Tagged: HQ Tools & Supplies
- April 29, 2021 at 2:20 PM #16343BarkingSpyderParticipant
For Members who have not been at the HQ for a few months; here are some notes on Tools and Supplies.
Starting from the door:
— A practice Kintana is next to the front door, JIC sketchy characters come around, and you don’t have a EDC weapon nearby.
— Marty added a lexan banner holder to the back of Alejandro’s cheese carousel (our Parc-ferme). He also made some very cool series specific banners to insert in the holder! see recent series posts.
— Thanks to Stevo the track camera has been repositioned for a better view, see our Youtube. also – we now have a race-control-bench camera for car reviews (pre or post race).
— With the hotter weather we will be greatful for Marty’s “heat shield” on the retractable door. It is probably better than the one on the Crew-Dragon capsule …
— “Tyler’s Mousetrap” – prototype tyre-cleaner is on the first bench – we will find a place to secure it so it can be fully “tested” (can also be used to clean cat hairs off our shirts so randy doesn’t sneeze).
** I will be bringing in a fire extinguisher – we have too many risks from chemicals, wood, wiring etc.
** Note that the (x2) 50amp AC breaker (in the back) needs to be flipped On at the start of race day, and Off when you leave please : )
— A fresh box of Recycle Bin bags and contractor bags is under the projector screen. Please Do Not use TA-Radial’s blue recycle bin for trash – cans and bottles please : )
! A potential new member (John Leo) donated some Scaley spectator stands and track pieces – in a large red tub.
— Spare 1/32 jewel-boxes are Free for anyone – they are in a Amanya Wine box.
— A Tamiya Mini-4WD home track is on the bench. After I demo these cars, I will move this out of the way.
— A fresh box of Swifters, bag of tire rags, and fresh tire fluid is on the bench. In the closet are at least x3 other fresh Ronsonol bottles.
** The “Muehlegger Break-in Rig” (a.k.a. “mibber”) sports a central master pod with a F130 Orange-bell, driving target long-can and short-can pods via a common axle. This dry break-in process prevents brush arching & pitting, and contours the “H” shaped brush face to a “C” shape – without leaving skid-marks on the commutator. Bonus features include separate long-can and short-can pods useful for Taching a motor. Mounting parts and screws for Boxxers and Flat-6s are in an associated RX bottle (don’t lose that!)
** Fresh 9v, AA and aaa batteries are in the left shelves.
— Last year Marty got a new Magnet Marshal (brown) since the legacy (grey) got wonky.
— A motor “test-track” (with fine sandpaper pads for a light tire touchup) can be clipped to a 9-volt for motor checks during races.
— Someone donated a corded Dremel with accessory pack. The rechargeable Dremel is still good and on the right side of the white shelves.
— Tyre-tape is over the door. White duct tape is in the shelves.
— Spare Harbor-Freight scales are in the left shelves; not the best quality but better than totally guessing.
** Don’t forget that Rich/HelloKitty donated his blue bench vise – its on the upper shelves.
! There is one good power supply (Protek 3025) in the closet. The others are dead.
"I cant drive 55!" Sammy
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