For you competitive T-Jet racers out there, here is an article about preparation of the top gear set... particularly if you are using a mass produced out of the box gear set as opposed to a precision CNC machined set like the ones you can get from RT-HO. When preparing a car for racing you basically need to think about four things... alignment/squareness, friction, current, vibration. This sounds pretty simple from a high altitude point of view, but, these things are intertwined in every part of preparing competitive T-Jet. If you are interested in how it pertains to the top gear set with respect to friction then click on the read more link below.
I recently ordered 10 T-Dash 2.0 chassis. Well they came in the other day and I thought I would give my opinion on Dan Cashmer's new product. I am no expert, but here's my dime's worth. If you're interested then read on...
If you have read the rules for either "The Fray" or "The ECHORR challenge they both have statements about how the armature measurements will be taken at the current available room(ambient) temperature. Have you ever wondered why? If so, then read on.
When building a competitive car you should use matched magnets... sounds simple enough... pull out the magnet matcher or gause meter and start measuring magnets until you find a matching reference number (if using a magnet matcher) or a matching gause reading on two magnets (1 north, 1 south). Well this is what I thought until Greg Wisniewski explained the "finer points" of magnet matching. The image to the right is what started it all. I would like to thank Greg Wisniewski for sharing this with me and you who are reading this should thank him for allowing me to share it with you.
Weight transfer is the key factor with respect to a great handling car. Just like on the 1:1 cars, a great handling car is more forgiving should the driver make a minor mistake and it can help compensate should your pancake motor be a smidgen slower than your competitor.
This is the second part of a three part series about the Auto World ThunderJet Ultra-G chassis. In the first part we discussed the out of the box chassis to include visual inspection and measurements taken on individual parts. We then ran the car on the track to establish a baseline with respect to time. You can read part 1 here. In this article we will cherry pick the parts from the 5 cars that were purchased and see what kind of increases we can obtain with this chassis.