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Hi,

While doing a bit of clearing out I came accross an SCX pamphlet from a set I bought years ago.
There are pictorial instructions illustating that the magnet in a car can be removed turned through 180 degrees and then replaced.
There is a round mark on the car chassis and a round mark on the magnet housing.If these two marks are aligned next to each other, the pamphlet describes the magnet as being in the normal position.

I only became aware of these marks after reading the pamphlet(RtFM!) and I have been racing and repairing SCX cars for many a year.Never to old to learn!

The pamphlet does not explain what effect turning the magnet through 180 degrees has,
Please enlighten me I am little ignorant

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Bryan
 

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I think the way they are delivered are called learning mode, if you turn magnets they can be screwed higher up in the chassis.
I am not sure (i always remove the magnets).
 

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Are you sure it doesn't refer to the magnet housing, because flipping the magnet 180 wont do anything. If they've made provision for it flipping the housing 180 would lower or higher the magnet distance from the rails. John
 

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QUOTE (mrrc65 @ 12 Jul 2012, 20:27) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>if you turn magnets they can be screwed higher up in the chassis.
I am not sure (i always remove the magnets).
I (nearly) always remove the magnets as well, but as mrrc65 says it is to do with magnet-rail gap.
 

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in a car yes it changes the magnetic attraction between the rails and the car- however with some scx dig you can twist the mags in the track as the reed switches do not always function if the polarity is wrong!
we don't use magnets unless runing a track for jo public.
 

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If you flip one magnet over you change the downforce in the car, even if it stays at the same height.

This is because it works either with or against the motor field once flipped, and that affects the downforce.

It is not a massive change, but it is noticable, so whomever said flipping the magnet won't do anything is wrong.
 

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We remove the magnets because using them require a very low amount of skill.

We only use magnets for Jo Public because they cannot drive the cars without!
 

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QUOTE (mustang @ 13 Jul 2012, 15:03) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>We remove the magnets because using them require a very low amount of skill.

We only use magnets for Jo Public because they cannot drive the cars without!

is this the same joe public of which 90% dismally fail to successfully drive 1:1 cars too?
 

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QUOTE (petestrike @ 13 Jul 2012, 21:20) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>is this the same joe public of which 90% dismally fail to successfully drive 1:1 cars too?
I think that's called illusory superiority.


Surveys consistently report that almost 80% of drivers consider themselves to be better than average.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illusory_superiority
 

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...because the racing is just so much better,more addictive and more fun without the magnet in. SCX run brilliantly without the magnet which is really there to increase the play value for the non racer type person. That said we do run quite a few magnet classes as well because variety is also fun.
 

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Hi,

I think magnets have made slot racing much more fun and enjoyable for everyone( at home anyway)
Club racing is at a different level.
Sure it takes more skill to keep the car in the slot without a magnet,but then again there is nothing more frustrating when two drivers are competing(without helpers on the corners) and the cars keep deslotting and there is like a big fight to get past your fellow racer to reslot your car.
Hand throttles get chucked around ,the scenery and buildings get knocked down etc

But talking about SCX anyone heard any news about their future?
It will be a real pity if they disappear.They do(did) make some lovely cars.
I was at the South African distributors today and I was very tempted to get myself into trouble! I probablly still will.They still have some lovely cars on their shelves

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Bryan
 

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Hello Beneke.
I agree that the magnet came faxilitar very life at home. In the clubs do not need because they are good souls always ready to put the car back on the site. Gone are the days when the rally was allowed to help replace the cars on the road it went. Why not also in the slot's?
Here in our home races, screening equals disqualification, period.
Regards.
 
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