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  • Revoslot Ferrari F40

    Just my take.

    -Harry


  • #2
    Such a beautiful car. I purchased the red one, I had the same reaction. Might have to buy the blue one. I think I have the Slot-it version of the white car. When I install a digital chip, I will post it.
    Last edited by Scatman; October 25, 2020, 11:37 PM.
    Tony

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    • #3
      Great video and a great car! Bought the same one ,tuned it up, put on some lights and it’s a really awesome car both in performance and looks! I liked it so much I ordered the red one as well!
      thanks for the video

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      • #4
        Great Video. So the Ferrari decals come in a separate bag. Are the decals waterslide or peel and stick? From the previous post I learned these Ferrari F40's dont have front and rear lights .

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        • War Eagle River
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          Decals are waterslide. Revo Slot cars do not come with lights. If you want to install, a good suggestion is Z Machine light kits.

      • #5
        Thank You War Eagle River. I will enquire for obtaining the lights as this will improve the slotcars realism. Lastly since the decals are waterslide they could easily come off if you hold the slotcar in those areas where the Ferrari shield is. Surely a clear coat should be applied to protect them.

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        • War Eagle River
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          Little dab of Future does the trick

      • #6
        This is a really nice car all round, but pay attention to how it is assembled. My car was built with mismatched axle blocks at the rear, one rear, one front. So the axle was at an angle in the car and only one front wheel was touching the track. Fortunately the distributor came through very quickly with a replacement part and the car is now good.
        Dennis Samson

        Scratchbuilding is life
        Life is scratchbuilt

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        • #7
          My tool to align the Revoslots axles. Almost all of mine has need a little bit of love. I think it's made by Scaleauto? Comes in set of two.

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          • #8
            My car was built with mismatched axle blocks at the rear, one rear, one front.
            Had that happen once. SCC just exchanged the car for me.

            I loosen the bulkheads and just use the axle itself to make sure it's true. But thanks, might look into that sir.
            -Harry

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            • #9
              6mm drill blank is what I use to align the bushing bulkheads. Then the axle to align ball-bearing bushings.
              Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA

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              • #10
                I'm curious as to whether the Revo Slot F40 is somewhat over scaled to be 1/32 as the 333SP is. Also curous about opinions as to whether it is an improvement over the slot.it/policar F40 in the performance department. My slot.it/Policar F40s are about the best handling 1/32 slot cars I own and you can almost get 2 Policar F40s for the price of one Revo Slot. I also think that most competition committees won't allow Revo Slot cars to compete against other brands. That is why I have only acquired the 33SP so far more as a curiosity. BTW it is a great driving slot car outclassing everything else I own.

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                • #11
                  ModlerBob, ALL the RevoSlots are very close to scale, as HRW has done the math for us previously. As far as performance against other manufactures...RS were built IMO to be raced against other RS. And I’m sure just about every other club/group is doing that as well.
                  Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA

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                  • #12
                    Other than you (Scott) nobody I know in these parts has been willing to fork over the money needed to acquire any of the RS products. Now when Speedy from NH comes down later this month he will have acquired a couple of RS cars. Since my slot car budget as of late has become severely limited due to increases in the cost of medications I need to purchase, acquiring more toys is not practical. Maybe after Jan. 20 and the new miracle president takes office the cost of my various meds will drop enough to allow me to buy some fun.

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                    • #13
                      I'd be willing to be that Revoslot used the Fly F40 molds. I've a few of the latter and compared it to my recent blue Pilot-liveried F40 and they are exact in every respect. FWIW, I never bought a Slot It F40 because the shape is incorrect.

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                      • #14
                        I do find the RevoSlots to be bigger than all other 1/32 scale manufacturers. That being said I'm not a rivet counter and find the cars very competitive with/as their own class. Like others have found, the heavy metal chassis (which I really like) make them difficult to get to compete against the lighter plastic set-ups. (you can buy plastic chassis for them now, if you want that kind of performance) All that being said, I don't need or want more of the same. These cars normally need little to no set up. I swap guides to the provided wood guide and run the tires in. You could true them instead but I enjoy driving so I choose to run them.

                        They are a much different driving experience than any other car I own. The heavy planted feel with a power lag before picking up (like a turbo powered real car) with a long breaking distance that is still solid and drivable. I do add tungsten under the rear axel to get the rear tires to grip more. It's not "needed" but it helps the lap times as the motor is plenty strong enough to spin the tires. They are expensive when compared to other Hyper-performance car like, NSR, Thunderslot, Slot.it, etc... but they do offer a driving experience no other cars do.

                        Of course this is just my opinion of what I've encountered.

                        For details sake, I drive on a wood routed track.

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                        • War Eagle River
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                          You’re take and opinions are spot on, nice write up.

                        • Junior
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                          Great looking track. What is the dimension of your the table..

                        • Impulse-ive
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                          The track table is 14'x8' (4'at the ends)
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                      • #15
                        Now THAT is a car report.

                        Feel you described it just about perfectly.
                        -Harry

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                        • Impulse-ive
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                          Thanks Harry, I guess I like these cars more than I would have thought I did. They are great looking cars and have found the driving experience so much fun I wanted to make sure people know about them, even if they aren't the fastest car in their collection.
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