Caterham Academy 2017 0.91

Official 2017 car with season skins

  1. Ben O'Bro
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    2017 Specs

    Model
    almost finished, needs few tweaking and extra details in places
    Sound is from the Abarth (kunos) - result sounds good (thanks Leonardo for the tip)
    Physics are 90% the 1700ss at the moment, engine power is Academy-like, will be updated when 1.0

    >> As usual, expect the few mistakes here and there, so please use support the report them!
    ;)

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    7mod_170917_academy_07.jpg 7mod_170917_academy_01.jpg 7mod_170917_academy_02.jpg 7mod_170917_academy_06.jpg

    thanks Leonardo for the vids ;)




    Also available :
    Caterham 165 - http://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/caterham-seven-165-2013.17002/
    SuperSprint 1995 - http://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/caterham-7-super-sprint-1995.16143/
    Fictional R500 - https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/caterham-roadster-500.20619/
    More versions are already in development and will come later (420R, 620R...)

    ♦♦ S K I N S ♦♦
    Skin Package now available here

    http://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/caterham-academy-2017-skins.20545/

    ♦♦ Templates ♦♦
    http://benobro.org/RD/bo_academy_template.7z - 26mo
    http://benobro.org/RD/bo_caterham_license_plate.zip (font included)
    (mapping is the same for both LHD / RHD ;))

    ♦♦ Credits ♦♦
    3D model, Textures >> @Ben O'Bro
    Research & brand new physics >> @JackCY

    ♦ To-do list ♦
    - Update physics to the actual Academy
    At the moment, it's very similar to the 1700, only about 10hp less

    ♥♥ Merci ♥♥
    Daniel French for the references! (he is the car #30 ;))
    All the previous help for the 1700, this model comes directly as an improvement from it!
    Many thanks to the RD community :)
    Merci Jacques A. !
    @Phoenix77
    @Leonardo Ratafiá

    ♦♦ Disclaimer ♦♦
    Please... if you want to share this mod, only share the link to this Race Departement page!
    And of course, please do not modify, copy or upload any part of this mod without my permission.

    Lot of hours went into it so we hope you enjoy it!

    From Ben & Jack
    With ♥


    NB: if you were to enjoy it that much and wanted to say thank you, feel free! Beers will be shared between Jack & i
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    Adyl, donjavito, AleDaRimini and 33 others like this.

