Forums » » » 1976 F2 Classic Short Series Active Topics You are not logged in. [Log In] [Register User]
Page 3 of 29 < 1 2 3 4 5 ... 28 29 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
Hop to:
#3350258 - 07/24/11 07:59 PM Re: 1976 F2 Classic Short Series [Re: citizen guod]
SteveGee Offline
Member

Registered: 07/27/10
Posts: 1468
Loc: Planet Earth
My dumbass finally figured it out....I have my Move Seat keys something other than the cursor arrows....was using the arrow keys, then the Move Seat you mentioned finally hit me.

Thanks, Stewart...appreciate it.... thumbsup
_________________________
"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it."
"Politicians are like dirty diapers. They need to be changed often and for the same reason."

Mark Twain

"I do not suffer from insanity. I enjoy every, single minute of it."

Top
#3350260 - 07/24/11 08:04 PM Re: 1976 F2 Classic Short Series [Re: citizen guod]
stewartforgie Offline
Member

Registered: 04/14/11
Posts: 826
Loc: Grangemouth. Scotland.
No probs, glad you got it sorted. You know where to send your setup lol
_________________________
Cheers,
Stewart.

Top
#3350266 - 07/24/11 08:11 PM Re: 1976 F2 Classic Short Series [Re: citizen guod]
SteveGee Offline
Member

Registered: 07/27/10
Posts: 1468
Loc: Planet Earth
Sure thing....as soon as we get the LE files, I imagine I'll start working on one. biggrin
_________________________
"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it."
"Politicians are like dirty diapers. They need to be changed often and for the same reason."

Mark Twain

"I do not suffer from insanity. I enjoy every, single minute of it."

Top
#3350290 - 07/24/11 08:44 PM Re: 1976 F2 Classic Short Series [Re: citizen guod]
stewartforgie Offline
Member

Registered: 04/14/11
Posts: 826
Loc: Grangemouth. Scotland.
I think that part of Doug's post about the LE files may have been left over from the '85 mod race.
_________________________
Cheers,
Stewart.

Top
#3350299 - 07/24/11 08:54 PM Re: 1976 F2 Classic Short Series [Re: stewartforgie]
SteveGee Offline
Member

Registered: 07/27/10
Posts: 1468
Loc: Planet Earth
Originally Posted By: stewartforgie
I think that part of Doug's post about the LE files may have been left over from the '85 mod race.


Ok...I'll wait for clarification before I start tinkering. One thing I have learned doing some recon laps at Hockenheim....a radiator of 3 ain't gonna cut it, unless you want to be sitting in the paddock drinking tea while everyone else is racing....LOL They do have a tendency to build up some heat with those LONG straights.

The pole time for the middle F2 race at Hockenheim...they had 3 there that year....was a 1:59 and change. Without any real tinkering beside reducing the rear wing, I can hit 2:01 and can see much more progress available.
_________________________
"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it."
"Politicians are like dirty diapers. They need to be changed often and for the same reason."

Mark Twain

"I do not suffer from insanity. I enjoy every, single minute of it."

Top
#3350317 - 07/24/11 09:10 PM Re: 1976 F2 Classic Short Series [Re: Rob_Bakker]
citizen guod Offline
Lifer

Registered: 09/29/00
Posts: 21874
Originally Posted By: Rob_Bakker
Originally Posted By: guod
A short series of 3 races at classic tracks using the famous 1976 F2 mod (which also happens to be quite a bit easier to drive than the 1985 F1 turbos!) wink

Driving Aids: Auto clutch, shift, optional traction control on low

Is TC going to be allowed? Or is that just left in there from the 85 F1's?


TC on low is a driver option.

Top
#3350321 - 07/24/11 09:19 PM Re: 1976 F2 Classic Short Series [Re: citizen guod]
SteveGee Offline
Member

Registered: 07/27/10
Posts: 1468
Loc: Planet Earth
I've only tried the one car I selected....the Elf Martini Mk19, but I'm a bit confused by what's available in the setup menu and what some of the limits are for adjustment, especially in the powertain area.

In the Differential area, the lowest you can set the Coast and Power settings to is 60% or so, yet you can go all the way up to well over 100%. There's also a lot of built in Preload as well that will only go so low. There's no RPM setting adjustment...the engines might have been rev-limited, I don't know if they were but I don't think the FIA did that in 1976, especially considering they opened the field up for race-built purpose engines...which is what brought Renault and Hart into F2 in 1976.

