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Old 05-06-2019, 01:56 PM
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Can some please tell me how drag brake affects the car? What is the usual amount to set? Does it make the car easier to drive?
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it slows the car. When throttle go to zero. Was created to simulate the brushed motor feeling. Useless now for me. Could be interesting in pancar classes.
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Not everyone likes it or uses it, it's very much user preference, it simulates mechanical resistance that the brushed motors have so if you like to lift and coast / roll through corners rather than hard onto brakes it can be useful.

Personal preference

I use it (a fair bit actually) but not many others do where I race.
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Most in the group I raced F1 with used it. I’ve never tried it under racing conditions in 1/10.

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Originally Posted by DanSriratana View Post
Hi,
Can some please tell me how drag brake affects the car? What is the usual amount to set? Does it make the car easier to drive?
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Generally faster the car/motor turn the more drag brake you normally use to get the car slowed down so that it turns in to corners.
As mentioned before, it's a personal preference thing and is more use for corner entry/mid-corner.
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In my experience and drive style, generally the lower the grip the more drag brake I use. I use 0 on black carpet, 10-25% on asphalt.
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He runs 21.5 TC on outdoor asphalt
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not familiar with these snail-slow classes that are solely designed to make Ernie richer every day, but my guess is that with such little hp you want to carry as much speed as possible in the corner as it's so painfully sluggish to get any speed out of that slogger once out... so I'd say no drag brake...But then again what do I know...
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Thanks for the replies. Yes I'm running 21.5, and was just wondering what the normal setting is. At the moment my esc is set to 0 and wanted to know if it makes it easier to drive if I set the drag brake high.
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I would go for the drag brake option as you want to keep as cornerspeed as possible...
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Thanks for the replies. Yes I'm running 21.5, and was just wondering what the normal setting is. At the moment my esc is set to 0 and wanted to know if it makes it easier to drive if I set the drag brake high.
go by feel and go with what gives you the fastest laps, some outdoor tracks I used 20-25% up to 38% but like I said go by what feels good to you
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not familiar with these snail-slow classes that are solely designed to make Ernie richer every day, but my guess is that with such little hp you want to carry as much speed as possible in the corner as it's so painfully sluggish to get any speed out of that slogger once out... so I'd say no drag brake...But then again what do I know...
13.5 is way too much motor for beginners. That's why we have 21.5 as our sportsman class.
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13.5 is way too much motor for beginners. That's why we have 21.5 as our sportsman class.
we have sponsored guys on yokomo and xray deals in 21.5 here remember? Beginners?
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