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Old 03-02-2013, 11:07 AM
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OK, awhile back, I started a thread about this PRS outfit. I stumbled over it in the Delta Quadrant , and found this really interesting product, a RTR aluminum alloy (Ergal ... OK "Wet" Told us what "Ergal is ) chassis RTR for Carrera cars

I posed some questions of the Mfg guy ... But he does not seem interested in supplying any answers

So, back in the Alpha Quadrant, I though I might see, If anyone here knew anything about their stuff. And if there is any US Distributor

The RTR chassis is what interest me.

But the chassis kit ... does not seem to come with any means of supporting a rear axle !!!

That seems to be incorporated into the motor mount , which you can choose inline, anglewinder or side ...

But here I left to guess, as PRS is short on info ...

Anybody know anything ?
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:13 PM
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PRS does not have a US distributer.

They are Italian. If you can find someone to send a message in Italian it may help.

They make the very best race tires for Ninco track and otherwise make niche products, and have not really cracked the US market, or any market outside of Europe.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:01 PM
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They are Italian. If you can find someone to send a message in Italian it may help.

T.[/quote]


H'mmm... So is NSR, and BRM while SCX, and Scaleauto are Spanish ... (BTW NSR communicating in English , raised some hackles here, on this Forum just recently...)

And virtually everything we play with ... is made in China ...

Thanks for the suggestion ...

But they do communicate in English ... as the Forum I saw their stuff on ... is from the UK, I believe ...

I guess the "ultimate" problem, is lack of a US Distributor. As much as I hate to pay the "middleman's" markup ... It's clear there is some "value add" to be had.

Although ... I have been known to do commerce , at times outside of this Galaxy altogether ... And there they speak a strange dialect ... sounds a lot like that "Italian" you refer to ...

So assuming PRS desires a North American (or UK ?) customer base , that have some basic business stuff to address ..

For better or worse ... English is the language of commerce (at least for now )
Pity , as I'd love to know more about their stuff...

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Old 03-02-2013, 09:34 PM
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I thought I saw some resin bodies by PRS....BMC Mini pickup.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:08 PM
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Dang! Just when I thought I found a thread, where I could talk about my PRS!



3rd from left for the unknowing!



David

PS. ...couldn't resist!
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:21 PM
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Lookin' Good !!!

Cherry Sunburst Les Paul ? (2nd from right )

Some serious Gee-Tar horsepower on that wall !
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David,

If you're ever in the 'hood, you will need to stop by.

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Old 03-03-2013, 06:54 AM
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I had a cherry burst Les Paul. A Studio Lite model with 3 pickups, 2 hums and a single, sounded a lot like a Telly. Nice guitars, I've still got my Ovation Deacon which is my favorite.
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:21 AM
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OK, awhile back, I started a thread about this PRS outfit.*snip* and found this really interesting product, a RTR aluminum alloy *snip* chassis RTR for Carrera cars

*snip*

The RTR chassis is what interest me.

But the chassis kit ... does not seem to come with any means of supporting a rear axle !!!

That seems to be incorporated into the motor mount , which you can choose inline, anglewinder or side ...

But here I left to guess, as PRS is short on info ...

Anybody know anything ?
Looks like it takes a standard Slot.it motor pod.

Here is the description from the PRS site:
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Turn your car into a Carrera slot performance, easy and fun to drive by simply replacing the standard chassis with Alu frame made ​​by PRS, continuing to use the original locations of the screws, without gluing or work supports the body!
We made ​​custom frames for the models in the GT category, such as the Ferrari 458, Mercedes SLS, Audi R8 and Corvette C6 will follow and finally BMW M3 and Porsche 997.
frames allow the adjustment of the distance-body frame with grain M2 front as to the rear; the front axle is adjustable in height and can be mounted the motor mounts Slot.it in all 3 configurations, Sidewinder, and anglewinder In Line; are also available cockpits with lexan, so as to further reduce the weight .
Looks good to me. It's a shame I don't have any of those Carrera cars. I would invest in one of these "just because"...
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:52 AM
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Well...

That seems to explain what I have seen in their chassis kit. It's a basic chassis, and it has to be "finished off" with the Slot.it motor pod, axles, wheels & motor.

Ouch ?? !!!! Might cost as much as a Scaleauto 1/24 RTR ,by the time one has done all that (And I'm sure I'd forget something or overlook some other goofy part needed to "finish" the chassis. )

Frustrating ,as I do have the Carrera cars (458's) and would love to "transform" them.

But PRS did show something with double humbuckers and a whammy bar (Oops ! Gone Gee Tar again )

That is a RTR chassis, complete w/ motor wheels & tire. Kind of a "one stop shop" deal that would appeal more.

They claim the product is aimed at folks that don't like gluing bodies to generic chassis...

Having to build the chassis (and select the components) ... is a bigger impediment, IMOHP...

So lets see the RTR. That is what I have been trying (in the Delta Quadrant) to get then to respond to ...
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:02 PM
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OKAY !

So Tomasso of PRS made a reply to my inquiries ...

Turns out some pesky Government Inspectors guys were raiding his plant to check on their use of exotic Brazillian rainforest hardwoods in his manufacturing process...

So he had to explain :

1. This ain't the US
2. We make slotcars , not guitars you dummies !!!

So they left, but they too then wanted to know what was happenin' on his RTR chassis...

It will be fleshed out with Slot.it parts , wheels, motor pod, and the like...

The bad news is that it's priced like it was solid rosewood or the like

About 90 Euros ... (about $118, US!)

Ouch ! I love to have a hook-up like the one he proposes, but their has to be more cost effective mathods ...
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:28 AM
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It is kind of curious that PRS doesn't have a plastic version of their chassis...
It wouldn't be as pretty, but it would be cheaper and get the job done.

Scott
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:21 AM
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PRS is the BBS of wheels/inserts and is the Michelin of tires. They also have made scale models in the past and they're of near die-cast quality, especially in the fit/finish.

If I had the need for one of Tommaso's chassis and didn't mind spending the change, I wouldn't hesitate to buy it.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:58 AM
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Mark, is this the same Tomasso we raced against?
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:40 AM
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Yes.

I don't have stock in PRS just for the record. I just really love his products. His inserts are the most beautiful.
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