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Probably posted this before, and with full respect to current manufacturers Scalextric, SCX & Pioneer, but when is a performance brand like Slot.It, NSR, Thunderslot et al going to embrace the 70's era of muscle car models? The option of throwing a 3D chassis and motor pod under a Scaley body is there, but turns an $80 slot car into a $200 slot car.

First world problem I know, but I just don't get it why GT3, modern & classic LMP, Group C, Group 5, DTM etc are well represented by the top tier 1/32 RTR manufacturers, but this era of cars most of us love is neglected????

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Can't see it happening. Don't think Trans Am is that popular in Europe 

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I think dimensions don't help. If for instance NSR did a 3cm tall 69 mustang there would be a great deal of tears from the rivet counting team.

Personally I like my touring cars of that era to be a tad crap anyway, we don't want modern gt cars being hosed by Parnelli Jones.

Whilst not quite big bangers, Revo are doing group 2 cars from roughly that era shortly; an Alfa GTV, Ford Escort mki and BMW 2002 if I'm not mistaken. Surely they will sell well, and perhaps from there we could see Revo do some of the V8 cars from the inconic Trans am era. 


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Good news about the new Revo models to come, looking forward to seeing them.

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Experience I have had with the 3D chassis/motor pod option is expensive, but it makes a pig of a car predictable and driveable, whilst keeping ride height looking normal. HRS chassis tend to lower the car too much IMO. Wouldn't want these models doing Mosler lap times, just be a little easier to set up and more affordable out of the box. Models could come with a lower grip tyre to introduce wheel spin and limit maximum motor power to the lower end of the scale. In that configuration, they are great fun to race. Hoping Revoslot expand their 1/32 range in this area.

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8 hours ago, Caddo said:

Experience I have had with the 3D chassis/motor pod option is expensive, but it makes a pig of a car predictable and driveable, whilst keeping ride height looking normal. HRS chassis tend to lower the car too much IMO. Wouldn't want these models doing Mosler lap times, just be a little easier to set up and more affordable out of the box. Models could come with a lower grip tyre to introduce wheel spin and limit maximum motor power to the lower end of the scale. In that configuration, they are great fun to race. Hoping Revoslot expand their 1/32 range in this area.

I’ve been thinking what you mentioned about lower grip tyres for these types of cars also as I have been working on a bunch of GT 350 Mustangs, Cobra’s and other cars. Maybe the standard Scalextric Trans Am tyres on the podded chassis are the way to go. Again as you mention cost goes up though. I was reading an old review by Phil Wix where he had built a car and it had too much grip. He ended up cutting fine tread into the tyres which reduced the surface area and stopped the car tipping. Easy enough to do on a tyre true with a blade. 

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Great news re Revo future models. Make for an interesting mix of cars available to be raced. Plus Revo cars are great as a car requiring little to no work.

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6 hours ago, Vinno said:

I’ve been thinking what you mentioned about lower grip tyres for these types of cars also as I have been working on a bunch of GT 350 Mustangs, Cobra’s and other cars. Maybe the standard Scalextric Trans Am tyres on the podded chassis are the way to go. Again as you mention cost goes up though. I was reading an old review by Phil Wix where he had built a car and it had too much grip. He ended up cutting fine tread into the tyres which reduced the surface area and stopped the car tipping. Easy enough to do on a tyre true with a blade. 

Everyone runs variable power supplies, easy enough to just lower the voltage, that'd even the field out 

 


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Have been running 3D chassis in all my Trans Am or similar cars for a while now, that includes Pioneer , SCX , and Scalextric, and found the following all cars are a great improvement , more so SCX and Scaley those two by a lot , these chassis can be expensive now , but there is a chap called Angelo Amato over here who make quite a lot of these chassis and is one of the cheapest, around a tenner in our money.

Then comes postage down under no idea what that is from here now but i'm sure if you contact him he would let you know , may be worth getting a couple of chassis, the advantage is many with 3d chassis lowering , better wheels and tyres and the use of slot it pods all add to the upped performance , don't forget to do srivers platforms as many of the standard interiors are to big.  

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On 7/29/2021 at 11:57 AM, Caddo said:

...The option of throwing a 3D chassis and motor pod under a Scaley body is there, but turns an $80 slot car into a $200 slot car

3D chassis - £25 max,  Motor pod - £10 max

...where's the other £80


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The gears, wheels, bushes, guide, grub screws, axles, wheel inserts, braid and tyres. This assumes you keep the stock motor.


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6 hours ago, Kevan said:

3D chassis - £25 max,  Motor pod - £10 max

...where's the other £80

I think Caddo is close as you also need wheels say $28.00, axles around $6.00, spherical bushes say $4.00 as they come in a pack of 12 or so, tyres at $14.00 average plus a $75.00 car. Chassis probably ends up $30.00 landed and motor pod $14.00 here. 
 

So all up around $180.00 or so depending on your supplier. 

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