Post by Hesgonnapop on Mar 21, 2005 10:23:23 GMT -6
I really like your site and I just joined. I was watching the videos showing the races where your members send in their cars. I noticed the sounds of cars being thrown off the track and rolling across the floor at the end of the races. I watched about 6 of these videos and you could plainly hear this on every race. Should I be concerened if I send in a car that my car would also have this fate. My concern would be: wheels knocked out of allignment and picking up contaminants from the floor. Possibly skewing the race results. Just some thoughts. I look forward to your reply.
Post by WarpSpeedINC on Mar 21, 2005 17:54:17 GMT -6
That sound you here, are the cars dropping on to the Best Track stop section. This is the best and safest stop section out there. It sounds like the cars are rolling across the floor, but that is actualy the suspended wheels still spinning. The only car I've seen fly off (only half off) was one of ours. And it was due to a small design flaw, not the track or stop section. This is about the only stop section that allows you to get aggressive with the designs, with out fear of harm. If our stuff will last on them, just about any will! Hope to see you're cars in competition soon!!
Post by WarpSpeedINC on Mar 21, 2005 17:58:42 GMT -6
If you look at some of the January races, you can see the stop section in action. These videos show the cars all the way to a stop. And you can also see our car (Digger Too) come off a couple of times, no fault of the track!! Hope this helps to ease you're mind, now let go racin'!!!
Post by Hesgonnapop on Mar 22, 2005 7:27:38 GMT -6
Tks for your quick reply. Glad you cleared that up. Ive noticed in the local PWD races not alot of thought has gone in to protecting the cars after they go through the timer gate. Im glad to see your WIRL has taken steps to insure the cars are protected.
I have 1 more quick question. I saw somewhere someone had posted the length a car travels in .010, .020, .030. Or howmuch this equates.(time=distance). Tks again and I really enjoy your site.
We do think Best Track's stop section we use is the best available. In addition to the stop section, we have pillows placed at the end of the track. Next month we are planning to replace the rubberized tape on the stop section, as we noticed it was beginning to wear and allow the cars to bump into the pillows more.
Warp Speed Inc was right....the sound you hear are the wheels still spinning as they are suspended on the stop section. There was one car a few months ago that managed to get past all those barriers and roll onto the floor, but generally they stop safe and sound.
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Post by WarpSpeedINC on Mar 22, 2005 14:43:45 GMT -6
The general rule of thumb on distance versus time is .01=1.5inches or .05= 1 car length. This varies with the speed of the car. .05 is farther with a Modified car than it is with a stocker, because the feet per second is higher.