A new slot car company called Black Arrow has been set up by Javier Alcaraz. Black Arrow aim to make the best slot products at prices within reach of everybody.
Black Arrow is a Spanish company that has all its R&D and final assembly in Spain. Black Arrow's goal is to offer 1/32 scale model cars of high reproduction quality with top performance on the track.
To achieve that goal, the first order of business was to select the model to be made. A model that would allow the company to incorporate their technology without space limitations, which would have a spectacular appearance and with a great brand behind it. And hence, after extended negotiations, Black Arrow signed an official license agreement with Aston Martin, to produce their prize-winning model DBR9 in 1/32 scale. Black Arrow believe that the model has never been fairly reproduced by other brands, so this is their tribute to this great racing car.
Aesthetically speaking, the body has been designed starting from the original files provided by Aston Martin and adapted in order to make its production viable. Hundreds of hours behind the computer have allowed a really spectacular model without letting down on the dynamic side, as the completed body has a very low weight (+/- 19.50 gr) which can be yet reduced by changing the driver tray and windows for polycarbonate ones (+/- 16.80 gr).
On the mechanical side and because the company is starting from "zero", Black Arrow could freely design each component trying to improve what the market currently offers, and they really believe that they have achieved it.
The following are details of the components incorporated in the first model, the Black Arrow Aston Martin DBR9 1/32 scale:
- Chassis with "IN-FLEX" technology
- Low Friction conical pinion & gear
- 3/32 calibrated axles
- Lightened rear rims made in aluminium (1.05 gr)
- Lightened front rims made in Delrin (0.65 gr)
- APACHE motor: 28.500 RPM & 350 gr*cm @12V
- Titanium Torx head screws
- High grip rear tires
- "Zero" grip front tires
- Oxygen free copper wires made with ultra-flex silicone cover
- Spherical bronze bushings.
- Front & Rear springs for motor bed suspension
- High hardness steel screws (slave screws)
- Delrin washers for front axle wideness regulation
- Body height
- Front axle position & displacement
- Rear suspension displacement
- Rear suspension springs load
- Front & Rear axles wideness
Black Arrow also have some optional parts. At the moment, they can offer (more product to follow):
-Anodized aluminium rims
-55mm G.T. axles (Golden Treatment)
All Black Arrow spare parts will be displayed in a transparent box, having a double task: on one hand it will protect the parts during handling & transportation, and on the other hand it will also allow you to have your parts well organized for travelling.
Black Arrow sell ONLY through their website WWW.BLACKARROW.ES, where you will find, as well as their catalogue, news, technical reports, competition calendar, pictures, videos etc. Besides, you will find a section fully dedicated to slot clubs spread along the world, with all the info about them and their geographic location.
In a couple of days the web site will be available in ENGLISH.
Please, contact Black Arrow for any enquiries: [email protected].
SlotForum wishes Black Arrow well with this and future projects. We look forward to testing the models when they are available.