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Story Posted: 11/08/2004
Following a huge demand for information about Sport Digital, here is the first of a series of installments on this News page leading up to the launch in November.
We to build a complete picture of our new Sport Digital game where the racers can change lanes at a flick of a button and race 6 cars on the same lane!
SPORT DIGITAL COMPONENTS
• The SCALEXTRIC SPORT DIGITAL power base.
This unit is permanently connected to the Finish Line straight. The Finish line contains an optical sensor which accurately records when a car crosses the line. It contains all the electronics which provide power and control to the cars and lane change track pieces.
• The Digital Controllers.
The controller has two buttons and a trigger. The trigger increases power to the car whilst the large oval button is a brake and the small round button is the lane change activator.
These controllers should only be used with the Sport Digital and Sport World Scalextric products.
The hand controller can be set up so that braking can be activated by use of the brake button, the trigger or both. Braking can also be turned off (the default setting).
• Power Supply Transformers.
One transformer is supplied with the SCALEXTRIC SPORT DIGITAL power base. This will supply sufficient power to drive three cars. A second power supply (C7004), together with the first power supply, can be connected to socket P2 to supply enough power to drive four to six cars.
You must not place any standard power bases, Pacer or Challenger systems in a circuit that contains the Sport Digital power base. Even if the non-Sport Digital power bases have no power, they may still damage your Sport Digital system.
• Change lane
To change lane press and hold the small round button on the hand controller as you pass over the Lane Change Sensor.
• Stay in lane
To stay on the same lane, do NOT press the Lane Change button on the hand controller.
Tip: Crashed cars can be replaced in any slot.
Suggestion: Agree a racing rule of always replacing a car on the outside slot.
Tip: Immediately remove any stopped car from the track to avoid a race accident.
MORE UPDATES to follow including 7 race modes and descriptions of each item.