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At last I've managed to buy the wonderful rallying icon that is STRATOS - thanks Sean and Team Slot. Minor niggles so far - remains of sprue left on all fitted plastic parts (lightbar, filler caps etc). Careful (very! ) trimming sorts this. Watch the roof antenna - easily bent. Wheels appear to be clear resin painted yellow. They ARE the wheels fitted to the STRATOS, great detail, but the paint scratches easily - careful when inspecting tyres etc.

Windscreen/side windows is a one piece fitment located by pins at the bottom of the A-pillars. This means that the side windows aren't usually flush with the doors, but a dab of glue in the upper rear corner solves this.

I would suggest that these extremely minor problems (well they are to me anyway!) are not specific to my model. However, if you like the STRATOS, then go out and buy this model!! Even if you not a STRATOS fan then go out and buy it too
It is the best version out there IMHO.Do not let my inane ramblings dissuade you


Motor seems to be quite torquey, but I've not driven the car yet. Roll on Tuesday



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Update:- ran the STRATOS around pendle's track on tuesday night, after having it bed it's tyres in on their circle of sandtex-surfaced track. Magnets no use because of the copper strips. Straightline speed damn good, almost on a par with some of the slot it machinery there. However, cornering was slower and sideways (as it should be!
) but faster cornering should come in time as the tyres respond to treatment. Noisy transmission, not sure if it's the crownwheel which isn't quite central, but I think the axle is straight; I may change them both, but not the gear ratio as it seems well suited to the car (and my idea of the car!!). It's been on its roof, but it usually completes the roll back onto its wheels


If I make it to Slot Tech tomorrow night, I'll see how the mags work

I suppose I'll have to buy the other liveries as and when they are released!



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