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Gadget wish list, "i wish i had somthing that would help do......"

Old 12-20-2015, 04:56 AM
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Hi All
what would be the best tool or gadget that is NOT already on the market that you wish you had in your pit box. Could be a tool or gadget or whatever to make your RC life easier.
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Old 12-20-2015, 05:18 AM
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I wish for an automatic shock and diff oil exchanger with rebound option (for the shocks).
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Something that could tell you what's the fastest lines are on any track layout
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Old 12-21-2015, 04:45 AM
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there are good information.
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Old 12-21-2015, 01:56 PM
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Im Sure there are plenty of software writers who could make an app for working out racing lines, but it would involve some detailed input of track data if it was to be of any use.
As an engineer I was thinking along the lines of tools or set-up aids
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along the lines (no pun) of an app that draws up the quickest line ...I think another way to solve this would be to have a sensor on the car that maps out the track then self drives the quickest line. This already exists in real cars and was tested on Sonoma Raceway track not too long. But that is not what I want ...as it kind of takes the point away from RC driving.

My gadget wish/want would be a dyno for my car. I realize they exist, but there isn't really any kit offered that is at a reasonable price. I keep toying w/ the idea of building my own.
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Old 12-21-2015, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by kevinkirk View Post
Im Sure there are plenty of software writers who could make an app for working out racing lines, but it would involve some detailed input of track data if it was to be of any use.
As an engineer I was thinking along the lines of tools or set-up aids
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Kevin, it wouldn't really need the track data, the GPS telemetry systems would map each lap, determine what change effected the times and build a map of the best lat/long for the best time.

PS: I think the process of finding the best line is why the driver is there in the first place!
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Something labour-saving device that saves me some time during the day so I can wrench/race :P
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Tool to measure the resistance of the diff.
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Kevin, it wouldn't really need the track data, the GPS telemetry systems would map each lap, determine what change effected the times and build a map of the best lat/long for the best time.

PS: I think the process of finding the best line is why the driver is there in the first place!
GPS wouldn't be accurate enough.
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Tool to measure the resistance of the diff.
I think there is a thread somewhere on here about this very thing, IIRC
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Tool to measure the resistance of the diff.
Easy to make

http://www.rctech.net/forum/nitro-ro...ngs-diffs.html
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Originally Posted by DamianW View Post
Tool to measure the resistance of the diff.
+ Springs
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Originally Posted by Roelof View Post
Engineers at it again.

There are much easier and much more informative ways of measuring spring elastic constants and diff friction. Both can be done using your garden variety fisherman's scale if you find one with a range of 0-2kg. Neither however is of any use if you don't have endless time to test the effects of incremental changes.

Ultimately, you can split hairs until the cows come home and still not be any better at driving. You can analyse and para-analyse everything until you forget what you were trying to achieve to begin with. Like trying to explain all the muscular, nervous and cerebral processes needed to take a step. You can agonise at no end about it whilst everybody else will just walk away.

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an effective e-clip removal and installation tool would be nice.
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