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by andrewcliffe
Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: CARTEK Flashing Rain Lights
Replies: 36
Views: 22015

Re: CARTEK Flashing Rain Lights

The awful conditions at Silverstone GP 2015 early last season, which was where Andrew Colebrooke encountered the slowing Reynard of Marcus Sheard in qualifying, resulting in a trip to hospital for Andrew, and two mangled cars, prompted a lot of competitors to question the effectiveness of their rain...
by andrewcliffe
Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: CARTEK Flashing Rain Lights
Replies: 36
Views: 22015

Re: CARTEK Flashing Rain Lights

I think the key thing will be the presence of a green wire or not.

If not and you've been mis-sold something, Cartek have a switch to make a static light flash.
by andrewcliffe
Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: CARTEK Flashing Rain Lights
Replies: 36
Views: 22015

Re: CARTEK Flashing Rain Lights

Flash mode, see page 4 of instructions, here:

http://www.lifeline-fire.co.uk/content/ ... 1-2015.pdf
by andrewcliffe
Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: shipping
Replies: 3
Views: 3238

Re: shipping

If you are using containerised freight, any shipping company should be able to do it. They are used to different things from racing cars to bathtime plastic ducks. The loading of the car is usually done with tie down straps and blocks of wood nailed to the floor fore and aft of the wheels. You could...
by andrewcliffe
Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Club Matters
Topic: Mono 2016 calendar
Replies: 0
Views: 3908

Mono 2016 calendar

For those that don't check their emails... The 2016 Monoposto Provisional Championship calendar has now been released. Thanks are due to Douglas McLay for negotiating the calendar. Some key points to note with the 2016 calendar: • We hope to have 16 rounds at 8 race meetings, some single day and som...
by andrewcliffe
Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Blackfiday hotel booking for the awards!
Replies: 1
Views: 2047

Re: Blackfiday hotel booking for the awards!

Thanks for posting. It worked for me.
by andrewcliffe
Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: 2 Day Meetings
Replies: 24
Views: 13182

Re: 2 Day Meetings

I think 4 sessions in one day is pushing it just for routine turnaround tasks - fuel, recharging battery - let alone fixing any problems / damage that may occur.
by andrewcliffe
Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Engine Inspection
Replies: 3
Views: 2947

Re: Engine Inspection

They're usually lighter because they're either made of a different material, or a different construction technique, or are optimised for weight saving - wall thicknesses, different dimensions. The latter is usually fairly easy to spot as they look quite different to standard production items.
by andrewcliffe
Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Engine Inspection
Replies: 3
Views: 2947

Re: Engine Inspection

The engine will have to be stripped whilst the scruitineer watches, during which they will record and measure things.
by andrewcliffe
Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: New Class Numbers for next year?
Replies: 4
Views: 3493

Re: New Class Numbers for next year?

The club is independent and isnn't tied to any one particular racing club but currently it seems that for the past few years, MSVR give us the best package deal for the main Monoposto championship. The Tiedeman Trophy this year is on CCRC and BRSCC race cards, and last years saw races with CSCC, CCR...
by andrewcliffe
Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Go Pro Cameras
Replies: 4
Views: 4507

Re: Go Pro Cameras

There are quite a number of Go-Pros or Go-Pro clones - the quality is good but my main criticism of Go-Pros is that the plastic case is quite brittle and also that the main problem is vibrations - not a problem for mountain bikers, skiers or snowboarders, but a real problem on cars, especially those...
by andrewcliffe
Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Rain Lights
Replies: 10
Views: 7525

Re: Rain Lights

The F3 sized one was £ 145 + VAT last time we bought one.
by andrewcliffe
Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Rain Lights
Replies: 10
Views: 7525

Re: Rain Lights

I've sent a message to Neil at Cartek about bulk buys. The latest M-electronic rain lights have conical diffusers on the back, and can be seen quite well even at the angle in this pic (see link below) and significantly brighter when actually on the same piece of tarmac. http://www.norwichphoto.com/p...
by andrewcliffe
Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Rain Lights
Replies: 10
Views: 7525

Re: Rain Lights

If for whatever reason the Cartek rain light isn't suitable, then the M-Electronics flashing rain light is also very bright. This is one of the mandated rainlights in F3 Cup, and is more suited for slim carbon housings on the more recent Dallara F3 cars. The round cheap ones like this:- http://www.c...
by andrewcliffe
Fri May 29, 2015 6:42 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Electric hook up for Silverstone
Replies: 13
Views: 8264

Re: Electric hook up for Silverstone

Hopefully this may help.

http://www.britishgt.com/system/_download.php?key=668

blue plugs are single phase 3 pin, red ones are 5 pin 3 phase plugs.

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