- Master Pine Head
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I don't know if im saying that correctly, but I have noticed over the years cars have a "settling" movement as they hit the bottom of the curve, indicating the downforce of gravity is having an effect on the car as it relates to the track below. One would think the inertia in that downward direction, being interrupted by the curve section, would absorb more of that potential energy than a constant radius start section, where the interrruption of that energy is more linear rather than abrupt?
That is my pondering question this morning, however hamfisted the wording may be, and as always I thank you in advance for your learned input and experience...
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If your question is as simple as, Does a rear weighted car have a bigger advantage on a Circular Arc track than an Incline track, I think the answer is "yes". If I've missed the question entirely, I'm sure someone is going to straighten me out.