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'80 Corvette by Testors---Seriously?

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, February 25, 2018 5:31 PM

Hodakamax

I did put in a little overtime today on blending all this together even the headlight seams. This should add a few MPH to my upcoming record run by cheating drag once again!

Max

 

Hey Max, that is pretty creative. The automakers are watching for ideas.

 

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Posted by Hodakamax on Sunday, February 25, 2018 6:28 PM

Ah, thanks Greg and Steve! Thanks for humoring me! 

MaxGeeked

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Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, February 25, 2018 8:25 PM

Reminds me of a "Stremlined Butterfly ! ( That can "roast your eye's out at 400 MPH !)

You "may" need a wing to keep all 4 feet on the ground. 

Can't wait to see her "flying" down the Salt Flat's .

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, February 26, 2018 3:30 PM

I never knew that Testors even made a Corvette model kit. Very interesting take on this build there Max. Will be watching.............

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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Posted by Hodakamax on Monday, February 26, 2018 8:09 PM

Thanks Mustang! Just a kit I won at model show that needed processed. Stock didn't appeal to me at all. I couldn't even trade or give it away. I decided to make something practical out of it. Geeked  lol.

Max

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Posted by Hodakamax on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 1:35 PM

I don't think these wimpy stock side pipes are going to allow us the full potential of the turbine. I've changed the twin exhaust manifolds into a all-for-one sewer pipe configuration that is used by the military and is constructed of Unobtainium. With our air intake mods, exhaust temperatures probably would have melted the two stock pipes into dual puddles.  

Max

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 1:46 PM

Nifty thinkin'. Love it. Yes

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 2:07 PM

You may recall the great Eddie Miller, who used to make amazing kitbashes.

I love this stuff.

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 3:40 PM

Hodakamax
I don't think these wimpy stock side pipes are going to allow us the full potential of the turbine. I've changed the twin exhaust manifolds into a all-for-one sewer pipe configuration that is used by the military and is constructed of Unobtainium. With our air intake mods, exhaust temperatures probably would have melted the two stock pipes into dual puddles.  

Max... Good thinking. You have all the angles figured. Lol. This is a fun project and a fun WIP. Keep up the good work sir.

 

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Posted by Hodakamax on Sunday, March 11, 2018 7:52 PM

Recent wind tunnel tests have shown a serious yaw to the right probably from the jet engine intake which wasn't intaking at the time. Hopefully this right hand drag will be offset somewhat by the front turbine exhaust exiting to the right and the jet engine operational. I may need to have an opposite side air brake which would have direct linkage to to the jet engine throttle and be proportional to the speed. I'm on top of it. Geeked

Maxie

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, March 12, 2018 12:12 AM

mustang1989

I never knew that Testors even made a Corvette model kit. Very interesting take on this build there Max. Will be watching.............

 

They did a lot of reboxing of other company's kits.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, March 12, 2018 11:15 AM

Lotsa work going into this build. Continuing to watch.............

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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Posted by armornut on Monday, March 12, 2018 1:21 PM

Ridiculously cool Hodamax. Ya gonna keep it a "T" top or rig up some canopy system. Dare I ask if the FAA will require ejection seats? Wait EXPERIMENTAL you can do what ever ya want.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, March 12, 2018 5:57 PM

Hodakamax
tunnel tests have shown a serious yaw to the right

Just watch out for the sound barrier and where that demon lives.

 

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Posted by littletimmy on Monday, March 12, 2018 7:23 PM

Hodakamax
Recent wind tunnel tests have shown a serious yaw to the right

Just "drag" your arm out the left side window.... that should pull her back in line.

Dont forget, regular car tire's cant handle speed's in exess of 300 MPH.

Better get some "aviation" tire's ..... off of an F -16 ..... or a B - 58 .

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by Hodakamax on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 7:35 AM

You guys are as least as funny as the kit! Silly but entertaining. Thanks for the laughs. About the only time I work on it is when it gets real quiet on the Forum. Only then do bizzare thoughts enter my devious brain---(maniacal laugh!)  Big Smile

Maxie

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Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 11:30 AM

The only issue I can foresee is the AB flames and heat are going to play hob with the paint and composite body panels........

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Posted by Hodakamax on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 11:59 AM

goldhammer

The only issue I can foresee is the AB flames and heat are going to play hob with the paint and composite body panels........

