Posts filed under: Rabbit Hole

Ayrton Senna Footwork

Ayrton Senna at Play in an Acura NSX Ayrton probably didn’t have a lot of seat-time in this car when this was shot. So, the amount of lock needed to dance it around the corners wasn’t as ingrained as it […]

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Manual Transmission Operation Explained

Racing vs Street Transmissions — or Gearboxes Dog boxes used in car racing shift lightening fast, and are basically transmissions without synchronizers. As such, input/output shafts must have matching speeds before the shift can occur…otherwise they grind going in. Upshifts […]

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Load vs Traction – How the Whole Car is Affected

Ross Bentley does a great job of simplifying how load curves work in relation to cornering force. In fact, the load curve can be mixed with the slip-angle curve to get a 3D “carpet plot” of traction force available at […]

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Slip Angle vs Attitude Angle — a Novel Approach

Dale’s explanations are simple, and his approach is beautifully unconventional. Differentiating between “attitude angle” and slip angle took a second to visualize, but his torques about the car’s CG are spot-on…bravo, sir.

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