Lotus 30. Jim Clark, Riverside

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Lotus 30. Jim Clark, Riverside

Postby BARC 1 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:21 pm

Next car up for me is a Lotus 30. I Kitbashed a Hawk Shell as a master and then made a silicone mold. I proceeded to pop some resin shells from this. The plan is to do a Jim Clark Lotus 30( Riverside 3rd place) followed by a BARC Lotus 30.

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I found a Cox Superscale chassis in my parts box.. I wanted something a little better so I discarded the plastic center piece and proceeded to solder something up out of brass to go with the brass plate. Both the front and rear axles have bearings and I am using CB wheels with PG urethanes. Guide is a pioneer. The motor chosen for this chassis is a 12 volt 0030 that is turning about 22K at 12 volts. I always struggle using these motors, as I know they are not proxy compliant, but they are well suited for my home track and they allow lots of space for interior tub detailing. This is the route I have been going on most of my builds except the proxy builds that utilize the more standard 130 type motors. As this car is not being built for a proxy I went with the smaller motor to allow the interior tub detailing.( The BARC version may get a inline 130 chassis, just in case a Can-Am proxy comes to light some time.) To get the best braking I can from these motors, I chose a spur gear that is as big as the tire will allow. I can run my track voltage from 9 to 14 volts individually on each lane so this also allows me to dial in the chassis using the track voltage to help.

The chassis has been track tested and lead weight added where required to make it a nice runner.

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Re: Lotus 30

Postby munter » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:30 pm

Lotus 30....a long time favourite of mine
ff030 solarbotics motor.....a longtime favourite of mine
Resin body.....along time favourite of mine.

At 3 bucks a pop those motors are great fun.
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Re: Lotus 30

Postby BARC 1 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:08 pm

Maybe one day a proxy can be run with these motors. I really like them.
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Re: Lotus 30

Postby Mitch58 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:11 pm

I've got this original Strombecker that's still all stock on their brass competition chassis. But I have another body that someone years ago cut the mounting post on. I was thinking of building a custom chassis for it. Nice job on yours.
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Re: Lotus 30

Postby BARC 1 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:33 pm

I am not sure that is the same shell. Slightly different rear intakes. I am pretty sure my master started out as a Hawk model, but regardless the Lotus 30 is a low slung body in either case.
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Re: Lotus 30

Postby munter » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:38 pm

A Canadian authority told me that the Strombecker shell looks too wide but is actually pretty close to scale...not sure on the Hawk item.
I must also compare the Strombecker to the Tamiya version.
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Re: Lotus 30

Postby munter » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:40 pm

and I agree about a proxy based around the 030 motor...
I am thinking early Can-am...but open to any discussion on the matter.
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Re: Lotus 30

Postby BARC 1 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:49 pm

Well I would definitely be in on any proxy that combined the two. I have at least four Can am cars powered with this motor.

So that makes two of us :D
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Re: Lotus 30

Postby BARC 1 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:21 pm

The plan was to do the first one up to model Jim Clark's Third place finish at Riverside

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The next one is going to be done up in BARC colors and it will be more AJ Foytish

Windshield still needs to be done, but I will do a couple of them when I get the next car finished
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Re: Lotus 30. Jim Clark, Riverside

Postby vonsirius » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:45 pm

Cool , nice job!
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