In coversation with the likes of Jim Brown - Mr. Slot Tech, it was the general opinion that a "normal" drag slot car would be off down the track as soon as it sniffed some amps whereas the rocket motor would have to ignite and create thrust - still extremely quick, but maybe not as quick as an electric motor. It will have to be proven or disproven possibly nearer the summer months
P.S. don't build a drag car from Lego bricks and either make sure the motor is plugged up at the front end, or hasn't got an ejection charge
ejection charge.... could do some interesting things to the windscreen from the car when it blows
if i do this i will video the whole thing. as for the car, ive got an old mini clubman thats never going on the track again, thanks to a brilliant job on my part with boiling water but if i can get the body back on the damn thing then mach1 here i come......
now to the depths of my bedroom to find parts of crapped out car. i think ive gon a bit
What does a slot track have running through it? Electricity. How do you ignite a model rocket motor? With electricity. A direct short melts the igniter and boom off you go. Pretty simple. No extra circuits to design. Admittedly, being showered with water is a better option than being burnt, but in either case a dose of common sense applies. You wouldn't want to stand behind a water powered car any more than you would a rocket powered one
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