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As some of you might know, I have been racing Scalextric Sport Digital since short after It's release, in fact It was this forum that suggested me to buy SSD instead of Sport World. Glad I did, never looked back to analog and have been happy racing digital ever since. But....It happens I like (slot) rally and have been driving chipped rally cars on my digital track. Track design without magnet becomes even more important, as magless rally cars more than once can miss the sensor for LC. Besides that, rallying is isually done with just one car on track, so no need for 4+ cars at once.

I have the C7030 PB pro and can switch to analog If I wish, but as It stands, It seems I have the possibilty to have 2 tracks in my garage within a few months. One dedicated digital track for F1/touring/endurance, and one analog rally track. I have run rallies with PB Pro and SSDC and really liked the options It has to offer when It comes to timing. So my analog rally track really needs a timing system, without the need of a PC connection. Than Sport World came to mind. I remembered a fellow slot racer had 2 Sport World packages and he was so nice to sell me the 2nd package for a good price (thanks Eve
) and It has arrived yesterday. I am looking forward to install Sport World on my (to be designed) rally track. Is there anything I overlook or should take care off ? I started It up yesterday and noticed version 1.05, so It seems that is all good. I am glad I can use my digital controllers, not sure though wether I can use my Slot It with digital cartridge, or should that be analog ? Any other hints, tips ? Thanks !
 

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I found Sport World worked pretty well - the pace car function is great and the throttle maps work reasonably well. Just don't run anything with a hot motor - same as digital I guess? I managed to blow 2 Sport World units before I realised what was doing it - Scalextric replaced both with no qualms at all.
For me though digital control doesn't have quite the feel of analogue - the cheap Scaley controllers are probably the culprit. What I'd really like is an anologue pace car system like the old Classic one - or something like Challenger but with some different car body options.
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Thanks for your input. I am not planning to use hot motors, the hottest probably will be Ninco NC5 and for the rest anything stock scaley, scx and the likes. I hope It can handle a NC5?

I'd really like to know how and If I can use my Slot It SCP-01, the scaley controllers are fine, but I agree I'd rather have a little more control.
 

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I use a RePete (like the TruSpeed) controller with SW, that works fine. Can't say about the Slot.It - I seem to remember that it was tested with SW, and since SW was designed and spec'd at the same time as C7030 you might assume the input specs would be the same.
 

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It' s the analog/digital that makes It confusing. My guess is a SCP-01 with the digital controller, but what happens If I am wrong ? I am not gonna try until I know for sure. For the moment, the stock controllers will do, I probably won't use the SCP-01 anyway, all the connecting/disconnecting from one sytem to another isn't beneficial, I will take a look at the Truspeed controllers.

@HunttheShunt; the new Scalextric C7042 has pacer function in digital AND analog mode. And a lap display
 

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I can confirm that the Sportworld does use the same throttle sensing as the C7030 so your digi cartridge SCP-01 should be fine...

The "Rally" options are intersting using that race mode... Do you have the manual? as some features of rally mode take a bit of getting your head around as cars lap in turn then the times are aggregated at the end...

The advantage of rally mode is you can use a "single slot" principle with a single crossover in the circuit to give greater running length...

Sportworld works... The "ghost car" mode actually records throttle position so you can actually race against your best times... but not in rally mode
 

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It sounds all so good, can't wait to test It. A manual was not included in the box, I only have the quick start guide. But the rally mode sounds very good, It basically is the same as I do, but than in excel. And single slot is supported too, super ?!?! Too bad about the pacer, but I still have my digital track to keep me busy !

Edit; may be the manual is on the CD ? Haven't checked yet.
 
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