How does cantering the wheels make a car go faster. I would think that it would have a constat rub area on the axle and slow it down. That is my first year knowledge. Would anyone be able to explain cantering to me and why it works?
Post by derbydominator on Feb 4, 2011 12:43:22 GMT -6
First, welcome to the boards! You can pick up a ton of information here and the best way is to ask questions like the one you pose here. Here is the link to the rail rider explanation on my website. It explains the rail rider technique of which the canting of the axles is a primary part. It also includes a video link that explains the steps visually. The basic premise is that the canting gets the back wheels to ride closer to the axle head and away from the center guide rail. The canting for the front wheel is to steer the car slightly into the center guide rail, maintaining constant light contact with the center guide rail the entire ride down the track. That way, the car avoids the dramatic side to side contacts between the rear weight bearing wheels and the guide rail at the bottom of the track from speed wobbles. The page goes into greater explanation but it is a very tried and true method for dominating speeds in a pwd car. Hope it helps and let us know if any other questions!