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Old 05-18-2011, 08:53 PM   #1591
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everything ok....i need some intense training from you ..just wanna get better in out of the turns
Point and squesee!!
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:55 PM   #1592
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:58 PM   #1593
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great advice
Theres only one way to drive an 1/8th scale, balls to the wall and pedal to the metal! If you try to finess it, they dont like it!
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:06 PM   #1594
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Theres only one way to drive an 1/8th scale, balls to the wall and pedal to the metal! If you try to finess it, they dont like it!
i will try that ..man i like this car ...thought about a 2nd brand but just going to stay with this one and do the evo upgrades
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:26 PM   #1595
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i will try that ..man i like this car ...thought about a 2nd brand but just going to stay with this one and the evo upgrades
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:03 PM   #1596
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Theres only one way to drive an 1/8th scale, balls to the wall and pedal to the metal! If you try to finess it, they dont like it!
In the spirit of good conversation, I would like to disagree with the very wise Nitrodude...... It is not a requirement to drive your 966 like you just stole it!

Here is what I see as the keys to being fast in 1/8...

1) get the car setup so it can carry maximum corner speed
2) do not drive with drag brake
3) set your push brake for the corner of the track that requires the most braking
4)Drive into the corner with full control, meaning brake early and keep the car pointed forward (you will be much faster if you slowly enter a corner versus severly overshooting the corner)
5) allow the car to do its job through the corner-be patient!
6) accelerate SMOOTHLY while exiting the corner-you will have more control of the car if you don't spin the tires, and you will also save fuel!

I know this style isn't for everyone, and would take some practice, but if you could make improvements in these 6 areas, I promise you will be faster.

Either way, best of luck when you hit the track!
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:30 PM   #1597
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One of the best things I ever did to help my 1/8 scale driving, was stand under the drivers stand and watch A-main drivers steering and throttle inputs. You can look at their eyes and tell what part of the track they're on and what they are doing radio wise to manage that part of the track. First thing I learned is most were using very small steering inputs..... I at the time was cranking the wheel lock to lock. This told me I had some work to do on my car setup including some of the radio equipment I was using. Second thing I noticed was how much half and even quarter throttle was being used in places I thought were full pin. Half throttle can get you around some parts of a track just as fast a full and save tire and fuel in the process. I still to this day watch drivers on the driving stand, you can learn a lot!!
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:42 PM   #1598
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some of the stuff you said is true but every 1/8 driver i see in the main drive the hell out it like they stole it
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:01 PM   #1599
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some of the stuff you said is true but every 1/8 driver i see in the main drive the hell out it like they stole it
Despite what you think you are seeing Scott Is one of the usual A Main drivers and if you heed Bob Ingersol's observations what you see from a distance might not be what is really happening on the drivers stand.
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In the spirit of good conversation, I would like to disagree with the very wise Nitrodude...... It is not a requirement to drive your 966 like you just stole it!

Here is what I see as the keys to being fast in 1/8...

1) get the car setup so it can carry maximum corner speed
2) do not drive with drag brake
3) set your push brake for the corner of the track that requires the most braking
4)Drive into the corner with full control, meaning brake early and keep the car pointed forward (you will be much faster if you slowly enter a corner versus severly overshooting the corner)
5) allow the car to do its job through the corner-be patient!
6) accelerate SMOOTHLY while exiting the corner-you will have more control of the car if you don't spin the tires, and you will also save fuel!

I know this style isn't for everyone, and would take some practice, but if you could make improvements in these 6 areas, I promise you will be faster.

Either way, best of luck when you hit the track!
+1 Scott
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:54 PM   #1601
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Despite what you think you are seeing Scott Is one of the usual A Main drivers and if you heed Bob Ingersol's observations what you see from a distance might not be what is really happening on the drivers stand.
i agree with scott was just kidding about the drive it like you stole it but my thing is i just need time on the track & get use to cornering plus i need to losen the rear alittle ...trying to get car to slide just a bit
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+1 Scott
+2 Matt
-1 Scott
+4 Rick
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-2 Bobby Blazer, for agreeing with Scott

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Here is what I see as the keys to being fast in 1/8...
(#7: You don't need to post everytime if you can share this much in a single one!)

Thanks a lot! Thumbs up!
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just picking on a rookie driver
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just picking on a rookie driver
Oh, hell, I pick on everybody

I especially like the silk scarf wearing super-racers and their entourage(s). Me, I'm just a coattail rider...still luvs ya Scott & Rick
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