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by samier
Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Cheap onboard Cameras for non professional people!
Replies: 4
Views: 4399

Re: Cheap onboard Cameras for non professional people!

I once used a HDD camcorder and that was rubbish. I didnt use it again... I did try my mobile phone at Donington, recording would have been good, if I designed a better mount with anti vibration... most of the picture was too wavey. The mount for my Smartycam works just fine, how ever it s bit on th...
by samier
Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Cheap onboard Cameras for non professional people!
Replies: 4
Views: 4399

Re: Cheap onboard Cameras for non professional people!

I just ordered 2, postage was 12 pounds, the cams were 0.10p as it has a 0.01p starting price. Same one in Maplin is 59.99.
by samier
Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Cheap onboard Cameras for non professional people!
Replies: 4
Views: 4399

Cheap onboard Cameras for non professional people!

For those who do not like to be professional, I found something that would not go against your principles :wink: Nat Filmore could even have one stuck to his helmet or when mowing the lawn can fit it to the mower! :mrgreen: They are cheap as chips.. and seem to have a decent resolution 720x 480 and ...
by samier
Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Snetterton 300 - two virtual laps of the new circuit
Replies: 10
Views: 7179

Re: Snetterton 300 - two virtual laps of the new circuit

Looks really good.. but that last corner could be fun, get it wrong and your burried into the gravel.. surprised there is no tarmac run off.
by samier
Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Mono Budgets - How much do you spend per season?
Replies: 16
Views: 13196

Re: Mono Budgets - How much do you spend per season?

I agree, I try not to think about it. I have no idea how much I spend probably more than I should but hey who cares? I feel very fortunate to be able to do something that I love. When I was a lad in the 70s a collecting area marshal, sometimes for Mono, I never thought that I would ever get my bum ...
by samier
Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Engine pre-heaters
Replies: 37
Views: 27886

Re: Engine pre-heaters

Here is what I have discovered with 12V heaters. A 12V 200 watt heater takes about 30 mins to warm oil from 10 degrees to 50 degrees. This draws about 8 amps. In practical terms this takes the chill off and allows the oil to reach the engine in a slightly warmer than ambient temperature. The down s...
by samier
Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Engine pre-heaters
Replies: 37
Views: 27886

Re: Engine pre-heaters

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by samier
Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Engine pre-heaters
Replies: 37
Views: 27886

Re: Engine pre-heaters

Very good article. Martin mentions about cold start, thicker oils being harsh during start up. In our colder climate, surely a 0w or a 5w oil would be better than say a 10w or a 15w oil? Regarding the hot weight, ie 30, 40, 50 something like a 40 should offer adequate protection at 100 degrees? I k...
by samier
Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: SPA 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 2626

Re: SPA 2011

As details have been posted for Spa 2011, anyone taking a truck along with space for another car?
by samier
Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Mono Budgets - How much do you spend per season?
Replies: 16
Views: 13196

Re: Mono Budgets - How much do you spend per season?

If you can do the work yourself obvioulsy you save a fair chunk. I am limited some what this year, but got a few setup equipment and other important stuff to buy as well a new logger. See how far 8k gets me. I dont want to think about what I spent last year including the car and a bunch of spares ot...
by samier
Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Engine pre-heaters
Replies: 37
Views: 27886

Re: Engine pre-heaters

Very good article. Martin mentions about cold start, thicker oils being harsh during start up. In our colder climate, surely a 0w or a 5w oil would be better than say a 10w or a 15w oil? Regarding the hot weight, ie 30, 40, 50 something like a 40 should offer adequate protection at 100 degrees? I kn...
by samier
Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Engine pre-heaters
Replies: 37
Views: 27886

Re: Engine pre-heaters

Now that is a good idea! :)
by samier
Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Mono Budgets - How much do you spend per season?
Replies: 16
Views: 13196

Mono Budgets - How much do you spend per season?

People talk about budgets in various forms of racing, so why not club racing? I am sure some are spending more than others and can afford trucks and motorhomes while others are limited to a trailer and a pop up marquee.. What are people spending per season? Has anyone bothered to cost up their racin...
by samier
Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: Engine pre-heaters
Replies: 37
Views: 27886

Re: Engine pre-heaters

Just a thought, if people are concerned about getting the engine oil heated up, why not use a thinner oil at cold weight, instead of using a 10w or a 15w, perhaps a 5w? That should circulate a lot faster and heat up a lot quicker and reduce wear during the first few minutes. Maybe I am wrong here.. ...
by samier
Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:10 am
Forum: Paddock Chatter
Topic: "Pro" Teams in Mono
Replies: 31
Views: 21410

Re: "Pro" Teams in Mono

:wink: Thank you old chap!