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#1 welslotcar

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 05:34 PM

So as the topic title suggests, this is one of many slot car projects that I am working on, and this weekend seems like a good time to finally finish it.

 

It has taken about two years to collect all of the parts to build a replica of an original Cannon Hornet, and I just completed the rolling chassis using the required Kal Kar chassis and Riggen wheels. The chassis requires a Strombecker Hemi 400 motor (or equivalent) and I will be using one the Strombecker kits.

 

I have never wound/rewound and armature before, but I have taken motors apart, cleaned them, balanced armatures, etc. So if any of the motor gurus out there (John, Rick, Jairus, and others) would offer any tips, I would appreciate it.

 

Thanks for looking.

 

 

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 07:16 PM

Nice project!

 

Glad to see this build here. We will all follow along.

 

 

 

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 09:20 PM

Nice project!  The chassis will bend if you use harsh language, but run carefully it should zip pretty well!  On the motor, best to just follow the instructions.  I'm sure they're adequate and a good many people got their feet wet without any!  Just generally...be neat and try and wind using the same "patterns" on each pole and of course, the same number of turns.  The fiber insulators on the top and bottom ends of the stack can move around as you start to wind.  They prevent shorts by actually making a bit of space right where the sharp corners of the stack are, so if they get off-centered, you can get shorts.  You can help keep them put by putting a little dab of CA glue on the face of each pole.  Pay attention to how well you clean and solder the wire where it passes over the com tabs, doing an electrically sound job is really important...doing a good solder joint will also help prevent the wire from flying off.  Have fun!

 

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 01:52 PM

Something to help you:
http://lascm.com/Slo...roducts_id=6343
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Posted 27 August 2016 - 02:25 PM

Great!!!

 

That was my idea too!

 

I have clear body and another unit from ED in the day .... pretty painted., kal Kar chassy and a hemi400 pactra motor, almost the same. I need to get wheels and guide flag.

 

Probably I'll finish it, attending to my time actions....in 10 or 20 years.....

 

Keep pushing and tell us your advances, hope it would help me to re-start the proyect.

 

Thanks.


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Posted 27 August 2016 - 02:38 PM

mAximo - I can't help it, I've got Thingies in my blood.

 

John - great tips and just what I was looking for. I'll post my results shortly.

 

Philippe - those LASCM photos have been my motivation for the past two years. Thanks to you and Scott for creating such an important resource.

 

The body paint scheme will be inspired by the European Hornet.

 

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 02:43 PM

Though the Bold Face Hornet has potential too. All opinions are welcome of course.

 

 

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 04:39 PM

Hard to decide between two such handsome beasts...

 

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