Brake Handle Push Switch

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Brake Handle Push Switch

Post by ade_mcc » Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:13 am

I've adapted the brake handle of my ABS brake to incorporate a push switch on the end that can be easily operated when adopting the Goofy Mark style of brake operation. Regular Dirt-Box blog readers will know what my plans are, but that's not important right now. My question to you is, if you had a push switch on the end of your brake handle, what would it operate?*
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* I don't own a mini jet engine, but if I did, it would definitely operate the mini jet engine.

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Post by Ben » Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:32 am

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Post by Travis » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:45 am

Adjustable truck stiffness. Could be nice and loose for getting round the corners, then come out on to a straight, hold the button to tighten everything up, and get in to a tuck :)
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Post by indigo_wolf » Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:09 am

Weapons pod.... electric mini gun, Aim-9 Sidewinders, AGM-114 Hellfires. :D

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Post by snowmonco » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:32 am

NOx push button for huge airs or leave everybody behind in border-X :)
On the serious side, like said previously changing stiffness of trucks on the fly would be nice for freeride.

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Post by The 6th degree » Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:13 pm

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Post by belac » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:37 am

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Post by Travis » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:40 am

Man I was way too sensible... erm... DINOSAUR DISPENSER!
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Post by ade_mcc » Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:46 am

Travis wrote:Man I was way too sensible... erm... DINOSAUR DISPENSER!


Not at all - an adjustable truck stiffness button is a great idea! No idea how to implement it, but it's certainly worth thinking about.

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Post by Mikael » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:25 am

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Post by The 6th degree » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:53 am

ade_mcc wrote:Not at all - an adjustable truck stiffness button is a great idea! No idea how to implement it, but it's certainly worth thinking about.


Off the top of my head...the button leads into a hydrolic plunger and a seperate hose goes down the length of the brake hose and splits into 2 at the trucks...they then (somehow) apply more pressure on the shocks - compressing them. Probably some sort of expanding plunger thingy sitting above the NoSno shock but under the big metal washer top bit...

You could hold down the button to release the pressure?

Would probably only work on the front trucks - but maybe thats all you'd need to quickly "super stabilise" on long straights and then loosen off on tight corners?

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Post by Brennig » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:21 am

Adjustable tire pressure, you can switch between two settings, saw a 4x4 the other day with one.
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Post by evilc » Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:49 am

Hmm, can't seem to see the actual reason you are doing it on the blog, I can't for the life of me work out why you would want such a thing.
Also, regarding the camera post - specifically the line "a camera firmware update switched the unit back to 30fps and I didn't spot the difference". You will not really notice anything at normal speed. Slow the clip to half speed though and you will notice the difference - it will be twice as smooth. Slow it to quarter and it will be extremely obvious.
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Post by ade_mcc » Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:13 am

evilc wrote:Hmm, can't seem to see the actual reason you are doing it on the blog, I can't for the life of me work out why you would want such a thing.


Boring, crappy answer - It's a stopwatch.

evilc wrote:Also, regarding the camera post - specifically the line "a camera firmware update switched the unit back to 30fps and I didn't spot the difference". You will not really notice anything at normal speed. Slow the clip to half speed though and you will notice the difference - it will be twice as smooth. Slow it to quarter and it will be extremely obvious.


Good point. I don't do much slow-mo so it didn't occur to me.

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Post by Michael » Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:53 pm

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Post by wayne74 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:56 pm

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Post by McCarver » Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:00 pm

ade_mcc wrote:Not at all - an adjustable truck stiffness button is a great idea! No idea how to implement it, but it's certainly worth thinking about.


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