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post #31 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-29-2012, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Ralphthe3rd View Post
Hey Rick, that's a nice layout, and I really enjoyed watching the video, which takes alot of patience for me- because I (still) only have Dial Up service and a 56k modem on my 11 yr old PC. Anyway, since I might be coming to visit you this summer, my question is, what is the sharpest radius turns on you layout?
It's a 4-lane with one 6/9 in each direction, right after one another. Everything else is 9/12 or 12/15.

For the first lap, the right-hander is at about 39 seconds, but the camera is on the outside lane there, so it's actually on a 9-inch curve at that point; the Caddy is on the 6-inch one. The-left hander is at 40-41 seconds, and the camera is on the inside lane of the 6-incher there, along with the Impala. (Did that make sense?)

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Yep, that made sense, thanks Rick
PS- normally I despise 6-inchers.
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post #33 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 09:17 PM
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Update, I was able to make a sheetmetal sled for the Video racer to sit on top of the US1 chassis. I still had the same issue, when the rpms of the chassis armature gets to a certain level, Camera will blink the light green once, then three times red and shut off. I am convinced it is an EMP from the armature interefering with the cameras electronics. I did a quick google search on how to block EMPs and tried wrapping the car in Aluminum foil. What do you know, it works well now, but how do you reach the buttons? I then tried to just put foil on the underneath of the camera and up the rear where the mini USB port is located and tried again. It worked perfectly the 4 times I tried it after. Rubber wheels on the front of the chassis helped with the grinding sound in the recordings. I also put a piece of electrical tape around the mic hole in the fashion of one of those sunroof wind deflectors and that helped with the wind sound also. I can clearly hear the motors rpms climbing and falling now. What I like about this chassis is that you can easliy make films from the chase perspective or from the perspective of being followed by simply turning the truck around. Its not the most pretty car on the track, but it works.
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Dang it!

Checked Walmart here in Bremerton, WA....nothing.

Had the wife check Easton Walmart....again nothing.

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