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Old 02-12-2009, 12:39 PM   #1
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So I am the proud owner of an iphone, which I often tell people is the best thing I've ever purchased.

I downloaded a bunch of apps, one of which is a free level. The level reads to the nearest 0.1*.

I am starting to use it as a camber gauge by......

1) Set truck on workbench at full weight.
2) Measure how level the table is, write it down.....let's say it's -1* (clockwise).
3) Then put the phone/level against your wheels to measure each one and record the value.

Somebody needs to make an app for the phone for when you set it on the table, have the level zero out, and then have it switch the positive and negative for left and right.

Anyway, thought I'd share.
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I use it too and it's way off.
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I use it too and it's way off.
Is it? How did you determine that it was off?

Well that sucks.
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no offence but wouldnt it be easier to just use a Camber Gauge?
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no offence but wouldnt it be easier to just use a Camber Gauge?
That's not cool though.
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That's not cool though.

True, it would be cool and very different.
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Interesting thought - a camber gauge would be more accurate. But using an iPhone I cool!

I've had that app for a year and never thought about it (kicking myself).

As I play with it. I would actually hold it on one end - so it reads 90 degrees. Tilting in will show the decrease in measure. As long as both sides are the same - you've set your camber.

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That's not cool though.
I'm not doing it to be cool, I'd be doing it because I don't have a camber gauge.

Actually, I have one for my real car but it's a little ungainly for RC.
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If it's anything like my level on my itouch it needs to be calibrated. I've sometimes hit the calibration button and messed it up and had to recalibrate it.... just a thought.
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I have an iPhone too and used to work as a carpenter. I downloaded the level app and was using it for a few hours at work just to try it out. Come to find out it's way off. I set my real level on a counter and set my phone on top. They read differently. It's ok for rough leveling but for truly accurate info, get a camber gauge. You can pick up a Trinity, RPM or Duratrax one for less than $10 ya know...
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True, it would be cool and very different.
No it wouldn't be cool. You would look like a tool.

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1) I'm a little surprised with how much outrage this thread has generated.

2) There are MANY different level apps out there for the iphone, with various different reviews and comments on their accuracy. Some are said to be very accurate, others aren't.
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I think its a good idea. Mabye im the onlly one but i will definetly use it as i dont have a camber gauge either.
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I use the Tiltmeter Pro for the Iphone. Works good for me.
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it can download porn and be used as a camber gauge----2 ways to jerk off with an i phone
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