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Jim Moyes
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QUOTE (Swissracer @ 15 May 2004, 22:44)Interesting is the cloned chassis - recognise it?
yep! it is a cloned Ninco Porsche 356 chassis with the hole filled that used to take the fixing bolt and the Ninco name removed, you can still see where it used to be
. This time too sees the chassis NOT in resin but a plastic of some kind, which is a good move.
Gearing is plastic for both crown and pinion - same as Ninco and the motor, though not wrapped in an NC1 wrapper, gives the same (approx) readigns all round as an NC1 as does the Gauss value.
I think I read in another post from Prof Fate that the standard Mabuchi cans used by Fly, Scalextric, Ninco etc are all identical anyway.
Can't disagree with the ancestry of the chassis, Swiss.

But, the Mabuchi fitted is of the Fly/Hornby variety i.e. pinion gear same end as the brush gear, whereas the NC1 has the brush gear at the opposing end to the drive and the only way to put a Fly/Hornby Mabuchi in an NC1 Ninco car is a complicated mix and match of Ninco and Hornby bracketry. Obviously not the case here, as this looks very tidy.

I wonder why they went to all this trouble in a car which is perhaps not expected to have fantastic performance.

As a question for our resident motor experts from someone who races at brake-less clubs, I would like to know why the motors with the brushes at the opposite end to the drive, such as the NC1 or SCX RX4, seem to display more "natural braking" or am I just imagining it?

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Jim Moyes
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Thanks Prof! So the NC1 and RX4 don't have better braking, they just don't go so fast


But wait.....didn't somebody say earlier that the NC1 and the Fly/Hornby Mabuchis give the same readings? Now I'm confused!


Anyway, back to slot-tastic Swiss' "lot of great work for char-i-dee.......doesn't like to talk about it..........etc, etc, etc.


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