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#1 slotmadmac

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 06:25 PM

Am I the only one thinking that Thunderslot are the new benchmark for RTR 1/32 slot cars?
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Posted 09 November 2018 - 09:33 PM

Nsr 908 is the only thing i know of that can keep up.
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Posted 09 November 2018 - 11:17 PM

Out of the box a great slot car , bit of TLC it goes even better, have not found anything else to beat it on plastic with a out of the box set up, yet.

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Posted 10 November 2018 - 03:35 PM

My 2 fastest cars with little to no work are the Thunderslot and the NSR 908

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 01:25 PM

View Postslotmadmac, on 09 November 2018 - 06:25 PM, said:

Am I the only one thinking that Thunderslot are the new benchmark for RTR 1/32 slot cars?
They were immediately upon release. Leaves the chinese made carp for dust.

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 08:45 AM

I am eagerly awaiting the new cars.
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Posted 13 November 2018 - 08:20 AM

Over that last 3 weeks I've accumulated a spyder and 2 Lolas all used. Apparently I have a new favorite.

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 03:03 PM

You'll have to lift that pace Brumos.......to keep up with other addicts!
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Posted 14 November 2018 - 08:01 AM

Wait till you see the M6 run.

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 12:23 PM

View Postdrw21, on 14 November 2018 - 08:01 AM, said:

Wait till you see the M6 run.

Waiting with anticipation.

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 02:21 PM

View Postdrw21, on 14 November 2018 - 08:01 AM, said:

Wait till you see the M6 run.

Better than at Tonz Dave?
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Posted 30 December 2018 - 09:27 PM

The Sideways Hurican might be the new benchmark.

On a 8 lane commercial track mine left the Thunderslots for dead, even with it's 17k motor. No weight and all I did was loosen the pod and sand the tyres.

Other cars it beat were the track owner's Slot.it Porsche and a well tuned NSR Mosler. Lap times were close to the record too.
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Posted 31 December 2018 - 05:18 AM

View PostSports Racer, on 30 December 2018 - 09:27 PM, said:

The Sideways Hurican might be the new benchmark.

On a 8 lane commercial track mine left the Thunderslots for dead, even with it's 17k motor. No weight and all I did was loosen the pod and sand the tyres.

Other cars it beat were the track owner's Slot.it Porsche and a well tuned NSR Mosler. Lap times were close to the record too.

There's one bloke in our group who has one and always gets it out when we have 18k GT class. For a long time 18k has meant Scaley type 18k but it's a joke to run these together.
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Posted 31 December 2018 - 06:12 AM

Been running the Gulf one for some time ,and i found the standard car was nothing special the chassis was to flexible , but with the hard chassis in it,s a differant car , that 17k has a lot of torque and better than some 20k's, and as Wobble says way better that a scaley 18 not in the same ball park.

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 06:54 AM

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View PostSports Racer, on 30 December 2018 - 09:27 PM, said:

The Sideways Hurican might be the new benchmark.

On a 8 lane commercial track mine left the Thunderslots for dead, even with it's 17k motor. No weight and all I did was loosen the pod and sand the tyres.

Other cars it beat were the track owner's Slot.it Porsche and a well tuned NSR Mosler. Lap times were close to the record too.

Do you use the standard chassis or you have the hard one? Does the commercial track have some magnetic effect (magnabraid) or is plain and simple braids on latex paint?

There has been some speculation that the Sideways 17K has very similar specs as the NSR Baby King.

Anyway, I have built one of the first whitekits and took racing in the Netherlands on the Suzuka 6 lane digital track for the DiSCA GT3 series.
The car was one of the best performers. We took the pole - although Gary did manage the second fastest lap. The pole sitter was a TA71 Bentley prepared by Tamar (on that track) and run by the locals. Although the bentley was the fastest car on the qualify session it had to start at the end of the grid because after a tyre change its tyres were wider than the prescribed setting.
One of the locals took our lambo for a spin and he managed a fastest lap that beat anything on that day of 1 sec...so the car has some potential.
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Posted 31 December 2018 - 07:34 AM

Thatís why I nominated the huracan for the GT3 proxy..
Just think Paul 29k slotit motor , 11/36gearing sidewinder it should be as fast as my entry in the GRP5 USA/CAN proxy
I tried to keep my nomination close to my chest

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 06:53 PM

View PostSports Racer, on 30 December 2018 - 09:27 PM, said:

The Sideways Hurican might be the new benchmark.

Going to have to get one.
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Posted 07 January 2019 - 01:26 PM

GRUNZ, the chassis was standard (soft) and the track was magnabraid.

After reading Keith's comments about the hard chassis I might have to try it.
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Posted 08 January 2019 - 09:06 AM

A few queries on Thunderslot, has anyone used different spur gears and pinions/ motors in their chassis's ?

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 09:15 AM

None of the guys I race with have changed the gearing. Why would you want to when they go so well out of the box?

One of the classes I race in limits the Thunderslots to 14k motors with standard gearing and they are still quick in this class against NSR's using 14k and Fly/Scalextric cars running 18k motors.
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