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Are there any clubs that run 1/32 digital truck races here in the uk?? Please advise guys, thanks
 

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Are there any digital trucks?
The only "trucks" I know of are Fly trucks, and I think SCX made some racing trucks. Neither are digital, and would need chipping.
The Fly trucks, as most Fly cars, are crappy running cars, which need a lot of work to run well, IMHO.
I don't know anything about the SCX trucks.

I guess I have two questions:
1) have you found a digital track club of any kind to race with? There are a few, but don't know if you're near any of them.
2) what kind of trucks do you mean? I feel like I might be totally off base.
 

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It is something that can be done very easily

I have 3 Fly Trucks but not chipped at the moment and some of the other guys at The FALCON Raceway also have trucks that sometimes get raced at GTRaceway

This is our Facebook Page and This is our Club Section on Slot Forum

When our NEW GT Circuit is finished it will be something that is up for discussion with a view to racing them

Michael


ps in regards to setting up Greg all you need to do is raise the front axle height by either dremmeling out to fit bearings or sleeve the axle so it stays in place
this will really improve the stability of them - but as they are so tall they need to be driven accordingly
 

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QUOTE (Michael363672 @ 1 Feb 2012, 09:46) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>all you need to do is raise the front axle height by either dremmeling out to fit bearings or sleeve the axle so it stays in place

Do they not need weight added, mine seem to go straight on at a bend unless at crawling speed
 

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The trouble with weight is that as it gets heavier it also takes longer to stop and the fly motor has rubbish brakes as it is

I would say better to set the front up correctly and brake a little sooner and let the truck roll into the corner
 

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Ey Up Truckers,

Lower the front as michael says above, glue some lead in the open space behind the guide, glue the motor in, and fit a 30t Slotit gear.

Have fun.

You can go further by fitting NSR wheels and tyres, but its not essential, and can give too much grip, better to slide a bit.

One other thing, the mirrors are vulnerable, so make up small wire guards and glue into two holes drilled in the body.

vbr Chris A. ( wood track, no magnets !! ).
 

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Oh, they're not UNdrivable... I can get mine around my tiny track with 3 R1 sections just fine. It did take a little weight here and there, and a whole lot of careful driving due to the almost complete lack of brakes. I'm just saying... you need to really be into truck racing to want to do it with these cars.

Anyone know anything about the SCX trucks?
 

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Trucks have been raced for several years right up until December 2011 at East Devon Slot Racing Club. We decided in 2010 to make 2011 the last year due to the lack of new trucks and general availability of spares. We run on wood with no magnets and with a decent guide and the front set up properly they were great fun. The only replacement part aloud was a Slot.It 27z rear crown to replace the carp Fly one.
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brembo

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