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hi
I've these two cars in subject line and want to know
why I get faster laps with the Opel?

Round my track I can do laps in 4.0 seconds in the
Opel, but the fastest I can manage in the Dallara
is 4.5 seconds.

I would have thought it would be the other way round.
 

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Difficult without knowing your layout, but I'd guess it is the better braking of the SCX motor allowing you to have a higher average speed.
 

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Thanks,
so is there somewhere I can find the specs of the different motors
in the cars and how they perform?

Also, am I right in assuming that the slot cars are built to be
representative of the 1:1 cars performance. Eg if I had
a model 1200cc car and a model 3.5ltr v8 the v8 would
have a better spec electric motor and perform better?
or do most slot cars all have very similar spec motors?

ta,
 

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Unfortunatly most slot cars of the same make , have the same motor
meaning the only thing that alters performance are height (for COG) ,
width , tyre size etc. and at times when you mix & match makes
(who all use different motors) these things happen !

If you want to make things more realistic again in the Dallara drop in a Slot.it
motor and a slot.it progressive motor (total cost bout £15) and things will
be like they should !

The mods are real easy , both are direct replacements - it will take longer to
unscrew & screw the thing back together than change the bits.

Chris
 

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Or used a variable power supply for each lane, then you can turn down the power for the "slower" car.
 

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Thats what we do for scott every week so he can keep up
 

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They just jealous at your slot car prowess !

I wish at my local club there was a way to turn down other peoples lanes/turn
mine up !

Its Porsche cup night , and my car has not been right since shredding a pinion
 
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