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Offline desotoman

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2295 on: August 30, 2016, 02:15:37 PM »
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2296 on: August 30, 2016, 04:18:17 PM »
Freud, let me "consult" with you on recording the sound.  I spent some time at the National Center for Audio Experimentation and learned tons of stuff - some of which could enhance the sound of passing race vehicles about a zillion fold.  It's surprisingly easy -- it's called binaural sound.

It's cool stuff. :cheers: :cheers:

Jon, only us old guys know what "binaural sound" is. Cook Labs even produced vinyl LP records with twin tracks that needed two tone arms & phono cartridges to play back. It was the "virtual reality" of audio.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2297 on: August 30, 2016, 05:14:07 PM »
Wow.  I've never heard that story before.  I had the college shop (I was working at WGGL-FM in Hoton then) build me a special mike stand adapter that held two cardioid mikes, patterns facing mostly away from each other (somewhat ahead of perp to direction you wanna hear), with a styrofoam dummy head between 'em -- to simulate (all too well) the human head between the ears.

Listening back in headphones was required to get the best sound -- but it was eerie how much extra stuff you could hear and sense.  it'd do wonoders for Bville sonds -- even the short tracks.  But the "gotta wear earphones" is a non-starter for popular consumption. :-(
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2298 on: August 30, 2016, 06:00:49 PM »
Yes, Jon- that's the same way Emory Cook recorded his direct-to-disc recordings.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2299 on: September 01, 2016, 08:09:51 AM »
What??  No Azimuth Co-ordinator  ??? :cheers:
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2300 on: September 01, 2016, 10:56:38 AM »
What??  No Azimuth Co-ordinator  ??? :cheers:

None! He was working without a net, too.  :-D

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2301 on: September 02, 2016, 07:34:17 AM »
I for one would have "worked" with Annette......
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2302 on: September 02, 2016, 07:56:43 AM »
Thanks, Jerry.  I needed that.  A trip to pre-pubescent fantasies is always good!!! :cheers: :cheers: :-D :-D :cheers: :cheers: :-D
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2303 on: September 02, 2016, 08:28:48 AM »
She`d  put the Fun in Funicello.............
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2304 on: September 03, 2016, 10:08:51 PM »
Maybe these just prior discussions were prompted by the

sound of Treit and Davenport's 'liner as it passed.

Even George Poteet likes the sound of our car. There

have been statements regarding the syncing of the engines.

It is impossible. These engines are not solidly connected in

any manner. It would be possible if the engines were tied

together with a chain or a solid shaft. How can a synchronization

occur when they are started separately? The rear engine is

running when the front engine is dead still. With clutches between

the engines it is impossible to sync them.

The unique sound just happens when 16 cylinders are working

together.

Yep, the sound as the car passes can be recorded and manipulated

but there is no mechanical way we can change the sound

except dump nitro to them and that is not in the plans. Brief bursts

of 61% throttle occurred during the last run. There was more 40% -50%

than any other setting. Traction was the problem. 100% throttle

may change the volume.  If You want the full benefit just stand on

the down wind side as it passes. This car was not designed for nitro.

First thing is it doesn't carry enough fuel.

A cockpit AC unit comes before bigger fuel tanks.

Now that it has been mentioned, Les Davenport may do it.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2305 on: September 07, 2016, 11:15:46 AM »
The challenge now is to see if the new chutes that are to arrive today will fit in the tubes.

This will have to be known before the WoS trip.

Marlo intends to run WOS just to test the new chutes. Even a short course

will allow 300+ MPH and that is adequate to evaluate the chute characteristics.

Of course there is always the possibility that unexpected learning will occur.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2306 on: September 07, 2016, 06:46:52 PM »
Go to a link on Target 550 for a report about the new chutes. 

http://www.target550.com/news.html

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2307 on: September 07, 2016, 11:54:43 PM »
Check target550.com in the news section for the story of the chutes.

May not be posted before Thursday AM.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2308 on: September 08, 2016, 02:55:16 AM »
A new (that is to say, "new to us") video has been posted on the Target 550 YouTube channel.  Matthew Sanders of Phlewid Films made a video during the extensive photo session done in January 2014, and we have received permission to post it on our channel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBJRzdsWKss

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2309 on: September 29, 2016, 04:24:19 PM »
Go to Target 550 site for news:

http://www.target550.com/news.html
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