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Russell Sheldon
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This photo, taken by Marco Artini during the recent Slot.it Porsche 956 National Cup in Pistoia, shows Maurizio Ferrari testing the prototype "Launch Control" controller.



Apparently there are still a few bugs to iron out.


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Hi folks - the guy in the middle is Roberto Addia, a close friend of mine and one you would rather have as a teammate than an opponent... yes, he has a cruise control embedded in his finger-brain system.

To his left, Felice Mirone, another good friend and top driver from Sicily. Roberto, Felice and I, together with Salvo Daniele, another sicilian, are the Slot.it team for the 24hrs of Verbano 2004. Honestly I spoil the party being the only one of the three still missing a national championship win, and not being of sicilian origin :)

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Allan Wakefield
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So how does this launch control work Maurizio?

Is it the NSR controller?
 

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Russell Sheldon
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Has anyone noticed that the car doing the barrel-roll is in fact the soon to be released limited edition New Man Porsche 956?



Swiss, the controller is made by Antonio Savatteri and marketed by MB Slot:-



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QUOTE Shame the car it was aiming to nerf was long gone...
Ah but, maybe the wreck was the car that it DID nerf and he what did the dirty deed is long gone!
 

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Where can I get more info on what the heck that MB slot controller does...and the reason for all those darn buttons?

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Hi Maltese,

I've not tried the MB controller, but according to the description on www.Italiaslot.com (only in italian) the 3 knobs are for variable brake, sensitivity and antispin.
Please don't ask me how the antispin works: I have the same (?) regulation on my NSR controller and I cannot see any difference with the sensitivity one!

(maybe because I have a marble finger?)

You may contact MB at [email protected], I don't know if they speak english, just in case I may translate for you.

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Otello
 

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Graham Windle
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I would presume the anti spin is a variable choke simmilar to the one I use ,just take the edge off punchy motor makes the thing easier to drive .
 

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Graham,

(given that I correctly translated "variable choke" in italian
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the only thing I know for sure is the anti spin is NOT a variable choke (at least for the NSR controller); i.e.: it doesn't change the maximum power. I'd say it change the power in the middle...
Are we saying the same thing?


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Graham Windle
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It would only effect the power in the lower to mid ranges as the full power contact will override the other settings In effect it sholuld just slightly limit the available current but still allow full when in the maximum position ,thats how mine works , I tend to use it on slippy tracks as it tames the savage motor with out loosing top end
 

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OK, my traslation of "variable choke" was NOT correct: we were saying the same thing.

Anyway, I still have to understand the difference with the sensitivity knob...


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The sensitivity knob is akin to lowering the resistance on a resistor control max is like a 60 ohm min can be like a 5 ohm or less
 
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