 

Ha! These special highly reflective composite panels already deployed in interior hot spots will protect the critical exterior places near turbine and jet exhaust panels. This material is rated for "very hot" and should be sufficient.

Maxie

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Posted by Hodakamax on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 8:09 AM

I've been checking out instrumentation for the project. A machmeter, it seems, could be cool and useful in testing. Obviously we won't be exceeding Mach one with this set-up and tires. This 1.5 Machmeter would be overkill. I like this one with both machmeter and knots. Hmm, these are still steam guages, maybe we need something more futuristic glass cockpit stuff with recording GPS speedometer and machmeter. I do like the old look but I'm having trouble finding anything in 1/24 scale. Still looking and contemplating for now------Maxie

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Posted by Jay Bones on Thursday, March 15, 2018 11:13 PM

kensar

OOh! Its a muscle car!  Says so right on the box.

Most times they're sports cars.

 

 

Eh, when I was in high school I drag raced my dad's 1979 280ZX 5 speed against my buddy's dad's 1978 Corvette Silver Anniversary automatic.

The 280ZX wasn't a fast car, but it was quick.  Quick enough to beat his dad's 'Vette.

Turned out the 350 in that model was the base engine and made 180HP at the crank.

Datsun put down about 165 at the rear wheels, and had the stick.

He and I were together off the line but I pulled away from him.  Once I hit third, which wasn't the best gear for that car I had a big enough lead on him I was able to hold it.

In fact California models around that time didn't even have a 350 but the smaller 305, due to emissions.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, March 16, 2018 6:10 AM

This just keeps getting better and better as it progresses. I can't get over the whole idea for the car. Good stuff Max.

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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Posted by Hodakamax on Sunday, March 18, 2018 12:30 PM

These twin enclosed parachute canisters mounted in the rear fenders, shown with stainless steel covers, should solve the problem of toasted parachutes. Not only is there extreme turbulence at speeds over .4 Mach, but the exposed fabric covers would most likely be incinerated by jet blast and heat. These pressurized canisters with explosive bolt pins securing the covers blast out the parachutes but only after fuel has been shut off to the jet engine. Long Nomex lines spool out, much like a spinning fishing reel, and deploy the chutes at a safe distance should the jet engine still be slobbering burning fuel which is another problem I need to work on.

Another problem solved.

Max

 

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, March 18, 2018 2:38 PM

Hey Max! You are thinking of everthing! Lol. Another problem solved. Well done. I can't wait to see what you do next!

Hey, check out my latest update. You are on the hook friend-o.

Yes

 

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, March 18, 2018 4:20 PM

You are going to have to look in on LT's Slingster build.  When you both get done, going to have to run him......I'm betting on the Hemi for the first 1/8 mile after the hole shot, then neck and neck at the line, once the turbine spins up.

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Posted by Hodakamax on Sunday, March 18, 2018 4:39 PM

Yes, I've been keeping an eye on the LT Slingster. Plenty cool I must say. I might just run him with one engine so's he'll have a slim chance. The jet engine of course. lol.

Max

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Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, March 18, 2018 4:50 PM

Hodakamax
I might just run him with one engine so's he'll have a slim chance. The jet engine of course. lol.

The "ONLY " way I'll have a chance...... is if I "sneek" over to your pit area before the race..... and let all the air out of your tire's. ( Wont matter ..... at the finish line I'm still going to be looking at the South end of a Northbound "Vette" ! )

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by Hodakamax on Sunday, March 18, 2018 7:38 PM

Ah Jimmy, never bet on untested technology. This Corvette thing could go Ker-boom! on the first run or worse yet go ballistic causing a testing of the new Martin-Baker zero-zero seat. Hope not. Don't knock that decades-old Hemi proven technology yet. Maybe it would be safer for us to just compare ETs and bet a beer or two. I'd hate to singe your eyelashes  on our first meeting. Geeked

Maxie

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Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, March 18, 2018 8:01 PM

Hodakamax
Don't knock that decades-old Hemi proven technology yet.

I'm "pretty sure" that I forgot to install the piston's, when I glued the engine in.....

( There were none in the kit ..... as far as I could see ...)

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Sunday, March 18, 2018 8:05 PM

Hey, mine's fake too. Don't tell. This is an experiment in imagination and silliness. Most people don't get it I'm afraid. Geeked

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Posted by Hodakamax on Sunday, March 18, 2018 8:06 PM

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