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Old 10-01-2004, 10:40 PM
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Conservation of momentum will dictate that if the truck comes to a stop in turn one from a speed of 175 and the brake rotor came dislodged sometime before the complete decelleration, the momentum of the system has to stay the same (unless energy is lost in the form of material deformation, friction, etc)... so in essence the brake rotor could have come off the truck, accellerated well past 175 mph, and ran itself around the course along the wall and eventually came to a rest in turn 4. (just like your 1/12 car tumbled around the sweeper )

Either that or the part broke off in turn 4 which in turn caused the crash in turn 1
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Old 10-02-2004, 10:41 PM
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Wow, I just spent like an hour looking for this thread....

What are you guys doing not posting??? man oh man
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Old 10-02-2004, 10:48 PM
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Ah, looks like you found it. Well, ignore my PM then.
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Old 10-02-2004, 11:07 PM
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Steve, it seems you found an e-clip. Next time if you are going to snap at me, be more forceful with lots of threatening words.
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Old 10-02-2004, 11:09 PM
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hahaha will do Neil!
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Old 10-03-2004, 09:22 AM
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Was that a 4mm e-clip?? Or did I hear you say a 3/32nd fit??? (2.38mm)

I think my car problems made your runs look great in comparison .
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Old 10-03-2004, 09:27 AM
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The pro4 is a pretty car with all the anodized alum. Have you figured out the glitching problems?
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Old 10-03-2004, 11:14 AM
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Originally posted by Neil Rabara
The pro4 is a pretty car with all the anodized alum. Have you figured out the glitching problems?
Glitching problems? Erik wasn’t at socal yesterday
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Old 10-03-2004, 11:36 AM
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Is the angle of the dangle inversely or directly proportional to the heat of the beat?
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Old 10-03-2004, 11:38 AM
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Originally posted by Thad Garner
Glitching problems? Erik wasn’t at socal yesterday
Then who was the guy named Erik who sat across from me?
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Old 10-03-2004, 01:22 PM
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Originally posted by Neil Rabara
Then who was the guy named Erik who sat across from me?
That was a 5th dimension hologram
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Old 10-03-2004, 03:54 PM
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Originally posted by Thad Garner
That was a 5th dimension hologram
No wonder I was glitching then... that hologram projector must be on some inbetween, inbetween 75Mhz frequency!

I took a look at my motor and the arm was basically spent... a little charred. So, I'll cross my fingers for next weekend (or uncross them, whichever causes the least interference )
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Old 10-03-2004, 05:22 PM
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Poor guy!

We'll have to do some more testing Erik

Btw, I figured out that it doesn't matter how you gear your car if you don't have a 4mm C clip
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Old 10-03-2004, 07:23 PM
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Originally posted by Evicerator
Conservation of momentum will dictate that if the truck comes to a stop in turn one from a speed of 175 and the brake rotor came dislodged sometime before the complete decelleration, the momentum of the system has to stay the same (unless energy is lost in the form of material deformation, friction, etc)... so in essence the brake rotor could have come off the truck, accellerated well past 175 mph, and ran itself around the course along the wall and eventually came to a rest in turn 4. (just like your 1/12 car tumbled around the sweeper )

Either that or the part broke off in turn 4 which in turn caused the crash in turn 1
WOW! Great answer! Your not far off on all counts!

He actually drove it around from turn 1 to the pits, driving on the brake rotor, which broke into a zillion glowing-orange pieces in turn four. Then he got a ride to Mr. Hospital.

One quickly learns to not pick up metal parts without channel locks or doubled-over welding gloves (ala pot-holder style) as all metal parts are suspected to be a tad warmer than the phalanges are rated for. Your intelect is wasted on RC cars.......
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