Ferrari scale model

You may have seen this before, but I think it's worth a second look:
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Pierre Scerri has built a 1:3 scale Ferrari 312PB in SPECTACULAR
detail. The model is fully functional in every little detail. Even the
tachometer works properly.
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Robert Roland
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That was absolutely freaking amazing! The man that built that is a genius. Jimi
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Jimi
| You may have seen this before, but I think it's worth a second look: | |
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| | Pierre Scerri has built a 1:3 scale Ferrari 312PB in SPECTACULAR | detail. The model is fully functional in every little detail. Even the | tachometer works properly. | -- | RoRo
Let's see. He said that he's spent around 20,000 hours working on it. That's roughly 10 man-years to machine every screw and copy every detail. I no longer think that the modeling I do is insanely detailed. This is! But it's beautiful!
Norm
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Norm Dresner
I think there is a tidbit in there that might go missed, but is SO important for this group's morale and aspirations, that it can't be overstated: He said, "I had to learn all of the skills to do these things" (my interpretation, but in so many words).
With what appears to be a relatively basic metalworking shop (I see a little CNC stuff there, I think) he bootstrapped his capabilities up to what's necessary to do simply incredible work.
We should be both amazed and INSPIRED.
LLoyd
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Lloyd E. Sponenburgh
This has been around for some time but that takes nothing from the car or the man. He built a functional fuel injection system, a battery, glass for the lights, even hand wound the coils in the guages. All to scale. Have a look here for a little more detail.
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Magnificent, absolutely magnificent.
John
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John
Quite amazing! And, there are several guys doing similar level of work that show their models at the NAMES show. I have to say that his engine sounded quite good! Some of the model engines at NAMES run a bit ragged. Maybe he needs to put a bolt-on/bolt-off RC control package into the thing so he could actually "drive" it around.
Jon
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Jon Elson
Unfortunately it wouldn't work. Apart from the fact that it would detract from the purity of the design, driving a car like that with a manual gearbox requires a balanced input from the driver to feel the controls. RC doesn't do that.
John
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John
Hey it's 1/3 scale (4" to the foot for steam folk). He doesn't need radio control, he needs a well trained four year old :-)
Mark Rand RTFM
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Mark Rand
That's why it would have to be a bolt-on/bolt-off RC setup. A box that fits in the driver's seat, and works all the controls.
driving a car like that with a
I'm not saying he has to be able to drive it well enough to win a race, just to see it actually move under it's own power, rather than sitting on a table spinning the wheels in the air. The clutch could be tricky!
Jon
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Jon Elson

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