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Thread: Slot Car Racer Today

  1. #2176
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    Thanks Mic.

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    Testing went really well yesterday. The new Proformance rubber is some of the best I've ever had, I just ordered more! It is a lot like UFRA, very smooth especially when run in. Good grip and good wear....good combination. Tried them on LMP, GT12, ES32 and 1/24 ES....quite good on all.

    Next was the Tworoid Choke. Yep, it works great. Add wire, you get resistance....I think that's how it works....makes the car more driveable. It was particularly good with the 1/24 ES with the Valiko 18t24.5....ran 12' and it was very tame. Nice package Bill puts together.

    Eurosport times weren't so great for some reason, only got down to 3.23 with the Big Piero and the 84.5. But the GT12 with high downforce body (NORCAL trim) got down to 3.45.....it was cruising in high 3.4s. Kind of unusual lap times for a GT12, I thought the computer was acting up. I forgot to bring my USRA LMP bodies so was unable to get some lap times. I'll try it next week with LMP body.

    Fun day at Frank's with both Hermanator, Vegas and Mike Rocha at the track.
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    Thanks for the rubber test results.I'll have to call Dave and get my order in.Sounds like you had a good day of testing .
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  4. #2179
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybird View Post
    Hey Mic, I hear a lot about the spring tension. Lately, I've heard about some folks running an extra 10% on the axle side of the motor on 16d's. Have you ever done this? Is this something to consider? All motors?
    I like slightly heavier spring tension on the neg side of a 16D motor only.
    Extra brakes
    Neg brush wears more evenly with Positive
    Havent noticed a loss in overall RPM
    "Dub" Wade
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    Of course Balance by Beuf
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  5. #2180
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    Thought you guys might like alook at another very quick c can eurosport. This is one by Brian saunders and this very one won the UK 32 Nats in 2011. Again notched motor required. The mack is also desogned for a notched motor which is allowable under BSCRA rules.
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  6. #2181
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    I`m getting a Third Eye FET.
    What are the advantages and uses of the Meter option?
    I don`t think I need it, but maybe someone can enlighten me on the subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by La Cucaracha View Post
    I`m getting a Third Eye FET.
    What are the advantages and uses of the Meter option?
    I don`t think I need it, but maybe someone can enlighten me on the subject.
    Mike, I got the wire tworoid choke instead of the meter, cost about the same. I don't think a meter helps.
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  8. #2183
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    Quote Originally Posted by La Cucaracha View Post
    I`m getting a Third Eye FET.
    What are the advantages and uses of the Meter option?
    I don`t think I need it, but maybe someone can enlighten me on the subject.

    "Wank appeal" - nothing else

  9. #2184
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    George
    Doesn't your FET have a built in adjustable choke? I was just wondering why the need for a Tworoid? Maybe it helps with more precise control with the ES24 and ES32. My FET worked just fine up to Open 12. I don't run anything faster. Glad to hear Dave's donuts are good. I may have to get some just incase I get a chance to race this year on a flat track somewhere. Now that Chick's closed I have no place to play.
    I've done so much with so little for so long it seems like I can do anything with nothing at all.

  10. #2185
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    The meter allows one to make a snap decision when your car doesn't run- If it shows voltage, its either your car or the controller that went Poof!

    that is all.......
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  11. #2186
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wade Raceway View Post
    I like slightly heavier spring tension on the neg side of a 16D motor only.
    Extra brakes
    Neg brush wears more evenly with Positive
    Havent noticed a loss in overall RPM
    Thanks for the feedback Dub. When you say slightly, how much is that?
    Jay Herrod

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    Quote Originally Posted by La Cucaracha View Post
    I`m getting a Third Eye FET.
    What are the advantages and uses of the Meter option?
    I don`t think I need it, but maybe someone can enlighten me on the subject.
    Mike, I have the FET with meter. The only thing it does is show voltage. If you race at tracks that have voltage issues, the meter can keep you from chasing your tail. It came in handy for me a couple months back when I thought I was having a motor go away and looked down at the meter and saw only 10 volts at the track.
    Jay Herrod

  13. #2188
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybird View Post
    Thanks for the feedback Dub. When you say slightly, how much is that?
    10% or less, too much drops rpm Good luck with your testing
    Another thing to consider with 16D is no shunts are allowed, so spring tension will change after you race due to heat. Always keep an eye on your brush tension between races..
    Last edited by "Dub" Wade; 02-14-2012 at 02:05 PM.
    "Dub" Wade
    Nampa, ID
    208-392-0639
    dustynwade@ymail.com
    Dub Motors, Dub Rides, Dub Winged bodies, PMP Chassis, Paint by Odie, Bone Bodies.
    Of course Balance by Beuf
    3rd Eye Controllers

  14. #2189
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybird View Post
    Thanks for the feedback Dub. When you say slightly, how much is that?
    Jay,
    Just FYI,
    Dub was the builder of that nice 16D you got from me. Some of his thinking is outside the box but he backs it up with tons of testing and VERY nice equipement.
    Alan Ingram

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wade Raceway View Post
    10% or less, too much drops rpm Good luck with your testing
    Another thing to consider with 16D is no shunts are allowed, so spring tension will change after you race due to heat. Always keep an eye on your brush tension between races..
    Wade,

    Thank you and yes, I'm finding this out quickly. I've had some very quick motors as of late but one race later, they are just average. I'll be paying much closer attention.
    Jay Herrod

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