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Old 09-23-2008, 05:20 PM   #1
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just curious if anyone is using it with nitro vehicles, and some feedback
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:23 PM   #2
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No, I personally do not like the feel of a drag brake on an off-road car. On the other hand, I run a 15% drag on my touring car. Apples and oranges, though.
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:30 PM   #3
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just curious if anyone is using it with nitro vehicles, and some feedback

Almost every pro and semi-pro racer I've seen uses drag brake, but I have yet to try it. I would think it'd take a little 'adjustment' away from jumping.

Hopefully someone that uses it will chime in.
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If you are just learning to drive it could put a bandaid on some of your short comings .

However I think learning to drive without it and using the brake as needed will make you much better in the long run .

For me ......I go out every week and try to drive better ..............but I think "throttle/brake control is harder to get the hang of than steering .

If you let off the throttle in the middle of a jump with drag brake .....your car is going to nose drive ...........that is going to be annoying .............especially when you don't want it to do that .
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I use just a touch of drag brake on my 1/10th gas, none on my 1/8th buggy, and a lil bit on my 1/8th truggy.

I am using it on the 2 vehicles to help with turn in and to keep me from having to apply brakes and possibly apply to much brake. It is especially helpful to me on the 1/10th truck.
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i tried it once, but i kept having the feeling something was binding.... like a bearing or something. it did help to keep the nose down on some of the jumps that i tended to jump nose up. it also seemed to turn in a little better, but i couldn't shake the sensation of something being wrong, so i just went back to tapping the brakes when i needed and took all the drag out that i could.
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If you let off the throttle in the middle of a jump with drag brake .....your car is going to nose drive ...........that is going to be annoying .............especially when you don't want it to do that .
Yeah, it can be a hassle when you have drag brake and u don't have smooth throttle control.

At the moment, I have just taken all drag brake out of my eight, as I found it to be a real pain in the but. I tried it after a fellow racer suggested that I try it. I found that it also takes some throttle extension away from me, so I wasn't quite gettin full throttle
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Yeah, it can be a hassle when you have drag brake and u don't have smooth throttle control.

At the moment, I have just taken all drag brake out of my eight, as I found it to be a real pain in the but. I tried it after a fellow racer suggested that I try it. I found that it also takes some throttle extension away from me, so I wasn't quite gettin full throttle
The full throttle is all in your radio. Get familiar with what all the adjustments do. Without looking at your radio and car. I would say you were moving the Trim, vs moving the sub trim. either way your problem could have been solved by the end point adjustments or persentage of travel(EPA)
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i thought that drag brake was added by tightening the brake linkages rather than adjusting with your radio? Or can you use dead band adj. to get throttle response back?
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So you are moving neutral so the brakes don't drag on-throttle?
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