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My 2 PCS32 chassis arrived today from Pendle along with the recommended Ninco sprung guides. Starting to exciting about the scratchbuilding potential now, I've got an Airfix Ferrari 250LM kit, a Teamslot Renault Dauphine that needs a decent chassis, two Airfix TR4 on the way from Hannants, a list of Charlie Fitzpatrick glass fibre shells etc. etc. Looking good so far. Previously I've hacked at a Revell DTM Audi kit to fit (badly) onto a TSRF car but I've never been able to start scratchbuilding before because the arrangement of guide to rear axle has always defeated me so these two chassis will be my first attempt at any real form of scratchbuilding.

Anyway I had the chassis out for a fiddle this lunchtime but can't see how I can wire the Ninco guides up without hardwiring the leadwires to the braids which obviously is no good as a long-term solution. The example on slotforum with the Aston Martin seemed to do it so how is it done? I don't have any Ninco cars at home to see how they do it unfortunately.

The first plan is to do a SCCA-style TR4 - no windscreen, scratch-built tonneau cover, no bumpers etc.

Coop
 

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Coop.....You've got several options:-

1) you can buy the ninco wire cups which you solder to your motor leads and then push fit into the top of the guide.

2) You can use small screws like I did!....

I've got one of these chassis running now, (under a part completed Lotus Elite). and one observation I have is that you need to get the front wheels off the ground to get the best performance. This is best achieved by placing a small spacer beneath the front axle and easing the plastic axle retaining lugs, allowing the axle to move upwards. Marked improvement in performance.
The chassis also needs additional weight, I've added 10 grms to the centre section and squeezed 5 grams just behind the crown wheel.

Excellent little chassis.

Regards

Alan
 

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Hello Coop,

As Alan says the brass eyelets are the easiest way. Thread the wire through the eyelet then push fit the eyelet into the guide.

Eyelets are available from all the usual places. Hers's a link to Slotcity to show what I mean Ninco eyelets.
 

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Thanks All,

It's exactly the same system as Fly then! I never twigged actually even though my Fly cars have spent quite a lot of time with the bodies off...

I realised last night when gutting the TeamSlot Dauphine for conversion to the chassis that it too uses the little 'bullet' adaptors so I can re-use them.

The Airfix TR4s arrived this morning, they are tiny aren't they? I might go with the Dauphine first as the easier option.

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