1989 IFMAR Joel Johnson Ultima ?'s

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Re: 1989 IFMAR Joel Johnson Ultima ?'s

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Was this the last Ultima Joel ever ran at big event?

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Re: 1989 IFMAR Joel Johnson Ultima ?'s

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RCveteran wrote: Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:02 pm Was this the last Ultima Joel ever ran at big event?
He was into the Mid Ultima for a bit after this.
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Re: 1989 IFMAR Joel Johnson Ultima ?'s

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What? Mid motor? No way. Must be photoshopped. I have heard from someone that knows and mid motor was never ever used back in the day. In fact it wasn’t even invented until someone mounted a motor on a RC10GT :lol:
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:lol: :shock:

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aip47-2008 wrote: Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:47 am
RCveteran wrote: Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:02 pm Was this the last Ultima Joel ever ran at big event?
He was into the Mid Ultima for a bit after this.

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Re: 1989 IFMAR Joel Johnson Ultima ?'s

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GoMachV wrote: Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:10 am What? Mid motor? No way. Must be photoshopped. I have heard from someone that knows and mid motor was never ever used back in the day. In fact it wasn’t even invented until someone mounted a motor on a RC10GT :lol:
Aren't you forgetting about the Raider and such designs: light-years ahead of their time ;)

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According to my sources those cars never existed. Let’s just say they probably wouldn’t be legal to race :lol:
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Re: 1989 IFMAR Joel Johnson Ultima ?'s

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Looks like back of an Optima Mid or Lazer perhaps stuck on a 2wd chassis? Seems simple enough for the time.

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RCveteran wrote: Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:05 pm Looks like back of an Optima Mid or Lazer perhaps stuck on a 2wd chassis? Seems simple enough for the time.

We did that too! Optima Mid gear box on an Ultima chassis. :)

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Re: 1989 IFMAR Joel Johnson Ultima ?'s

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aip47-2008 wrote: Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:26 am
RCveteran wrote: Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:05 pm Looks like back of an Optima Mid or Lazer perhaps stuck on a 2wd chassis? Seems simple enough for the time.

We did that too! Optima Mid gear box on an Ultima chassis. :)
Do you have some pictures of yours or your friend's?
I've posted a tiny picture a couple times before: of one of those with the original chassis and body.
It looks stunning but every time I intended building one I remembered some drawbacks... which I forgot once again

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Re: 1989 IFMAR Joel Johnson Ultima ?'s

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Mr. ED wrote: Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:47 pm
aip47-2008 wrote: Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:26 am
RCveteran wrote: Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:05 pm Looks like back of an Optima Mid or Lazer perhaps stuck on a 2wd chassis? Seems simple enough for the time.

We did that too! Optima Mid gear box on an Ultima chassis. :)
Do you have some pictures of yours or your friend's?
I've posted a tiny picture a couple times before: of one of those with the original chassis and body.
It looks stunning but every time I intended building one I remembered some drawbacks... which I forgot once again

All 30 years ago. Had no idea we'd talk about this in my 50's :lol: Sorry.

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Re: 1989 IFMAR Joel Johnson Ultima ?'s

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Sorry, not acceptable, we need a full photo spread and schematics as well as all time sheets from the races you used this in. :D :D

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Re: 1989 IFMAR Joel Johnson Ultima ?'s

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DennisM wrote: Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:35 am B44 battery trays

GFK is glass fibre plate

RCH is a 3.rd party hop-up company.

Curious what you mean by RCH is a 3rd party hop up company?
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Re: 1989 IFMAR Joel Johnson Ultima ?'s

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RCHJR wrote: Tue Apr 11, 2023 5:13 am
DennisM wrote: Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:35 am B44 battery trays

GFK is glass fibre plate

RCH is a 3.rd party hop-up company.

Curious what you mean by RCH is a 3rd party hop up company?
He means a company that makes or made aftermarket parts ie rpm factory works etc

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