Lotus 109 Mugen/Honda

Lotus 109 finished!

Hauptkategorie: Projects Kategorie: Lotus 109 Mugen/Honda
Veröffentlicht: Donnerstag, 22. Oktober 2009

Project is finished now! Please find pictures in the gallery.

Lotus 109 WIP Pictures

Hauptkategorie: Projects Kategorie: Lotus 109 Mugen/Honda
Veröffentlicht: Donnerstag, 22. Oktober 2009

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Lotus 109 Planned Modifications

Hauptkategorie: Projects Kategorie: Lotus 109 Mugen/Honda
Veröffentlicht: Donnerstag, 22. Oktober 2009

The Shunko curbside kit needs some modifications to build the Monza spec car...

    Planned modifications
  • Scratch front wing based on parts of Type 107
  • Scratch front wing end plates from 0.5mm styrene (white metal parts of kit are waaaaaay too thick...)
  • Modify rear wing end plates (thinned from 1mm to 0.5mm, shortened and lower front edge shape corrected)
  • New upper rear wing element made from parts of the 102B and 107B kits (Monza low downforce version)
  • Barge boards and supports made from 0.3mm alu
  • Add gear selector for semi-automatic gearbox and some knobs to steering wheel

Lotus 109 available kits and decals

Hauptkategorie: Projects Kategorie: Lotus 109 Mugen/Honda
Veröffentlicht: Donnerstag, 22. Oktober 2009

To build this car in 1/20 scale, these kits were available:

  • Shunko models Type 109 curbside (Resin, white metal, NO photoetch parts, originally sold WITHOUT decals)
  • Shunko models Type 109 curbside (Re-release with photoetch parts, but still WITHOUT decals)
  • Shunko models Type 109 decals
  • Museum Collection HiTech decals for Type 107C and 109

Lotus 109 Introduction

Hauptkategorie: Projects Kategorie: Lotus 109 Mugen/Honda
Veröffentlicht: Mittwoch, 21. Oktober 2009

1/20 Lotus 109 Mugen/Honda transkit by Shunko Models

1994 Italian GP #12 Johnny Herbert

Fortunes went down for Team Lotus in 1994. During the season, they came up with a successor to the aging 107C. But sadly, reliability and pure speed was not good enough. This was mostly caused by a lack of development caused by a lack of money...

Team's season was plagued by financial problems, apart from the sad losses of Ratzenberger and Senna in general. During the Monza weekend, they decided to switch to the new ZA5D version of the Mugen engine... It was lighter and had a lower center of gravity and it was more powerful. This allowed Johnny to qualify on 4th position! But his race was over at the first corner due to an over-ambitious Irishman... The day after, Team went into receivership...

(Photo from 1994 Canadian GP by Paul Lannuier)