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    wow! 2:43 is nuts...is that normal deflection or are the wheel bearings gone??

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    That's the tire deflection from the rumble strips as it travels around the tire in motion, though it is true that every part of the system is also flexing, its just a question of how much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gixxer_drew View Post
    That's the tire deflection from the rumble strips as it travels around the tire in motion, though it is true that every part of the system is also flexing, its just a question of how much.
    heh, I know what it's from...just asking a question...

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    oh, you mean it's just tire deflection, not wheel deflection? hard to tell from the video...hence asking the experts

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinchu007 View Post
    oh, you mean it's just tire deflection, not wheel deflection? hard to tell from the video...hence asking the experts
    There are experts on this site??!?

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    That TT footage is incredible, talk about attachments...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinchu007 View Post
    oh, you mean it's just tire deflection, not wheel deflection? hard to tell from the video...hence asking the experts

    Yah I mean tire deflection... The deflections from the rumble strips move in waves like dropping pebbles in water except with way more internal friction, etc.
    Last edited by gixxer_drew; 12-13-2009 at 10:08 PM.
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    Not sure if this has been posted before, but i just rewatched it and it never gets old!

    http://vimeo.com/5566374

    Now theres some tire deflection (among other things) for ya

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    tires move around a lot...

    [YOUTUBE]cfddsOd3jgE[/YOUTUBE]

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    That was a great vid! Slightly off topic but does anyone know why some have F1 cars have the neon yellow "T"s on top while others have the orange ones? Do they change during the race? What are they for? I thought they had to do with the video equipment before but now I'm not sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedheadben View Post
    That was a great vid! Slightly off topic but does anyone know why some have F1 cars have the neon yellow "T"s on top while others have the orange ones? Do they change during the race? What are they for? I thought they had to do with the video equipment before but now I'm not sure.
    It's just an easy way for the team/media/fans/etc to differentiate between a team's cars.

    I.e., Jenson's would be Yellow and Rubens' would be Red.

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    Holy crap repost
    Do you understand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Tyler View Post
    It's just an easy way for the team/media/fans/etc to differentiate between a team's cars.

    I.e., Jenson's would be Yellow and Rubens' would be Red.
    Thanks, is there anywhere I can check who is what color? I mean I know it's easy to figure it out in the race when they do a shot of say Button and I can see it but just wondering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedheadben View Post
    Thanks, is there anywhere I can check who is what color? I mean I know it's easy to figure it out in the race when they do a shot of say Button and I can see it but just wondering.
    Well when you're watching TV it's easy to just look at the driver's helmet to identify, as the camera follows the motion of the car. You could probably check each team's website to see which color they use for each driver.

    For the crew members who have to either watch the car go by at full pace or be able to quickly double-check which of their drivers is coming down pit lane at a distance, the colored T-cameras are very useful.

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