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Hi, here go - dumb question of the week!, what is reversed in a Slot.it reverse off set motor pod?, I take it that its the motor?, if so why is it called reversed, doesn't the motor usually face that way with the bell end towards the axle?, or is that not correct?
 

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I believe the question was genuine. How is he going to learn if you flame him because you forgot you were once uninformed?

f1rem0uth - it might be worth using the search function on SlotForum to see if such issues have been dealt with before - this way we avoid getting the same questions repeated again and again.

You question was not so much about WHAT reversed motor mount means but WHY you might want to reverse the motor.

I have a slot.it motor on my desk right now and it has a drive shaft coming from both ends of the motor. Some motors actually run better backwards (it's an armature timing thing) so reversing it would give better performance. That's not the only reason... The standard slot.it configuration assumes you will put your pinion on the drive shaft coming from the end of the motor away from the end bell.

If you want to use a Scalextric Mabuchi motor these have a single drive shaft coming from the end bell of the motor and so it will not work in a standard Slot.it mount - the mount needs to be reversed to accommodate end bell drives.

I am assuming the gap in your knowledge was the fact that not all Mabuchi S can motors have drive shafts coming from the end bell.

There we are - question answered. But please take my advice and try the search function - that way you avoid annoying the less tolerant members of our community who would prefer to insult rather than understand the reason for the question and to help
 

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Hi, the first car's slot-it brought out had the motor with can end drive in what was known as their standard motor mount, with this mount there was no magnet position between motor and axle therefore it was said to handle better the weight of the motor being a bit further back in the chassis can't be certain about that so therefore when they started produceing car's with endbell drive it was just a case of calling them reverse mount's with this position it allowed a magnet to be placed in between motor and rear axle in a more suitable position for mag raceing. If this is info that's already on the forum then im sorry for repeating but I don't have any problem's with anyone just asking for help I think it's good they come on and not stay silent and just search. phil.
 

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Would not have expected comments like this on this forum, I'm not to pleased with these comments at all, no need to be like this, I can take a joke but these comments are nothing to laugh about.

Exactly as the guy above said, insulting!.
 

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f1rem0uth,

hang on in there, keep calm and carry on.

It takes all kinds to make a world, and that applies to slotcars too !!.

There will always be a cretin in the mix, so just ignore them.

Perps will be contacted by the Mods, and if they continue with the mindless drivel, their posts will be censored.

As Mr Modifier suggests, always "google" a topic first then, if you can't find anything, post a question.

vbr Chris A.
 

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Agreed. Sadly there are a few who try to spoil it for the many. f1rem0uth - don't let it spoil it for you - simply use the report button at the bottom of the post if you find it objectionable and the moderators will remove it if they agree.

I have used this a couple of times when I came across posts on other peoples' threads that I felt were getting out of hand. I'm not one to judge but the moderators are!

There are many, many more who are happy to help because they have received loads of help in the past. Don't leave. Ignore the bad stuff if you can and help us keep the forum for people who love slot cars.

In my opinion you should seriously consider reporting the posts.

The only stupid question is the one that isn't asked.
 

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QUOTE (CJA @ 6 Dec 2011, 14:03) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>f1rem0uth,

hang on in there, keep calm and carry on.

It takes all kinds to make a world, and that applies to slotcars too !!.

There will always be a cretin in the mix, so just ignore them.

Perps will be contacted by the Mods, and if they continue with the mindless drivel, their posts will be censored.

As Mr Modifier suggests, always "google" a topic first then, if you can't find anything, post a question.

vbr Chris A.
Hi, yeh I always Google search for info on stuff I'm not sure on first, if I can't find an answer I'll sometimes ask on a forum, sometimes its good to have a few opinions though as well. I never ask anything I haven't tried to find out the answer for already. Thanks.
 

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I think that Chris was trying to draw your attention to the google site search, rather than asking the question via Google.com, so that you can eliminate earlier answers to the same question.
Take a look at the top right of the Slotforum page which begins with 'blogs', 'gallery' etc. this gives you a google search WITHIN SLOTFORUM option so at least you will know if you are asking something that has already been well covered in the past.

Enjoy the forum.
 

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Report me then ! For what !

Mr modifier your probably one of those people who find absolutely everything offensive .

I answered his question for damn sake , and yet my post was moved all together . The questions put on here the past week by the same. Bloke could so easily been put in one thread or if he looked properly no need whatsoever for them.

You try to block spammers etc and this is just as bad and clogging up the whole site with the same old questions over and over again
 

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QUOTE (Flange @ 6 Dec 2011, 18:04) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>...
You try to block spammers etc and this is just as bad and clogging up the whole site with the same old questions over and over again
Patience grasshopper
It is the nature of forums that people ask the same questions over and over. It has always been like this and it will always be like this. Just help the new guys along, point them in the right direction, show them the resources, old topics and how the search works etc. Jumping on his back won't solve the problem, it will just turn him away from sites like these and that would be our loss.
 

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QUOTE (CJA @ 6 Dec 2011, 14:03) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>There will always be a cretin in the mix, so just ignore them.

Perps will be contacted by the Mods, and if they continue with the mindless drivel, their posts will be censored.

vbr Chris A.cre·tin/ˈkrētn/
Noun:
A stupid person (used as a general term of abuse).
A person deformed and mentally handicapped due to a congenital thyroid deficiency.
Synonyms:
nitwit - imbecile

A bit hyprocritical don't you think, using an abusive term to describe someone who's being abusive?
 

