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  • Fly Williams FW07 F1 - re-chassied

    While waiting for the body paint to cure on my Ferrari 312P Spyder build, I'm turning to the next build that's been stirring in my head and on the shelf for too long.

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    Got this Fly Williams FW07 F1 body and bits awhile back and imagined an inline chassis to replace the stock anglewinder. Checked my bin of old build bits and spied a defunct Devised Designs 3D printed super slimline motor pod and front axle/guide carrier. Did some quick measurement checks and think this'll work.

    Moving forward.

    Dan


  • #2
    Cool project Dan ......................I did one of these a couple of years ago using an EDM steel chassis kit that I got from the UK (RichardMack).

    It did present some challenges,....particularly, getting a Crown gear under the very flat rear deck of the FW07, and maintaining some semblance of an accurate ride height........I did work out a solution, although it was far from elegant
    Looking forward to seeing your progress.

    Cheers

    Chris Walker

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    • #3
      Chassis's assembled and running. Rather than go fixed wheelbase, I went with an adjustable version.

      Wheels are Slot It plastic 14 x 8 and F1 rims with home made urethane tires. Power's a Scalextric Sport 21K FF050 red slimline geared with an SRP 8t pinion and SCX Pro 27t crown. A Scale Auto red guide was already in place, so going with that.

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      The fun part comes now with fitting the body. Doing a tri-post and have already made a mistake with countersinking the side pan mounting holes on the wrong side. Oh well, doesn't affect how it runs which is quite good.


      Dan

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      • #4
        Body's mounted and sits flush on top of the side pans.

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        Integrated the rear wing into the motor pod. Crown gear's quite visible where the exhaust modelling detail was located and the guide wires are quite noticeable too.

        Fortunately, it runs smooth and is quite driveable so all's good.

        More modelling detail to come (driver figure, wheel inserts, roll bar, rear diff cover) and we're done.

        Dan
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        • #5
          Modelling details done.

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          Carlos Reutemann driver figure made from a resin half figure and Fly head/helmet painted appropriately. Roll bar bent from brass rod and finished in silver.

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          Four spoke wheel inserts made from resin copies of a McLaren 8D wheel.

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          Original rear diff cover trimmed and glued to chassis.

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          Exhaust pipes trimmed to barely clear the crown gear.

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          Runs really well, so all's good.

          Dan



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          • #6
            Very nice
            Randy

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            • #7
              On our club track I've proved its possible for a Scaley FW07 to give sorted NSR moslers a good kicking!

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              • #8
                Good job Dan.......

                I did this one a few years ago, using a much modified chassis kit from Richard Mack.

                It runs quite well

                Cheers
                Chris Waker

                On the block........I changed quite a few things, including reworking the motor box and adding a brass spacer plate to accommodate the FF050 motor.

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                The finished rolling chassis............

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                I had the same issues as you with the Crown gear clearance........at least the Green Slot-it 24T blends in.

                I did add a few detail bits to the body, including adding the helmet air line that Mr. Jones used., and some styrene strips painted black to simulate the sliding skirts the car ran with....this made the car look a bit more accurate and lower....(they run just a few thou. off the track and present no issues on a wood track).

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                • #9
                  That's a great looking chassis. Love the wing support.
                  Randy

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 32lbking View Post
                    That's a great looking chassis. Love the wing support.
                    Randy
                    It is not really accurate,.......but,...it sure is strong

                    Cheers
                    Chris Walker

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