Measuring droop

Old 01-18-2007, 09:03 PM
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I was reading an article on Xtreme Rc: http://rc411.com/pages/howto.php?howto=30&page=1

How many do you guys use Calipers to measure your droop? For foam and rubber? and what height do we exactly want it?
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Old 01-18-2007, 09:35 PM
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There are different ways to measure droop and the caliper way is just one way. I usuaally use a droop gauge but check for tweak is important after or it is a way to catch if your tweak is off. With calipers, you'll have to check tweak before. For foam tires I don't do it with calipers since your droop changes as your tires wear.
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The way I measure droop:
I first set the down stops with a droop gauge (this varies with tire diameter), I then set my ride height. Then I use my ride height gauge and push it under the chassis till my tires are off the setup board. I slowly pull it out so that the tires are just touching the board. The difference between that height and the ride height is my droop. For a very smooth technical track, I try for 3/4mm of droop.
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Originally Posted by peded
I was reading an article on Xtreme Rc: http://rc411.com/pages/howto.php?howto=30&page=1

How many do you guys use Calipers to measure your droop? For foam and rubber? and what height do we exactly want it?
I use calipers to measure droop, it makes for consistent changes. As for the amount of droop it depends on the car and the track conditions.
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Old 01-19-2007, 06:15 AM
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I use two ride height gagues to measure droop. After I set ride height I set the chasis up on the gagues at whatever I want the droop at over ride height then tighten the screws till the tires come off of the ground and lower till they just touch. Works very fast for me. I can see that the calipers would be very acurate to even it out side to side tho.
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What is a reasonable range of droop to experiment with? I would imagine the least would be about 0.5-1mm. What's the maximum amount of droop you would reasonably use? Foam or rubber tire.
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