Ziggy Moonglow
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Ziggy Moonglow
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Joined: December 3rd, 2002, 8:56 am

February 1st, 2017, 1:01 am #21

Pit stop fuel setting -
I had set it up so the driver could select 1/4 can, 1/2 can, 3/4 can, full can, 1 1/4 can, 1 1/2 can, 1 3/4 can or 2 cans. 8 choices. Yes, I forgot 0 fuel so with that, it's 9 choices.

FuelRange=(10.4098875,10.4098875,
FuelSetting=8
NumPitstopsRange=(0, 1, 4)
NumPitstopsSetting=3
Pitstop1Range=(0.0,10.4098875,9)
Pitstop1Setting=9
Pitstop2Range=(0.0,10.4098875,9)
Pitstop2Setting=9
Pitstop3Range=(0.0,10.4098875,9)
Pitstop3Setting=9

It is now set to 1/2 gallon intervals for a total of 45 (?!) choices.
1/4 can (2.75 gallons) is a small enough amount for a 3 second splash and go. They didn't use computers and put in exactly 1/2 a gallon. They would put in 1/4 can, 1/2 can, etc (and half of it would spill). Keep it 1970.
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Trae00
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February 1st, 2017, 12:56 pm #22

Hmm, I may not have had those exact files.  I seem to recall reducing the intervals a bunch already, and I just took my best WAG at it.
No problem changing to 1/4 can intervals, will implement that in the next release. 
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Ziggy Moonglow
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February 20th, 2017, 9:06 pm #23

Time - 07:30
Track temp 72
Air temp 68

Cotten Owens' settings I sent last week
60 psi on all tires
Qualifying run, first lap was fastest for all cars.  Low through the tri-oval, middle groove in the turns, outside on the straights.

Car mods -
Inertia numbers adjusted using front, side and overhead area instead of rectangles -> This should affect handling
Car width in aero section to actual body width (Default = 1.9, Charger/Daytona/Coronet = 1.948, Road Runner = 1.941, Chevelle = 1.930, Talladega = 1.895) -> This should affect draftingWeight distribution set to 5# increments and limited by make and model's shipping weight -> This should affect aero cars on short tracks
Body aero adjusted on most cars (Talladega/Charger/Daytona/ = 0.425, Others = 427) -> This should affect the drag when a spoiler gets damaged 


Front and rear spoiler adjusted -> This affects the car's drag and lift
Tires changed to less durable, more heat and pressure sensitive with DISS slip curves -> This affects everything
Buick, Olds and Pontiac (beta) wish list cars added/adjusted, HP peaks at lower RPM's -> This should make them quick on short tracks but not as quick on big tracks
Impala (beta) added to wish list -> It's not as squirrely as the Chevelle, easy to drive at Talladega 
 

*DISCLAIMER* - Your results may vary. The goal was to get 1969 times and work up to 1970 times via setups and practice over time.
Make TIME MPH
Daytona 48.778 196.318
Cyclone 429 48.928 195.716
Superbird 48.946 195.644
Charger 500 49.372 193.956
Road Runner 49.382 193.917
Coronet 49.442 193.681
Talladega 427 49.475 193.552
Chevelle 49.673 192.781
Buick GS 49.711 192.633
Impala 49.749 192.486
Olds Cutlass 50.278 190.461
Grand Prix 50.406 189.977


I'm hoping we can have a Talladega test session again soon and see how the drafting is.  

Thanks for testing!!  
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Ziggy Moonglow
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April 15th, 2017, 4:19 pm #24

Anybody wanting to test, let me know. PM me your email address and I'll send you the files! :-)

Have fun!
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