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by bracketracer
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: moral/ethics dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 398

Re: moral/ethics dilemma

That looks awesome!

For the open class at our pack race I do as Speedster has suggested. Build it as fast as you want and declare yourself ineligible for an award. Easy to do with GPRM and you still get to race!
by bracketracer
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races
Replies: 39
Views: 1472

Re: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races

I've never seen a BSA wheel that meets the "The wheel diameter may not be less than or greater than 1.25″. " rule. I wonder what kits they are using?
by bracketracer
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: wheel wax
Replies: 8
Views: 592

Re: wheel wax

I never had any luck with it using oil, never tried it with graphite.
by bracketracer
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Tracks
Topic: Transition for wooden track??
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: Transition for wooden track??

I built a track using the plans Randy referenced a few years ago. Only thing I didn't like about it was the start gate. It's hinged like a trap door so the start pins pull down instead of rotating forward. It really favors cars that sit higher. Since the track was already built, I decided to modify ...
by bracketracer
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Tracks
Topic: Best Track Mods
Replies: 15
Views: 3135

Re: Best Track Mods

I had purchased BestTrack's leveling kit when I bought my track but I had to modify the kit to compensate for my uneven basement floor. There's a floor drain and the floor is sloped towards the drain so I had to add some extensions to the feet in the middle of the room. I made them about 6" long so ...
by bracketracer
Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The Big Day
Replies: 21
Views: 1362

Re: The Big Day

I had never seen it done this way, but all racers got four heats at random, each time in a different lane. Head-to-head races didn't matter so much as the computer system simply took all four heats and averaged out the times. The final results were based on the four-race average. Has anyone else ev...
by bracketracer
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Construction Workshops
Topic: Drilling angled Axles?
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: Drilling angled Axles?

If the rules allow for an extended wheelbase, would they allow you to run a 5kids-style front axle holder up front? Short length of 3/16" Delrin rod inserted into the body and drilled at an angle for the axle. Turn the holder/axle assembly to set the drift. Could use a wood dowel if you think they m...
by bracketracer
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: The ultimate in performance data collection
Replies: 11
Views: 6905

Re: The ultimate in performance data collection

Pics of the board with a BSA wheel next to it for reference (that is a CR 2032 coin battery in there): http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii193/bracket_racer/Mobile%20Uploads/image_97.jpg http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii193/bracket_racer/Mobile%20Uploads/image_98.jpg http://i264.photobucket.com...
by bracketracer
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: The ultimate in performance data collection
Replies: 11
Views: 6905

Re: The ultimate in performance data collection

I took some pics before work this morning. The wood chassis provided has the stock BSA 4 3/8" wheelbase but it is shifted forward a bit, 3/8" I'd say. Might give up a little PE there but the body definitely adds to the cool factor! It just snaps on to the wood chassis, no screws required. There are ...
by bracketracer
Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:25 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: The ultimate in performance data collection
Replies: 11
Views: 6905

Re: The ultimate in performance data collection

The board and battery alone weigh 9.65 grams Randy. As delivered, it's nearly 1/2" tall because the two buttons stick out on one face and there is a programming connector sticking out on the other face. Hey, they are having another contest if any of you guys want to try to win a board: http://commun...
by bracketracer
Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: The ultimate in performance data collection
Replies: 11
Views: 6905

Re: The ultimate in performance data collection

Package arrived today! I guess I misunderstood what I won. It wasn't just the board, they sent the whole car kit! http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii193/bracket_racer/Mobile%20Uploads/image_91.jpg I need to get the app loaded now. It says it's designed for phones but I only have an Android tablet,...
by bracketracer
Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: The ultimate in performance data collection
Replies: 11
Views: 6905

Re: The ultimate in performance data collection

It looks like I'll get an opportunity to mess with one of these Thunderboard React kits! I found a contest on their website where you had to take a quiz about the product and write a short essay on how you would use it for a chance to win one of ten kits they were giving away. I won one! It's just t...
by bracketracer
Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: The ultimate in performance data collection
Replies: 11
Views: 6905

Re: The ultimate in performance data collection

Stan, the links worked for me? How about this one? http://www.silabs.com/products/wireless/Pages/thunderboard-react-derby-car-kit.aspx I'm a big fan of multiple sensors in a single lane but I wonder if this board might be useful to a scout that doesn't have access to a track and timer? If they had a...
by bracketracer
Wed May 25, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Arduino and LED Matrix in a car?
Replies: 13
Views: 5137

Re: Ardunio and LED Matrix in a car?

Maybe rather than a big 9v, try one of these miniature 12v batteries?:

http://www.energizer.com/specialty-batt ... 23-battery
by bracketracer
Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Why trailing fenders work
Replies: 6
Views: 1227

Re: Why trailing fenders work

Although I haven't tried it to be sure, this does suggest that just a trailing fender is better than no fender at all. I think that is something to consider if you like to run a long wheelbases in scouts for extra stability that leaves no room for a front fender. Definitely an idea worth testing! O...