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Here at the slot car club at work, we run a Ninco track.
The rules state that you can have magnets, but the car must drop from a piece of up-turned track.

The fastest car running, seems to be a Scalextric MG Lola in standard form. I took one of these, and took a load of weight of the rear end, added a small extra magnet so it just drops, shaved the front tyres a bit, and de-centred the guide. I also replaced the motor with a motor pendle suggested that needed a pinion, where I now have a brass one. I also dont have a capacitor across the motor, so its a little too responsive.

Anyway, with all these mods, its noticeably quicker than a satandard Lola, even after people have removed the lola shell, and replaced it with a poly body. (the standard lola drops from the track even with a poly body)

What I want to know is... What cars out there are FASTER than a lola!!!
What can be my next project?

I have heard that in the past, people have tried fly cars with magnets, and even they arnt as fast.

Suggestions? Are we living in the dark, or are Scalextric Lolas quite fast?

Cheers - Geoff.
 

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The Scaley MG's do rule the roost at phoenix, but if you are running an open motor class then it'll be the new Boxster/TT. They have no interior, andtherfore are silly light. Fast enough with a standard (18k), but stick anything over 25k in there and it'll fly.

Also, the Fly Lola B2k/10 is a quick car, no personal experience but I have seen them run very well.
 

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A nicely run in (3-4 hours on 4.5v) Scalextric Ford mustang runs at about the same pace as a scalextric lola that has also been "run in".

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The Fly Lola is by far the quickest car out there with a magnet, change the rear tyres for well worn in Ninco Sports car rears, glue the motor and bearings in loosen the body screws and go slaughter the opposition.
 

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Fly Lola sounds like a good choice to me then, thanks!!!

I had a look at the Fly website, So should I get a fly racing spec one, or a short tail fly standard one?

The short tail one with no rear wing looks very similar to my Scalextrix one since I have shortened the rear end!!!
 

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since you (like me) race with magnets, I would recommend the standard short tail version.

One livery (the black one with a silver M on it I think) comes with a racing motor rather than standard motor. The quick one that I have just has a std motor, I havent tried the other one, but I guess that would be even quicker!
 

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MG Vanquish Lotus 72D is by far and away the fastest car I have using a Professor Motor controller. It blows the Lola and my Fly 908 into the weeds. Magnet is very strong and the speed is totally unrealistic, but great fun!
 

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My lotus 72 is reasonably fast, but very fragile too! Not what I would particularly recommend for taking down the club every week and racing the hell out of, but that's just my opinion..

I totally agree it is lots of fun though!
 

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from what ive heard, the fly evo2 is one of the fastest when magged... if you stick a proslot mag (ps6001) straight under the back axel then it SHOULD drop off a piece of upturned track
 

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So is the Fly Lola really that much better than the scalextric?

Also what is all this talk of short back??

I was thinking of this fly lola any good?? do they comes with lights like the scalextric lolas??



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that's the one!

my Fly was a bit faster than my scaly lola. My scalextric one has been upgraded with motor and tyres etc in accordance with a club race, so now it is about equal to a box standard fly lola
 

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QUOTE (Linso @ 15 Nov 2004, 17:26)So is the Fly Lola really that much better than the scalextric?

Also what is all this talk of short back??

I was thinking of this fly lola any good?? do they comes with lights like the scalextric lolas??



Thanks
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P.S I would have to stick with the standard rear tyres as we cannot modify the cars in anyway in this class, So is the standard fly lola still better than a standard scalextric lola but standard with standard mags.

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Scaley MG with SlotIT gears and SLot IT Wheels and silicone tyres, Beats the hell out of my Fly Lola similarly equipped.
Only car that consistently beats the MG is the Fly Chevron B19/21 ( same changes)
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guess it depends how much work you want to do to the cars - box standard (as it still is) my chevron is fairly nippy but not as fast as either box std lola. But maybe I got a duff chevron, who knows
 

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Fly Viper. New or previous design. New design fastest. NOTHING is faster with a magnet set-up. Over our 65foot Scalex Sport track the previous Viper is 1.3 seconds faster than the Scalex Lola. The new design is 1.5 seconds faster. We're talking a different class of car here


Fly Alfa Romeo Red 'Selenia' whips the MG Lola.

Scalex new Merc CLK races slightly faster on some layouts.

Even the years old Fly Marcos beats the Scalex Lola (just!).

Fly Corvette C5 and C5R are about equal performers to the Scalex Lola.
 
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