Always trying to find new ways to put great products at affordable prices into the hands of slot car enthusiasts everywhere, the Slot Car Corner team now has its own line of motors, called Piranha Slot Motors. Those S-Can motors will give you the opportunity to take a bite out of the competition !
They have the same specs as the popular orange endbell motor from Slot.It (21.5k, 165g*cm @ 12V) and support both endbell or can drive, with a dual armature shaft. Most people who have tried this motor say that it's very smooth from the bottom to the top of its power curve. They also come with pre-soldered silicone wires, ready to be inserted into the guide. This black endbell motor will retail for only $11.00, a really nice price point for a quality motor.
Here's a quote from «Smokeio» (Mike Chiocchio), one of the great car builders in North America, who helped Team Slot Car Corner beat three world records in endurance races. He knows about slot car motors:
«What the Piranha has going for it is how smooth the power delivery is and that there's no slop in the motor. We also did not have one fail in that race where we've seen other brands of motors fail in every other endurance race we've had. I think where this motor excels is on a smaller track. I've converted most of my club cars over to this motor and they do great. Any car that had a Slot.it 21.5K motor I've ripped them out and installed a Piranha and in every case the Piranha is quicker. You also can't beat the price!»
If you plan to use the Piranha in a sidewinder configuration, clearance between the motor's can and the rear axle might be very tight and in some cases, there might be interference. Should you encounter interference, you can:
- Carefully use a Dremel with a sanding drum to remove a small amount of the can's material in the area where the interference is present, or
- Consider using a Slot.it Turned Center Axle which is designed specifically for this purpose.