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Old 01-28-2008, 09:15 AM   #16
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Walk the track, that helps!!!

remember, when you feel you are driving slow, you are going fast!!!!
have fun and PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE
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Old 01-28-2008, 11:22 AM   #17
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I would recommend painting a very distintive color on the very front of the car. Nothing fancy, just a blotch of some kind right on the nose. This will help you see which way the car if facing easier.

Also, stick to the middle of the track until you get use to the layout.
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Old 01-28-2008, 11:37 AM   #18
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I have the same depth perception issue at the far side of one of my favorite tracks. The issue I find is that at the far side of the track, I've got a single viewing plane. Its a solid side shot of my buggy/truggy so I can't see where the buggy is in relation to the rest of the lane.

On some tracks this isn't a problem as the driver's stand is tall enough so you have at least a semi-look down view....

Try standing on something so you have a better look-down angle on your buggy/truggy...
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Old 01-28-2008, 12:07 PM   #19
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Going slow helps, but not if you're still crashing all the time. Just go at a pace you can handle without crashing. If there's a big jump that you can't do consistently, roll it. Try and avoid getting tangled up. In a class like 1/8 buggy if you can simply keep from crashing you'll move up lots of positions.

I like the idea of having a bright body. Pick a color that's not commonly used, most people use white or flourescent yellow for these purposes, but you might get confused if another car with that paint is on the track. I personally use flourescent green as that's not commonly used.
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Old 01-28-2008, 04:07 PM   #20
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I had a indoors race a few months ago. The organisation forgot about good ventilation so I ended up at the pit table and i didnt want to drive the track.
A men came up to me and asked me what was wrong and I stated that I didnt se my car at the back of the track. He told me to get a yelow ore white rare wing. So I did and it helped me a lot. Afterwards I kept my Yelow rear wing and I use it al the time.
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Make the front of the car like Yelow and mount a Yelow reare wing. This way U can se wat is the back and whats is the front. Even on a bright sunny day it workes fore me.

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Old 01-30-2008, 11:55 AM   #21
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i want to know how i can jump a jump with out fliping my buggy im just 15 year old kid looking for some advise on how to not flip my buggy when i jump cause it costing me to much to repair so if u have advise please let me know
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are you nosing up or nosing down? It helps to let off the throttle when you leave the jump, if you start to nose up, tap the breaks. If it noses down, gas it a bit more.

If that doesn't help adjust your shock preload to help level the car out.

if you want a more specific answer, I need more details on what your car does on and off the jump
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Old 01-30-2008, 01:31 PM   #23
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i want to know how i can jump a jump with out fliping my buggy im just 15 year old kid looking for some advise on how to not flip my buggy when i jump cause it costing me to much to repair so if u have advise please let me know
I seems to me that you are still on the gas when the front wheels are on the air already, this will make you flip everytime. It is important to learn to jump with the speed you get before the jump.

Another mistake is to apply the brakes when you are in the air.
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Another mistake is to apply the brakes when you are in the air.
Unless your nose is high. If the nose is too high while in the air, give it a LITE tap on the brakes & the nose will drop.
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Whoa it's like totally Deja-Vuu all over again. take the last 2 posts add them together, and you get what I said 3 posts ago. I'm just kidding with you guys.

Once youe get the science of jumping down you don't even think about it. but once in a while, you come across a jump that was pooply engineered, and it can screw you up. so you have to change your approach for the next time around.

My favorite jump is the one that has multiple lines that toss you in every other direction depending on what part you take off from.
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im lineing up to the jumps and i hit the gas and i land off the track and when im in the air im leting off the gas but i still flip it and it noise dives and im not even hiting the gas or the breaks when im in the air
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then put a little more load up front on your springs. Make it so theirs a bit more tension. and try blipping the gas a bit next time. what type of car do you have?
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:33 AM   #28
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i got a hyper seven buggy with a .27 motor in it it fast as hell i can be a really good racer with it if i can learn to drive it people are telling cause it can beat any car on the track
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Youll never make it racing with a .27 in it. You will use alot more fuel then anyone else on the track. Most buggies are only legal with RTR big blocks or .21 aftermarket engines. A race bred .21 will beat you every time no questions about it.
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