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I must say that I've explored quite a bit, and there's very little information on making routed digital XLCs. Still, I thought I'd experiment with some. I took apart an old Scalextric XLC that I had lying around. I was hoping that I could use the flippers and electronics for the routed XLC. Took me a long time to figure out how to get the flippers out of an XLC--they have a screw on the bottom that must use a special tool in manufacturing. I found out that the Scalextric flippers are much thinner than the depth that I've routed. I tried to find a longer screw to put it into the MDF, but the screw is apparently a specialty size. I'll be puzzling with this for a while. Suggestions welcome!



 

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In that case .......... they are definitely not homebrew
 

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JMSWMS,
I think you will find that the "screw" under the flipper does not unscrew at all. After turning it for almost 1/2 hour I then checked the forum and found that it is a press on ribbed-type rivet. So needs to be pulled off.

If you found a way to unscrew it please let us know since my arm got tired turning it so many times before I just leveraged it out.

Cheers!
 

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QUOTE (sealevel @ 22 Jun 2012, 23:03) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>JMSWMS,
I think you will find that the "screw" under the flipper does not unscrew at all. After turning it for almost 1/2 hour I then checked the forum and found that it is a press on ribbed-type rivet. So needs to be pulled off.

If you found a way to unscrew it please let us know since my arm got tired turning it so many times before I just leveraged it out.

Cheers!
I managed to unscrew it using pliers, but I had to trim the plastic around the edges of top screw.
 

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Hmmm... here are the links to the advice I got earlier about removing the pin.

Removing SSD CLC flipper

So you have found a less damaging way to do it! Kudos to you!
I will be less "forceful" next time.
Thanks!

Cheers!
 
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