I'm getting really fed up with Scottish weather
four weeks of outdoor racing, first two were rained off before I even left for the track, last week it was a mostly dry track, we laid it around the puddles but there was a very cold wind and we only managed two timed runs, it was more of a practise week. This week it's been sunny all day, get in my car and it's cloudy, half way there and it's spitting rain, get there and it's properly raining
racing canceled again.
Everyone is getting quite fed up, we don't even have a semi permanent track, we use a car park area at a distilers office, they allow us to use it but won't let us paint track lines and there may sometimes be a truck parked there so we have to move to a rougher car park near by. We were hoping to have a permanent track by now, had an old BMX track to use but needed funding to tarmac the area. We just couldn't find enough moneym we could of taken out a bank loan but club numbers aren't as high as we would like and it would be a huge burden on the club, just not feasable. The National Lottery gives money to lots of groups looking to set things up that will benifit the comunity, I think taking kids off the street to race rc cars instead counts. But they count what we do as a motor sport, not a hobby, and don't like helping motorsports. Another club in Scotland managed to get together with some skate boarders and things like that and they got a huge grant from the council and lottery to build a permanent track with everything properly setup, with things like floodlights even. Total cost of there project is around £170k, RC gets about 30-40k of that, we can't get the £12k for tarmac laying we need
I bet there are plenty of abandoned warehouses that the council has too, but they just don't want to know from us. We could make a warehouse secure for them then we just need to lay a carpet and build a rostrum, which the club would be able to afford but the council probably wouldn't want to bother filling out a few forms or whatever...
If you can't tell, I'm peeved off.
The test of the cuda will have to be at Carlisle this Sunday at the second Scottish Champ event, just great. 4 events left and 4 out of 5 to count, with my first being a total loss I have to do well every time now. Not when I want to find out something is wrong with my car. I have found I was lacking in M3x10 countersunk screws, I have two 8mm ones in the ball hinges on one suspension arm, not sure where the 10mm ones went
I checked everywhere they are used and can't think of what I did, got plenty 8mm ones since I replaced some with titanium hex heads, much easier to avoid stripping. Do you think this will cause to strength problems? or is it just more chance of the screw falling out if it comes loose?