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PostPost by: steveww » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:14 pm

Some great in car video on YouTube. Watching the Elan on the brakes at Dijon, truly fantastic; just add lightness 8)
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PostPost by: Old English White » Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:10 am

Flash back on that event with -at last- a fantastic -for Elan fans - in-board vid ...
Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5GMImUUxB8
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PostPost by: terryp » Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:47 am

Christian
superb!
My stomach flipped and I went for the brake under my desk a couple of times!

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PostPost by: dougweall » Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:10 pm

Old English White wrote:Flash back on that event with -at last- a fantastic -for Elan fans - in-board vid ...
Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5GMImUUxB8
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Hi Christian,

I did enjoy, thanks for posting up the link.

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:41 pm

Great video - the elan appears to have more oversteer than is desirable in almost every type of corner - but maybe its just the drivers style of continually turning in more than needed and then releasing it.

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PostPost by: Old English White » Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:06 pm

rgh0 wrote:Great video - the elan appears to have more oversteer than is desirable in almost every type of corner - but maybe its just the drivers style of continually turning in more than needed and then releasing it.

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In fact , Rohan , you are nearly right ; It's part of its driving style but not only ...
He had to stay in front of the Etype at its back ...
You can see the nose in the mirror ...
But , from the Etype , let's have a look:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ2z3KuoEXY

Even better , a mix of the to inboard cams :
http://www.brothersteam.fr/node/39
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PostPost by: msd1107 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:02 pm

Did you notice that the speed display in the E-Type got over 140 without it catching the Elan?

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PostPost by: pamitchell » Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:42 pm

What do the numbers in the bottom RH corner of the E-Type video represent?
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PostPost by: msd1107 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:54 pm

G forces.
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PostPost by: Old English White » Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:05 pm

msd1107 wrote:Did you notice that the speed display in the E-Type got over 140 without it catching the Elan?

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140Km/H ... 210 Km/H at the end of the straight ... The speed display doesn't figure the hundreds ...
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PostPost by: pamitchell » Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:38 pm

Besides G forces, what else is displayed on the E-Type video?
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PostPost by: msd1107 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:50 pm

Lower display is acceleration in Gs.

Middle display is cornering Gs. Interestingly, it goes over 1G several times.

Top display is speed in KMH mod 100. (Why can't he afford a third digit?) Top speed achieved was 211 or 212.

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PostPost by: Dag-Henning » Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:31 am

rgh0 wrote:Great video - the elan appears to have more oversteer than is desirable in almost every type of corner - but maybe its just the drivers style of continually turning in more than needed and then releasing it.

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Great video, very entertaining, no doubt! However, I would tend to agree with Rohan, the car seems very nervous, even in a straight line..... ! It may be, as you say, the driving style, but hardly in a straight line.....(??!) Do you know the set up ? ( - just curious...maybe I can pick up something...... ! :wink: )

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PostPost by: cabc26b » Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:47 pm

The part I love is when he uses the smooth part of the track between the curb and grass as the preferred line - only in a elan . What size tires is he running ? sometimes really wide rubber can make the car shuffle in a straight line.

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PostPost by: Davidb » Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:50 pm

Fascinating video. It is interesting to see how long it takes some of the drivers to get up to race speed--except for the Lotus Eleven. He really takes off! Having started my racing in and against Elevens I was impressed with his performance but a 26R (or equivalent Elan) should have three seconds a lap on the average track over an Eleven as seemed to be the case once 'our' driver got up to speed. I do like E Types but the Elans always make it look easier.... The 'Vette was going well until he seemed to run out of brakes.
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