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Slot Car Motors

Friday, 7 January 2011, 17:46 | 1/24 Slot Cars | 0 Comment | Read 8595 Times
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The various types of slot car motors.

There are many brands of the basic categories of motors below. Find out what works best at your local track before you buy.

falcon slot car motorThe  TSRF, Slick 7 or JK falcon slot car motors have replaced the 16D as the entry level motor. Made in Japan originally for printers, this motor has proven to be almost as reliable as the 16D, but slightly faster due to it’s significant weight advantage. Price $9 – $12

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slot car motorsThe 16D has been the entry level motor for 3 decades. It is big and heavy but it is also reliable and costs about $12. Made in China.

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slot car motorsThe cobalt group 27 slot car motors are the second fastest motor available. The stacks of the armature are full length and it is wound with 38 turns of 27 gauge wire. These motors are very reliable and very powerful. $335

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fastest slot car motorThe unlimited open slot car motors used in professional group 7 and eurosport semiscale racing. The can is hard steel, the endbell is anodized aluminum. Magnets are cobalt. The armatures are short and typically .480″ in diameter. Winds for these range from 15t of 24 gauge to 26t of 26 gauge wire. price $280 – $415

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Great slot car motors are essential for winning slot cars these days so get the best available.

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