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#1 Drifter

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 07:41 PM

Has anyone tried this? If so how did it go?

I tried some today and found it works good as long as you kinda bunch it up to make it wider.
Tested on a braided timber track for only about 2 hours.

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 06:22 AM

Only as a last resort in my opinion.....it is a poor cousin to what some of the name brands offer.
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Posted 26 April 2019 - 07:05 AM

Yes it certainly is more economical. I guess for me I'm looking for longevity and reliability rather than say a sprint / race scenario.

We've got another 6 hr session today, so I'll see how it goes compared to the known slot car types of braid.

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 09:12 AM

IMO It is too soft and flattens down too quickly.It has very little spring, one guy down her uses it and is often having problems during race nights.

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 05:03 PM

Thanks for your input guys,
I appreciate it may not be suitable for everyone's needs.

We've just finished the 6 hr session and I'm happy to continue using the solder wick for braid. I did not have to touch the test car braids in the whole 6hrs. The wick I was given is 2.0mm however I'll order some 3.5mm and try that as well.

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 11:29 AM

2mm wide or 2mm thick?

I've got some 5mm wide and it's too stiff to use. I use Slot.it braid - $12 for a metre.

If your braid is wearing out too quickly try setting the guide higher to take the weight off it. Normal braids should last a 6 hour enduro.
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Posted 30 April 2019 - 07:20 PM

2mm wide, $1.39 1.5 metres, delivered to your door....ebay :-)

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