would be interesting to test if the offset of the motor compensates for the torque-effect of the inline while accellerating or braking hard... therefore eliminating the need of anglewinders in scratch-builts.... and opening new possibilities there...
QUOTE would be interesting to test if the offset of the motor compensates for the torque-effect of the inline while accellerating or braking hard... therefore eliminating the need of anglewinders in scratch-builts.... and opening new possibilities there...
When the Scalextric designer showed us the prototype and the AutoCAD files at the Hornby/NSCC weekend last year, someone commented on the motor offset, and he said it was simply to get the motor into the body with the fewest unsightly and out-of-scale bulges. They had found no handling differences with an offset motor.
yes there is a spot for the magnet up front but a very thin one. I found a Professor Motors Gold magnet and it fits perfect...tight, but perfect. Needs to be slid into place from the rear with a fair amount of umph!
Using the front magnet keeps the guide in place. Really wish it was a deeper guide. Tires needed truing not because they were out of round...mine were just slippery. Like someone hit the driving surface with Armor All. Once they were trued and the front magnet was in place. it stopped deslotting as much.
Not much of a performer...more middle of the road especially disappointing for a Sport model. The Non Sport Banana Joes runs much better...faster and handles better.
Hate the yellow lights and the rears are blinding compared to the fronts.
It's ok...I wouldn't hurt myself getting my wallet out for it, but it's OK.
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