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  1. 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.
  2. Good news about the new Revo models to come, looking forward to seeing them.
  3. 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???? Cheers Caddo
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    NSR PORSCHE 917/10K

    Thanks Brumos !
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    NSR PORSCHE 917/10K

    Thanks for the info. Wondering how does the width and wheelbase compare between the NSR 908/3 and NSR 917/10k? Regards
  6. G'day Phil, the problem is always at start of the first heat of each new race. Unfortunately there is no common thread that we can find. We change race formats and settings often, but generally always have the first heat issue.
  7. Our club loves RC software, and runs it with Trackmate interfaces on a couple of routed tracks. We have had the first lap, first heat mis-register issue for so long now, we automatically re-start the first heat of each new race every time. If we don't, 95 times / 100, at least one lane, more often multiple lanes, do not register the start of the first lap "0", despite not breaking the start. Same as G34's feedback, only ever happens on the first lap, of the first heat, of each new race, regardless of race format. We have quietly raised this problem previously without luck, and have often joked that we are the only club using RC that experiences this problem, or the only club that notices the problem Dave does such great job with RC, it is very much a labour of love for him, and we love it so much, that this is really only a minor issue, but clubs racing for sheep stations should be aware. Cheers Caddo
  8. Interested in your vote for the fastest brand overall, stock set up except open tyres and weight added on magnet free, smooth timber tracks. Thanks & regards
  9. Haven't had the benefit of a magic drawer unfortunately, would love one though... Generally find running the car for more laps improves it overall, especially with the same set of tyres on, the tyres develop the camber to suit the track of the car, and cornering speed improves.
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    Slot It N22 tyres

    We feel the same way with the Slot It N22's, seems like the changes might be linked. Wish the manufacturers would offer up plausible, transparent reasons for the changes. On a personal level, I welcome a change to slightly slower, lower grip, harder wearing tyres such as Slot It P6 for our group. Makes for more side by side racing at a pace that most guys can handle for more laps. What stops us doing this is the Slot It P6's have no sidewall ID marking, can this be addressed? Or make them a different colour, easier to scrutineer then
  11. Forgot to mention, we set a minimum weight of 85 grams, to keep the older, heavier cars competitive. Running 11.5V on smooth timber, satin and gloss surfaces.
  12. One thing I'd be interested to know - has anyone been able to get a Porsche 956 or 962 competitive with the Nissan and Lancia Group C's on timber? Our regs are original body, chassis, motor and gearing, weight can be added. Tyres can be changed to any rubber, N22's the benchmark. Cheers Caddo
  13. Retaining the out of the box inline orange can motor and 9:28 ratio gearing is much closer racing in our group's experience, and keeps cost down
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    Slot It N22 tyres

    Charles, the Thunderslot tyres grip great, fully agree. A track owner in our group tried them on his slightly more abrasive surface in an original Thunderslot car. They were great initially, recording close to lap record times, but after 12 minutes racing were heavily degraded, lap times much slower. I think our track surfaces are slightly less forgiving and more textured/abrasive than your super smooth and glossy surfaces in NZ. You also mention silicones. I have tried Slot It S1 & S2 compounds, and they are OK, but found them quite hard. Lap times are a couple of tenths slower than Slot It P6's. At least 5/10's slower than N22's. They are very hard wearing though, imagine they would last nearly forever. Think they are so hard not getting much "air rim" effect from the double shoulder rims. Know of any softer silicones to try? Regards Caddo
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    Slot It N22 tyres

    Gday, The newer N22's are half as glossy, and only have "Slot It 1172" on the sidewall marking. The older ones have "Slot It 1172 N22" on the sidewall in a different font, and are much glossier on the surface. I've had a few pairs sealed in a container in the fridge for a year or two, and they are so much glossier still than the newer sets. Quite a few guys in our race club have found the "newer" N22's delaminate very quickly, without any tyre treatment and normal driving on our satin & gloss tracks . The original N22's used to grain slightly with hard driving, but nothing like the delamination we are seeing with the recent batches. Just need to work out how to post pics here, is there an easy way?
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    Slot It N22 tyres

    Thanks Vince, but too much graining and pick up of marbles compared to N22 for our track surfaces - smooth gloss. NSR Supa Grips have less graining and marble pick up, but also less traction. I've just purchased sets of N22 from AUS and UK suppliers. Both sets grain/delaminate severely within 20 laps on smooth gloss routed surface, absolutely woeful compared to original N22's.
  17. Think the angle on the TS & NSR sidewinders also helps the rear axle clear the motor casing without touching. Removes the need for the narrow center axles.
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    Motor brackets

    Thanks to all, guess I know why they stopped making the brackets now!! Rgds Caddo
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    Motor brackets

    G'day, Anyone know where to find the brackets to allow a short can motor to fit into a Slot It long can motor mount? Slot It used to supply them, but can't seem to find them anywhere. Thanks for any info Rgds
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    Slot It N22 tyres

    Sideways HiGrip tyres now also unavailable according to Armchair website, maybe they were made by Slot It
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    Slot It N22 tyres

    Thanks guys We have also had issues with recent batches of N22's, delaminating and splitting after very little use. Cheers
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    Slot It N22 tyres

    Hi all, We race 1/32 non mag on smooth timber with rubber tyres. Has anyone found an equivalent to Slot It N22 tyres? Rgds Caddo
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    M2 Allen Keys

    #1 rule for me is replace any Slot It grub screws with better quality alternative, generally have a deeper key way. I just use a basic key with out torque setting, and find better quality grub screws let you tighten firmly without ever stripping. Have bought stainless steel 2mm grub screws at a reasonable price, best thing I have bought. My only real gripe about any Slot It parts is their grub screws are crap
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    F1 Is It The Pits

    The driver and motor supplier merry go round is interesting, but as I get older, it's harder to remember who is with what team and what is powering them each year!! Would like to see a generational reverse shift from F1 though, not a slow advance towards merging with the E-series
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    F1 Is It The Pits

    Would love to see F1 return to its roots, forget about fuel use limits, hybrid, electric power etc Become a retro race series harking back to the peak period v8's to v12's in the 90's. Seriously, motorsport is 50% about the noise for mine and most other fans I talk to... Fuel conservation and hybrid / electric vehicles should be left to the World Endurance Championship. Electric vehicles have great performance due to the instant torque delivery, but close to zero theatre due to the lack of noise..... Anyhow, just a thought, unlikely to happen if manufacturers see F1 as a way to sell road cars. But do they??? For example, does Mercedes success in F1 translate into increases in road vehicle sales? If not, why try to maintain relevance with road vehicle technology? Just go for the spectacle to appeal to motor sport fans
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