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Sidebar: @MANIMMAL Is there a spot here or elsewhere with more pictures of your track? The green-eyed monster would love a butcher's. :)
 

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Sidebar: @MANIMMAL Is there a spot here or elsewhere with more pictures of your track? The green-eyed monster would love a butcher's. :)
There's a whole thread about it, Wankel. Loch downs. It's a fabulous track, displaying modelling skills stratospherically higher than my own. You're not the only one green-eyed. :)
 

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D'oh! I've seen an commented on it!

Haven't been in the habit of 'following' threads but am now. (y)
 

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Got all three, fabulous! One issue on one car. Remind me when a car slews to one side while braking hard, why is that? What is the approach to fixing it?
 

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Hopefully it is just out of true front tyres that is lifting one side higher than other. It can be warped chassis and with plastic that is relatively easy to resolve, but metal, and thick metal at that, would be more involved.

So true the fronts until you can see each part of the tyre has been skimmed. Then reinstall and check.

If still an issue, likely warped chassis.

You can get round this by having diff size of front tyres or shim the axle holders so one sits higher than the other.

Basically whatever you do need to get the front tyres level and just skimming the set up block with the guide all the way in the slot.
 

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If the rear axle isn't dead square to the track and centreline of the chassis the rear will skew under braking. Just check your rear axle doesn't look 'off square' to the centreline of the car, measure the distance across both axles from both sides of the car to see if there's a difference. As the axle blocks are screwed down there could be a little adjustment available by backing them off, straightening the axle then tightening the screws again whilst holding the axle to stop it moving. I had to do this on my Marcos as the rear kicked under braking.
 

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Tried mine for the first time last night at the club (4 lane routed wood), I didn't check the times but it was surprising good and stable, the only preparation was to glue/true the rear tyres, fit the (supplied) wood guide and do a general check of the screws etc, I was expecting poor handling because of the lack of chassis & body movement but apart from a little 'tramp' on the exit of the corners it behaved VERY well, pushed hard for about 20 laps without an off.
The size of it means that it wont compete with larger saloons like the Slot-its but it wont be a million miles away
 

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Outrageously good looking car and will go straight into our Small Sports/Saloons class with 8mm wide tyres and 52mm across the sidewalls.
All-in weight, 80g.

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The Alfa is getting a navigator for our Small Classic Rally class.

...photobomb courtesy of a mint condition Revell E-type Jag which arrived at the same time.
 

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Got mine the other day and took it for a spin tonight. Goes ok, gear mesh was fine so it has potential. Will take it for. better test and tune tomorrow.
I am disappointed in the size of the wheels. Those wheels would be suited to a 1/32 NSU or Simca but are too small for an Alfa. I know why they have done them them that way but I think they got it wrong. If any of you own the 1/24 BRM cars - put NSU wheels on an Alfa and you will get the same effect. Just doesn't look right. If the Afla goes well today, the I will probably get an Escort and a BMW 2002 in the right livery but I doubt very much that I will buy more than one of each unlike with the other Revoslot cars.
 

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Haven't run my yellow one yet, was due at the club tonight but flu and upset stomach isn't anything I want to pass onto other club members.
There's plenty of European liveries to come yet, cracking car, not 100% correct but it's not a slot it, suspect Gus in France is tempted.
 

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Tempted indeed but..... as someone who spends ages trying to get the bodies I make to be accurate but more importantly have the feel and er.....'spirit' of the car they represent, the inaccuracies do put me off a bit. But then they look terrific.......
 

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Mine arrived today, it now has glued/trued tyres (not easy if you haven't got a 3mm mandrel) and those tyres do gum up a Hudy wheel but true easier on a Tire Razor/RSM type machine.

Coated the front tyres with superglue.

I did add a couple of spacers on the rear axle to get the width across the tyres to 54mm.

I moved the motor forward a few thou' as there was a tight spot in one place on the plastic spur.

Backed the body screws off enough that both chassis parts could move freely under the body.

No ballast added, no other changes...it goes fantastic for a car of this size. This is going to feature in proxies for years to come.

On my tight twisty test track used for setting up Rally cars it's up there with a well set up Ninco 037.

When the mk1 Escort and BMW 2002 come out these are going to be a right bunch of tearaways.
 
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Mine arrived today, it now has glued/trued tyres (not easy if you haven't got a 3mm mandrel) and those tyres do gum up a Hudy wheel but true easier on a Tire Razor/RSM type machine.

Coated the front tyres with superglue.

I did add a couple of spacers on the rear axle to get the width across the tyres to 54mm.

I moved the motor forward a few thou' as there was a tight spot in one place on the plastic spur.

Backed the body screws off enough that both chassis parts could move freely under the body.

No ballast added, no other changes...it goes fantastic for a car of this size. This is going to feature in proxies for years to come.

On my tight twisty test track used for setting up Rally cars it's up there with a well set up Ninco 037.

When the mk1 Escort and BMW 2002 come out these are going to be a right bunch of tearaways.
how does it run against the GT2 revo's ?
 

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It seems everyone is super-enthusiastic with these little cars.
Also, the stock rear tyres seems to provide enough grip for you all to have fun on your tracks.
Looking forward to mine.
 
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