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Old 04-24-2012, 08:10 AM
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Sunday is looking good, possible late shower, but we can live with that.

We are mainly rolling and laying ag pipe, but the more people we get the more we can do.
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Hey stock 4wd'ers , im dropping my b44 back into stock, whats a good gear ratio to start at? 33/75 ?

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Old 04-25-2012, 03:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Syndicate
Hey stock 4wd'ers , im droppinf my b44 back into stock, whats a good gear ratio to start at? 33/75 ?
you should aim for a final drive between 5.5 - 6.0 its a suck it and see kind a thing the motor/speedy will be the main factor. try it and check you temps
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Originally Posted by Syndicate
Hey stock 4wd'ers , im droppinf my b44 back into stock, whats a good gear ratio to start at? 33/75 ?
Hi Reedy, Just my advice only. start a bit lower in the pinion department. maybe a 28 or 29 and work up from there with the 75 spur.
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Originally Posted by jordy-15
you should aim for a final drive between 5.5 - 6.0 its a suck it and see kind a thing the motor/speedy will be the main factor. try it and check you temps
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I've run my overall drive ratio as low as 4.9 at Maitland (higher elsewhere), but so far everyone else who has tried that after I've told them has smoked a motor, so maybe start at 5.5 to 6.0 like jordy says.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:40 AM
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Ahh Daniel just the man to answer my question. My son asked me tonight why when you take a phot of the night sky with the exposure open for a whole night do the stars appear as circles instead of straight lines? I know I once knew this but I am starting to off load unimportant information to make new space on my chemical hard drive.
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Originally Posted by daverobbo5
Hi Reedy, Just my advice only. start a bit lower in the pinion department. maybe a 28 or 29 and work up from there with the 75 spur.
Yeah i had it at 72/34, thinking it would be similar to 2wd, but the motor was too hot in like 8 laps, (5.29)

might try 33/75, that gives me 5.68, might run that for a while and temp check it, i think that's the lowest pinion i own, after that its like <24

trip to the LHS might be on the cards...:|

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Old 04-25-2012, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Syndicate
Yeah i had it at 72/34, thinking it would be similar to 2wd, but the motor was too hot in like 8 laps, (5.29)

might try 33/75, that gives me 5.68, might run that for a while and temp check it, i think that's the lowest pinion i own, after that its like <24

trip to the LHS might be on the cards...:|
reedy you have to find the sweet spot for your motor, all motors are different some will need to be geared as high as 6 and others can go as low as 5. in my B44 fdr is 5.12 and the durango fdr is 5.36,same motor and esc.
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why when you take a phot of the night sky with the exposure open for a whole night do the stars appear as circles instead of straight lines?
Old medieval answer: It's because the universe (sun, moon, stars) rotate around the earth...

Newer answer: The earth rotates on its axis (around its poles), and so things that are relatively stationary in the sky will look as though they are moving. You can achieve the same effect by standing up, looking up at the sky, then doing a 360 - things in your "sky" will seem to rotate around your axis.

There are ways of finding the point around which they all rotate (and hence where to position and aim your camera for maximum effect). A famous photo is at:
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That much I get, but if you are looking at it on the opposite axis of the Earth's axis why do you still see it as circles instead of East-West stripes? Ahh, does it only work if you point your camera true North? I have been watching a satellite lately looking South East and it seems to travel in a straight line.
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Nick you have PM
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I see the results have been updated, massive field in 2wd stock

I couldnt quite hear at the AGM, but we are racing for the whole year then dropping rounds correct?
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Originally Posted by nckmat
Ahh Daniel just the man to answer my question. My son asked me tonight why when you take a phot of the night sky with the exposure open for a whole night do the stars appear as circles instead of straight lines? I know I once knew this but I am starting to off load unimportant information to make new space on my chemical hard drive.
The Earth is spinning on its axis. The stars stay fixed (relatively). The diameter of the circle the stars trace out will be smaller the closer they are looking to the Earth's axis. In the South the Southern Cross is the constellation closest to the axis, so if you want to see the effect accentuated then try a long exposure (a few hours) of it.

To find the exact celestial pole take the intersection of the perpendicular bisector of the pointers (Alpha Centari and Beta Centauri) and the line drawn through the vertical (as seen on the flag) beam of the Cross.

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Originally Posted by Syndicate
I see the results have been updated, massive field in 2wd stock

I couldnt quite hear at the AGM, but we are racing for the whole year then dropping rounds correct?
Yes, there is one Sunday series and one Saturday series.
The number of rounds dropped depends on total rounds raced and according to the summary rules on page one of the point score results.

2wd stock is very popular this year, at club level and at major meetings.
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Any word on working on the track Saturday (tomorrow) as well? Or are we consolidating the working bee to Sunday?
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