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Ban Scalextric F1?

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ok, at our club the f1 class has just turned into destruction derby, you need a new car every 3 weeks, a complete rebuild every week... now the ninco cars arent causing many problems.. the odd crash here and there, but any scalex models no matter what is done to them theyre just so un predictable they are considering banning scalextric cars.. i can see why, because i have one of the offending f1 cars, but if it does go off pieces go everywhere ive had the car for 3 weeks now the body is completely destroyed, and im on my 3rd chassis. so the question remains: should the scalex cars be banned or not? id like to hear the opinions of other people
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Mag F1 has been scrapped at Phoenix due to the reasons above. I think iys sensible really. Plus, poor Jon ahs to provide club cars.

Its actually a shame IMO. Modern F1 should be run with mags. Not particularly fun to drive, I'll grant. But at least it resembles 1:1. How many times do you see Schumey drifting round the parabolica?

Older F1, however (we'll say pre 1990) is great non mag. Fun to drive, more realisitic.

Maybe you should either convert, or race crash and burn. That'd put people of flooring it through the corners.
By the way, I'd like to point out that Mopeds experience has provided an inaccurate generelistation of scaly/ninco performance.

Scaley F1 run fine on ninco. Just frightningly fast.

And whats this about control? Its got a magnet in. That controlls it, nothing else. Just point and fire.

I'll accept that these are my experiences only. But you must too Moped, you just apply your experience as a generic standard and everything else is exactly how you think. Doesn't work like that, I'm afraid.
Even at 12V (less than a sport base) you'll get the destructive accidents. Grip tollerence will be the same whatever the voltage, the the 'crash speed' in most cases will be the same.
QUOTE (moped rider @ 17 Oct 2004, 11:08)Black flexy track will expand under intense heat and conditions experianced in a film studio are not typical of typical club or home environments.

In the UK, maybe. But there are hotter palces than a TV studio beleive it or not.

Fair point. Air conditioning and all that.

But sport is still much weaker than ninco. Much weeker. But this shou;ld eb discussed elswhere.

Goose, is your track magnetic braid or not?
As Tropi said there is no differenc ebetween a 'sport' and 'standard' motor. A scaley mabuchi is the same spec in any car.
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