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  • Flyslot Williams F1 cars

    I followed a link Harry put in a post about guides that took me to SCC and I found this car. I looked up the HRW review (https://www.homeracingworld.us/Revie...otWilliams.htm) from 2014 and these cars didn't get rave reviews at that time for the cost. I don't know what the price was then but SCC now has 4 generic versions like this for $34.99.

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    https://slotcarcorner.com/collection.../40303-flyslot

    Sharing info in case others are interested. I suggest reading the review before you take the plunge, but at this price ...

  • #2
    Both the FW07 and the FW08 looked great, ....unfortunately, their execution of the "transmission" was not. There
    was so much flex in this area that excessive noise, mesh, and wear issues were/are very common. Most folks were hoping for /expecting a better engineered drivetrain.
    That said, for $35, and a bit of work, it may be well worth it

    Many tried various mods on the drivetrain,....I decided to just replace the whole chassis.

    Cheers
    Chris Walker

    Mine was the Williams FW07..........same drivetrain engineering as the FW08 shown above.

    The advantage of the Flyslot gearbox was "cosmetic"..........it used small dia. gears, so the rear bodywork did not require any "bumps" or cutouts"..........I had to remove a section of the rear body work to clear the green 24T Slot-it crown, which can be seen in the picture.

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    A center hinge "flexi board" chassis

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    • dinglebery
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      That is an Awesome chassis!!! GREAT Job!!!

    • Zcarfan
      Zcarfan commented
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      Amazing chassis!

  • #3
    Nice work. That's a Richard Mack chassis isn't it? That reminds me, Dave Reinecke, you unpacked mine yet!?!

    I've a few F1s with the gearbox in question and I'm happy with the way they run, after some work. Key to longevity and smoothness was to drill a small hole in the trans brace which enabled you to lube the shaft. That helped immensely.

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    • #4
      Originally posted by Dogsbody View Post
      Nice work. That's a Richard Mack chassis isn't it?
      It is a RM chassis kit !!,........with a few modifications made to the guide tongue, the front axle assembly, and the motor bracket (in order to fit an FF050 motor). The brass plate under the motor was installed to align the motor shaft with the centerline of the rear axle. (I did not want to run hypoid/offset gears) The kit was designed to be run with a FK 130 type motor (Fox/Falcon etc.) which is taller than the FF050 motor. It was also designed to be used with Scaley's version of the Williams FW07, which has a wider engine/motor cover than the Fly version,.......the Scaley version accepts the FK 130, the Fly version, not so much.

      Cheers
      Chris Walker

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      • #5
        That chassis looks fantastic. Awesome job.

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        • #6
          Originally posted by slothead View Post
          I followed a link Harry put in a post about guides that took me to SCC and I found this car. I looked up the HRW review (https://www.homeracingworld.us/Revie...otWilliams.htm) from 2014 and these cars didn't get rave reviews at that time for the cost. I don't know what the price was then but SCC now has 4 generic versions like this for $34.99.

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          https://slotcarcorner.com/collection.../40303-flyslot

          Sharing info in case others are interested. I suggest reading the review before you take the plunge, but at this price ...
          Slothead not sure about your car pictured but if it has the same geartrain as mine, the same one that’s Chris referred to...it can be made to run very well. Trust this link is ok to post, as it outlines what I did with the stock components, and a few extra shims to get her to fly. For what it’s worth, this car has dominated our Fly F1 class ever since she debuted. Hope you find it informative and encouraging to take the plunge.

          linky: https://www.slotcarillustrated.com/f...-to-run-proper

          Cheers,
          Tom
          Founding member of Rocky Mountain Racers, a 1/32 club based in Calgary, Alberta Canada: http://www.facebook.com/rockymtnracers
          Canada’s Tourist Trophy Event Founder and Organizer: http://www.facebook.com/touristtrophycanada

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          • #7
            looks an awful lot like an F1 eurosport chassis to me. that's cool.

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            • #8
              THIS is why HRW exists. Tom, you are a jewel.

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