I just got the Challenger race system and love it. It's a blast. But I have noticed that the car overheats (and consequently stops running for a while) quite quickly. Like after about two 25 lap races. Is this normal? Is there any way to cool this car down?
I've got a 45' Ninco track with two individual Ninco wall wart power transformers. I just got a Trakmate which I have not yet hooked up. I hope to do so yet this weekend. Maybe it will make a differance. We'll see.
i haven't got a Challenger (yet), but a suggestion anyway:- Try doing 25 laps and then feeling how hot the motor is on a comparable car to challenger driven by your good selves. If a normal slot car gets hot, then maybe challenger is still "doing its job"?
I am glad to report that after hooking up my new Trakmate variable power supply, the Challenger ran five 25 lap races in a row without overheating the car (set at about 14v). I presume therefore, that the 2 Ninco wall warts were just giving it too much juice. Whatever the cause was, we're havin' fun now.
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