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Seeking Info From other Cubmobiler's

Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 1:26 pm
by sporty
As You may have seen on my other post. I am trying to give info and help and tips in building a cub mobile.

I am looking for info from winners of cub mobile racers, including 2nd and 3rd place.

What info I am looking for-

Length of track

Was ramp used or downhill

Weight of Vehicle

tire/rim size used

bearing or non bearing, sealed or non sealed

And If you have the time, example by stop watch of the race.



Re: Seeking Info From other Cubmobiler's

Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 2:20 pm
by sporty
I wanted to add in,

That Comtech, AKA northwest.

A good Company and good people.

My goal is not to say there product is bad or not good in anyway shape or form.

My goal is to look and find a good competitive rim/tire for cubmobile racer's.

They provide a good wheel at a good cost to cub mobilers. I feel we just need to ensure good data and testing and information.

There may be better tires/rims that can provide a more competitive race for them.

I Don't want them to be face with getting something they feel is fast and to find out that its slower than what you previously have. Like my situation.


Re: Seeking Info From other Cubmobiler's

Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 2:40 pm
by Teeeman
We used the 8" Commtech wheels with bearings.
We had a heavy car (we used 4X4s for the front and rear axle beams).
I think the total weight of our car with a 54lb Cub was over 150lbs with a load of 50lbs of bricks... I will try to check our weight more accurately.

Our wheels were supplied with sealed bearings ... 2 per wheel (each side of the hub bore).

We used steering linkage to give control AND to push our CG to the rear (like a Pinewood racer).

Just like a fast Pinecar, we would be even with competitors right to near the bottom of the track, at which point our car would lunge ahead by 1/2-3/4 car length (as our car continued to accelerate since the CG was still up the ramp a bit). This was a tremendous safety advantage too, as many a time in our 6 runs the other Cubmobile would wreck, but we were far enough ahead to be missed :)