Slot.it Motors have three different shapes: traditional 'S' can, longer "Boxer" type, or Slot.it's own 'Flat-6".
'inline' means the motor shaft is perpendicular to the rear axle. An 'Inline" motor can be either 'endbell inline' or 'can inline' if the pinion is either mounted near the plastic endbell, or on the other end of the motor, the metal can.
'Sidewinder' means that the motor runs parallel to the rear axle, i.e. transversely, and the pinion side discriminates between an 'endbell sidewinder' or a 'can sidewinder' like it does for inline motors.
'Anglewinder' means that the motor shaft is at an angle to the rear axle, similar to the sidewinder positon.
The V12 motors for slot cars, which also fit Carrera cars, feature a double shaft which makes it a universal motor upgrade for cars of most makers, be it endbell or can inline or sidewinder of both types.
The 'Boxer" type motors for slot cars are an ideal upgrade for the bigger motors found on some vehicles. They can also be used as inline or anglewinder.
The Flat-6 is a revolutionary new concept in slot car racing motors. It is a custom-built Slot.it motor designed both to be compatible with the exisitng Boxer/NC type motor pods, and to take advantage of a lower center of gravity when used in the special Slot.it motor pods, due to its 'slim' form, that also make it possible using it in an anglewinder configuration under streamlined LMP racers.
The Slot.it motor mounts allow easy installation of short and long can type motors configured as inline, sidewinder and anglewinder. The 'offset' concept enables upwards displacement of the rear shaft with regards to the bottom plane of the chassis and to the motor drive shaft, thus lowering the stance of the back of the car, to fine tune the ground clearance depending on type of track, wheels, tires and motor, and desired model behavior. 'Offset is the vertical displacememt, in mm, between the center of the rear axle and of the motor shaft. A further advantage of the 'Offset' principle is that the rear wheel can be properly positioned, vertically inside the wheel arch of the bodywork.