Those brushless motors have been used in both sidewinders and anglewindersBSCRA with brushless motor...motor is tiny so no need to angle it...and would it be any advantage? If so I'm sure they would have made it AW in the first place.
The best way to understand it fully is to read up on Euler' equations.and do the maths.Also, any chance you could give us a link to a reference for your description of the Gyroscopic effect (as per your post #11 in this thread.
I am particularly interested in understanding how the axis of rotation goes up or down depending on the change of direction.
If a body is rotating (e.g. an armature in a sidewinder) and the car rotates about its vertical axis as per going through a corner, then a third force is generated tending to roll the car. With a sidewinder this force tries to hold down the inside wheel. As the car turns the opposite way, the roll couple reverses, again holding down the inside wheel. Thanks to 300SLR for explaining this to me some years ago! Try it with a spinning bicycle wheel held in the hands and you can feel the effect.I am particularly interested in understanding how the axis of rotation goes up or down depending on the change of direction.
At the same revs, the long can would have more gyro effect than the S can because the inertia of the armature is greater. The stack is longer. The height makes no difference to the gyro effects. It's only the speed and mass of the rotating parts that counts.
Not quite. I'll try and give a simplified description.Thanks GP. Not what I was expecting to hear.
But I suppose its like comparing a spinning 26 inch bicycle wheel to a 12 inch one.
...2007John has it right. This is a link to a 2013 discussion of the first anglewinders and their rationale.
Agreed, there are plenty of examples of that in hard body racing although powerful motors by hard body standards are not all that powerful compared to the quickest motors in BSCRA type cars.There are plenty of in line cars with powerful motors and they are perfectly drivable.
Out of curiosity, where do you race your BSCRA cars?Agreed, there are plenty of examples of that in hard body racing although powerful motors by hard body standards are not all that powerful compared to the quickest motors in BSCRA type cars.
However the fact remains BSCRA F1 class (inline) cars are undriveable with the more powerful motors that work very well in BSCRA sports class (anglewinder) cars