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Old 05-31-2013, 04:26 PM   #4741
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Do you really need a lot of brakes to turn these cars?
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Do you really need a lot of brakes to turn these cars?
You shouldn't even have to lift all the way if your car is set up right.
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Do you really need a lot of brakes to turn these cars?
That would depend more on the type of layout you are racing on more than anything else.
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On a technical carpet track, I almost never use my brakes on my VTA car. The car is set up well enough to never have to use them.

I actually had a major problem with oversteer. My car was hooking around corners like crazy.
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On a technical carpet track, I almost never use my brakes on my VTA car. The car is set up well enough to never have to use them.

I actually had a major problem with oversteer. My car was hooking around corners like crazy.
IMO....Doesnt sound like your car is setup that well if its oversteering and hooking like crazy. If you used your brakes entering the corner it would solve the oversteer issue if you are just blasting up to the corner and cranking the wheel to cause the oversteer. On smaller tigher tracks 9 times out of 10 the use of brakes is going to yeild faster lap times.
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IMO....Doesnt sound like your car is setup that well if its oversteering and hooking like crazy. If you used your brakes entering the corner it would solve the oversteer issue if you are just blasting up to the corner and cranking the wheel to cause the oversteer. On smaller tigher tracks 9 times out of 10 the use of brakes is going to yeild faster lap times.
I HAD an oversteer problem on my car. I fixed it by changing a bunch of setup stuff.

My car is set up right now to where I can almost go full throttle through every single corner all the way around. I don't go full throttle thought, bc on this layout, I've learned that its faster to take a tighter line slower. I don't use the brakes though.
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:55 PM   #4747
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Do you really need a lot of brakes to turn these cars?
Generally speaking, no. However, on our rather slick and high speed asphalt track that often has fast sections leading into tight corners, yes. Moreso if you're negotiating traffic and need to hold a particularly tight line.
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I don't see anywhere in the rules that one ways aren't allowed . Is anybody running them or is everyone agreeing not to because there's no braking and can lead to rough driving.
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I don't see anywhere in the rules that one ways aren't allowed . Is anybody running them or is everyone agreeing not to because there's no braking and can lead to rough driving.
A know for a fact a couple of the fast guys ran one ways at the USVTA nats in IL. I don't remember if they kept using them in the mains or if it was just something to try in qualifiers, but to answer your question. Yes, you can use them if you want.
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There has never been any restriction on running a one-way per the USVTA rules. Certain tracks may have or have had house rules that don't permit them. The reason most people don't run them is that it is hard to come by a track or layout where they actually work better than a spool or diff. What you gain from a one-way is easily lost in the lack of braking on the front wheels when you need it.

Even though I rarely use brakes in VTA, I found that it is the differential action that slows me down in the turns when I lift a little on the throttle. When I've run one-ways (I used to a lot), I've found that natural braking action isn't as effective and I do occasionally want to apply the brakes, which can cause the car to lose rear traction if not done very, very carefully. In this case, I usually use drag brake to do the braking for me rather than risk being inconsistent on the amount of brake being applied. It all boils down to too much work and the car is just easier to drive with a differential.
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from another thread...paging RobK

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New product release from McAllister Racing-

#295- 1970 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am VTA body- 1/10- 200mm

In 1970 Jerry Titus drove the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am in the Trans Am series that shared the same name. The body is one piece and comes with paint mask, overspray film, and head light decals.

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If approved, that will be popular !!
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What do you mean if? CSeils get a decal sheet ready! You're going to sell a lot of them.
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Hopefully it will force HPI to get one of their own out.

I thought Protoform was supposed to have something coming out too?
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