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  • My Pioneer Legends Arrived Today!!

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    Right after I hugged the UPS Driver and what seems years of wait, I cracked open the Pioneer #22 Legend.

    Picture 1 is right out of the Box & Picture 2 is with the MAXXTRAC M6 in place. Someone with real measuring tools will need to confirm that the street tires seemed a hair taller. Quality was excellent right out of the box!!

    Picture 3, 4, & 5 shows you just how wide the #22 is on Scalley Track and compared to the Petty NASCAR #43

    So how did the #22 run on my 125 feet of R1, R2, R3 "curvy" Dundee Speedway?

    Street tires saw 16 seconds run and the M6 tires dropped the laps to 15.5 seconds.

    A T/A #23 Ford Mustang Fastback Pioneer also on M6 tires drove around in 13.5 seconds.

    Lots of smiles in the first laps, meant all my expectations and more, GREAT job Pioneer!!

    Dundee Denny

    PS: lastly is a picture "under the hood" Click image for larger version

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    Last edited by Dundee Denny; November 27, 2019, 10:43 PM.

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    Great report sir!
    -Harry

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    • #3
      Thanks for the report and photos. I was going to do this when I got mine but you've helped solve the curiosity issue regrading the size of these cars. Professor Motor which is accepting preorders lists them as 1:30 scale. I think they are sized just right for a 1:32 scale version of a race car designed to be 5/8th the size of the cars it's patterned after.

      Your road test info suggests the Legends are going to be a class unto themselves. I wouldn't expect an actual Legend or Dwarf car with a motorcycle or snowmobile motor to be on par with a full sized race car with a V8 motor so it makes sense theses are unique speedwise too. I do think the Legends will fit in well with some builds using Artin chassis and undersized Lindberg bodies, but ideally they deserve a series of their own.

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          Dwarf racers, both modified and Legends, are not very big at 5/8 scale. Maybe Pioneer Legends are modeled after the 'old timer' class as the driver does look too big in comparison to the vehicle.

          Regardless, if they run in their own class, likely 1:30, it really doesn't matter and these new Legends are a welcome addition to our hobby.
          Last edited by GoldGuy; November 28, 2019, 02:13 AM.

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          • #6
            Side by side racing could get real interesting! Hope someone gets some good video of the cars going airborne when those rear tires hook up with each other!
            Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA

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            • #7
              Those bumper supports look like they are made to have some flex . Do they?
              If so that is great.
              Randy

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              • #8
                Wow! Looks great! Thanks for posting!

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                • #9
                  Yep, there is some flex and could easily be replaced if the bumpers are made available

                  Dundee Denny

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Dundee Denny View Post
                    Yep, there is some flex and could easily be replaced if the bumpers are made available

                    Dundee Denny
                    Easy change of bumpers was designed in. Slide off and slide in a new one. Spares available from participating dealers!

                    Jules

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                    • 32lbking
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                      Wow, great idea!
                      Randy

                  • #11
                    Originally posted by 32lbking View Post
                    Those bumper supports look like they are made to have some flex . Do they?
                    If so that is great.
                    Randy
                    See above, Randy.

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                    • #12
                      Jules, are the bully bars(bumpers) made of metal?
                      Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA

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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by War Eagle River View Post
                        Jules, are the bully bars(bumpers) made of metal?
                        No Scott, not metal. But they are the very finest quality Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (PA757). 100% recyclable, climate-change friendly.

                        Jules

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by Jules View Post

                          No Scott, not metal. But they are the very finest quality Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (PA757). 100% recyclable, climate-change friendly.

                          Jules
                          Ahh, so no whale blow hole issues then! Any timeline on the Legends white kits?
                          Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA

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                          • #15
                            Originally posted by War Eagle River View Post

                            Ahh, so no whale blow hole issues then! Any timeline on the Legends white kits?
                            No, according to our research, the size of the plastic box on Pioneer models is just small enough not to be an issue for the whale blow hole - but the Carrera ones are a real issue, according to the latest maritime research.

                            Much more of a problem, but less widely known, is the danger posed by the strength of magnets now used in many slot cars. It is actually a threat to many creatures that use magnetoception for navigation. Latest studies suggest that careless disposal of button and bar magnets will become a big problem in years to come.

                            Earlier this year, we conducted some trials using a pigeon that we captured near the dumpster out back of the factory. We taped a bar magnet to one of its legs and let it go. It seemed to launch off okay but then spent at least 10 minutes flying round in ever decreasing circles before crashing into a small maple tree in the car park. We did the right thing and removed the magnet and the pigeon flew away, apparently not harmed by that experiment but it should be a warning to all the guys that remove magnets from slot cars: Please dispose with care.

                            Legends Kits? Yes. Available from today.

                            Jules

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