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Get myself a Pro Mod soon but got couple of questions need to ask so can get car built,

1) Is there a limit on the type of material or strength of the motor or traction magnets?

2) What are the tracks voltage and amps limited to for the races?

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Great that you're thinking of going pro Lee, is he building you a BSRT or a Wizzard?

Banging a set of HC neos in a stock storm extreme with the approved arm has been a revelation.
Anything you want to know about the brush barrell cars just ask me/Clive/Andy P.

If you are having a BSRT built you would do well to go back and look at thhe pro mod spec thread and see what Jon Cryer was using last. I guess deans advice hints at what the Martech G3's he and Craig have use.

One other thing, US builders often underestimate what we can get away with magnet wise, thinking understandably that the current limit will have us cooking arms every 3 mins. However in the UK we run a different type of track layout and BIG hubs and tyres so my arm was only 70deg after each heat on my way to pole last time out.

Luckily several people have spent several hundred pounds each finding that out so you don't have to
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Concur with a lot of what Andy says, it is a lot easier than it was to get into because others (Andy in the case of the Wizzy) have spent the time and the money for you, like wise Martin and Jon the G3 and if Deane were to ever ban Neo's (can you hear my prayers in Essex) Clive and I would be sitting pretty having done the leg work on the Slottech.

BUT I think I have entered as many pro mod rounds as anyone and yet when Dave let me have aa little look at his overheating Extreme I couldn't diagnose the problem. Ok I didn't get to strip it down but the thing to remember is you are asking so much of every component it only takes ssomething really small to ruin your day. We have got into a situation like Art Alfonce and the Green Monster (for those familiar with the story) where he ended up asking bearings specced at 300mph to do 600!

That said those 16 mins are regularly the highlight of my slot racing month, and there's the thing just driving them is enough of a buzz to put up with not winning at first. One thing to consider is that Deane, Team Homewood and Jim have sorted G3's doing nothing. See if they are willing to lease or sell you one if you want to go that route? But if you go the Wizz route there are several of us, including Julian to seek help and advice from..... And they are faster!!
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Yes only selfishly half joking about the neos because I loved hanging on to the poly cars and becaause the mags me and Clive have are really hard to find, we have 4 cars worth in multiple configurations.

Once the ultimate, since the arm regs changed just good for sticking stuff to the fridge.

Not a complaint, the class is good, not easy. In reality a ban would make no sense on any level. If the class were to die out I would pester you for an all ceramic re-birth though.
QUOTE (Julian_Boolean @ 7 Sep 2012, 09:40) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Just bought a brand new Storm Extreme, under £27 including postage, looks like it has Neos already in it, hopefully it'll get here in the next two weeks, if it does we'll see what it goes like at Kesgrave.

That's the greaat thing, it's not even expensive anymore. Low ohm arm and if you're going to start off with the stock Neos an axle with smaller OD and you'll be amazed how fast.

Would you mind bringing the hard body with you please? Just for a nosey.

Oh and BTW...WOO HOO Pro Mod is go for Kes!!!!! (Fingers crossed)
Mind you the HC neos don't meet the clip either, they are mighty impressive though.

Clive fabricated some nice shims for his, me being me I just left it to the rails and the fact they are a nice snug fit. So far so good.
Deane - yes flush as, when I pushed them in they didn't seem keen to move again.

Julian, he says that then when you turn up with just numbers, he wants sponsors, you turn up with sponsors, he wants a better body It's like dealing with an Asian bookmaker.

Looking forward to revealing my new 'shell at Kesgrave, not prototypical but very cool IMHO
Oh yes I get it, it was just a lighthearted way of saying you may think you can get away with something but you can't.

I was just using the word as it is used in model railways, as in there is no real world/full scale example (or prototype) on which the model is based.

I'm hoping, like tracks can be, it will be better for being a model racing car not a model of a racing car.
How cool is that!!!! Looks like an 8 but don't know what letter.

I know 'The Market' wouldn't put up with the winning margins now but when you think about Can Am it's so sad that F1 and LMP1 are the only development formulas left.

Oh and EAHORC Pro Mod of course.
I don't know what's more amazing about that series, the sponsor or the cars, both really.
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