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Carrera Wrecker in Action

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:18 pm

Just a quick video by our own world famous Dave Kennedy...

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Re: Carrera Wrecker in Action

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:10 pm

And sound explained

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Re: Carrera Wrecker in Action

Postby TuscoTodd » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:14 am

Great to see videos of the wrecker in action! Looking forward to getting my hands on one! :D
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Re: Carrera Wrecker in Action

Postby ShotgunDave » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:24 am

Okay, that's just cool!
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Re: Carrera Wrecker in Action

Postby DaveKennedy » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:29 am

Thanks for reposting these photos Harry, this truck is a blast! i've been using it now towing cars around the demo track here in Quebec at the Auto Show.

Here's a video I did of the Wrecker towing a makeshift camera car I made here at the show. I cut off all the detail and flattened the rear engine deck of a Lola T222 that I had in my "box o' demo cars" and it made a very nice camera car. I'll be doing more videos with it here at the show. But here's the Wrecker doing it's job.
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Re: Carrera Wrecker in Action

Postby DaveKennedy » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:40 am

The Wrecker prototype towing the new Beetle prototype.
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Towing the camera car:
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and i'm sorry I don't know exactly when this car will arrive. It will be sooner rather than later.
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Re: Carrera Wrecker in Action

Postby DaFisch » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:18 am

Nice! Do you know if it will still get the diamond plate pattern and grill added? Just curious...it already looks good in my opinion.
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Re: Carrera Wrecker in Action

Postby Josh S » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:51 am

This is just so cool. I am really glad Carrera decided to make this. :text-thankyouyellow:
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Re: Carrera Wrecker in Action

Postby DaveKennedy » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:58 pm

DaFisch wrote:Nice! Do you know if it will still get the diamond plate pattern and grill added? Just curious...it already looks good in my opinion.

I'm told yes the chrome parts (at least some of the chrome panels) will have diamond plate. And yes the grille, as you know Fisch, this is one of the prototypes that was displayed in Germany a few weeks ago during Toy Fair. So what I'm using here is quite old at this point probably...

And to answer this again before it's asked... i'm not sure exactly when it's coming here... this Spring I believe (so yes this year :lol: )
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Re: Carrera Wrecker in Action

Postby Slottus » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:27 pm

Textures are already etched.
Small adjustments have still to be done, sorry.

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Re: Carrera Wrecker in Action

Postby DaveKennedy » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:31 pm

Vielen danke Slottus!!!!
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Re: Carrera Wrecker in Action

Postby DaveKennedy » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:32 pm

Also, Slottus, is the gearing the same as normal? I have not yet opened up the body of the Wrecker to look.
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Re: Carrera Wrecker in Action

Postby Slottus » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:32 pm

Bitteschön! ;)
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Re: Carrera Wrecker in Action

Postby Slottus » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:37 pm

DaveKennedy wrote:Also, Slottus, is the gearing the same as normal? I have not yet opened up the body of the Wrecker to look.


It should be the usual gearing, I didn't hear anything contrary. At least I did the concept that way, and haven't heard any swearing from the tech-staff later.
Diameter of the dualies is that of the Mustang's tires, center wheels rest in stubs, no need for a different gearing.
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Re: Carrera Wrecker in Action

Postby DaveKennedy » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:42 pm

I have to just say to Slottus that he's done a great job I think. I've been doing lots of laps with this prototype here at the Auto Show and the reaction to the people to it is great. I honk the horn while I'm pulling a car around (mostly Lightning McQueen) and the smiles and laughs really make me feel great about the future for it. The horn is loud enough even in a very noisy setting like a trade show and the sound i think is perfect. From a technical point of view it feels very stable to drive (with magnets like on the demo track or the wood track at my club a week ago). The truck has more than enough power to pull a car WAY too fast if you want it to.
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