Hi TBG. That’s disappointing your set isn’t working as you’d hoped.
I looked back at your other posts and reminded myself you have the ARC Air Le Mans set with the two Porsche RSR cars. There could be a few things that could be wrong. The first thing to do is to check you are still getting the same problems if you’re not using the app. If you are, it’s not a problem with the app. If the problems disappear without the app, then the app is the problem. Let us know what happens.
One other question is whether this started the first time you used the set and has always happened - or whether the set worked okay and then developed the problem or a small issue got worse. That will help diagnose the problem. And am I reading what you say correctly, that both cars have exactly the same problems on the same parts of the track?
I seem to remember similar issues with some sets which were car and track problems. The first thing to do is check all your track connections are tight - that the clips ‘click’ in place. When the track is new, they may need quite a strong push to get that click - and there should be no gap when you gently try and pull the sections apart. The second is to check if any of the rail tabs are loose - there is a video of how to do that on this page: https://www.scalextric.com/uk-en/support/track-maintenance
Then there’s the cars. Some of the newer cars like the Porsche can sometimes get hung-up on the track - the ‘blister‘ over the gear at the back touches the track. If the car stops with the wheels spinning, that is most likely the problem. However, there may be other issues with the cars, such as the braid plate becoming misaligned (especially if the car is pushed backwards). Check the plate is pushed back into the guide and is seated exactly over the circular fitting underneath - that’s diagram 8 of the braid changing instructions in the set, or in this video: https://www.scalextric.com/uk-en/support/car-maintenance
I’m presuming the cars haven’t done many laps, so wear and tear is not an issue. Likewise, the track is new and shiny?
I hope that helps.
Hi agin woodcote, and thanks again for your help.
When i initially set the track up, in a basic two straights and two bends arrangement, this was without the app and the cars were doing the same then on what i assume is the same two bends. (there are some tyre marks on these bits of track!) so at the moment, i'm not convinced it is the app but i will try again.
its a good point about the clips but they did appear to be clicked in properly, I'll be sure to check that next time but having said that, when the cars travel a lot faster, the clips hadn't changed.
As regards the plate, again i will check but with the cars being brand new, I don't feel this is the route cause and simialry, the track is new so no issues there, excpet for the two bends!
I'll try and set up again tomorrow , with and without the said bens, and see what is what, but thanks again.
What about calibration of the cars, does that impact on any of this?