What is a slot car and how does it work?
A slot car is a miniature scaled automobile that is powered by a small electric motor.
The cars are raced on a track that has a groove for each vehicle lane, and the slot car has a small pin or blade that extends from the bottom and into the groove.
What does ho mean in slot cars?
Properly HO Scale (Half “O”) is 1/87.1 despite half “O” being 1/96! “HO” slot cars (derived from Hot Wheels size) are actually 1/64.
How long is a 1/32 slot car?
Slot Cars and slot car tracks come in many sizes. The 4 most common sizes are 1/64 (Small), 1/43 (Medium), 1/32 (Large), and 1/24 (XL). The size of the track and cars you purchase should depend on how much room you have to setup the track and what aspects you are looking for in the cars and track itself.
What is the fastest slot car?
The fastest slot car was a Scalextric Honda F1 replica, which reached a speed of 983.88 scale mph (1,583.4 scale kph) when it was controlled by Dallas Campbell (UK) of The Gadget Show at the Chatsworth Rally Show, Chatsworth, UK, on 6 June 2008. “Scale MPH” is the standard measurement for speed records on slot cars.
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