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Old 09-07-2005, 10:24 PM   #11
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Looks like tons-o-fun! Do you have a spare set of tires for this or...? What's a good time for that run? What's your best time? Great perspective! Mount the camera to the grill next time.
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Old 09-08-2005, 01:12 PM   #12
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Yeah, I have DivX too and would like to compress my race videos. I downloaded them all and ended up with 375MB!

And yes, there's a class for everything, but if you're a noob they'll probably put you in the most "skill-appropriate" class anyway. Everyone needs to stop waiting for mods or whatever and just go friggin DO IT!

WD40 - Could be wrong, but it still looks to me like you're coming in too hot on your corners. After riding with some really experienced guys, they had me slow way down, to where I only get a hint of squeal now and just for a moment. It felt so wrong, especially as I thought I was going very conservatively already, but I made a massive improvement. They just knocked it into my head that you cannot be sliding/squealing and getting good acceleration through a corner at the same time.

Of course, feel free to pick apart my runs when I get them posted.
I think I asked this before, but what's the best place to post them for max resolution and quality?
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Old 09-08-2005, 01:42 PM   #13
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Looks like tons-o-fun! Do you have a spare set of tires for this or...? What's a good time for that run? What's your best time? Great perspective! Mount the camera to the grill next time.
1) You betchya!
2) No spare tires, well, except my winter set up.
I'm running the new Hankook RS2 tires for daily driver/AutoCross.
3) Fast time of day was 1:26.07 set by a highly modded Mazda RX3.
I bested at 1:27.23, which was good for 6th out of 34.
The course is always set different event to event, so there's no point in comparing times between events.
4) I do like the in-car perspective. It's a great way to "critique" my driving.
As far as the grille, I'd need a whole different mount, and a way to stop the wind noise.
My headrest mount was FREE...>>>Clicky

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WD40 - Could be wrong, but it still looks to me like you're coming in too hot on your corners. After riding with some really experienced guys, they had me slow way down, to where I only get a hint of squeal now and just for a moment. It felt so wrong, especially as I thought I was going very conservatively already, but I made a massive improvement. They just knocked it into my head that you cannot be sliding/squealing and getting good acceleration through a corner at the same time.
I think I asked this before, but what's the best place to post them for max resolution and quality?
1) I appreciate the observation! Thanks!
Yep. It doesn't feel like I'm waiting that long in the car to brake, but when I see the video,
it's rather obvious I'm coming in too hot, and at an early apex, versus late apex.
(Yeah, I've been reading that Secrets of Solo Racing book by Henry A Watts.)

2) I sure like the site where I've been hosting mine.
It also helped that people are "saving" instead of "opening" from the link.
Click on the "WWW" button in my profile.
That'll take you to the SuperMotors (formerly SuperFord) site.
All you have to do is register. It's free, unless you want some upgraded features.
Video limit is 40mb. I've been trying to keep mine at 10mb, so they don't take so long to download.
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Old 09-25-2005, 08:11 AM   #14
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You can find the camera mount right HERE

It work very well might I add. I now have the same set-up.


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