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The 'vette is going to have an NC-5!!!

Sheesh, that's dumb in my book. Should have been the NC-1 without a magnet.

Craziness.
 

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Very Nice, the Vette looks very good and will make a nice addition to my collection.

Completly agree about the nc5, can't understand why they do it. A quick change of pod and an NC1 will soon sort it out, and of course throw the magnet as far as you can.
The spare NC5 will be a useful motor for future projects in a more suitable vehicle.

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Alan
 

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Fantastic!! My favorite Vette and I like the race version. I agree about the motor, but its an easy change and the NC-5 are very nice to have for faster projects.
 

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The new maclaren is just...amazing...beautiful...just can´t wait to get one of those...i am going to tune up a NINCO Honda NSX which has a very nice chassis...I hope the Mclaren is as good as the Honda
 

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Well the explanation of the change to Ninco's classic line is that the market has demanded it. I asked that very question to Ninco's mouthpiece in the US on this thread:

http://p075.ezboard.com/fpockitfrm2.showMe...cID=10554.topic

You can read for yourself why. Basically "we" don't want different types of speeds of cars evidently "we" want all fast ones WITH magnets on everything if you please. Even though everyone that cares to comment on the subject DOES want NC1 powered cars WITHOUT magnets on a few select models thank you very much...but who are we? We don't count evidently...we're just the people who buy the cars.


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I would love a NC5 or NC6 in every Vintage car they make


We have a series where it's not allowed to change anything but rearaxle and the stuff attached to that axle.
I have surfed this forum a lot to find the perfect car, and thanks to the reviews I found it.
Which one I cannot tell now, my competiors are reading here too


I guess demands to motor depends on which regulations it can participate in the race.
 

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Hope these details help.

The Ninco Porsche 911 Rotmans is 50362, with NC5 motor and Proshocks.

The Ninco Pajero Repsol Qatar is 50363, with 4WD, Proarm guide, NC7 motor, and Proshocks.

The Ninco Corvette 1956 Sebring is 50347, with NC5 motor and sprung guide.

All due for release February, probably late in the month due to trade shows etc.
 

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The McLaren Lack will also be released in February, but I didn't post any details because they haven't changed since November.
 

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I totally agree with comments regarding the design and manufacturing of Ninco cars with the NC1 motor as OEM and particularly in the classic range of cars such as the Corvette. The numbers from what I can tell of people leaving feedback on slot car sites world wide in favour of a return to the NC1 far outweighs those in support of the Ninco philosophy in the use of NC2, NC5 motors. The number of people converting their cars over to NC1 motors is surely an indication that NC1 performance is what most of us want. I know the conversion is easy but it should not be necessary as well as being an extra expense. NC1 power suits the home racer better than NC2 or NC5, period. I know of no one carrying out conversions the other way with their older models originally fitted with NC1's to go up to an NC2.
 

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I recently purchased the new Cobra from Ninco and I along with about everyone else I think, quickly using the NC-2 to NC-1 adapter swapped for the NC-1 and stuck the magnet on my refrigerator. I wish they wouldn't mess with the formula that makes the Classics so cool, but I will continue to buy them and just factor in the expense of swapping the motor. I love the looks of the new Corvette!!!
 

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ok - assuming that the whole thing was not just an academic exercise... maybe there is some-one who could develop their experiences a bit more...

The point is - we are often running a number of Ninco Cobras with the NC-2 without magnets and as far as I know the result is quite good. While I can understand that hotter motors might be a bit overkill - the NC-2 does not seem to be so bad in practice. What exactly would the benefit be to use NC-1 instead? It is not that obvious I think. While I do have NC-1 cars (the jaguar and the porsche) I do not see the benefit of the motor in comparision with the NC-2.

Any explanation or more detailed description of actual experienced difference would be greatly appreciated.

//peter
 

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The crazy thing is that the bigger motors don't give much of a usable performance gain. We are currently running a Ninco Classic class at Bolwextric and after six rounds it is very obvious that the NC1 powered cars can be "driven" using the full power band of the motor, whereas those using NC2 Healeys and Cobras are having to use the "point & squirt" method. The track is hardly what you would call a tight twisty circuit either, where a lower powered car would generally shine. Admittedly the NC2 cars briefly come into their own on the longer straights, but are soon caught up by the NC1s being "driven" round the bends.

Oddly, the three NC1 cars dominating the racing are all yellow TR250s.

It's not just the classics either! We recently had a 3-meeting Ninco McLaren GTR class and the most successful car was NC1 powered. And we are currently running a Gumball Rally class with cars eligible from many different manufacturers in which the best cars at the first meeting were NC1 Ferrari F50s. A while back we had a hot hatch class and the only "big" engined car that could give the NC1s a race was the Clio with suspension.

It seems to be a case of getting every last drop of available power out of the NC1 as opposed to trying to hang on to the first 50% of the NC2.

Still, at least brackets are available, so it's not the end of the world and all those NC2/5 motors make pretty coloured track banking wedges!


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I couldn't have stated it any better Mr M. My experience with the NC1 vs NC2/5 comparisons are so similar to yours it makes me feel reassured that I was not so far from the truth. It is the drivability of cars and particularly the classics fitted with NC1's that make them more fun to drive than the same car fitted with NC2/5 motors.

There is definately a place for the larger canned motors in cars like the Honda NSX and F1 cars etc but not cars like the classics, Puntos or Mini's etc. On large club tracks it is not so evident just how tough these cars are to drive with the bigger motors but on smaller and home tracks it becomes abundently clear.
 
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