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Slot Car Racing
An immensely enjoyable and economical hobby, slot car racing has been around for over half a century. Never just a fad that blazed through America, generations of enthusiasts enjoy this exciting and unique hobby. As almost all major manufacturers offer fabulous sets with great features, it is easy to get started with slot car racing with advice from RCSLOT.
Slot car racing sets are comprised of racing model-style cars that have electric motors. They speed around the tracks that can be of almost any design, with the most popular being long ovals, figure 8’s, and in smaller scale versions, hoops and loops. The tracks have a couple of lanes, each having a deep groove or slot (hence the name). Electric lines on either side of the slot give the power to the car as it travels down the lane.
An important part of the smaller HO scale slot cars are magnets. They help in taking corners and keep the car in the slot. Using too many magnets can bring down the performance or burn out the motor of your car, so it is important to design and plan everything carefully.
Besides the essential components such as the cars and track, the most basic slot car set has transformers and controllers. Tracks may range from your simple home sets with two-lanes to the grand four-lane tracks with crisscrosses, and increase in size to the professional 1/24 scale 150+ feet long tracks. The determining factor here, besides your budget, is the space you have. No matter which slot car set you want, we have everything you need right here.
The secret is maintaining the right speed to remain on the slot. Too fast means you shoot off the track, which in turn means losing speed. Go fast on the straight runs and take corners lightly. Instead of trying to derail your opponent’s car, focus on your own race and getting into a rhythm.
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