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Is there any way I can measure the power of a magent using a more precise method than my own judgement?

If not, are there classes of magnets? I'm just thinking, once I get club racing, I'll probably want a bit more or less magnet. Is there any way to do this without trial and error?


Fly magent is too strong, but I don't want to be sliding all over the place. I want a magent less powerful than a fly but more than say, a ninco.

Just an example of course, but I hope you get the idea.

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My method is very similar to Graham's, except that I prefer a piece of actual track to be used as the attracter for the car's magnet. 'Stick' the track to the top of the scale by use of a pair of weights - crude but effective and non-destructive.
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Different makes of track and even different pieces of the same track can vary enormously. I am sure Grah's method will give much more consistent results, but I feel somehow happier seeing figures that relate to the terrible inconsistency of the actual track rather than the slightly idealised condition of a nice sheet of steel.
I guess using both methods should cover all angles.
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I would be very interested to see if anyone has any actual eperience of the DS pocket checker. This item has been talked about for perhaps a couple of years to my knowledge but I have yet to read anything practical about their usefulness.
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