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Old 11-20-2012, 10:58 PM   #16
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Thanks for the explanation orcadigital.
I have a better understanding of why its done that way now.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:24 AM   #17
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LOL this is how the 2012 World Champ checks his camber!
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:58 AM   #18
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LOL this is how the 2012 World Champ checks his camber!
Good info either way.

The pro's way is the way I was taught.
It figures the tires/wheels into the measurements.
Just like on a 1:1 when a mechanic does an alignment.

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Old 11-21-2012, 06:12 AM   #19
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LOL this is how the 2012 World Champ checks his camber!
I wonder if he still does it that way? Legitimate curiousity is all. Seeing NIMH batteries in the picture tell me that it is a little dated.

I have never been to a big level race with drivers like that. The biggest I have done was the USVTA Southern Nats in Nashville earlier this year, and while there were a few sponsored drivers, it was not the same level of competition.

I have the same Tamiya camber gauge though, and used to do the same. I use it for quick checks after hard impacts (my driving gives me ample opportunity) to make sure both sides are the same. If not, I go back to the setup station though to reset everything.

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Just wondering how you lock the toe/camber block on the tweak station. As I cannot find a setup station for my 1/5 F1, I tried using a ruler with a camber guage (think similar to this setup) to check the toe and it is really hard to get it accurate.....
That's my problem aswell. How to set the toe angle on my 1/10 F1 car, what tools do I need to set it precisely?
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I wonder if he still does it that way? Legitimate curiousity is all.
There's a thread for that = http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...on-motors.html

Let us know what he says.

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Just wondering how you lock the toe/camber block on the tweak station. As I cannot find a setup station for my 1/5 F1, I tried using a ruler with a camber guage (think similar to this setup) to check the toe and it is really hard to get it accurate.....

I don't own a setup station.

My toe setting voodoo = a sheet of 1/4" x 1/4" graph paper and and RPM camber guage clamped horizontally to a piece of 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" angle aluminum - tires mounted on the car.

Albeit, its a slower process, but its cheap and effective.

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That's my problem aswell. How to set the toe angle on my 1/10 F1 car, what tools do I need to set it precisely?
I use my Hudy 1/10 scale TC setup station on mine. Only thing you need to do is come up with a few spacers. I've got an assortment of spacers to use it on different cars. Same with the offroad setup station.
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I use my Hudy 1/10 scale TC setup station on mine. Only thing you need to do is come up with a few spacers. I've got an assortment of spacers to use it on different cars. Same with the offroad setup station.
Thank You for the input, I'll try it. What spacers do You have? They have to fit axles, right?
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Thank You for the input, I'll try it. What spacers do You have? They have to fit axles, right?
Not sure but I'll get it out tomorrow and check.
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