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Old 10-26-2007, 03:30 PM   #1
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I got ambitious and started taking my gas truck off a ramp for the first time today. After learning the hard way not to stop gunning the throttle after take-off, I began to get the hang of it. I was trying to experiment to find the cleanest way to land. A few times I heard a nasty glitch from my gears when I landed.

What is the rule of thumb for going off a jump, try and maintain the speed (speed is wrong, RPMs maybe?) you took off at?
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You can control your rc when its in the air by using the throttle.If your front end is in the nose diving position you can pin the throttle to raise the front end up.If your front end is nose up you can tap the back brake to bring it back down...........I usually let off the gas right after I clear the jump.Depending on how the car reacts, depends on how I react..All I can say is practice practice practice......
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SHINY SIDE UP!! LOL. JK. On the race track as the vehicle (1/8th scale) lifts off the jump face I slowly let off the throttle so it lands front tires first on the down side, or all 4 tires on a flat landing. With my GT2 I have to let off the throttle before it takes off and stand on the brakes while it's in the air. It's a whole lot different than 1/8 scale.
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the thing that works for me is i keep the trigger where it is when i start jumping off while im in the air.
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But if you built a quarter pipe shaped jump that shoots straight up,...well.. I think you're at the mercy of the RC gods.
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Yes 8th scale is different for 10th scale.I race both truggy and buggy and must say they jump on there own...10th scale is a little different.....as for the gt2 I know a lot of people that have a problem whith keeping the front end down........
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the firestorm has a problem with keping the front end up. no idea why, it's weight distribution is like a wheely king!
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Coming from oval racing to offroad, jumping was the hardest thing. Fortunately, my cen likes to nose dive, so it's easy to just stay on the throttle to correct, occasionally it'll be nose high and a quick tap on the brakes brings the nose down. When learning to jump, having spares is the key.
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It also makes a difference in the way you leave the ramp/jump. which is a handy tip to know, as in if you have problems with nose diving no matter how much throttle you give it in the air try leaving the ramp with a bit more gas than you would normally use. it becomes second nature after a while remeber the bigger the jump the more reaction time you have in the air. some makes or offroaders are more responsive in the air than others.
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try hit the part of the ramp that looks the most 'perfect', as if it is rounded like a speed bumb then you will definatley go nose down it should be curved concavely and be relativley smooth.
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just punch it!
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But if you built a quarter pipe shaped jump that shoots straight up,...well.. I think you're at the mercy of the RC gods.
exept for quarter pipes
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If you have a real nose-diving problem, you need more pack in your front shocks: smaller piston holes and thinner oil. Or if you want to make it easier just change to a bit thicker oil, but it will affect other things too.

Once in the air, you can help the nose go up by tapping on the throttle.

Land flat on the landing surface (be it horizontal or down hill) and without throttle, so you won't force the gears. Use throttle once you are safelly landed.
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