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Old 10-06-2003, 01:54 AM   #1
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On my KO Presto, I can change the frequenzy (high/low) and the amount.

The Manual mention something about first finding the max-brake level by limiting brake throw. Then adjust ABS.

But what's the point, should the brake throw afterward be adjusted to more brake throw, thus being more effective than just limit the brake throw? The manual aint very clear about this, can someone please clarify?
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Don't have that system, but I imagine it wants you to set the brake (with the ABS off), so the wheels are just locking up. Then set the ABS to adjust the feel of the brakes when you pull all the way back on the stick. I don't actually know anyone who seriously uses the ABS system on their radio - I don't think it would be that effective compared to a true sensored ABS system in a full-size car - all it does is pulse the servo back from maximum - and a well adjusted standard brake should do the job just as well.
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I agree it's not as effective as a sensored system. But running a one-way, it can be an advantage. Usually I dont brake, but from time to time, there's a crash in front of you...
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Personally I would just leave the braking on the non-ABS settting, and set the brake up (either with the speedo program or with the handset), so you can pull fully on the brake and steer into a corner, without the tail skipping out more than you want. That will be just as effective, if not more effective, than the handset ABS.
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I have ABS setup on my R1 for 3 different cars, and it works great. It is nice to nail the brakes on any car that has a 1 way in and actually brake somewhat in control.
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I agree it's not as effective as a sensored system. But running a one-way, it can be an advantage. Usually I dont brake, but from time to time, there's a crash in front of you...

I have asked a few sponsored guys with the same radio about using ABS but they don't understand or feel the need to use it.

The manual leaves a bit to be desired when explaining this concept. The easiest way to understand each function of ABS is the hands-on approach. Take a servo that is not mounted in anything and with a horn attached (perferibly not the round one), plug it into channel 2. Use a receiver pack or 4 cells and plug it into the Batt port. Start fiddling with the ABS features. You can see the throw, speed and how it will oscellate for you by watching the horn. It cleared up the grey area for me. I still don't use it but eventually I might after testing it some.

Take some notes and try it on the track. The nice thing about ABS is you can turn it on or off with one of your buttons, even in the middle of a race.

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ABS settings on transmitters are rumoured to foul up ESCs... True/False?
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Thanks for the tip, coop.

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I have two of these radios and love them. The ABS is one of my favorite features, as I can lay on the brakes hard with either a pan car or a one-way equipped sedan and not have to worry about wiping out. The way I set my ABS is as follows:

I set the Brake to -1..this activates the ABS. A Higher negative number, -6 for example, increases how fast the ABS "Pulses" when you hit the brakes.

I turned the brake ATV all the way down and gradually increased it until the wheels began to lock up under braking, and backed them off a few clicks.

I am looking forward to picking up a Helios, as I've used KO radios for 2-3 years. Great people, great customer service, great products.
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