Recent Reviews

  1. mj911
    mj911
    5/5,
    Version: 0.91
    superb, very realistic, will make a great league race car
    1. Ben O'Bro
      Author's Response
      Glad you enjoy it :) it's meant to go 1.0 some day, getting delayed a little by... life! But someday :p
  2. ART FLY
    ART FLY
    5/5,
    Version: 0.91
    One more for my collection.
    Lovely work. Thank you for the time you spent making this.
  3. Juergen Lung
    Juergen Lung
    5/5,
    Version: 0.91
    Thank you very much
  4. donjavito
    donjavito
    5/5,
    Version: 0.91
    good
  5. hector8li
    hector8li
    2/5,
    Version: 0.91
    Sorry about the rating but...the car sound the same as an Abarth 500...that its ok, it is a mod...but it drives the same as an Abarth 500.
    That is no good. We are talking at a 500kg rear wheel drive car. with 50-50 wheigt distribution...It cannot have the same phisics as a 900kg front wheel drive. There is a lot of understeer in this car...It doesn´t look reallistic to me. Sorry but I don´t like it. Hope that it drives better at new versions.
    1. Ben O'Bro
      Author's Response
      Thank you for your feedback. As stated in the description, Sound is from the Abarth (kunos) indeed, which sounds fairly acceptable. Hard to create one from scratch anyways.
      As for the physics, this surely is NOT an abarth. The physics here were made from scratch for a Caterham 1700 Super Sprint, and adapted with academy power LUT the time being, waiting for better data to make it proper Academy.
      The real suspension data could help improve the understeer, but it won't be a revolution either. As discussed many times in the support section, it's a 500kg with the aero of a box, and zero spoiler. Academy also wears street tyres. And for what it's worth, mine sure did understeer and oversteer a lot...
      Did you drive a caterham in real life? If so, your feedback would be very valuable as it's hard to find real life owners.
  6. Jordan Dion
    Jordan Dion
    5/5,
    Version: 0.91
    Wow nice car and a blast to drive :)
  7. Olivier Mandavy
    Olivier Mandavy
    4/5,
    Version: 0.91
    Great mod but in VR with 15 opponents my FPS drops to 45. Can you make more efficient the LOD for this car? Because with other vehicles I don't have this kind of issue. Keep up the good job :)
    1. Ben O'Bro
      Author's Response
      thanks for the feedback! I already improved it, but not enough indeed... it's added to to-do list :)
  8. Bobby Pennington
    Bobby Pennington
    5/5,
    Version: 0.91
    I've heard about this mod for a little bit now and decided to give her a try. Man am I ever glad that I did. These cars are so much fun and can teach a lot of new guys how to learn car control without having to go Mach 2 with your hair on fire. Great job. Can't believe it's not version 1 yet, but can't wait until it is. Great job man.
    1. Ben O'Bro
      Author's Response
      hey thanks for the kind words :) i saw you organize a race with it! That's cool seeing some mods in the racing club!!
      Not 1.0 because we are still waiting for some official data.. in the meantime, it's still enjoyable in its current status!
  9. Jack.A.Lope
    Jack.A.Lope
    5/5,
    Version: 0.91
    Kinda cute how the RH driver takes the steering wheel off and lets it hang out the right side of the car as he passes you! Do you need a screenshot? Don't know if that happens on LHD; can't see inside the car well enough.
    1. Ben O'Bro
      Author's Response
      hi! yes screenshot please :)
  10. Krunky555
    Krunky555
    5/5,
    Version: 0.91
    LHD dash cam is on the right side :) Please fix it!
    1. Ben O'Bro
      Author's Response
      oops! noted thank you
  11. stubs66
    stubs66
    5/5,
    Version: 0.91
    Beautifully polished mod, i understand the physics are work in progress and it's been a while since I drove a Caterham R300 on track and definitely recall it feeling nose heavy and pushy but with a relatively easy switch to oversteer with power.. But for my two pennies, perhaps not quite this nose heavy? Although the Academy is a lower power model, under steer did feel a tad terminal, had to be very patient getting back on the throttle..? I don't really feel worthy of any critique, so take with a pinch of salt please. Can't wait for the final version, it'll be blast to race!
  12. bullldoze
    bullldoze
    5/5,
    Version: 0.91
    So many mods! Every time you guys release a car mod it is better than the last one. That's what I call "evolution" . This one is no different. So realistic and very, very fun to drive. THANK YOU!
  13. Zombie Boy
    Zombie Boy
    5/5,
    Version: 0.91
    Still have the issue with the driver's arm poking through the door on the RHD version. I hope this can be fixed for version 1.0. Otherwise, a great mod and I'm looking forward to the finished product.
    1. Ben O'Bro
      Author's Response
      aha i knew i forgot something XD i fixed it, and forgot to include it... next version indeed!
  14. ladose
    ladose
    5/5,
    Version: 0.91
    Thx for job
  15. stormcat13
    stormcat13
    5/5,
    Version: 0.91
    Awesome work ...Superb...Thanks
  16. heehsoares
    heehsoares
    5/5,
    Version: 0.91
    Perfect mod
  17. Fanapryde
    Fanapryde
    5/5,
    Version: 0.91
    Amazingly detailed work !
    Glad to see excellent physics combined with excellent graphics ;-)
    Fun to race, good to look at.
    Thanks for sharing.
  18. Michael Roth
    Michael Roth
    5/5,
    Version: 0.91
    I´m love the car.
    it is a pefect mod. Thank you.
  19. Caton XII
    Caton XII
    5/5,
    Version: 0.91
    WOW, just WOW, just a F..... WOW !!! <3
    Top quality my Lord and in all the different ways of physics, graphics, sounds, I'm speechless !
    It's not "Kunos quality", It's "RSS (Race Sim Studio) quality" and It makies sense for me !
    Such details, so perfectly well made, I looked just the dashboard details and... really speachless and I'm not a guy who spents enthusiasm all the time, so far ! ^^
    THANK YOU SO MUCH ! ;-)
    1. Ben O'Bro
      Author's Response
      Merci :) Glad you enjoy it ! Physics aren't properly done yet... but it's working :p
  20. Brice.S.
    Brice.S.
    5/5,
    Version: 0.9
    Absolutetely gorgeous !
    It's not all about graphics, this mod is all about physics !!! and what a pleasure to see that : something like a "real mechanical character", really fun to drive, really exciting to master, this is THE MOD !
    Thank you guys for your work
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