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Can anyone tell me if the Fly Porsche 911 (Gulf livery, model 036104) is rear-engined , ie. motor mounted behind the rear axle ?
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Thanks for that info. Great ! The rear engine position makes me want to get one of these cars even more. The extreme weight bias of that rear mounted engine might replicate the feared/respected/loved handling traits of the early 911s. They were known for having great traction in a straight line and out of corners but notorious for their lift-off oversteer. One had to be very talented or brave to master a 911. Newer 911s have been tamed significantly to the point where apparently an average driver can go quite quickly in them safely.
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the ninco 934 is a nicer looking car. i,ve got a fly 935K3 and its got the same motor behind the back axle. i dont run with mags and it requires a fair bit of lead on the front end to keep it planted. john
 

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Magnetless, the handling of those rear engined Fly Porsche directly depends of the kind of track : I have a few 911, 934 and 935 which were a pitty to drive on my old Ninco track even with lots of lead on the front, but on my wood track I really enjoy them, even with no lead
 

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I also enjoy the Fly 911/935 non-mag on my Sport track. The 935 required a lot of lead up front because I run Silicone tires, the rally 911 with stock tires, not so much. Also note that the Fly Racing 911 cars have a rear inline chassis with a sprung motor pod. They are much quicker and don't come with a magnet, but have unpainted, half depth Lexan interiors.
 

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I have no doubt that the Fly racing 911s with their inline motors are faster than the regular, rear-engined ones but somehow, for me, the rear-engine design is more attractive due to the fact that it's similarly positioned to the real car (although in this application it is transversely mounted while the 1:1 car is inline).
 

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QUOTE (SpeedyNH @ 25 Aug 2012, 03:24) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>wow i've never seen a slot car like that.

Auto Art 997 has a similar layout

 

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The only trouble with the rear engine cars is the higher centre of gravity. they eitther cant the motor up or in my 935K they raise the whole motor up a few mill. not such a good base for racing. john
 

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Unfortunately the higher c of g isn't the only trouble with the rear engined slot cars
A rear engine puts a lot of weight behind the back axle, just about every slot car I've seen handles better with a lot less weight than that behind the back axle.
 

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It's nice to see a fairly authentic layout but i would have thought competing agaist other 911's with a conventional slot car layout would be very hard indeed even with the kitchen sink in the front the extra weight alone would make the car uncompetative and a lot of people will uprate the existing motor with something quicker, thay always do, Steveaca post 5 you are right about early 911's on a trip to Brands in the 1970's round the back lanes of Kent on a damp morning the cream seats in my friends one were nearly changed to brown should have taken my 1600E much safer Keith.
 
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