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Andy P.

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Andy P.

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I am with woodcote here. On newer Sport track if you are careful you shouldn't need copper tape.

I have used copper tape on some old Classic track that was so far gone I couldn't get a decent connection.

It worked well.

The problem with tape is gettting curves to work properly...

Andy P.

1807 posts


Since oyu made multiple posts I am not sure if you mean braids on the cars or putting braids on the rails...

Copper braids on the cars should help performance not only by conducting electricity well (better than tin) but also because they are soft and "dampen" the track more.

The down side is they will get used up a lot faster and if you are using standard Sport track each track connection will tear them a little bit...

Andy P.

1807 posts


As woodcote says there really is only the one chip.

In fact, the LMP and GT Lightning Start have a hole in the proper place for the LED and little plugs to hold it in place.

The chassis is also formed ina way that the retro chip sits snugly in it...

Andy P.

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Enjoy ! let us know how it goes. We are here to help.

Andy P.

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Feel free to used the Scalextric Customer Services Link on the right to log the error.

That will help it get prioritized...

Thanks

Andy P.

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Nice points Phil and well written.

You are right, I hand't thought of the gamer/spectator aspect.

I attend1:1  races regularly and I have to agree when there is no commentator or scoreboard or TV coverage on big screens it is much harder to get excited about what is going on.

In a way, the ideal solution would be a drivers' and a spectators' view or at least the ability for each driver to use thier device with teh display as they see fit but have the usual display of race info like we know it from other prossional slot car systems....

As I said elsewhere, just because it isn't doesn't mean it won't be....

Andy P.

1807 posts


Chepaer "step down" power converters often case line noise and other issues that might be fine for analog but might cause issues with digital.

As an example here is a video showing how it affects audio equipment:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoZgdIKnsCE

This doesn't mean this WILL happen, it just means it might...

I have a power converter for my US appliance (VCRs mostly) from an ex-military person. It is as big as a bread box...

Andy P.

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As with any technology it is best to reduce the number of variables.Start by making sure the ARC APP is completely off and shut down. Restarting your device might help as well.Also make sure your operating system and the app are up-to-date.Unplug the power base, remove it from the layout and then plug it back in.Now try to get the app to connect in analog mode. You will know if you are in analog or digital mode because your analog cars will have constant power if the powerbase is in digital mode.If by chance you are in digital mode turn everything off again and switch the pwoerbase to anlog and try again.If the app is still not connecting see if you can borrow another device and see if it connects.

If it does connect then your  device has an issue for some reason. If it doesn't then there might be an issue with your powerbase (as you say it is used) and you shoudl contact Customer Care at the right for help.

Andy P.

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Arc pro don't connect to Samsung Galaxy S8? moved to here...

Andy P.

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You should be able to upload pictures to the thread. They have to be released by the forum admin though which will take time.

At one point there was a rule that you had to have made at least 5 posts or something but I am not sure that is stil in place.

If you want, you can contact him directly at forum@hornby.com and ask to have te items posted.

Thanks!

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