R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-15-2006, 08:00 PM   #31
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 206
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tornado_Racing
I have a solution. Go to Sam's Club Warehouse and venture back in the hardware/automotive section. Wander the isles until you find the spray can section. Pick you up a few cans of "Better Driver" and "Better Mechanic". Sam's has them available in a 6-pack.

When you get to the track spray your self heavily with the "Better Mechanic" and start wrenching away. When your ready to hit the track spray yourself with the can of "Better Driver". Don't over do it as you need to save a little extra for race time. Don't show your hand until you have to............


Disclaimer:
These products have been known to cause serious itching, rectal bleeding, frequent violent tempers, and in a few cases "big head" disorder. If you experience any of these conditions "continue using the sprays" and consult your doctor or local bar.

Just playin' around guys but on a serious note, I have always found playing video games has always helped me with hand/eye coordination. I usually spent all night playin' games and felt a bit sharper the next day racing.


TONY - That's to funny. Never a dull moment when you're around.

Thanks for the info, I'm on my way to SAM'S CLUB now!!!
Ruby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2006, 08:42 PM   #32
Tech Master
 
Chris Adams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Dallas,Texas
Posts: 1,003
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. McGoo
i feel ya ioxqq -

this past year i have improved tremendously in my driving abilities, but it now seems that "tremendous" improvement has come to a screeching halt - i don't feel like i am getting worse, but i sure don't feel like i am getting better right now.

i am at a point where it is now realizing it takes more than just good driving abilities (mine still aren't the best though) - it comes down to the extra mile you put in your setup to get that extra .1-.3 lap.

i asked a good buddy of mine where i need improvement - without hesitation he stated, my setup - i can usually "hang with him" but i can never beat him (unless he breaks)
I wonder who said that...? Hehe... Marc, you dont have to worry about that trench you are in. It will become shallow and you will get out soon. For a year and a half you are one of the best I have ever seen... I am on year four (off and on) and I am just now getting to where I want to be... Video games were my best friend when I was younger.
__________________
TEXASEOS.net, RcAmerica, Xray, Hudy, Protoform, Orca, Avid, 2mm Designs, Ulti Tires America

Texas EOS 2018!
Chris Adams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2006, 09:13 PM   #33
Tech Elite
 
andrewdoherty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: ★Wylie, TX★
Posts: 3,776
Trader Rating: 47 (100%+)
Default

Ohh ohhh . . oooohhh!! Get Diane in here quick!! All McGoo thread again!

Fix me next Chris. I need to be fixed! Fix me too!!
__________________
"Whether you think you can, or think you can't, you're right." -Henry Ford
"[Driving] Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration" -T.A. Edison
|◤Hobbywing◢|◤SpeedzoneUSA.com◢|◤Pro-One◢|
|◤ReflexRacing.net◢|◤Protoform◢|◤AVID R/C◢|
andrewdoherty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2006, 09:23 PM   #34
Tech Champion
 
Still Bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 7,236
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HarshGuy
That is the best damn sentence I have read in a while
My gawd! I had to check "a while" in my mega dictionary. Thought it was wrong; but, Harsh got it right...His usage is actually a noun.

I just have to go lay down for a while...
__________________
Constantly evolving CRC WGT and WGT-R/T...Carpet & Asphalt...All thanks to Team CRC.

And a pair of Associated B6 buggies for turf and clay tracks.
Still Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2006, 10:15 PM   #35
Tech Master
 
Chris Adams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Dallas,Texas
Posts: 1,003
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewdoherty
Ohh ohhh . . oooohhh!! Get Diane in here quick!! All McGoo thread again!

Fix me next Chris. I need to be fixed! Fix me too!!
Impossible.... Its definately not your car
__________________
TEXASEOS.net, RcAmerica, Xray, Hudy, Protoform, Orca, Avid, 2mm Designs, Ulti Tires America

Texas EOS 2018!
Chris Adams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2006, 01:23 AM   #36
Tech Apprentice
 
gofastrlbrown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Greenville, S.C.
Posts: 78
Send a message via Yahoo to gofastrlbrown
Default

It would probably surprise us all if we knew how much time those guys put into being the best. Watch videos of their races and see if there are any noticeable differences in how they corner and accelerate at different parts of he turn.
Go Fast
gofastrlbrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2006, 07:15 AM   #37
Tech Elite
 
HarshGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Roseville, CA
Posts: 3,379
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Still Bill
My gawd! I had to check "a while" in my mega dictionary.
You need a hobby my friend!
__________________
http://www.arroyoc.com
http://www.gearchart.com
http://www.weracemountainbikes.com
HarshGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2006, 10:34 AM   #38
Tech Champion
 
Still Bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 7,236
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HarshGuy
You need a hobby my friend!
What?!? Something without painting bodies or turning motors.

Underwater basket weaving?

See ya in Vegas amigo!
__________________
Constantly evolving CRC WGT and WGT-R/T...Carpet & Asphalt...All thanks to Team CRC.

And a pair of Associated B6 buggies for turf and clay tracks.
Still Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2006, 12:19 PM   #39
Tech Elite
 
HarshGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Roseville, CA
Posts: 3,379
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Still Bill
What?!? Something without painting bodies or turning motors.

Underwater basket weaving?

See ya in Vegas amigo!
No nothing wrong with that, but when you spend your time checking your "mega doctionary" for "a while" ....you need something to pass the time with

...yepo see ya in Vegas, when you guys showing up? ...our flight gets in at 1:00pm.
__________________
http://www.arroyoc.com
http://www.gearchart.com
http://www.weracemountainbikes.com
HarshGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2006, 07:57 AM   #40
Tech Elite
 
teamgp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Hampton/VA Beach USA
Posts: 2,089
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrBlack
For those wanting to break the "plato" they have found in there driving here are a couple of things I have seen work wonders for many to improve.

#1 Get a lap counter that gives emmediate feedback. This will tell you lap after lap if your going faster or slower. Sure you think you have the ideal line but the fact that your getting beat says otherwise. This will also help you smooth out your lines and become more concistant. if you cannot get a lap counter get a buddy to stand near you with a stopwatch and read out your laps to you as you try new lines and link up new transistion between apex's.

#2 Race at more then one track or or at least change the layout up from week to week running the same layout only teaches you to run that track and it becomes more of a rythim thing and once you get to a race and other cars are throwing off your rythim your done son. I personnally run a track weekly and notice when we went from having the same layout every week to changing it up everyone became better drivers almost over night.

#3 Race against drivers that are faster then you. Just following a faster driver will teach you instantly where you are loosing time.
I agree with this post and many others as well.

I would have to say that driving skill will bring you the majority of speed. I've witnissed top national drivers take an overstearing RTR onto the track and run a lap faster than most others with their A cars.

However, IMO the following break down of items are what separates the top drivers from everyone else:

* Throttle control (probably the most under appreciated and practiced for improvement)
* Steering control (does no good if you can't be patient with the trigger)
* Being able to adapt your driving style, lap after lap, to the current track conditions, car performance and traffic
* Understanding setup, or having a pit 'crew' that understands setup and does it for you (not hating here at all)
* Maximum voltage, torque and RPM
* The total car packages quality of parts and durability
* Regular, detailed and meticulous maintenance
__________________
Guy Hood
Sponsored by: Team XRAY / Team RC America / RB Products USA
/ Twister Tires USA / Maxy's Mods & Fuel / Parma PSE / Zubaks
Un-sponsored Shoutout: NexusRacing.com
*** 301 Raceway is my home away from Home ***
teamgp is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Home Improvement sale! (PICS) XXWoodmanXX R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 17 08-05-2008 09:08 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 08:54 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net