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Old 2003.05.28, 01:36 AM   #1
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autoscale bodies & their running characteristics

interested as to know how they (autoscale bodies that is) run???

also posted by tango...

http://miniz.hk.st/phpBB/viewtopic.p...er=asc&start=0
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Old 2003.05.28, 01:41 AM   #2
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AUTOSCALE BODIES are the exact bodies that come on mini-z's. they are just sold seperately so you can have a spare or replacement.so in other words they run just like all the stock mini-z bodies.
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Old 2003.05.28, 01:48 AM   #3
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er... not exactly....

some guys feel that they have different running characteristics...
i've got a couple... and most definitely my beetle doesn't run and handle the same as the clk, so with the vitz, so with the subaru... etc... etc...
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Old 2003.05.28, 07:19 AM   #4
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Wouldn't that have more to do with weight and distribution rather than whether the are autoscale or not?
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Old 2003.05.28, 07:57 AM   #5
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Wouldn't that have more to do with weight and distribution rather than whether the are autoscale or not?
Cian, I agree with your there.
Some bodyshells do make a difference in handling, I have a Viper, Peugeot 206, CLK, Vitz and Audi TT.
Each one handles so differently.

AutoScales are AutoScales, exactly the same as the Readyset bodyshells.
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Old 2003.05.28, 10:22 AM   #6
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errr... maybe i should change the title to "handling characteristics of kyosho bodies"
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Old 2003.05.28, 12:22 PM   #7
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i think 2g2's comments were misunderstood...i think he was clarifying that asc's are the same bodies that ship with the rtr's. not stating that all bodies run the same, because we all know that isn't so
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Old 2003.05.28, 09:49 PM   #8
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yes exactly how arch 2b explained it sorry for the confusion.
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Old 2004.06.02, 03:51 PM   #9
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Do the Autoscale body sets come with the wheels they are pictured with? Like if I were to get the Takata NSX, does it come with the green wheels? I thought I read somewhere that they come with the body and wheels mounted to a dummy chassis in the display case for around $30. Is that corrrect?
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Old 2004.06.02, 04:20 PM   #10
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Autoscales:
- Display Case
- Static Chassis designed for installation of lights. Atleast the original ones are like this.
- Rims (as pictured) with really hard tires.
- Front Mount

FYI- The first Ready Sets came with a straight antenna and you had to bend it to spec depending on the body.
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Old 2004.06.03, 02:50 AM   #11
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Do the Autoscale body sets come with the wheels they are pictured with? Like if I were to get the Takata NSX, does it come with the green wheels? I thought I read somewhere that they come with the body and wheels mounted to a dummy chassis in the display case for around $30. Is that corrrect?
yep, like what you and ken said...

well except for the price which depends on seller/retailer...

hey ken i didn't know that the antennaes came straight...
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Old 2004.11.25, 09:34 PM   #12
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here's the text of the link i supplied above... taken from a h.k. mini-z site... all reviews made by tango.... enjoy...

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Should be a bit late to give a post about the above topic, but still, such information is needed if the player is a serious racer. But, only on running characters, not including it's durable or not, it's good look or not...

First divide in 2 groups, Normal wheelbase & Wide wheelbase.

1. Normal Wheelbase:

1.1 R34 GTR V spec--
Adv: Can run quite stable among tracks, especially those fast tracks with fast corners.
Dis: Not enough response in sharp turn or slow corners.

1.2 Lancer Evolution 6.5--
Adv: Over all control is excellent, have very good steering response on any corners
Dis: Easy go up-side-down especially on sharp corner & extreme fast corners, due to high Center-of-Gravity.

1.3 Impreza WRX STi R--
Adv, Quite similiar to Lancer, but not as good steering response as Lancer.
Dis: Understeer in fast corner. Also like Lancer, easy go up-side-down while going into extreme fast corners.

1.4 Viper GTS-R--
Adv: As stable as R34 GTR, but more steering response on sharp corners
Dis: Among normal wheelbase, the running characterisitcs is nearly perfect.

