I'm working up a design for an upcoming race. Just found out the church AWANA group leaders do an open class for the adults after the kids have their fun, and I'm pretty excited. ;D
Anyway, I'm looking at the accepted standard 1.5 to .75 inch COG foreword of the rear axle on the X axis. Great, but most cars tend to be as flat and low to the ground as possible. Wouldn't it further increase the distance a weight fell over the incline if we put it a the top of the 3" height limit? Or does this destabilize the car too much?
Post by 5KidsRacing on Dec 13, 2010 8:46:23 GMT -6
short answer is no... with the higher the weight as you tip your car forward and place it on the track the weight moves forward which equals a less distance traveled. And yes, it also creates a less stable car.
Place your weight low as possible without hitting the center guide and shoot for a 3/4" COG.
Post by 5KidsRacing on Dec 15, 2010 11:10:38 GMT -6
Nate, I don't exactly know what you mean but...
Keep the weight compact and low... you don't need to have it hanging way down to have a fast car. Too low and it scrapes the center guide so it really isn't worth the risk unless you can test on the actual track or have one.