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Old 10-03-2009, 07:30 PM   #1
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Default D box in a off road?

Anyone ever put a drift box in their off road nitro? Some one was talking about it just thought it was a bit wierd to do.
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Works great in slash'es

keeps fishtailing to a minuimum
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responds too slow to give a competitive advantage. I won't complain if anyone chooses to use it.

Someone tried a Helicopter gyro. It helped the car go straight if you wanted to go straight but was useless to correct for fishtailing because its has to be set to ignore steering imputs larger than 1/4 to work without impedeing your driving stlye. Your steering more than that on corner exit.


Michael Shumacher (F1 God) said it best. Something like: computers and traction control can help, but make the car harder to drive because you have to anticipate when the computer or traction control kicks in.
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Something like: computers and traction control can help, but make the car harder to drive because you have to anticipate when the computer or traction control kicks in.
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I use a cheap gyro in my t4... it only has a "reverse", and "gain" settings

you lose some on throttle steering, but will help with spining.
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This is what I figured thanks
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i'm old school..i use the Bo & Luke Duke method "slide,glide,drift & plenty of air time
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Didn't GM electronics make a speed control with a gyro in it back in the 90's? They were banned I thought. Seems like a good idea for a low traction car like a Slash.
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I think useing one is a bad idea. You should learn to
control the car yourself. Being able to control the
steering and throddle input with no help from a gyro
will make you a better driver. They can also work
against you if you have to spin the car to avoid
crash, I've seen that happen with on-road drifters.
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People liked them in the baja b5 but dont think it will work in 1/8 due to the snappyness of the 1/8 design.
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