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Today, 12:36 PM
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Posted By Schroedinger

You might want to check to see if there's a maker...

You might want to check to see if there's a maker space around you. Many cities have them; you can pay a monthly subscription, learn to do it on their machines, and figure out what you like and don't...
Yesterday, 04:38 PM
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Posted By Schroedinger

Make a boost leak tester. That turbo should spool...

Make a boost leak tester. That turbo should spool faster than that.
07-19-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,315
Posted By Schroedinger

Epic. My favorite part of this thread is that the...

Epic. My favorite part of this thread is that the OP showed up and made one shitpost five days ago, then got the hell out of here. His negcat/post ratio currently stands at -8.
07-18-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,315
Posted By Schroedinger

Came for the comments. Did not disappoint. ...

Came for the comments. Did not disappoint.

OP: think of this forum as an encylopedia, not a guidance counselor. You know what an encyclopedia is, right? Everything you want to know and more is in...
Forum: Aerodynamics
07-15-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Schroedinger

Having run soft top with rear window up and down,...

Having run soft top with rear window up and down, my opinion is that up is faster. I am rendering this opinion with zero evidence to back up my claim. You do feel less buffetting from the wind with...
07-13-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By Schroedinger

My Konig Dial-In 15x8 fit over the TSE BBK just...

My Konig Dial-In 15x8 fit over the TSE BBK just fine, for whatever that’s worth.
07-12-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,295
Posted By Schroedinger

If you live close to Lars, MKTurbo is a no...

If you live close to Lars, MKTurbo is a no brainer. There is an initial learning curve with MS, but youíll have a much easier time getting help with it because thatís what just about everyone here is...
Forum: Aerodynamics
07-10-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,431
Posted By Schroedinger

I was messing around with an Arduino kit a few...

I was messing around with an Arduino kit a few months ago, and was impressed with the proximity sensor. One could just put one of those under the car near the center facing down, and measure...
07-10-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,146
Posted By Schroedinger

Ain't that the truth. For many years I wanted a...

Ain't that the truth. For many years I wanted a 911. Now that I have the means to own one, I decided that they're no better for driving around in traffic than any other decent vehicle, and they're...
Forum: Build Threads
07-09-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 25,131
Posted By Schroedinger

Some glamour shots from the last track night at...

Some glamour shots from the last track night at RA. This photographer was really good.
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07-09-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By Schroedinger

But can you drive them around the countryside in...

But can you drive them around the countryside in northern Italy?
Forum: Aerodynamics
07-09-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,826
Posted By Schroedinger

With the splitter/air dam's tendency to improve...

With the splitter/air dam's tendency to improve front grip and the open top's tendency to reduce rear grip, I think you're probably going to have an oversteer machine. On the street it may not...
Forum: Aerodynamics
07-09-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,431
Posted By Schroedinger

I’m sure one of the Megasquirt geniuses here can...

I’m sure one of the Megasquirt geniuses here can figure out how to use the accessory channels to log a potentiometer on the sway bar, or a shock travel sensor. I’m also thinking that building such a...
07-09-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By Schroedinger

Miataland! I know where Iím planning my next vacation....

I was just in northern Italy a few weeks ago... wish I knew about this then! I would 100% do this rather than a trip to Maranello.
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Forum: Aerodynamics
07-08-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,431
Posted By Schroedinger

I always assume that everyone has seen these...

I always assume that everyone has seen these photos, but they’re worth posting here anyway.

Soft top:
...
Forum: Aerodynamics
07-08-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,431
Posted By Schroedinger

I have read that a stock Miata with soft top...

I have read that a stock Miata with soft top generates 180 lbs. of lift (not downforce) when traveling at 100mph. I wish I could remember the source, I’m pretty sure it was in one of the links in...
Forum: Aerodynamics
07-07-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,431
Posted By Schroedinger

This strategy would be good for measuring...

This strategy would be good for measuring coefficient of drag, but not for grip resulting from less lift. I think that both are important when weíre talking about lap times.
Forum: Aerodynamics
07-06-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,431
Posted By Schroedinger

It would be good to get some data with a more...

It would be good to get some data with a more experienced driver. Are you coming down for the JZilla event at RA in September? I’m doing both days. Since I still have my soft top under my hard...
Forum: Aerodynamics
07-05-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,431
Posted By Schroedinger

Corrected my previous post to show VMax, I agree...

Corrected my previous post to show VMax, I agree that is more clear terminology.

Important to note that I was running less power with the hardtop, and VMax’s were greater at all turns. The...
Forum: Aerodynamics
07-03-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,431
Posted By Schroedinger

I’m learning a lot by taking this data apart-...

I’m learning a lot by taking this data apart- mostly about how inconsistent my driving is. The one consistent theme is that during the hard top laps I was braking later and harder, entering turns...
Forum: Aerodynamics
07-03-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,431
Posted By Schroedinger

Aerodynamics of hard top vs. soft top

The purpose of this new thread is to try to quantify the aero advantages of a hardtop vs. soft top as they pertain to road course lap times. Some posts made by myself and others in THIS THREAD...
Forum: Aerodynamics
07-03-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,826
Posted By Schroedinger

Ed is correct. There were some other potential...

Ed is correct. There were some other potential contributors- for instance I was running a little less tire pressure for the faster laps as well. I'm going to start another thread to try to...
07-03-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 133,615
Posted By Schroedinger

Meanwhile, red states be pushing abortion laws in...

Meanwhile, red states be pushing abortion laws in flagrant violation of federal law like the Taliban.
07-02-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 133,615
Posted By Schroedinger

^ much wisdom in what you wrote there,...

^ much wisdom in what you wrote there, particularly the "cat liking vs. cat hating" axis.
07-02-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,146
Posted By Schroedinger

HELL YEAH. You're making me want to move back to...

HELL YEAH. You're making me want to move back to TX. I can't even find an affordable house with a three car garage around here, much less this kind of spread.
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