I don't know about you but when I got back into this hobby the technology for these little cars had skyrocketed exponentially. One part of this included pick-up shoes especially with bending and limiting shoe travel. I started looking at one particular tool to bend the shoe from Scale Engineering. At first didn't know quite how it was supposed to work, but with time and help I was able to figure it out. Also when I came back to this hobby I didn't realize the importance of shoe travel. That said, If you're interested in this then click the read more link.
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.