The Flying Finn
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Oh yes, the crazy guys from up north are back. For those who know us I doubt much introduction is needed but for those who don't, the project began in early summer 2007 and eventually turned into something to be very proud of during the years. What occasionally looked like total madness usually had a habit of working, sometimes as much to our surprise as others' but life has odd twists at times. Now we're back on the starting line, even slightly behind those who were more eager to get their garages going, but I'm confident we'll learn the ropes and reach the old pattern again.
The system on these opening posts is simple. You'll see a notebook - consisting of links to individual setup posts - with the names of the cars, made out of the colours of the vehicles. Every line also sports a time, driven on Grand Valley Speedway using the exact settings posted, as well as a stamp indicating the tyre class of the car in question.
As a helping feature someone has gone and written skill levels next to the names. They display the level of experience needed to drive the car right on its limits, a short explanation follows:
Beginner class cars are slowish, forgiving models that can be safely driven by anyone.
Intermediate class cars are easier to fool up with but still sure footed handlers for average drivers.
Advanced class cars will probably end up being our largest bunch and exhibit high pace combined to handling that needs a seasoned driver to get the most out of.
And the last, but definitely not the least, Expert class cars are very likely to toy with you before killing you if you make a single mistake (occasionally also if you don't) but they also provide the very highest performance out of their segments.
If you feel like giving feedback about our creations we have a good deal for you. Write a small review (really a review, not "the car is OK") about it, give us a car that you would like to be tuned to certain level and we'll PM the setup to you. Keep it sensible though, we're not guinea pigs for you to make fun about. No race cars (at least for the time being) as we've specialized in road models. Drifters possible but not recommended. Point the request PM to the builder of the car you reviewed. If you want the car in a short notice you may have to send it to us to be tuned but that's something that can be discussed in the said PMs. While testing always assume the cars have chassis and engine overhauls carried out, used or new as they may not be marked but will be done whenever applicable. If ballast and engine power limiter aren't mentioned they aren't used.
If you want to quote the setup post, please keep it down to the essentials. Do not quote the entire post. Partly because it doesn't do too much good for the readability of the thread but mainly because the setup may be changed and we don't want people making a review based on the setup they found in the quote when browsing the thread as it may differ quite greatly from the improved version.
The last but not the least, two heads ups. First, if you have questions about car X ask the one who made it, not "you guys" as we usually have very little idea why the other guy has done something in a certain way. And second, against the common thought the cars aren't built specifically for GVS - we're shooting for good all round setups - and you certainly don't have to test them there, it's just used for the lap times as it has a bit of everything in one package.