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    OMG...you're right. Geeze...if you used all eight...

    OMG...you're right. Geeze...if you used all eight your body be goin nowhere! Who's making them?
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    If it's nice flat steel I'd give it a go. But the...

    If it's nice flat steel I'd give it a go. But the front wheel supports look too wide...wheels wouldn't fit if you wanted them to.
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    Thanks Brainchild here is a video of this...

    Thanks Brainchild

    here is a video of this controller sort of working. The unmarked transistor is a non drag difalco that I put in to see if it would help. As I see it the timer circuit works but...
  4. Thread: Phoenix Motors

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    Phoenix Motors

    Has anyone gained experience with these? Do they really compare to an X12? How would you gear them for flexy racing where 3-1 is typical?
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    Controllers are not mass produced in China and I...

    Controllers are not mass produced in China and I doubt they ever will be. This is cult market. The top controllers are crafted and backed in small runs by passionate individuals for passionate...
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    Thanks for all the tips. Looks like the Tamiya...

    Thanks for all the tips. Looks like the Tamiya product is basically the same as the Parma. I will get to touching up some bodies soon.
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    Naptha takes of some sharpie marks but not all. I...

    Naptha takes of some sharpie marks but not all. I will try goo gone and some lemon pledge
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    Parma fas shine or equevelent

    I ran out of the Parma product that wipes overspray and sharpie marks off without damaging the lexan. Can that, or something similar, be bought now or is there a homebrew that works? I'm talking...
  9. Indeed I missed a good race. I built cars and had...

    Indeed I missed a good race. I built cars and had the box packed but my work would not permit it. Looks like you had the optimum turnout. Nice work Bill and Tony.

    Congrats to the top finishers. I...
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    transparent Parma paints

    I am not clear on the difference between these. I didn't find anything at the parma website. Who can describe the difference between these

    fraslucent

    fasescent

    fasfluorscent
  11. The turnout could be large. FNRS uses BLT. keep...

    The turnout could be large. FNRS uses BLT. keep the racers lined up controller in hand. No running around with sticky notes. Way less work for the race director. turn marshalling is not as critical....
  12. I am planning to show up. I just double checked...

    I am planning to show up. I just double checked the rules and procedures.

    I motion we skip the time consuming Laps and Sections and go with BLT. It's MORE FUN and takes WAY less time.

    Who will...
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    While there are many different versions with many...

    While there are many different versions with many more features, I need to ask - is below a decent description of the more typical dragtroller:

    Pulling the trigger throws a relay which starts a...
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    speedracer is the man to reach. You might PM him....

    speedracer is the man to reach. You might PM him.

    I'd be up for a Retro Race at Staunton for sure. My IRRA cars are ready. Team Brantley lives nearby.
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    Thanks Mike. I'm trying to repair this one.

    Thanks Mike. I'm trying to repair this one.
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    B and B Shark troller

    Can someone tell me what the knobs on this controller do?

    http://www.slotcartalk.com/slotcartalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=17887&d=1523887729


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    Indeed RK. I'm going with automotive relays....

    Indeed RK. I'm going with automotive relays. (post 27) However, having found those big chassis mount FET switches for $20 I thought it was noteworthy for anyone setting up a world class track. Who...
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    I will not be going this way for the track I am...

    I will not be going this way for the track I am helping with but For $20 each what about something like this? Seems like it would work and be better than a mercury wetted relay
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    The AC power circuit feeding the supplies. I'm...

    The AC power circuit feeding the supplies. I'm going to be doing some work on a track power setup. But the supplies will not have a dedicated power circuit. I'm afraid there will still be power...
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    Mains power, importance of

    For good racing up through X12 motors using 2, 90 amp Bulldog supplies. Is a dedicated mains circuit essential? Does each supply need a dedicated mains circuit?

    Would batteries solve the issue of...
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    If I lived nearby this track I would do it with...

    If I lived nearby this track I would do it with fets. This discussion, and Steen's outline at post 16, has pointed the way if any track owner seeing this want to be the first to say his track has...
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    Indeed Mike, relays are looking better. What do...

    Indeed Mike, relays are looking better. What do you have on your tracks?
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    Thank you for that detailed response. Who can...

    Thank you for that detailed response.

    Who can tell me the relay of choice that most tracks are using? We need to consider that option as well.
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    something like this maybe

    Here is the test (gate pull down to source, thank you catching that, Steen) no diode and 2 IRF630 in parallel. I guess the reason to use more than one is because the small connector legs are the weak...
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    My diagram shows an NFET on circuit high side....

    My diagram shows an NFET on circuit high side. Positive to Drain, Source to load. Regarding the diode, I was under the impression that the body diode was not sufficient in all cases. on my...
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