Originally Posted by Paco1001
Hey Guys. Got to run my new f1r2 last night. I am pretty much running Aaron Lanes setup that's on the exotek page. I am running full sauce on the front tires but still very little turn in. I am running full Tamiya TCS tires all around. Any quick tips to get more steering? The last run of the night was pretty good but know where near I was hopping.
Hi I have a couple questions about your car so that I might be able to give you some ideas to try
-Carpet or asphalt?
-How much droop are you running on the main chassis to the rear pod?
-Are you looking for more initial steering, exit steering, or both?
-And by any chance do you know how much caster you're currently running?
Originally Posted by Quante
I'll definately put longer screws in, idd an easy fix and a good idea.
I'm also lacking steering mid corner, but its a lot better as I started. It seems as the rear spoiler is making too much downforce as the car gets worse when speeds go up.
I'm running the ride r1 tires they run at the races here, heard theybtend to understeer.
How are most running their ackerman angle? I noticed this did a lot.
My servo ackerman is just slightly forward on the servo. I am at work right now so i don't have pictures but I know for sure that I have a slight angle to mine. Changing the ackermam changes how much further the inside tire steers than the outer tire. I can be a small change but a very useful one in fine tuning a setup
One thing that I have stumbled onto and seen in testing and the wind tunnel is how much the rear wing height changes the cars handling. In a traditional a-arm style suspension, a rear wing pushes down on the car in a perpendicular plain to the ground. However with a direct drive car, the motion is now circular because it is rotating about the football with the axle as the center of the circle. So a higher wing will cause the middle of the car to lift and bind at higher speeds... the higher wing is leveraging the football up into the suspension more than a lower wing. On carpet you will find that the car is more consistent and has more grip with a lower wing than i higher one.