I am on Jack's side here. Traction control Motec or otherwise will save you
from hurting tires but will never make it faster. Ack went 394 or so out the
back with 1 tire and I can promise there is no traction control there. Aero
is everything in the end and frontal area is right there with it. The old
V^3 problem.. if it has some suspension even better a solid suspension turns
the tires into an undamped spring and harder to control than might be
initially thought. For it to work the track has to be perfectly flat and
smooth, problem is nothing is perfectly flat and smooth. Ever drive a car
with bad shocks? same thing only at a more exciting pace.
----- Original Message -----
To: "sparky 2211" <email@example.com>
Cc: "List Land Speed" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 8:02 PM
Subject: Re: [Land-speed] Charles Nearburg
> -Weight, balance, aero,frontal area,controlability,traction coefficientB
> horsepower. Jack
> Subject: Re: [Land-speed] Charles Nearburg
> My GUESS would be MOTEC traction control.
> ---- Bryan Savage <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> While reading Howard Nafzger's comments about the car he designed and
>> "How did Charles hook up so much horsepower with two-wheel drive?b
>> A very interesting question. Before he did it, I couldn't believe you
>> could put enough
>> power down on the salt to exceed 400MPH.
>> All I can think of is that the car has outstanding aero so it didn't
>> have to put down
>> a lot of power...??
>> As it was an FIA run, it wasn't a tail wind.
>> Anyone else have any ideas?