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#1 Machy2k Oct 08, 2008 08:39 AM

Silverlit 1/12 R/c Motorcycle
 
http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Silverlit-Du...em150301383986

I am sure you guys have seen this, looks like it is on sale somewhere in the world..
L8r....
Definately toy grade

#2 Blaskarn Oct 12, 2008 03:15 PM

Hi,

I have one in my hands and I can say that the bike looks rely nice. I tried it at home but the bike needs match more space than I have. I'm back tomorrow with a better report when I had the time to run it.

#3 Dez82 Oct 13, 2008 04:24 AM

Is it belt drive?
Looks nice and has some cool features, but needs more steering input to get around an indoor track, and more colour schemes than just Ducati, you'd soon get bored just running around an empty gym or a car park by yourself and ten Ducatis on the same track would just get confusing.

#4 Machy2k Oct 13, 2008 11:50 AM

So the steering is on the mild side? (or do you need to slow down) lol...
How would you guys rate the quality?
Is it the same price as their cars?

#5 Blaskarn Oct 13, 2008 12:58 PM

Hi,

Sorry for my bad english.
Yes Dez82 it is belt driven.

I have run this little bike 2 times now. And Im impressed of it. Yes the performance could have meen better. But it run much better than I thought.
The handling is like a Kyosho HOR. Maybe a little bit slower to change directions. The problem is to get out of a hairpin. You have to accelerate and steer at the opposite direction at the same time. Does not look good but it works.

The bike has 2 motors sitting like a pair with their axels in the same direction as the bike and runs in opposite directions. The 2 motors is connected to 1 gear that is in the center of the swingarm. The bike has a long swingarm made of plastic. (I think this is the weakest part of the bike). The bike do not have any bearings, just plastic.
I will upload some photos tomorrow (I cant find my USB connector).

The running time is nearly 10 mins.

#6 dmincin Oct 13, 2008 01:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blaskarn
The bike has 2 motors sitting like a pair with their axels in the same direction as the bike and runs in opposite directions. The 2 motors is connected to 1 gear that is in the center of the swingarm.

So do these two motors drive the rear wheel? I guess the spinning of the motors is what they show as the "original auto stable system" in the advertising?

#7 Blaskarn Oct 13, 2008 01:34 PM

Its correct. The maingear has it teethes on the sides. And sits in the middle of the swingarms front center. If you look from the front of the bike the right motor spins counterclockwise and the left spins clockwise.

I just manage to get inside the little thing (its is 17,5 cm long) and measured the back "damper". No it is not a oil damper, just a spring. It is approximately 18mm long and 7mm wide. Anyone nows a oil damper to fit?

#8 Machy2k Oct 13, 2008 05:03 PM

Blaskarn we need pics!!

#9 Blaskarn Oct 14, 2008 11:31 AM

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Hope this works... :o

#10 Blaskarn Oct 14, 2008 11:49 AM

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It took me some time to figure it out how to get this far. It was not easy to fit the antenna to its place....

#11 grymg Oct 29, 2008 12:02 PM

wow that's a trick looking bike. but too much $ for what it is.

#12 Junglemaxx Oct 29, 2008 03:52 PM

VIDEOSS????????

i've only seen the video commercial on youtube. :(

#13 Blaskarn Oct 30, 2008 04:03 PM

I can try to make a video next week. I don't have any good place to drive right now. And the floor on my job is a little bit to polished. I'l be back.

#14 beltlogger Oct 30, 2008 05:23 PM

silverlit
 
here is a video of the little bike

Silverlit 1:12 Ducati RC Super Bike (1 min 58 sec)

#15 grymg Oct 31, 2008 12:19 PM

the "F1 style" video shot where they were onboard and behind his head was awesome.

The transmitter looks cheap though. I hope you can just add in a Spektrum micro (out of the case) and plant it in there so you can use a real transmitter. That's what we do for Mini-Z's.


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