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Andy P.

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I can't think off the top of my head of a reason why this behavior should happen. Please send your findings to Customer Services (link at the right) so they can look into it.

Exact numbers of your iOs and app as well as the serial number of your powerbase will help.

Thanks!

Andy P.

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HI There Crazyfool and welcome to the forum.

I am afriad I don't quite follow what you mean by wires.

There are wires from the braids that are on the guide to motor.

These seldom break and if they do a little bit of soldering can usually fix it.

If you are referring to the braids on the guide these are readily available from many online slot car stores.

Maybe a picture would help?

Andy P.

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I remember reading a thread where the little wire arm that controls the flipper can slip out of the holder on one side causing for the flipper to move in one direction well but not in the other.

Taking the section up and opening up the bottom is the only course of repair I am afraid. :-(

Andy P.

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I am guessing it is more about the fact that the motors are built by a subcontractor of the contractor to make the cars.

I rally don't think there are any nefarious reasons for some motors being faster than other.

If you do find a motor vastly higher you can use the APP if you have an ARC system and "de-tune" it when racing a slower car.

Running in a motor may also help it increase in RPM. This is an area filled with black magic and dark secrets but in general letting the motor run at low voltages for a long time and successively increasing voltage.

Use compressed air to get rid of any dust or filaments.

Oil it when you are done.

Andy P.

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There isn't one available yet but there might be some day.

There are app with smart phones that might work in a pinch...

Andy P.

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the part number is different depending on your country (mostly because of the wall plug, the output is all the same)

Soo.....

where do you hang your hat?

Andy P.

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Ahh gearing.. I think the only other slot car topic besides runing in motors and tire truing that will cause no end of (good) discussion.

Gearing can help with parity, like you said, the FF motors are very high RPM.

They can also make a car more drivable or reach a higher top speed.

If you google you should be able to find all kinds of info on it.

Like so many things though it really depends on your set up and what you are driving.

If you are using stock tires on Sport track then the standard gearing should be OK on a mildly twisty flat track.

If you have lots of long straights and mildly banked curves you can go for higher speeds.

Swapping out for grippier tires may also make a difference and require different gearing.

I always remind people of a bicycle... the pinion being the crank gear and the crown being the spindle in the back. Big in front, snall in mack: High top speed but it will take a while to get there.

Etc ...

Let us know what you are racing on and maybe we can come up with some better ideas.

Andy P.

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Glad you got it working!

Andy P.

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Have you run a vacuum cleaner all the way around the track?

Littel bits of metal can cause a short circuit...

Andy P.

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Yes while you can operate two ARC PROs in the same room (change the dip switcheson the bottom) they will be two different races and the tracks must be seperate so you would have to mirror the track (think of butterfly wings)

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