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by AlabamaDan
Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: CO2 Powered
Topic: BSA Blastcar Racing
Replies: 17
Views: 10076

Re: BSA Blastcar Racing

So, who is planning to build one? I think I am, but I've got alot to learn. I don't think this first year of CO2 racing is as advanced as the PWD is now. I'm sure it will evolve.
by AlabamaDan
Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Graphite or Alignment - who knows??
Replies: 6
Views: 2279

Re: Graphite or Alignment - who knows??

Of course it will!
by AlabamaDan
Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Graphite or Alignment - who knows??
Replies: 6
Views: 2279

Graphite or Alignment - who knows??

My son's unmodified car came in 8th in the pack, shameful he said. :oops: I told him not to worry that he could tweak it for the district race. He changed out some of the wheels and messed with the alignment. Of course we have no way to know how it would do, but we hoped for the best. The morning be...
by AlabamaDan
Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Finally did it!
Replies: 11
Views: 2597

Re: Finally did it!

Maybe. Still came in 1st place and was the fastest car of the day!
by AlabamaDan
Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: CO2 Powered
Topic: BSA Blastcar Racing
Replies: 17
Views: 10076

Re: BSA Blastcar Racing

We might as well start a separate forum on it! I know my son has already had his final pack derby, 1st place modified and DNP unmodified. District is next week and maybe we'll get invited to council. He's already interested! Now I've got years ahead of me.....I might as well buy the lathe!
by AlabamaDan
Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Speed on GPRM
Replies: 3
Views: 1790

Speed on GPRM

I'm using Grand Prix Race Manager v.11 and a Best Track. I measured 37 feet and some odd inches between start pin and finish eye. Most of our cars had a speed (mph) around 200 plus or minus. For example a time of 3.1301 came in at 201.5mph. Is this accurate? I assume this has to do with the settings...
by AlabamaDan
Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Finally did it!
Replies: 11
Views: 2597

Re: Finally did it!

Crazy. When the track was setup again at church for the official race our best time was 3.0417? What a difference sitting for two days makes.

The other car we had running at 3.02 was seriously flawed at 3.15.

:idk:
by AlabamaDan
Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: GPRM on Mac
Replies: 11
Views: 7457

Re: GPRM on Mac

I'm able to run GPRM v10 on my MacBook using Parallels ver 6 and Windows XP SP 3. I had to install some driver for the USB to Serial adapter and some other Microsoft thing that I was missing. After that it was smooth sailing.
by AlabamaDan
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Remember it's for the kids...Bummer.
Replies: 22
Views: 5992

Re: Remember it's for the kids...Bummer.

Somehow it jumped the track and hit the floor, must have been a rough joint or something. I had really pushed the limits of shaving down the wheels so they were very fragile. Last night I was tearing it down and cracked another by accident. My son must be waay to aggressive in cutting down the whee...
by AlabamaDan
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Is My Car Fast? Time Distributions and Percentiles
Replies: 4
Views: 2687

Re: Is My Car Fast? Time Distributions and Percentiles

Thanks BallBoy. We have the same track configurations so for fun I can compare tomorrow's race to your study. I"ll npost up info next week.
by AlabamaDan
Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Building a light tree for the Grand Prix software
Replies: 8
Views: 6727

Re: Building a light tree for the Grand Prix software

Very very interesting!
by AlabamaDan
Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Finally did it!
Replies: 11
Views: 2597

Re: Finally did it!

It's an aluminum BestTrack with thier starting gate and a SmartLine timing system. From the starting pin to the timer eye is 37 feet and 1 inches - I think.
by AlabamaDan
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Finally did it!
Replies: 11
Views: 2597

Finally did it!

After 5 years of cub scouts, all the cars we've built and all the trophies we've won we never got under 3 seconds. This year WE DID IT. 2.998!!! Our track is 37 feet pin to pin. This track has never had 3 seconds broken!
by AlabamaDan
Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Where to buy supplies
Replies: 5
Views: 7006

Re: Where to buy supplies

That's a good idea to use a shepard's hook. We've been hitting people up alot lately for money (dues, campout fee, popcorn) and are trying to be resourceful in building the cubmobile. So far I've located used lawnmower wheels to use and this is saving about $30 per car. I'm also planning to solicit ...
by AlabamaDan
Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Construction
Topic: Building a cubmobile & tips and hints.
Replies: 63
Views: 67714

Re: building a cubmobile & tips and hints.

clemsontigerfanatic wrote:The one car with a steering wheel at our race was made out of wood, It sticks straight up , not angled. It pulls on the ends of the front axle via cables. The brake pedals went to a metal strip behind the back wheels. It worked great.
I'd be interested in learning more about that brake concept.