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Hey! I dreamt up this idea a couple of weeks ago... only to find out that Carrera had already done it!! RATS!!


Anyhow. Had you ever heard of such a thing!!! Nobody every talks about it around here.

You have GOTTA check out this link...

-Maltese

http://www.carrera-jet.de/
 

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pretty weird, i thinked sometimes making a slot cesnna, with balsa wood, a ¿16D? motor for the prop and a tilting guide to let the plane takeoff about 2 inches up and REALLY FLY


But i thinked the problems, maintain the guide in the groove (with a magnet) and taking corners (a plane tilts inside the corner like a bike, but the G force must tilt the plane to outside.....

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If the plane were atop some sort of pendulum where the bottom was weighted you would find perhaps the heavier part would swing out first, making the plane tilt into the turn!!

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a de slot on those would be interesting....

why dont u just sloterize one of those planes in the model shops you know the ones with the elextric motor on the string, all yould have to do would be wire the motor up to the guide you talk of with the mag
 

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hi, guys
I have seen these before...but got an interesting idea seeing them again. Now that we have digital, and therefore can have chases (both getting behind someone as well as changing lanes to avoid)...dogfighting with WWI planes armed with rubber band guns (paintballs?) would be a riot! Even the fact that the planes would be "tippy" on turns is fun, cause it's not like they were all that agile 1:1 either. I think we need to add radio control for various gun firings...smoke screens? LOL

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Very interesting, I bet that the sets and individual planes are very collectable.

A more modern take on this would be if anyone remembers the WipeOut games on the original PlayStation and PS2 - those ships converted to run on the Carrera track - cool!


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Mark
 

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so what's next...remember those little Linderg Line boats with the one-piece hulls? Should be an easy kit-bash with new slimline Scaley motor


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Ah, ye of little faith: there really were a couple slot boat projects in the mid-60s, including one commercial set announced at a hobby show, but probably never materialized. The boats were "steered" by varying power between two motors.

Great plane OP, and wonderful pics Carrera-Jet!

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There was a slot-boat track built by the MAP (publishers of Model Cars) staff and exhibited at the Model Engineers Exhibition in either 1970 or 1971.

It was powered by picking current up from an overhead gantry, a bit like a tram or trolley bus, and the boats "ran" in a kidney shaped basin "track" made of fibre glass.

Demonstations were suspended as the boats thrashed about all over the place, and the propellers sprayed water over the watching mulitudes.
 
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