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Andy P.

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Colored electrical tape is great for this as it can be easily cut and removed without too much residue on the plastic.

As woodcote says the system is a little finicky as the order in which the controllers are connected.

Andy P.

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Thread moved to correct subforum

Andy P.

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Please see the main thread.

Thanks!

 

Andy P.

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The page is up:

https://www.scalextric.com/uk-en/spark-plug-wireless-dongle.html

This is the main discussion thread.

Personaally I prefer ARC but I think this feels a great niche as well, particularly when two are combined. The price is also great IMHO!

 

 

Andy P.

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It is more "in for a penny in for pound" :-)

Andy P.

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Technically and car with a digital chip will run on ARC PRO so also keep an exe out for older used digital sets with digital cars in them.

Some sellers also break up these sets so you can buy just the digital bits.

Also remember that wuthg DPR you really only need 6 chips (and maybe a spare) as you can swap the chips out in seconds.

You can get a similar experience with the retro chips by by using plugs instead of soldering the chip in directly. Not as fast as DPR but close. The only proble is the LED but if you use blue tac/hot glue to hold it but can be removed.

Andy P.

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Andy P.

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Are you talking about the smaller H0 aka 1/64 scale cars or the more common 1/32 scale cars?

At the end of the day any scale can be raced "magless" or "gravity". It is a different way of racing that requires a more careful set up in weight distribution, center of gravity, tire adhesion and axles setup (among other things)...

Andy P.

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Moved from Micro Section: If this is incorrect let me know...

Andy P.

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DR_C has dissected quite a few ARC PROs (I have nightmares of zombie powerbases rising up in anarchy) and can answer definitely but my guess is that the sensors are different.

There are, if I remember, actually 2 different sensors in the powerbase and only one counts laps. It also has to trigger this to the APP, whether this is in the APP itself or in the powerbase I don't know as it is all a bit of black magic to me.

The 4-lane digital topic has been discussed but some very capable people to if I recall no one has found an easy solution, yet....

 

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