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  • My Revoslot Escorts in.

    Well old news for many, but had to take some shots of the new Revoslots. Our driver looks tired with his bobble head hanging low, but look at those eyes! Determination! (I think?)

    Yes a mistake at the factory has both models with a 12T pinion. Heard Revo will do what they can to correct, but honestly I have plenty of 9T pinions. Besides, no ALFAS (yet) to go with them.

    Overall Impressed. Fit, finish Is at the usual highest standard. In the case of Revoslot, you pay more...but dammit boys you GET more.



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    Now to go ALFA hunting
    -Harry


  • #2
    I wonder if it's worth actually trying it with that gearing before assuming it needs changing. 12/24 should definitely be smoother, in fact the 9T gives the Alfa way too much brakes, it could do with being a 10T anyway.
    Kevan - Isle of Man
    Life is like a box of Slot cars...🚓🚗🚚🚜

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    • Brumos RSR
      Brumos RSR commented
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      The 12 tooth for the Alfa may be the way to go to match Escort as it may be a little smoother out of the corner. I will be experimenting once my track is back up.

    • Kevan
      Kevan commented
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      My Alfa now has a 10T for Thurs night as it's 'Small Sports/Saloons' night...strangely the gearmesh is really quiet.

    • Brumos RSR
      Brumos RSR commented
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      Now that I’m thinking about it Kevan, we should’ve kept this gear thing quiet as I’m preparing for a proxy and you’re going racing. 😀😀 keep us posted and take an 11 with you just in case.
      Last edited by Brumos RSR; September 22, 2022, 12:24 AM.

  • #3
    It's like any other car really, tune for your own taste and track conditions.

    It was only supposed to be 9T to match the ALFAS
    -Harry

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    • #4
      A couple of beautiful cars! I suspect the driver is checking his gauges, don't want to blow her up the 1st time out

      Thank you for sharing.
      Joe.

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      • #5
        Quick Slicks and PG tires are here for the models.

        -Harry

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        • #6
          Side window fit in the body looks wonky, like perhaps the insert needs to be higher into the roof.

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          • Bal r 14
            Bal r 14 commented
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            I agree, but I don't think that would help. I would remove them.

        • #7
          Watch out for front end collisions!!! The front spoiler on my Jager Escort took a flying leap after going a bit too fast! It is only held on with 3 tiny pins! See Pic . . .
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          Maybe a bit of silicone or hot glue to support it??????

          Marty
          T.R. Raceway
          Toms River NJ

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          • WB2
            WB2 commented
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            My 1/24 Escort’s spoiler had departed the body during shipping.

        • #8
          Glass is fully seated, at least I certainly cannot see anyway to get it adjusted.

          FWIW the 12t pinion being larger diameter does not seem too have the desired pitch to the supplied spur. Is very loud. Swapping to the 9 is like installing a silencer compared to it. Just FYI.
          -Harry

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          • GTI
            GTI commented
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            I pulled the interior, left the glass in place and reset the driver and the steering wheel. The roll cage was a little high on mine as well, so I adjusted it. I'll post a picture here in a few moments.

          • Kevan
            Kevan commented
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            I swapped the 9T in the Alfa for a 10T and it's much quieter.

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          • WB2
            WB2 commented
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            1/32 scale phone book?

          • GTI
            GTI commented
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            Ha!! Yes of course!

        • #10
          That looks a lot better, well done sir
          -Harry

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          • #11
            Originally posted by Kevan View Post
            I wonder if it's worth actually trying it with that gearing before assuming it needs changing. 12/24 should definitely be smoother, in fact the 9T gives the Alfa way too much brakes, it could do with being a 10T anyway.
            I am taking the Alfa and Escort for a run today on a mates big track will see how they compare. I am also taking a 9t pinion with me LOL
            Dangermouse to the rescue.

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            • Kevan
              Kevan commented
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              Let us know what you think. Braking with a 9T is so severe the rear steps sideways, I like smooth progressive braking, especially with the Revos which drive deeper into a bend than other cars.

          • #12
            There aren't any Revoslots in my garage yet but the photo of the 2 Escorts sitting side by side on the track has just about convinced me I should get one. Also, cardboard boxes add even more appeal for me. Didn't realise that's how they're packaged. Good move Revoslot.
            Bram,
            CHCH NZ

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            • #13
              Just the normal tuning, might help some newcomers.



              And yes, that spoiler is a WEAK point.
              -Harry

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              • #14
                I saw this today, although in German it's obvious what's going on as regards tuning and relates to all Revo cars

                Kevan - Isle of Man
                Life is like a box of Slot cars...🚓🚗🚚🚜

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                • #15
                  Ich spreche kein Deutsch.

                  My take on the subject:

                  First thing to do on any Revo Slot or 1/24 BRM is to make sure the wheels spin freely. Front stub axles can be tight or have a lot of slop. Simple wheel adjustment.
                  On any straight axle, the rear in this case, check axle for free spinning. If it’s driven, remove the motor and spin the tires. If there is a bit of side play and they don’t spin, loosen the bearing mount screws. Tires will spin. Carefully tighten mount screws to maintain free spin.
                  I haven’t found a 3mm pin gage to align the towers. Yet. Come on, SCC.
                  And the bearings are usually dry.

                  I take the guide spring off, install the guide, and then put the spring on the shank. All held in place by the guide collar. Just my preference.

                  I question the need to loosen the brass nuts. They are shouldered to allow movement between the two chassis plates. Some racers that don’t like the clicking sound put pieces of tape on one plate at the nut location to kill the noise. The tape further reduces movement between the plates but they get by.

                  These cars are made differently than the other Revo Slot and BRM cars I have. All others have the body mounted to the chassis plate that holds the front wheels. You can snug the body screws and still have float between the two chassis plates. On these 1/32 Group 2 cars, the front body posts mount to one plate while the rear body posts mount to the rear plate; effectively eliminating all float unless one leaves the body mounting screws loose. I believe the front plate “ears” should have extended to the rear body mounts. This would have allowed the guide/motor plate to move independently from all else.

                  Just my two cents worth.

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