SlotForum banner

1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
11 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Finally got around to finish one of my slotcar project.

I have a section of my permanent track where i have a chicane followed by an S-curve. At the moment it is all done with R2 tracks.
I wanted to make the section more fun and realistic to drive through. I desided to incorporate 3 SLC track section as you can see from
the pictures.







As there is no straight section i needed to fit 2 sensor pieces, the first one at the end of the first SLC







The second sensor piece is placed at the end of an R2 track





As you can also see all the flippers got the "power to the flipper" mod which is done with relays.

I did not fit any additional sensors besides the sensor track piece, but i will use the new section in my permanent track and
see how many cars actually will miss the sensors.

Hope it can give some new inspiration to track layouts


Regards
 

·
Prof I T
Ting Tong
Joined
·
11,085 Posts
hi
another stunning conversion by yourself,you should email these pics to hornby r+d to show what we all want.

The only section soon to be available of the shelf for main track overtake is the xlc...
 

·
Digital "Tea Boy"
Joined
·
777 Posts
That is great piece of work!! Must be loads of fun to race through that!
 

·
Greg Gaub
Joined
·
14,670 Posts
I agree, well done! I am concerned for you about the distance between the sensor and flipper between the first two, though. Hopefully the cars won't be going too fast and hit the flipper tip or miss it all together. I'm guessing your preference is for magnet racing?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
85 Posts
Could you do a tutorial about moving the sensors. Or lead me to one that may have already be done. Designing permanent track and this would open the possibilities. Looks like I have alot of soldering to do.

Joe
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
MrFlippant

The distance from the sensors to the flipper is the same as if i had a standard half straight sensor track in front of my SLC so i can not see any "new" problems there.
Have not done so much driving with it yet so i have to wait and see if it gives me too many problems with distance between sensor and flipper.

Lars
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,057 Posts
Congratulations....

I remember that a few years ago Drummer moved the sensors to eliminate the sensor straight between an R2 and a CLC, as I recall. This is an excellent example of how inquisitive thinking is pushing this hobby forward! Let us know how successful your mod is for misses/hits on the sensors. Maybe just use the first sensor to set all the others?

Keep up the good work!

Cheers!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,659 Posts
QUOTE (cyberviking @ 10 Jan 2012, 06:45) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The distance from the sensors to the flipper is the same as if i had a standard half straight sensor track in front of my SLC so i can not see any "new" problems there.
The distance might be the same but it is no longer R2 corner but a fast 'straight' lane change and at high speed the flipper might not get a signal quick enough to change before the car passes over. Keeto had the same issue on his modified 'racing chicane' and had to move the sensor further forward.
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
Top