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Revoslot hmm i don't own any complete cars have bought the 333 Ferrari body and a 3d chassis for it , fitted it with a ball race pod and Pirana 25 k ballrace motor .
My mate has a couple and my hybrid leaves them for dead , but i have noticed my sort of cars ain't allowed to run at many clubs , good job i have my own club or i can't run this rocket.

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Shame that people haven't embraced them at your club. We are all in on the BRM Mini Saloons/Grp 2 and the Revoslot cars and race them regularly. Not sure how many of the group will buy the Grp 2 cars but imagine there will be a few. Where I am at in my slot car collecting these days is mostly 1/24. With the 1/32 cars I tend to buy only a few, Scalextric mainly the novelty cars, Carrera a couple of liveries in the GT3 have caught my eye, Policar the new Ferrari was a must buy as will the 512m, but with Revoslot I have to rein myself in - I would just about buy every car they look spectacular and they are a lot of fun to drive. Usually they take very little tuning to get good results but occasionally they need some serious correcting tuning. :)
Which rubber do you use in the revo cars?
I agree with you that out of the box with little tuning they go ok...meaning that the do not deslot at every corner as an out-of-the-box magless scalex or carrera.
But to be honest, I found them very noisy to a point at is unpleasant to drive them around and the rear tyres are not that good on scalex (I do not know what shore they come in the box).
 

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Which rubber do you use in the revo cars?
Mostly stock I am experimenting with the G25 and other tyres but my home track isn't setup for racing these cars.
The main tuning I do is to set the gear mesh and make sure all wheels spin freely. I then like to run them in for a while. I have found that they benefit from running it. They aren't as quiet as a Plafit but they aren't overly noisy either. Occasionally you will get one that is - I have two Mercs and one is quieter than the other (for now :) )

rear tyres are not that good on scalex (I do not know what shore they come in the box).
I run on wood tracks so that may be the difference. Standard tyres are shore 30 I believe. I think the G25 might be suited to plastic track the Shore 22 are nice and soft I don't think I have run any cars with 15s

I will make a short video tonight and post it up.....

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DTM is GT3, British GT is GT3 mostly, World challenge GT is GT3, hence Scaley, ,Carrera, NSR, Slot it, SCX and Sideways want some of the action, which is understandable.
The very bottom line of any slot manufacturer has to be livery possibilities from the expensive mould, having this many championships to go at is a very strong draw for them.
SRC going TS50 and 919 is a brave move given the limited liveries available I think.
 

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I have been disenfranchised!! :mad:

Why no, 'I love Revoslot's concept and will buy anything they make, that I like, regardless'?

I hope they haven't abandoned the Nineties as I did see them as the strongest candidate for an NSX but I'm game for more heavy metal from Revo - and our club doesn't run them as a class. Yet. :unsure:
 

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I have been disenfranchised!! :mad:

Why no, 'I love Revoslot's concept and will buy anything they make, that I like, regardless'?

I hope they haven't abandoned the Nineties as I did see them as the strongest candidate for an NSX but I'm game for more heavy metal from Revo - and our club doesn't run them as a class. Yet. :unsure:
So didn’t voted either?

The Revo are so nice that eventually everyone will be racing them 🙂
 

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DTM is GT3, British GT is GT3 mostly, World challenge GT is GT3, hence Scaley, ,Carrera, NSR, Slot it, SCX and Sideways want some of the action, which is understandable.
The very bottom line of any slot manufacturer has to be livery possibilities from the expensive mould, having this many championships to go at is a very strong draw for them.
SRC going TS50 and 919 is a brave move given the limited liveries available I think.
If you put like that then carrera and scalex do plenty of "odd" and "old" cars. Not to mention some brave moves as well that go no where.
But looking closely, and I know that I keep saying this, most of these models are more than a couple of years old.
To be honest, and this is my personal view, the only manufacturer that is really pushing on the GT3 in 1/32 is Sideways, followed by Scaleauto, Slot.it and NSR.
Just to be clear, I am talking about releasing current (as current as they can be) models.

About SRC, I really do not understand these "brave" moves: why do you invest so much on models that would at best give you a couple of livery?
Why not starting with the DPi cars: these look really nice, there are at least 3 different makers (cadillac, mazda, acura), and if the dimensions are right can be raced in LMP classes mixed with GT3 cars. Once you make enough money from these, then you can dare more and do more ambitious projects.
My impression is that most manufacturers have no clue of what current racing is going on...

Now, if we are looking at something modern and interesting, (W)TCR would be a nice class to look at.
If Slot.it made them I would buy 3 of every livery/model they make.
 
