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#1 Randy Tragni

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Posted 26 April 2021 - 01:46 PM

Anyone racing these and, if so, which do you think is better, Elva, M6D or Lola T70?




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Posted 26 April 2021 - 08:31 PM

Im currently in a can am proxy race and the M6 is my choice it holds the track record on my track the Lola is good to but you cant get the rear track as wide. You also need to look at the new NSR 917/10 it is wide. I did not get enough time to tune on it so thats why I sent the thunder slot.
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Posted 26 April 2021 - 09:52 PM

Thanks. I tried the NSR 917k this past weekend. It's fast but edgy. Maybe too much body as well. It was eaten alive by two M6 Thunderslots.
A friend suggested the Lola was easier to drive due to the longer wheel base. I'm hoping some others have opinions as well (there is a lot of knowledge base on this site).

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Posted 27 April 2021 - 03:55 PM

Never actually owned one of these cars but have driven both a Thunderslot M6, Lola T70 and an NSR 917K. 

 

The NSR 917K was one of my favorite cars to drive, if it is "edgy" on your track you might try changing the gearing. Don't be afraid to push it also, they slide through corners very well. NSR sidewinders in general have a lot of guts. I would just say to try going deeper, the limit might be farther than you think. The 917/10k is very similar as far as I can tell. 

 

For Thunderslot the Lola T70 was my favorite, easy to drive and not overpowered like most of my cars  :crazy:. The Mclaren is a very fast car and also very good. For a longer race I would choose the Lola T70.  


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Posted 28 April 2021 - 01:55 PM

I raced regularly on a 150-ft track until the pandemic put a halt to things. Our Can Am class required a 70 gram minimum weight.  With not a lot of tuning, the Thunderslot T70 coupes eradicated the Can Am track record almost immediately and continued to dominate the class until racing was suspended.  The spyder version was not as successful although mine ran very nearly as well as my coupe. I never got an M6 to run faster than my coupe although one of our guys was able to run record times with his. I did get good results from NSR's 908/3 and I expect the 917/10 to perform similarly.

 

Like every other form of racing, some cars do well on some tracks and less well on others. 


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Posted 29 April 2021 - 03:38 PM

Anyone racing these and, if so, which do you think is better, Elva, M6D or Lola T70?

 

Randy

 

This race report from the 2019 GT Slots North American Championship in Philadelphia may provide you with insight. The McLaren M6A was dominant

 

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Posted 30 April 2021 - 07:48 PM

Thanks everyone for your recommendations. Got this in the mail today.....

 

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Posted 30 April 2021 - 09:39 PM

Nice Randy..


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Posted 01 May 2021 - 11:10 AM

Sweet
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Posted 03 May 2021 - 02:34 PM

Randy this is a must read

 

https://www.hrwforum...m6a-set-up-tips


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Posted 06 May 2021 - 01:17 PM

Great set up article. Thanks for pointing me there.

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Posted 06 May 2021 - 09:32 PM

If your running no-magnet on a Carrera or Scalextric track all you need to do is throw on a set of Quick Slicks #TS43F  on the stock rear wheels. Do not glue the rear tires to the wheel ... absolutely not necessary. Adding 10 Grams of lead is absurd.   


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Posted 07 May 2021 - 12:25 AM

We run on a wood routed track. No magnets, lots of lead.
I'm running factory NSR glued and trued rims/tires. I couldn't bring myself to glue up the beautiful stock rims and tires (so far).
Another question comes to mind. I smoked the original motor during 5v break in. I was able to salvage by re-cutting the comm and some cleaning. Are these motors junk?

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Posted 07 May 2021 - 04:42 AM

Those 21.5K S-Can motors last forever, whether a Slot.it, Thunder Slot, or a Piranha. I never had one, or seen one smoke during break in, or during a race, or seen anyone else smoke. If the comm was fouled by oil during a dry break in that would do it. I break them in over seconds now wet. Dry break in's were taking  way to long, but then I was cycling up in intervals from 2v to 6v for a total of 2 hours.   


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Posted 08 May 2021 - 09:11 PM

That motor is not designed to be taken apart and it would be a challenge to cut the comm and get it all put back together correctly I was just to put a new motor in it and I would also suggest to glue and true the original tires they are awesome. They have a great profile and lots of grip
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