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Okay this is not strictly digital but its for a digital track so oh well.

I have a nice little collection of gt digital cars and im expanding
Firstly does anyone have a picture of the scalextric mrlaren mp4-12c gt3 car (the website only has the real car pictured)
And can anyone give me some tips to how these cars handle (fast, slow tail happy etc)
all scalextric
Chevrolet Corvette C6R GT2
Jaguar XKR GT3
Mercedes SLR McLaren 722 GT
Ford GT-R
also the afore mentioned mp4-12c and that blue maserati car that was around for a while

and finnally do the classic yellow red and white clip on barriers fit modern sports track?
thanks ben
 

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The vette and the SLR are both very tail happy. Lots of go in both once you get the tyres glued and trued. Magnet in the middle works best on bith for me. Reasonably easy to balance the tail slide out a bit for faster laps.

Great fun to drive against each other, as habdle quite similarly.

No idea about the other two.
 

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forgive my ignorance but what does glued and trued consist of?
also does any one have any suggestions to getting a very tail happy aston under a bit more control
 

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I was shown by a mate how to glue the tyres to the rims, by running a drop of superglue under the tyre with a toothpick.

Truing was done by lowering the rear of the car onto an abrasive material, like sand paper, whilst reving the motor. Do this by placing the car on the track and sliding some sandpaper under.

I've seen a few threads rubbishing this idea, but for the casual home racer, it will make a heck of a difference.

Also, clean the tyres regularly by rolling across some sticky tape, or(my preferred. Method) a bit of spit on each thumb and rotate the tyres against the thumb, also makes significant differences to my lap times on my Scalextric sport digital track at home.

When we have a gang around for a race night, you can spot any untrued Tyres a mile off compared to the other cars.

Edit*** if you google slotforum + Truing you should see some very helpful instructions on the subject
 

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"glued and trued" usually means gluing the tyres onto the hubs and truing them up so they are more accurately round and concentric with the axle. This is most important for the rear tyres (assuming rear wheel drive), but can be important with front tyres as well.
A "tyre truer" is a tool for truing tyres, these are quite expensive unless you make your own.
If you don't have a tyre truer, simply holding the car still and powering it up so the rear tyres spin on a piece of sandpaper can make quite an improvement. A good tyre truer usually does a better job,
 

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hi
i have sanded a number of tyres on cars that have not been glued on. Doing this does make a big difference to the handling of the cars.

The above is perfectly ok for the home racer but racing at club levlel would mean that they would need to be glued on and trued with a tyre truer for maximum benefit...
 

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Sanding/truing without gluing works, but if there's ever a chance that the tire will slip on the hub/wheel, the true-ness will be negated. You'd think if a tire was real snug that it wouldn't slip, but they still can, especially at high speed. Just make sure you're happy with the type of tire before you glue it, or use a glue that breaks away easily when needed.
 

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Benjamin White -
QUOTE does any one have any suggestions to getting a very tail happy aston under a bit more control


I do not use traction magnets, and to tame tail happy cars I do a lot of tire testing in respect to track surface (I run on plastic as well as routed wood tracks) to determine which tire works best. Another important factor is weight balance of the car. I find that 60% to 65% of weight on the rear axle works best for most cars. Don't go any higher, or the lightened front end will tend to deslot the car.
 

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As far as the GT-R goes, I have the Ford GT from the Pro GT set and it is very very good. It is a bit noisy and has suffered some damage as far as the headlight lenses popping out, wing mirrors and rear wing (so it looks like a dogs breakfast) but it is very quick and easy to drive. My standard go to car for a quick race against mates. The Gt-R looks to be the same chassis, someone no doubt will correct me if I am wrong.

Cheers,
Damo.
 
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