To an electronic moron like me, infra-red just seems so much simpler than mixing control and power on the same transmission 'lines' with all its problems. I LOVE simple!
I love simple too. Slot racing was one of the few hobbies with it's concept and mechanics still pretty much like it was in the 60's until DIGITAL came along. As Robert Schleicher says in the newest issue of MCR, this is another hobby. I guess there is a place for it and I like the idea of more realism but, more electronics means more problems. Reliving childhood days just became harder. Pretty soon we'll be driving our slot cars on a video screen produced by Nintendo. Nothing is sacred anymore!Mike