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    Just my 2 cents. Since the above mentioned...

    Just my 2 cents.
    Since the above mentioned classes OM 12 GRP 12
    are no longer to be sanctioned classes in the USRA. All pricing an availability rules
    pertaining to wing car racing have been thrown...
  2. Been there, it doesn't say if shunts (expert...

    Been there, it doesn't say if shunts (expert class) are allowed.
  3. What are the motor rules for OMB 12 Amateur or...

    What are the motor rules for OMB 12 Amateur or Expert
  4. Thread: Radial Magnets

    by MikeB
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    Longer version With radial magnets the lines...

    Longer version

    With radial magnets the lines of flux point towards the armature shaft.
    Axial magnets the lines go from side to side.
    Examples
    Ceramic
    Axial old Koford and RJR 15A mags. ...
  5. Thread: Radial Magnets

    by MikeB
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    Short version Ceramic and Cobalt radials are...

    Short version
    Ceramic and Cobalt radials are created during the manufacturing process.
    Neo Radials take a Multi-Pole Magnetizer to create.
  6. I can't hear your click or thud. Zappers will...

    I can't hear your click or thud.
    Zappers will make more noise when reversing magnets. (everything trying to twist )
    The bottom of the well magnet should always read the same gauss. ( Zapper...
  7. This will be almost impossible to figure out over...

    This will be almost impossible to figure out over the internet.

    (I meant no two consecutive zaps of the same can. )


    Do the gauss numbers go higher or lower?

    Both magnets, or just the top...
  8. Ok I'll try this. The noises heard have more...

    Ok I'll try this.

    The noises heard have more to do with construction and design as oppose to power.
    Inside of Monty's zappers are a bunch of wires not secured to anything and the coil is...
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    Two motors are presented to run. They are marked...

    Two motors are presented to run.
    They are marked so it will show if taken apart.
    World rules might be different than USRA.
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    Nothing in this but my nose. Did Les's arms pass...

    Nothing in this but my nose.
    Did Les's arms pass in Tech and were the motors sealed?
    If the seal is intact, is the racer responsible for what happens while racing?
  11. Thread: Fuse

    by MikeB
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    Wasn't saying get a resistor controller. Just...

    Wasn't saying get a resistor controller. Just that without the sensitivity pot the two type of controllers would have similar driving characteristics
    Agree on the weight and arcing
    Making the...
  12. Thread: Fuse

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    Have done some thinking on this, FWIW here goes....

    Have done some thinking on this, FWIW here goes.

    The whole idea of an electronic controller is adjustability

    By doing away with all adjustment the characteristics become those of
    a external...
  13. Thread: Mike Blevins

    by MikeB
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    Zappers, Controllers,Gauss Meters, R&D work. Les...

    Zappers, Controllers,Gauss Meters, R&D work.
    Les tries to make sure I am not a bored retired guy.
  14. Thread: Mike Blevins

    by MikeB
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    No, just a request for my controller repair...

    No, just a request for my controller repair abilities.
  15. Thread: Mike Blevins

    by MikeB
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    Am I In trouble?

    Am I In trouble?
  16. Thread: zapping

    by MikeB
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    Which motor are you Zapping? I have tested every...

    Which motor are you Zapping?
    I have tested every Zapper that's been built
    using a 501 Deathstar.
    Results are in the 95 percent saturated range.
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    Looked up specs on Jim Halls Chaparral, which I...

    Looked up specs on Jim Halls Chaparral, which I believe was a group 7 car.
    Wheelbase 84 inches divided by 24 gives you 3.5 inches.
    Weight 820 kilo / 1807.8 lbs
    Length / Width / Height 3683 mm...
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    If you give Les a call on pricing, I'm sure his...

    If you give Les a call on pricing, I'm sure his repair department could repair
    the Zapper.
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    Sounds like you blew the cap bank. Those were...

    Sounds like you blew the cap bank. Those were built with standard style caps.
    Cheap to build but won't hold up over the long run.
    So you would need a complete rebuild, the only thing worth saving...
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    Nats Driving Directions

    Will be coming from the east I-80 I-90 toll road...
    To miss the construction on I-80 I-94 ...
    Would it be better to take the skyway
    to I-55 south and then to the raceway...

    So I can race...
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    Record

    OK we don't need no more astericks

    Was it a new eating surface
    or was it worn in

    Were you sitting at a booth for two
    or was it a table with mutiple chairs

    Was any extra time used to wipe...
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    Depends

    What did you have for dinner and how
    fast did you eat...
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    Parking

    Nobody else has asked ,so I will...
    Will there be enough room for all the cars?


    Thanks
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    Those 10 tooth pinions are 72 pitch...

    Those 10 tooth pinions are 72 pitch...
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    You will need to talk to Les Wright about the...

    You will need to talk to Les Wright about
    the slug and any questions you have.
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