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Old 06-12-2011, 10:38 AM   #1
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This is going to sound kind of corny, but is it possible to work on my driving skills without actually going to the track? all the local tracks are at least a hour away and i am in finacial difficulties right now and will be lucky to race once a month. Anyway, my driving is pretty horrible and i would like to know if there is anything i could do to improve my driving without going to the track? I have a pretty big field next to my house, but it belongs to my landlord so making a track is kind of out of the question, but it does have alot of room and a lot of dirt.

i guess i could make some small portable ramps and get some cones or something?

it's like i am always rusty and don't seem to be making much progress, i feel like i will be stuck in sportsman class forever. it's real frustrating.
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:50 AM   #2
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Buy an xbox
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i have a playstation 3 and a wii, will this help me? How?
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Driving is driving. It just needs to be a realistic game. I found one for the x box. It's buggys and trophy trucks but the physics are very real. Its baja: edge of control. Its an old game but its a good one. My 3 yr old son even likes to play it in free style mode. Pair that with 55" of led perfection and it helps a little.
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very intresting, i will try it!
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There are no guarantees but why not
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There is also virtualRC. Although on road the physics are very good. Allows you to use your own transmitter. And can race online against others.

www.virtualrc.com/default.aspx
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could i use my real transmitter? or do i have to buy a trasmitter made special for that game?
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could i use my real transmitter? or do i have to buy a trasmitter made special for that game?
Yep. They make a USB dongle that plugs into your receiver. Trims, expos, endpoints, etc. All apply.
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Yep. They make a USB dongle that plugs into your receiver. Trims, expos, endpoints, etc. All apply.
wow. That sounds great!
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Nothing beats track time.
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Get a Losi Micro-T and build your own track in the room.
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Get a Losi Micro-T and build your own track in the room.
Best thing to do and its pretty fun as well.
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VRC For sure and a dongle


Yes its onroad-But will teach you to be very smooth and to hit your lines. And fiddle with setup to get the best out of your car. It has helped me wonder's-specially in winter months!
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Get mx vs atv. Either mx alive or reflex. It's off road and has lots of jumps. This will help your timing skills and ability to find lines threw jump sections. If you want the more RC experience use an atv in the game. This will help you to correct the vehicle in the air and line up corners. It's also one of the beat off road games out there.

The mx bs atv reflex can be found for around $20
The new mx bs atv alive is $40, you ask is the $20 worth it. I say reflex will suite you just fine.
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