1.5 S2000--
Adv: Good cornering response, stable in straight, too.
Dis: Quite easy to have oversteer or 4 wheel drift, not enough downforce in the rear.

1.6 Audi TT--
Adv: Very good cornering response
Dis: Too good steering, very easy to spin.

1.7 Porsche 996 GT3--
Adv: Good cornering, stable straight.
Dis: As Viper, nearly perfect.

1.8 Tureno Sprinter AE86--
Adv: Good cornering
Dis: Easy oversteer, not stable enough in fast corner, not enough downforce at the rear.

1.9 RX7 FC7 Infini III--
Adv: Good Cornering, stable in straight
Dis: Oversteer at fast corners, not enough downforce

1.10 Altezza 280 T--
Adv: Stable straight, stable corner
Dis: Oversteer in fast corner, easy to turn up-side-down in fast corner, too.

1.11 KPGC 10 GTR Racing--
Adv: Good cornering, stable straight.
Dis: Easy turn-up-down in fast corners. Understeer in fast corner, too.

1.12 BMW Z8--
Adv: Stable corner, stable straight
Dis: Oversteer in hi-speed corner. Not enough downforce at rear.

1.13 Vitz 1.5 RS--
Adv: Very good cornering.
Dis: Easy turn up-side-down due to super high location of Center-of-Gravity. Oversteer in fast corner, too.

1.14 VW New Beetle--
Adv: Good cornering.
Dis: A bit like Vitz, but not as easy turn up-side-down as Vitz.

1.15 Lancia Stratos--
Adv: Very good steering response, very stable at most time
Dis: Too nervous when going into sharp turn after hi-speed section.

1.16 Honda Fit--
Adv: Light weight & good cornering
Dis: As Vitz

1.17 FD7 RX7--
Adv: Very stable & very good cornering
Dis: Weak front spoiler, crack easily after crash.

1.18 206--
Adv: Very good cornering with LWB & high mount
Dis: Need some modify to avoid scratching the front fender while lowered ride height. And, easy to turn up-side down in hi speed corners.

2. Wide wheelbase

2.1 Benz CLK DTM Touring Car--
Adv: Very Stable.
Dis: Quite a understeer shell, espcially in those sharp corners after hi-speed section. Also will turn up-side-down in fast corners.

2.2 NSX JGTC
Adv: Very good steering response. Stable straight ways.
Dis: Easy oversteer or 4 wheel drift in sharp corners after hi-sped section.

2.3 Ferrari 360 Modena--
Adv: Very good steering response. Stable straight ways.
Dis. Easy oversteer in fast corner, not enough downforce.

2.4 Ferrari 355--
Adv: Very good cornering, stable.
Dis: Need to have modification for installation of rear & roll shocks.

2.5 Ferrari F40--
Adv: Stable, good cornering
Dis: A lot of shell modification work to make the shell work on the car.

2.6 JGTC NSX 2002--
Adv: Very stable, Very good cornering
Dis: Need to modifiy the front shell mount to avoid front wheel from touching the fender.
But, don't forget this is for reference only, some modification can made on the shells in order cure the weakness.

2.7 JGTC Supra
Adv: Stable as benz, fast cornering as NSX
Dis: Need to modifiy the rear diffuser to avoid touching motor mount.

2.8 Corvette C5R
Adv: Super good cornering, Super stable
Dis: Nil, can't find at the moment.

2.9 JGTC GTR
Adv: Very stable
Dis: A bit push compare with NSX, but sharper the CLK DTM. Need to lift up L-clip & front mount a little bit to avoid rubbing the fender & rear damper.

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Old 2004.11.27, 06:40 PM   #13
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Great post Herman, I think that this should be stuck.

Is there a list like this that includes the MR02 Autoscales?
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Old 2004.11.27, 09:30 PM   #14
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That is a great list!
Very good read

I agree with most of the ones that I have driven
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Old 2004.11.27, 11:17 PM   #15
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well that was done by tango on a h.k. site... i think he's out of mini-z for now... just don't know...

wish there was a couple of reviews on the mr02 bodies though...
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