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Flyslot: Porsche 917 LH - Test Le Mans 1970

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I've just bought the Flyslot Porsche 917 LH - Test Le Mans 1970.

I recently started looking at manufacturers other than Scalextric. Having grown up only knowing about/of Scalextric I'm really surprised at quite how many different manufacturers there are.

I was attracted to Fly for the detail and because they appear to be more realistic (I like my cars to look as much like the real thing as possible so I liked the fact that the Fly Lotus 78 has JPS sponsorship... just because it does then seem to be more realistic).

But this Porsche 917 has a few problems: the windscreen has clearly not been fully pushed into place and I can see from the little tabs (?) that would hold it in place that if I just push it in they would break, so I'll need to open it up; there is a small but clearly visible crack on the inside of the windscreen (it cannot be felt to the touch on the outside but is obvious when viewed); and there is an unseemly 1mm gap at the rear of the car between the top half and the bottom half of the chassis... and no amount of pressure seems to take care of it.

To put it mildly I'm rather disappointed... and from some other comments I've read here and there this doesn't seem to be that unusual for Fly. Is that so? Is there always going to be a trade off (with Fly) of great quality versus needing to carry out some maintenance even when the car is straight out of the box? Or have I just been unlucky and got the wrong end of the stick regarding what I have read?

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When Fly starts using gears that are not total garbage and does some quality control, I *might* buy a car from them.
I've examined 100's of Fly cars, some so bad they can't be raced, gears so bad they fall apart before one lap, tires so out of round even a sanding can't help, wheels with so much flashing that it appears never to be trimmed, and none of this is uncommon.
I had hopes that FlySlot would be better, but the same trash gears, same problems... When you have others producing quality cars with pro-gears, wonderful wheels, bodies that rival Fly and running like a top right out of the box, why would anyone spent cash on a Flyslot unless you Had to have a certain model? Even if you are tempted to buy a Flyslot for a livery or model, just wait and NSR, Slot.It or someone else will make it better with quality parts.

I think those who work for Fly and those who run it should start acting like they care, you are in Spain, times are tough, you should be producing the best cars in the world, you did once... what happen?
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