Caliper Steering

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Caliper Steering

Postby DragoXqwas » October 14th, 2018, 10:12 am

Aaaaaah this year will be so hard to steer and u need the bonus cuz its so big. Pls help poor stupid people like me who don't understand how a caliper is used for steering

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Re: Caliper Steering

Postby MadCow2357 » October 14th, 2018, 1:47 pm

Watch this video. It should help...
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Re: Caliper Steering

Postby MadCow2357 » October 14th, 2018, 2:39 pm

Quick question: Does it matter if the caliper measures in inches or cm/mm?
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Re: Caliper Steering

Postby PM2017 » October 14th, 2018, 3:22 pm

Quick question: Does it matter if the caliper measures in inches or cm/mm?
As long as it has the same precision it shouldn't...
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Re: Caliper Steering

Postby builder83 » October 14th, 2018, 8:04 pm

Let me know how it goes. I ended up going with a bolt adjustment that was easier imo and accurate. I messed around with a metal caliper but thought it was too heavy. Didn't want to try a plastic one but it might work. I am pretty much to the same problem I had last year with a little skid at 11 plus meters when the car has too much momentum. The curves are cool but I am sticking to a 40cm gap playing it safe for regionals I think. Will have to get some time in a gym to calibrate everything still. Might get crazier than that. I am guessing 20 cm gap will be used at states? Just guessing.

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Re: Caliper Steering

Postby M017 » November 8th, 2018, 7:38 am

Is the “fixed” outer can on the left or right when looking down the track from the start point?

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Re: Caliper Steering

Postby M017 » November 8th, 2018, 7:40 am

And how are y’all gonna have your motor/gears adjust to your axle when you shift it for steering?

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Re: Caliper Steering

Postby sciolyperson1 » November 8th, 2018, 8:19 am

Is the “fixed” outer can on the left or right when looking down the track from the start point?
The can's on the left.
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Re: Caliper Steering

Postby Bazinga+ » November 24th, 2018, 3:16 pm

Here's a great plastic dial caliper with a lock screw I used for Scrambler. Highly recommend-
https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Level-278 ... ref=plSrch
Plastic calipers are much easier to attach since you can drill in them and are also much lighter in weight.
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Re: Caliper Steering

Postby MadCow2357 » November 24th, 2018, 9:00 pm

Here's a great plastic dial caliper with a lock screw I used for Scrambler. Highly recommend-
https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Level-278 ... ref=plSrch
First of all, welcome back :) ! I thought you weren't active on the forums anymore... I think I speak for all of us when I say your presence is much needed and appreciated!
Anyways, would the advantage of using a plastic dial caliper be the easiness of drilling it? My partner got a stainless steel one, and so we're not even gonna bother drilling. Wondering if a nice plastic one could be the solution to our problems...
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