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Hi guys, I don't know if there's something wrong with the Challenger and would like some advice. I tried to run it on a Carrera track for the first time last night and had everthing set up properly. After the car had learn the track for two laps, it came back and stopped at where the magnet is, as it always does and supposedly ready to race.

The problem is that it doesn't matter whatever button I press, ie. fast or slow, the car would just deslot big time in the first corner. I've also tried switching between classic and sport on the car itself but had the same result. I used to run the challenger on a Scaley sport track and only had problems with it when it comes to R1 hairpins.

The Carrea track is contructed from only standard straights and 1/60 degree curves, so nothing tricky really. The start/finish is on the long straight.
The challenger is standard without mods and I made sure the tyres and the track were clean.
Any ideas??

Many thanks!!
 

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Integrale from wrexham lent me his challenger to try on my carrera track i have had no problems at all ,challenger learned the track which is quite intricate and proceeded to turn in consistant lap times up to now it has desloted only about 4 times after the fastest part of the circuit which I have put down to the tyres picking up a bit of debris ,a quick clean and problem solved . In slow mode it never faults but its just too slow to make a competitive race , but in fast mode if I use one of my slower cars it is intresting .
 

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You've got slow cars? Oh, slower... lol

Anyone know how much challengers are these days? I've heard the limit is about 110 foot but has anyone ever tried it beyond that? I just really want to teach it my club track which is 130 foot and let it do a race for me, see if it can beat anybody... lol.

Does this sound feasable?

Lotus
 

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I used to have a 130ft track and challenger couldn't handle it. It will travel a normal speed for around 110ft and then crawl the rest. It then resumes normal speed, so you never get a complete lap from it.

My new Ninco track is 105ft and it is ok on that, just not much of a challenge because I can almost match it with a Fly truck!!

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About the challenger - I returned my challenger and it was sent back to Scalextric - It has now been quite a few weeks and they have still not sorted it out. I did think at first that tbey would either sort it out quickly or send a replacement. But as some of you remember it is now quite a long time since I had my Challenger... The strange thing is that I was under the impression that Scalextric normally are rather swift when trouble arises. Maybe the service guy went boldly somewhere where no one had gone before...

//peter
 

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Maybe a silly question, but did you use the correct little black thingy that plugs into the track. Though I would imagine if you didn't it would not run at all, but if you have an "easy" clean track and cleaned the wheels and it ran on Scaley I can't think of anything else.

Hope you get it sorted
 

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slot_d - those plugs just provide a 'short' - ie like having the throttle on full. The difference between them is only the connections, so only the correct one will fit. If it was broken, the car would either not work at all, or go too slowly, not crash.

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my challenger did that a few times, the cure: put a new set of decent batteries in it e.g duracell.
sounds stupid but mine did that and the cure was as above
hope this helps
 

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the batteries go in the control tower. This sends single 'word' messages like 'learn', 'go slowly 25 lap' , go fast 50 lap'. All the learning and speed control is contained within the car, so i suspect the new batteries was only coincidental with your challenger getting better
 

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QUOTE I was under the impression that Scalextric normally are rather swift when trouble arises.
They normally are swift and efficient so it sounds as though communication has failed somewhere. I would suggest that you contact Scalextric and enquire as to the situation. It is possible that they have not received the returned car. Definitely worth checking, before too much time passes. I am quite sure that good old Scalextric will do their level best to sort things out.
 
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