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The two incidents this past weekend (Massa and Surtees) got me thinking about this mod again. Looking forward to it, hope things are going well.
valaser on Jul-29-2009
Can't wait to start slinging this thing around, wouldn' this be cool to race with at night in Monaco?
raichiotto on Jul-08-2009
You are not alone, and i try to understand how to export models from Blender too ,thread : [url]http://www.rfactorcentral.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=17&threadid=5260&enterthread=y[/url]
If you find how to do it , describe it in your topic, it will be greatfull for us!
good luck to you too!
neurosol on Jun-07-2009
@ roadhog: F-Zero on wheels...hmm, yeah that sounds about right! Don't get me wrong, I love my Formula 1 recreations to death, *Ahem*CTDP*Ahem* but you can expect a much more intense experience with this beauty! Like I've said before: "If my heart's still beating, it's not intense enough!" Of course, don't expect much about this car to be "realistic", but hey, what fun would that be if it was?
@ cashewboy: I agree completly! And the Brabham BT52 is absolutely marvelous! I quite enjoy having that thing sitting in my rFactor garage.
But anyways, now you guys have a glimpse at the underside I've kept hidden all this time (yeah, it's not much, but oh well.), and I finally solved my dilemma with the rear end! I've extended the far back of the bodywork just a little, and if you compare the old shots with the three new ones, I've partially rebuilt the body, using a different technique than what I started with. Also modeled now is the rear suspension, and the rear axle. I really want to get back to that rear wing now (oh, how it's been the bane of my existence since I started the model!) It'll probably go through another minor revision or two before I'm satisfied with it.
I've also started thinking about the physics lately, I'm thinking I'll go with the physics from ISI's BMW 2008 F1 car as a starting point, and start ratcheting up a few values and see where that takes me (obviously no physics experience whatsoever here, LOL).
And about that cockpit, I've made a few more revisions in my head, just haven't got it into the model yet. I'll get back to it when the rest of the car is modeled.
More to come, stay tuned!
Jonathan Antillies on May-23-2009
If Formula 1 wasn't regulated, we probably would've seen something like this about 15 years ago. Those designers are genius.
Oh wait, remember the Brabham BT52!
cashewboy on May-10-2009
What kind of speed you reckon we can expect from this thing? I can't help thinking along the lines of F-Zero X and Wipeout, just with wheels
roadhog29389 on May-04-2009
Wow, thanks vtakgeezer! That's quite a compliment; perhaps I should look to you when it comes time to beta test.
Well, as you can see, it's coming along fairly well. I'm still throwing around ideas for the rear wing, and trying desperately to figure out how to model the rest of the engine cover and the diffuser, although I most likely will keep the rear wheel fins, as I quite like how they look.
The body seems, to me, only works when I shape the front of the car like a Formula 1/Indy/Champ car, and the back of it in a similar manner with styling of a LeMans Prototype, the linkage on the back of the rear wheel fins will probably have LED lamps fixed to them, as well as being a brace for one of the rear wing fins; in fact, those fins ARE going to be one of the mounting points for the rear wing!
And on one last note, I had a rush of ideas on what to do with the cockpit, steering wheel, and instrumentation; so I'll focus on that for the time being. It'll have some very interesting, and futuristic, styling, as well as an LCD screen in the middle of the steering wheel to keep an eye on the car's status, and a small dashboard, with a unique take on RPM LED's, and even a rev needle for that old school touch.
More progress to come!
Jonathan Antillies on May-03-2009
Don't reaaly like the look of the car, it looks too much like a plane.
I don't really think that the aero is working that well.
FIA2008 on Apr-30-2009
looks awesome. it kind of reminds of the xb70 valkyrie. i hope you have fun building it and i can't wait to test it out some day.
vtakgeezer95 on Apr-30-2009
Haha! Funny you mention that, roadhog, because that's exactly what I was going to do!
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I want two different engine types, a good old "normal" engine putting out a ton of horsepower, and an upgrade option to use a turbine engine. Should be tons of fun!
Jonathan Antillies on Apr-30-2009