Measuring diff tension & why my gear diff let me down…

Here is my setup for measuring diff tension... Very simple really - a kitchen scale, the diff itself, and a 2mm Allen key as a lever to press on the scale. Simply slide the key through the outdrive up to the bend, place the opposite end of the key on the zeroed scale, and turn … Continue reading Measuring diff tension & why my gear diff let me down…

Costly mistakes at Cotswold…

Often it seems that stories of failure are as educational as stories of success... The SPC (Super Production Cup) came to the Cotswold track yesterday. Last year, I had a great time, winning the Mini class with my Xevo Triumph, and I have been looking forward to this race meeting all summer. Weather was a … Continue reading Costly mistakes at Cotswold…

I love the smell of tarmac in the morning…

Considering my passion for RC, it's surprising how rarely I actually go for a practice and a practice alone. Today was one of those days. We've had wonderful week of early-spring weather, and the Cotswold Model Car Club track at Kemble was in great condition, clean and dry. Ambient temperature was in the high teens. … Continue reading I love the smell of tarmac in the morning…