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Capo GTR / Nissan SkyLine GT-R R34

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Re: Capo GTR / Nissan SkyLine GT-R R34

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Very impressive but where's the headliner? ...and, no power windows?? :wink:

Seriously, I've been a subscriber to his youtube channel for a while now and he often features some amazing RC's - many of which are WAY outside my budget.

Also, I didn't know the Skyline was AWD.

Anyway, thanks for posting the video. :D
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Re: Capo GTR / Nissan SkyLine GT-R R34

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I watched the linked video again yesterday.
I know this will seem a bit trivial but, a few years ago I bought a NIB Monogram 1/8 scale Corvette collectors edition (paid WAY to much for it :oops: ) with the plan to make it RC. ...certainly, nothing as elaborate as the Capo model featured in the video.
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I've wanted to reproduce the Vettes suspension parts (scratch made and printed) making them functional, install a 540 motor inside the engine block, add LED's, etc., and have something that's very scale accurate to run around on the driveway. The half-shafts in early Vettes' IRS also functioned as radius rods for the rear suspension and they use a transverse mounted leaf spring. The front suspension is typical double A-arm with coil springs. Anyway, I want to try and reproduce the car's suspension as accurately as possible and have a nice display model that also drives.

Long story short, I paid a visit to my pulmonologist on Monday and got a very good report -- no cancer and no more tests, praise God! Maybe there's still time to finish this and a pile of other hobby projects. :D
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Re: Capo GTR / Nissan SkyLine GT-R R34

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XLR8 wrote: Wed Mar 15, 2023 3:22 pm I paid a visit to my pulmonologist on Monday and got a very good report -- no cancer and no more tests, praise God!
Great news!
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XLR8 wrote: Wed Mar 15, 2023 3:22 pm Long story short, I paid a visit to my pulmonologist on Monday and got a very good report -- no cancer and no more tests, praise God! Maybe there's still time to finish this and a pile of other hobby projects. :D
Thant is excellent news, Doug!! Glad to hear it.
When it comes to the Vette I know exactly how you thinking. I've had plans for well over two decades to do something similar with a GT40 model.

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Re: Capo GTR / Nissan SkyLine GT-R R34

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Thank you!

An RC GT40 with accurate suspension would be a challenge but WOW, that would be awesome.
Having seen some of your past projects (the 1/18 scale crawler with hand-fabricated brass tube chassis comes to mind), I think you could create something amazing. :D
Doug

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