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AlexKyriak’s Formula Neo Scorcher [ TT02B ]

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@ALEXKYRIAK superb work.  

Just about to get a neo scorcher and just love this thread.

to get that colour you sprayed orange then silver then black?

keen to do similar in pink (building with my daughter) so should that be done with an iridescent tamiya paint? 

Love the wheels and custom ride height. May well be tapping you up for the dimensions!

any update on running it?

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Finally got the chance to run this build. Whilst all of the doom and gloom and Planet Lockdown is very much present in our minds, one minor silver lining is that there is a totally empty, smooth and level car park 5mins walk from my house. Unbelievable!  

An actually empty car park..... Never seen one before with my own eyes, outside of those mythical empty car parks you see in the US on YouTube videos. Wow. 
 

Formula NeoScorcher

Anyway I can report it ran really well. Super precise, the stiffened suspension worked really well. I was concerned about the low ride height but there is very little chassis contact with the road at all - there are some scratches but I think this is from when it ran over a small rain grating depression in the asphalt. 
 

The 10.5 motor really flies,  the grip off the line is very immediate. I suspect it understeers on power at full speed, at mid speeds it’s pretty arrow sharp, quite pointy feeling. I am itching to spend more time with it to learn its characteristics. Feels like I’d like the rear to slide slightly to counteract the front understeer at higher speeds  

The Proline tyres held up very well, whilst the asphalt is pretty level and smooth topographically, the aggregate is slightly course.  I was worried the wheels would slip inside the tyre but these held firm.  
 

I had to play a bit with the steering trim just to set it up on the day. It was tracking a little to one side.  
 

Formula NeoScorcher

 

I didn’t get any decent photo or video (these pics are all I could get), but the good/bad news is that the car park is probably going to empty for the next few months. So whilst the world goes to pot at least I might be able to dial out the understeer.
 

Formula NeoScorcher

 

Formula NeoScorcher

Will take my football training cones out next trip and do a Tamiya Manual special ‘examples of circuit’ layout! Always absolutely loved this page as a kid!

Tamiya Guide


hope you guys are all well and safe :) 
 

edit: @Munkeyfeet yes I think it was orange then silver with a black backer. The orange  was a metallic Orange from the standard tamiya PS paint range.  Not sure how you might replicate the look in pink although there probably is a metallic pink somewhere for polycarbonate. 

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I loved those old RC manuals; I wish I still had mine. The standard model catalogues were also works of art.

The car looks great; I have a set of low-profile tyres for my TT02B. Its not as low as yours but its still fun to drive on ashpalt. I might need to explore some of the local carparks for some apocalyspe RC fun.

@Munkeyfeet I tried to get a metallic pink on my TT02B. I used the Tamiya Translucent Pink, with a Bright Silver (the one with flecks, not the smooth silver) and a black backer ... but I got inpatient and mucked it up. I did three coats of the pink - the first two looked fantastic; but I got impatient and mucked it up - I did a third coat of pink before the 2nd dried and it went dark. I hoped the silver would fix it, but of course it didn't, and then I got impatient again and put the black on before the last coat of silver dried and it got even darker. The result is not what I wanted (pink metallic) but is a sort of metallic dark maroon; with the blue (which I got right after the problems with pink) and white it actually looks pretty nice. There's photos of it on my project page. 
I seem to have a problem with impatience and spray painting; I mucked up the simple red on my M-chassis Mito and it's now dark red instead of nice bright Alfa red. Oh well, I have a Mini, a Hornet, a Comical Frog and a Comical Hornet to tide me over during the apocalyspe. Maybe I'll get them right. :D

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That's so cool! Reminds me of a super sized mini 4wd.   I probably missed it in your original post, but what wheels are you using? I"m guessing they are proline wheels? 

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Morning

Hope you are well, firstly what a build your formula scorcher is, its that good im just starting my on version of it :).... i bet you get asked this a million times but would it be possible for you to send me the shock tower designs over, i have spoke to fibrelyte who they said with your permission i can have some made which would be awesome.

If you can help that would be appreciated

keep up the good work 

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13 minutes ago, micksid said:

Morning

Hope you are well, firstly what a build your formula scorcher is, its that good im just starting my on version of it :).... i bet you get asked this a million times but would it be possible for you to send me the shock tower designs over, i have spoke to fibrelyte who they said with your permission i can have some made which would be awesome.

If you can help that would be appreciated

keep up the good work 

I second this. Just signed up to the forum just to post on this build! Great work. Car looks insane 

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