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Personally, I am just into cars, and my interests cover a wide variety from 1950's to modern day.
The planned Revo Escort/Alfa/BMW are of high interest to me.
I have several Revo Cars for home use, I tend to run a little more chassis float, but otherwise bog stock.
Boycott ? sounds a bit political. The more manufactures making wider varieties, the better for all enthusiasts I say.
 

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The new Porsche badged Lmdh will be a good starting point for more modern cars, hopefully Revo might consider this.

Porsche has two factory cars in IMSA and two in WEC planned for 2023.

They have announced yesterday plans to manufacture and support a maximum of four customer cars for 2023 as well.

That's an eight car build across at least four teams, possibly more, if the private teams are single entries, no mention of sponsorship has been made yet for either the works IMSA or WEC teams, so it could end up as one livery across four factory/Penske cars or not.

A couple of years ago Maurizio showed an Alpine LMP2 car, think it was a bodyshell on loan from someone like sv worx, so it looks like a LMP2 Oreca is in there longer term plans, absolutely shed loads of livery possibilities there.
 

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My Revo Toyota GT one isn't allowed in the same heat as all plastic cars in our open GT class.
I've argued vociferously, but to no avail...
Revoslot equals marmite.
Something similar happens with the 3dp chasis, many people (who make the rules) think that just fitting a 3dp chasis you’ll end up winning(probably the Olifer fame scares them)
Cheers
We are getting a bit off topic here, however, my view is that racers should be allowed to run different manufacturercars together and put any components they like into a car fir (at least) a few classes at a club.
Very rarely does technology , directly applied, make a better car.
You can throw 3D, Alloy, high torque motors and titanium components at a car all you like and still not be able to keep up with a car built and driven by someone who's taken the time to build the car properly and has also taken the time to learn and optimise driving skills.

Multi-manufacturer clases are where all of the good stuff happens.
DiSCA is a great example. Black Arrow taking on NSR in the Spanish events would be something I'd like to watch.
At NasotWood for 2023, our new formula1 will be a mixed NSR and scaleauto class.
As Andrea Noviello tweeted, "So mister 100% made in China, we will see you on the track".

Rules designed to favour the rule makers are unethical
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Me and a few slot mates not looking at all to buy the new Revo category, anyone else feel the same ? I know at least one club I run with have zero interest in running this new grp 2 category....
I seem to recall you were boycotting Scaleauto. You guys seem to be very boycotty.
Me, I am boycotting the boycotts, sadly that wasn't a choice in the poll :rolleyes:


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We are getting a bit off topic here, however, my view is that racers should be allowed to run different manufacturercars together and put any components they like into a car fir (at least) a few classes at a club.
That gets too expensive and massive costs to be competitive is exactly what killed of slot racing in the late 60's.
When we were talking about 60's racing at Wonderland David Lawson mentioned that he bought the best bits he could afford and then a week later there was another new whizz bang rocket of a motor or armature in the cabinet which you needed to buy just to keep up with everyone else. Eventually he just gave up because it was too costly and so did many others. I just couldn't afford to compete in the first place!

Back to SRC. As no one else is making the car I imagine that SRC expect good sales from the collector market. Don't forget that those of us who race at a club represent a very small part of sales so SRC may believe that it won't matter too much if few of the racers buy the model.
 

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Referring to the odd OP - boycotting any brand because it isn't only turning out cars that appeal to you sounds a bit, umm... yeah. Personally, I'd probably prefer the Group 2s to the GT1/2 cars overall. But I'm not likely to boycott Slot.It just because it's made a Maserati and a Skyline that hold no interest to me.

As an aside, the Gerry Marshall cars at Goodwood are Group 1, not Group 2. Probably the Group 2s will be more universally popular for Revo in Europe and the US than Group 1s, given their appearances in Trans-Am, DRM and the like.

The reason why Group 1s were revived for the Members' Meeting is that Goodwood has a number of bits of red tape to comply with if the circuit is to operate without much noticeable modernisation, one of which is the average lap time for races there. Running the Edwardians and a fairly tame 1970s touring car formula helps reduce the average speed of the event when you bring in things like 1960s Can-Ams and F1 cars, most of which are running a darn sight quicker today than they ever did in period.

The byproduct of this, of course, has been a lot of t**d-polishing by entrepreneurial teams, who can dig out almost any 1970s grot-box, prep it and put the right livery on it to make an absolute killing when they sell it as 'Goodwood eligible' which are surely the most valuable words in the classic car market today.
 
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