Originally posted by racenut123
Thats funny you mentioned the elevation changes.We sometime race at Sheldons Hobbies in the back parking lot.They have an uphill elevation change that dumps you back down onto the front straight/sweeper.Its like a sling shot coming down onto the straight and I have seen many cars self destruct slamming into the timing tower because they push coming down hill will your in the sweeper section.Its cool!
You see? That's what I'm talking about! You see, on your typical, flat courses, I'd say 75% is pretty much setup at the beginning of tweaking for the heats. After the first heat, you make minor adjustments; spur/pinion, tires, and occasionally, motor changes. I don't ever remember doing a suspension setup, personally. I can place a wager that some of you racers never make such changes when you travel to different tracks.
When I was racing at Fantasy World and Tacoma R/C Raceway (ones outdoor asphalt, the other indoor carpet), my suspension setup never changed. But I can bet you that I'll be swapping springs and adjusting suspension settings ( camber, caster, akerman, and ride height) if the track had variable grade and surface conditions.