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  • NSR Can Am Versus Thunderslot

    Hi all,

    I recently ordered one of the new NSR Porsche 908/3 cars, and I was curious if anyone has had a chance to run these against the Thunderslot Can Am cars. I’d like to hear peoples thoughts. Do you think the NSR can compete with the Thunderslots or not?

    Thank you
    Scott

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    Hi Scott

    I have the same NSR 908/3 you posted a photo of and it hangs pretty well with my Thunderslot Can-Am's. The wheelbase on this car is virtually identicle to the Thunderslot M6A with a slight weight advantage going to the Thunderslot M6A. Gearing and motor specs are virtually identicle as well, at least on paper. The motor pod in this NSR model is the older classic rectangular version and not the triangular one found in their GT cars. I give a slight edge to the NSR for having smoother gearing however the Thunderslot motor is kind of coggy, probably due to having stronger magnets and this is probably what I'm feeling in that department, nevertheless the NSR gearing feels smoother to the touch. On my big old wood track the winner would likely come down to the better driver in most cases. Me driving both cars, a very slight edge to the Thunderslots, at least arourd here and as all of these cars sit currently. That's not to say another trip into the workshop couldn't turn the tables. It should be noted, all of these cars I'm referring to are box stock versions with Urethane rear tires and a thorough bench setup only. The rear air ride wheels would also be filled in on all of these models. Other racers and other tracks will likey yield completely different outcomes and results however at this track they are fairly closely matched IMO.

    Edit: 12 tooth pinions were also installed on all of these models. I do this almost automatically here given the track size.

    Cheers
    KK
    Last edited by KK Racing; January 11, 2021, 01:49 PM.

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    • SlotCat
      SlotCat commented
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      Agreed, however I've noticed that most Thunderslot bodies are too slammed compared to other manufacturers and certainly too low for scale.

  • #3
    Thanks for the reply KK. We run urethane tires exclusively on our tracks, and the cars are run tuned box stock, like you run.

    It’s good to hear that they should run competitively together, as I always liked this model, but the Fly cars couldn’t keep up with the Podded cars like the Slot its and Thunderslots.

    Scott

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    • #4
      Originally posted by Macphee888 View Post
      Hi all,

      I recently ordered one of the new NSR Porsche 908/3 cars, and I was curious if anyone has had a chance to run these against the Thunderslot Can Am cars. I’d like to hear peoples thoughts. Do you think the NSR can compete with the Thunderslots or not?

      Thank you
      Scott

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      Hey Scott, they will hang together - and as Kevin mentioned, it'll come down to driver ability. I will say this, the Thunderslot may have a slight advantage but we're talking maybe a tenth on your best lap. My Thunderslot Lola spyder holds my track record while I have a NSR Porsche 917K that's about a tenth behind it, but I can drive the 917K at the very top of the limit all day. I find Slot.it can be another tenth behind. But again depending on differences in lane lap length/difficulty to drive and driver ability, it's all moot.

      FWIW, in terms of tuning to get to the top end of performance for no-mag (in my experience) they all need work with Thunderslots requiring the least effort, followed by NSR then Slot.it.

      Good to see you're still involved in the hobby! It's been a while since you helped break in my track :O)

      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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      • Macphee888
        Macphee888 commented
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        Hey Tom,

        Good to hear from you.

        I’m going to have to make it out west again one of these days, and I’d love to check Mugello out again.

        We were just issued a stay at home order for at least 28 days, so there’ll not likely be any racing happening here before March at the earliest.

        Stay safe Tom
        Scott

    • #5
      I don't have one but I imagine they can be tuned to run with a Thunderslot, we have a couple of Slot It McLarens in Portland that are every bit as fast as the Thunderslots, They just take more tweaking to get them to run that well. I suppose you can even make the Thunderslots a bit faster, but mine run so well I'm afraid to do much other than basic tuning.

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