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Old 10-20-2006, 01:12 AM   #1
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I am finding it difficult to alter my way of thinking about driving the RC electric Touring Car away from roadracing motorcycles. And it is making driving a bit difficult (and I hope it does not hurt my roadracing).

Sure there are a lot of similarities but there are a lot of differences too. What are your thoughts?

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I did many years ago. The same principles apply going around the track, although I find r/c a little easier to recover from. What kinda differences are you talking about?


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One of my other hobbies is track days on the GSXR (Pacific Raceway, PIR, and Spokane). I enjoy both equally.
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It's the same in real life also, driving a car through a turn and a motorcycle are very different. Besides a little trail braking you have to do all your braking before a turn on a bike, with a car you can be fast braking into the turn...
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Old 10-20-2006, 12:55 PM   #5
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Besides a little trail braking you have to do all your braking before a turn on a bike, with a car you can be fast braking into the turn...
Not completly true... in bike racing you want to keep your forks in compression so that you have the best turn-in (smallest rake) and most weight on your front tire. In most cases (tighter turns - not sweepers), you are trail-braking right to the apex and using smooth on-throttle power out. Letting off the brake too quickly - or too early unsettles the bike and takes away steering. Watch Valentino Rossi or Nicky Hayden in a turn, the back of their bikes almost leave the ground... and not just in the entry point - also right up to the apex.

As for the difference, yes, I do race my bike on the track and I have found that some of the principles apply - except braking. Imagine going through the turns the same as you do on your bike, except without braking unless its a really sharp (i.e. 90-deg) and you want to use brakes to keep speed right to the apex.

Entry speed, Turn-in, Apex, and Exit principles all apply. You can still break your turn into 4 points in RC - they just happen a heck of alot faster.

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I am finding it difficult to alter my way of thinking about driving the RC electric Touring Car away from roadracing motorcycles. And it is making driving a bit difficult (and I hope it does not hurt my roadracing).

Sure there are a lot of similarities but there are a lot of differences too. What are your thoughts?

cheers, Katsu
about the same principles, at least you dont break as many bones I raced about 10 years ago , I races the CCS before I turned pro then it happen one good crash and 4 surgeries later, I got a r/c car.

If you want to improve your roadracing start racing dirt tracks , there is nothing in the world that is as much fun as outbraking someone into a corner sliding the rear wheel and passing them in the inside (asphalt ofcourse)
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about the same principles, at least you dont break as many bones I raced about 10 years ago , I races the CCS before I turned pro then it happen one good crash and 4 surgeries later, I got a r/c car.

If you want to improve your roadracing start racing dirt tracks , there is nothing in the world that is as much fun as outbraking someone into a corner sliding the rear wheel and passing them in the inside (asphalt ofcourse)
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you mean supermotard? dirt bike with slicks!!
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you mean supermotard? dirt bike with slicks!!
Bahhh TOmato TAmato....



But yes I meant Supermotard
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I do trackdays on my RC51... completely different method of trackriding and R/C racing. I go all out on the R/C track and much more careful on the racetrack. I'm not very good at either but, I sure enjoy both hobbies! Check out the link below for pics and stuff.



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I do trackdays on my RC51... completely different method of trackriding and R/C racing. I go all out on the R/C track and much more careful on the racetrack. I'm not very good at either but, I sure enjoy both hobbies! Check out the link below for pics and stuff.

http://www.lowaltitudepilots.com/php...opic.php?t=116
hey those knee pucks look brand new! how about a scrape or 2
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hey those knee pucks look brand new! how about a scrape or 2
never said I was good... but, there are a few more scrapes on the pucks since these were taken a few months ago
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