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Will they let you try the wireless controller?

It would be interesting to know how it goes - how it compares with other controllers i.e. is it an upmarket set controller or a challenger for PM and slot.it controllers

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So far, the best news of the show. I sincerely think that 1/43 scale has a lot of potential (maybe really the way to go).
At this point if I was starting and my interest would be mag racing, I would go with 1/43 scale.
They will have soon, the Porsche 962, Mazda 787, Sauber C9 and the Jaguar XJR-9. What fabulous Le Mans type tracks can
be done at this scale!!!

For this scale to explode:

1-We need more quality bodies which are appearing now. The cooperation with Spark is just ACE!!! This could lead to hundreds of bodies.
I hope they try also rally cars, but I have to concede that Le Mans cars are the best to start with.

2-We need better chassis, I think the Kyosho chassis are really for mag racing. We need Slot.it chassis for 1/43 scale. Mauricio, what do you think?
We need the best possible handling chassis to see really the true potential of this scale in a non magnet approach.

On a more personal note. The Sauber and the Jaguar are a must must. I will use them as bodies for my dnanos.
 

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As note, Kyosho usually sources their electronic to KO propo. So be sure their controllers and top notch, better than anything out there when it comes to realiablity and performance. In RC Ive always used KO and have not bee disappointed (mini-z and dnano are KO based also.)

darn it, I am going to have to buy 1:43 now. This new childhood of mine is awesome !
 

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Wonder if that controller could be used on a 1/32 wood track? Now if they can make those cars for 1/32 scale.

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Oh wow that is some seriously sexy kit right there! I love the Le Mans cars (Jaguar and Sauber yes please) and the digital wireless controller is mindblowingly cool!

After HO I will definitely look at 1/43rd.
 

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I sent an email to Spark some years ago asking if they would produce slot models, I received a reply saying they had no plans to, it's good to see they have.
 

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Wonder if that controller could be used on a 1/32 wood track?

I emailed Kyosho and this is their reply

"Regarding to the wireless controller, this is being techinally designed for all the slotcar, so the difference in scale is not problem."

I guess it would be a case of working out how to connect the wireless module to your track.

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QUOTE I guess it would be a case of working out how to connect the wireless module to your track.

if it is just analog racing we're talking about, my guess is that should not be too hard.
 

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QUOTE (dangermouse @ 3 Feb 2012, 08:12) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Wonder if that controller could be used on a 1/32 wood track?

I emailed Kyosho and this is their reply

"Regarding to the wireless controller, this is being techinally designed for all the slotcar, so the difference in scale is not problem."

I guess it would be a case of working out how to connect the wireless module to your track.

DM
it looks to me that they use the same system like Scalextric and Ninco a simple jackplug (sorry, just to late with the repley)
 

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Wow, as it gets harder and harder to find a large enough space for a 1:32 track this really is the way to go. If you want a shelf queen then 1:43 is brimming over with statics, and now you can race that same quality at home. I'm seriously considering a 1:43 track in my workshop. 1:43 rallying? Now you're talking! Imagine the scope!
 

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The controller is looking more and more interesting seems they are really serious about the whole slot car thing with the 3 clip and Scalextric/Ninco type adapters for wireless.

Doug the standard controllers look small - almost like the old AFX controllers - what size is the wireless one - is it more like a Parma in size

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If you look down through the photos you will see additional adaptors under the photo of the controller. These guys are serious.
 

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these are master pieces, tiny jewels, but 1/43 scale doesn,t interest me. they must have done their homework and decided theres a big enough market for them. they are ultra serious with these, pity it wasn,t 1/32. john.
 
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I think this is a great chance to get the youngsters back into the clubs! Maybe the clubs should start organizing 1:43 scale racing series for juniors. In the hope that they will later grow to the bigger scale(s).

Until now this was almost not possible because of the lack of tuning possibilities, also the current offerings in 1:43 are much more aimed at the toys market f.e. Carrera Go sets with a couple of loopings. Now Kyosho needs to make different curves so it will be possible to make a four or six lane layout, then the scale could really catch on!
 
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