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  • pshoe64
    started a topic Auto World Dallara indy Cars - Sneak Peek

    Auto World Dallara indy Cars - Sneak Peek

    Ok guys, I just received a production ready prototype of the new Auto World Indy Dallara on the, be ready for it... very much improved Super III chassis. It sits just right and the lines are excellent. The front wings are bit higher than I'd like, but that was a concession for getting around banked turns without dragging. I can live with that, since I've worn some serious grooves in the front wings of my AFX Champ cars.

    I will have pictures this evening, I was waiting for the green light from AW to post. I did some out of the package testing and WOW did they make some good improvements. The pick up shoes are new with a round hook wrapping the brush barrels. And the traction magnets are now fixed, recessed about .010" into the chassis. Just enough grab without locking to the rails. The new armature has a silver comm and runs much much cooler. Speed out of the package was right up there with Mega-G and Life-Like chassis. Even bigger news is there will be a parts supply! Pit kits are scheduled to be released around the same time as the Indy race sets in May.

    I'll post pics when I get home this evening. Watch for the updates around 7:00 PM EST.

    -Paul

  • TK Solver
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    Please include a measurement of the maximum width, most likely at the rear wheels. Also, if you still have an old original Super III around, it might be most enlightening/informative to compare them verbally and with pictures.

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  • pshoe64
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    Tech Article Coming Soon

    I will be putting a technical article together covering the chassis improvements on the Super III.
    I should have this posted as a new article sometime this weekend.

    Thanks,
    Paul

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  • slotbubba
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    What do the arms ohm at?

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  • pshoe64
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    The changes are in the pick up shoe design, traction magnet position and silver comm on the motor. The car has far less traction drag and the new pick up design eliminates the arcing around the brush barrels that the old design had.

    -Paul

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  • neorules
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    Pictures of chassis look similar to first run.

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  • NicoRosberg.
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    I think it might be 1.9'' - 2''.

    The front axle is way beyond the longest hole in the chassis, which is at 1.7''

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  • ElCamino
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    The wide range of different wheel bases would be a major plus for the guys who like to build customs, especially those into plastic "die-cast".

    What is the wheel base range for those Indy cars?

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  • Speedhoppy
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    Auto World - Indy Car & NASCAR Releases

    Originally posted by downtowndeco View Post
    I know beggers can't be choosers but I just hate the "dune buggy" look most HO slots have. The tires are never tucked sleekly under the wheel wells & they always seem to ride so high. This is one thing that the Mega G's did address & they do look pretty good.
    I would agree, when it comes to the products Auto World puts out; they seem content to copy the old designs (T-Jet) with some series of cars, and not get serious enough with detail when it comes to their inline design. Looking at the pictures of their "NASCAR" series, the bodies are either too small to cover the large "balloon" tires front/rear, or the tires are just too big. While I actually like the attempt to make the current "Indycar" design, I don't like the way they have gone about it, with a deep-set guide pin, as well as mounting the front wheel assembly to the body, instead of the chassis. Will I buy one when available? I'll look at it, but at this point, I can't say for sure........

    I don't wish ill of Auto World; but it appears they have chosen the path of making "toy" car sets to appeal to a potentially larger children's market, as opposed to the path Tomy/Racemasters has done, which is appealing to a smaller (but with more disposable income) select "enthusiast" market, with better proportioned, more highly detailed race car bodies (past and present). I hope the days of the "PT Cruiser" type cars are over, and we get both historically significant as well as current race car bodies from now on...........

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  • downtowndeco
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    I know beggers can't be choosers but I just hate the "dune buggy" look most HO slots have. The tires are never tucked sleekly under the wheel wells & they always seem to ride so high. This is one thing that the Mega G's did address & they do look pretty good.

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  • NicoRosberg.
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    Jay - those aren't new, in fact they came out six years ago.

    Admittedly, when the blurb you read was created they were new.

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  • woodcote
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    Coach - I was thinking of the local hobby stores that carry Auto World products and also (Auto World have no distributors here in Europe) numerous online stores including SCI advertiser Fantasy World Hobbies.

    I would think that AW will use their existing distribution network and get these new products out across north America - and there will be plenty more new slot racers around Christmas time :-)

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  • Slotbob
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    As per AW: All new Super III Mustang

    Super III Monte Carlo

    There are Taurus and a Dodge Charger Cup type cars also.

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  • CoachD
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    Just curious, who are the "usual vendors" for Auto World products besides Auto World and Hobby Lobby (very limitted in my area).

    Also, can't see the images posted of the indy and classic stockers. Not sure what's up with that.

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  • NicoRosberg.
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    No.

    see post 105, and the expect that date to slip (it's a long standing historical AW thing).

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