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Messages - Mael
« on: September 21, 2018, 02:50:43 PM »
If nothing else came from last nights run, we now know how strong these cars are!
Can confirm that, I seemed to lose downforce/drag with every tire hit which actually reduced my laptimes Gained almost a second on my PB during the second race.
Of course it would have been a bit more beneficial if the tire bundles did jump into the track on every third lap!
So - new graphics card + cpu, new screens, new wheel!!
I've got a feeling the focus would be on development for VR, so a "live dash" is more important than triple screens
« on: September 12, 2018, 10:04:24 PM »
After struggling to finish a lap in practice, i actually had very few spins in the races thanks mainly to Mael's last minute suspension tip.So Mael's tip wasn't a double bluff?
LoL, at least now I know ptracker messaging system does not work. Should have broadcasted my race 2 setup change as I made the 911 undrivable
« on: September 06, 2018, 01:46:45 PM »
I don't mind, I guess the only problem with a change is some may have practiced this layout ?Only the Tuesday guys have raced here before and I for one would not like a change this late in the day. I always think in a different car a track is different anyway
No problem, just thought the track deserves to have the other layouts used as well. Wally may have to add it to the next season then. And Phil are known for random rule changes
« on: September 05, 2018, 10:24:34 PM »
Since we've done the high speed ring once before how about we try one of the other layouts?
The Ring of Skill is really cool or for a short compact blast the Short Öval"Circuit would be a real challenge to manage traffic.
Hey Wally, give Seanus a bonus point for the next race
Its a self leveling ride unit, basically a shock that always tries to stay the same length. If you load the vehicle causing the rear to sag then the shock increase its extending pressure forcing the rear suspension to raise.
Whether it works or not I do not know but my unit was reconditioned by a friendly Queensland company called W.W Shock Absorbers. The only thing they did wrong was painting the unit black, it is suppose to be blue. Interestingly it was made in Germany.
Bit of an update. After much welding and painting both sides inner and outer sills has been welding in. The welds are a bit ugly but in their wisdom Land Rover had designed plastic covers which will be attached over the sills once the final finishing is done.
The rear axle and suspension has been removed, disassembled, cleaned, painted and reassembled with new bolts and bushes. I have decided to go for the patented "Äir Suspension". guaranteed to give a aggressive low stance with minimal body roll through the corners .
The brake shields were especially fun (Blue arrow above). The originals were rusted through and new ones seemed to be unobtainable for my model. So it called for some manufacturing. Started with the original as template.
Then some bending, ignore the top double hole. We realized a bit too late that the sides were not symmetrical. Luckily it forced us to add some strengthening around the bolt holes and with nuts welded to the shieldthe end result were as below:
Now for a bonus question. Looking from behind the car through the boot floor. The blue arrow is the rear differential. What is the big cylindrical object (red arrow) for on the rear suspension, ?
Looks like the 2 Estonia's have been updated:
Looks like it's only skins?
« on: August 29, 2018, 03:26:02 PM »
That was not my intention, I saw trouble brewing between the cars in front of me so slowed down. With hind sight it seems I slowed down too much or too drastically especially if it was Bacchulum who rear-ended me I did pay dearly for the mistake as the accident created rear wing damage only making the setup balance almost undrivable.
For a change I managed to avoid the race 2 and 3 opening lap carnage, strange that one of the easiest cars to drive is causing some much first lap heartache. Both race were spend chasing bacchulum for the majority of the time, mixed with some desperate defending against Jeremy.
Really enjoyed the battle Jeremy, had me in full concentration mode for most of the race. And I almost gifted you the place by running out of fuel with 5 meters to go
And yeah a solid 2nd place for Team Maki, mostly thanks to Freezer speed this season. Well done to Struggle (?) Street Racing.
As a non-participating paticipant, I'd suggest having one-off ACC events on another night of the week to begin with. The game will be in it's infancy and will probably be lacking in a lot of features when it comes to Multiplayer.
Yip agree with the above. I'm confident the switch from AC to ACC will happen naturally as ACC matures.