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Old 02-06-2010, 04:31 PM
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Default SCX Digital Slot Car Magnet Adjustment

Can anyone explain how to adjust the magnet on the SCX Digital Slot Cars. Thanks
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:04 PM
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Default turning screws counter clockwise

Lowers the Mag from the factory shipped OEM position according to the instruction manual in the sets. Never clockwise, which would raise them. I guess they are always shipped as high as they can go. Lower them till you hear them dragging on the slot rails if you want. It just slows the car down, loads up the motor, or shorts the system if they touch.

Alternatively you can loosen them completely and rotate 180, then raise or lower them. This is particularly effective in the Jr or euphemistically called "precision mode". Reverse the mag, set the CU on Jr and adjust to suite your speed/skill level.

Maybe someone should post some pics, or Brian could make a you tube video explaining all the possibilities.
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:01 PM
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How does turning the magnet 180 affect the car?
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:25 PM
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Default it's the holder

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How does turning the magnet 180 affect the car?
its the plastic holder with the mag. don't ask me, its in the instruction book. Read it, learn it, know it.

I think the mag is u shaped, as I recall. I think there is sort of a detent in the chassis/mag holder to accomodate the holder and facilitate adjustment. Analog, years ago, I wondered the same thing, 180, does that mean turn the mag over, or rotate the holder 180? memory fails me at this point.

Digital, I'm a noob. That was actually my next test/learning session.
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:08 PM
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It means rotate the holder 180. There are notches in the holder that keep it from being screwed in deeper (away from the track) if it's in one way, but allow that to happen when turned around. I believe they come from the factory with the holder in the "wrong" way, such that it can NOT be screwed in more. This is probably because they don't want people who don't know what they're doing making the cars not stick as much.

When we ran a SCX NASCAR series recently, we set the mag downforce at 100 grams max. Everyone had to rotate the magnet holder to be able to screw it in more to reduce the downforce to 100 grams. We also put on urethane tires. It was a fun series.

Just remember, the deeper you screw it into the bottom of your car, the further from the track it will be, and the less magnetic traction you'll have. Conversely, you can loosen it to increase traction, but I don't recommend going much more than it comes.
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Old 02-11-2010, 12:10 PM
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Thanks everyone for your help
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:40 PM
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