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by dave leaney
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: 2017 Satellite Imaging
Replies: 36
Views: 18217

Re: 2017 Satellite Imaging

Nearly thirty years ago I went to Island Lagoon in an effort to check out the salt. Drove in to the old tracking station to have a look. It's situated high on a plateau overlooking the lake. Good views but I couldn't find any access down to the surface. What I could see though was that it was all mu...
by dave leaney
Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: D/FL Racer - Ready for 2015 ???
Replies: 22
Views: 11010

Re: D/FL Racer - Ready for 2015 ???

G'day blokes, sorry for the thread hijack but this clip is too good not to share http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCp261AgS64
Warner Gardner hot lapping the screamin' eagle back in '68. Turn it up loud.
by dave leaney
Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: normal force a weighty issue
Replies: 23
Views: 10405

Re: normal force a weighty issue

Going to have to disagree with you there. Yes, the contact patch is stationary and the top of the tyre is at double speed however that is in relationship to the ground. Nothing to do with centrifugal force which is the result of angular velocity. My original post was merely pointing out that the gro...
by dave leaney
Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Chassis, Suspension and Saftey
Topic: normal force a weighty issue
Replies: 23
Views: 10405

Re: normal force a weighty issue

Centrifugal force is the dominant force in an LSR tyre. Do the sums on a contact patch size chunk of rubber at the aforementioned 311MPH. Scary. This force loads the entire tyre radially yet the actual contact patch itself is effectively being unloaded slightly by the ground pushing towards the axle...
by dave leaney
Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Wheels Magazine Thrust Land Speed Article
Replies: 23
Views: 10548

Re: Wheels Magazine Thrust Land Speed Article

G'day blokes, I'd be real careful before allowing jet cars to run at Speedweek. As well as passing other safety requirements I think the owner/builder of a jet powered vehicle needs to be able to demonstrate the vehicles ballistic stability. Either with wind tunnel test results or computer simulatio...
by dave leaney
Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Lake condition and forecast
Replies: 209
Views: 103378

Re: Lake condition and forecast

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by dave leaney
Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: Supercharged CBR250 build
Replies: 333
Views: 138173

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by dave leaney
Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: International Event News
Topic: Bonneville 2011
Replies: 55
Views: 26328

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by dave leaney
Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: International Event News
Topic: Bonneville 2011
Replies: 55
Views: 26328

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by dave leaney
Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: TEST & TUNE WEEKENDS IN S.A.
Replies: 75
Views: 28411

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by dave leaney
Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: TEST & TUNE WEEKENDS IN S.A.
Replies: 75
Views: 28411

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by dave leaney
Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Engine Development and Performance
Topic: Water Injection
Replies: 37
Views: 26406

Re: Water Injection

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by dave leaney
Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: THE LAKE WITH NO NAME
Replies: 42
Views: 13904

Re: THE LAKE WITH NO NAME

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