Tagged: DYNO/Rolling Road/Roller Bench
- July 8, 2021 at 11:40 AM #16696BarkingSpyderParticipant
John has this commercial test roller from Slot Car Corner. This is a testing tool that allows him to Tune a car without much actual track-time (and he seems to be doing very well with that!) It needs a variable DC power supply and you have to use gators to splice a controller in line with the Red/+ post if you want to test with a controller. Uses: break in motor and drive train; test Roundness and balance of rear tires; test rear wheel RPM (requires a laser tach (like many of us have) and some strips of Reflective tape on the rollers). This is mainly a high quality roller mounted to a convenient base with some pick-up rails and posts. It also has a convenient built-in LED voltmeter, and an adjustable “stop” for cars with different wheel-bases. It sells for $120-ish.
JK Products sells a similar 1-24 oriented test/break-in “block” but it has No Rollers (yet only $60). 1-32s will fit on it; rear tires fly 2mm off the track height.
For many years TAMIYA sold a 1-32 scale “Mini-4WD Speed Checker” for $45. (what HSARC uses). It has a LED display showing speed in KM/hr. It does not have power rails or terminals (banana posts); many Slotter’s add them, and remove the front rollers – to make a “Dyno”. Rear wheel RPM testing requires a laser tach & Reflective tape on rollers. It has a Non-adjustable “stop”. They are out-of-print and rare (can go for +$150); I recently bought a NOS in the box from a Russian dude for appx $50usd and $12 shipping (for use with my Mini-4WD and slot cars).
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