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by WesR
Wed 14. Aug 2019 15:33
Forum: News from MAGracing
Topic: Latest News from Magnetic Racing
Replies: 19
Views: 6379

Re: Latest News from Magnetic Racing

Hi Ken, Good to hear of your continued interest. I can't offer much advice re. old cars as all mine are now converted to 2.4g but I do have some motor pinions if that will help. If you can confirm your address, I will send them. Regards Wes
by WesR
Wed 3. Jul 2019 20:01
Forum: Car building
Topic: 1/24 scale 2.4g Magracing.
Replies: 23
Views: 4428

Re: 1/24 scale 2.4g Magracing.

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by WesR
Wed 3. Jul 2019 19:54
Forum: Car building
Topic: 1/24 scale 2.4g Magracing.
Replies: 23
Views: 4428

Re: 1/24 scale 2.4g Magracing.

My 1/24 cars are running well now and progress is slow but steady. Pic shows my 1/24 Ferrari 312pb. This car was perhaps the shortest wheelbase WSC sports car (about 95mm in 1/24) so if everything fits in there can be no problem. The track rod/steering servo arm magnets are now 4mm dia. and the serv...
by WesR
Tue 11. Jun 2019 18:40
Forum: Car building
Topic: 1/24 scale 2.4g Magracing.
Replies: 23
Views: 4428

Re: 1/24 scale 2.4g Magracing.

Looks good David, I like the steam sound. What we need now is a Ferrari V8 sound! Attached hopefully are pics of my latest 1/24 prototypes. Going to 1/24 has been quite difficult. Not just a question of increasing size by 33%. The mass/weight of the model is more than 33% and I think that the magnet...
by WesR
Thu 25. Apr 2019 14:15
Forum: Car building
Topic: 1/24 scale 2.4g Magracing.
Replies: 23
Views: 4428

Re: 1/24 scale 2.4g Magracing.

Good to see the interest in 1/24 cars. The radio you need Keld is Flysky fs-gt2b, as photo. I just googled this and the cheapest came out at £ 18.99 , around 22 euro. on e-bay. This model will include a rechargeable battery in the controller and the standard 2/3 channel receiver. Be sure to get this...
by WesR
Wed 24. Apr 2019 18:23
Forum: Car building
Topic: 1/24 scale 2.4g Magracing.
Replies: 23
Views: 4428

Re: 1/24 scale 2.4g Magracing.

Hi Ned, The guide magnet is a standard 4mm diam. but the steering arm is longer so this, of course, increases the effect. The wire is 1mm. The track I built last year, after my break from Magracing, had 0.8mm wire. This was ok for 1/32 cars but I struggled with the 1/24 car but I also felt that the ...
by WesR
Tue 23. Apr 2019 19:15
Forum: Car building
Topic: 1/24 scale 2.4g Magracing.
Replies: 23
Views: 4428

Re: 1/24 scale 2.4g Magracing.

I built a 1/24 car last year but somehow it never seemed to go well. Probably I didn't persevere enough as I recently resurrected the car and, with a few mods, I am now quite enjoying it. Certainly the radio gear is much easier to install, as is the CR123 battery and I think that the overall cost co...
by WesR
Fri 5. Apr 2019 18:24
Forum: Battery and charger
Topic: Alternative battery?
Replies: 7
Views: 5185

Re: Alternative battery?

The CR123 is certainly easily available and I have built several cars using this over the years, there are plenty of pics in my posts but the main problem is with the diameter. For serious racing, sports car bodies are the way to go and, in 1/32, most bodies are too low for this battery so I have go...
by WesR
Wed 6. Mar 2019 19:39
Forum: Car building
Topic: Printing wheels.
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Re: Printing wheels.

DSCF0794 (3).jpg Been running 3d wheels for some time. Near car has wheels with separate flexy tyres, something like the Kim's Tpu I would think. Rear car has one piece wheels and tyres, which can also be in flexy material. First flexy tires were hollow but too firm. We are now moving towards taper...
by WesR
Wed 27. Feb 2019 19:34
Forum: Track building
Topic: Routing a Magracing track.
Replies: 12
Views: 2413

Re: Routing a Magracing track.

Looks good Kim . I use ready mixed skim plaster, comes in a plastic tub. It shrinks as it dries so it needs a 'top up' coat. You do need a good steel straight edge to scrape it flat to the wire. It's worth buying a cheap plastering trowel for this. As I have said before, I regret using board on my l...