Evening all, has anyone noticed the extreme variaton in performance among the Mabuci motors that Scalextric and Fly are using lately? I have just been handed a most disappointing Scalextric Camaro. It was supposed to run against their Mustang. The chassis are the same, sidewinder layout. Length and track are the same. The Mustang runs a 4.2 second lap (best on 55.3 feet of track) The Camaro barely runs 5.3 seconds. Two weeks ago I bought two Fly 917 porsches, one runs 4.8 seconds, the other 4.4 seconds. they are tuned identically for competition with each other. .4 seconds is a very large gap on the track. All these cars have their stock Mabuchi motors. The faster motors have been switched among the cars and the variaton lies with the motors. I'm considering always buying the Slot It motor, the way I always buy better tires and magnets when I buy a new car. (So I can spend more money to field a car.) I'll stop whining now. Anyone else?
Incidentally Harry, I've got a Scaley Mustang (red, white & blue no.15) and it had a good motor in it. A friend got the Camaro (blue no.6) and that also went well, until he went the Scaleauto 35k route plus another mag
Now it goes really well, but he still falls off on the bends!
QUOTE (MRE @ 25 Mar 2004, 12:21)By the way, the type of car and colour of bodywork has no bearing on the motor performance. Anyone who thinks otherwise should ask themsleves why they beleive this ?
But Gary, Red ones always go faster!!
Maybe it's some twisted logic brought on from seeing red as the de riguer colour on sports cars, Ferrari being the prime example. Ferraris are faster than your average tin box.
Ahem..I've recently purchased a Pink Kar Ferrar GTO and it was the GREEN version! My logic was that nobody would buy a green Ferrari (apart from me). The car drives very nicely (Had some laps at Pendleslot's big, copper tape track). It was down on straightline speed, but I can soon change the gearing. Anyway, having a pleasant handling car is more than half the battle in racing.
As regards the other legend about green cars being trouble, I'll wait and see. If the legend is true then a certain Nick Hirst/ Hurst (sorry Nick!) will be screwed in the tin top series, because his little Peugeot has a loud metallic green finish a la Max Power brigade
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