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i have a problem with visitors to my house. they keep breaking mycars! so im thinking of getting a pair of single seat racers and downgrading them so that they go reealyyy slow, wnought to make them almost uncrashable. i was thinking about an nc1, but if you have suggestions on a sllower motor then please post

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Hi,
have you ever tried the Scalextric NASCARs????

No wings, antennas, whipers,.... or other parts to be broken off!!! Easy to handle if you remove the magnet and replace it with lead. Good tires with enough grip, just need to make them round.
In case you do not have enough grip on the track just put a little WD-40 on the tires and drive carefully for 2-3 laps and they will improve with the grip!!!

Very good cars for beginners and if someone handles those cars right your decission if you let him try other cars!!

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Nico is right. I use NASCARS for corporate events at the circuit and they stand a tremendous amount of bad handling. Truth is they look more realistic after a few hundred laps too
 

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The Scaly IRL cars are cheap and sturdy. They are also very "stuck down" with the stock magnets so if you have a steel track and can reduce the voltage a bit, they will stay on no matter what.

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EM Is spot on, that`s the solution. Recently installed a variable power supply and It`s great. best thing we ever did. Stops all your cars getting trashed and tames down cars that perhaps have no right to be going quite that fast and smash into pieces
 

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Glue some sponge or rubber under the trigger ( or use an adhesive tape ), so it's impossible to have full power for the newbies; it costs nothing and is easily reversible.

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Variable power and some old "beater" cars. That's always been my approach. I keep some old clunkers around just for this purpose. They'll have fun with anything you give them and you can keep your good cars far away from the track.

Dennis mentioned light dimmers. If your supply is not regulated, you can often use one on the input side of the power supply (that, in fact, is how I adjust my hot wire foam cutter). Cheap way to get variable output. If your supply is regulated then you already had the sense to buy an adjustable one, right?
 

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i have a scaley nascar, i know what u mean about them standing nething, i stuck an xtra mag in the front and left the one in the back, also as an alternative, i removed the sc07 from my single and swapped it for the motor in my lola. now only one more problem........ the back tyres on the lola expand out about1.5 mm as soon as u hit full throttle!!! suggestions?
 

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Do you mean the tyres are expanding off the rims and causing vibration? If so then "glue 'em & true 'em!". Just had to do that on my Scalextric Dallara Indy car after fitting a 10 tooth pinion


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I built a car with silicone tires which I think was Indy Grip and when I reved the motor the speed ripped the tires to bits.
 

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yeah, i was going to glue them, ive already trued them before putting the sc07 in it which i took back out coz my scaley controller dont like it much, im going to save up for a parma, supposedly theyre good. when i get my gt40 set i will put something under the trigger so that i have a 'trainer' controller.... they drive like the controllers only got 2 positions, on and off. no matter how much i try and teach them they still crash!!!!! even on a scalextric circuit1
if the modified controller dosent work then ill build a varible power setup into a pair of ancient controllers ive got a power supp that my dad got from work, someone had glued it to be 7 volt but i tiook it off and now it does all settings, it happens to go up to 12 volt... i shall go looking for the controllers that the loft ate!!
i shall let you know how it turns out, thanx
 

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i would and have simply said please look and dont touch if u want to try you will have to finger the trigger very gently or i would simply take the body off
 
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