SCI Logo

Scalextric USA
Pioneer Slot Cars
SCIs  MarketPlace, the online slot car mall
Carrera Slot Cars
Fly Model Car
BRM Model Cars
NINCO
MRC
AFX
Slot.it
Slot Car Illustrated Forum

Go Back   Slot Car Illustrated Forum > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 150
Search took 0.04 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Al's slotracing
Forum: Tech Q & A 01-23-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By Al's slotracing
Electronics can be damaged by excess voltage as...

Electronics can be damaged by excess voltage as well as excess current. The safe answer is to reduce your track voltage to 11.1 volts.

BUT if you don't want to run at lower voltage.......You...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-19-2019, 03:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,945
Posted By Al's slotracing
The incompatibility with other HO systems must...

The incompatibility with other HO systems must surely be a deliberate choice by Scalex. Looks like their marketing strategy is selling their sets to buyers who don't own existing HO kit. Having...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-11-2019, 02:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,079
Posted By Al's slotracing
While the word "convention" isn't used, there...

While the word "convention" isn't used, there slot racing are events which cover quite a lot of the ground.

The annual UK Slot Festival is an example of a meeting where there are races, talks...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 01-11-2019, 02:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 487
Posted By Al's slotracing
Indeed in normal running conditions there is no...

Indeed in normal running conditions there is no downside to higher current power supplies. If a car only needs 2 amps in normal running conditions it only takes 2 amps even if the power supply can...
Forum: Vintage & Scratchbuilding 01-06-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,846
Posted By Al's slotracing
The ceramic plate is a great tip, I've got one on...

The ceramic plate is a great tip, I've got one on order

Pins that ordinary solder won't stick to is good, it's important they are made of the right grade of stainless steel



Many grades of...
Forum: Tech Q & A 01-06-2019, 03:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 639
Posted By Al's slotracing
"Those diodes need to be wired in series, and in...

"Those diodes need to be wired in series, and in the correct direction (polarity). Simple enough to do if you have any grasp of electronics at all. "
A simple way of getting the diodes the right way...
Forum: Tech Q & A 01-03-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 639
Posted By Al's slotracing
One of the good fixed voltage power supplies you...

One of the good fixed voltage power supplies you already have will probably do the job, try adding a cuircuit to reduce the voltage on one of those first before looking at new supplies.
To reduce...
Forum: The Paddock 12-21-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By Al's slotracing
There are some good tips above, but a slight...

There are some good tips above, but a slight word of caution. If you are thinking of racing at any clubs you'd be wise to check with them what their rules are. Clubs, raceways etc. are free to...
Forum: HO Scale Slot Cars 12-18-2018, 04:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,164
Posted By Al's slotracing
Yes .. in larger scales Equalizing lap times...

Yes .. in larger scales
Equalizing lap times can be done with the same car.

Unfortunately different cars need different voltages to equalize the times. It seems very likley that would apply...
Forum: Tech Q & A 12-17-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By Al's slotracing
Thanks for that For the cars you've mentioned,...

Thanks for that
For the cars you've mentioned, the current from your existing supply is overkill.

A unit that's widely used for slot car tracks in the USA (and other countries with a similar...
Forum: Tech Q & A 12-17-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By Al's slotracing
Hi Vince A lack of power is quite often due to...

Hi Vince
A lack of power is quite often due to inadequate wiring / poor continuity between track sections. If that's the cause of the problem, a higher current power supply won't help.

How much...
Forum: 1/32 Scale Slot Cars 12-17-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,471
Posted By Al's slotracing
Around O.7 ohms is about right for the hottest...

Around O.7 ohms is about right for the hottest slot racing winds used in that size motor.
The lower performance ones typically used in plastic chassis cars will have considerably more resistance....
Forum: 1/32 Scale Slot Cars 12-17-2018, 03:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,471
Posted By Al's slotracing
It can be done. The Phoenix motor is a standard...

It can be done. The Phoenix motor is a standard size, pretty much any arm from that size of motor will fit and run. There's a huge range of motor specs available to experiment with. That size...
Forum: 1/32 Scale Slot Cars 11-20-2018, 03:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,471
Posted By Al's slotracing
It's well worth checking out suppliers of faster...

It's well worth checking out suppliers of faster slot racing stuff for 3/32" to 2mm sleeves. These were pretty common about 10 years ago when the faster 1/32 and 1/24 cars were changing over...
Forum: The Paddock 11-16-2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,928
Posted By Al's slotracing
With Firefox I'm still getting database error...

With Firefox I'm still getting database error screens pretty frequently, typically it clear with a couple of refreshes.
The number of posts seem to be quite a way down compared with before this...
Forum: Vintage & Scratchbuilding 11-14-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,719
Posted By Al's slotracing
Several places use an Arduino connected to Race...

Several places use an Arduino connected to Race Coordinator with no capacitors or any other EMI suppression components in the car. At most places that works fine. I've been told there have been...
Forum: 1/32 Scale Slot Cars 11-14-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,471
Posted By Al's slotracing
For sure you need tyres up to running at LSR...

For sure you need tyres up to running at LSR speed, a good place to look is the fastest slot cars currently around - they already get close to the sorts of speeds we'd be talking about for an LSR car...
Forum: 1/32 Scale Slot Cars 11-13-2018, 03:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,471
Posted By Al's slotracing
For a serious slot racing land speed record...

For a serious slot racing land speed record attempt, it seems rather unlikely that the sorts of slot car motors that have rpm ratings would be suitable. Faster permanent magnet slot car seem like a...
Forum: 1/32 Scale Slot Cars 11-12-2018, 02:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,471
Posted By Al's slotracing
Wow - a serious land speed record attempt. ...

Wow - a serious land speed record attempt.

For sure the rear wheels are going to need to spin quickly to achieve a land speed record.

The fastest straight line speed slot cars achieve in...
Forum: 1/43 Scale Slot Cars 11-12-2018, 02:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By Al's slotracing
Hudy shafts for 2mm wheels are widely available....

Hudy shafts for 2mm wheels are widely available. Try any of the suppliers of quicker 1/32 and 1/24 cars.

Incidentally its 3/32 not 3/16 that's another common size for Hudys.

2mm axles became...
Forum: 1/32 Scale Slot Cars 11-10-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,471
Posted By Al's slotracing
The JK C10 is based on the much more widely used...

The JK C10 is based on the much more widely used C1 and uses the same body pan pressing as the C1. Pretty much the entire range of JK's 1/32 sports car type bodies will fit, as will a vast range of...
Forum: Race Management systems ( Timing and Scoring ) 11-10-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By Al's slotracing
I've some experience with reed switches for lap...

I've some experience with reed switches for lap counting in larger scales. I couldn't get them to work properly unless they were only just below the track surface. Putting them on the bottom of a...
Forum: 1/32 Scale Slot Cars 11-10-2018, 01:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,471
Posted By Al's slotracing
There is at least one direct drive 1/32 on the...

There is at least one direct drive 1/32 on the market these days. JK have had a direct drive chassis and a motor called the Hawk DD to suit. Direct drive does need reasonably long motor shaft at...
Forum: The Paddock 11-09-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,928
Posted By Al's slotracing
Tried to get in 6 times over the last 5 hours,...

Tried to get in 6 times over the last 5 hours, it went through correctly 3 times , the other 3 times I got database errors which corrected after 1, 2 or 3 refreshes.
Forum: The Paddock 11-08-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,928
Posted By Al's slotracing
Quite a lot of the time I'm still getting ...

Quite a lot of the time I'm still getting

"Database error
The database has encountered a problem.
Please try the following:

Load the page again by clicking the Refresh button in your web...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 150

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.