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gorp

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The great, easy, original slot forum mod of curved changers made 2 separate lanes of power for digital and analog and was accomplished with a couple simple  snips.

 

Straight cross overs are one of the greatest drivers of having to buy new cars since parts seem to be harder to find but the demo derby + crossing are even better for wreaks

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 As for pitlanes, am sure that mobs of people want them for that purpose and it would become a top seller, but will pass since straight dual changers can serve that same function.

 

Then back in the beginning, when the curved lane changes were only thing available, found the in to out to be the most troublesome piece so tried to build tracks using only out to in and also used the curved crossovers more.

Now do not use either curved changers or crossovers.

gorp

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How hard is it to plug in the controllers and power pack to race ?

If he needs car advice see help and advice at top.

If he needs suggested possible track ideas, do a search and see original box with them.

gorp

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Rereading this, wonder if you are actually complaining about cars becoming unlinked and not the controllers ?

If that is the case, the main cause is usually the 2 piece round guide has become loose and needs reassembly properly - see help and advice at top of page.

 

However if the cars are fine after you relink the controllers only , try running  it with app turned off .

gorp

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There are dealers on the net, mainly in the UK, that deal in old parts for old cars.

Try searching under car name and C number.

Also check at other sites like slot forum and slotracer.online .

gorp

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Are the batteries new ?

gorp

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They do come in the chip box.

gorp

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If it was working when stored, should work when used again.

gorp

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Yes , you will need a new powerpack for arc air.

 

But you seem not to fully understand what Andy said ,so might help you greatly to read a little more here before making a costly mistake on what you really want.

Would suggest you buy a used sport analog powerbase and controllers and powerpack or two , ( if you get the correct one, it  becomes 1 pack  per lane)  from the  21st century.

gorp

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No, if operating controller properly when passing lap counter and if track  was built following the requirements and if guides fit requirements too - see slotracer.online for arc pro manual.

 

 

gorp

834 posts

Well if we are comparing apples to apples, with all other facts the same, such as:

 

Same car tested on both with chip installed

Same powerbase with no other change then switching digital to analog side.

No app used for either.

No changers.

 

If so, your results would indicate that the digital side of the car/powerbase combo is using more power, thus car is slower when digital racing.

(There is no way to separate the powerbase from the car when testing apple to apple, so unknown is if chip itself uses less power itself, when running analog and the behavior of each revision of chips or if it is result of the powerbase alone or a combination of both)

If car is equal on both, install changers to see if that makes the difference.

Your results will be interesting here.

 

A 2nd power pack always helps, but it may or may not change this situation.

 

In the end , you are just playing with toys.

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