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Nissan 260z

64.4k MintLynx  1.4 years ago

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Nissan (Datsun) 260Z

The Nissan S30 (sold in Japan as the Nissan Fairlady Z and in other markets as the Datsun 240Z, then later as the 260Z and 280Z) is the first generation of Z GT 3-door two-seat coupés, produced by Nissan Motors, Ltd. of Japan from 1969 to 1978. One of the most successful sports car lines ever produced, the trend-setting S30 was designed by a team led by Yoshihiko Matsuo, the head of Nissan's Sports Car Styling Studio, with the bodywork styled by Albrecht Goertz, the designer of the BMW 507.

The 260Z was sold in the United States for the 1974 model year only, but was available in other countries until 1978. The engine was enlarged to 2.6 L by lengthening its stroke. In the US, federal emissions regulations forced a reduction in ignition timing and compression ratio, resulting in a lower power output of (140 hp) for the 260Z despite the additional displacement, whereas in other countries the power output increased to 165 bhp (123 kW; 167 PS). There was also a 1974.5 model sold through the second half of 1974 in the US that had the full 165 bhp (123 kW; 167 PS) with the addition of the larger 5 mph safety bumpers, that would become the standard for the 280Z.

I decided to make an s30, went with the 260 since it was faster yet still resembled the original 240 (in its original model) without the bigger bumper of the 280. Came in more parts than expected but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

Feel free to tweak and tune this thing as you want, even make a replica of the Devil Z if you're so inclined!

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 8 airplane(s) +201 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 5.8ft (1.8m)
  • Length 13.5ft (4.1m)
  • Height 4.2ft (1.3m)
  • Empty Weight 2,591lbs (1,175kg)
  • Loaded Weight 2,715lbs (1,231kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading N/A
  • Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
  • Drag Points 0

Parts

  • Number of Parts 536
  • Control Surfaces 0
  • Performance Cost 1,660
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    4,353 LBAereo

    beauty ! luv this car !! nice work !! cheers :)

    one month ago
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    994 Eface

    @MintLynx i got a better phone

    7 months ago
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    994 Eface

    @MintLynx my parents bought this for $10

    1.2 years ago
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    64.4k MintLynx

    @Eface Your Potato Phone is no good for Simpleplanes then, you need a better one.

    1.2 years ago
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    994 Eface

    Is it sad that the simple version lags my potato phone

    1.2 years ago
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    64.4k MintLynx

    @Tolic1222 Remove the s in https, otherwise I don't know

    1.4 years ago
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    634 Tolic1222

    @MintLynx , I tried to add a photo as you said, but something does not work. Can you explain more?

    1.4 years ago
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    634 Tolic1222

    @MintLynx , Thank you

    1.4 years ago
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    64.4k MintLynx

    @Tolic1222 ![](Link to picture) and put this into the description.

    1.4 years ago
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    634 Tolic1222

    @MintLynx , Hi, I wanted to ask. How to add real photos of the same car to the post on the site with the built car?

    1.4 years ago
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    64.4k MintLynx

    @Dmanbabo Posting modified versions of existing builds is generally accepted on this site, and you tend to not need to even ask. Just make sure its substantially changed enough.

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    Hello, idk if you’ll see or reply to my comment, but I’m asking if I could post a modified version of your car, if not I completely understand, have a nice day!

    1.4 years ago
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    Good job maybe a 510 or a 620 next?

    1.4 years ago
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    11.0k tucan

    sick

    1.4 years ago
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    Cheeki breeki airlines huh

    1.4 years ago
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    this is great, It's better than watching a slav play this game

    1.4 years ago
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    64.4k MintLynx

    @Tang0five I found a website which detailed the stock exterior and interior colors that the 260z was sold in and went off my choice of those.

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    49.3k Tang0five

    Mmmm, complete in 70s avocado for full affect! Looks like you’re as good at cars as you are boats. Lovely job!

    1.4 years ago
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    64.4k MintLynx

    @natemomog Kenneth's Roads and Railways map.

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    21.2k natemomog

    what's the map in the background of your thumbnail?

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    27.4k MVC

    No bad

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    15.6k NEWLAGGON

    I think this is a very accurate reproduction of the car!
    I love my country's cars, but I think I got to see a very good piece of work, as this is the car my father actually ride when he was a kid. :-D

    +2 1.4 years ago
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    64.4k MintLynx

    @Chrisk1993 That’s great to hear! Just keep at it, my first car was pretty mediocre after all (and I mean the old “interceptor” I made). Practice makes perfect, and you can get far so long as you practice and persist. Also using blueprints for replicas is helpful too lol.

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    3,124 Chrisk1993

    Dude your cars are awesome. Im working my butt off trying to get better at car bodies and you're keeping me motivated here!

    1.4 years ago
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    now i feel bad my 240z is sitting in snow
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    well i was already feeling bad about that but

    1.4 years ago
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