If Pioneer releases a Javelin which motor configuration?

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If Pioneer releases a Javelin which motor configuration?

Postby BRS Hobbies » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:59 pm

If Pioneer releases a Javelin which motor configuration would you prefer?

My vote would be a sidewinder motor configuration to match the Pioneer and older Scalextric Trans Am 1/32 slot cars.

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Re: If Pioneer releases a Javelin which motor configuration?

Postby Z-carfan » Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:02 pm

Ditto, I think a sidewinder would complement the other Trans Am cars.
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Re: If Pioneer releases a Javelin which motor configuration?

Postby chappy » Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:09 pm

How about standard as a sidewinder like always, and maybe a 3d inline for those wanting to go that route. After all its been done before so someone is capable
Olifor , CG , Arco, or even a new pipslot adjustable chassis. Pioneer seems to work well,the way it is, and i am not really convinced that side winder is that much better than inline anyway.
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Re: If Pioneer releases a Javelin which motor configuration?

Postby TsgtRet » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:22 pm

Sidewinder to match the other Pioneers.

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Re: If Pioneer releases a Javelin which motor configuration?

Postby Modlerbob » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:55 pm

So which configuration is perceived to be better performing? I have found that inline setups work as well as or better than sidewinders.
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Re: If Pioneer releases a Javelin which motor configuration?

Postby 4424ever » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:07 pm

don't care :angry-tappingfoot: just get it out
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Re: If Pioneer releases a Javelin which motor configuration?

Postby Racie35 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:33 pm

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Re: If Pioneer releases a Javelin which motor configuration?

Postby Ky.Slot Racer » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:29 pm

I have no preference, if Jules does the car I`ll be a customer !
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Re: If Pioneer releases a Javelin which motor configuration?

Postby Drewbert34 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:53 pm

Inline

Sidewinder limits tire width and a giant gear to one side looks cheap to me.

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Re: If Pioneer releases a Javelin which motor configuration?

Postby Racie35 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:44 pm

I've seen both types be fast...personally I think inline works better in low power cars..high power cars don't care, everything works. I also think wheel choices and sizes are easier for inline cars, along with track width etc. ymmv.
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Re: If Pioneer releases a Javelin which motor configuration?

Postby SuperSlab » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:42 pm

Modlerbob wrote:So which configuration is perceived to be better performing? I have found that inline setups work as well as or better than sidewinders.
Having driven numerous cars in numerous proxies over the years: my observation has been that most of the top achievers in the really fast proxies (e.g. North America Gp 5, CanAm) are normally sidewinder. Of course there are exceptions that prove every rule but generally: sidewinder is it. I have also noticed that (unless I am mistaken) all the teams in the 2016 Michigan 24 hour used sidewinders.

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Re: If Pioneer releases a Javelin which motor configuration?

Postby Modlerbob » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:33 am

So, if the new inlines compete and are beaten then why bother having a sidewinder only rule? Up to now the only Trans Am inline cars have been the SCX Barracudas.
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Re: If Pioneer releases a Javelin which motor configuration?

Postby arroldn » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:56 am

I will get one regardless of motor orientation. Bob is correct SCX Cudas are inline. However Steve was able to win the 2016 TransAm proxy with this configuration. So they run just fine compared to sidewinders. Quick observations with my new Scaley Javelin with the magnet removed shows similar times to the Scaley Camaro and Challenger in stock trim.
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Re: If Pioneer releases a Javelin which motor configuration?

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:56 am

What I have observed in (OMG!) 55 years, is that configurations either enhance or match established principles. That may sound odd, but think about a long wheelbase that has an inline vs. a short wheelbase with a sidewinder. Almost always they are a match. The Pioneer Mustangs were a nice pairing of sidewinder with a short wheelbase, with the added help of a fairly wide track. Javelins were longer wheelbase, almost as long as the Chargers, and as a sidewinder, would be a bit tail happy, in my estimation. Either situation is easily balanced, so it really doesn't matter. Does that help with the question?
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Re: If Pioneer releases a Javelin which motor configuration?

Postby Mayberryman » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:04 am

I would rather see Pioneer add to the existing major line of Trans Am cars rather then to invent a new or small minority. Up to the new Javelin the SCX Cuda was the only option and in every Trans Am race I have participated the SCX is no real factor. I did see one Cuda win a race but it was on a modified Scaley NASCAR chassis. I say sidewinder with a 18K rated motor. We have one last round hole to fill, a round peg would be more logical than a modified square peg.
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