We were fed up with our magless racing classes sliding just a little too much and missing sensors. Believe us - full speed pit entry when you are not expecting it is irritating for you and extremely annoying for the racer you just punted out of the pits in mid-refuelling. Add to that missed lane changes as racers exit bends with a little too much juice and the rewards of driving without magnets can be outweighed by the lane change disadvantages.
Even with magnets fitted, some of our better tuned Super Resistant cars, with standard 18k motors on treated tyres, were sliding and missing sensors.
So we felt we needed to do something and the idea of the SureChange guide was born. It’s simple really - you need your LED to stay over the centre of the slot in order to guarantee the sensors being able to read it. Putting the LED some way behind the guide means that a car that isn’t straight - isn’t showing its LED to the sensor. Scalextric lane changers stay where they were last changed to - so a sliding car has a 50/50 chance whether it will go straight or change lanes.
Our SureChange guide places the LED in the one place it is always over the centre of the slot - directly in front of the guide blade. So as long as you keep the car in the slot you will never miss a sensor.
The SPORT model
The SureChange SPORT guide is designed to fit any Scalextric car with the easy fit braid plate (the removable round thing). He is a direct replacement for the screw-in version.
The braid fitment uses vertical eyelets so you can route your guide wires the same way as before.
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