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pforsythe
Member
posted July 24, 2003 10:48 AM
Does anyone have a little better diagram of the scales from the tool box. I was reading through them and it says you need a 6 in piece of 1 in flat but dosen't ever say what to do with it. Also any gauges on this stuff would help tremendously.


jay116
Member
posted July 24, 2003 11:13 AM
I built a set of these.
I never figured out where that went.
One peice of advice I can give. After you setup the first time. Mark each peice with the tire your using it on. That way it will always be under that tire and you will be consistant. We used ours and came up with an over all weight of 3440 with driver and at the track they scaled us as 3450. I think it could have been the mud stuck to the car to add that ten pounds.

check out our page with the scales in use.
http://www.rcracing-team.com/scales.htm
Let me know if you need any more help.


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Jason Boivin
http://www.rcracing-team.com

[This message has been edited by jay116 (edited July 24, 2003).]

PEDDLER
Member
posted July 24, 2003 11:37 AM
The 6" X 1" piece of flat lays on the scale as a spacer and to spread the load evenly as most scales have a small lip on the outside edge. I'm sorry that I did not make that clear enough.

I have used this design for many, many years and they are as close as need to be and do give a repeatable reading which is what you are shooting for.

I will admit that I made a mistake on the lip or kick-up on the wheel pad as the bar underneath is on at the wrong direction.

My apology..


pforsythe
Member
posted July 24, 2003 11:50 AM
Cool thanks it is all making sense now.


powerglides
Member
posted July 25, 2003 10:55 AM
Peddler
thanks for the clarification on that 6" flat bar. Lucky for me the scales I have are flat with no lip so the bar sets flat without it. We use them all the time. Just have to remember to check everything twice and bounce the car real good to get any binds out.

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Jason Boivin
http://www.rcracing-team.com


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