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My nephew (let him rest in peace !) , was racing against my challenger and plowed into it on a crossroad section


Anyway the challenger still "works" but the damn guide blade keeps popping out !!!!
- i've tried replacing it with no luck - thing is it seems not to be able to manage
more than 3-4 laps until it happens which is totally useless !

Has anyone else had this happen and if so - how do I fix it ????
 

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So much for crossings - they have a lot to answer for!

I would seriously suggest contacting one of SF's excellent contributing retailers or contact Scalextric direct.
I am confident you will find friendly and useful help readily available.
 

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thanks will give scalextric a call , but if anyone out there has any clues then
please post !.

Cross overs aren't the problem , nephews are!
The cross over was exactly half way around a lap , rule was car in the lead gives
way to the other (when we were racing) - stupid kid thought that when racing
against the challenger it would also obey these rules
and carried on resulting in big pile up.
 

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Splay the light grey guide pin on the guide gently with a screwdriver. It then holds better in the guide hole. This seems to be a common problem.

Other info here
 

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Thanks for that
- will give it a go at the weekend - forgot to check the guide on here for advice -
 

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Scalextric sell the Challenger guide flag as a spare part (but there should be a couple spare in the box it came with).

Can't find the product number, but if i do i will let you know

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i've tried all the spare bits 'n' bobs but it still happens

I think the expanding the stalk so its a real tight fit idea mentioned above
should do the trick.
 
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Mine and Inte's challengers came with 2 spare guides in the pocket under where the magnets go in thepolystyrene

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yes, we have raced them.. it was equal?

Can you tell Racy that I have got the HU connecter thingy and if she can PM me, Ta.

Cheers
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ok I just got my challenger back from Scalextric today. When we sent it of quite a long long time ago.. the car was in absolute perfect condition, unscratched and shiny etc. The box was as untouched and so on. The problem was that the control electronics of the car seemed to be broken as the car refused to learn. Now I got the challenger back from scalextric - ok The box looks as if it had been dropped a couple of times on the floor - the car is filthy and has quite a few oily fingerprints on it - with the car came an extra piece of paper with ten points. Point number 6, 7, and 8 are highlighted. These are the points:

6. Dulling of the tyres with very fine emery cloth by turning the opposite wheel and cleaning the other.
7. or running the car on the track with the rear wheels of the track and holding the emery on the tyres one at a time can be very benificial.
8. Warning - tip no 7 must only be carried by an adult or competent person. Please stress this to the customer.

OK all in all the whole business seems to me to be almost like a joke... but not very funny - is it just me? or am I just being a bit oversensitive? What do you think? I think it is lousy to send back brand new stuff to the customer in this way. I could have refused to accept the product ofcourse but I thought I might be over-reacting. However I am not very pleased with the scalextric service so far. I will ofcourse clean up the car and the box is not a big deal - but it is the principle to me that matters after all it was all very neat and very well packaged when sent to scalextric from us.

Now I have yet to test the car on the track - we do assume at this point that it actually has been fixed...

//peter
 

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I would complain peter, it seems they have treated you and your car very baddly. I sent an MG lola and a cadilac lmp to be fixed (faulty lights) and both were returned perfect and quickly. I dont know if i was lucky, or you have been unlucky, but either way, you are right to feel annoyed
 

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QUOTE (Difflock @ 7 May 2004, 10:36)Has the accident opened up the guide hole? You may want to check that.

Hope this helps,
Mark.
I will take a look as widening the guide connectors did not work

Mine also came with two spare blades - but the blades are not the problem , the problem is them falling out !

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Probably not the guide itself as these cannot stop staying in as result of a bash. Look at Slotcarillustrated for an easy to do fix for 'popping' guides (melting out the retaining tabs). However, if it's something other than the guide itself, then the nephew may have to be fined for incalculable damage
 

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My Challenger initialy de-slotted on first corner every time. Made all changes suggested by everyone (twice!). No joy. I complained to Scalextric USA and they sent me a pack of new guides as soon as they were released. Visually there was no difference ..... but on the car, it finally ran as advertised (provided track was spotless). Try new guides.


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Seems the new guides are a bit better then. To stop mine "popping" out I took the
advice of slightly widening the part of the guide that hooks into the car (stalk ? - mind rot today sorry !). using a screwdriver/hair-dryer trick - works a treat !

Still what annoys with the challenger if the power is slightly dipped anywhere instead of compensating (like we do) it simply goes slower in the section.
 
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