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Lecture 1a - Lets Put Car Weight in Proper Perspective - Part 1 = 68 KB

Lecture 1b - Lets Put Car Weight in Proper Perspective - Part 2 = 349 KB

Lecture 2 - Friction 101 = 408 KB

Lecture 3 - Experiments with Hodges' Nickel Plated Axles = 891 KB

Lecture 4 - Do Smaller Axles Really Go Faster ? = 1148 KB

Lecture 5 - How To Calculate the Moment of Inertia of a Wheel = 398 KB

Lecture 6 - Testing Hodges' Wheels = 1022 KB

Lecture 7 - The Center of Mass (CM) Effect = 107 KB

Lecture 8 - Air Drag 101 = 325 KB

Lecture 9 - The Effects of Air Drag on PWD Race Times = 334 KB

Lecture 10 - Using the Virtual Race to Make Design Decisions = 353 KB

Lecture 11 - Debunking Another Friction Myth = 572 KB

Lecture 12 - Data On Standard Wheel Bores = 43 KB

Lecture 13- Lubrication Breakthrough = 155 KB

Lecture 14- Building the Simple But Fast (SBF) Car - Part 1 = 2135 KB

Lecture 15- Building the Simple But Fast (SBF) Car - Part 2 = 1425 KB

Lecture 16- Car Lubrication Part 1 - Axles = 5143 KB

Lecture 17- Car Lubrication Part 2 - Wheel Bores = 9070 KB

Lecture 18- Video Showing the Finger Spin Graphite Friction Test = 2483 KB

Lecture 19- Oil vs Rules = 47 KB

Lecture 20- Pushing the Speed Limit = 1298 KB

Lecture 21- Speed Loss from Wheel Bumps = 1257 KB

Lecture 22- Standard Wheel Imperfections = 136 KB

Lecture 23- Sam Houston Area Council PWD Rules - National? = 1389 KB

Lecture 24- Virtual Racing Version II = 1311 KB

Lecture 25- Are 3 Wheels Rolling Really Faster than 4 Rolling? = 1554 KB

Lecture 26- Examining the New BSA Wheels and Wheel History = 2002 KB

   

 

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