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#1 Tim Neja

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 07:22 PM

Well I got bored and had to build a new toy for our BPR flat track.  Got these bits for Rick at RGeo--and put it together to see what it would do.  .062 fork and .055 rails.  Very little pan movement--and shaker front mount.  WIDE Samson bearing fronts and JK tires on the rear with the infamous TSR motor we love to run there.  I'll be out of town this weekends flat track race but--I'll try to get down there tomorrow night to run some hot laps.  Fun simple build with Rick's parts.  

 

IT did it again Greg---everywhere ELSE I post a picture--it comes out right side up.  Only on SlotBlog does it get turned 90 degrees??  And it didn't used to do that in the past.  What's changed?? 

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 07:53 PM

Nice job on a very good kit. Let us know how you like the wide vs. narrow fronts. I've tested back to back on an F-1 but never on a Can Am.


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 11:37 AM

Fixed for you  :)

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 01:42 PM

Thanks 

 

How did you do that?  Is it something I can do when I post??


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 01:49 PM

You are welcome. I do not see a way to rotate pictures once posted or before posting. So, I downloaded your picture off the post, opened it in Windows Viewer, did a rotation and saved it and re-uploaded it. Maybe open your picture(s) in Windows Viewer first to see how they are oriented before posting may work for you?

 

Hope that helps.  :)


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 04:03 PM

Mario, not everyone uses a Windows PC. When I notice flipped photos, I assume they were uploaded from an Apple device. This may not be 100% accurate.


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 04:10 PM

When I download ANY of my pictures they look fine anywhere else BUT Slot Blog---and yes--I'm on a MAC!  I post in other places---the pics always come out correctly.  When I look at my own photos page--they are oriented correctly. Only when I post to Slotblog does this happen---and that did not happen until this year!! I've used the same phone--same MAC for several years---but all of a sudden--anything I post here gets turned 90degrees!!?? 


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 05:15 PM

I'm not sure. I use Windows, and all my pictures off my phone or camera or from anywhere, when I view via Windows Viewer all show oriented correctly and when I upload them they are oriented exactly the same way. I suspect something maybe with how the site maybe reads a MAC image orientation maybe? Most everything today is PC/Windows so it maybe likely a compatibility between the two. I suspect that if you do a 90 degree on your MAC then upload it, it will be correct.


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 05:55 PM

I had the problem occasionally on my last Android phone.

Doing a quick crop, and using that pic, always cured it.

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 06:25 PM

Tim,

 

Take a short 3/8 or so long peace of wire that will fit between the tuning fork rails at the back where they flair out towards the main rails. Run it like it is first then solder that bit of wire in and run it again. I think you will see a difference.  If you don't like what it does you can always remove it. It should help.

 

Chris Radisich won the flat track race at the race for the ring last year with a chassis almost like that. 

 

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:11 PM

Thanks Greg--

 

I got a chance to play with the car today at BPR>  it makes a MASSIVE amount of rear bite--but is VERY smooth through the turns and will enter the corner like a flexi car!!  I started with the medium JK premium tires--went to cut down 13P's and then to Alpha Medium wonders!! Once I got to the WW tires the car stopped tilting out of the slot at high speed--- and adding a little weight to the outer pans with narrowed med Wonder got the car working pretty well.  The next thing to try is the little bit of wire soldered into the forks like your describing.  I was very pleased with how smooth and quick the car was through the corners --- I think the WW tires and the soldered in fork should get me right where I want to be!! 


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