I noticed these for sale, aluminum and brass crown gears. What would be the practical reason to swap these into a ThunderJet?
Such a small motor drawing over 200W is mind blowing.Twin power supplies (one for each lane) at 10-amps/26-volts (variable up to 30-volts) pushes the unlimited HO class of 4-gear cars over 60-mph in about 15-feet. Plastic crowns won't last not even one run. The unlimted 4-gear cars all need brass or steel gears up top too. All the plastic gears go to the slower stock armature classes.
It's either going to run super fast. Or it will light up like a flash bulb and melt the body at the starting line. They are all close to blowing up when they race unlimited cars.Such a small motor drawing over 200W is mind blowing.
Has anybody been shot by a flying slot car? 😂
Not that I know of. Wise racers don't usually hang around the finish line or catch-box when these races are held.Has anybody been shot by a flying slot car? 😂
In this class there's so much power that the magnates are a must I think. Without them there would not be enough traction unless you add weight, which would be counterproductive too.With drag racing, isn't traction magnets a bit of a spoiler? Without those, you'd need to control your throttle to not induce wheel spin. With traction magnets, it's more of a toggle switch which I heard some use (but in my opinion should not be used)...