Anyone have any information on what all the FIA ran, rules wise, in 1976?
_________________________
"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it."
"Politicians are like dirty diapers. They need to be changed often and for the same reason."

Mark Twain

"I do not suffer from insanity. I enjoy every, single minute of it."

Top
#3350467 - 07/25/11 02:51 AM Re: 1976 F2 Classic Short Series [Re: SteveGee]
purolator Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 07/18/01
Posts: 3010
Loc: Bochum-Langendreer, Germany
Originally Posted By: SteveGee
I've only tried the one car I selected....the Elf Martini Mk19, but I'm a bit confused by what's available in the setup menu and what some of the limits are for adjustment, especially in the powertain area.

In the Differential area, the lowest you can set the Coast and Power settings to is 60% or so, yet you can go all the way up to well over 100%. There's also a lot of built in Preload as well that will only go so low. There's no RPM setting adjustment...the engines might have been rev-limited, I don't know if they were but I don't think the FIA did that in 1976, especially considering they opened the field up for race-built purpose engines...which is what brought Renault and Hart into F2 in 1976.

Anyone have any information on what all the FIA ran, rules wise, in 1976?


Yes, the drivetrain values look pretty odd, Steve. But you can work with it smile Regarding rpm - very true, there is no adjustment possible.

I suppose I've been the one here who did the most laps in F2, as I did a complete offline championship in January and February, as close to the historic F2 championship as possible.

I couldn't find anything regarding rev-limitations of the engines in F2 1976. Only the information you already got, that pure racing engines were allowed. Regardless of the non-existing RPM setting adjustment - in the entire series I did not have one engine failure, while driving a March762-BMW.

It was close at Enna-Pergusa, as I could only find the old layout which was almost all the time flat-out and I had to lift throttle later on in order to cool down the engine, which was overheating. This happened with the radiators already opened to the limit. The AI did not do this and many cars had broken engines in the end. With the tracks we use in this mini-series there won't be such a problem. The engine can get hot at Hockenheim for sure, but it lasted 40 laps several times wothout any problems. Anyway...It is imo crucial to have the engine cooling set up properly.

The LE car is also based on the March762-BMW for the sole reason, that it's very reliable and has good enough power. I wasn't so sure about other cars, most certainly not the Wheatcroft, which always suffers engine failure after a few miles. That is afaik not a bug in the mod, this is by design.


Top
#3350612 - 07/25/11 08:34 AM Re: 1976 F2 Classic Short Series [Re: citizen guod]
Birdski Offline
Member

Registered: 06/18/08
Posts: 310
Loc: Littleton Co. USA
I'm in, Car is TBD
_________________________
Jay "DaBirdski" Eklund
In thrust we trust

Top
#3350674 - 07/25/11 09:38 AM Re: 1976 F2 Classic Short Series [Re: citizen guod]
Pumbaa666 Offline
Ze Warthog that is faster then a Cheetah
Member

Registered: 05/23/10
Posts: 1790
Loc: South Australia
I'm in as well with Car is TBD

Pumbaa / #42 Toj F201 Eurorace / Team Warsteiner

Pumbaa / #13 TBD ? Warthog Racing


Edited by Pumbaa666 (07/26/11 02:26 AM)
Edit Reason: can paint my own car :D
_________________________
"The motivation is high, I enjoy taking the smile off other peoples faces"

Mark Webber

Top
Page 3 of 29 < 1 2 3 4 5 ... 28 29 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
Hop to:

Moderator:  EinsteinEP, RacerGT 
 
Quick Search
Recent Articles
Support SimHQ
.
Social


Recent Topics
Gimpy Guy Posts esp # 25
by tbone2
16 minutes 57 seconds ago
Civ: Beyond Eath opening turns...
by Magnum
30 minutes 40 seconds ago
Update: Ver 1.0.0.3
by Bearcat99
45 minutes 53 seconds ago
gimpy guy posts especially #25
by tbone2
Today at 12:27 PM
Does anybody play verdun? VERDUN on steam. ($20 in BETA)
by Destraex
Today at 11:37 AM
Any new Flight Sim on the horizon?
by Wedge
Today at 11:35 AM
Hornet Ball 2014
by BeachAV8R
Today at 11:17 AM
Some Tech advice please
by marko1231123
Today at 11:07 AM
That one horrible yet unforgettable game
by komemiute
Today at 10:22 AM
Alien Isolation players: latest Nvidia drivers might cause a problem
by letterboy1
Today at 10:12 AM
 

Forum Use Agreement | Privacy Statement
Copyright 1997-2014, SimHQ Inc. All Rights Reserved.