Put some electrics in the scythe again after almost a year on the shelf, ran it in the finals after problems ruined qualifying with the ARC (motor overheating and stopping the lrp esc, solution was to turn the protection off). First run in blinky (55t spur!), car drove sweet-as and went from 10th to 3rd […]Read more "The Scythe returns…"
A belated update on my post-WLRC maintenance… I put the car on the workbench just two days after the race meeting, and already the bearings were completely knackered, and every metal part had surface corrosion on it. A complete stripdown was essential, with liberal doses of WD40 clearing the corrosion of the parts. The bearings […]Read more "Post-soaking rebuild"
It rained. All day. Well, I say all day but that is not entirely true. It stopped for a while after round 2 and the organisers decided to sweep and vacuum the puddles away. Then after two minutes of the first heat, it rained again. My car-share buddy for the day was James Alexander, and […]Read more "BTCC West London Racing Centre – 3rd June 2012"
Just been prepping the car for the West London BTCC this weekend. Took the sensor lead out of the motor. The socket came out with it, along with one of the pins… the side-swipe I was given at a club meeting looks more and more like the culprit…Read more "Might have worked out those sensor problems…"
…and sometimes I wonder why I bother. I set off with the intention of answering some questions, and came back with even more! Sensor issues didn’t flare up after I put the Speed Passion V3 motor timing back to the middle of the slot. Car’s pace still felt OK, balance was OK with a shade […]Read more "Another Cotswold practice…"
After a little thought, this is what I’ve come up with… The case and cables on the ESC and receiver have been sealed with “Starbrite Liquid Electrical Tape”. Other similar products are available, they all seem to be variations on the theme of a solvent-based rubber adhesive. Exposed wires on the servo plugs and capacitor […]Read more "First attempt at waterproofing the touring car…"
Today’s practice session reminded me of one thing. Tyres. If the tyre prep is wrong the car won’t perform. I was happy with the ESC and motor setup I got last week. This week’s target was to get the chassis working. The weather at Cotswold was a little cooler today (around 10C ambient when I […]Read more "Practising again…"