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QUOTE (Flange @ 6 Dec 2011, 17:04) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Report me then ! For what !

Mr modifier your probably one of those people who find absolutely everything offensive .

I answered his question for damn sake , and yet my post was moved all together . The questions put on here the past week by the same. Bloke could so easily been put in one thread or if he looked properly no need whatsoever for them.

You try to block spammers etc and this is just as bad and clogging up the whole site with the same old questions over and over again

Nope I don't find everything offensive, far from it. I found what you said was rude but that's just my personal opinion. Although one that appears to be shared with a moderator and the chief himself.

I'm not the one who removed your post and I didn't report it.

Flange your comment was not as offensive as the other one who followed on from you but it still offended the posts originator - deeply it would appear.

I'm here for the fun of the hobby. If you want to pick a fight with people go down the pub don't do it here.

Comment all you like on this by the way - I will not respond.
 
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The first post was

QUOTE dumb question of the week!, what is reversed in a Slot.it reverse off set motor pod?, I take it that its the motor?, if so why is it called reversed, doesn't the motor usually face that way with the bell end towards the axle?, or is that not correct?

part of your post was, in reply was

QUOTE You question was not so much about WHAT reversed motor mount means but WHY you might want to reverse the motor.

which was nothing what so ever to do with the first post at all, I responded to the first post after reading "dumb question of the week! as I felt it invited me to do so.

Then it was deleted, which doesn't upset me that much apart from the time it took me to type and spell check it, but I'm sure f1remouth will not be put off by my wonderful whit and sarcasm and if you do I'm truly sorry.
 

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"Mrs" modifier - is that a typo or a comment?

My reply was actually the 4th post in the thread. Yours and one other were removed by the mods.

I beg to differ that my reply was nothing to do with the first post. I respectfully suggest you read it again.

The first post said "...why is it called reversed, doesn't the motor usually face that way with the bell end towards the axle?, or is that not correct?"

To me that clearly states that the thread originator was assuming the end bell drive was "normal" - as indeed it is for Scalextric. If the end bell drive was "reversed" that would indicate that the norm was for a can drive and that an end bell drive was not the norm. So there was clear confusion and the question was clearly "why?" He even used the word "why" in the bit I quoted even though the thread content started with the word "what".

To me, f1rem0uth was obviously under the impression that end bell drive was standard. Slot.It's approach would seem to contradict f1rem0uth's understanding of what is standard.

Bearing in mind that I was aware that f1rem0uth is relatively new to the hobby it is an easy thing to make assumptions based on what you know. I bought an HRS chassis hoping to use it to underpin an old Scalextric Escort with a badly broken chassis. I was confused when the chassis arrived and none of my stock of salvaged Scalextric Mabuchi S Cans would fit the right way round. Only at that point did I realise that the S can comes with a variety of configurations and so I ended up having to buy a 19k Slot.It motor (it was cheaper than the reversed motor mount). This reverse configuration was news to me and so I assumed that it would be news to f1rem0uth. I think it was probably a fair assumption.

So I think it is fair to conclude that my post was, in fact, everything to do with the first post and not "nothing" as you suggest.

Where we differ is in our approach. You treated f1rem0uth like an annoyance. I treated f1rem0uth as somebody wanting to learn more and was happy to help.

In your last post you state "which doesn't upset me that much apart from the time it took me to type and spell check it, but I'm sure f1remouth will not be put off by my wonderful whit and sarcasm and if you do I'm truly sorry". I wasn't put off by your "wonderful whit and sarcasm" because there was none; and there is no need to be sorry on my behalf (it's "wit" not "whit" by the way). Spell check? Have you read the bottom of your posts? I believe you are meaning to say "exiting" not "existing" - but maybe that's more "wonder" for us to marvel at your wit (that was irony by the way not sarcasm). As for the length of time it took you to type - how long exactly does it take you to type "Go away
" because that is EXACTLY what you typed along with some comment I can't remember exactly but effectively stated your disbelief at the stupidity of man.

I am sure that was designed to offend not dazzle with wit.

Sorry - but you asked for that.

Shall we stop now? I am going to - but it's your shout whether you do.

Note to Mods - please feel free to remove this post if I have overstepped the mark. I just felt I had to respond to the inaccuracy and false indignance.
 

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Just how much do you want to embarrass yourselves and the Forum in front of the whole world? Is this really the best use of your time? Are some of these posts the result of serious thought?

A couple comments...

Firemouth is new to our community and deserves a bit more respect IMO. Also I've reviewed his comments and questions and he seems quite bright and thoughtful...I have no idea why some feel vituperation is appropriate.

Mr. Modifier was perfectly correct to "reframe" Firemouth's question and change the context to actually address the nature of his question and confusion. He was also correct to refer him to the Forum search engine. Again...not sure why all this animosity resulted!

The Slotforum is growing...we are getting new people all the time, even as some are retiring from our hobby. On any day, the SlotForum is only as good as the attitudes and generousity of spirit of it's members. We have something special here, IMO...let's not take it for granted.

respectfully,
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Just read this thread and learned a lot, though I have been in the hobby for many years. I did understand the "timing" bit as I also understand that driving in the wrong direction of a motor can cause overheating, Thank you for the info. Great Forum.
 

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Just to clarify only some motors run faster in one direction than the other. However Slot.It Motors are designed to run at the same speed in both directions.
Cheers
brembo
 
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