|What if a slotcar could slide with four wheels? This brainfart was the start of the invention of the original Pipguide by Pipslot. |
With a Pipguide, the guide of a slot car can move sideways within the chassis, allowing the car to be balanced in corners with understeer as well as the traditional oversteer. This means the throttle commands a more precise and realistic behaviour in corners.
In addition to adding realism to the cars' handling, many people have lowered their laptimes thanks to a Pipguide.
A Pipguide also dampens the sudden forces a slot car experiences when moving into and out of curves, resulting in a smoother ride and less de-slotting.
Developed with active involvement of the international Slotforum community, the first Pipguide version was designed to fit the NSR Porsche 911 (997) cars. A new model was recently released for Slot.it cars.
EOSINT P 760 3D printers at Shapeways' New York production facility