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

Watch this video. It should help...
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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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Postby PM2017 » October 14th, 2018, 3:22 pm

MadCow2357 wrote: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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Postby sciolyperson1 » November 8th, 2018, 8:19 am

M017 wrote: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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Postby MadCow2357 » November 24th, 2018, 9:00 pm

Bazinga+ wrote: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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Re: Caliper Steering

Postby antoine_ego » November 25th, 2018, 4:35 am

MadCow2357 wrote:
Bazinga+ wrote: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...


You could try epoxy. I know Bazinga epoxied his caliper to his EV build.
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Re: Caliper Steering

Postby retired1 » November 25th, 2018, 1:46 pm

There is a 9.99 one at the same site that is probably just as good.
For stainless ones, you might look into plastic mirror clamps. Cheap from big box stores.

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Postby windu34 » November 26th, 2018, 3:52 pm

MadCow2357 wrote:
Bazinga+ wrote: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...

The advantage is in the weight, although drilling followed by nut/bolt and epoxy sounds much better than just epoxy.
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Re: Caliper Steering

Postby karanbe123 » November 28th, 2018, 2:58 pm

windu34 wrote:
MadCow2357 wrote:
Bazinga+ wrote: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...

The advantage is in the weight, although drilling followed by nut/bolt and epoxy sounds much better than just epoxy.

I think nut or bolt should be enough although it depends on the initial infrastructure. Accuracy is more important in terms of score, but speed is going to become increasingly important as the year goes on so sometimes weight should also be taken into account.
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Re: Caliper Steering

Postby shrewdPanther46 » November 28th, 2018, 3:41 pm

karanbe123 wrote:
windu34 wrote:
MadCow2357 wrote: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...

The advantage is in the weight, although drilling followed by nut/bolt and epoxy sounds much better than just epoxy.

I think nut or bolt should be enough although it depends on the initial infrastructure. Accuracy is more important in terms of score, but speed is going to become increasingly important as the year goes on so sometimes weight should also be taken into account.

Having a massive car won't really bother you in terms of speed imo


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