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Much close times for Sebring although the C9's haven't really turned up for practice yet!

Assetto Corsa Competizione / Re: Is it worth getting or not
« on: November 17, 2018, 12:38:32 PM »
Its cheap to buy. It sounds and looks better which does contribute to the overall experience.  Its not perfect yet but it's still being developed so that's expected.
You've got nothing to lose,  so buy it!

I'm happy to leave the cars as they are ... but looks like the Short Tail will need 3 stops at Sebring.
I'm using 9.68L per lap. I'm calculating I will need minimum 305L to finish. Full tank = 99L, so 3 stopper or fuel saving.
As ab said, the main thing in this series is really about your class. All I'm aiming for is to be at the pointy end of the Short Tails. It's just fun to drive  :D
Happy to leave it also!  Just did a few laps the the C9 is a huge handful to drive . . so you can have it!  :)

Looking at early lap times for next week Mael and I are very close Long v Short and Mazda's a bit slower.  Which is a fair bit different to last week. 
No C9's have made an appearance yet!

I'm still happy with the Shorty, hoping it shines on other tracks.  Rather than swapping, I prefer to give some restrictor back to the shorties and restrict the C9 . . . if it continues to be unbalanced!

Update: Doing a bit more math, at Daytona the C9 effectively gained two seconds per lap (2 stops at 38 sec gain each/ 38 lap race) thanks to the fill time difference.  Therefore if it was restricted enough to negate that then problem solved. . . . I think!

First 15-20 mins were okay with some position swapping with Freezer but after my first stop I was pretty much alone for the rest of the race. Time to fuel will definitely need to come into strategy for the future races. Before my last stop I was catching Phil by a second a lap and only 5 seconds behind him, but because he put in a lot less fuel than me on his final stop he finished 30+ secs ahead.
I just manually time those stops to check, but that means 38sec difference per 100L tank.  Not sure about fuel consumption differences which may or may not bring the Merc back to us.

Given the speed differences the race worked out pretty well for me.  I had a goal of top 10 hoping that the fast cars would spin off/have issues . . and a few did.
I found myself around a few long tails in the first half of the race which was tricky as they were quicker in the straights but would hold me up in the bends.
I had Russg pretty close behind for most of the race, I could pull a bit of a gap but he kept reappearing after the stops which was confusing, but I later realised
i had taken a bit extra fuel than necessary.  Short Tail was rock solid consistent, and I'm pretty confident now that on tighter tracks it will be strong competitor.
Finished 11th and team mate Mael in 4th for a good season start for Maki Engineering :)

Note: Interesting to see how long it took to fuel, almost had time to go get a drink!!
Update: I see the Porsches/Mazda refill 50L in 30 sec, whereas the Merc does it in 11.  Big difference!

i do hope others tracks make a difference with these cars. joining tonight knowing I have zero chance of keeping up with a c9 or long tail does seem a little pointless
Tonight is really the odd one out. They are all tracks from the real season though ('86).

And... Server's up.
Got belted on the big straights in the shorty, but was getting properly held up in the tight stuff so looking forward to the twisty tracks. :)

Assetto Corsa / Re: G25 & G27 Potentiometer fix
« on: November 13, 2018, 10:27:37 PM »
Good info, Freezer. It's ridiculous that an expensive set of pedals can fail for such a cheap component.
Yes, ran it tonight and it was rock solid! :)

Assetto Corsa / G25 & G27 Potentiometer fix
« on: November 13, 2018, 06:02:28 PM »
There has been various people over time who have experienced spiking with their pedals on G25 & G27's, myself included.
It has also been hard to find replacements however I located these replacements.


I grabbed three for around $17 plus delivery from their Aus web site.

I fitted them and found the following minor issues.
The main shaft is slightly shorter but has no effect on installation.
The small loops on the electrical connectors need to be snipped off to allow normal connection.
The hole in the metal pedal body that you slide the shaft through is around 1mm to small, so a quick drill to enlarge fixes that.

Once installed, I found they have a different range of motion to the originals.  You need to go into Options | Controls in AC and adjust the min and max values for the pedal (see Pic for my Throttle).
With this done it operates completely fine. 

Upshot is a brand new potentiometer for minimal spend that works correctly after a few modifications.

Only get 11 laps out of a full tank in the Short Tail ... either a 3 stopper or fuel saving and go even slower.
We are five laps short, so that will be a huge amount of fuel saving to get 2 stops!!
Hmmm I tried to figure it out at a 2 stopper. How many laps are you assuming? Kcender won't be doing that soft tyre pace the whole race. I may yet have to drop the fuel multiplier, but then we'll be getting into territory where the merc & Mazda become 1 stoppers. I may have to look at shortening this race so the short tail can do it in 2 stops. Will keep you posted.
Shorties are doing 9L/lap on a 99 litre tank (11 laps).  Estimating 38 laps race.

Only get 11 laps out of a full tank in the Short Tail ... either a 3 stopper or fuel saving and go even slower.
We are five laps short, so that will be a huge amount of fuel saving to get 2 stops!!

Australian Assetto Corsa League, Tuesday nights / Re: S25 Skins
« on: November 09, 2018, 05:04:06 PM »
Maki Engineering - Mael & Freezer

Are these for the short or long tail? ???
Sry, Mine No.02 is short tail, Mael 07 is Long Tail

Kcender is going to lap the Short Tail's twice on this track . . .  :o :-[

Australian Assetto Corsa League, Tuesday nights / Re: S25 Skins
« on: November 08, 2018, 10:12:12 PM »

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