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Brushless Slot cars

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Hi All,

I have been looking into other hobbies recently as I saw an RC plane and thought I'd better give that a go too! Anyhow, these days all the electric motors in RC planes seem to be brushless. Is that something that we'll see with Slot Cars in the future? Are there any already?

Obviously they are more efficient and probably more reliable and have less wear, surely that'd be a good thing?

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My understanding of brushless motor tech is that an onboard speed controller would be required.
RC cars have had onboard speed controllers for decades so reworking the design of these for brushless was a natural evolution.
Slot cars have not typically had speed controllers onboard but these were introduced to support digital racing.

Without a push from a big digial player (scalextric or slot it?):
- are digital motors in slot cars even possible?
- would they really be any better?

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