It's fairly simple, though hard to explain without the use of graphics.
simplest way of doing it.
1: Weight Transfer from side-side is bad, as the tyres give most grip when they are evenly loaded. if (for example) a tyre has 120% of it's normal load on it, it won;t give 120% of it's normal friction. this is called Load Sensitivity.
2: Weight transfer in cornering happens because the C of G is above where the tyres contact the road, causing it to roll. (imagine pushing on one end of a pencil)
3: the amount of weight transfer is proportional to the angle between the C of G and the bottom of the tyre. Imagine a lever, going through the contact patch of the tyre and the C of G. The closer the lever is to being flat, the more you're pushing along the lever and the less you're trying to rotate it. so we want to push along the lever (and move the C of G round the corner) as much as mpossible, and not waste force pushing down (for an outside tyre), making the car roll.
4: 2 ways to this- Move the tyres out, or move the C of G closer to the road. from a dynamics point of view, these are the same thing. (actually, there's a third way, If you're only interested in turning left, move the C of G left)
The load sensitivity part probably doesn't really apply to solid slot car tyres- but it's still a noticable effect- try varying axle lengths in an otherwise unchanged car (unmagneted for the most noticable effect) , the wider the axle, the quicker it'll go round bends.
QUOTE (fast lucky @ 12 Dec 2003, 08:20 PM)My word is : if the Mirage is out of scale I stop to support that make 'till they make true 1:32 scale models, so that's it for me !
End of the story so far. I'm really angry because it's a clever choice but how can you put a 1:28 scale model next to a 1:32 scale one ! It's non-sense. I get
rid of of all my MG Vanquish cars ...
Hello Lucky, I really understand your anger and I kind of feel the same.
As long as it was CanAm cars we could put them by themself.
And that's what"s leading me to ze question:
Are all your cars on display ? ( it's seem you've at least as many Porsches as I do + all your other cars)
If so, how ? And then could you arrange to have same size cars together.
If not, could you not just pull these oversized cars out of the cubbard together and keep the other ones away?
Do you race your cars ?
What track have you got ?
Just wondering not bothering and after all quit buying MG Vanquish and you'll be able to get yourself a nice digital......camera.
QUOTE (sprint @ 14 Dec 2003, 10:31 PM)I will buy them because they are very nice and well made; instead someone should say to Ninco and Proteus to make smaller boxes for their models : this is a waste of space on my shelf !
hi, take them out of the box
Indeed, I bought the CanAm cars because they were in a league of their own, the main problem being Fly's 917 ... Now that's it !
My cars are NOT on display at the moment ! I have something like 900 cars. I plan to buy a window display in the short term but there are a lot of cars coming out at the moment ... including some very expensive sets ...
Do I race my cars ? Not at the moment ... I've just put a Carrera layout using that track for the first time and I've discovered that the clips are really a must ... A bit hard, since I usually make my layout as I go along. I still have my Classic track. I'm still wondering if it will end up in the window display or as a special rally track (but I still resist the temptation to buy rally cars at the moment - aaaaargh !)
BTW, I race my cars but in a gentle way ! I hate damages (and strong magnets) !
Regarding the digital camera, I saw the tests of the latest Canon 300D with some interest but it's the budget for a lot of cars ... Should happen one day ...
The 300D is an excellent camera, especially for someone who already owns a few EOS lenses. My problem is in not knowing which would be a suitable and reasonably priced macro lens for this particular model where the focal length needs to be multiplied by 1.6 for 35mm equivalence.
But yes, equivalent to about thirty to thirty six 'normal price' cars in UK!
I wish that camera had not been mentioned - it's getting me all excited again!
Off topic - forbidden to discuss!
Photography gets a lot of exposure(!) here as it is a large part of the hobby.
These particular cameras would seem unlikely to be discounted for some time as they are such an excellent price already, though they are considerably cheaper in USA - as usual!
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