Oddly enough, the car in the pictures above now resides in my house and is, in actuality, my wife Kris' new GT car. Alan brought it with him to the Alabama Summer ScaleAuto Mayhem races and allowed all of us to test the car. I am very, very, very impressed with the quality, handling and speed of this car!!!
The lexan interior is nothing new, however, the use of clear lexan for the windows and headlamp lens is sort of unique. The ArrowSlot Saleen makes use of the ScaleAuto 1:32 power train and comes with a triangular motor pod with multiple points of adjustments. It ran very well for a car that was barely tuned and could be a good competitor against the likes of the NSR Audi R8 and Corvette C6R.
Here is what people are gonna b!^(# about: the bodies are molded in red or yellow plastic (it is not painted.) I say "so what?" Get some paint, a few decals and have fun. This is quite simply a very good slot car with an easy potential to be a front runner in any GT class field. The "Atlanta Gang" will tell you the same thing. They all got to run the car this past weekend and I did not hear a single negative remark concerning the Arrow Slot Saleen. In fact, we were joking about how long it would take for some one to b!^(# about the bodies not being painted .
Try one of these gems. You will be very pleased that you gave it a chance.
PS: If I'm not mistaken, this car weighs only 68 grams when assembled. That gives you a ton of room to move weight around to balance the car to your liking. The ScaleAuto motor is STOUT!!!! 25K rpm I believe.
Last edited by rolltidevet; 07-19-2012 at 03:39 PM.
And now, presented to our readers for the first time, THE ONLY COMPLETED ARROWSLOT SALEEN S7-R in North America. It was filmed running on my 4-lane routed mdf track Chelsea Motorsports Park. Everything on the car is stock except for the ScaleAuto 1:32 ProComp 1 tires (part sc-2007.) It was filmed with a GoPro Hero. I used my DiFalco 30 band controller with a 180 ohm resistance chip. I did NOT run the car at full speed.
I will post another video shortly (which will then lead into a complete review of the car.)
Alan has a full list of specs at www.132slotcar.us . The motor is a ScaleAuto SC-011B rated at 20K rpm with 285 g/cm torque at 12v. The pinion is a 12T Nylon ScaleAuto pinion while the spur is a 29T ScaleAuto Nylon Spur (SC-1169.)
The SC-0011B motor compares favorably to the NSR "Baby King" (17K with 245 g/cm @ 12v) and the NSR "Spanish King" (19K with 250 g/cm @ 12v.) From a personal standpoint, I absolutely LOVE NSR motors, however, I have been extremely impressed with the new line up of ScaleAuto motors including the SC-0025 "Sprinter" ( 21K with 320 g/cm @ 12v) and the SC-0026 "Endurance" ( 22k with 310 g/cm @ 12v) long can motors. Y'all will find that most long can motors running at 12 volts will deliver well over 300+ g/cm torque which, on tracks such as Chelsea Motorsports Park and Georgetown raceway (Southernslotter's wonderful 4-lane mdf "MONSTER",) can be way too much motor.
I ran the ArrowSlot Saleen last night and found out something very interesting. At first, Alan and I believed the SC-0011B motor to be rated at 25K. Alan texted me yesterday with the news that it is only a 20K motor. With that in mind, I had far more confidence to push the car harder into braking zones and accelerating out of corners (Kohnuhz as pronounced by our illustrious leader .) I was achieving lap times in the 6.5 range easily. Strange how a change in one's mental approach to a car can increase the cars' performance .