Sunday, 5 October 2014
I have covered parts for the car, different stages you can consider. I have also covered setting tips and also tire choices.
Well I would like to share some information on "race shells". You must be wondering. Kyosho makes fantastic nice shells. Why are these guys running on shells that looks UGLY.
We run shells that look ugly and call them "race shells" because
1. You can choose your own colour scheme and I bet you this is important in a race because that sets you apart from the rest of the racers. People see and they recognise your shell not you.You won't want to run a shell that's off shelf because there might many others running the same shell as you.
2. "Race Shells" are typically a lot lighter than the stock ones as we do not apply a heavy coat of paint on it for one. We change out the windows to a lexan window so that it's a lot lighter. We also make openings on the shell for better down force.
3. Shell height can also be custom as you glue on the side clips. Most of our race cars are typically set up to be really low and therefore the stock shells tends to scrap the track.
There are also a couple of shells that is highly recommended for race due to the design, the handing or the rigidity.
I would highly recommended using either the Audi R8, Ferrari 458 or the Ferrari 599. I personally tested all those shells and I find them highly competitive.
In the next article I will be showing you step by step on how to prepare a race shell.