Targa Tasmania videos finally ready

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TargaSL
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Targa Tasmania videos finally ready

Post by TargaSL » Wed 21 Jul, 2010 11:34 am

Here is the entire thing done is HD in sections

Prologue
http://www.youtube.com/user/TargaMerc#p/u/0/ctiD_7HqfW4

Day 2 (no Day 1 stuff due to camera fault)
http://www.youtube.com/user/TargaMerc#p/u/0/SV5oqVGoAcQ

Crazy Town Longford
http://www.youtube.com/user/TargaMerc#p/u/1/yKIP-QRFbmU

Day 3
http://www.youtube.com/user/TargaMerc#p/u/2/nbymREXq03g

Day 4
http://www.youtube.com/user/TargaMerc#p/u/3/ElJqTmT6nz4

Day 5
http://www.youtube.com/user/TargaMerc#p/u/4/qzaW-YbKvxA


I have also produced a HD DVD that comes out almost semi professional
copies available to other Merc racers to inspire them to greater heights of glory

Hope the Benz community enjoy the Aussie madness

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Re: Targa Tasmania videos finally ready

Post by SELfor50 » Mon 09 Aug, 2010 2:27 pm

The videos are good quality mate. Come out very good.

I do have to say though, man that car looks a handfull.. quite a few of the sections just seem loose. Like you're struggling to control the car and on quite a number of occasions taking evasive action to avoid the 180.. which also happens on a few occasions.

Have you thought of down-tuning the ECU to make it a little more drive-able to put in some really quick times?
No doubt the engine / car combination is capable of some exceptionally quick times if it was more drive-able..

Cam.

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Re: Targa Tasmania videos finally ready

Post by Michel » Mon 09 Aug, 2010 6:27 pm

Man... This is breath taking.

I havd great enjoyment watching this.

Pity you couldn't have traction (the wet weather didn't help)

Congratulations...
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Post by MR300TD » Mon 09 Aug, 2010 8:27 pm

Awesome... That engine sounds amazing, looks like you had a heap of fun. That car is a beast, I bloody love it!
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Re: Targa Tasmania videos finally ready

Post by TargaSL » Tue 10 Aug, 2010 3:36 pm

SELfor50 wrote:The videos are good quality mate. Come out very good.

I do have to say though, man that car looks a handfull.. quite a few of the sections just seem loose. Like you're struggling to control the car and on quite a number of occasions taking evasive action to avoid the 180.. which also happens on a few occasions.

Have you thought of down-tuning the ECU to make it a little more drive-able to put in some really quick times?
No doubt the engine / car combination is capable of some exceptionally quick times if it was more drive-able..

Cam.
Yeh is called driving properly !!

but seriously i did at one stage put in a restrictor in the shape of a cloth in the induction line
this was due to moisture screwing with the MAF sensor
it was much more drivable so i should invent an anti supercharger to give me some pedal gradation in the wet
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Re: Targa Tasmania videos finally ready

Post by Notso Swift » Tue 10 Aug, 2010 5:06 pm

The Right foot in the wrong place :)
Seriously, some of the guys I race against spend a lot of time getting their throttle actuation right for this reason. Not sure if you have looked at it but linear is not always good.
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Re: Targa Tasmania videos finally ready

Post by SELfor50 » Tue 10 Aug, 2010 10:21 pm

Notso Swift wrote:The Right foot in the wrong place :)
Seriously, some of the guys I race against spend a lot of time getting their throttle actuation right for this reason. Not sure if you have looked at it but linear is not always good.

:lol: :lol:

I have a mate with a wagon that has an LS3 motor with identicle output as the Merc Chevy.. It's got 500+ RWHP but in a family bommodore wagon. The initial feeling when you drive this thing is to just punch it, but learning to feather and control the throttle through corners is an art. He ended up putting in 2.46s lap times at Bathurst at easter. With a family car. Was quite funny seeing the 20billion porsche owners shaking their head at the lap-times at the end.

While you're developing your reverse supercharger invention, you could try a down-tune of the ECU if you're struggling with the right foot restrictor method.. or try a different thottle actuator as Notso Swift has mentioned?!

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Re: Targa Tasmania videos finally ready

Post by Greg in Oz » Thu 12 Aug, 2010 12:51 am

SELfor50 makes a valid point about the throttle actuation. If you look at the throttle linkages on most MB engines, you will notice they are quite complex. This is to allow for a non linear throttle actuation that provides for very progressive throttle action. The first 50% of pedal travel may only open the throttle butterfly say 10 to 20%. The remaining 50% of pedal travel opens the butterfly the remaining 70 to 80%. Whilst this gives MBs the sometimes criticised long throttle travel, it means that you don't end up with a "hair trigger" throttle that is either on or off. Bringing the power on gradually on slippery surfaces is much easier with this progressive non-linear actuation. With big horsepower this type of throttle actuation would be even more beneficial.
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Re: Targa Tasmania videos finally ready

Post by TargaSL » Thu 12 Aug, 2010 10:38 am

Greg in Oz wrote:SELfor50 makes a valid point about the throttle actuation. If you look at the throttle linkages on most MB engines, you will notice they are quite complex. This is to allow for a non linear throttle actuation that provides for very progressive throttle action. The first 50% of pedal travel may only open the throttle butterfly say 10 to 20%. The remaining 50% of pedal travel opens the butterfly the remaining 70 to 80%. Whilst this gives MBs the sometimes criticised long throttle travel, it means that you don't end up with a "hair trigger" throttle that is either on or off. Bringing the power on gradually on slippery surfaces is much easier with this progressive non-linear actuation. With big horsepower this type of throttle actuation would be even more beneficial.
that does sound liek a good idea

of all teh bits i still think though that the right foot is most in need of tuning!
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