CG Slotcars Microcarbon Inline Motor Pod - 0.5mm Offset

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CG Slotcars Microcarbon Inline Motor Pod - 0.5mm Offset

Postby SlotCarCorner » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:31 am

Matt at CG Slotcars has just released a new Microcarbon Inline Motor Pod with a 0.5mm offset. This pod is a direct replacement for any Slot.it inline motor pod application using a short-can motor with endbell drive. The Microcarbon material is impregnated with small pieces of carbon fiber - the result is a motor pod that is very strong and very light. Note the pod also accepts standard 3/32" double-flanged bushings (included). A cover is also included that prevents the bushings from popping out of the pod. Pretty neat!

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But wait, there's more!! This pod has an innovative feature to make it even more versatile. Look closely at the front of the pod and you will see two (2) small holes. These holes are designed to accept brass tubing - this allows scratch builders a clever way to incorporate the pod into their builds. The following picture shows a brass tube slipped into one of the holes.

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Slot Car Corner has these motor pods in stock - here is the link:

CG Slot Cars Microcarbon Inline Motor Pod - 0.5mm Offset

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Re: CG Slotcars Microcarbon Inline Motor Pod - 0.5mm Offset

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:34 am

I like this. Thanks for sharing it sir.
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Re: CG Slotcars Microcarbon Inline Motor Pod - 0.5mm Offset

Postby Z-carfan » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:08 am

Very cool, I need a few of those.
What size brass tubing is the hole set for?
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Re: CG Slotcars Microcarbon Inline Motor Pod - 0.5mm Offset

Postby SlotCarCorner » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:48 pm

The holes in the pod accept 1/16" OD brass tubing.
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Re: CG Slotcars Microcarbon Inline Motor Pod - 0.5mm Offset

Postby Z-carfan » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:50 pm

Thanks, just placed order for 2 of them. Cheers!
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Re: CG Slotcars Microcarbon Inline Motor Pod - 0.5mm Offset

Postby SlotCarCorner » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:45 pm

Thank you Mike!

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Re: CG Slotcars Microcarbon Inline Motor Pod - 0.5mm Offset

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:06 pm

A half millimeter offset is pretty small. Can we have some kind of description as to which way the offset is? I don't see any offset at all in the excellent photos, I assume that's because half a millimeter is such a tiny amount of space. We used to build chassis that used hypoid gears to lower the center of gravity, and we built chassis that had the motor offset to one side for ovals, etc. Sorry if I'm missing something obvious. I'm just beginning to think in terms of custom chassis that I can get other people to do the hard part of... if that makes any sense at all. Come on, guys, throw me a bone here.
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Re: CG Slotcars Microcarbon Inline Motor Pod - 0.5mm Offset

Postby 32lbking » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:54 pm

That is pretty cool. Is there by chance a 1/8" bushing available anywhere that would fit this pod ?
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Re: CG Slotcars Microcarbon Inline Motor Pod - 0.5mm Offset

Postby Changing-Gearz » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:23 pm

I have to say - Bob takes an excellent product pictures!
The pod in my pictures with the Alfa kit is probably -2 from the production model..... The production model ended up with more features of course. I don't usually stop and take pictures of anything - and I forget why I was trying to document building that car.... It's still not finished of course - I know that! But I had the pictures and you get a better idea of how its used over a vanilla CAD model picture.

There is a weight pocket (or magnet) in front of the axle and behind the motor - hard to see in Bobs picture - but it's there.

The .5mm is the axle is raised up. It falls in line with the Italian 4 post pods etc....

In the last Alfa picture with the pod in hand - you can see down to the right there is a narrow front end piece as well. It's the same width as the pod has adjustable axle towers and has a body mount hole... There will be a narrow scratch kit shortly that contains the brass rod - the front end piece, a guide and a rear piece that will be a body mount that attaches to the pod.... Just need to finish the rear piece now.

I've had very good feedback on this pod in testing - so I know it will be a great alternative. Hopefully getting the cost of some 3D conversions down a little and there are plenty of endbell drive motors sitting on benches these days....

Thanks for all the support!! Hopefully we get more things away from Shapeways and into dealers hands in the next year or so... That will be a win for all of us I believe!

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Re: CG Slotcars Microcarbon Inline Motor Pod - 0.5mm Offset

Postby steeveew » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:57 pm

Any chance of a sidewinder version ?




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Re: CG Slotcars Microcarbon Inline Motor Pod - 0.5mm Offset

Postby Changing-Gearz » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:49 pm

steeveew wrote:Any chance of a sidewinder version ?
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Hey Steve - I'm pulling for you in the last round of Trans-am!!
It exists.
I call it a hybrid sidewinder as the motor is rotated 5 degrees.... Its a bit like the thunderslot pod - except can fit into the standard Italian 4 post setup.

There's a prototype in the Ford/Porsche proxy..... in a certain GT40 from CT.... So it's been running well.

It will also be in the next couple cars CG comes out with....
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Re: CG Slotcars Microcarbon Inline Motor Pod - 0.5mm Offset

Postby steeveew » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:25 pm

Thanks for the reply,I must have missed it.




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Re: CG Slotcars Microcarbon Inline Motor Pod - 0.5mm Offset

Postby Changing-Gearz » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:34 am

steeveew wrote:Thanks for the reply,I must have missed it.
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