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Old 12-31-2017, 11:03 PM
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I've never heard the word "Ackermann" thrown around more than in RC. Turns out, Rudolph Ackermann invented nothing. He simply patented the original idea 20 years later. The guy responsible for this brilliant idea? Erasmus DARWIN, father to Charles. The term to describe the relationship between inner and outer steering wheels should be changed to DARWIN
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My Darwin needs adjusting ....... oh man sounds so wrong LOL
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I'll call it Darwin when those damn Brits start calling wickerbills by their proper name, GURNEY FLAP!
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I'm almost positive that, based on my experiences with this forum, that most on here have no idea who Darwin is. The only book they've ever opened is their T-Maxx manual.
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Originally Posted by Flagler View Post
I'm almost positive that, based on my experiences with this forum, that most on here have no idea who Darwin is. The only book they've ever opened is their T-Maxx manual.
so your saying they open there manuals.(highly unlikely) after reading some of the Help needed posts..sorry had 2.
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I think the Egyptians was the first known people to apply the principle of Ackerman in horse carriages. Too bad they didn't go to the patent office for it, lol.
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I'm almost positive that, based on my experiences with this forum, that most on here have no idea who Darwin is. The only book they've ever opened is their T-Maxx manual.
So basically everyone here doesn't open a book ? Our knowledge is limited to traxxas manuals ?
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So basically everyone here doesn't open a book ? Our knowledge is limited to traxxas manuals ?
I said "most." Whether or not you fall into that category is up to you.
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Originally Posted by Flagler View Post
I'm almost positive that, based on my experiences with this forum, that most on here have no idea who Darwin is. The only book they've ever opened is their T-Maxx manual.
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Originally Posted by Flagler View Post
I said "most." Whether or not you fall into that category is up to you.
Ok not everyone but most people on rctech , you think it's a good thing to start off a new year by insulting " most " people on rctech ?
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When I open my manual I just look at the pictures and match the screws up to the pictures. You mean to tell me things like M3x12 are supposed to be read? I usually color the pictures when I'm at the track getting ready to race.
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Originally Posted by Flagler View Post
I'm almost positive that, based on my experiences with this forum, that most on here have no idea who Darwin is. The only book they've ever opened is their T-Maxx manual.
We're in the Racing Forum section. Traxxas doesn't see a lot of use in racing.
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Originally Posted by gigaplex View Post
We're in the Racing Forum section. Traxxas doesn't see a lot of use in racing.
wow news to me every track in 200 miles radius of me has a stock slash class.so traxxas must be not allowed in that class? LOL and very few people read there manual as one can see when trying to help others that's a proven..just like people not being able to find a manual online.hmm where did it go..puzzling how some take a statement in forums like its meant 4 them when it a some in there..
some read not many in my world
some cant so be it
some will never oh well no biggy
sorry not many like me if i get a kit or new product i read and reread manual till i got it..
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wow news to me every track in 200 miles radius of me has a stock slash class.so traxxas must be not allowed in that class? LOL
It's nice to hear that class is still going. I'd heard that it had died out when the other brands got involved in the SCT class. Perhaps I should clarify. The OP said T-Maxx manual. It's not a fair assumption that most people in the racing forum race monster trucks, and also read the manual. Does the T-Maxx manual even mention Ackermann?

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puzzling how some take a statement in forums like its meant 4 them when it a some in there..
Ironically my post wasn't aimed at you.
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