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Hi,

My son (14 years old) and his friends occasionally have a race on my circuit. I have a couple of Scalextric robust cars that they use but I felt that it would be nice to have some cars that have some more detail, look like race cars, have lights and still hold the track well(magnets will remain firmly in place
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I have decided to buy a couple of Le Mans SCX cars (Audi and Peugeot) from TSnT special offers page as these look like they will fit the bill. However, it now occurs to me that the rear wings could be a bit fragile. From the wealth of experience out there does anyone have and thoughts of how tough the SCX LM wings are? (I know that the latest SCX F1 front wings are softer plastic so someone at SCX has thought about this!)

Any comments or thoughts welcome.

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Philip
 

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If possible, ensure rear spoiler is loose. Then in event of an accident spoiler will come off rather than break. Audi R8 was one of my son's first cars aged about 6 or 7. Has now completed many hard miles and sponsored by loctite and araldite. You may have to rub away the glue or melted plastic inside the body to achieve this but it does work.
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Thanks for the suggestion Steve.
I shall look into loosening the rear wings when I have the cars.

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Philip
 

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I've never had an SCX rear wing come off apart from the 90s Jordans (I've had lots of Scalex ones off though) - perhaps I don't race hard enough! When wings come off, I drill through the supports with a micro drill and use very fine brass wire superglued or araldited between the body and the support. The brass allows a little bit of flexibility. Where this is impossible I sometimes glue cut-down needles or pins on the inside of the supports and then glue these into holes drilled into the body. Hope that helps if and when the wings come off.
 

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Thanks for the info aerodynamic. It is good news that you have found SCX cars fairly robust. The only ones I have are F1 cars that I drive and they don't make many visits to the scenery. (This is not because I am a good driver....just slow!!!
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For the LM cars, I shall have the drill, pins and glue ready just in case!!!

Cheers,
Philip
 
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