest can be attributed to running on a box stock chassis as it hopped/chattered. just a hint of rolling the fender openings might help with the tire bite.

It really is refreshing to see some proper old school muscle out on the track though. it's just not going to be as competitive as some of the other more stable autoscales (102mm stock oriented). I happened to place in a main with all LM 102mm cars and they outpaced me easily with much more fluid lines and rear damper consistency. While I did qualify into B Main, I just wan't able to catch up to the leaders.
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Next month I'll try with different tires. This setup has Kyosho 20/30 standard setup. I'll try PN KS soft/firm next time, initial thoughts are it may lead to traction roll.
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If you haven't already done so, try switching the chassis to a "N" configuration and then add wheel offset to improve the front stance and add some scrub to help turn in.
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I have had my Form 2 Machine operational for the last few months. Done a few prints for people via 3D Hubs.

Are these ABS or Resin?

Is this your 3D model? or an edit of one out there already? or... ?

Anyone wiling to buy the resin used to print one of these for comparison of a Form2 Print vs ShapeWays?

I am curious on cost comparison, and if a car body print will hold its shape or warp.
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If you haven't already done so, try switching the chassis to a "N" configuration and then add wheel offset to improve the front stance and add some scrub to help turn in.
it was already setup with N front end. no way W will work without modification to the model to create a 'wide body' version.

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alain would be the person to reply on the modeling, they are all his work. doubtful people will share given the time put into modeling and crafting. i'm sure you know it's a lot of work.

the material alain chose for his models is nothing like the plastic filament printing machines. shapeways may have materials that print in a same/similar manner but this is not. it's more of a powder material that is sintered. it holds it's shape very well while remaining somewhat flexible. i inspected the car afterward and no cracks, etc. as you find with lexan.

shapeways has many more materials available than when alain first made these available and wondering is any of the other plastics would offer the same durability with higher resolution?
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